Newsletter 166: How your heart beats...

How your heart beats...

How your heart beats...
Our inspiration this week came from Judas Priest "Turbo Lover" song lyrics... You won't hear me / but you'll feel me / without warning / something's dawning / listen: new 1/43 scale Formula One from Tameo. The last season Lotus Renault E22, Senna's 1997 championship Lotus Honda 99T, and Alain Prost's F1-90. You can't run for cover!!

Wrapped in horsepower / driving into fury / changing gears / Senna got the best from the MP4/5B. And Top Studio says that their detail-up sets fit like no other.

In perfect synchronicity with our previous SpotModel newsletter, we have new connectors from Top Studio for detailing in 1/12, 1/20 and 1/24 scales.

And we feel so close to heaven this week that we're about to explode: Fujimi has reedited the Porsche 917, the Ford GT 40 and the AMG C-Class from DTM, released the Z4 GT3, and three new versions of the McLaren F1 GTR Short Tail!

How your heart beats? Better run for them!! ;)

Tameo Kits: Model car kit 1/43 scale - Lotus Honda 99T Camel #11, 12 - Ayrton Senna, Satoru Nakajima - USA Grand Prix 1987 - photo-etched parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions

Reference: SLK097

The yellow machine on which Ayrton Senna won the North America GP, now available for you in 1/43 scale to complete your collection. The kit includes rubber printed tires, white metal parts, photoetches, decals and a detailed instructions manual, so you just need to add in the Zero Paints colors for your Lotus.
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Tameo Kits: Model car kit 1/43 scale - Lotus Renault E22 Rexona #7, 8 - Romain Grosjean, Pastor Maldonado - Monaco Grand Prix 2014 - photo-etched parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions

Reference: TMK426

The spectacular car with which Grosjean finished eighth at Monaco Grand Prix 2014 have been chosen by Tameo for modeling in 1/43 scale. In addition to the 3D printed instructions, a great number of white metal parts, rubber printed tires, photoetches, and awesome decals printed by Cartograf. Remember to use Zero Paints Lotus black to get the perfect finish for your kit.
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Tameo Kits: Model car kit 1/43 scale - Ferrari F1-90 Marlboro #1, 2 - Alain Prost, Nigel Ernest James Mansell - Brazilian Grand Prix 1990 - photo-etched parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions

Reference: TMK425

Made with the excelent quality usual at Tameo, here's the Ferrari F1-90 with which Prost got the victory in the Brazilian GP. Inside the gorgeous red box, you'll find tons of white metal parts, a photoetch sheet, and exquisite decals printed by Cartograf. As always, a detailed manual in full colour and with 3D images will help you build this great kit.
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Top Studio: Detail up set 1/20 scale - McLaren MP4/5B Cockpit - resins, photo-etched parts, fabric, metal parts - for Tamiya references TAM89720 and TAM92209

Reference: TD23139

Bring to life the cockpit of your McLaren MP4/5B kit with this detail up set from Top Studio. Inside the gorgeous black box you'll find: several resins for the steering wheel, seat and fire extinguisher, photoetches for the pedals, harness and settings selector, turned metal parts for the gear shift, and fabrics for the seatbelts. It's just AWESOME!.
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Top Studio: Detail 1/20 scale - Electrical connectors - metal, tube, photo-etch - 10 units

Reference: TD23133

Electrical connectors set in bronze for recreating the connectors used in modern race cars and bikes. Can be used in either 1/20 and 1/24 scales, and also features black heat-shrink tubing for simulating cabling hose.
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Top Studio: Detail 1/20 scale - Toggle switch - photo-etch, metal parts - 20 units

Reference: TD23137

The classic flip switch used from the ancient times in racing. Featuring CNC turned metal parts in 1.2mm length and one photoetch, it's perfect for 1/20 and 1/24 scales.
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Top Studio: Detail 1/12 scale - Toggle switch - metal, photo-etch - 20 units

Reference: TD23138

Here's the classic flip switch used from the ancient times in racing. Featuring CNC turned metal parts in 2mm length and one photoetch.
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Top Studio: Detail up set 1/20 scale - RB Racing Renault RB6 chassis front - metal parts, resins, photo-etched parts - for Tamiya reference TAM20067

Reference: TD23130

Improve the looks of the RB6 kit with this detail up set, featuring resin parts and photoetches for recreating the carbon parts on the actual car, hidraulic fluid reservoirs and different electronic components.
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Renaissance Models: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - TecnoMagnesio 17 inches 5 nut rims and slicks tyres set - resin parts and rubber parts - for nineties rally cars

Reference: 24TEC5

During the 90s, TecnoMagnesio rims were widely used in rally cars such as Ford Sierra or BMW M3. Here's the 5 nut version, also featuring slick tyres for road stages.
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Renaissance Models: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - TecnoMagnesio 17 inches 4 nut rims and slick tyres set - resin parts and rubber parts - for nineties rally cars

Reference: 24TEC4

TecnoMagnesio rims where widely used in 90s rally cars like Ford Sierra or BMW M3. Renaissance has recreated the four nut version shown, also including the slick tyres for the road.
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Ford GT40 Mk II Gulf #9, 10, 11 - Pedro Rodriguez + Lucien Bianchi - 24 Hours Le Mans 1968 - plastic model kit

Reference: FJ126050

Here's the reedition of this classic Fujimi kit of the winner of Le Mans 24 hours in 1968. A gorgeous machine in Gulf colours, that you can decorate with three different numbers. This kit does not allow you an open assembly for the door or bonnet, and it does not include a detailed engine either.
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Ford GT40 Mk II #3, 6 - Chris Amon + Bruce McLaren - 24 Hours Le Mans 1966 - plastic model kit, photo-etch

Reference: FJ126067

Recently reedited by Fujimi, here's the winner of Le Mans 24 hours in 1966. The kit features a photoetch sheet for the back grid, harness buckles, vertical planes for the bonnet, and bonnet pins. It does not include a detailed engine.
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Porsche 917K Shell #23 - Hans Herrmann + Richard Attwood - 24 Hours Le Mans 1970 - plastic model kit

Reference: FJ126074

Once again reedited by Fujimi, here's one of the most emblematic kits of the manufacturer for one of the most emblematic race cars ever built: the 1970 Le Mans 24 hours winner Posche 917K. Featuring red and black injected plastic, this kit is absolutely gorgeous, with good fittings and good detailing. Don't forget that doors and bonet do not open.
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Fujimi: Model kit 1/24 scale - BMW Z4 GT3 Randstad #1 2013 - plastic model kit

Reference: FJ125930

Here's the 2013 year version of the BMW Z4 GT3, slightly modified from the previous versions. Don't miss the wonderful rims and exquisite bodywork. The rest of the kit is... just awesome!!
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/24 scale - McLaren F1 GTR Short Tail Marlboro #6 - Owen Jones + Pierre-Henri Raphanel + David Brabham - BPR Zhuhai 1996 - plastic model kit

Reference: FJ126012

A new version of the hugely popular McLaren F1 GTR Short Tail that raced at the Chinese circuit of Zhuhai with the Marlboro logos. During the assembly, you can decide whether to build it with open or closed doors. WARNING!! Marlboro decals are NOT included in this kit.
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/24 scale - McLaren F1 GTR Short Tail West FM #49 - 24 Hours Le Mans 1995 - plastic model kit

Reference: FJ126029

A new version of the McLaren F1 GTR Short Tail that raced at Le Mans 24 hours, that you can now build as you please with opened or closed doors. Fittings are very good, detailing is perfect, and the spectacular 5 spoke rims make this a very interesting kit.
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/24 scale - McLaren F1 GTR Short Tail Gulf #24 - 24 Hours Le Mans 1995 - plastic model kit

Reference: FJ125992

Here's the McLaren F1 GTR Short Tail sponsored by Gulf that raced at Le Mans 24 hours in 1995, a metallic blue beauty that flew over the asphalt. This kit allows allows you both an open or closed door assembly. Fittings are very good, detailing is perfect, and the 5 spoke rims are awesome.
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