Newsletter 224: The bittersweet taste of racing

The bittersweet taste of racing

The bittersweet taste of racing
Last weekend took place the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans: history, stories, legends... emotions with a smell of fuel. And this year, another chapter was written in its incredible history that will surely be well remembered due to the heartbreaking defeat of Toyota and the unexpected victory for Porsche.

After a perfect race and cruising in first position, the TS050 suffered a technical problem that left them stranded right in front of the podium just before the last lap

Curse? Luck? Fate?... Besides the interventions of the Fortune goddess, we would like to focus on the hard work, hopes and dreams invested on every race by each one of the teams.

Just like the hopes, dreams and hard work invested by every scale modeler on their kits ;)

Revell: Model truck kit 1/25 scale - Peterbilt 359 Conventional - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: REV07412

An exhaustive 1/25 scale model kit of an iconic american truck, the Peterbilt 359 Conventional, including a fully detailed chasis, engine, cabin, chromed parts, and a gorgeous decals sheet.
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Revell: Model truck kit 1/24 scale - Iveco Stralis - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: REV07423

An Spectacular truck by Revell, without any doubts thanks to it extensive parts list, its fully detailed engine, its fully detailed cabin and its magnificent decals sheet, that will look incredible in your showcase!! You can choose between all three 560, 450 or 460eco decorations.
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Italeri: Model kit 1/24 scale - Truck accesories and figures - plastic parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: 0720

Italeri brings us this interesting reference including a chromed sprue with wheel caps, exhausts, grids and many other different parts, several plastic figures for decorating your dioramas, additional signals and liquid deposits, and an extensive decals sheets featuring license plates, logos and a number of gorgeous girls that will look fantastic as decoration for your trucks.
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Zero Paints: Paints set - Lotus 49 - Green + Yellow - 2 x 30ml - for Airbrush

Reference: ZP-1249

Green and yellow color pack specifically formulated by Zero Paints to match the Lotus Ford 49 just like it raced in the late 60s, served in two 30ml bottles (one for each color).
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Czech Truck Model: Photo-etched parts 1/24 scale - London Routermaster bus - for Revell kit REV07651

Reference: CTM24064

Finally!! The metallic floor photoetched parts for London buses that will really tie your scale model together.
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Czech Truck Model: Photo-etched parts 1/24 scale - International Lone Star - full colour photo-etched parts, assembly instructions and photo-etched parts - for Revell kit REV07408

Reference: CTM014

A really exhaustive set of photoetched parts for International Lone Star trucks, including full-color printed photoetched parts for the cabin interior, and regular photoetched parts for the grids and all other details for both the cabin interior and exterior.
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Studio27: Cockpit set 1/20 scale - McLaren Ford MP4/8 - photo-etched parts, water slide decals and white metal parts - for Tamiya kit TAM25172

Reference: ST27-FP20123

Cockpit detailing and enhancement set for Tamiya McLaren Ford MP4/8, including photoetched parts, white metal parts (fire extinguisher, seat, ...), decals and fabric stripes for the harness. Aren't you going to give a lift to your aged kit?
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Studio27: Wing set 1/20 scale - McLaren Ford MP4/8 - photo-etched parts and white metal parts - for Tamiya kit TAM25172

Reference: ST27-FP20124

Spoilers enhancement set for Tamiya McLaren Ford MP4/8, including photoetched parts for the vertical planes as well as several white metal parts for the main bodies of both front and rear spoilers.
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford Escort RS1600 Mk I Alan Mann Racing #16, 34 1968 - water slide decals - for Belkits kits BEL006 and BEL007

Reference: ST27-DC1155

Belkits Ford Escort RS1600 Mk I decoration for the Alan Mann Racing team cars, used in 1968 races.
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Model Factory Hiro: Material - Circular aluminium brushed - large pattern - Adhesive Sheet

Reference: MFH-P1091

Sticking sheet with a circular brushed aluminum look, measuring 18 x 15 cm.
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Model Factory Hiro: Reference / walkaround book - Joe Honda Racing Pictorial Series: Grand Prix, part 2 1975

Reference: MFH-JH51

In this second issue of 1975 Grand Prix we can enjoy pictures from the following races: Sweden Grand Prix, Dutch Grand Prix, French Grand Prix, British Grand Prix and USA Grand Prix. Featuring a grand total of 108 pages focusing on McLaren, Hesketh, Tyrell, Lotus, Williams, Surtees and Fittipaldi teams, among others.
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Czech Truck Model: Detail 1/24 scale - Euro custom truck handles - photo-etched parts

Reference: CTM24043

Set of 6 photoetched handles, as used in modern european trucks and trailers.
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Virages: Logotypes 1/24 scale - Citron - water slide decals

Reference: VIR-374

An extensive decals sheet with Citron logos designed for 1/24 scale models, although they can also be used in 1/20, 1/12, 1/32 and 1/43 scales.
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Czech Truck Model: Detail up set 1/24 scale - London Routermaster bus - full colour photo-etched parts, assembly instructions and photo-etched parts - for Revell kit REV07651

Reference: CTM015

Fantastic set of photoetched parts for enhancing and detailing the interior of Revell's Routemaster bus. Includes a full-color printed photoetched parts sheet with the security stripes for climbing to the top deck and several other similar details.
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Decalcas: Vacuum formed parts 1/20 scale - Lotus Ford Type 88 - for Ebbro kit EBR20011

Reference: DCL-VAC004

Windshield made of 0,2mm thick tinted laminated acetate for replacing the original plastic part of the kit. You will achieve greater realism for your scale model both by its reduced thickness, much closer to reality in that scale than the original part, and its color and transparency. Unlike usual vacuum formed parts, this windshield is also precut, so it will fit your scale model without any further trimming.
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Tamiya: Thinner - Paint Retarder Acrylic

Reference: TAM87114

This fantastic Paint Retarder Acrylic by Tamiya modifies acrylic paint properties, slowing down their drying process. It can be used up to a 1:10 ratio with Tamiya acrylic paints. Bottle contains 40ml.
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Top Studio: Detail up set 1/12 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/6 - CNC metal parts, assembly instructions, metal parts, photo-etched parts and turned metal parts - for Tamiya kit TAM89721

Reference: TD23164

An absolutely mind-blowing detail set for front shock absorbing system and hydraulic liquid reservoirs hiding underneath the nose of the McLaren Honda MP4/6. No doubt your scale model is... yelling for it!!
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Model Factory Hiro: Reference / walkaround book - Honda RA300

Reference: MFH-MHB-3

Third issue of the "PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION in Detail" series by Model Factory Hiro, focusing on the Honda RA300.
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