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Online Terri

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Spare parts
« on: February 15, 2020, 10:17:19 AM »
I seem to have an overflow of spare parts and I'm at the point now on what to do with them . This also includes PE starting to forum a nest .

What do you guys do with yours ?

 Is it really worth saving them ?


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Re: Spare parts
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2020, 10:26:16 AM »
Hi Terri
Your post raises a very interesting point re the spare parts we all accumulate.
I wonder if there would be Forum interest if I created a spare parts exchange board?
We could use it for parts, part used decal sheets, PE and resin?
Let's have some member feedback on this one please.
Would you use a spare parts board to seek or dispose of parts?
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Re: Spare parts
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2020, 10:27:53 AM »
sounds like a good idea, I have two shoe boxes full of spare parts and decals

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Re: Spare parts
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2020, 10:37:45 AM »
Oh man , I totally forgot about the decals ! Christ , let's not go there ...

Thanks Dave , I've been thinking about this over the past few days . I never going to really use all this spare stuff . Maybe even include old instruction sheets . I've come to the point now that I just send them for recycling , but others many find them more useful .

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Re: Spare parts
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2020, 11:20:38 AM »
Hi Terri

Just to complicate the mix, a spare parts trade board could also feature part-built/ started/ abandoned kits. One modeller's shelf of doom could be another's treasure trove?

Waaay back in my teenage years when money was tight I got a lot of enjoyment from taking old made up Aurora WW1 kits that others had dumped and stripping them back to parts and re-making them. It was cheaper than buying new kits!

I'm happy to launch a spare parts board if members want it.

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Re: Spare parts
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2020, 08:49:45 PM »
DO IT DO IT DO IT!!!! 

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Re: Spare parts
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2020, 11:33:32 PM »
It sounds like a good idea. I have several WNW boxes full and some others. If decals are included just a reminder to be Mindful of our Sponsors feelings  8)
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Re: Spare parts
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2020, 01:13:37 AM »
This is an awesome idea!
I got me more spare parts than an auto junkyard  ::)

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Re: Spare parts
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2020, 03:46:10 AM »
excellent idea
from time to time I find myself buying spare parts for scratchbuilt projects.
Sometime i had to raid an entire model for some pieces.
As for pieces coming from kits that are not wwi related, i donated spares to fellow modellers that build starships from scratch.

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Re: Spare parts
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2020, 04:39:12 AM »
Doesn't complicate it at all Dave , opens up more doors for folks who are looking for items . Should include tools as well  ;)



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Re: Spare parts
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2020, 06:22:32 AM »
Got my vote!
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Re: Spare parts
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2020, 06:34:43 AM »
I have a box the size of a mini-fridge with old kit boxes inside divided into allied, axis, Great War, clear parts, underwing stores, and un-built phased out kits. Beyond my self-diagnosed obsessive-compulsive disorder which prevents me throwing out anything that might someday prove useful, I watch the "looking for" posts on the hobby forums for any chance to find good homes for all of this stuff. As though a sprue of USAAC drop tanks was a puppy up for adoption or something.
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Re: Spare parts
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2020, 09:42:06 PM »
I'm afraid I now have a policy of chucking stuff unless it is fairly generic. I keep engines, armaments and 'company specific' things like Sopwith engine cowls

Otherwise I get swamped with old plastic  :o

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Re: Spare parts
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2020, 11:38:49 PM »
I am all for this. Great for kit bashing or upgrading some vacuform kits.

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Re: Spare parts
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2020, 12:23:52 PM »
Give it a whirl....