Newsletter 122: Komakai (adj.): 'Fine, small, detailed'

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!

With a little delay, we've finally got the Renaissance decals for Sebastian Loeb's DS3, and at the same time you can pre-order now the announced new decals for the Ford GT40 and Porsche 911 Turbo LeMans.

From the other part of the world, Joe Honda is releasing three new books plus the 1/43 version of the glorious Ms11.

Back in Europe and straight from the Czech Republic, Reji Models offers an assortment of vintage Lucky Strike decorations for Mr. Kenny Robert's legendary Yamaha YZR, Monsier Delcourt's BMW 635 and the beautiful decoration of the R5 Turbo at '84 El Corte Ingles rally.

Do not miss any 'details'! :D

Komakai: Reference / walkaround book - Honda NSR500 1984 - for Tamiya reference TAM14121

Komakai Reference: KOM-UDG002

Komakai 'Ultra Detail Guides' issue about NSR500 1984 bike is an A5 size book, including 94 pages and 80 full colour pictures taken to the actual bike. It contains plenty of fully detailed pictures grouped by sections for quick reference, such as Front, Tyres, Body, Engine, On Board and Back.
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Komakai: Reference / walkaround book - McLaren Mercedes MP4/13 - for Tameo Kits references TMK261, TMK262 and TMK269, or Tamiya reference TAM89718

Komakai Reference: KOM-UDG001

This issue of the Ultra Detail Guides about the MP4/13 is a A5 sized book, featuring 82 pages with full color pictures taken to the actual car, and digitally enhanced to bring every detail. Pictures are classified into different sections: front, wheels, exterior, engine, rear and cockpit.
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Model Factory Hiro: Reference / walkaround book - JOE HONDA Racing Pictorial Series - MP4/2 - Formula 1 World Championship 1984

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-JH32

This publication features the McLaren that enabled Niki Lauda to win his third world title, the 1984 MP4/2. A single-seater that from the incorporation of the TAG-Porsche engine in the middle of the 1983 season, began to perform at a better level, dominating a 1984 season where Niki Lauda won 5 victories and his teammate Alain Prost another 7, although the greater regularity of Lauda decided the championship in his favor by the shortest difference in history, half a point.
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Model Factory Hiro: Reference / walkaround book - JOE HONDA Racing Pictorial Series - MP4/8 - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1993

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-JH31

This publication focuses on the last McLaren driven by the great Ayrton Senna, the 1993 MP4/8, a single-seater in which, after the end of the engine supply contract by Honda in 1992, units of the Ford HB engine were mounted. Despite the loss of performance, Senna's hands led the MP4/8 to win up to 5 races in the 1993 season, finishing runner-up behind Alain Prost in his Williams.
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Yamaha YZR500 sponsored by Lucky Strike #16, 17 - Kevin Magee, Wayne Rainey - Motorcycle World Championship 1988 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Hasegawa reference 21707

Reji Model Reference: REJI-213

The perfect accessory for your Lucky Strike team Yamaha YZR500 to show off with all its logos, including the tobacco ones used in the 1988 season, since Hasegawa's fantastic kit does not include them. Now Team Roberts is complete!
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Citroen DS3 WRC Citron Total Abu Dhabi WRT Team sponsored by Total #1 - Sebastien Loeb + Daniel Elena - Alsace France Rally 2013 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Heller references 80757 and 80758

Reji Model Reference: REJI-215

Precious decoration commemorating Sebastien Loeb's career in the World Championship, which Citroen prepared for what was his last participation in 2013. All the numbers represent some of the figures achieved by Loeb, such as his 9 world titles or his 78 rallies won up to that date. Reji has reproduced this decoration with a complete decal sheet, with the beautiful golden tone that contrasts so well with the black of the bodywork. A unique decoration!
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Renaissance Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford GT40 Mk II Shelby American Team sponsored by Ford #3, 6 - Dan Gurney + Jerry Grant, Mario Andretti + Lucien Bianchi - 24 Hours Le Mans 1966 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Fujimi references FJ12101, HR-1, FJ12125, FJ12129, HR-10, FJ12130, FJ12131, FJ12170, FJ123066, FJ126036, RS-16, FJ126043, RS-32, FJ126050, RS-97, FJ126067 and RS-51, or Revell reference REV07696

Renaissance Models Reference: TK24-345

The 1966 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was undoubtedly mythical, a vision reinforced in recent times by the famous movie "Ford versus Ferrari". But there were many other Ford GT40s in the race, like those that Renaissance has recreated in this decal sheet belonging to units of the Shelby American and Holman & Moody teams with numbers #3 and #6, and with drivers as relevant as Mario Andretti or Dan Gurney. The decals include the lines and logos of the Firestone tires used during the race, with different colors depending on the car. Something different!
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Renaissance Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Porsche 934 Turbo RSR Group 4 sponsored by Denver Sportwear #87, 91 - Christian Bussi + Bernard Salam + Cyril Grandet - 24 Hours Le Mans 1979 and 1980 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24328 and TAM24334

Renaissance Models Reference: TK24-372

Decal sheet to make the versions with which the team sponsored by Denver Sportwear participated in two consecutive editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the one in 1979 with the number #87 and the one in 1980 with the number #91, without being able to reach the goal in neither of the two occasions.
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Renaissance Models: Transkit 1/24 scale - Renault R8 Gordini - resin parts - for Heller references 80700, L760 and HE80700

Renaissance Models Reference: TK24-334

Upgrade set for the Heller model of the Renault 8 Gordini consisting of new front and rear seats, safety bars, exhaust, pedals, exhaust manifolds, etc. Pieces made of resin. They replace part of the rubber parts that come in the Heller kit.
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