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#1 Juggernut

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 12:42 AM

I've been trying (without any success) to obtain a few 1/32 Vector Resin F4U- Corsair cowls made by Vector Resins.  I tried Sprue Bro's. but they are consistently out of stock.  I'm leary to try resellers outside of the U.S. as I've had a few bad experiences.  It begs the question if they're available any longer and is the guy still producing or has he moved on?  Vector Resin is great stuff in my experience and I'd love to add that Corsair cowl to my Tamiya kits.  It really dresses up the front end and inside the cowl flaps.


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 01:55 AM

That cowling fits the Trumpy kit.

 

Have you looked at Eduards, made for the Tamiya kit?

 

https://www.eduard.c...flaps-1-32.html

 

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 03:23 AM

eBay?


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 04:25 AM

Why not buy from eBay? For the life of me I'll never understand why people call it "evil bay" and other epithets. They stand behind you as a buyer almost 100% of the time. I've bought (and sold) on eBay for as long as it's been around and I've had problems on maybe three transactions. That's the very first place I go to look for stuff like you're describing.
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Posted 22 September 2017 - 10:35 AM

Why not buy from eBay? For the life of me I'll never understand why people call it "evil bay" and other epithets. They stand behind you as a buyer almost 100% of the time. I've bought (and sold) on eBay for as long as it's been around and I've had problems on maybe three transactions. That's the very first place I go to look for stuff like you're describing.

Couldn't agree more.

 

EBay is a superb marketplace, where buyers hold all the power you could need.

 

I think people get caught up in the "WNW RE.8 £250" listings, but they can just be safely ignored.

 

The feedback process is absolute genius and sellers bend over backwards to avoid negative feedback, so customers invariably get good service.

 

Of course, the odd seller turns out to be an arsehole, but buyers always get their money back.


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 01:09 PM

Victory Models (an LSP sponsor) carries them, and they're in stock.

 

https://www.victorym...er-kit-vds32006

 

I've made a number of purchases from them; I'm a happy customer.


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 02:12 PM

Victory is indeed very good to buy from (direct or through their eBay store)

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 02:24 PM

http://www.neomega-r...amiya-642-p.asp


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 03:25 PM

Victory Models (an LSP sponsor) carries them, and they're in stock.
 
https://www.victorym...er-kit-vds32006
 
I've made a number of purchases from them; I'm a happy customer.


That set is for the Trumpeter kit. Find the one for the Tamiya kit and you'll see it's out of stock.

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 03:28 PM

That cowling fits the Trumpy kit.
 
Have you looked at Eduards, made for the Tamiya kit?
 
https://www.eduard.c...flaps-1-32.html
 
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The one I reference is for the Tamiya kit. No, I have not looked at Eduard stuff as from past experience, the fit can be hit or miss.

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 05:59 PM

Have used neomega once and it went missing in the post, on contacting them they sent out a replacement, so no probs there from my end.

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 06:30 PM

Couldn't agree more.

 

EBay is a superb marketplace, where buyers hold all the power you could need.

 

I think people get caught up in the "WNW RE.8 £250" listings, but they can just be safely ignored.

 

The feedback process is absolute genius and sellers bend over backwards to avoid negative feedback, so customers invariably get good service.

 

Of course, the odd seller turns out to be an arsehole, but buyers always get their money back.

 

I agree as well.

 

First place I look now for potential model-related purchases is Ebay.  Good way to get the lay of the land, see what is out there, what prices are going for, etc.

 

If I am planning a project and thinking "I'd want to change out the decals; wonder if anyone ever made a decal set of X" you can look for it on Ebay and if it exists, someone, somewhere, is selling it.  Almost always.

 

And as I have stated here many times, for Japanese stuff buying from Japanese or Hong Kong sources on Ebay is the only way to go.  


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 06:59 PM

I agree with the above; all of my Hasegawa has come from Japanese vendors on ebay.

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 10:45 PM

 

 

I looked at their online store and it is listed as out of stock.  https://www.victorym...iant=8755421891

 

I think I need to send them an email and ask what's up....

 

EDIT:  If you look at the auction, there are none available with 3 sold and the flag at the top of the auction says "out of stock".  I don't know why the auction is still listed?


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 06:58 AM

The one I reference is for the Tamiya kit. No, I have not looked at Eduard stuff as from past experience, the fit can be hit or miss.

 

All the Brassin that I have used from Eduard has been fantastic.. Best fitting resin so far.


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