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Replacement Parts for Tamiya McLaren MP4-6 1:12


ferrari2k
04-22-2012, 10:07 AM
Hi,
I would like to ask if anyone can help me getting some replacement parts for the mentioned kit.
I need Screw Bag A and parts BP1 (4x) and BC1 (1x).
I did a search here in the forum to find some sites, but I just found out about Tamiya America, but they only seem to have RC replacements, and HLJ, but they shut down their replacement ordering since the earthquake hit them.
Any help would be appreciated :)

eyckles
04-22-2012, 12:12 PM
Hi,

Here is the place where i order my replacement tamiya parts: http://www.goldstarstockists.co.uk/ . Contact them and they will get back to you. I hope you find the parts.

Best regards,
Lesley

jmtomservo
04-22-2012, 06:24 PM
I don not know if they ship internationally, but Tamiya USA does sell replacement parts for plastic kits. Just call the phone number on their website.

In fact, my last order was for a new set of tires for the 1/12 MP4/6 (which are actually r/c car tires).

Good luck!

lezdep
04-22-2012, 07:42 PM
There is an eBay seller in HK "jr-rc", who is selling parts from Tamiya 1/12 kits, including MP4/6 - eBay (http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=MP4%2F6&_sacat=1188&_ssn=jr-rc&_odkw=1%2F12&_osacat=1188&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313)
I've got parts from him before from other kits. Contact him and ask for parts you need. He might not have listed on eBay,
but still available for sale.

ferrari2k
04-23-2012, 02:05 AM
Hi, thanks for all the useful answers :)
I found the ebay seller jk-rc already and contacted him, so far, no reply.
And I contacted goldstarstockists, but again, no reply.
But thats ok, other people have weekend, as well ;)
Let's wait and see, what happens the next days.

ferrari2k
04-27-2012, 02:52 PM
Hi, just to let you know: I got a reply from goldstarstockists and was able to order the parts from them. Now I just have to wait and see if they are able to process it :)
Thanks again for any help :)

ferrari2k
05-01-2012, 11:32 AM
Hi, got a reply from them, unfortunately, not all parts were available.
If anyone has the mentioned 4x BP1 and 1x BC1 available, I would really like to hear from you, I want my kit complete ;)

BVC500
05-01-2012, 12:17 PM
Pester HLJ. Its taking them forever to reopen their parts department (if that was the plan in the first place!).

racer93
05-01-2012, 02:14 PM
Hi, got a reply from them, unfortunately, not all parts were available.
If anyone has the mentioned 4x BP1 and 1x BC1 available, I would really like to hear from you, I want my kit complete ;)

Have you tried calling Tamiya USA? They most likely have all the parts you need. (I know someone else mentioned it but I'm just here to remind...)

ferrari2k
05-01-2012, 03:26 PM
Yep I did, they told me I have to call Tamiya Germany directly (I am from Germany). Perhaps I should have mentioned that earlier ;)
Well, will call them tomorrow, tonight is too late for that (it's nearly 9:30 pm here).

leafs004
05-01-2012, 04:58 PM
Unfortunately Tamiya USA is smaller and leaner than they used to be. They do carry a lot of the smaller scale items, but the larger scale stuff, not so much. I tried to get some tires for the Porche 935 while it was in limited production, but was unsucessful. 1/24 decals for the Porsche GT1, they had them, and their prices are very reasonable as it was my fault some of the originals were ruined, not Tamiya's.

racer93
05-01-2012, 09:27 PM
Unfortunately Tamiya USA is smaller and leaner than they used to be. They do carry a lot of the smaller scale items, but the larger scale stuff, not so much. I tried to get some tires for the Porche 935 while it was in limited production, but was unsucessful. 1/24 decals for the Porsche GT1, they had them, and their prices are very reasonable as it was my fault some of the originals were ruined, not Tamiya's.
That's why I suggested he look there. I was able to get new decals for my WR1 for $12!! Great deal. That's why I thought they might have the MP4/6 parts.

Good luck!

ferrari2k
07-01-2012, 09:43 AM
Hi, thanks a lot everyone for your help. I could get some replacements for the kit and now have about everything I need.
What I'm trying to do now is to try to get the last bits in new condition as the previous owner of the kit had started it and did kind of a mess about it.
What I now need are the engine and the E-parts. I look everyday round ebay (jc-rc), but I cannot find them.
So, what I need in total now are:
1 engine block
1 E parts
4x cowl holder (BP-1)
1x front spring (BC-1)
If anyone knows where else I could find these, any help is appreciated.
Goldstarstockists say, that they cannot order the above parts as Tamiya has them discontinued, so no luck there.

ferrari2k
07-21-2012, 03:22 AM
Hi, it is unbelievable, but after 6 years since I got this kit, Tamiya Germany could provide me with the parts I mentioned in my earlier post.
Unfortunately, as I currently went through the kit, I found still some parts from the A-sprue, which I needed.
Is there anyone who has this as a replacement? :D
EDIT:
Nevermind, found it :)
So now I can prepare myself, finally, to get on with this kit :D
Thanks anyone for your help, really appreciated it!

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