Newsletter 256: Mean Machine

Mean Machine

Mean Machine
It was during the 80s when "Group B" cars were banned from the rally championship. Lancia wanted to stay in the competition, and they thought: what if we take the street legal Lancia Delta, fit it with a four wheel drive, a powerful engine with turbo, and put on sale to comply with the "Group A" regulations?

The idea was called Lancia Delta HF Integrale, an absolutely mean machine which became a true myth. It achieved huge glories for Lancia during many years: nothing less than six seasons in a row crowning the Constructors' award of the World Rally Championship, a record that still remains unbeatable.

Hasegawa is re-editing the kit with new decals, Shunko has released several decals too, and soon we will see at SpotModel shelves new photo-etched parts and decals from other manufacturers. :)

Floor that mean machine!!!! :D

Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Nissan 240 RS Castrol #3 - Tony Pond + Rob Arthur - Boucles de SPA 1983 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Beemax Model Kits kit B24008

Reference: REJI-262

Set of decals, resin part for replacing the dashboard of the original scale model, and photo-etched parts, for decorating the right handled Nissan 240 RS driven by Tony Pons at the 1983 Boucles de SPA.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Lancia Delta HF 16v Repsol #1, 3 - Carlos Sainz - Acropolis rally, Montecarlo Rally 1993 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Hasegawa kits 25015 and HACR13

Reference: SHK-D325

New design of the Lancia Delta decoration used by Carlos Sainz for racing the Monte Carlo and Acropolis rallies in 1993. It can be used for either replacing the original decals on the kit or for using them with in other kits.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Lancia Delta HF 16v Fina #1 - Bernard Occelli + Didier Auriol - Sanremo Rally 1991 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Hasegawa kits 20289 and 25005

Reference: SHK-D324

Freshly Japan printed decals for either replacing the originals on your old kit or for using with your new builds of the Lancia Delta HF 16 valves.
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Hasegawa: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16v Martini Racing #2 - Juha Kankkunen + Juha Piironen - 1000 Lakes Finland Rally 1991 - photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, water slide decals, other materials and assembly instructions - for Shunko Models kit SHK-D334

Reference: 20289

New version of the Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16v, sponsored by Martini, racing at the 1000 Lakes Rally. The version included in the box recreates the Lancia Delta without the rear spoiler or the venturi ventilation devices on the front wheels. The kit includes photo-etched parts and fabric material for seatbelts belts and rear mud guards.
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Studio27: Decals - Extremely thin line decal black - water slide decals

Reference: ST27-FP0033

A5 size decal sheet with 0.1mm, 0.2mm, 0.3mm, 0.4mm and 0.5mm wide black lines.
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Studio27: Carbon fibre pattern decal 1/20 scale - Lotus Ford Type 91 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Ebbro kit EBR20012

Reference: ST27-CD20043

Fantastic decals with the kevlar and carbon fiber patterns used by the Lotus 91, recreated by Studio27 to be used with Ebbro scale model kit.
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Model Factory Hiro: Model bike kit 1/9 scale - Vincent Black Shadow 1948 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials and assembly instructions

Reference: MFH-K567

If you are an advanced modeler and you really like motorcycle scale models, do not miss building this fantastic Model Factory Hiro scale model. Resin parts, white metal parts, nuts and bolts, wires, rubber parts, and an endless number of little treasures to build one of the most beautiful motorcycles of the 40s.
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Model Factory Hiro: Logotypes - 1960's sponsors: Ferodo, Bosch, Girling, Cibie, STP, Champion, Firestone, Trico, Dunlop, Castrol, Gulf, Shell, ELF, Koni... - water slide decals

Reference: P1124

Extensive decal sheet with logos of the main sponsors during the 60s. Can be used in 1/12, 1/20 and 1/24 scale model kits.
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Italeri: Model van kit 1/24 scale - Ford Transit Mk.2 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: 3687

Beautiful reproduction of one of the most versatile Ford vans. The model includes decals with a decoration but why not letting your imagination fly and get far beyond?
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Trumpeter: Base - Turntable Display 125mm - 5 inches - plastic parts

Reference: 09836

Battery operated rotary base (batteries not included) for exhibiting your models. It features a mirror base that reflects the bottom section of the models.
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