Tamiya IS2 repair

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lukehallbland
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Tamiya IS2 repair

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Hello, I hope this is the correct place for this.

I screwed up the build on this probably best part of a decade ago and broke the gun base assembly rather catastrophically as per this image
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should look like this
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Does anyone know a good place for spare parts for this (looks like its all off K sprue)? or an upgrade part it could be replaced with?
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Re: Tamiya IS2 repair

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Spare parts for Tamiya tanks have gotten more rare. A year ago you could've probably gotten the parts from the museum in Virginia, but they have now closed. Tamiya discontinued that tank a while ago, but it seems they have parts sprue F (there is no K sprue in the manual - they only go up to G) here: https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/7-digit- ... rts-56035/
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Re: Tamiya IS2 repair

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Sorry yes F, thank you for the link
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Re: Tamiya IS2 repair

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I hope you can get sprue F from Tamiya where tankme indicated. It also occurs to me that with a bit of internet hunting, you might find the sprue available from Tamiya outside the U.S. I also see Tamiya sprues available in eBay, so with due caution you might try that source. Let us know if you have any luck locating the sprue. There are so many here on RCTW with helpful ideas.

Then, too, from what I can see in the photo, part F10 seems to be the only broken part, and it just might be repairable in a way sturdy enough to do the job.
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Re: Tamiya IS2 repair

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Yes I was thinking about this the other night, I wonder if I can get some suitable plastic and heat it and bend it into a replacement part, probably worth a go at least
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Re: Tamiya IS2 repair

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MEK would probably glue the parts and fuse them back together. It melts the plastic, it's not a glue. Works on PETG, acrylic, styrene, ABS, and ASA plastics. There are also other solvent solutions to fuse ABS which is what the plastic probably is. Glue will not work very well on a stressed part.
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