Newsletter 164: Crazy...

Crazy...

Crazy...
Indeed, it was crazy racing in 1967 with a machine featuring the newly designed Ford Cosworth DFV engine, weighting a little more than 500 kilograms, delivering more than 400 horsepower, no traction control and no electronic aids... and yet they did it.

Also crazy was releasing in 1968 a 1/12 scale model kit, with rubber tires, fully functional suspension, fully functional steering... and yet Tamiya did it.

Maybe it's crazy, almost 50 years later, reediting the kit in 1/12 scale of the Lotus 49. Exactly that same kit? No, just better: with Cartograf printed decals, a photoetch sheet and turned metal air intakes... and yet, Tamiya did it again, with both the Lotus 49 and the M23 from 1974.

It might be crazy as well, after being missed for many years, to get back in our warehouse in very limited quantities the 037, the Lancia Delta and the Escort from Hasegawa; the 191, the 99T, the GT1, the GT2, the GT3, the 6-wheel Tyrrell, the RA272, the MP4/13 and the RGV-G from Tamiya... but we did it :)

And while we were at it, we got some other crazy things: the freshly edited Lotus 72E from Ebbro with new decals, as well as their Lotus 72C and their Tyrrell 003, the 037 and the Stratos with the Chardonnet decoration from Hasegawa, and finally in Spain the Ducati Panigale from Tamiya.

Are you crazy enough? :D

Tamiya: Model car kit 1/12 scale - Lotus Ford Type 49 #5, 6 - Jim Clark, Graham Hill - Belgian Grand Prix 1967

Reference: TAM12052

A Tamiya classic kit, now reedited for a limited time including a new photoetch sheet as well as some metal turned parts. Don't procrastinate for too long, this kit will only be available for a few months.
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Tamiya: Model bike kit 1/12 scale - Ducati 1199 Panigale S - plastic model kit

Reference: TAM14129

A top-class kit for a top-class bike. We were all waiting for a kit of this gorgeous Ducati for a long time, and Tamiya has finally heard our prayers. A very interesting part listing and first-class fittings will make you enjoy this wonder that can't be out of your shelf for any longer.
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Zero Paints: Cleaner - Airbrush Cleaner - 120ml - for Airbrush

Reference: ZP-5113

The Zero Paints products ranges have been specifically formulated for modelers needing the best results for their cars and bikes. Within their broad product ranges, this airbrush cleaner liquid is perfect to remove paint, lacquer or primer leftovers from your airbrush after a work day of painting, or even several months with this 120ml bottle.
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Tamiya: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Toyota Celica GT-S - plastic model kit

Reference: TAM24215

This gorgeous kit in 1/24 scale reproduces the seventh edition of the Toyota Celica. It includes two dashboards for left or right side steering wheel mounting, as well as chromed parts, glass painting masks and all the magic from Tamiya kits.
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Tamiya: Model car kit 1/20 scale - Lotus Honda 99T ELF #11, 12 - Ayrton Senna, Satoru Nakajima - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1987 - plastic model kit

Reference: TAM20057

The yellow rocket used by Senna to fly over the racertrack, now available for building and completing your collection. The kit features both Senna's and Nakajima's helmets and decals to give it an even more personal touch, but it does NOT include Camel decals.
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Tamiya: Model car kit 1/20 scale - Jordan Ford 191 7UP #32, 33 - Andrea de Cesaris, Bertrand Gachot - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1991 - plastic model kit

Reference: TAM20032

The greenest and most beautiful Formula 1 speed machine of the nineties, and a true classic Tamiya kit, featuring a fully detailed engine, decals for pilot helmets and a good pile of parts. Be careful since pilot figurines are NOT included in this kit.
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Tamiya: Model car kit 1/12 scale - McLaren Ford M23 Yardley #33 - Mike Hailwood - World Championship 1974 - plastic model kit

Reference: TAM12049

The seasoned Tamiya kit from the seventies, now reedited with freshly printed decals from Cartograf and photoetches. In addition to a fully operative steering, it also includes wirings for the fuel and spark plugs, printed fabric seatbelts, rubber tyres, chrome parts and LOTS of plastic parts to enjoy an spectacular building.
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Zero Paints: Paint - Gun Metal - Similar to Tamiya TS-38 - for Airbrush

Reference: ZP-1274

All paints are pre-thinned for airbrush use, to a consistency suitable for airbrushes with nozzle sizes of 0.3mm upwards. It is NOT recommended to overthin the paint: mixing too much thinner will increase the chance of the paint becoming too hot during application, thus affecting/melting the plastic below the primer. If unsure, we recommend you to test it first before applying to your kit.
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Hasegawa: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Lancia Super Delta HF Integrale Martini Racing #3, 8 - Didier Auriol + Bernard Occelli, Philippe Bugalski + Denis Giraudet - Tour de Corse 1992 - photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: 25015

The gorgeous Martini decoration in one of the most famous Italian rally cars. The kit features photoetches with seatbelt buckles, venturi effect rims, and decals with two different numbers.
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Ebbro: Model car kit 1/20 scale - Tyrrell Ford 003 ELF #11,12, 5, 6 - Sir John Young 'Jackie' Stewart, Francois Cevert - Spanish Grand Prix, Monaco Grand Prix 1971 - plastic model kit

Reference: EBR20007

An awesome kit of the Tyrrell 003, with rubber printing decorated tyres, a meticulous part listing and Cartograf printed decals. But the coolest thing in this kit are the brackets for the rear view mirrors, made in only one metal piece.... Awesome!!
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Ebbro: Model car kit 1/20 scale - Lotus Ford Type 72E John Player Special #1, 2 - Emerson Fittipaldi, Ronnie Peterson - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1972 and 1973 - plastic model kit

Reference: EBR20009

A new and interesting kit from Ebbro, the legendary Lotus 72E on which Emerson Fittipaldi won a huge number of races in several seasons. The kit is really interesting, featuring a good parts list, tampographed tyres, very good fittings, and Italy printed decals by Cartograf. The JPS logos are NOT included in this kit.
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Hasegawa: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Lancia 037 Rally Chardonnet #11 - Jean-Claude Andruet + Sergio Cresto - Tour de Corse 1984 - plastic model kit

Reference: 20264

The classic and renowned Hasegawa kit, now revised using the 182 chassis from the Abart Gallery Automotive Museum and freshly moulded, this time featuring the 1984 Tour de Corse decoration. Make sure you don't miss those decals, printed by Cartograf.
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Hasegawa: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Lancia Stratos HF Chardonnet #1, 4 - Bernard Darniche + Alain Mah - Montecarlo Rally, Tour de Corse 1979 - plastic model kit

Reference: 20217

Reedited by Hasegawa, with both Tour de Corse and Montecarlo rally decals, and the well know flawless part listing of this kit.
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Ebbro: Model car kit 1/20 scale - Lotus Ford Type 72C Gold Leaf #2, 5, 6 - Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi, John Miles - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1970 - plastic model kit

Reference: EBR20001

The first of a very interesting kit series from Ebbro, the legendary Lotus 72C with a young Emerson Fittipaldi starting his Formula 1 career. The kit is really interesting, with a good parts list, tampographed tyres, and pretty good fittings. Don't miss the "quickie" review (Spanish only) we made on it at SpotModel Blog, and remember that this kit decals doesn't include the tobacco sponsors.
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Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/12 scale - Porsche 956 New Man Joest Racing #7, 8 - Jean-Louis Schlesser + Stefan Johansson + Mauricio de Narvez, Henri Pescarolo + Louis 'John Winter' Krages, Klaus Ludwig + Stefan Johansson - 24 Hours Le Mans 1984 and 1985 - multimaterial kit

Reference: MFH-K460

Once again, Model Factory Hiro brings us a spectacular kit in 1/12. Inside the box, you have the decals for the decorations of any of the numbers of the New Man team racing at Le Mans in 1984 and 1985. The kit includes white metal parts, resins parts, metal turned aluminium parts, photoetches, vacuum formed parts, rubber tires, wirings and lots of other materials and parts. It also features fully operable doors and removable bonets to enjoy this kit in all its glory.
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Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/12 scale - Porsche 956 Rothmans #1, 2, 3 - Jacques Bernard 'Jacky' Ickx + Derek Bell, Jochen Mass + Stefan Bellof, Vern Schuppan + Alvah Robert 'Al' Holbert + Hurley Haywood - 24 Hours Le Mans 1983 - multimaterial kit

Reference: MFH-K459

A new masterpiece from Model Factory Hiro in 1/12 scale, nothing less than the Porsche 956. Inside the box, you have the decals to decorate with any of the three numbers from the Works Team sponsored by Rothmans at Le Mans 1983. The kit includes white metal parts, resins parts, metal turned aluminium parts, photoetches, vacuum formed parts, rubber tires, wirings and lots of other materials and parts. It also features fully operable doors and removable bonets to enjoy this kit in all its glory.
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Hasegawa: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Ford Focus RS WRC BP #8 - Franois Duval - ADAC Deutschland Rally 2004 - plastic model kit

Reference: 20263

A kit you can't miss, and a true classic from the world rally championship. The kit, officialy licensed by Ford, features Cartograf printed decals for the ADAC Deutschland rally decoration. A good pile of parts and a quite detailed interior that will make you enjoy it to the max.
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Tamiya: Model car kit 1/20 scale - McLaren Mercedes MP4/13 West #7, 8 - Mika Hkkinen, David Coulthard - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1998 - plastic model kit

Reference: TAM89718

The amazing MP4/13, one of the most awesome race cars from the 90s that smashed one record after another, now recreated by Tamiya in 1/20 scale. This reference is the recent reedition of this kit, that you can now recreate with all the detail-up sets from Top Studio and the incredible photographic reference of Komakai guides. Be careful though, West decals are NOT included on the kit!
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Tamiya: Model car kit 1/20 scale - Honda RA272 #11, 12 - Ronnie Bucknum, Richie Ginther - Mexican Grand Prix 1965 - plastic model kit

Reference: TAM20043

You say you like Formula 1 and you don't have this kit in your collection? Even being a seasoned kit, building it is an enormous joy, and even more now that Tamiya has revised all molds for this reedition.
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Tamiya: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Porsche 911 993 GT2 Club Sport - plastic model kit

Reference: TAM24247

Porsche surprised all of us with the 993, their last air cooled flat-6 engine. A little bit later, Tamiya surprised us again with this kit, recreatig the Club Sport version of this classic sport car of aggressive curves. This is the perfect kit for a "weekend quickie", with just all the proper parts and all the details and fittings from Tamiya.
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Tamiya: Model bike kit 1/12 scale - Suzuki RGV-Gamma XR-79 Telefonica Movistar #1, 15, 33 - Kenny Roberts, Manuel 'Sete' Gibernau, Akira Ryo - World Championship 2001 - metal parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: TAM14089

You can now recreate by the hands of Tamiya the Kenny Roberts' Suzuki that saw all those glorious racings days, and get your own glorious modelistic days. The kit, with the usual perfect fittings from Tamiya, features the whole front bodywork injected in one piece and a spectacular set of decals.
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Tamiya: Model car kit 1/20 scale - Tyrrell Ford P34 ELF #3, 4 - Patrick Depailler, Ronnie Peterson - Monaco Grand Prix 1977 - plastic model kit

Reference: TAM20053

Enjoy a Formula 1 classic from Tamiya, featuring the Ford DFV Costworth engine in full detail, a figurine for the pilot, chrome parts, rubber tyres (all six of them) and all the magic from Tamiya scale model kits.
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Tamiya: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Porsche 911 GT1 Mobil #1, 25, 26 - Thierry Boutsen + Hans-Joachim Stuck + Robert 'Bob' Wollek - 24 Hours Le Mans 1996 - plastic model kit

Reference: TAM24186

If you like race cars with spectacular decorations, look no further: this IS your kit. The decals are completely awesome, accurately recreating one of the most mind-blowing cars Le Mans have ever seen. The kit also includes masks for glass painting, a fully detailed engine, a good pile of chromed parts, and all of them by the hand of one of the most incredible scale model kit manufacturer: Tamiya.
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Tamiya: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Porsche 911 996 GT3 - plastic model kit

Reference: TAM24229

Gorgeous at every angle, with preciously yellow plastic injected bodyworks, chromed rims, sport tires, awesome Recaro seats in black plastic and accurate fittings in the usual Tamiya style. This is the perfect kit to enjoy a "quick and easy" build.
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