Newsletter 179: Vintage is totally in...
Virages brings us a good pile of new retro logos decals. Those fond of aged tasting kits will love the oldest Castrol logos, while others such as the Wynn's decals confirms that the Eighties are in full swing.
Another beauty from the past: the legendary "gull winged" Mercedes Benz 300SL, an irresistible icon to movie stars like Clark Gable or Sophia Loren. This scale kit by Tamiya will bring you back to times with tons of glamour, the fifties. Want some jewellery and nail polish to embellish this kit as it deserves? We also have the new photoetched parts by Studio27 and the metallic gray paint by Zero Paints.
And in the seventies, inspiration comes from the last issue of Joe Honda books available now for pre-order.
Wrapping up this newsletter, we end with some tools by Tamiya with no less glamorous names (it couldn't be otherwise): the diamond file, specifically designed to work on photoetches, and the design knife.
Well, now that it's clear that we scale modellers ARE completely up to date about fashion, become a fashion victim for a while and... fill up some bags with the latest fashion trends!! :D
Studio27: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Mercedes-Benz 300SL - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya kit TAM24338
Zero Paints: Paint - Silver Grey Paint for Mercedes-Benz 300SL - DB180G - 60ml - for Tamiya kit TAM24338
Model Factory Hiro: Reference / walkaround book - Joe Honda Racing Pictorial Series: Grand Prix, part 1 1970
Studio27: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3 Martini #33 - Peter Schmidt + Christian Bracke + Mirco Schultis + Renger van der Zande - 12 Hours Zandvoort 2014 - for Fujimi kits FJ125657 and FJ125695