Newsletter 154: 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 :)
After so many years... the reeditions of Senna's MP4/7 and MP4/8 are finally here!! Two gorgeous kits with incredible lines, launched back to market by Tamiya in a limited reedition available for a very short time.
Also from Tamiya comes this week the Group 4 Porsche 934 RSR sponsored by Vaillant, the Gulf F1 GTR Long Tail from Fujimi, and the R-SV version of the Lamborghini Murcielago from Aoshima.
A few years before Senna phenomenon, Nelson Piquet and Riccardo Patresse drove the BT50 now reproduced by Tameo in their new low cost product ranges. A perfect reference for getting started in the world of 1/43 scale metal kits, with a winner price and all of Tameo renowned quality. As every low cost, of course they'll fly ;)
And if you preffer flying over two wheels, we've got back the Freddie Spencer and Wayne Gardner's NSR500 decals at Spanish GP 1986, and guess what... there are just a few units!!
So, remember Senna's words and... don't be the first to miss these reeditions!! :D
Tamiya: Car scale model kit 1/20 scale - McLaren Ford MP4/8 McLaren Racing Limited Team sponsored by Courtaulds #7, 8 - Ayrton Senna da Silva, Michael Andretti - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1993 - plastic model kit
It took several years, but finally here's the reedition of the MP4/8, a gorgeous machine with an amazing profile launched back to market by Tamiya. Pay lots of attention to the decals sheet, also redesigned but missing some of the original sponsors: luckily, here at SpotModel we also have the decal sheet you need to complete this kit. And don't forget that this kit is part of a limited reedition, so it will be available for a very short time.
Tamiya: Car scale model kit 1/20 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/7 McLaren Racing Limited Team sponsored by Courtaulds #1, 2 - Ayrton Senna da Silva, Gerhard Berger - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1992 - plastic model kit
Here's the reedition of the McLaren MP4/7 we were all waiting for a few years. The kit includes a fully detailed engine, radiators, wheels, cockpit, ... Pay lots of attention to the decals sheet, also redesigned but missing some of the original sponsors: luckily, here at SpotModel we also have the decal sheet you need to complete this kit. And don't forget that this kit is part of a limited reedition, so it will be available for a very short time.
Tamiya: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Porsche 934 Turbo RSR Group 4 Kremer Racing Team sponsored by Vaillant #5 - Robert 'Bob' Wollek - German Racing GTs Championship 1976 - photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions
This kit includes fully detailed anti-roll bars, interior, chassis and suspension, as well as photoetches for the grid, pedals, air intakes and a few more parts. The decals are printed in Italy by Cartograf, and include Goodyear and Vaillant logos (even the bunny).
Aoshima: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Lamborghini Murcielago R-SV Reiter Engineering Team 2010 - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials and assembly instructions
Here you have the scale model of the version of the Lamborghini Murcielago R-SV homologated to run in the FIA GT World Championship. The kit includes an exploded view with great detail, allowing the option of leaving the retractable doors open, and the set of decals, printed by Cartograf, allows you to recreate the version presented to the press at an event prior to the celebration of the 24 Spa Hours 2010.
Fujimi: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - McLaren F1 GTR Long Tail sponsored by Gulf Davidoff #1 - Geoff Lees + Anders Olofsson - 24 Hours Le Mans 1997 - photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions
Inside the box you'll find a good pile of pieces for building one of the most beautiful cars of the last years. Gulf decoration is very nicely developed, with a thorough decals sheet and every detail you could need, and the kit also includes photoetches.
Tameo Kits: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Brabham BMW BT50 Turbo Brabham Racing Organisation Team sponsored by Parmalat #1, 2 - Nelson Piquet, Riccardo Patrese - Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix 1982 - photo-etched parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions
This is the first of the reduced price series kits from Tameo. BUT reduced prices doesn't mean reduced quality: the kit includes just the elementary pieces, only a few photoetches, and the instructions are good enough. A very clever idea from Tameo allowing everyone to reach their top line products at an affordable price.
Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Ferrari 312T3 Scuderia Ferrari Team sponsored by Fiat Agip #11, 12 - Gilles Villeneuve, Carlos Reutemann - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1978 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20051
High quality decals made in Japan, belonging to a new time-limited reprint that will be available for a very short time.
Racing Decals 43: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - BMW M3 sponsored by Ice Watch #21 - Marco Wittmann - DTM 2013 - for Revell kits REV07178 and REV07082
Printed in Italy by Zancheti, these colourful decals are perfect for recreating the Wittman's flashy BMW M3. Includes all the black areas in the same decal for achieving a top quality finish on your kit.
Racing Decals 43: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - BMW Z4 GT3 sponsored by Randstad #66, 77 - Markus Palttala + Dirk Werner + Lucas Luhr, Maxime Martin + Jörg Müller + Augusto Farfus - 24 Hours SPA Francorchamps 2014 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Fujimi kits FJ17009, FJ17010, FJ17015, FJ12593, FJ125930
Are you looking for a killer decoration for your Z4? Here it is. A first decals sheet filled up with carbon fibre patterns, and a second one with the full decoration for the Z4 at the Le Mans 24 hours. On top of that, these decals belong to a limited edition... are you going to miss them?
Racing Decals 43: Decals 1/24 scale - Ford Fiesta WRC sponsored by Lotos #10 - Robert Kubica + Maciej Szczepaniak - Rally Poland 2014 - for Belkits reference BEL-003
Don't miss these gorgeous decals for the Ford Fiesta WRC driven by the former F1 pilot Robert Kubica at Poland Rally.
Racing Decals 43: Decals 1/24 scale - Skoda Fabia S2000 sponsored by eBO Enterprises #3 - Freddy Loix + Johan Gitsels - Ypres Rally 2014 - for Belkits reference BEL-004
Don't miss these gorgeous decals for the Fabia driven by Freddy Loix that earned the absolute victory at the Geko Ypres rally.
Scale Production: Decals 1/24 scale - Tuner sponsors: Speedhunters, idlers, Recaro, RWB, H&R, K&W, Sparco, Hoonigan, Ruf, STR, Illest, Tire Slayer, DP Motorsport, 9FF.
A great pile of decals from most of the modern car accesories and tunning brands, like RUF, Recaro, Hoonigan, and lots more.
Shunko Models: Decals 1/24 scale - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V sponsored by RalliArt #1, 2 - Tommi Mäkinen + Risto Mannisenmäki, Richard Burns + Robert Reid - Great Britain Rally, 1000 Lakes Finland Rally 1998 - for Tamiya kit
High quality silkscreen printed decals made in Japan. These decals are a limited edition, so they won't be available for too long.
Studio27: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Honda NSR500 sponsored by Rothmans #1, 4, 7 - Freddie Spencer, Wayne Gardner - Spanish Moto GP Grand Prix 1986 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Tamiya references TAM14055 and TAM14099
Like a bullet Wayne Gardner went down the curves of Bugatti... who does not remember? Now you can recreate Wayne's bike on your shelf, complete with livery including Rothmans logos. And if you are really a fan of Freddie Spencer, with this decal sheet you can choose his bike, since the bibs of the two riders are included. Tobacco logos are included.
Scale Production: Rims 1/24 scale - Campagnolo 15 inches for Porsche classic cars - 3D printed parts - 4 units
Resin rims set resembling the ones used by Porsche cars during the 60s and 70s, measuring 16,9mm x 11,1mm and 17mm x 12,7mm. Tyres not included.
Scale Production: Rims 1/24 scale - Schnitzer T1 17 inches - resin parts - 4 units
Rim measures are: 19,6mm x 11,3mm for the front, and 19,6mm x 13mm for the rear wheels. Tyres not included.
Zero Paints: Paint for airbrush - Blue similar to X-4 - 1 x 30ml - for Airbrush
Now you can finally paint with Zero Paints and forget about Tamiya acrylics, since this tone was formulated to match Tamiya blue X-4.