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Missing Part
Posted by TryintoModel on Monday, November 10, 2003 1:33 PM
I have the Tamiya A6M2 "Zeke" kit. I am missing the cockpit window because I was working on it in a hotel room apparently set it down while working on other parts and forgot it. I know, it sounds and was a stupid move. How much would it cost to get a replacement part? The kit was very inexpensive at less than $12 from Hobby Lobby. Would it even be worth trying to order the part?
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 10, 2003 1:41 PM
Well, you could try ordering it, Tamiya probably has OK customer service(they're supposedly one of the best model companies, but I've never built their kits, so I wouldn't know)...
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Posted by shermanfreak on Monday, November 10, 2003 1:53 PM
First of all welcome to FSM
Sign - Welcome [#welcome]

From everything I've heard Tamiya has a very good replacement part service. Contact them through their Tamiya U.S. location.
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 10, 2003 6:16 PM
Ive had a similar problem. I recently crushed my top turret canopy on my Hasegawa B-25. Unfortunatly, there are no vac formed sets out yet. Ive emailed Dragon models twice so far to see about a replacemt (told them it was missing Ashamed [*^_^*]Whistling [:-^] ) They have not yet responded after a month. Any suggestions?
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 10, 2003 6:59 PM
Ive had the same problem with MRC and Academy with parts replacement....email is worthless it seems so I dont even know why they offer that as an option! So I will try calling them tomorrow and see what BS song and dance I get.....as far as Tamiya goes....Dont know about the model parts replacement service I do know Ive never had a problem getting replacements for my RC car....Id assume that they are one in the same as far as the service desk goes....but we all know what assume means!
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  • From: Exit 7a NJ Turnpike
Posted by RAF120 on Monday, November 10, 2003 8:19 PM
I had to get a replacement part for my Italeri M36 (I melted the Upper hull with a 100 watt light bulb) and all I did was get on the phone and they sent me a new one no questions asked.
Trevor Where am I going and why am I in this handbasket?
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Posted by shermanfreak on Monday, November 10, 2003 9:01 PM
Trevor - 100 watt bulbs are not a good technique for battle damage. Wink [;)]Wink [;)]Wink [;)]
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 2:49 AM
Hello !
What is the scale of your model ? : If 1/48 scale "zeke" A6M3 still needed , I've got one free in my spare box ..
Kerhuon
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 3:19 PM
I'm working an Accurate Miniatures Avenger and it was missing the lowergun canopy and decal sheet.(I think the box may have been opened at the store)
I emailed AM and they sent me out the replacement part and a decal sheet without any questions asked at all...even apologised for the missing pieces.

AM will get alot of business from me now because of the way they treated me.My 2 cents [2c]
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Posted by TryintoModel on Thursday, November 13, 2003 4:27 PM
kerhuon - yes, it is the 1:48 scale "zeke". Yes, I still need the cockpit window, but I would hate to trouble you for it. Sorry for taking so long to respond, I was working out of town the past couple of days. You can e-mail me at davrukr@yahoo.com
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 4, 2003 3:48 PM
You might try also the "Spare Parts Yard" managed by Jean-Marc Perreault (IPMS Canada)

http://Pages.infinit.net/jmarcpe/

He may not have it, but then again, he might.
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  • From: Saratoga Springs, NY
Posted by Jeeves on Friday, December 5, 2003 7:23 AM
Back when I was building their Beaufighter, I had left the canopy out to dry after dipping it in Future.....came back later and it was gone. I never found it-- the only thing I can gather is that one of our basement mice found it to be perfect for their nest. Anyways-- I called up Tamiya USA and the guy had a damaged kit that was returned and was to be destroyed- so he sent out the canopy part to me for free-- it was to me withinh 4-5 days....not too bad!
Mike
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 5, 2003 8:48 AM
the other alternative for those with time on their hands : scratchbuilding ! vac-forming !
i know how you feel though, i almost threw a fit when i dropped the cockpit sub-assembly for my A1-H skyraider, and then rolled over it with my chair. thank goodness i got a half built kit from my friend who was supposed to do a group build with me but then lost interest in the hobby altogether.
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