Newsletter 136: «The ground was shaking, the car was flying...»

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

«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 ;-)

And glorious as well is the reproduction just launched by Model Factory Hiro in 1/12 scale of the MP4/4 that run in Jerez. Perfect resins, mechanized and anodized rims, hundreds of photoetches and white metal pieces... Awesome! :-O

Don't miss it! As the voice of experience tells us... you will never ever see anything like that! 8-D

Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/4 McLaren Racing Limited Team sponsored by Marlboro #11, 12 - Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna da Silva - Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix 1988 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K428

The race version used at the Jerez circuit of the most beautiful and impressive car that Senna drove in the 80's, the McLaren MP4/4, now reproduced in 1/12 scale by Model Factory Hiro. This model is only recommended for experienced modelers due to its size, the complexity of its assembly, and because it includes a large number of parts in various materials, such as resin, white metal, turned parts, photo-etched parts, vacuum-formed parts, etc. The engine has internal operating parts, such as the crankshaft, pistons, and connecting rods. Includes carbon fiber decals for the different parts of the monocoque. Once assembled, the upper body can be removed to reveal the impressively detailed mechanicals. This reference modifies the rear wing, with a specific plane configuration for low speed circuits. A pleasure for the sight!
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Komakai: Reference / walkaround book - Toyota TS020 GT-One 1999 - for Tamiya reference TAM24222

Komakai Reference: KOM-UDG004

Ultra Detail Guides about GT-One 99 car is an A5 size book, including 118 pages with full colour photos taken to the actual car. You will find Front, Tyres, Body, Engine, Inside and Back sections with detailed photos only.
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Model Factory Hiro: Reference / walkaround book - Joe Honda F1 Pilot Series: Ayrton Senna

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-PS001

As the other two series, the photos are taken from the archive of the Japanese GP Photographer pioneer Joe Honda; however this time it is focused on race drivers instead of their machines. The first volume of this series will be featuring Ayrton Senna, commemorating the fatal accident 20 years ago of this great driver during San Marino GP in May 1994. From the debut race in the heavily raining Monaco GP, won the first championship and jumped to the first line driver in the JSP Lotus era, then followed by the Camel Lotus in 1987 and the most glorious period in the McLaren from 1988 to 93, then the last race in 1994. The pictures captured all moments of Senna on circuit throughout the decade.
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Aoshima: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV SuperVeloce - plastic model kit

Aoshima Reference: 007082

A new Murcielago by Aoshima, this time the "enhanced version" featuring aerodynamic improvements and redesigned air intakes. Inside the box, you have 11 sprues packed with transparent, black, white and chromed plastic parts for building this gorgeous scale model car.
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Model Factory Hiro: Reference / walkaround book - JOE HONDA Racing Pictorial Series - MP4/5B - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1990

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-JH34

The issue No. 34 of the Racing Pictorial Series by HIRO is focusing on the machine that Senna was crowned the championship of the season in the second time. The relationship between Senna and Alain Prost had been turned bad since last season, and Prost transferred to Ferrari to have fiercely fights with Senna. Besides the great chassis, the development advantage from the Honda engine both were giving Prost hard times, Prost still won 5 champions. However, Senna won 6 champions and defended the Drivers Championship at last. In the Japanese GP, which Senna and Prost collided at the first corner and both retired for this race, is still being remembered by many of the racing fans. Half of this issue is coming from the huge archive of Joe Honda, and the second half will be photos of the real car taken by MFH, the MP4/5B detail file. Races included: United States GP, Monaco GP, Mexican GP, French GP, British GP, Hungarian GP, Belgian GP, Italian GP, Portuguese GP, Spanish GP, Japanese GP. In Detail file: Detail file of MP4/5B, located at Honda Collection Hall
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165 sponsored by Marlboro #1, 2 - Carlos Sainz + Luis Moya - El Corte Ingles Rally Islas Canarias, Valeo Rally 1989 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Beemax Model Kits references B24001 and Aoshima 081198, or Nunu reference PN24015

Reji Model Reference: REJI-185

Decal sheet for the versions with which Carlos Sainz achieved his first victories with the Toyota Clica ST165, the car with which he became world champion the following year. Includes the necessary Marlboro decals that decorated the car in both rallies of the 1989 Spanish championship.
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Alclad: Paint for airbrush - Black chrome - 1 x 30ml - for Airbrush

Alclad Reference: ALC124

ALCLAD II Lacquers reproduce a wide range of realistic and durable metal finishes.
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Renaissance Models: Gravel conversion set 1/24 scale - Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165 - rims and tyres - for Beemax Model Kits references B24001 and Aoshima 081198, or Nunu reference PN24015

Renaissance Models Reference: TK24-403

Detail up set for recreating the gravel version of the Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165 by Beemax / Aoshima / Nunu, including rims, tires and shock absorbers . The diameter of the tires is 25.5mm by 10.5mm wide.
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Fujimi: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Ferrari F430 Challenge - plastic model kit

Fujimi Reference: FJ12560

Fujimi brings us a classic Ferrari in racetrack version to build either an immaculate sponsor-free version, or for using any of the third-party decorations available. The kit includes anti-roll bars, sport steering wheel, bucket seats, bonnet pins and racing bodywork.
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Fujimi: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Volkswagen Golf MkII GTI 16v - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Fujimi Reference: FJ12498

The Golf GTI has become a myth. Its first generation created a category, and its second generation, the MkII remained the reference despite the fact that it began to have much more competition, A model with everything necessary to recreate this model, with its characteristic wrap-around seats and its peculiar upholstery, faithfully reproduced on the decals.
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Tameo Kits: Book - Ayrton Senna Always: Photographics portfolio

Tameo Kits Reference: PF01

This is a photographic portfolio, 210x297x0,7 cm size, with 42 pages, and 34 photos about Ayrton Senna at Imola Grand Prix from 1984 to 1994, taken by Photo4.
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