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Missing parts

April 21 2017 at 7:31 AM
David Carter  (Login Davidc33)
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Just took out all of the pieces of my Dragon 1/72 Saturn 5 and some are missing. The B2 sprue has all of the tank skin in halves. So, half of the B2 sprue is missing. The bottom of the first stage and the third stage is missing, that is 4 pieces. I have the top of the first stage and the second stage. All I can figure is it was left out account all the parts are in plastic baggies.

Who do I call? Sprue Brothers? or Dragon?

Just my kind of luck,
David C.

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Larry Goodell
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I would think SB would exchange the kits. Our local hobby shop works that way.......

April 21 2017, 8:04 AM 

They don't manufacture the product, just sell them...give them a call or a customer service email. Barbara has worked out some problems I had...very pleasant lady. I assume she is still there but whoever the contact, SB
should come through.

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David Nickels
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They did not for me

April 21 2017, 8:19 PM 

Bought two sets of AFV Club tracks that I received sealed. I didn't open them right away because I was moving. Three or four months later I opened up a set and found AFV had mis-packed the set. Both were that way with the wrong sprues in sealed boxes. SB wasn't of any help and I had to go to Merit International, AFV's US importer. Merit declined to replace the sets too, saying I must have bought knock off sets sold by a pirate store and not a legitimate vendor. I found that disappointing. I didn't want a refund... I just wanted what I paid for and simply to exchange the bad sprues for the proper ones.

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Tom Booth
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I'm sure SB will 'step up', but that SURE is a lot of BIG ....

April 21 2017, 8:54 AM 

missing parts! I buy a ton of kits and can't recall Dragons being that way! If an eBay buy I'd say someone raided the kit (to replace missing/stolen parts in their kit) then selling (maybe even shrink wrapping too!) on eBay to some poor 'collector' sucker.

Maybe someone returned to SB, "I got it as a gift and I don't want it" after stealing some parts. Factory poly bags can also be diy sealed I guess.

If indeed a Dragon factory QA mistake, someone on the line needs glasses or the room needs better lighting. Again those are pretty big parts for QA to miss!

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(Login MrNostalgia)
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Some poor QA inspector at People's Injection-Molding Factory Nr 127...

April 21 2017, 12:21 PM 

...is going to lose his organs.
The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

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Scott Dunn
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Sprue Brothers...

April 21 2017, 1:50 PM 

...were very helpful in replacing some missing sprues for an Eduard special edition Mig 21 that I bought from them last year. They didn't have the kit in stock anyamore, but they ordered the sprues for me from Eduard and sent them as soon as they arrived. I'd give them a call.

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