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So, coming back into the hobby a bit more I had completely forgotten that the turret to one of my LRBT got busted up a bit. The circular bit that attaches to the bottom of the turret and allows it to "lock" into the hull and rotate has been bent and broken beyond repair. Looked on a few bitz sites that I knew off and couldn't find this particular piece without having to buy a whole new turret (which would definitely be the next step as it would only cost like 1/8 the price of a new tank, and I could use all the other bits to make some kind of stationary turret defense gun). Anyone know of a place I could get this bit?
You could always get some magnets, put one on the bottom of the turret and another on the top of the hull where the turret attaches (you may need to fill the circular hole with card or something similar).
Just be careful to make sure that the magnet is in the exact centre of the circle or it won't turn properly.
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i build my own terrain. so i would by a whole new turret. strip bitz that can be reused from the old one and build a piece of terrain the would feature a blown up leman russ turret. so you also can build a battle cannon bunker.
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If the only thing wrong with the turret is the part that keeps it in the hull, you could glue a circle shaped piece of foam, plastic, metal washers, whatever about the size of the hole to the bottom of the turret. Then just place the turret in the hole and you are good. I just got my first ever forge world turrets and they don't lock in place. They just have half inch or so of plug shaped resin coming out of the bottom that fits nicely in the whole.
I think a stack of metal washers might work best. It would not be hard to size them right and then the weight would make the turret really stay in place.
Magnets are always neat like Kevin said but they can be tricky to use, especially if you aren't really careful.
I have cut this bit off from all my Leman Russ turrets and replaced them with magnets. It's really easy, you just need to position them properly. Cut a piece of plasticard or sprue and insert it behind the hole so it sits horizontally across it. Do the same for the turret mount. Add a magnet in the middle of both strips - job done.