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Re: Merit 1/48 Elco PT boats
Merit is basically an importing company. They contracted Trumpeter/Hobby Boss to tool the molds, do the injection molding, make the instructions, and the packaging. So...the "Merit" Elco was actually a Trumpeter production from beginning to end. Probably Merit just sold them the rights to release the kit under the Trumpeter label.
This may be old news, but I have wondered why Merit International has never issued the Elco PT boats again, so I emailed them. They responded and said that they are no longer producing any kits at this time, but the PT boats might be released again in the future...by Trumpeter. Sounds like they must have sold the molds.
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