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  • Member since
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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Replacement parts from ICM
Posted by Glamdring on Saturday, December 8, 2018 10:00 PM

Has anybody had any experience/success getting a replacement part from this company?  I'm working on their 1/35 G4, and the windshield/car body part has just pulled a Houdini on me.  I've torn apart my entire modeling corner, and it is just gone.

The sad thing is that this kit has been a nightmare the entire way, and I can't end the suffering and finish it!

 

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 10, 2018 10:07 AM

No sorry I can't help you there, but there's nothing so frustrating as losing an intrical part.

Steve

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 10, 2018 10:27 AM

No, me neither, but other eastern European companies i have dealt with have been first rate. have you tried contacting them.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Monday, December 10, 2018 4:37 PM
Yeah, I emailed over the weekend. I'll see what they say.

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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Posted by Glamdring on Monday, December 17, 2018 9:02 PM

Just wanted to give a quick update: I received an update from the executive assistant to the CEO asking for some details on when and where I purchased the kit. Fortunately due to email hoarding tendencies, I found the email from my 2013 purchase from Squadron.

Long story short, ICM has an after sale support program that so long as the kit was purchased through their distribution network, of which Squadron is a part, they will offer a free replacement of the entire sprue!

Now that is service!

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 2:13 AM

Thats good to hear. I have had to contact a couple of companies in Eastern Europe, Aires and HPH, and service has always been first rate. In both cases the issues were self inflicted and they both replaced the parts for nothing.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Monday, February 18, 2019 8:41 PM
Just for a conclusion, I received a free replacement of the B sprue, which contains virtually the entire car body. Cheers to ICM!

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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Posted by PFJN on Monday, February 18, 2019 10:25 PM

Hi,

Thanks for posting the follow-up.  Its good to see that tjings worked out well for you. Smile

PF

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:52 AM

Thanks Robert, thats good to know.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:23 AM

Glamdring

Just wanted to give a quick update: I received an update from the executive assistant to the CEO asking for some details on when and where I purchased the kit. Fortunately due to email hoarding tendencies, I found the email from my 2013 purchase from Squadron.

Long story short, ICM has an after sale support program that so long as the kit was purchased through their distribution network, of which Squadron is a part, they will offer a free replacement of the entire sprue!

Now that is service!

 

It amazes me that this still happens. A bunch of us remember back in the 60's and 70's (and even earlier for some I'm sure), it was pretty common to send a letter (remember those?) to model companies and get free parts. We expected it.

Things have changed so much, profit margins are down all over manufacturing, and it is just so cool to see this happening. And it's nice of you to pass along the story.

Off topic, this post reminded me, wasn't there an old model company called IMC or is my memory playing tricks? That's what I misread into your question. I wondered, why are you asking about a company that's been gone for decades? Ha.

-Greg

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:43 AM

Greg
Off topic, this post reminded me, wasn't there an old model company called IMC or is my memory playing tricks? That's what I misread into your question. I wondered, why are you asking about a company that's been gone for decades? Ha.

Industro-Motive Corp. (IMC) was a commercial plastic molding company in Detroit, which expanded into model kits in the 60s and 70s. (Can you guess which industry most of their 'regular' moldings went to?) They did a bunch of interesting vehicle kits...many of which have been 're-popped' by other companies over the years.

They got out of the model kit biz in the mid-'70s, with most of their tooling sold to Testors.

Greg

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"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
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Posted by Silver on Sunday, September 26, 2021 2:39 PM

I am still trying to email them for 6 months.No reply yet.They are in the Ukrain.I have a damage canopy part that I need to complete my 1/32 ah-1 g cobra(early version). icm@icm.com.ua

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Monday, September 27, 2021 8:40 PM

Silver

I am still trying to email them for 6 months.No reply yet.They are in the Ukrain.I have a damage canopy part that I need to complete my 1/32 ah-1 g cobra(early version). icm@icm.com.ua

 

I still had the email from my contact with them from a couple years back.  They ended up replying from export@icm.com.ua, maybe give that one a try?  I assume they are still in business, I just received a new product announcement.

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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