Newsletter 124: “Pedals are there to smash on them...

“Pedals are there to smash on them...

“Pedals are there to smash on them...
...if you release the gas is just to smash on the brakes in the last second, and if you release the brakes is just to go full throttle”. This and many other pearls of wisdom (“F**cking goat!™”) were from a famous world rally pilot whose kit is just about to arrive any second from Aoshima, amongst the whole bunch of Fujimi references that keep comming from the Far East. Look closely, as you all know we're talking about our dearly beloved Carlos Sainz and his Toyota Celica ST165 which thrilled us all during the eighties. My god, it's gorgeous! ;)

But let's get serious with some of the other interesting arrivals from Japan, like the Matra MS120 in 1/20 scale and the BRM H-16 in 1/43 scale from Model Factory Hiro, which also announces a new issue of Joe Honda books.

Talking about F1 in 1/43, in a few days we're also expecting the arrival of three new references of the Surtees TS9 y TS9B from This Way Up and, with that nice european scent, Pit Wall arrives with the transkit to convert SimilR Pescarolo Judd kit to 2009 version, Tameo with 1984 Ferrari 126 C4-M2, and Revell with the reedition of the awesome VolksWagen Karman Guia in 1/16 scale.

As Luis Moya would say, “try to build it, Carlos, for god sake!™” :)

Model Factory Hiro: Reference / walkaround book - JOE HONDA - Sportcar Spectacles - Sport Prototypes 1969 International Championship for makes - Can-Am, Monza Rally, Targa Florio 1969

Reference: MFH-SS006

In the year 1969, the monster Porsche 917 had been debuted at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, fought together with the not-so-mature enough cars like the Ford GT40, Ferrari 312P, Lola T70, Alfa Romeo Tipo33/2, and the Mirage M2. Also including other cast like the Ford F3L P68/P69, Abarth 2000, Alpine, Chevron B8. Last but not least, the 1969 CAN-AM Laguna Seca race is also included in this issue, with rare photos of 312P from the CAN-AM race. Included Cars: Porsche 907?908?917, Ferrari 312P, Alpha Romeo Tipo33/2, Lola T70, Abarth 2000S, Ford GT40, Chevron B8, Mirage M2, Lotus 62, Ford F3L P68/P69, ...
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Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/20 scale - Matra MS120 ELF #25 - Jean-Pierre Beltoise - Belgian Grand Prix 1970 - Multimaterial kit

Reference: MFH-K410

The third car of 1970 Belgium Grand Prix, driven by Beltoise, and now recreated in 1/20 scale by Model Factory Hiro. Inside the box you'll find turned metal parts, white metal pieces, photoetches, and all the magic of the wonderful multimedia kit from this Japanese manufacturer.
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Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/20 scale - Matra MS120 ELF #9, 25 - Henri Pescarolo, Jean-Pierre Beltoise - Monaco Grand Prix 1970 - multimaterial kit

Reference: MFH-K409

The winner car of 1970 Monaco GP, driven by Henri Pescarolo, and now recreated in 1/20 scale by Model Factory Hiro. Inside the box you''ll find turned metal parts, white metal pieces, photoetches, and all the magic of the wonderful multimedia kit from this Japanese manufacturer.
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Beemax Model Kits: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165 Repsol #1 - Juha Kankkunen + Juha Piironen - Australian Rally 1989 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: B24001

Here's the first version of the Celica GT-Four ST165 kit by Aoshima, featuring the decoration used by Kankkunen in the Australian Rally. Remember that the kit does NOT include any tobacco sponsor decals.
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Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/43 scale - BRM H-16 #14 - Sir John Young 'Jackie' Stewart - Belgian Grand Prix 1967 - multimaterial kit

Reference: MFH-K416

Fine white metal parts, a good pile of cleverly designed photoetches, infinitely detailed decals, rubber tires and luxury instructions make this kit an essential piece for your collection, and a dream come true for Jackie Stewart fans.
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Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/43 scale - BRM H-16 #34 - Sir John Young 'Jackie' Stewart - Italian Grand Prix 1967 - Multimaterial kit

Reference: MFH-K417

Fine white metal parts, a good pile of cleverly designed photoetches, infinitely detailed decals, rubber tires and luxury instructions make this kit an essential piece for your collection, and a dream come true for Jackie Stewart fans.
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