Newsletter 176: "I insisted on doing things the best way..."

"I insisted on doing things the best way..."

"I insisted on doing things the best way..."
... said Michele Alboreto, and Model Factory Hiro insists on making spectacular kits the best way they know: immaculate white metal casts, perfectly manufactured resins, incredible photoetches, new materials and innovative techniques... just like they did in the three 1/12 scale kits of the Ferrari 126C4 just arrived at SpotModel.

Fujimi is another one of the brands under Alboreto's motto, and this week they bring us two versions of the FW14B in addition to the race version of the Mini Cooper Mk. I, and several Ferraris: 599 GTB Fiorano, 512TR and 348GTB.

Aoshima is another brand that keeps astonishing us and doesn't fall behind, with spectacular kits, eternal part break ups, awesome plastics, and Cartograf printed decals, just like it happens in the McLaren F1 GTR Long Tail sponsored by Lark we've just received.

The last great italian pilot racing at Ferrari liked to do things the best possible way... surely he was a scale modeler!! :D

Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/12 scale - Ferrari 126C4M2 Fiat Agip #27, 28 - Michele Alboreto, Rene Arnoux - European Grand Prix, Portuguese Grand Prix 1984 - multimaterial kit

Reference: MFH-K471

This scale model reference is based on the late season Formula 1, featuring a big rear diffuser and major aerodynamic modifications in the bodywork. Inside the gorgeous red box by MFH you'll find milled and turned aluminium parts, photoetches, top quality decals, white metal parts, resin parts, rubber tyres printed with Good Year logos, and many many more parts, each one more amazing than the other.
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Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/12 scale - Ferrari 126C4M Fiat Agip #27, 28 - Michele Alboreto, Rene Arnoux - British Grand Prix 1984 - multimaterial kit

Reference: MFH-K470

This scale model kit is based in the mid season version, featuring a relocation of the radiator (horizontally placed) and the modification of the side pontoons. Inside the box, you'll find milled and turned aluminium parts, photoetches, top quality decals, white metal parts, resin parts, rubber tyres printed with Good Year logos, and many many more parts, each one more amazing than the other.
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Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/12 scale - Ferrari 126C4 Fiat Agip #27, 28 - Michele Alboreto, Rene Arnoux - Belgian Grand Prix, San Marino Grand Prix 1984 - multimaterial kit

Reference: MFH-K469

This kit is based in the early season version, featuring a big rear spoiler and sharp lines in the bodywork . Inside the box, you'll find milled and turned aluminium parts, photoetches, top quality decals, white metal parts, resin parts, rubber tyres printed with Good Year logos, and many many more parts, each one more amazing than the other.
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Ferrari 512TR - plastic model kit

Reference: FJ125909

The eighties left us with some fabulous Ferraris with flat 12 cylinder engines and legendary air intakes in the bodywork, now reproduced in this scale kit by Fujimi. The parts break up is well structured and extensive, the bodywork is made in one piece, tyres are rubber made, includes chromed parts.... and the air intakes are gorgeous!!
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Ferrari 348GTB - plastic model kit

Reference: FJ125916

Passion red is the car, passion red is the box, and passion is the only thing what will guide you building this kit from start to end, thanks to their easiness. The bodywork is injected in just one piece, rims are chromed, tyres are rubber made, and the decals are just perfect.
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/20 scale - Williams Renault FW14B Canon #5, 6 - Nigel Ernest James Mansell, Riccardo Patrese - Hungary Grand Prix 1992 - plastic model kit

Reference: FJ090795

Williams Team made spectacular innovations in Formula 1 during the 90s with their technological advances, and Fujimi has done just the same with the plastic injection of this kit. Just have a look at the rear spoiler, executed in just one piece: simply spectacular. The kit does NOT include decals for the tobacco logos.
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/20 scale - Williams Renault FW14B Canon #5, 6 - Nigel Ernest James Mansell, Riccardo Patrese - Monaco Grand Prix 1992 - plastic model kit

Reference: FJ090702

During the 90s, Williams made spectacular innovations in Formula 1 with their technological advances, and Fujimi has done just the same with the plastic injection of this kit. Just look at the rear spoiler of this kit, made in just one piece: simply spectacular. As usual, this kit does NOT include any tobacco logos decals.
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Aoshima: Model car kit 1/24 scale - McLaren F1 GTR Long Tail Lark #44 - Masanori Sekiya + Keiichi Tsuchiya + Akahiko Nakaya - 24 Hours Le Mans 1997 - plastic model kit

Reference: AOSH-007518

Aoshima delights us with a new version of the F1 GTR Long Tail racing at Le Mans, this time of the vehicle sponsored by Lark. The kit features a fully detailed engine, decals printed in Italy by Cartograf, masks for painting the window frames, and an infinite part listing for building one the most beautiful race cars of the 90s.
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Mf-zone: Decals 1/24 scale - Citroen C4 WRC Le Moniteur Automobile #2 - Petter Solberg + Phil Mills - Condroz Rally 2014 - for Heller kit 80756

Reference: MFZ-DC2429

Great!! The long awaited return of Petter Solberg behind a wheel, and side by side with Phil Mills... Awesome!! They didn't win the rally, but they were the fastest at the three first stages... Is there any better way to celebrate than placing these Mf-Zone decals over your Heller kit
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano - plastic model kit

Reference: FJ122779

Ferrari doesn't stop making beautiful cars, and luckily Fujimi reproduces every one for us to build them... Isn't it just great? The kit features an extensive and well laid part listing as usual with Fujimi, the bodywork is made in just one piece, tyres are rubber made, and it also includes chromed parts.
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Mini Cooper Mk I #7 - plastic model kit

Reference: FJ12229

A classic english car still alive and kicking (REALLY kicking) at the classic races, the Mini Cooper Mk I. Fujimi gives us this version with anti-roll bars, racing decoration, right-handed sport steering wheel, bucket seats, and two dashboards for both the old (center console speedo) and new (wheel mounted speedo) versions of the car. That's Mr. Bean dream!!
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Model Factory Hiro: Reference / walkaround book - JOE HONDA - Sportcar Spectacles - Sport Prototypes - Part 2 - 1000 Kms Monza, 1000 Kms Nrburgring, 1000 Kms SPA, 500 Kms BOAC Sports Race 1967

Reference: MFH-SS009

A new issue of the Sportcar Spectacles - Sport Prototypes series featuring Joe Honda pictures, this time at the Monza 1000 Kms, Spa 1000 Kms, Nrburgring 1000 Kms and BOAC 500 Kms races. The main focused vehicles are: Ferrari 330P4/410P, Porsche 910 and 906, Lola T70 Mk III, in addition to Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Chaparral 2F, Mirage M1, Mini Marcos, and others. All of it in 108 full colour A4+ oversized pages (297mm x 232mm), including a grand total of 600 pictures. Volume texts are written in Japanese, with partial English translations.
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