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Sources for damaged or destroyed kit assembly instructions
Posted by oldwillie on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 2:41 PM

 

Greetings to all from a new member to the forum.

 

I am looking for any suggestions for possible sources for replacing kit instructions for those destroyed in a flood.  Last year I lost my home in a massive flood that left thousands homeless in Denham springs, and portions of Baton Rouge Louisiana.  It has taken me a year to finally reach a point where I could begin to address the 60 or more unbuilt kits that went under water.  Except for some minor rodent damage, the plastic parts only require a good cleaning, but the decal sheets and instructions were destroyed.  To my great surprise, a number of the kit boxes were still soggy, and some even contained small amounts of water a year after the flood!

 

I have begun the process of locating and purchasing aftermarket decals, but with regard to the ruined instruction sheets, I’m not sure if attempting to contact the kit manufacturers would be worth the effort.  Many of the kits are out of production or the companies no longer exist.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  As a result of the recent flooding in Texas and western Louisiana, I’m sure modelers in the affected areas will face the same problems farther along, and I’m sure they would appreciate the info as well.

 

Many thanks for your consideration, and happy modeling to all.

 

Old Willie

 

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, September 28, 2017 6:36 PM

If you could post a list of what instructions you need, I have several hundred stuffed in a footlocker. If I have some that you need I would be happy to share them.

Depending on what you need I may also have decals.

( I never throw anything away...... I blow stuff up occasionally.... but I never throw anything away. )

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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    April, 2005
Posted by ddp59 on Thursday, September 28, 2017 6:50 PM
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  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:47 PM

Requires some searching, but here is a great site-enter your search criteria, select the model your looking for, click on it and more often than not you will see your instructions

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/plamo/

 

Good luck

bob

 

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, September 28, 2017 8:10 PM

Another forum member posted this site once before: Galaxykits

Hope it helps.

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    September, 2017
Posted by oldwillie on Thursday, September 28, 2017 8:54 PM

Many thanks for the kind offer littlejimmy.  I'll compile a list when I finish cleaning and organizing my soggy kits.

Thanks again, and all the best

oldwillie

 

  • Member since
    September, 2017
Posted by oldwillie on Thursday, September 28, 2017 8:57 PM

Thanks a bunch for the info!  I really appreciate the help.

 

oldwillie

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    September, 2017
Posted by oldwillie on Thursday, September 28, 2017 9:00 PM

Thanks so much for the link!  This will be a big help.

 

oldwillie

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    September, 2017
Posted by oldwillie on Thursday, September 28, 2017 9:06 PM

Bob,

Thanks for the link!  You and the other responders have been a greaty help.st to 

Can't thank you all enough.  Best wishes to all

oldwillie

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Friday, September 29, 2017 3:51 PM

Hi,

I just stumbled across the link below while looking for somethingelse.

Pat

Airfix Instructions

  • Member since
    December, 2013
  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Friday, September 29, 2017 8:03 PM

I sell vintage kits on the side.  I have 1000's of kits.  If you post a list i can see what i have.

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