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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by Axis Nightmare » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:25 am

You guys are probably running up the price with your excited responses. :lol:

The feelers are probably out to see how much people are willing to pay. 8) :wink:
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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by Jnewboy » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:03 am

pickelhaube wrote:I am hoping that the price point will be cheaper.

The Dauntless is a much larger plane than the 190.

I am hoping / wishing for around $ 100-$125.

Of course $39.94 would be better but we will NEVER SEE THOSE PRICES AGAIN. :cry: :cry: :cry:
Unlike your resin builds, the price per unit will most likely hing on the number produced. Concerns like size and detail play a part but not like production numbers. The less they make the more we will pay. Anyone have any idea as to how many Dauntless were built? The good thing the butcher bird has going for it (and may be why they chose it) is that it is very popular and can have many paint options so hopefully the fact that they chose it is an indicator that this run will be much larger.

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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by snake » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:56 pm

FW 190A would be a great move, both from a collector and financial standpoint.

And to have Merit do this, after there fantastic Dauntless, gives me hope that this will be a great 1/18 release.

So many pilots and schemes that could be done, much like the Me 109, or the Mustang.

The 21C Dora was a bit of a disappointment, but this A model, if done well, would be bringing the 1/18 to a new level. And keeping the scale going.

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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by Ara » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:29 am

190A was a childhood favorite in the old 1/48 Monogram days so I am considering this in 1/18. My decision will be on how the scheme looks.
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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by pickelhaube » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:32 am

Ara wrote:190A was a childhood favorite in the old 1/48 Monogram days so I am considering this in 1/18. My decision will be on how the scheme looks.

The old Monogram 190 was the first plastic kit I ever built.

I put it together fixed the decals and hung it from my ceiling.

No paint !! :D
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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by Ara » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:44 pm

Hi Pickel^^^. Good story. You must have loved building it. The Monogram 190 inspired me to no end... I fitted mine with every extra they put in that kit, underwing guns, the bomb, the tropical filters. I also mixed and matched the coolest decals, oh, the good old days.

The 1/18 version will hopefully capture some of that Youth Magic. I will take it from wherever it comes.
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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by Folkwulfe » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:53 pm

Remember the old Gullows balsa FW-190? Built one so many years ago....probably before alot of you were born. Largest scale model I could find and I didn't care that it was tissue-covered. Hung from the ceiling of my room all through puberty and was lost in storage after I joined the Army after graduating high school....never to be seen again. I built many plastic models in all kinds of scales from 1/72nd to 1/24th...all the FW-190A's...couldn't stand the long nosed "D" much. When 21C came out with it though, I snatched up one of every version I could find....still have several too. Could you tell by my avatar that I kinda like the "Butcher Bird"?
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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by Dauntless » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:30 pm

Would have preferred a P-40E Warhawk but this is a good choice.

Speculate on the scheme?

Hermann Graf had the most colorful if not clown like and kinda gawdy, but cool.
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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by Mad Sam » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:12 am

I would agree with the Graf scheme being a strong candidate, or perhaps one of the JG54 Green and brown camo aircraft.
Very happy the A is being done anyway.

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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by King O' Fools » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:16 pm

The Dauntless is a very nicely detailed model indeed, but some people mentioned that it was a pre-assembled and pre-painted Trumpeter kit (or based on an original Trumpeter kit at any rate). This upcoming release, provided it comes to fruition, will be an all-new prototype/mold designed and produced from scratch, which most likely means the final MSRP will be set accordingly. Hopefully, the price tag will be under or around $180, but I wouldn't be surprised to learn that it ends up retailing for $200 or more, depending on the initial production run and how many repaints they expect to release going forward.

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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by tmanthegreat » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:25 pm

...and here we go again :roll:

I think its well understood that this will be an expensive aircraft, all things considered. No more $40 FW-190s. Until more info comes from Merit, its not much use speculating on the costs.

The paint scheme will be something to speculate about, though. Merit will likely go with something pretty standard or with a bit of historical significance, just like they did with the Dauntlesses. With those we got aircraft identified with key battles and which looked like a run-of-the-mill aircraft from their period. I'm not too wild about that Hermann Graf shceme showed above and would desire something more subdued. After all the 21c Hermann Graf Bf-109s sold very poorly at retail :wink:
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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by King O' Fools » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:59 pm

tmanthegreat wrote:...and here we go again :roll:

I think its well understood that this will be an expensive aircraft, all things considered. No more $40 FW-190s. Until more info comes from Merit, its not much use speculating on the costs.

The paint scheme will be something to speculate about, though. Merit will likely go with something pretty standard or with a bit of historical significance, just like they did with the Dauntlesses. With those we got aircraft identified with key battles and which looked like a run-of-the-mill aircraft from their period. I'm not too wild about that Hermann Graf shceme showed above and would desire something more subdued. After all the 21c Hermann Graf Bf-109s sold very poorly at retail :wink:
Ha, ha. 1/18 scale FW-190s for $40. You so funny! :lol:

Seriously, I don't think anyone here has suggested these should retail for $40 or anything resembling that price point. But you already know that. :wink:

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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by Mitch » Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:32 pm

Ara wrote:190A was a childhood favorite in the old 1/48 Monogram days so I am considering this in 1/18. My decision will be on how the scheme looks.
The problem I will have is not necessarily deciding what paint scheme(s)...but HOW MANY DO I BUY! :lol: FW190 is probably one of the best looking WWII planes imo

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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by snake » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:21 pm

Agree with Tman. Lets not start speculating on the cost, at least until we get more info, and maybe pics. Should be cheaper than the Dauntless though.

So many schemes, and pilots that could be done. Almost endless. Think they should go with some famous aces, obviously.

About the only FW scheme that I don't really like is the desert camo.

Do like them with the theater fuselage band, and some colour on the tail the best, but even a plain jane camo mottling camo would be fine.


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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by DocTodd » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:40 pm

This will be a good addition to the scale.
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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by Jnewboy » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:42 pm

I agree Snake and Tman, no point in speculation, just hope this is for real at this point :lol:

I have no doubt that they will chose some version of the classic Black Eagle design like this one: (though this is an A8)

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We wont see this one but how cool of a custom would it be! 8)

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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by Dauntless » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:01 am

tmanthegreat wrote:.

The paint scheme will be something to speculate about, though. Merit will likely go with something pretty standard or with a bit of historical significance, just like they did with the Dauntlesses. With those we got aircraft identified with key battles and which looked like a run-of-the-mill aircraft from their period. I'm not too wild about that Hermann Graf shceme showed above and would desire something more subdued. After all the 21c Hermann Graf Bf-109s sold very poorly at retail :wink:
Yeah I got one of those clown nose 109's. I could have bought quite a few more. Shoulda coulda woulda now. :?
What was it with Graf and his gawdy planes? :lol:

On the other hand, one of the the most sought after FW-190's in 1:72 is the Dragon Herman Graf.

I like the black nosed one in Jnew's third pick myself, but also like the last 1:32 FW-190 scheme 21stC put out which was the subdued "Black 2"

I expect they'll knock our socks off with whatever they come up with I'm hoping.
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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by [email protected] » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:41 pm

pickelhaube wrote:
Ara wrote:190A was a childhood favorite in the old 1/48 Monogram days so I am considering this in 1/18. My decision will be on how the scheme looks.

The old Monogram 190 was the first plastic kit I ever built.

I put it together fixed the decals and hung it from my ceiling.

No paint !! :D
It is interesting. Tony of our company also said the Monogram FW-190A was also his first model kit.

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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by NWarty » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:30 pm

I'm MOST DEFINITELY IN on this one. I've waited and waited for a reasonably priced A model for years. WOOHOO!!

Do this scheme Merit and you'll make some very happy customers
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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by Mitch » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:15 pm

NWarty wrote:I'm MOST DEFINITELY IN on this one. I've waited and waited for a reasonably priced A model for years. WOOHOO!!

Do this scheme Merit and you'll make some very happy customers
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I've got to agree on this paint scheme...CLASSIC FW190!

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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by 456THBG » Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:00 am

I'm definitely in on this one...Like many of you, the "A" version has always been my favorite & to me, one of the sharpest looking of all WWII fighter aircraft!
Price will be what it will be - Paint scheme will be what it will be...Regardless, it's the only way I'll get to ever own an "A" version in 1/18th scale...

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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by tmanthegreat » Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:10 pm

I like the looks of that Wurmheller FW-190A. Its both standard-looking, but flashy in its own right. Something along those lines would be the way for Merit to go, I think.

On the issue of price, I think we can all rest assured that the Merit model will be much cheaper than the Skyworks version - by a few hundred dollars - and look all the better 8)
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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by Jnewboy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:01 am

I just got a PM from a board member saying that there is no Fw-190 coming from Merit and instead it is a jet... :evil: :x :evil: :x

Is this true????

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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by Black_Dragon_One » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:48 pm

Jnewboy wrote:I just got a PM from a board member saying that there is no Fw-190 coming from Merit and instead it is a jet... :evil: :x :evil: :x

Is this true????

:x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x

no no it is a jet fw-190 panted pink...:) :)
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Re: merit to release 1/18 Gr.FW-190 A-5 in 2013

Post by pickelhaube » Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:46 am

It will be another F-86.

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