Newsletter 238: Type 77

Type 77

Type 77
Colin Chapman, Geoff Aldridge and Martin Ogilvie designed the Ford Lotus Type 77 for racing the 1976 Formula 1 Championship, incorporating many differences and technical breakthroughs compared to the outdated cars of previous years, but its pilots were not very happy with its performance claiming that it "felt like a rabid dog... "

Even so, the beauty of the car is unquestionable: the sharp nose, the stylized lines of the bodywork, the advanced suspension system, innovative aerodynamics. It's gorgeous!! :)

It's been a while since Model Factory Hiro put on the market the 1/20 scale kit of the late season version, which was discontinued soon, but it has been now reissued for a few months for all us Lotus lovers to have a new chance to get one.

Show it your love with SpotModel and... do not miss it!!! :)

Trumpeter: Display case - Display case

Reference: 09806

Plastic case measuring 117 x 117 x 52 mm. It is absolutely perfect for 1/43 scale cars, 1/144 scale aircrafts, or small dioramas in 1/87 scale.
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Scale Production: Lights 1/24 scale - Porsche 911 Singer Style - metal parts, resin parts and other materials

Reference: SP24258

The optics used by the renowned car tuner Singer in their Porsche 911 evolutions.
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Czech Truck Model: Lights 1/24 scale - Volvo F10 and F12 - photo-etched parts - for Italeri kits 751 and 752

Reference: CTM24086

Photo etched parts with a dip of transparent resin, for using on Volvo F10 and F12 trucks, helping you to give much more depth to the front lights of your truck.
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Czech Truck Model: Lights 1/25 scale - US tail lights - full colour photo-etched parts and photo-etched parts

Reference: CTM24092

Wonderful photo etched parts with a dip of red dyed transparent resin, exactly reproducing the ones used in the rear side of American trucks and trailers.
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Czech Truck Model: Lights 1/25 scale - US marker lights orange - full colour photo-etched parts and photo-etched parts

Reference: CTM24093

Orange marker lights like the ones used in America trucks. Photo etched parts include a dip of orange dyed resin, giving these parts a hugely realistic feeling.
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Czech Truck Model: Upgrade 1/24 scale - ECE R 70 Reflective boards - photo-etched parts and water slide decals

Reference: CTM24075

ECE R 70 regulation compliant rear reflective boards, such as the ones used in trucks, buses and trailers.
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Czech Truck Model: Upgrade 1/24 scale - Danish style truck accesories - full colour photo-etched parts, photo-etched parts and resin parts

Reference: CTM24144

Indicators and "Ahng" plates, such as the ones used in Denmark on all kind of trucks and trailers.
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Czech Truck Model: Lights 1/24 scale - 6.5 inches oval marker - full colour photo-etched parts and photo-etched parts

Reference: CTM24110

Oval shaped indicator lights, recreating the 6.5 inch indicators used in trucks and vans.
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Czech Truck Model: Lights 1/24 scale - French tail lights - full colour photo-etched parts

Reference: CTM24143

Photo etched parts including a red/orange dyed transparent silicone dip, precisely recreating the ones used in french trucks and vans, as well as all kind of classic vehicles.
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Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/43 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/4 Marlboro #11, 12 - Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna - British Grand Prix, Monaco Grand Prix 1988 - photo-etched parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions

Reference: MFH-K527

A spectacular parts listing, as always, for this Model Factory Hiro scale model kit of Senna's 1988 MP4/4. Because of the complexity of its assembly, this product is exclusively recommended for modelers with a high level of experience.
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Tamiya: Tools 1/24 scale - Electric router bit set - metal parts - 5 units

Reference: TAM74043

Router bit set in a very handy plastic box, including 5 bits with different shapes perfect for deburring and cleaning mold marks, either manually or with the electric mini drill.
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Tamiya: Glue - Tamiya Cement - 40ml

Reference: TAM87003

The most classic and renowned Tamiya glue, in 40 ml glass bottle.
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Tamiya: Decal products - Mark Fit Strong

Reference: TAM87135

A super fantastic Tamiya product that will make you happy as a clam. It is a liquid formulated to soften decals so they fit perfectly on rounded areas, dull surfaces and uneven sections, while enhancing the adhesion of the decal itself. The cap also includes a brush for easy application. Bottle contains 40ml.
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Italeri: Model truck kit 1/24 scale - Scania 164L Topclass 580 CV - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: 3819

A huge Scania 164L scale model kit including, among many other parts, a fully detailed engine, a tiltable and incredibly detailed cabin, and a impressively thorough decals sheet.
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