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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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Asuka/tasca parts
b2nhvi
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 07:52 AM UTC
Greetings, All. Trying to locate some parts for the Asuka T23 turrets. Parts I need are C55 X2 (spare barrel clips) , J26 & J27 (MG storage bracket and J20 (MG storage clamp.) Need them for a rebuilt 75mm turret. Thanks.
marcb
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 08:16 AM UTC
If no one can help you, try here.
http://tasca-shop.ocnk.net/

ericadeane
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 10:57 AM UTC
They are in several photo etch detail sets too
b2nhvi
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 11:50 AM UTC
Asuka's site is an option, though it looks like they are out of the ones I need. There is a guy on ebay that has "spare parts" but it works out about $16 /per sprue . Trying not to have to spend a minor fortune (when you are on disability and below the poverty level that ain't much..... )for this project.
marcb
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 11:31 PM UTC
I found a lot of sellers offer kits by the sprue on Ebay for high prices.
Wondering if people really bite.
KurtLaughlin
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 02:21 AM UTC

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I found a lot of sellers offer kits by the sprue on Ebay for high prices.
Wondering if people really bite.



I did. I know of only one vendor on US Ebay and I bought an early M48 upper and lower hull and fenders for $29 delivered. That's less than the T54E1 donor kit would cost, even at deep discount.

I would not pay that much for a few small parts, though. I'd go to the boards for help or scratchbuild them.

KL
MarcelDrgon
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 03:45 AM UTC
Do you need the whole sprue or just some parts? I used to import tasca to Europe and I got plenty of stuff for myself, if it could fit into normal mail envelope, I could send it to you.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 03:54 AM UTC

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Do you need the whole sprue or just some parts? I used to import tasca to Europe and I got plenty of stuff for myself, if it could fit into normal mail envelope, I could send it to you.




Timothy wrote this:
"Greetings, All. Trying to locate some parts for the Asuka T23 turrets. Parts I need are
C55 X2 (spare barrel clips) ,
J26 & J27 (MG storage bracket and
J20 (MG storage clamp.)
Need them for a rebuilt 75mm turret. Thanks. "
m4sherman
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 09:21 AM UTC

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Asuka's site is an option, though it looks like they are out of the ones I need. There is a guy on ebay that has "spare parts" but it works out about $16 /per sprue . Trying not to have to spend a minor fortune (when you are on disability and below the poverty level that ain't much..... )for this project.


This sprue is available at the Asuka site and has the parts you want:

35019-C[35019-C]

$6.00 plus shipping. I got several a few months ago for the same reason you want them.

Kurt has a good point. I purchased a started T-72 to get the hatches I needed for a conversion turret. I got the kit for about 40%, shipped, compared to what the entire kit would have cost, no shipping. It was well worth it for me.
b2nhvi
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 10:41 AM UTC
Hi, Randall. Just checked Asuka's site. The J sprue is showing out of stock There is one guy I've got Asuka parts from off Evil-bay that is reasonable but is limited. (I've gotten a couple track sets and periscope guard sets from him.) There is another guy who has more "stock" .... but mostly the common stuff .. and pricy. (not real good at answering e mails either.) But ... when they got you by the balls the hearts and minds will follow. By the way, I have spare parts from 6 Asuka shermans, so if any of you need parts (besides the ones I'm looking for ...) drop me a line and I'll see what I have. (Also have sevral of their JGSDF decal sheets)
18Bravo
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 10:45 AM UTC
If you're talking about what I think you are, I've done done the horizontal supports with Evergreen angle (.060?) and made the clips from lead foil. Might keep you on schedule with your build...
KurtLaughlin
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 11:19 AM UTC

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There is one guy I've got Asuka parts from off Evil-bay that is reasonable but is limited. (I've gotten a couple track sets and periscope guard sets from him.) There is another guy who has more "stock" .... but mostly the common stuff .. and pricy. (not real good at answering e mails either.)



Which sellers are these? The only one I've found was beaddreamsllc.

KL
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 11:38 AM UTC
A seller named scottharv1 sells quite a bit of both modern and WWII sprues. I'd message him and see if he has what you need. A lot of times (I've done this with incomplete kits) They'll take off the parts you need, bringing shipping down to less than a buck, and you may or may not have to pay for the whole sprue.
vettejack
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 12:47 PM UTC

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I found a lot of sellers offer kits by the sprue on Ebay for high prices.
Wondering if people really bite.



Having a need for a spare part, buying a single sprue is not so bad. In the need for a spare for one of my Takom AML's, I bought a sprue for around $7 (US) with about $2.50 shipping. My purchase saved me the unknowns about a manufacturer's quick response and support, in this instance.

I also allow time for shipping...with the Postal Soccer Team, you never know when you get your purchase, so I always look at the 1 day shipping with guarded optimism.
b2nhvi
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 02:04 PM UTC
beaddreamsllc is the one with a bunch of stuff but is pricy and charges $6 for shippng no matter what ... next day???? Also does not mention parts only in posts. (Thought I was getting a good deal on a Dragon T34. It was only instructions and decals.... But ...... The guy I'e had good luck with is jroach31.
m4sherman
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 07:35 PM UTC

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Hi, Randall. Just checked Asuka's site. The J sprue is showing out of stock There is one guy I've got Asuka parts from off Evil-bay that is reasonable but is limited. (I've gotten a couple track sets and periscope guard sets from him.) There is another guy who has more "stock" .... but mostly the common stuff .. and pricy. (not real good at answering e mails either.) But ... when they got you by the balls the hearts and minds will follow. By the way, I have spare parts from 6 Asuka shermans, so if any of you need parts (besides the ones I'm looking for ...) drop me a line and I'll see what I have. (Also have sevral of their JGSDF decal sheets)


My mistake, the bracket to hold the 50 cal when broke down is on the J sprue. The clip parts for the barrel are on the other sprue, and are common for most of the kits. I don't have any extras, with luck you'll find what you need.
KurtLaughlin
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 - 09:26 AM UTC
Thanks for the recommendations.

The beaddreamsllc guy only charged me $5.99 for shipping two large sprues, so apparently he combines items for shipping. It was First Class Mail, GA to PA in three days.

KL
b2nhvi
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 - 01:05 PM UTC
"GA to PA in three days" .... so much for his "1 day shipping" ...
KurtLaughlin
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 05:22 AM UTC

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"GA to PA in three days" .... so much for his "1 day shipping" ...



His Ebay listings say "Will usually ship within same business day if paid before 12:00 PST (excludes weekends and holidays). Expected ship time may vary and is based on seller's order cut-off time." That's one day shipping. You are confusing "one-day shipping" with overnight, next-day, or second-day delivery, which would cost considerably more than the $5.50 he is charging, like by an order of magnitude.

KL
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 05:29 AM UTC
I too have purchased sprues/hull/turret parts from beaddreamsllc. I have always received great service and the package arrived within 2-4 days to FL. No complaints from me.
Buzz
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 07:26 AM UTC
Have you received your parts? I just saw this post and started to read it. I'm the beaddreamsllc guy.