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 Author  Topic: MRC/Merit announce 1/48 PT kits for 2014...
Pat Hutchens

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Oddly enough, they are announcing kits of PT-596 and PT-109. Merit is basically a Trumpeter product, which can sometimes be good, sometimes be bad. But for those with little room for displaying their ships, these may fit the bill.

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David Waples

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Amazing. Nice scale though. 1/48 is still pretty big.
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Hopefully they won't be the same mouldings for both.

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David Waples

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Probably some Chinese reverse engineering going on here. I heard back from my friends at Italeri. They were not aware of it. This kit may never happen.
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Sounds like they plan to do a pantoengraving of the 1/35 kit to smaller 1/48 molds. In other words smaller scale pirated copies of the Italeri kits.

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David Waples

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I don't think of Merit as pirating other companies products. They really do nice work. It's going to be interesting to see their releases of these two boats.
Dave

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The PT Boats are really great news but what Im happy to see are the display cases toward the bottom of the catalog..


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Trust me display cases can get costly Bob. I have them for all of my PT Boat Models and Diorama's, but you have to have them. Not sure what the cost will be for them, but good to know.



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Trust me display cases can get costly Bob. I have them for all of my PT Boat Models and Diorama's, but you have to have them. Not sure what the cost will be for them, but good to know.



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David Waples

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Wow, those are some big cases! I'm going to have to check those out! Great idea with all the 1/200 capital ships out there.
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