Newsletter 202: Dakar Champions

Dakar Champions

Dakar Champions
Arriving first at the finish line means to win a race, but just being at the start line means that you are already a champion, even more when we are talking about the Dakar: the world's hardest off-road race. This picture by Franck Fife of Carlos Sainz after breaking his Peugeot says it all.

Our compliments to all Dakar champions, your struggle makes us fall in love, and our most sincere congratulations from SpotModel to Stphane Peterhansel for his victory! :D

Tamiya: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Lotus Ford Type 49B Lotus Team sponsored by Gold Leaf #1, 10 - Graham Hill - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1968

Tamiya Reference: TAM12053

A new reedition of this Tamiya classic scale model, now featuring photoetched parts. Available for a short time and in very few units.
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Tamiya: Motorbike scale model kit 1/12 scale - Yamaha YZR500 OW70 #6 - Tadahiko Taira (JP) 1987

Tamiya Reference: TAM14075

A time limited reedition of the bike that made Tadahiko Taira champion.
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Zero Paints: Paint for airbrush - Volkswagen Audi Porsche Jazz Brown - Code: LY8W - 1 x 60ml

Zero Paints Reference: ZP-1049-LY8W

The metallic brown tone used by Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen in their sport and street cars for many years.
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Profil24: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Nissan GT-R LM Nismo sponsored by Nismo #21, 22, 23 - Tsugio Matsudo + Lucas Ordoez + Mark Shulzhitskiy, Alex Buncombe + Harry Tincknell + Michael Krumm, Max Chilton + Jann Mardenborough + Olivier Pla - 24 Hours Le Mans 2015 - resin kit

Profil24 Reference: P24100

An unique scale model kit of the car that raced at Le Mans 2015, after a 16 years absence of Nissan at Spa. Featuring decals for three different number pads, as well as the possibility of an open assembly (doors).
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Profil24: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Aston Martin DB2 #26 - Lance Macklin + Eric Thompson - 24 Hours Le Mans 1951 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Profil24 Reference: P24098

Resin kit of the car that ran in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1951. The dashboard and seats of the street version are included in the box, but the figure is NOT included in the kit.
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Tamiya: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI sponsored by Dekra #7, 8 - Alessandro Nannini, Nicola Larini (IT) 1993 - plastic model kit

Tamiya Reference: TAM96356

A new reedition of the classic Tamiya scale model about the gorgeous 1993 championship winner Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI. The kit also features a completely broke up and detailed engine.
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Model Factory Hiro: Reference / walkaround book - Joe Honda Racing Pictorial Series: Grand Prix - 24 Hours of Daytona, 24 Hours Le Mans, FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1973

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-JH47

The book features pictures taken at Brazilian Grand Prix, Spain Grand Prix, Monaco Grand Prix, Sweden Grand Prix, Dutch Grand Prix, Le Mans 24 Hours and Daytona 24 Hours in 108 pages translated to both English and Japanese.
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Mr Hobby Gunze Sangyo: Polish - Waterproof cloth file #1000, #2000, #3000

Mr Hobby Gunze Sangyo Reference: GT-36

Set of polyesther cloths in 1000, 2000 and 3000 grit. Perfect for both wet and dry use, and you can use it both to polish glossy paint, as well as lacquers, barnish, and even crystal and transparent plastic parts.
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Mr Hobby Gunze Sangyo: Sandpaper - Mr Waterproof sand paper #2000 - 4 units

Mr Hobby Gunze Sangyo Reference: MT-309

2000 Grit fine grain water sand paper, developed for sanding without any harm plastics, resins and white metal.
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Mr Hobby Gunze Sangyo: Sandpaper - Mr Waterproof sand paper #1500 - 4 units

Mr Hobby Gunze Sangyo Reference: MT-308

1500 Grit fine grain water sand paper, developed for sanding without any harm plastics, resins and white metal.
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Mr Hobby Gunze Sangyo: Sandpaper - Mr Waterproof sand paper #1000 - 4 units

Mr Hobby Gunze Sangyo Reference: MT-307

1000 Grit fine grain water sand paper, developed for sanding without any harm plastics, resins and white metal.
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Komakai: Reference / walkaround book - Toyota Corolla WRC 1997 - for Arena Modelli reference ARE279, or Hasegawa references 20266, 20396, 20438 and 20619, or Provence reference k1879, or Tamiya reference TAM24209

Komakai Reference: KOM-FG003

This issue from the Fast Guides series comes fully loaded of photographs of the Toyota Corolla WRC. The book is A5 size, featuring 34 full colour pages with photographs of the actual car, digitally enhanced to bring up even the smallest details and conveniently sorted for quick reference. Definitely a very interesting guide for knowing the interior, carbon fibre panels, bottom side and many more parts of the vehicle with full details.
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Tamiya: Masks - Masking tape for curves 5mm

Tamiya Reference: TAM87179

Tamiya went a big step ahead creating this masking tape, in 5mm width and 20 meters long, that will be really handy when masking straight and/or curved areas in your scale models.
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Tamiya: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Toyota Gazoo Racing TRD 86 sponsored by TRD #104 - World Championship 2013 - plastic model kit

Tamiya Reference: TAM24337

As awesome as always, here's the new Tamiya scale model of one of the modern racing icons: the Toyota Gazoo. Kit features a detailed engine, full break-up of transmission and shock absorbing systems, masks for painting window frames... and an endless number of parts that will make you enjoy it for hours!!
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Model Factory Hiro: Reference / walkaround book - Joe Honda Racing Pictorial Series: Grand Prix, part 1 1972

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-JH48

This issue feature pictures of the following 1972 GPs: French Grand Prix, Monaco Grand Prix, Belgium Grand Prix, Germany Grand Prix, Austria Grand Prix, Canadian Grand Prix and North America Grand Prix, all along the 108 pages included.
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Tamiya: Masks - Masking tape for curves 2mm

Tamiya Reference: TAM87177

Tamiya went a big step ahead creating this masking tape, in 2mm width and 20 meters long, that will be really handy when masking straight and/or curved areas in your scale models.
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Tamiya: Masks - Masking tape for curves 3mm

Tamiya Reference: TAM87178

Tamiya went a big step ahead creating this masking tape, in 3mm width and 20 meters long, that will be really handy when masking straight and/or curved areas in your scale models.
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Studio27: Carbon fibre pattern decal set 1/20 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/30 McLaren Racing Limited Team sponsored by Mobil1 - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2015 - for Ebbro references EBR20013 and EBR20014

Studio27 Reference: ST27-CARBOND20030

Modern Formula 1 are mostly built from carbon fiber parts, and McLaren has always pioneered their use: the MP4/30 is a good example of that. With the two decal sheets from this set you could finally give your model the looks of the actual car.
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Studio27: Seatbelts 1/20 scale - Formula 1 seatbelt - photo-etched parts, seatbelt fabric, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP20143

Studio27 mind blowing Formula 1 seatbelts are now back in their catalogue! These belts can be used with both modern and classic cars, and the set also includes photoetched parts, decals with logos of the main seatbelt manufacturers, seatbelt fabric in assorted colors, and white metal parts.
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Studio27: Seatbelts 1/24 scale - Seatbelt - photo-etched parts, seatbelt fabric, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP24177

Their awesome racing seatbelts are finally back in Studio27 catalogue!!! These belts can be mounted with either 4 o 6 anchor points. The set also includes photoetched parts, decals with all main seatbelt manufacturers logos, different colored fabric material, and white metal parts.
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Citron DS19 #104, 176, 195, 233, 298 - Pierre Maurel + Claude Courbe, Paul Coltelloni + Pierre Alexandre, Pauli Toivonen + Ensio Mikkander, Pauli Toivonen + Anssi Jrvi, Ren Trautmann + Alexis Chabert - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1966 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Ebbro reference EBR25005

Studio27 Reference: ST27-DC1135

Incredible set of decals with nearly all the numbers of the Citron DS19 that raced in Monte Carlo at the end of the 50s and in the 60s, and where he even achieved fantastic results, such as the victory in 1959 with number #176, the second place in 1963 with the number #233, or the new victory in 1966 with the number #195, already with the name DS21. Not every model can boast two Monte victories!
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Italeri: Motorbike scale model kit 1/9 scale - MV Agusta 4-Cylinder 500cc #2 - Mike Hailwood - Motorcycle World Championship 1964 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Italeri Reference: 4630

A hellufa bike, all pure mechanics and sensations, that you can now build in 1/9 thanks to Italeri. The kit includes rubber tyres, chromed parts, decals, etc...
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Italeri: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Fiat 806 Grand Prix #15 - Pietro Bordino - Milano Grand Prix 1927

Italeri Reference: 4702

Do you like classic race cars? Do you love BIG scale models? Then search no more, this is your kit. Once built, your kit will measure nothing less than 30cm. Includes a huge pile of plastic parts, rubber parts, metallic nuts and bolts, springs and one gazillion of details.
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Tabu Design: Decals 1/24 scale - Toyota TA64 Celica sponsored by Marlboro #21 - Safari Rally 1985 - for Beemax Model Kits references B24004 and Aoshima 084564

Tabu Design Reference: TABU24070

Additional decals for Aoshima scale model kit including the Marlboro sponsor and number pads in the same fluo tones.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Porsche 917K Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf #1, 2 - Joseph 'Jo' Siffert + Brian Redman, Pedro Rodriguez + Leo Kinnunen - 24 Hours of Daytona 1970 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K511

Scale kit based on the Porsche 917K used by the Automotive Engineering team during the 1970 24 Hours of Daytona, where both team cars achieved the one-two finish. A complete and detailed model that includes white metal and resin parts, photo-etched, vacuum-formed parts, turned metal parts, rubber tires, decals, etc. Once assembled, the model allows you to remove the front and rear hoods, as well as the doors, revealing the complete interior and mechanical parts.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Porsche 917K KG Salzburg Team #23, 31, 32 - Hans Herrmann + Richard Attwood, Vic Elford + Denis Clive 'Denny' Hulme, Kurt Ahrens + Richard Attwood - 24 Hours Le Mans, Watkins Glen 6 Hours 1970 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K513

Scale kit based on the Porsche 917K used by the Porsche KG Salzburg team during the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans, where they achieved victory with the vehicle painted in red, and in the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen in the same year, where they also achieved first place, but with the vehicle in this case painted in blue. A complete and detailed model that includes white metal parts, resin parts, photo-etched, vacuum-formed, turned metal parts, rubber tires, decals, etc. Once assembled, the model allows you to remove the front and rear hoods, as well as the doors, revealing the complete interior and mechanical parts.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Porsche 917K Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf #20, 21 - Joseph 'Jo' Siffert + Brian Redman, Pedro Rodriguez + Leo Kinnunen - 24 Hours Le Mans 1970 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K512

Model kit based on the Porsche 917K used by the Automotive Engineering team during the 1970 Le Mans 24 Hours, with a wider rear hood compared to the one used that same year at Daytona. Neither of the two team cars made it to the finish line. A complete and detailed model that includes white metal and resin parts, photo-etched, vacuum-formed parts, turned metal parts, rubber tires, decals, etc. Once assembled, the model allows you to remove the front and rear hoods, as well as the doors, revealing the complete interior and mechanical parts.
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Studio27: Photo-etched parts 1/20 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/30 - FIA Formula 1 World Championship - for Ebbro references EBR20013 and EBR20014

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP20148

Set of photoetched parts for detailing the MP4/30, also including seat belt fabrics and a white metal part for the harness buckle. Your scale model is crying out loud for it!!.
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Ebbro: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Citron DS19 - plastic model kit

Ebbro Reference: EBR25005

This fantastic kit won the best vehicle scale model kit award at Nuremberg Toy Fair 2016, and it does deserve it: superb parts break up, excellent quality, meticulous detailing, and the possibility to chose from either an open or closed assembly... as you please!
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