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Merit 1/18 Huey

Post by B-29 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:09 am

Looked on Facebook this morning and saw that aviatornut posted this photo of an upcoming Huey: http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-a ... 7742_o.jpg Looks to be a 174th AHC Huey Frog. Glad to see the Huey is finally being released, but kind of disappointed that its not a UH-1D. Nevertheless, it's great to see a Huey.
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Re: Merit 1/18 Huey

Post by cjg476 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:14 am

I agree I had seen it too. I hope we see a whole line of new hueys. I wonder what price will be?
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Re: Merit 1/18 Huey

Post by aferguson » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:30 am

ah, phooey..
i never met an airplane i didn't like...

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Re: Merit 1/18 Huey

Post by parrish333 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:47 am

Looks VERY close to the 21C Huey - maybe they got rights to the mold? Granted, could be a new tooling and it just looks the same b/c they both represent the same subject matter in 1:18 - but that would beg the question - WHY RELEASE THE SAME UH-1C GUNSHIP THAT 21C DID?!?!

Well anyhow, great for those newer to the hobby, but a UH-1D model seemed like a no-brainer to please ol' time collectors and newbies alike.

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Re: Merit 1/18 Huey

Post by Jolly Roger » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:40 pm

Hopefully it's not 160$.

That's about 60$ worth of plastic on that mold.
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Re: Merit 1/18 Huey

Post by YT » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:30 pm

Glad to see you a Huey, wouldn't have been my first choice, but if it's cheap, I'll buy one or two!
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Re: Merit 1/18 Huey

Post by dragon53 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:28 pm

Comparing the photo to my 21st Century Heavy Hog gunship, it looks like the Merit Hog is a repaint.....without pilot figures.

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Re: Merit 1/18 Huey

Post by pickelhaube » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:14 pm

I am thinking the same price as the new Black Hawks.

$160 ish.

Unfortunately more expensive than the original prices .

But still cheaper than e-bay prices :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Merit 1/18 Huey

Post by Black_Dragon_One » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:26 pm

aferguson wrote:ah, phooey..
ditto that
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Re: Merit 1/18 Huey

Post by cuatroboca » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:20 pm

reminds me of the bf1942 huey hog

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Re: Merit 1/18 Huey

Post by tderespino » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:16 pm

looks like somebody took a hoghead made a mold and melted some plastic. Back when they were $39 I cut 2 up and made a long cab HU1-D I wll try to post a pic...t

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Re: Merit 1/18 Huey

Post by tderespino » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:29 pm

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Re: Merit 1/18 Huey

Post by The_Helicopter_Pilot » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:01 am

tderespino wrote:Image
How much you want for it? haha
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Re: Merit 1/18 Huey

Post by AMERICAN_GRENADIER » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:31 am

im always happy to see anything in 1/18
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Re: Merit 1/18 Huey

Post by jorod74 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:52 pm

i will be on the lookout to get another 1:18 Huey, but i hope not at nearly $200.
$60 or so, fine.

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Re: Merit 1/18 Huey

Post by Jay » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:55 pm

Aviatornut left a comment on facebook regarding a rrp of $100.
"you get in a steep dive in this thing and you've got almost no maneuvarabilty at all. You couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with the broad side of another barn"

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Re: Merit 1/18 Huey

Post by Jolly Roger » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:12 am

100$, I'll take two.
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Re: Merit 1/18 Huey

Post by Grognard » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:46 am

$100 bucks is an OK price point. I got mine for $90 at a trade show. They have been running around $200+ on e-bay but I noticed noone is bitting at that price now. guess they are waiting to see how things work out with the Merit version.

Now if someone would get a cobra back on the market.

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Re: Merit 1/18 Huey

Post by dragon53 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:36 am

The trend for 1/18 appears to be new models with no figures. There's a market for new pilots for the new 1/18 models.....if someone decides to cash in on it.

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Re: Merit 1/18 Huey

Post by NWarty » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:43 am

Heck, I'd been in for one since I don't currently own a Huey.

But...paint needs to be well done. In my opinion, the old 21C Huey's looked a bit cartoonish.

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Re: Merit 1/18 Huey

Post by Dauntless » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:51 am

Would have preferred a regular OD Air Cavalry version instead of the gunship shark mouth hog, but hey not knocking one with all the bells and whistles they can possibly put on it.

To each their own.

No pilots, same 21stC mold, probably pass on it if it's north of $100.
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