Newsletter 183: Spectacular!!!


We all love that, after finishing their assembly, our kits look awesome... right? The incredible thing is that, starting today, your kits will look awesome... even before you build them! :D We can't build your kits, but at least we are going to wrap them in the coolest possible way: here is the new SpotModel packaging!! Cool, isn't it? ;)

And talking about "awesome looking kits" and "even before", we FINALLY have one of the coolest... even before it hits the markets! Also starting today, you can now preorder the long-awaited Volkswagen Polo R WRC by Belkits in 1/24 scale. Although the official launch date will be early August, make sure you book yours now because... they are going to fly off the shelves!!

Equally spectacular are the Lec and the Surtees TS7 by This Way Up, finally in 1/43 scale and in a limited and numbered edition, along with another novelty: a decal set of dials for 1/43 scale models. And, in addition: a very interesting masking tape only 2mm wide from Aizu; a three file set from Tamiya; a couple of decals for Valentino Rossi fans, but this time NOT riding a bike but behind the wheels of the Focus WRC and the Impreza WRC; a set of asymmetrical tyres for 15 inches rims in 1/24 scale; and a decal set for Christian Sarron's 1989 YZR500.

One final note: we also have back in stock both Senna's Lotus at Portugal GP reedited by Fujimi in a veeeeeery short run, and the Ferrari F1-2000 by Tamiya.

What order are you putting inside our new boxes for the first time?

Belkits: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Volkswagen Polo R WRC #6, 7, 8 - Jari-Matti Latvala + Miikka Anttila, Andreas Mikkelsen + Paul Nagle, Sbastien Ogier + Julien Ingrassia - Alsace France Rally 2013 - plastic model kit

Reference: BEL-005

The kit about VW Polo WRC includes 133 parts, as well as decals, photoetched parts, painting masks, seatbelt fabrics, metal parts and assembly manual. Part listing is REALLY HUGE, with a fully detailed interior, perfect white plastics and an amazing mold injection. Incredible!!!
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This Way Up: Model car kit 1/43 scale - Lec Ford CRP1 Duckhams #31 - David Purley - British Formula 1 Grand Prix 1977 - photo-etched parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions

Reference: TWU078

Equipped with the Ford Cosworth DFV V8, this curious Formula One from the late 1977 has been reproduced by This Way Up in a limited and numbered edition: if you want one.... hurry or we'll run out of them!!
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This Way Up: Model car kit 1/43 scale - Surtees Ford TS7 Auto Motor Sport #21 - Rolf Stommelen - South African Formula 1 Grand Prix 1971 - photo-etched parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions

Reference: TWU067

Here's a new reference from This Way Up. Inside the box, you will find a good pile of white metal parts, turned metal parts, photoetched parts, Cartograf printed decals, 3D designed instructions, rubber made tyres, ... all of them carefully designed to reproduce Rolf Stommelen's Surtess at the South African Grand Prix.
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Aizu Project: Masks - Micron masking tape 2,0mm x 5m

Reference: AIZU-2001-6

Surely you've ever needed to mask a teeny tiny area in the front fork of a bike, a hairline in the bonnet of a car, or cover an impossible curve and you just didn't have the perfect masking tape. Say goodbye to that kind of problems and use this wonder: a masking tape just 2,0 mm width, and nothing less than 5 meters long. Just wonderful!!
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford Focus WRC Imatra #46 - Valentino Rossi - Monza Rally 2006 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Hasegawa references 20240 and 20264

Reference: REJI-130

The Monza Rally Show is a rally race that takes place yearly at the Monza circuit since 1978. It takes place by the end of the year as the closure of the season and, although the competition complies with the Rally specs, it's more a show than a rally. Several different car racing and even bike pilots have competed, mostly italian pilots such as the three times winner Valentino Rossi, using this decoration by Reji on one of those.
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Subaru Impreza WRC Imatra #46 - Valentino Rossi - New Zealand rally 2005 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Hasegawa references 20353, HACR35, 25035 and CR-35, or Tamiya reference TAM24281

Reference: REJI-116

From time to time, Valentino Rossi gets behind a wheel instead and leave everyone of us with a smile on the face. Do you want to put a smile on your face? These decals of the New Zealand Rally for the Impreza driven by Rossi will make you happy.
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Renaissance Models: Tyre set 1/24 scale - 15 inches snow asymmetric tyres - 4 units

Reference: 24PNN2

Set of 4 rubber made asymmetric snow tyres, for 16 inches rims, measuring 18 / 25mm (inner / outer) x 7.5mm.
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This Way Up: Decals 1/43 scale - Dials, lines and dots - 2 units

Reference: TWUA018

Set of two decal sheets with dials, circles and golden lines in different sizes, perfect for your Formula One kits as well as Rally and GTs.
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Tamiya: File - Basic file set smooth double-cut

Reference: TAM74104

This handy file set contains 3 double-cut files with black rubber grips which provide a smooth finish on plastic, metal and resin scale models. The files can be stored in the accompanying vinyl case to keep them safe from damage. The set includes 3 types of files: round, semi-circular, and flat.
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Tamiya: Model car kit 1/20 scale - Ferrari F1 2000 Shell #3, 4 - Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello - French Formula 1 Grand Prix 2000 - plastic model kit

Reference: TAM20048

The tyres are exquisitely rubber printed with the Bridgestone Potenza logos, engine comes fully detailed, and cockpit is accurately reproduced in every detail. The box does NOT include tobacco logos.
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/20 scale - Lotus Renault 97T John Player Special #11, 12 - Ayrton Senna da Silva, Elio de Angelis - Portuguese Formula 1 Grand Prix 1985

Reference: FJ09064

If the actual car is gorgeous, the scale model is even more! Pay special attention to the rain tyres included in this kit: they are simply awesome! And don't forget to also throw in the tobacco decals, since they're not included in the original.
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