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How to contact Academy for replacement parts?

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    August 2014
Posted by cpgreggb on Friday, August 15, 2014 6:47 PM

I had the exact same experience Joe just had today. Peggy said she cannot replace my 1/72 F/18 D canopy but offered the same lame deal Joe mentioned.  I even offered to buy the canopy. My wife knocked off the dresser a plane that my son built before he became a Marine pilot. I need to replace the canopy to fix it before he visits again. Their customer service is horrible.

However- Revell/Monogram has been top notch.

Gregg

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    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:39 PM

I recently contacted them via email for a replacement upper gun deck for my SBD-2 Dauntless (It was originally released by Accurate Miniatures and now by Academy)..  I found their service to be somewhat poor.  It took "Peggy" weeks to get back with me only to tell me that they could not replace the part I needed, eventhough they clearly had the AM SBD-2 available under the Academy name.  Then she tired to compensate me by allowing me to pick any kit from a price inflated list she provided then take 65% off and add $11.00 shipping.  All fine and dandy but they wanted $59.00 for the SBD-2 Midway Edition.  After I stopped laughing at that price, I did the math and it was still way more expensive than one that could be found on Ebay.  Thanks but no thanks...

Joe      

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Euphemia on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:16 AM

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  • From: South Central Wisconsin
Posted by Daywalker on Monday, November 2, 2009 11:05 PM

Many thanks for the help guys, I'll be sure to post back how I get on with this one.

Aaron- believe it or not, it's one of my 1/32 Hornets. Sigh [sigh]  Watch out for those warped wing parts when you get to yours on the 14th and 15th! Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg]

Sean- Dang!  Since there was no snow yet, figured I would put that flamethrower to good use on something else. Big Smile [:D]

Frank 

 

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Posted by Summit on Monday, November 2, 2009 10:39 PM
Frank - The deal with loaning you the flamethrower was~ You were suppose to use it only on your driveway for snow removal.. Stop trying to fix warped plastic with it.. Wink [;)]
Sean "I've reached nearly fifty years of age with my system." Weekend GB 2008
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  • From: League City, Texas
Posted by sfcmac on Monday, November 2, 2009 9:19 PM
 What kit are you looking for parts for FRAnk?
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  • From: USA
Posted by Cbax1234 on Monday, November 2, 2009 6:10 PM

Almost forgot..  Their website is www.modelrec.com/

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  • From: USA
Posted by Cbax1234 on Monday, November 2, 2009 6:09 PM

I've contacted Academy several times regarding replacement parts and have always had excellent results.  Actually, in the US, MRC is the Academy distributor (along with Italeri).  What I always do is send the original proof of purchase barcode cut from the box top attached to a simple letter containing the parts I need along with my mailing address and contact information directly to MRC.  Their address is:  Model Rectifier Corporation, ATTN: Replacement Parts, 80 Newfield Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837.

If they have the parts readily available, which, in my experience, they always have, I get the parts within two weeks delivered to my door.

Hope this helps!

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Sydney, Australia
Posted by Phil_H on Monday, November 2, 2009 5:50 PM

Hey Frank,

Academy is distributed in the US by MRC.

To contact Academy directly, you could try one of the addresses at: http://www.academy.co.kr/eng/company_eng/company_introduction.jsp

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  • From: Wherever the hunt takes me
Posted by Boba Fett on Monday, November 2, 2009 5:44 PM

Owww.............................

 

I dunno. I would assume that there's something on the instructions, but that's all I know.

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  • From: South Central Wisconsin
How to contact Academy for replacement parts?
Posted by Daywalker on Monday, November 2, 2009 4:54 PM

Does anyone know the best way to contact Academy for obtaining replacement parts?  I melted a wing panel last night trying to straighten it. Sigh [sigh]

TIA!

Frank 

 

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