Newsletter 157: Big and cool!

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!!! The guys at Fujimi have made it on 1/24 scale, a kit also very big and very cool just like the Lamborghini race cars from Aoshima that have just arrived to our warehouse :)

And since we're talking about big and cool things, this week we also have another two big and cool kits, a new Ferrari GTO and the Porsche 917 both in 1/12 scale (that is, VERY big!) from Model Factory Hiro (that is, VERY cool!), to tag along the 1/12 models we introduced you last weeks.

Tabu has released new and freshly printed decals for the Tamiya Lotus 107 kit, at the same time that Studio27 has reedited in a limited edition the carbon fiber decals for the MP4/4. Ok, they're not really big, but... what about cool? A lot!!

Equally big (over A4 size) and cool are the historic photography books from Model Factory Hiro, with three new issues covering the history of the FW15c and many 1968 Formula 1 GPs.

And what about Eddie Lawson's YZR500? Big Eddie, and utterly cool kit!!!

Go big and cool with SpotModel!

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

Fujimi Reference: FJ12595

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.
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Model Factory Hiro: Reference / walkaround book - Joe Honda Racing Pictorial Series: Grand Prix 1968, part 1 1968

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-JH38

The No. 38 issue of Racing Pictorial Series by HIRO is focused on the Grand Prix 1968 F1 season. From the death of the symbolic driver Jim Clark, the rising of the Ford Cossworth DFV engine, the aerodynamics parts such as the high wings debuts, to the sponsorship from tobacco companies, this year is one of the turning point of the motorsports history.
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Model Factory Hiro: Reference / walkaround book - Joe Honda Racing Pictorial Series: Grand Prix 1968, part 2 1968

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-JH39

The No. 39 issue of Racing Pictorial Series by HIRO is focused on the Grand Prix 1968 F1 season. From the death of the symbolic driver Jim Clark, the rising of the Ford Cossworth DFV engine, the aerodynamics parts such as the high wings debuts, to the sponsorship from tobacco companies, this year is one of the turning point of the motorsports history.
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Model Factory Hiro: Reference / walkaround book - Joe Honda Racing Pictorial Series: Williams FW15C - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1993

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-JH40

JOE HONDA Racing Pictorial Series by HIRO No.40 : Williams FW15C 1993 also featuring detail shots of other GP cars. After a years rest, Alain Prost continue his races in the Grand Prix circuits, with the powerful partner Williams FW15C, which had been predicted to be a overwhelming power on the circuits. However, the first half of the races were supressed by his rival Senna and the wet circuits, the penalties of flying start and the active suspension of other teams vehicles affecting the scores he gained, and the young teammate Damon Hill was climbing up the top of the score board, the fight for the championship become vigorous. Prost took back his pace from the mid-season and achieved a career high 4 constructive wins, and finally the overall championship of the year, as the present for his retirement.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Ferrari 250 GTO #24, 27 - Jean 'Beurlys' Blaton + Lucien Bianchi, Fernand Tavano + Bob Grossman - 24 Hours Le Mans 1964 - multimaterial kit

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K447

Model Factory Hiro signs this mind-blowing 1/12 scale kit: the rims are fully broken up, with all pieces chromed one-by-one; the engine, in white metal, includes even fully articulated pistons and rods; tyres are rubber moulded, and the bodyworks comes in gloriously moulded white resin. An astounding kit that will certainly become legendary.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Porsche 917LH sponsored by Shell #25 - Vic Elford + Kurt Ahrens - 24 Hours Le Mans 1970 - Multimaterial kit

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K437

This is THE KIT we were all waiting for several years ago, nothing less than the 917 in 1/12 that mimics the white color model driven by Elford and Ahrens in Le Mans 1970. A good pile of resins, white metal pieces, photoetches, awesome instructions, gorgeous decals, and more and more and more, making the building of this Model Factory Hiro wonder a real pleasure.
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Studio27: Carbon fibre pattern decal set 1/20 scale - Jordan Ford J191 - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1991 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20032

Studio27 Reference: ST27-CARBOND20020

Two complete decals sheets with carbon fiber patterns for the cockpit, engine areas, monocoque, spoilers, and many many more. Stop trimming carbon fiber decals by hand and indulge yourself using these perfectly fitting ones from Studio27.
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Renault RE30B/30C Equipe Renault Team sponsored by Elf #15, 16 - Alain Prost, Rene Arnoux, Eddie Cheever - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1982 and 1983 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20018

Studio27 Reference: ST27-DC743D

If you want to refresh the decals of your Tamiya kit of the Renault 30B, or you prefer to make the decoration of the 30C version (which does not come with the model) used in the first two races of the 1983 season, do not hesitate to get a set of these beautiful Studio27 decals, reissued for a short period of time.
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Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Lotus Ford 102D Lotus Team sponsored by Hitachi #11, 12 - John Paul "Johnny" Herbert, Mika Hkkinen - Formula 1 World Championship 1992 - water slide decals - for Tamiya reference TAM20033

Tabu Design Reference: TABU20135

This decals set includes the whole decoration for all the 5 grand prix raced by this car: Mexico, South Africa, Brazil, Spain and San Marino. Forget the yellowish decals of your old box and give your kit the look it deserves.
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Tabu Design: Decals 1/20 scale - Lotus Ford 107 Lotus Team sponsored by Castrol #11, 12 - John Paul "Johnny" Herbert, Mika Hkkinen - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1992 - for Tamiya reference TAM20037

Tabu Design Reference: TABU20136

Freshly printed by Tabu, here are the decals with all the sponsor logos of the Lotus 107 in its San Marino and Monaco versions. Just a perfect replacement for your old and yellowish decals from your Tamiya kit.
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Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Lotus Ford 107B Lotus Team sponsored by Castrol #11, 12 - John Paul "Johnny" Herbert, Alessandro 'Alex' Zanardi - Formula 1 World Championship 1993 - water slide decals - for Tamiya reference TAM20038

Tabu Design Reference: TABU20137

New and freshly printed decals with all the Lotus 107B sponsors logos, also including the test version. The best choice for replacing your old and yellowish decals from your Tamiya kit.
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Zero Paints: Paint for airbrush - Ducati Senna Grey for 916 and 1199 Panigale - Grigio Scuro - Code: DUC37 - 1 x 60ml - for Tamiya reference TAM14132

Zero Paints Reference: ZP-1005-GRIGIO-DUC37

Do you want to build the Senna version of the Ducati Panigale? This bike used a dark grey specifically formulated by Ducati, that Zero Paints has now precisely replicated to make your kit look exactly like the actual bike.
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Studio27: Photo-etched parts 1/24 scale - Ford Focus RS WRC 2004 - for Hasegawa references 20263, 25034 and CR-34

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP24173

Grids, brake discs, bonnet pins, belt buckles, Japan rally badges, wipers, plates... What else do you want? The red fabric for the seat belts? Even that is included.
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Studio27: Carbon fibre pattern decal set 1/20 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/4 #11, 12 - Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna da Silva - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1988 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM20022, TAM89719 and TAM92208

Studio27 Reference: ST27-CARBOND20001

Modern Formula 1 have the carbon fiber as a fundamental component. And what happens to your scale model? How could you not use these precious carbon fibre patterns that Studio27 has just reissued for a limited time?
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Hasegawa: Motorbike scale model kit 1/12 scale - Yamaha YZR500 OW98 Yamaha-Agostini Team sponsored by Marlboro #3, 12 - Eddie Lawson, Didier de Radigues - Motorcycle World Championship 1988 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and does NOT include tobacco sponsor decals

Hasegawa Reference: 21503

Spectacular! We cannot think of another qualifier for this model. The quality of the details, with fully detailed chassis, suspension, brakes and engine, make this model a delight for motorcycling fans, apart from all the historical content of this motorcycle with which Eddie Lawson was proclaimed world champion in 1988 with no less than 7 wins throughout the season. Look out! The decals with tobacco advertising are not included in the model.
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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

Aoshima Reference: AOSH-063743

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.
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Aoshima: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Lamborghini Murcielago R-SV Mnnich Motorsport Team sponsored by All Inkl.com #37, 38 - Dominik Schwager + Nicky Pastorelli, Marc Basseng + Markus Winkelhock - FIA GT Championship, Zolder 2011 - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials and assembly instructions

Aoshima Reference: 007181

Finally the version of the Lamborghini Murcilago homologated for the GT1 World Championship races, and with the decoration of the All-Inkl.com Mnnich Motorsport team. The model includes, in addition to a really careful exploded view, which allows the doors to be left open revealing its detailed interior, an impressive sheet of decals printed by Cartograf. Imagine how the winner of the 2011 Zolder race will look in your showcase!!
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Aoshima: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Lamborghini Murcielago R-SV Reiter Engineering Team sponsored by Blancpain #24, 25 - Peter Kox + Christopher Haase, Frank Kechele + Ricardo Zonta - FIA GT Championship, SPA Francorchamps 2010 - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials and assembly instructions

Aoshima Reference: AOSH-00717

Here you have the version of the Lamborghini Murcilago R-SV of the Reiter Engineering team, winner of the SPA Francorchamps race of the GT1 World Championship in 2010. The model includes, in addition to a really careful exploded view, which allows you to leave the doors open to show its detailed inside, an impressive decal sheet printed by Cartograf. When you finish assembling it... you won't be able to avoid looking at it every day!
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Fujimi: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - McLaren F1 GTR Long Tail sponsored by EMI #40 - Steve O'Rourke + Tim Sugden + Bill Auberlen - 24 Hours Le Mans 1998 - plastic model kit and photo-etched parts

Fujimi Reference: FJ12594

Inside the box you'll find everything you need for building one of the most beautiful cars of the last years. EMI decoration is very nicely developed, with a thorough decals sheet and every detail you could need. The kit also includes photoetches for further detailing.
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