Newsletter 173: Decal mania

Decal mania

Decal mania
We cut, sand, glue every piece together, paint them with all the love they deserve, and then it comes that magical moment of placing the decals, that one where the kit gets its personality. It's the moment for customizing the number, pilot, race, sponsor... For us scale modelers, it IS a very special moment :D

Our beloved manufacturers know that very well, and they don't stop tempting us with irresistible releases such as Tamiya and their new brilliant invention: the decal glue in case you need extra stickiness to the surface.

Studio27 keeps nailing awesome decals, such as the carbon fibre patterns for the Porsche Carrera GT, the FW16 and the F2001.

Shunko Models, focusing in designing decals to bring your old kits back to their glory, have released the decorations for the Leyton House CG901, two versions of the 155 V6, the YZR500 sponsored by Gauloises, Loeb's and Dani Sordo's Xsara, and many more.

Tabu brings us the gorgeous Harrods decoration for the F1 GTR Short Tail. And talking about the F1 GTR, although now in its long version, it has arrived the new photograph packed release by Komakai of the car on Gulf colors that raced at Le Mans.

Our decal mania goes so far that eeeevery order this week will get one free EXTRA decal sheet :-O

Fall into the decal mania!! :D

Tamiya: Decal products - Decal Adhesive - 10ml

Reference: TAM87176

A new and brilliant idea by Tamiya: a specifically formulated glue to be used with those decals that have lost their sticking powers. Just apply a dab of the product over the target surface, place your decal, remove the remains with a slightly wet brush and... voil!!!
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Komakai: Reference / walkaround book - McLaren F1 GTR Long Tail - for Aoshima reference AOSH-007471, or Fujimi references FJ12581 and FJ12595

Reference: KOM-FG002

A new issue of Komakai Fast Guides series, covering with a wealth of exquisite photographs every detail of the McLaren F1 GTR Long Tail sponsored by Gulf that raced at the Le Mans 24 Hours. Featuring 32 full colour A5 size pages with images of the interior, bodywork, mechanical parts, lights and aesthetic details.
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Studio27: Carbon fibre pattern decal 1/24 scale - Porsche Carrera GT - for Tamiya reference TAM24275

Reference: ST27-CD24014

Two sheets full of decals with all the neccesary carbon fibre patterns for the chassis, engine area, bottom and other parts of the Carrera GT from Tamiya: an excellent kit, and essential on every modeler's shelf.
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Studio27: Carbon fibre pattern decal 1/20 scale - Ferrari F2001 - for Tamiya reference TAM20052

Reference: ST27-CD20022

Carbon fibre patterns strongly draws everybody's attention in modern Formula 1, and now you can reproduce them in your kit with these specifically designed decals by Studio27 to mimic the range of different patterns in actual cars, such as the Ferrari F2001.
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Tabu Design: Decals 1/24 scale - Citroen DS3 WRC Tengtools #11 - Petter Solberg - Rallycross 2013 - for Heller references 80757 and 80758

Reference: TABU24065

An awesome decoration and some even more awesome decals. Solberg showed off his great hands at the wheel driving the DS3 at the Rallycross. Don't you want to show off your great modeler hands with these decals? Remember that the car is not glossy, but... satin finish!!.
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Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - McLaren F1 GTR Short Tail Harrods Racing #51 - Andy Wallace + Justin Bell + Derek Bell - 24 Hours Le Mans 1995 - water slide decals - for Fujimi references FJ125992, FJ126012 and FJ126029

Reference: TABU24051

Yellow and green, short and glorious, this one sponsored by Harrods Racing was one of the most acclaimed GT's at Le Mans during the nineties, and now you can build it using the Fujimi scale kit and these decals by Tabu.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Leyton House Judd CG901 Carglass #15, 16 - Ivan Capelli, Mauricio Gugelmin - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1990 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20028

Reference: SHK-D211

Renew your old Tamiya kit decals and use these new ones by Shunko Models. And remember that Leyton House colors are the spirit of pure competition: don't forget to paint your scale model kit with the right ones!!
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Shunko Models: Decals 1/12 scale - Yamaha YZR500 Gauloises #19, 56 - Olivier Jacque, Shinya Nakano - Motorcycle World Championship 2001 and 2002 - for Tamiya kit

Reference: SHK-D274

Shunko Models always stands out because of their immaculate and amazing designs, and here's a great example of exactly that: intense and vivid colors, and perfectly recreated color graded stripes.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI Bosch #19 - Jason Watt - DTM 1996 - for Tamiya kits

Reference: SHK-D273

White background, intense red letters, and Bosch logos in silver tones. Can it get any prettier?
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Studio27: Carbon fibre pattern decal 1/20 scale - Williams Renault FW16 - for Fujimi references FJ090580 and FJ090597

Reference: ST27-CD20003

The FW16 was a extremely sophisticated car at his time, and proof of that were the complicated carbon fibre parts equipped. Studio27 have reproduced in these decals all those carbon fibre patterns, so you can add more realism and finally bring to life your Fujimi scale model kit.
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Hasegawa: Model bike kit 1/12 scale - Yamaha YZR500 0WA8 Marlboro #6, 19 - Freddie Spencer, Niall Mackenzie - Motorcycle World Championship 1989 - plastic model kit

Reference: 21712

A gorgeous kit by Hasegawa, with an incredibly vast and detailed parts break up. Decals are printed by Cartograf, with excelent detailing and color saturation. Be careful though, since tobacco logos are NOT included in this kit.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI Jagermeister #27 - Michael Bartels - DTM 1994 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24137, TAM24148 and TAM96356

Reference: SHK-D272

The Jagermeister version of number 27 racing at the DTM with Michael Bartels at the wheel was totally awesome, and now you can recreate it in your Tamiya kit in an equally awesome way.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Toyota Supra Turbo Group A Minolta #36, 37 1987 and 1988 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM24076

Reference: SHK-D271

Refresh the looks of your old kit with these newly designed and freshly printed decals from Shunko, featuring the numbers for two different races.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Citroen Xsara WRC Gauloises #1, 2 - Sebastien Loeb + Daniel Elena, Daniel 'Dani' Sordo + Marc Mart - Japan rally 2006 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Heller reference 80751

Reference: SHK-D270

Finally here are the decals and numbers for the Xara driven by Loeb and Dani Sordo at the Japan Rally, than far far away stage that is gaining on followers one day after another. Don't worry about the tobacco logos, since they're also included in this decoration.
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Zero Paints: Book - RAL K7 Paints Fan Chart

Reference: ZP-6010

The official RAL color chart, featuring all the 213 standard tones, is the perfect reference guide for identifying with complete accuracy and colorimetric precision any of the RAL tones formulated by Zero Paints, and see them "live" or match them with your decals even before you order them. Color names are translated to English, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch.
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