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Offline darthspud2

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Wanted - Matchbox spares
« on: September 04, 2017, 10:59:31 am »
Looking for a lower left wing for a Matchbox Halifax. - 3 colour version kit.
somehow managed to end up with two uppers and no lower.
only thing left to make a complete build.
Anyone have one they would sell or trade?
I'm in U.K.
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Re: Wanted - Matchbox spares
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 03:14:57 am »
You could contact Revell (of Germany)'s "Department X" (it's really called this way!) and ask for a spare part or sprue. Revell re-did the Matchbox kit in 2006 (and added the radial variant in 2015, but that's a new mould), so the parts should be available there. I just cannot say if they'd ship to UK, but it works. Will take LOTS of time, but it's an option.
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Re: Wanted - Matchbox spares
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 05:53:07 am »
Thanks Dizzy.
Did consider cross pollinating from a Revell Halibag, but they don't mate in the same places and the wheel wells are completely out of kilter. plus the fuselage attachment lugs are differentin many ways.
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Re: Wanted - Matchbox spares
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 12:42:59 pm »
I've got a couple of Chinese re-pops of this, I could stick one in the post for you to try.

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Re: Wanted - Matchbox spares
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2017, 10:09:50 am »
How  much do you want for one ?
Was supposedly sent one from Canada, but it's hor de combat somewhere between his place and U.K.
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Re: Wanted - Matchbox spares
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2017, 03:44:44 pm »
I have one you can have from the Revell repop of the Matchbox Halibag darthspud.

PM me with your address and i'll post it to you from Coventry.

payment can be delayed until the IPMS Avon 2018 show at Thornbury if you like.

all I would want for said part is the price of a brew from the café there.
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Re: Wanted - Matchbox spares
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2017, 02:24:14 am »
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Re: Wanted - Matchbox spares
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2017, 04:12:00 am »
digging them out for you now darthspud as the kit you want is at the bottom of a pile inc three boxes of Spitfire spares a BAe Hawk, a F-106 kit and two A3D kits. will further advise when in post.

I assume that the part that you want lower left wing is part 38. [from the Revell repop of the Matchbox kit]
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Re: Wanted - Matchbox spares
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2017, 10:28:12 am »
Apologies, mind has been elsewhere.
no idea of part number tbh. all I know is that it's the lower wing left hand side as you look from back to front.
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Re: Wanted - Matchbox spares
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2017, 01:38:29 am »
they are going in the post in the next couple of days. my mind has been elsewhere too but that is another story.

I have your address from a PM you sent.

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Re: Wanted - Matchbox spares
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2017, 11:32:05 am »
you're a gent.

Did you see the Viper xl pics?
Turned out as a fine kit, despite my ham-fisted efforts to ruin it.
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