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Started by sideshowbob9, October 15, 2009, 04:32:27 AM

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sideshowbob9

Does any body know if any manufacturer has ever made a P4M Mercator or A-14/18 Shrike? I suspect it's a long shot but thought I'd ask.

The Rat

Well, a Mercator can be found here, but it's expensive. Insert 'shrike' into his search box and you'll get some hits too, with different designation numbers.
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kitnut617

But it would be a bit cheaper if you went direct to Combat Models.

http://www.combatmodels.us/
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sideshowbob9

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QuoteDetails included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished.
Quote$105.00

What?!! MAY contain? I don't think I'm that desparate to part with my money!  :blink:

The Combat Models one is a bit more like it. Do any pics of their models exist somewhere online?

Apparently LF Models used to do a A-18 so I'll keep an eye out for one on ebay (you never know).

While I'm here, does anyone know if there is a ventral bulge from a Supermarine Attacker available in 1/72. I know Classic Airframes do one on their 1/48. It doesn't necessarily have to be Attacker-specific, just reminiscent thereof.

^ Thanks for your replies guys.


Thorvic

http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?FULL=LF72076 LF A Curtis Shrike II

http://modelingmadness.com/scotts/korean/preview/np/72002.htm Nostalgic Plastic had Anigrand do one for them last year but i suspect its now sold out
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kitnut617

The RCM kits are the Combat Models kits, the company is called Roberts Combat Models now because the original owner died  (I think) and this fellow Roberts bought the whole shebang.  But why Old Model Kits sells them at the prices he shows I don't know.
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sideshowbob9

Thanks for the info guys.

In all honesty, the P4M looks to be out of my pay (and skill) bracket. The A-18 in the Hannants link would look to be as well.

On the plus side, that pic of the Shrike in the link has provided me with some inspiration. The tail of the Shrike seems very reminiscent of the B-17B/C to me. Maybe I could do a scale-o-rama thingy and bash a B-17B and some Blenheim wings into a developed, beefed-up Shrike? At least until I have the £ for the real thing  ;D

Quote.....a ventral bulge from a Supermarine Attacker....

I've found that Airwaves do pretty much what I'm after. Can anyone direct me to a website or somesuch that sell 'em?