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joepanzer
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 02:57 AM UTC
Anybody out there know of a site or a group where people sell/trade their spares/leftover parts?
joepanzer
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 03:18 AM UTC
Maybe like Armoramarama?
clovis899
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 04:44 AM UTC
Don't know of one and I have been hanging around the various websites for years. I think you will find everyone to be rather generous, so if you are looking for something in particular for a project just post it and someone should respond within a day. As far as trading bits and bobs just for the sake of trading, I don't think you will find too many folks that interested. You will find people that are interested in trading whole kits, just not so much the spare parts.

So, are there parts you are looking for in particular?

Cheers,
Rick
joepanzer
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 05:25 AM UTC
No, I was just looking for random stuff. I've been getting more interested in the "what if" campaigns and don't necessarily have anything specific in mind. Thanks for the response.
tankmodeler
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 12:01 AM UTC
For what-ifs I tend to troll around the shows and buy entire old kits at a fraction of the retail price and then have a ready supply of interesting stuff that can be morphed into something else with the help of my wall of spare parts.

And I concur, I've never seen anyone selling spare parts. The car guys apparently do it, but the armour and aircraft guys pretty much never do.

Paul
joepanzer
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 12:36 AM UTC
Yeah, but I'm in North Carolina. The shows here only sell bullets, camo clothes and deer pee!!!
parrot
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 02:28 AM UTC

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Yeah, but I'm in North Carolina. The shows here only sell bullets, camo clothes and deer pee!!!



Great line Joe.
Not too many years ago you get bags of stuff from some vendors.Lately it seems the shows are being overrun by Hobby shops and online business trying to unload their stock.
These days I think your best bet is to ask everyone here if they might have what your looking for.

Tom
joepanzer
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 02:45 AM UTC
thanks Tom, but like I said, I'm not looking for anything specific. An example would be some left over road wheels here and there, etc. I hate the thought of buying a whole kit just to build a "what if"
edmund
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 03:19 AM UTC
Try eBay started model kits , and you'll see a lot of different things .
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 03:53 AM UTC
I do the same thing Paul does, troll the vendor tables at shows and grab older kits for pennies on the dollar. It's funny how little you can get some older kits for when there's a newer, more accurate kit of the same subject on the market.
Tank1812
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 04:14 AM UTC
You haven't looked close enough. In June Fayetteville had a contest, Salisbury has one in Oct. Roanoke and Richmond in Va are close trips. You have IPMS and AMPS Nationals in SC next year. Really being in NC your in a pretty good spot for contests Raleigh, New Bern and one other I think (Winston Salem) have contest every few years along with the other two mentioned.
joepanzer
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 04:20 AM UTC
Cool, Thanks for the info!
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 04:46 AM UTC
Hi Joe,

See this: http://www.ipmscanada.com/partyard.html
joepanzer
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 04:59 AM UTC
Sweet!!
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Posted: Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 12:19 AM UTC
Shows are your best bet amps imps ect. go to the event calender on this site they show a few . I just checked the calendar looks like theres a show ib
n April . in Sumter SC .