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  • Member since
    April 2020
Part missing from tree.
Posted by Aldo Nova on Monday, April 13, 2020 10:27 AM

I have had an Accurate Miniatures McLaren M8B in my build closet for a few years I resently decided to build it while I can still see. When I hit step 2 the assembly of the exhaust headers I found that one of the parts was not on the tree. Part number D67. A close inspection of the tree shows that the part was never formed or did not release from the mold. At any rate the build is put on hold until I can find a part or come up with an other solution. Any suggestions out there?

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, April 16, 2020 10:40 AM

Welcome to the forum, Aldo. Do you still strangle the axe?

Parts for that kit may be hard to find. It wasn't produced in large numbers and the company has been defunct for quite some time. You can try asking in the 'Where Can I Get..." part of the forum, near the bottom of the main page. It's a long shot, though. 

Is it possible to scratch build the part, or at least a reasonable facsimile? It might be your best bet. If you can post a photo of the instructions showing the part, someone may be able to provide further advice. Good luck. 

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy

Trevor

  • Member since
    March 2020
Posted by scottf1 on Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:10 PM

You could check a website called piclick. It's a site which lists ebay auctions except you see many more listings on one page. people sell just model car parts or the whole kit there too. I have had good luck finding rare model car parts there. Another solution .. I keep a plentyfull supply of styrene plast sheets, tubes, angle, etc. etc.  for fabricating parts. Handy for such emergencies in case I have to make a part. "evergreen plastics" or "plastruct" makes this stuff. a good hobbyshop will have it or u can get it online.  good luck !

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