Newsletter 157: Big and cool!

Big and cool!

Big and cool!
A few years ago I met in person one of the McLaren F1 GTR that raced at La Sarthe, and... my god THAT is a true sports car! Is big, huge better said, and veeeeery very cool: awesome rims, very very low front spoiler, aggressive, and the colour... what a colour!!! The guys at Fujimi have made it on 1/24 scale, a kit also very big and very cool just like the Lamborghini race cars from Aoshima that have just arrived to our warehouse :)

And since we're talking about big and cool things, this week we also have another two big and cool kits, a new Ferrari GTO and the Porsche 917 both in 1/12 scale (that is, VERY big!) from Model Factory Hiro (that is, VERY cool!), to tag along the 1/12 models we introduced you last weeks.

Tabu has released new and freshly printed decals for the Tamiya Lotus 107 kit, at the same time that Studio27 has reedited in a limited edition the carbon fiber decals for the MP4/4. Ok, they're not really big, but... what about cool? A lot!!

Equally big (over A4 size) and cool are the historic photography books from Model Factory Hiro, with three new issues covering the history of the FW15c and many 1968 Formula 1 GPs.

And what about Eddie Lawson's YZR500? Big Eddie, and utterly cool kit!!!

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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/24 scale - McLaren F1 GTR Long Tail Gulf Davidoff #1 - Geoff Lees + Anders Olofsson - 24 Hours Le Mans 1997 - plastic model kit and photo-etched parts

Reference: FJ12595

Inside the box you'll find a good pile of pieces for building one of the most beautiful cars of the last years. Gulf decoration is very nicely developed, with a thorough decals sheet and every detail you could need, and the kit also includes photoetches.
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Model Factory Hiro: Reference / walkaround book - Joe Honda Racing Pictorial Series: Grand Prix 1968, part 1 1968

Reference: MFH-JH38

The No. 38 issue of Racing Pictorial Series by HIRO is focused on the Grand Prix 1968 F1 season. From the death of the symbolic driver Jim Clark, the rising of the Ford Cossworth DFV engine, the aerodynamics parts such as the high wings debuts, to the sponsorship from tobacco companies, this year is one of the turning point of the motorsports history.
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Model Factory Hiro: Reference / walkaround book - Joe Honda Racing Pictorial Series: Grand Prix 1968, part 2 1968

Reference: MFH-JH39

The No. 39 issue of Racing Pictorial Series by HIRO is focused on the Grand Prix 1968 F1 season. From the death of the symbolic driver Jim Clark, the rising of the Ford Cossworth DFV engine, the aerodynamics parts such as the high wings debuts, to the sponsorship from tobacco companies, this year is one of the turning point of the motorsports history.
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Model Factory Hiro: Reference / walkaround book - Joe Honda Racing Pictorial Series: Williams FW15C - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1993

Reference: MFH-JH40

JOE HONDA Racing Pictorial Series by HIRO No.40 : Williams FW15C 1993 also featuring detail shots of other GP cars. After a years rest, Alain Prost continue his races in the Grand Prix circuits, with the powerful partner Williams FW15C, which had been predicted to be a overwhelming power on the circuits. However, the first half of the races were supressed by his rival Senna and the wet circuits, the penalties of flying start and the active suspension of other teams vehicles affecting the scores he gained, and the young teammate Damon Hill was climbing up the top of the score board, the fight for the championship become vigorous. Prost took back his pace from the mid-season and achieved a career high 4 constructive wins, and finally the overall championship of the year, as the present for his retirement.
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Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/12 scale - Ferrari 250 GTO #24, 27 - Jean 'Beurlys' Blaton + Lucien Bianchi, Fernand Tavano + Bob Grossman - 24 Hours Le Mans 1964 - multimaterial kit

Reference: MFH-K447

Model Factory Hiro signs this mind-blowing 1/12 scale kit: the rims are fully broken up, with all pieces chromed one-by-one; the engine, in white metal, includes even fully articulated pistons and rods; tyres are rubber moulded, and the bodyworks comes in gloriously moulded white resin. An astounding kit that will certainly become legendary.
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Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/12 scale - Porsche 917LH Shell #25 - Vic Elford + Kurt Ahrens - 24 Hours Le Mans 1970 - Multimaterial kit

Reference: MFH-K437

This is THE KIT we were all waiting for several years ago, nothing less than the 917 in 1/12 that mimics the white color model driven by Elford and Ahrens in Le Mans 1970. A good pile of resins, white metal pieces, photoetches, awesome instructions, gorgeous decals, and more and more and more, making the building of this Model Factory Hiro wonder a real pleasure.
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Studio27: Carbon fibre pattern decal 1/20 scale - Jordan Ford J191 - for Tamiya reference TAM20032

Reference: ST27-CD20020

Two complete decals sheets with carbon fiber patterns for the cockpit, engine areas, monocoque, spoilers, and many many more. Stop trimming carbon fiber decals by hand and indulge yourself using these perfectly fitting ones from Studio27.
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Renault RE30B/30C Michelin #15, 16 - Alain Prost, Rene Arnoux, Eddie Cheever - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1982 and 1983 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20018

Reference: ST27-DC743D

If you want to refresh your Tamiya Renault 30B, or if you just want to recreate the 30C version decoration (which is NOT included in the box), don't hesitate and use these gorgeous decals from Studio27, re-edited for a very short time.
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Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Lotus Ford 102D Hitachi #11, 12 - Johnn 'Johnny' Herbert, Mika Hkkinen - World Championship 1992 - water slide decals - for Tamiya reference TAM20033

Reference: TABU20135

This decals set includes the whole decoration for all the 5 grand prix raced by this car: Mexico, South Africa, Brazil, Spain and San Marino. Forget the yellowish decals of your old box and give your kit the look it deserves.
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Tabu Design: Decals 1/20 scale - Lotus Ford 107 Castrol #11, 12 - Johnn 'Johnny' Herbert, Mika Hkkinen - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1992 - for Tamiya reference TAM20037

Reference: TABU20136

Freshly printed by Tabu, here are the decals with all the sponsor logos of the Lotus 107 in its San Marino and Monaco versions. Just a perfect replacement for your old and yellowish decals from your Tamiya kit.
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Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Lotus Ford 107B Castrol #11, 12 - Johnn 'Johnny' Herbert, Alessandro 'Alex' Zanardi - World Championship 1993 - water slide decals - for Tamiya reference TAM20038

Reference: TABU20137

New and freshly printed decals with all the Lotus 107B sponsors logos, also including the test version. The best choice for replacing your old and yellowish decals from your Tamiya kit.
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Zero Paints: Paint - Ducati Senna Grey for 916 and 1199 Panigale - Grigio Scuro - Code: DUC37 - 60ml - for Tamiya reference TAM14132

Reference: ZP-1005-DUC37

Do you want to build the Senna version of the Ducati Panigale? This bike used a dark grey specifically formulated by Ducati, that Zero Paints has now precisely replicated to make your kit look exactly like the actual bike.
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Studio27: Photo-etched parts 1/24 scale - Ford Focus RS WRC 2004 - for Hasegawa references 20263 and 25034

Reference: ST27-FP24173

Grids, brake discs, bonnet pins, belt buckles, Japan rally badges, wipers, plates... What else do you want? The red fabric for the seat belts? Even that is included.
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Studio27: Carbon fibre pattern decal 1/20 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/4 #11, 12 - Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1988 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM89719 and TAM92208

Reference: ST27-CD20001

Modern Formula 1 have the carbon fiber as a fundamental component. And what happens to your scale model? How could you not use these precious carbon fibre patterns that Studio27 has just reissued for a limited time?
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Aoshima: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Lamborghini Murcielago R-SV 2010 - plastic model kit

Reference: AOSH-00710

Here's the FIA approved version of the Lamborghini Murcielago. In addition to a full blown parts break up, the kit also includes an awesome decals sheet printed by Cartograf. But once you finish building... you can't help but staring at it every day!
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Aoshima: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Lamborghini Murcielago R-SV All Inkl #37, 38 - Dominik Schwager + Nicky Pastorelli, Marc Basseng + Markus Winkelhock - Zolder DRM 2011 - plastic model kit

Reference: AOSH-00718

Finally the FIA approved version of Lamborghini Murcielago sponsored by All Inkl. In addition to a carefully designed parts break up, the kit also includes an awesome decals sheet printed by Cartograf. Think how greak it will look in your showcase!
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Aoshima: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Lamborghini Murcielago R-SV Blancpain #24, 25 - Peter Kox + Christopher Hasse, Frank Kechele + Ricardo Zonta - SPA Francorchamps 2010 - plastic model kit

Reference: AOSH-00717

Here's the FIA approved version of the Lamborghini Murcielago. In addition to a full blown parts break up, the kit also includes an awesome decals sheet printed by Cartograf. But once you finish building... you can't help but staring at it every day!
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/24 scale - McLaren F1 GTR Long Tail EMI #40 - Steve O'Rourke + Tim Sugden + Auberlen - 24 Hours Le Mans 1998 - plastic model kit and photo-etched parts

Reference: FJ12594

Inside the box you'll find everything you need for building one of the most beautiful cars of the last years. EMI decoration is very nicely developed, with a thorough decals sheet and every detail you could need. The kit also includes photoetches for further detailing.
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Revell: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Ferrari 599 GTO - plastic model kit

Reference: REV07091

Imported by Hisinsa (Revell official distributor)
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