Newsletter 180: 13 years old!!
Only a few online scale modeling shops have reached this age, and fewer are the daredevil pilots who took the risk of racing with number 13 sticker on their cars. Among them, only one woman who bravely fought to get his spot in a male dominated world, Divina Galica, a British pilot racing for qualifying and finally compete at the Formula 1. This week we bring her appealing Surtees edited by This Way Up in 1/43 scale.
And another reason to celebrate: the huge amount of new products with the Porsche logo this week... definitely the Boss' sweet spot!! :-OOOO Studio27 brings us the Porsche 919 kit in 1/24 scale racing last year at Le Mans... that's a gorgeous decoration! Fujimi also brings to the party another Porsche racing and winning at Le Mans, but in 1971: the 917K. Along with a Joe Honda issue about the Porsche 956 and the Porsche Glacier White from Zero Paints, we complete the birthday party section focused on the German brand.
The guys at Tameo also wants to say Happy Birthday and gift us two astonishing new products in their catalog: pilot figurines for their 1/43 scale Formula 1s... A few of us will jump with joy!!
Coming to the party are also Studio27 with the carbon fiber decals for the Mercedes Benz AMG C by Tamiya, Tabu with the Ueno Clinic decoration for the F1 GTR Short Tail, Ebbro with their Lotus Ford Type 49, and Hobby Design with two photoetches references that will divinely fit your Peugeot 206 WRC 2003 and 1989 NSR500.
There are lots of reasons to celebrate our 13th birthday, but our clear favorite is blowing those thirteen candles with you ;)
This Way Up: Model car kit 1/43 scale - Surtees TS16-4 Surtees Racing Organization Team sponsored by Rolatruc Shell #13 - Divina Galica - British Formula 1 Grand Prix 1976 - photo-etched parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions
Model Factory Hiro: Reference / walkaround book - JOE HONDA - Sportcar Spectacles - Sport Prototypes - Part 1 - 24 Hours Le Mans, Targa Florio 1967
Model Factory Hiro: Reference / walkaround book - Joe Honda Sportscar Spectacles - Porsche 956 - 24 Hours Le Mans, 1000 Km Suzuka, 6 Hours Silverstone, 6 Hours Fuji 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1985
Hobby Design: Photo-etched parts 1/24 scale - Peugeot 206 WRC 2003 - photo-etched parts, metal parts - for Tamiya reference TAM24267
Hobby Design: Photo-etched parts 1/12 scale - Honda NSR500 - Michael 'Mick' Doohan, Wayne Gardner, Eddie Lawson, Pierfrancesco Chili - World Championship 1989 - photo-etched parts, metal parts, decals - for Hasegawa references 21504, BK-4 and 21714
Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/43 scale - Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3 Short Tail sponsored by Shell Bosch #28, 14, 41, 38 - Rolf Stommelen + Nanni Galli, Piers Courage + Andrea de Adamich, Toine Hezemans + Masten Gregory - 1000 Kms Monza, Targa Florio 1970 - multimaterial kit
Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/43 scale - Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3 Long Tail sponsored by Shell Bosch #35, 36, 37, 38 - Rolf Stommelen + Nanni Galli, Piers Courage + Andrea de Adamich, Toine Hezemans + Masten Gregory, Teodore Zeccoli + Carlo Facetti - 24 Hours Le Mans 1970 - multimaterial kit
Model Factory Hiro: Reference / walkaround book - Joe Honda Racing Pictorial Series: Grand Prix, part 1 1970
Hasegawa: Model bike kit 1/12 scale - Honda NSR250 Gresini Racing Team sponsored by Fortuna "Spain's number 1" #4, 7 - Roberto Rolfo, Emilio Alzamora - Motorcycle World Championship 2002 - plastic model kit
Fujimi: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Porsche 917K sponsored by Martini #22 - Helmut Marko + Gijs van Lennep - 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 - plastic model kit
Ebbro: Model car kit 1/20 scale - Lotus Ford Type 49 Lotus Team sponsored by Shell #3, 4, 5, 6, 20, 21 - Jim Clark, Graham Hill - Dutch Formula 1 Grand Prix, British Formula 1 Grand Prix, Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Mexican Formula 1 Grand Prix, South African Formula 1 Grand Prix, USA - United States of America Formula 1 Grand Prix 1967 and 1968 - plastic model kit
Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - McLaren F1 GTR Short Tail sponsored by Ueno Clinic #59 - Yannick Dalmas + Masanori Sekiya + Jyrki Juhani 'JJ Lehto' Jarvilehto - 24 Hours Le Mans 1995 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Fujimi references FJ125992, FJ126012 and FJ126029
Studio27: Carbon fibre pattern decal 1/24 scale - Mercedes Benz AMG C Class - DTM - for Tamiya reference TAM24143
Studio27: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Porsche 919 Hybrid #20 - 24 Hours Le Mans 2014 - multimaterial kit