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A tomato in stripes

A tomato in stripes

Starsky and Hutch, the two California cops from the popular American television series of 70s, were known and admired (among other things) for driving a fast and distinctive Ford Torino painted in red with a long white stripe: the "tomato in stripes" :)

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Amazed

Amazed

That's how we felt after having a look at the new Decalcas decals for the BMW M3 E30. We were eager for their arrival, because these guys at Decalcas are doing really interesting things lately, and this was a little new step in their career: so far they had released some generic decals, but little by little they are daring to make some specific decorations, and now they took advantage of the release of Aoshima's new model to launch two very attractive products.

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Nuremberg

Nuremberg

The toy fair is being held at Germany during these days, and every year it gathers all leading manufacturers of plastic models worldwide: Revell, Tamiya, Aoshima, Belkits... and they all show up packed with new releases :D

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Ford GT 2016

Ford GT 2016

One of the greatest attractions of the last 24 Hours of Le Mans was the participation of Ford with their Ford GT. It was the return of the brand exactly 50 years after their first victory, in the legendary duel staged by Ford and Ferrari in the second half of the sixties.

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Freeezing!!!

Freeezing!!!

It's cold outside, freezing cold, winter has fully developed in Europe and a cold wave is striking hard on the continent. It's better not to go outside... Great!!!! :D

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We've got them!

We've got them!

Finally here are the BMWs M3 E30 by Aoshima. Yesss!!! We are deliriously happy not only by the model itself, that for sure deserves it, but for all the related products just released (or about to be) that will make the wishes of more than a modeler come true.

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A new lap

A new lap

If we think in life as a race, we are just about to end a lap and start a new one, and a new lap is always a chance to do it better, to "improve the time" of the previous one.

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

The whole SpotModel staff wishes you a Merry Merry Christmas, and mostly a happy return to normality after the many festivities... which will allow you to spend your time doing what you really love with a passion: building scale models :)))...

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Volando voy!!

Volando voy!!

This is the title of a well known Spanish song ("I'm Flying There" or something like that :) by Camarn de la Isla, and it's also what feel like singing here at SpotModel when we see images like this of the Nissan 240RS, a rally machine that flew fast and low at every track and road around the world.

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Scott

Scott

In a few weeks, it will be time to congratule Scott Redding on his 24th birthday, but we want to congratulate him not only for his 24 springs, but also and especially for his tenacity, for his work on the bike, and for the promising future that lies ahead of him.

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Cybermonday!

Cybermonday!

Yes, Cybermonday is here again, and of course, we want to celebrate it with you one more year. So let's toast for health and for the discounts we offer you ;)

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Acrysion

Acrysion

This is the ultragalactic name used for renaming the new Mr Hobby acrylic range paints (usually known by many of us as "Gunze"). We've all known the "Aqueous" range for many years, that rendered so great results with both brush and airbrush, but times change and products evolve and that's exactly what happened with Mr Hobby acrylic paints.

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McLaren 570S

McLaren 570S

A 3800cc V8 engine on the inside (that sounds like celestial music...) located in the center of the chassis makes this McLaren 570S a veeeeeeery fun machine while fast and stable. They say about it that it is "the most afordable of its range" (as if that matters in that range :) for common mortals... who knows, maybe someday you'll find yourself driving it to the supermarket ;-P

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Ninja H2R

Ninja H2R

The latest motorcycle release by Tamiya is now available at SpotModel: the Kawasaki Ninja H2R. A cause for enormous joy and celebration, as Tamiya seems to be caring a bit more for us all motorcycle lover modelers with their recent releases of the Ducati Panigale or the Honda RC213V, and now with this Kawasaki Ninja H2R. Long live motorcycles, and long live Tamiya!

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Murcielagos (bats)

Murcielagos (bats)

Halloween is here! Uhhhhhhhhh, trick or treat? We get invaded by pumpkins, witches, spiders webs, black cats, monsters... and Murcielagos!!! (bats) But for us, modelers and motorsports fans, phrases like "I discovered a cold basement full of Murcielagos" can't have a terrifying sense at all, quite the opposite: a hair-raising vision, that's for sure, but from pleasure :DDD

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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... "

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Snip, snap, snout...

Snip, snap, snout...

Once upon a time, there was a scale modeler who, for many many years, painted his scale models with Humbrol, Tamiya and Vallejo colors... He even remembered his father, also scale modeler, telling him stories about the times he painted with Pactra or Molak paints :)

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Huayra

Huayra

Imagine you're driving down the highway and, suddenly, you hear in the distance the sound of an accelerating engine. You look in the rearview mirror and see a gorgeous machine approaching from the distant horizon. You are wishing to be overtaken to admire it and, when it does, you see a Pagani Huayra showing off her subtle but impressive curves... WOW!!!

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A wolf in sheep's clothing

A wolf in sheep's clothing

This cute Ferrari, with its characteristic red color and its Borrani wheels, literally tore the asphalt away, overtaking at more than 300 km/h Jaguars, Fords, Porsches, and everything that was in front of it. Withouth breaking a sweat.

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Scratch!!

Scratch!!

There are some very very brave modelers who do not stop challenge themselves just to see how far they can reach. In our humble opinion, at the top of the pyramid that structure the scale modeler "species", are those who make scratch builds.

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Decalcas + Ducati + Desmosedici

Decalcas + Ducati + Desmosedici

This week we bring another Decalcas reference right from the oven, and we didn't want to miss the opportunity to highlight the quality of these guys' products... we are just trully amazed!

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A little bird told us...

A little bird told us...

Our little bird is a source of information, whispering communicator and early reporter of every manufacturer's undergoing secret projects for the delight of us all modellers, and it's eager to get interesting news.

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Decal-glue

Decal-glue

Legend has it that occasionally, mainly when you are assembling old scale models and after getting all decals in place... they fall off, peel off and detach magically from the model after a few days! Panic seizes the modeler-victim, biting the tongue so you don't hear the screams from 50 miles away...

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SpotModel goes back to school

SpotModel goes back to school

Yes, finally the whole SpotModel staff have suffered the long awaited and thrilling "return to the classroom". And, after going through the initial shock, here we are one hundred percent to keep giving you our very best ;)

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Make your dreams come true!

Make your dreams come true!

Good scale modelers always feel the itch of making our kits reach further and beyond. Improving, changing, detailing and modifying, who hasn't done that a few times? :D

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Holidays!!

Holidays!!

Remember that, during August, here at SpotModel we will mix both holidays and work. What does that mean? It means that we will keep on working, you will be able to place orders or ask anything you need via chat or email, but shipments will only be made on certain dates, grouping them in two or three shipping batches along this month.

Relax and enjoy SpotModel holidays :D...

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Relax...

Relax...

Here comes the frightful month of August... If you've ever been at the south of Spain during these dates, you'll know why is there the "frightful" adjective. It's hot, reaaaaaally hot, paint dries IN the airbrush, decals are just impossible to place unbroken, and all because this climate invites only to one thing: relax. The caribean spirit embodies everybody, and everything gets slowed down ;)

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Overcoming obstacles

Overcoming obstacles

The Ferrari 126CK came to this world in the early 80s for replacing the glorious (although a bit overdue) Ferrari 312T that was racing since 1975. The chassis was almost the same, but its V6 engine was much smaller, its aerodinamics were vastly improved, and everything was more compact, becoming a machine that was difficult to tame but, once that obstacle was overcome, it brought enormous glories to the team.

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Details

Details

Many modelers wish to achieve such a perfection level that their scale models look like real life miniature vehicles, when everyone looking at them have to rub their eyes and doubt if they have just heard the engine whispering... A fair amount of that magic is achieved through the details. Tubes, wires, rivets, carbon fiber decals... and little by little, and with an insane amount of work, the miracle is finally done ;D

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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.

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Assembly Instructions

Assembly Instructions

Because we love this hobby. Because we focus on being something more than just another scale model shop. Because everyday we rack our brains to improve and give more and better services to our customers, this is, to you... ;) For all these reasons and a few more, we have just started a new section in our website: Assembly instructions.

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Gran Turismo Omologato

Gran Turismo Omologato

An intriguing Italian phrase hides in the name of one of the most iconic sport cars of the 80s, the Ferrari 288 GTO. A gorgeous machine with 2800cc inside his V8 engine and hyper aggressive lines for that time.

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There is no more room here!

There is no more room here!

Thanks to you all, SpotModel doesn't stop growing and there is no more room in our warehouse, not even for one more decal sheet... :D

So next May 23rd, 24th and 25th all our warehouse staff will be enlarging it and reorganizing all our current stock, and they won't be able to package your shipments.

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Death fight

Death fight

They are both European car icons, and they both have very clever low cost designs as well as very innovative at their time. The 4L with its big trunk door and the new sealed cooling system, competing against the 2CV with its 2 cylinder air cooled flat engine and 4 wheels symmetric shock absorbing system.

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For a spin...

For a spin...

"Honey, I'm taking the new Lambo for a spin"... Who wouldn't love to say those words? But, the odds of being one of the very few lucky ones who can pay 2.5 millions of euros for this Italian whim are really low... so we suggest you enjoying it our way: building the newly released Aoshima scale model kit of this awesome Lamborghini rocket ;)))

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V12

V12

It isn't noise, it's music. They aren't vibrations, they're choreographs. It isn't violence, it's power. With 3500cc, 12 cylinders and 710hp, it pushed the McLaren Honda MP4/6 with absolute determination to both the first and second positions of the World Championship during 1991. A mechanical technology wonder that even today makes your legs shake!!!

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It's finally here!

It's finally here!

The long awaited Marc's bike is finally in our warehouse, so today we will be very busy sending aaaaaall packages for all of you who already bought one :)))

In addition, there are some delicious news for this kit...

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Wooooooowwwww!!

Wooooooowwwww!!

A firetruck! Is it because of the sirens? Is it because of the shiny red color? Is it because of the hoses? We do not know exactly why, but... haven't you ever felt an adorable fascination about firetrucks since you were a child? We too! ;)))) And that's why at SpotModel we invite you to live again that childhood excitement...

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Delighted

Delighted

The MP4/30 wasn't exactly a cause for joy to its drivers Alonso and Button during 2015 season, but now they could make it up building one of the fabulous kits released by Ebbro of the prototype, now available at SpotModel....

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Go for it!

Go for it!

The new Ford Escort RS1600 Mk I kits from Belkits have just burst into SpotModel warehouse, and they are giving it all: they're only focused on seducing us at all costs!!!... Thing is that, under that innocent and quite tame looks, hides a true World Rally Championship winner. You can chose between two versions: the one driven by British driver Roger Clark in 1972, or the 1973 version on which Finnish driver Mkinen also achieved lots of victories.

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"That's easy: I accelerate more and brake less"

"That's easy: I accelerate more and brake less"

Such as Juan Manuel Fangio explained it, there couldn't be anything easier than driving a race car to victory ;D This was one of the "trade secrets" (no mysterious at all!) that made of "el Chueco" one of the greatest racing pilots worldwide ever.

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Beauty

Beauty

That is the word that comes straight to our minds when we stare at the 917. We have always been in love with her: her sublime lines, her colors, the whispering of the air pushed by her turbine, the purr of her flat engine... And if that was not enough she is even a winning car with a lot of history...

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2016 Leganes Contest

2016 Leganes Contest

SpotModel staff will be attending this weekend the sixth edition of the Static Modeling Contest holding at Leganes, an ever growing meeting year after year. Almost 20.000 participants attended in 2015, making it one of the most interesting appointments of the European scale modeling agenda....

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A true icon on wheels

A true icon on wheels

There are no possible arguments: the classic London double-decker bus is of the icons of the British capital. Well... that mythical vehicle is now available at SpotModel in 1/24 scale :)))). Making a hole for it in your showcase might be a bit hard given its dimensions, but... don't you feel the need of building one of them? ;)

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Powerful information

Powerful information

One of the keys for a winning team is having good communication between team members: driver, mechanics, engineers, ... Only having all necessary information in every moment they can take the best decisions for each scenario...

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Welcome... trucks!!

Welcome... trucks!!

They have loooots of wheels, they are veeery big, awesome, sophisticated, veeeery powerful, and some of them even go to the racetracks. We LOVE them!!! That's why they have found a place in our hearts, and of course in SpotModel's warehouse.

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Mhari

Mhari

The Mhari was produced by Citron from 1968 to 1988, using a very curious plastic body over the Citron 2CV base. Heller have shrunk it a bit more to 1/24 scale and manufactured it, also in plastic, and with just a bit of paint and glue will become one of the most pleasant kits of your showcase :)

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Naked?

Naked?

Don't you think that Schumacher's Ferrari 310B looks naked in this picture? Don't you feel like there's something missing in the decoration? Well, that's the way that many Minichamps look like, incomplete, with lots and lots of carbon fiber and sponsor decals missing. Why not wrapping them up with some wonderful Tameo decals? :D

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Marc Mrquez!!!

Marc Mrquez!!!

A rider that came into our lives as a incredibly young promise decided to eat the world, or at least all Motorbike Championships ;) And he didn't let us down: in his very first year in the top category, he became the youngest MotoGP winner in history, bringing us a hundred of joyful moments. Tamiya has just announced at Nuremberg International Toy Fair the release of Marc's bike scale model: the Honda RC213V. A new kit that, just like its rider, promises not letting us down and delight us ...

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Nrnberg International Toy Fair

Nrnberg International Toy Fair

The International Toy Fair is taking place this week at Nremberg (Germany) and some manufacturers will announce their new products for the next few months there. In an exclusive preview at SpotModel, Tamiya will announce the release their new 1/12 scale kit of the bike belonging to ...... :D...

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Dakar Champions

Dakar Champions

Arriving first at the finish line means to win a race, but just being at the start line means that you are already a champion, even more when we are talking about the Dakar: the world's hardest off-road race. This picture by Franck Fife of Carlos Sainz after breaking his Peugeot says it all.

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New Year resolutions

New Year resolutions

A new year has arrived, riding that gorgeous wonder called Faraday Future FFZERO1 :-OOO. And just like the beginning of every year, we all make our new year resolutions that we will undoubtedly keep: building more kits, slimming down our clearcoat layers, taking more care of that beloved scale model, getting to be the world's best modeler... :D

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Two Hundred!!!

Two Hundred!!!

One after another, week after week, month by month, year by year, we have reported you all the novelties arriving at SpotModel shelves in 200 newsletters. And each one of them filled up with texts, pictures... and even soundtrack. And you know what? We love doing it!!! :D

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Santa is coming!!!

Santa is coming!!!

Santa got an update: sledges are old fashioned... it is WAY better to ride a rally car for deliveries!! And if the car is also sponsored by SpotModel...? Christmas is right upon us, but you are still on time for Santa and SpotModel to bring you a great scale model, some transkits, a decal sheet here and there, and a few paints.

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Lancia 037

Lancia 037

The Lancia 037 Rally was a car designed with the only purpose of sweeping out every other rival at the FIA Rally World Championship. It was hard, very fast, very low, a true winner at those times, but mostly.... it was veeeeeeeery beautiful!! :)

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A place for your wishes

A place for your wishes

How many times have you got filled with excitement writting a list of all your dreams and wishes with the hope of making some of them come true?

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Here we GO!

Here we GO!

Cybermonday is next Monday November 30th, meaning that we start burning rubber towards Christmas ;) At SpotModel, we will stretch Cybermonday to the whole weekend. So, with every new order since now until 23:59 hours on November 30th (according to your timezone), you will a gift from us :). And if you already participated in one of our Cybermonday promos last years, we'll make sure to surprise you in a very different way ;)

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918

918

The latest from Porsche is that wonder called 918. The latest from Revell is the 1/24 scale model kit of that Porsche. The latest from Studio27 are the decoration decals featuring Gulf, Martini and Salzburg Racing logos for that scale model...

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Condroz!!!

Condroz!!!

This weekend took place the 42nd edition of the Condroz Rally, the last stage of the always complicated Rally championship taking place in Belgium. Lots of Citron DS3 and C4 WRC, many Ford Fiesta, a few Skoda Fabia WRC and several Mitsubishi Lancer EVO took part in this stage, and all of them looking absolutely gooooooooorgeous...

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I ain't afraid of no ghost...

I ain't afraid of no ghost...

Zombies, monsters, witches, goblins... are those supposed to scare us? No, we are Scale Modelers :) True fear, that cold sensation up your spine that really gives you the creeps, is what you feel when you put your aged decals into water...

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Going back to the future...

Going back to the future...

October 21st, 2015: today is the day Marty McFly land in the future. Exactly TODAY, the star of "Back to the Future 2" film gets to our present after traveling in time. Imagine if you could buy aaaaall 1985 scale models today, or if you could have traveled in time in 1985 and buy at SpotModel all 2015 kits!! :D

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Sparks!!!

Sparks!!!

When you really like something, you feel a little spark lightning inside of you, right? Well, this week we bring you nothing less than seventeen products that are really on fire :D

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As a child!!!

As a child!!!

No, we've not moved into Gundam :) We are civil vehicles scale modelers, we love building scale models, and we enjoy our obsession for reaching top realism, top precision, excellence in every detail, perfection. But... what if just for one time we enjoyed it just like children, building without rules, anarchically, just for pure fun, doing anything we wanted each time and letting our imagination run wild? I'm sure we would get the funniest results :D

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I love you!!!

I love you!!!

The intoxicating emotion and ecstasy that pilots feel when they win a race, or even more when it's a World Championship, extends without any doubt to the machine that helped them achieve it. Triumph and all the magic and unforgettable moments shared with it surely made some of them whisper "I love you" to their engines :)

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Martini "on the rocks"...

Martini "on the rocks"...

There was a time where "a Martini" was THE drink you ordered everywhere, and there was a huge number of different recipes and variations :) Model Factory Hiro know it well, and has prepared us the most perfect mix to sit back and relax on all the post-vacational rush, quietly listening Group B's engines roaring ;)

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Holidays!!!

Holidays!!!

No, we are not taking our holiday break because we are tired of building models... we do it to build even more!! With weather this hot here, we've seen that paint gets touch-dry in 3 seconds, clear coating is instantaneous, and we can build at least ten kits in 15 days. Awesome!!! :D So, this year shipping will stop from August 15th to August 31st (deadline for order delivery being August 14th 08:00 CET)......

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Waves...

Waves...

Surfing the summer waves, we bring you this week Wave Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer of modelling accessories, including a few essential plastic and metal materials for scratch building and detailing.

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Brilliant AND competitive...

Brilliant AND competitive...

It's hard to be both brilliant and competitive at the same time, but the world famous Australian bike pilot Wayne Gardner got to be brilliant in the late 80s and early 90s over his competitive ride by the Honda factory team. He won his first race in the Spanish circuit of Jarama, and reached the World Championship in 1987....

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Spectacular!!!

Spectacular!!!

We all love that, after finishing their assembly, our kits look awesome... right? The incredible thing is that, starting today, your kits will look awesome... even before you build them! :D We can't build your kits, but at least we are going to wrap them in the coolest possible way: here is the new SpotModel packaging!! Cool, isn't it? ;)

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Warming up...

Warming up...

This month we are focused on improving for and because of you ;) A couple of weeks ago we were changing SpotModel website, making it one of the fastest so you can visit us at full speed, and now we're closing our warehouse for three days for inventory... and some other inventions ;)

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Fast, faster, fastest...

Fast, faster, fastest...

It happens that we love speed, either at the wheel, on a bike... or even browsing the web. That's why we struggle each and every day to make SpotModel website... faster and faster!!!

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13 years old!!

13 years old!!

Everybody knows that number 13 is not welcome at the races, but it really feels "divine" celebrating thirteen years with you ;)

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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.

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Let's go rallying!!!

Let's go rallying!!!

This week, our rally-lover SpotModelers got VERY lucky... We bring you rally, rally and more rally :D

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Fujimi vs Aoshima... Wanna bet?

Fujimi vs Aoshima... Wanna bet?

Bet on your favourite manufacturer! Only until the end of April, get a 15% discount on all Fujimi and Aoshima scale kits using promocode FUJISHIMA on your order... And why that? :D

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"I insisted on doing things the best way..."

"I insisted on doing things the best way..."

... said Michele Alboreto, and Model Factory Hiro insists on making spectacular kits the best way they know: immaculate white metal casts, perfectly manufactured resins, incredible photoetches, new materials and innovative techniques... just like they did in the three 1/12 scale kits of the Ferrari 126C4 just arrived at SpotModel.

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Green...

Green...

Along with the spring, there comes the green color. Everything turns green: the fields, the gardens, the streets... even cars and scale models! Yes, yes, scale models too, with the Zero Paints Pramac Green for the Ducati bikes. Green with envy, the Lotus 79 switches from black to Martini Green with the help of Tameo. And the opposite applies too: the Vaillant Porsche 934, switching from green with white letters, to white with green letters, thanks to Reji decals.

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Get Lucky!!!

Get Lucky!!!

There are people who wait to get lucky, and there are people who go out to get it... So quit waiting and get lucky with your kits with the Lucky Strike decorations by Tabu for the Formula 1 of the sixties and seventies: Lotus Type 49C, Tyrrell 004 and Lotus 72D.

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Decal mania

Decal mania

We cut, sand, glue every piece together, paint them with all the love they deserve, and then it comes that magical moment of placing the decals, that one where the kit gets its personality. It's the moment for customizing the number, pilot, race, sponsor... For us scale modelers, it IS a very special moment :D

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One of the Greatest...

One of the Greatest...

307 races, 155 podiums, 91 times GP winner, 5 World Championships in a row... without any doubts, Michael Schumacher is one of the greatests. Tameo is also a great manufacturer of Formula 1 metal models in 1/43 scale, but from time to time they also make great things in 1/24 scale such as the F1 2000, F1 2001 and F1 2002 that this great pilot drove to glory.

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You've finally come back!!!

You've finally come back!!!

One week after another, we add more and more products to be used with already discontinued kits, and sometimes you've surely missed having the oportunity of building one of those beauties dissapeared long time ago. This week... you've got lucky!!

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And the winner is...

And the winner is...

This week we also got infected with the fever of prizes and glamour of all the numerous awards of the month, and we couldn't be anything less, so... Here is our particular categories list and, in our opinion, their proud winners:

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And you call that a job?

And you call that a job?

Some gorgeous red boxes have just arrived from Japan with the Studio27 logo printed in big white letters, and one of them has "R18 24h LM 2014" written on the side. The face of the boss turned crazy, he grabbed one box and hid in his office for the whole afternoon. Working hard? I guess not... just look at what he wrote on the blog

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♥ We LOVE you! ♥ And you... how much do YOU love yourself?

♥ We LOVE you! ♥ And you... how much do YOU love yourself?

Here comes Valentine's Day, love arrows are flying all around... a day to make people gifts to show them our love. And all love experts agree: in order to healthy love anyone else, you must first learn to love yourself, right? :))))

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Smokin' hot...

Smokin' hot...

During the eighties, a mind blowing machine arrived to the market: the Porsche 944 Turbo, the most powerful 4 cylinder sports car ever built... and even today it keeps that title!...

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How your heart beats...

How your heart beats...

Our inspiration this week came from Judas Priest "Turbo Lover" song lyrics... You won't hear me / but you'll feel me / without warning / something's dawning / listen: new 1/43 scale Formula One from Tameo. The last season Lotus Renault E22, Senna's 1997 championship Lotus Honda 99T, and Alain Prost's F1-90. You can't run for cover!!

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Top Studio gives you wings!!!

Top Studio gives you wings!!!

What is the goal of every modeler? To build scale models as realistic as possible, with almost perfect finishes. But let's be honest: we mostly want them to look cool, reaaaaaally cool. And the guys at Top Studio are here to give us wings to reach this goal with their new products.

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Crazy...

Crazy...

Indeed, it was crazy racing in 1967 with a machine featuring the newly designed Ford Cosworth DFV engine, weighting a little more than 500 kilograms, delivering more than 400 horsepower, no traction control and no electronic aids... and yet they did it.

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Rocket (<I>noun.</I>)

Rocket (noun.)

A rocket is officially defined as "the kind of car that, in addition to having several exhaust pipes, puts your hair standing on end even when you see it from afar", and today we're going to put your hair standing on end with a few of them :)

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Do you want to avoid it? :)

Do you want to avoid it? :)

Once again there comes these dangerous dates of the year when you can end up getting three ties for Christmas. THREE ties... that's crazy!!! What are you going to do with three? Last year I got six... and I only have one head!!!

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Turn off your mind...

Turn off your mind...

Feel the sound of the boxer engine, that unique side vibes that sways your body, the metallic hum of the chromed exhausts, the flow of the air cooling the pistons... It's a classic, and everybody loves it, don't you?

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Red light, yellow light, green light... GO!

Red light, yellow light, green light... GO!

As you all know, Cybermonday will be next Monday, after Thanksgiving, meaning the starting grid for Christmas GP is ready to go. And of course, like every year SpotModel won't miss the race! :) But......

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Risk is addictive...

Risk is addictive...

...words pronounced by Carlos Checa, but we can perfectly imagine them on every championship pilot's lips.

Carlos Checa took his risks going back to Yamaha in 2006, and now Reji Models releases a reedition of the decals and transkit to build Checa's Yamaha with Tamiya kit as a base. For perfect results, also use the Zero Paints set for exact colors ;)

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Stickers...

Stickers...

To race, to drive, to win: three verbs with lots of charm that we all love. But you need lots of stickers to use them in the real world :) Without the sponsors stickers, there would be no races, pilots couldn't drive, and races couldn't be won.

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Big and cool!

Big and cool!

A few years ago I met in person one of the McLaren F1 GTR that raced at La Sarthe, and... my god THAT is a true sports car! Is big, huge better said, and veeeeery very cool: awesome rims, very very low front spoiler, aggressive, and the colour... what a colour!!!...

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Is this the real life?

Is this the real life?

Making a cover of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody:

Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?

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Welcome to the future...

Welcome to the future...

As if it was the most exclusive kit, we've spent the last few months cutting, sanding, airbrushing and placing new decals, and finally after sweating some blood, a thousand hours of work and going back and forth million times... here's the new SpotModel online shop!

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Second is the first loser...

Second is the first loser...

Do you know that feeling when you've been waiting for a long time, you're about to get it, you're almost seeing the finish line, and suddenly out of the blue someone overtakes you by the inside and leave you with a handful of nothing? As Senna said, "second is the first loser", so pay lots of attention to this week products because most of them are reeditions and they're going away faster than the shine of the qualification tyres :)

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Flying red balloons....

Flying red balloons....

The year was 1964, it was a summer day (June 20th to be precise), and everybody had their eyes set on the four angle parked Ferrari 250GTO that darted out whizzing down Le Mans main straight to face the first of the 349 laps that would last the 32nd edition of the 24 hours. Approaching the first corner, the red exhaust intakes and brake discs just matched the color of the bodywork, and the rest is just history ... :)

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Speed...

Speed...

According to the dictionary, speed is a physical magnitude of vectorial nature that show the displacement of an object during a time unit. Well.. that's OK, but then came Einstein and said that in fact speed is a relative thing, and boy he really wasn't wrong... :)

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VROOOM VROOOOOOM!!

VROOOM VROOOOOOM!!

The engines are roaring, the alclad bottles are trembling, the brushes have their hair standing on end, and... our legs are shaking!! Hobby Design announced this week the Murcielago engine in 1/24 scale, that you can now preorder at SpotModel. It's not the first, and it won't be the last, since the 430 engine will arrive very soon, and many, many more. Don't forget that they're all 200 units limited editions and you can miss yours, and then... then you're legs will be REALLY shaking!! :D

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Polyparaphenylene terephthalamide...

Polyparaphenylene terephthalamide...

...and no less than three new references this week from Hobby Design of this tongue-twister, also known by its closest friends as Kevlar :). Featuring a golden background and three different patterns, they're perfect to simulate the patterns lately seen in race cars and bikes.

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In their flying machines...

In their flying machines...

...rode those magnificent men. Yes, those crazy car racing heroes took 4500 cubic centimetres supercharged to reach 240 horsepower, added just some drum brakes to try to stop them and leaf springs to put them on the ground, and fought their epic battles at the 24 hours of Le Mans. And on top of that, they finished the races. And some of them even won. And their cars were GORGEOUS :D

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Curves, curves, curves... :D

Curves, curves, curves... :D

There are racetracks with hard curves, those that you can NOT forget: the 130R corner at Suzuka, the Parabolic corner at Monza, L'Eau Rouge at SPA, the Turn Eight corner at Estambul, Mirabeua corner at Monaco, Stoner corner at Phillip Island, the arrabiata corners at Mugello, Laguna Seca's corkscrew...

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We're 10.000!! :D

We're 10.000!! :D

We're hugely pleased and immensely happy once again :D And that's because of all of you that daily read our messages, gossips, photographs and the latest news from our beloved scale modeling world in our SpotModel Facebook page.

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Rise and shine! :D

Rise and shine! :D

Are we all back from holidays? Yes, we're back too, and we've also brought you some holiday presents (they're mandatory, aren't them?) called C1 Models, along with the mandatory photographic jealousy session :D

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Holidays !! :D

Holidays !! :D

From time to time, but only from time to time, besides all those kits you need to feel in your own body the wind messing your hair and that incredible sensation of freedom when you get to ride your own beauty in 1:1 scale. No rush, no fuss, just enjoying the ride. For that and some other reasons, we're going on holidays from August 9th until 29th, to enjoy riding wherever the sun takes us...

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&laquo;The heart of <I>il cavallino</I> beats right next to mine...&raquo;

«The heart of il cavallino beats right next to mine...»

...said Alberto Ascari after the 80 laps and 50 minutes that took him winning the Italian Grand Prix in 1952. That year, except Indianapolis, he won each and absolutely every race he run at the wheel of the gorgeous Ferrari 500. Tameo made us incredibly happy reproducing the Ferrari of the italian victory in full detail: an amazing piece based on an equally amazing pilot :D

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Mirror, mirror on the wall... :)

Mirror, mirror on the wall... :)

Not so long ago some guys invented the 'black chrome' which is a chroming technique using chemicaly modified chrome to get a deep black tone, while mantaining the glossiness and reflectivity of classic chrome. The lads at Bare Metal Foil have recreated this effect in one of their famous adhesive sheets, and of course SpotModel was not going to miss it :)

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We LOVE summer !! :)

We LOVE summer !! :)

And it's not by chance :) You ask us frequently by mail, facebook or by phone how to place photoetches accurately, or bolts, or how to apply coatings, or how to paint correctly... In the end, everything is much easier than it looks, you just have to get to it and make some tests, and for that, summer is... JUST PERFECT!

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A long long loooooooooooong time ago... :D

A long long loooooooooooong time ago... :D

Do you remember SpotModel's first shelf? It was beautiful, shiny, brand new, huge... but years have made of it the discontinued or defective products shelf. You can't imagine the kind of things that have been piling up there over more than ten years: Tamiya boxes in mint condition, overly discontinued kits, glorious and much sought-after resins, kits with one or two broken pieces, and so on...

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We're NOT pefrect ;)

We're NOT pefrect ;)

You all know that, here at SpotModel, we're all tall, handsome, with clear blue eyes, we like both cars and bikes, we build several models every day, and we airbrush freehand with both hands and without even using masking tape. You may think: they're perfect!!

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Look at that ass!! :D

Look at that ass!! :D

C'mon, you have to admit it: 911 ass turns you on. The guys at Tamiya serves them with the whale tail rear spoiler, and now Reji brings us the butts we were all waiting for: the duck tail and the ironing table of the 934/5, along with some transkits with decals and spoilers to make Le Mans versions. I love these butts!! :D

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24 Heures du Mans

24 Heures du Mans

The 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's most famous endurance race, is about to begin once again this weekend. Will it be another victory from the invincible Audi? Or will Toyota rise up to the challenge? Or will Porsche achieve a crushing victory in their return to the french tarmac? ;)

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Flyyyyyyyyyyyyy !!!!!

Flyyyyyyyyyyyyy !!!!!

Scuderia Italia.Lab is more than a small resin kits brand: is the one of the best in the European market when it comes to resin rally car kits. Who doesn't remember that R5 or the Clio Maxi? Those are two discontinued although avidly searched pieces, and people pay little fortunes for getting one of them.

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Yuck!!! :D

Yuck!!! :D

Do cars get dirty? Yes.
Do they get caked in mud? Of course.
Do they get rusty? Yes, mostly the older ones.
Does their paint chip? Certainly!!!
Does engines get covered in oil? Well, mine is disgusting...

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&laquo;The ground was shaking, the car was flying...&raquo;

«The ground was shaking, the car was flying...»

Not so long ago I went to the Circuit of Jerez speedtrack, and during the visit I could speak for a long time with one of the track marshals. One of the many questions I asked him was: «What has been the most amazing vehicle you've seen racing in this track?» And he didn't hesitate one second to answer: «1988 Spanish Grand Prix, coming out from corner 6 (Dry Sack), Ayrton Senna going full throttle on the McLaren MP4/4... I've never ever seen anything like that. The ground was shaking, the car was flying...». Twenty six race years later, and that means A LOT of races at Jerez, those words sounded glorious ;-)

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It's Tameo Week!

It's Tameo Week!

For the next 7 days, and until next friday at 00:00 hours, for EACH ORDER including any kit from Tameo Kits we're giving you a base from L'Eau Rouge like this one :D

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VW Polo WRC

VW Polo WRC

About time!!!! Alonso's Ferrari for this year is NOW available, only in 1/43 scale, and if you add on top of that Senna's Toleman and Peterson's Lotus Type 78... you get a kick-ass triplet! Thank you Tameo! :)

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23rd on 14th at the 24: the Porsche 917K

23rd on 14th at the 24: the Porsche 917K

Back in 1970, in June 14th to be precise, a guardian red bodywork with modern white stripes and number 23 at the sides passed first under the chequered flag at Le Mans circuit. It was none other than the Porsche 917K, with hundreds of horses pushing hard under the hood, getting his well-deserved reward after 24 exhausting hours under heavy rain pushing the limits on each one of the 6860 corners of that race...

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FUJIMI sashimi!

FUJIMI sashimi!

Here's a guess: they have a delicious taste, they come from Japan, they're small and precise, their manufactoring is extremely delicate and patient, they come in eight-pack or more, and they taste much better when dipped :)

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It's springtime!

It's springtime!

Spring weather is finally arriving to our latitude, and with it our wharehouse is blooming with a thousand shades thanks to the arrival of a new shipment from Zero Paints, perfect to give that touch of color to your kits :)

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Mmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm...

The secret of every good stew is quite simple: lots of first-class ingredients. And this week we have a succulent one... Do you want to know the recipe? :)

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Never seen before!

Never seen before!

We can finally and proudly annouce the brand new line of SpotModel unique products. And we're not talking here about some so-so ordinary versions of what you've already seen a million times; we're talking about mind-blowing products, never ever seen before in the scale model world, that will leave you completely amazed! :)

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Where is the mop? :D

Where is the mop? :D

Drools all over the floor, the table, the chair... everywhere but over Komakai's gorgeous new book :) The photographs, the details, the smooth touch, the perfect sizing... we love it!! If you have a Lotus 79 from Tamiya or Hasegawa on the shelf waiting for its moment DON'T MISS this wonder :)

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There's no way!!! :D

There's no way!!! :D

There's no way to be peaceful and quiet: the load of Celicas from Aoshima has come and, not only it's gone in a few days (don't panic, another huge shipment is on it's way), but on top of that Reji announces the Carlos Sainz's decals for precisely that kit...

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WISH GRANTED!!!

WISH GRANTED!!!

Last week stars of SpotModel constellation heard your wishes! Most of you wished upon them for lower shipping rates, so after LOTS of hard work with our logistic partners, stars finally aligned! in a heart-shaped constellation ;)

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We've seen stars...

We've seen stars...

...and not because we hit really hard in the head!!! :D The PitWall transkit for the Pescarolo kit from SimilR has finally arrived, and we literally saw stars when we openned the box ;) Usually, PitWall decals are the best of the best you can actually find on the market, but this time they've really pushed the bar even higher. It has color gradients, fluorescent highlights and a few other flourishes, but the stars and metals strips that change their tones and shine differently depending on the view angle are just AWESOME!. A real wonder that deserves a fully detailed post in SpotModel's blog very soon :D

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&ldquo;Pedals are there to smash on them...

“Pedals are there to smash on them...

...if you release the gas is just to smash on the brakes in the last second, and if you release the brakes is just to go full throttle”. This and many other pearls of wisdom (“F**cking goat!™”) were from a famous world rally pilot whose kit is just about to arrive any second from Aoshima, amongst the whole bunch of Fujimi references that keep comming from the Far East. Look closely, as you all know we're talking about our dearly beloved Carlos Sainz and his Toyota Celica ST165 which thrilled us all during the eighties. My god, it's gorgeous! ;)

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F_ _CK your kits! :D

F_ _CK your kits! :D

Suppose you're assembling a WRC and you want to make the bucket seats look as realistic as possible, what would you do? Or maybe you're finishing the interior of a gorgeous red italian sports car and you want the mats to be hiper realistic, how would you solve it? Or the steering wheel of that F1 that isn't looking as real as you'd like, how would you improve it?...

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Komakai (adj.): 'Fine, small, detailed'

Komakai (adj.): 'Fine, small, detailed'

Welcome back to SpotModel Newsletter! This week shinning star comes from a new brand called Komakai, a curious name (and quite a declaration of intentions :) for a brand founded BY and FOR modelling enthusiasts, releasing two incredible photo books that shows us every tiny intimate detail on the outside and inside parts of the MP4/13 and '84 NSR500. They're pure gold!

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It is Alclad Candy time!!!

It is Alclad Candy time!!!

A new week begins at SpotModel, featuring the availability of the Candy transparent paints from Alclad. A total of 11 shades plus the metallic base, perfect for simulating the complex colors of most of the current F1 & GTs.

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Willkommen Scale Production!!!

Willkommen Scale Production!!!

The famous germany mark Scale Production is back in SpotModel , and so are their famous transkits and high quality rims.

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 AOSHIMA konnichi wa!!

AOSHIMA konnichi wa!!

We are proud to announce that our first shipping of AOSHIMA scale models has just arrived to our wharehouse, and is now just waiting for your orders :) That means that, from now on, all your favourite Aoshima kits will always be available at SpotModel, including the future McLaren F1 Long Tail and the Celica ST165.

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Xmas is over ...

Xmas is over ...

... but SpotModel have some new sweet products to help us to go on!!!

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Xmas is coming ...

Xmas is coming ...

It's been a really busy week, Christmas is in the air and our manufacturers have been making some very interesting "candy" :D

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 FUJIMI konnichi wa!!

FUJIMI konnichi wa!!

We are proud to announce that our first huge shipping of FUJIMI scale models has just arrived to our wharehouse, and is now just waiting for your orders :) That means that, from now on, all your favourite FUJIMI kits will always be available at SpotModel... and at ridiculous japanese prices!! ;)

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