Newsletter 154: Second is the first loser...
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: Model car kit 1/20 scale - McLaren Ford MP4/8 Courtaulds #7, 8 - Ayrton Senna da Silva, Michael Andretti - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1993 - plastic model kit
Tamiya: Model car kit 1/20 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/7 Courtaulds #1, 2 - Ayrton Senna da Silva, Gerhard Berger - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1992 - plastic model kit
Tamiya: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Porsche 934 Turbo RSR Group 4 Vaillant Kremer Racing #5 - Robert 'Bob' Wollek - German Racing GTs Championship 1976 - plastic model kit, photo-etched parts
Fujimi: Model car kit 1/24 scale - McLaren F1 GTR Long Tail Gulf Davidoff #1 - Geoff Lees + Anders Olofsson - 24 Hours Le Mans 1997 - plastic model kit and photo-etched parts
Tameo Kits: Model car kit 1/43 scale - Brabham BMW BT50 Turbo 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
Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Ferrari 312T3 Fiat Agip #11, 12 - Gilles Villeneuve, Carlos Reutemann - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1978 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20051
Racing Decals 43: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - BMW M3 Ice Watch #21 - Marco Wittmann - DTM 2013 - for Revell kits REV07178 and REV07082
Racing Decals 43: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - BMW Z4 GT3 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
Racing Decals 43: Decals 1/24 scale - Ford Fiesta WRC Lotos #10 - Robert Kubica + Maciej Szczepaniak - Rally Poland 2014 - for Belkits reference BEL-003
Racing Decals 43: Decals 1/24 scale - Skoda Fabia S2000 Ebo Enterprises #3 - Freddy Loix + Johan Gitsels - Ypres Rally 2014 - for Belkits reference BEL-004
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.
Shunko Models: Decals 1/24 scale - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V Ralli Art #1, 2 - Tommi Mäkinen + Risto Mannisenmäki, Richard Burns + Robert Reid - Great Britain Rally, 1000 Lakes Finland Rally 1998 - for Tamiya kit
Studio27: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Honda NSR500 Rothmans #7 - Freddie Spencer, Wayne Gardner - Spanish Moto GP Grand Prix 1986 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM14055
Scale Production: Rims 1/24 scale - Campagnolo 15 inches for Porsche classic cars - resins - 4 units