Newsletter 152: Speed...

Speed...

Speed...
According to the dictionary, speed is a physical magnitude of vectorial nature that show the displacement of an object during a time unit. Well.. that's OK, but then came Einstein and said that in fact speed is a relative thing, and boy he really wasn't wrong... :)

For Andy Warhol, the visionary artist who painted "The Speed", it means the BMW M1 decorated by himself that raced at Le Mans in 1979, now available at SpotModel in 1/43 scale.

For Komakai, speed results in the new "Fast Guides" and their first Skoda Fabia S2000 issue, along with the new issue of the "Ultra Detail Guides" featuring the Honda RA272, both filled up with full page photographs of every teeny tiny detail.

For C1 Models, speed equals the time it takes to adapt their new transkit for the Ferrari F12 Novitec to the Fujimi kit.

For Renaissance, speed means a lot of classic rally rims in 15, 17 and 18 inches in 1/24 scale for enhancing your really fast Porsche, Celica and Ford kits.

And for us, speed is just our way to make all this arrive to your workbench...

At top speed!!! :D

Komakai: Reference / walkaround book - Skoda Fabia S2000 - for Belkits kit BEL-004, or Reji Model kits REJI-2425A, REJI-2425B and REJI-2430A

Reference: KOM-FG001

This issue from the new Fast Guides series comes fully loaded of photographs of the Skoda Fabia S2000. The book is A5 size, featuring 34 full colour pages with photographs of the actual car, digitally enhanced to bring up even the smallest details and conveniently sorted for quick reference. Definitely a very interesting guide for knowing the interior, carbon fibre panels, bottom side and many more parts of the vehicle with full details.
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Komakai: Reference / walkaround book - Honda RA272 - 96 full colour A5 size pages - for Tamiya reference TAM20043

Reference: KOM-UDG005

This issue from the Ultra Detail Guides series comes fully loaded of images from the legendary Honda RA272.
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Tamiya: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Mini Morris Cooper 1275S Mk. 1 - plastic model kit

Reference: TAM24039

The Mini Cooper street version is definitely a classc Tamiya kit, good looking and easy to build. Featuring a fully detailed engine as well as all the interior, it is a helufa kit for just a few cents.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Williams Honda FW11 Canon Mobil1 #5, 6 - Nigel Ernest James Mansell, Nelson Piquet - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1986 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20019

Reference: SHK-D262

Finally you can build your old FW11 kit without worrying about the yellowish decals. This reference from Shunko Models includes every decal you need, with all sponsor logos redesigned and printed with full details.
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Shunko Models: Decals 1/24 scale - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI Marlboro #1, 2 - Tommi Mkinen + Risto Mannisenmki, Freddy Loix + Sven Smeets - Montecarlo Rally, New Zealand rally 1999 - for Hasegawa kit

Reference: SHK-D261

Tommi Makinen scored a double win in both Montecarlo and New Zealand rallies, and now you can recreate both victories with this awesome decals from Shunko Models that even includes the Marlboro logos for the Montecarlo version.
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C1 Models: Transkit 1/24 scale - Ferrari F12 Novitec N-Largo - resins - for Fujimi kits FJ125626 and FJ125664

Reference: C1-TK013

C1 Models offers us once again a very interesting kit, this time for versioning the N-Largo Novitec model based on the Ferrari F12. Fender flares, bumpers, exhausts and many more parts will help you to give your kit a really aggressive look.
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Arena: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Porsche 911SC Group 4 Eminence #1 - Walter Rhrl + Christian Geistdrfer - Sanremo Rally 1981 - resin multimaterial kit

Reference: ARE701-24

An excelent resin kit from Arena including everything to build Walter Rhrl's car. You will find excelent resin pieces, white metal, photoetches and an exhaustive decal sheet.
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Renaissance Models: Model car kit 1/43 scale - Porsche 935 B2/80 Brumos #59 - Brumos + Gregg - 24 Hours Daytona 1980 - multimaterial resin kit

Reference: 43-106

An awesome car, an awesome tuning, and an awesome kit. The extremely fine paneling, the countless resin and metal turned parts, and some more-than-correct decals, make of this kit a really interesting piece.
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Studio27: Carbon fibre pattern decal 1/24 scale - McLaren F1 GTR Short Tail - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Fujimi references FJ125992, FJ126012 and FJ126029

Reference: ST27-CD24010

All the carbon fibre pattern decals that your short tail McLaren was waiting for are in this decal sheet. The bucket seat, spoilers, lights, doors, ... will look absolutely real.
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Renaissance Models: Tyre set 1/24 scale - 18 inches slicks for GT cars - 4 units

Reference: 24PNC

Set of four 18 inches slick tires, measuring 22x12,5mm and 28,5x16mm (outer). Inner diameter is 21mm in all of them.
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Renaissance Models: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - Braid 15 inches - resin parts and rubber parts - 4 units

Reference: 24BRAIDR5T

This set emulates the famous 15 inches Braid wheels used by the Renault R5 turbo, as well as many other rally cars and even race cars.
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Renaissance Models: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - Cromodora 18 inches - resin parts and rubber parts - for Tamiya references TAM24144, TAM24153, TAM24171 and TAM24xxx - 4 units

Reference: 24CROM4

Set of four gorgeous wheels that will improve your Ford Escort finish without any doubts, emulating the Cromodora 18 inches 4 nuts rims, and including tyres.
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Renaissance Models: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - Enkei 16 inches 4 nuts rims and assimetric tyres set - resin parts and rubber parts - 4 units

Reference: 24ENK16N4

Really interesting set of four 16 inches 4 nutted Enkei rims with assymetric tyres for snow. Rims measure 10x18,5mm, and tyres measure 29x9mm.
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Renaissance Models: Upgrade 1/24 scale - Filler cap for 50s and 60s cars - resin parts - 1 units

Reference: 24BEP

Fine and well detailed, these two resin parts will help you enhance the realism of your 50s and 60s kits, recreating with perfect accuracy the filler caps of those years race cars, and even some street and sport cars.
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Renaissance Models: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - Gotti J33 15 inches for Porsche 911 SC - resin parts and rubber parts - 4 units

Reference: 24J33

The rims used by the Porsche 911SC tunned by Almeras and several other teams that raced mainly in rallies during the 80 years . Rims measure 12,8x19,5mm and 13,3x19,5mm, and tyres measure 12,4x25,8mm and 14,1x27,5mm.
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Renaissance Models: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - OZ 17 inches - resin parts and rubber parts - 4 units

Reference: 24OZ17

The OZ rims widely used in rallies during the 80's and 90's, now available from Renaissance. All of them measure 20,6x18,4mm (rims) and 26,6x12,6mm (tyres).
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Renaissance Models: Rims and tyres set 1/43 scale - BBS 15 inches rims and tyres set for Porsche 911 RSR and 908 - resin parts, rubber parts and turned metal parts - 4 units

Reference: BBS908-2

Rims and tyres set for switching your 911 Fuchs to the ones used by the 908s during those years. The set includes an aluminium turned core, resin rim spokes, and rubber tyres.
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Hobby Design: Engine 1/24 scale - Lamborghini Murcielago LP670 - resin kit

Reference: HD03-0326

Another stroke of genius from Hobby Design, now in the shape of the full engine of the Lamborghini Murcielago. Are you really going to hide it into your kit? Wouldn't it be better in a plinth?
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