Newsletter 179: Vintage is totally in...

Vintage is totally in...

Vintage is totally in...
Evil tongues say that most men doesn't know anything about fashion (and scale modellers even less)... So, to shut some mouths, here's one of the coolest trends: a vintage look for your scale model kits.

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

Virages: Logotypes 1/24 scale - Castrol

Reference: VIR-280

A decal sheet with early Castrol logos used during the last century. Sheet measures are 11 x 9 centimeters, and the logos are suitable for 1/20, 1/24, 1/32 and 1/43 scales.
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Virages: Logotypes 1/43 scale - Fiat Olio - water slide decals

Reference: VIR-286

This decals sheet, measuring 14 x 8 centimeters, includes a good pile of Fiat Olio logos in different size and color variations. What scales are they good for? We recommend them mostly for 1/12, 1/20, 1/24 and 1/32.
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Virages: Logotypes 1/24 scale - Castrol - water slide decals

Reference: VIR-281

A decal sheet with modern Castrol logos in different sizes, perfect for model kits in 1/20, 1/24, 1/32 and 1/43 scales. The sheet measures 11 x 6 cm.
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Virages: Logotypes 1/24 scale - Canon - water slide decals

Reference: VIR-277

Decal sheet measuring 9 x 5 centimeters with white and red Canon logos, perfect for your Formula 1, Rally, GT's and bike kits in either 1/20, 1/24, 1/32 and 1/43 scales.
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Virages: Decals 1/24 scale - Aral, Wynns - water slide decals

Reference: VIR-272

Decals featuring a set of Aral and Wynns logos in different sizes, perfect for decorating your 1/24 scale model kits, as well as 1/20, 1/32 and 1/43. The whole sheet measures 10 x 12 cm.
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Virages: Logotypes 1/24 scale - Pirelli logos - water slide decals

Reference: VIR-270

This sheet features Pirelli logos in red, in yellow, and red over yellow background, all of them in different sizes so you can adapt them to your model kits in 1/20, 1/24, 1/32 and 1/43 scales. The sheet measures 8 x 13 centimeters.
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Virages: Logotypes 1/12 scale - Devil - water slide decals

Reference: VIR-267

A decal sheet featuring a good pile of Devil logos (bike exhaust pipes manufacturer), perfect for use on model kits in 1/12 scale. The decal sheet measures 9 x 3 cm.
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Virages: Logotypes 1/24 scale - Total - water slide decals

Reference: VIR-266

A decals sheet measuring 11 x 18 cm., including the early Total and Super Total logos. Suitable for 1/24 scale mainly, but they can also be used in 1/20, 1/32 and 1/43 scales.
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Tamiya: File - Diamond file - for photo-etched parts

Reference: TAM74066

A diamond file, specifically designed by Tamiya to work on photoetches. Mouse tail shaped, it also features a black vinyl handle for improved comfort when used.
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Tamiya: Tools - Design knife craft tools

Reference: TAM74020

Every proper modeler's workbench must have a good cutter like this one by Tamiya. The set also includes thirty spare blades, in addition to the cutter itself.
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Tamiya: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Mercedes-Benz 300SL - plastic model kit

Reference: TAM24338

Each time Tamiya announces a new kit we're eager to get it in our hands, and... it's finally here!!. The Gullwing scale model kit, one of the classic European sport cars, gorgeous from everywhere you look at it, elegant, exclusive, in 1/24 scale, and manufactured by Tamiya. It doesn't get better than that!
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Mercedes-Benz 300SL - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya kit TAM24338

Reference: ST27-FP24176

Give a push of realism to the Tamiya scale model kit with these photoetches by Studio27, including seatbelt fabrics, front grids, wipers, buckles, inner parts of the drum brakes, etc...
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Zero Paints: Paint - Silver Grey Paint for Mercedes-Benz 300SL - DB180G - 60ml - for Tamiya kit TAM24338

Reference: ZP-1296-DB180G

Acrylic solvent-based paints (containing Toluene), already prethinned for airbrush usage with nozzles sizes from 0.3mm upwards, and specifically formulated for modelers that need the best possible match to the colors of every actual road and track vehicles. It's formulated as double-coating paint, so it needs to be coated or lacquered after its application, and you could find different finishes along Zero Paints ranges linked to the suffix in the name: "metallic", "mica", "pearl" or "candy" for pearlescent colors, or "solid"/unspecified for solids. Please refer to Zero Paints FAQ for detailed usage instructions.
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Zero Paints: Primer - Metal primer pre-thinned - 60ml - for airbrush

Reference: ZP-3030

Zero Paints delights us with this one component primer (no catalyst needed), specifically designed for metallic surfaces. The product comes already pre-thinned for airbrush use in 60ml bottles, and features an excellent adhesion on iron, white metal, steel, aluminium and other metals. Once applied, observe a drying time of 60 minutes before handling. Clean your airbrush as soon as possible after use, since it may get damaged if the primer dries inside.
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Model Factory Hiro: Reference / walkaround book - Joe Honda Racing Pictorial Series: Grand Prix, part 1 1970

Reference: MFH-JH42

In this first part, the author shows us pictures from five different teams (Ferrari, Brabham, Matra, Surtees and Tyrrell), covering the following Grand Prix: Champions Race, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, England, Canada, North America and Mexico.
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