Newsletter 238: Type 77

Type 77

Type 77
Colin Chapman, Geoff Aldridge and Martin Ogilvie designed the Ford Lotus Type 77 for racing the 1976 Formula 1 Championship, incorporating many differences and technical breakthroughs compared to the outdated cars of previous years, but its pilots were not very happy with its performance claiming that it "felt like a rabid dog... "

Even so, the beauty of the car is unquestionable: the sharp nose, the stylized lines of the bodywork, the advanced suspension system, innovative aerodynamics. It's gorgeous!! :)

It's been a while since Model Factory Hiro put on the market the 1/20 scale kit of the late season version, which was discontinued soon, but it has been now reissued for a few months for all us Lotus lovers to have a new chance to get one.

Show it your love with SpotModel and... do not miss it!!! :)

Model Factory Hiro: Motorbike scale model kit 1/9 scale - Montgomery British Anzani 8/38hp 1920 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials and assembly instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K540

Back to 1920 when the Montgomery British Anzani 8/38hp was born, a gorgeous motorcycle beautifully reproduced in 1/9 scale by Model Factory Hiro. The kit includes hundreds of white metal, rubber, photo-etched and chromed parts.
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Trumpeter: Display case 1/43 scale - Display case

Trumpeter Reference: 09806

Plastic case measuring 117 x 117 x 52 mm. It is absolutely perfect for 1/43 scale cars, 1/144 scale aircrafts, or small dioramas in 1/87 scale.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Ferrari 250 GT Lusso - metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials and assembly instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K543

Spectacular, as always, the new kit by Model Factory Hiro, this time of 250 GT Lusso reproduced in delicious resin and white metal, and complemented by an extensive photo-etched parts listing.
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Scale Production: Lights 1/24 scale - Porsche 911 Singer Style - metal parts, resin parts and other materials

Scale Production Reference: SP24258

The optics used by the renowned car tuner Singer in their Porsche 911 evolutions.
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Czech Truck Model: Lights 1/24 scale - Volvo F10 and F12 - photo-etched parts - for Italeri references 3957, 751 and 752

Czech Truck Model Reference: CTM24086

Photo etched parts with a dip of transparent resin, for using on Volvo F10 and F12 trucks, helping you to give much more depth to the front lights of your truck. Headlight diameters measure 7mm and 5mm approximately.
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Czech Truck Model: Lights 1/25 scale - US tail lights - full colour photo-etched parts and photo-etched parts

Czech Truck Model Reference: CTM24092

Wonderful photo etched parts with a dip of red dyed transparent resin, exactly reproducing the ones used in the rear side of American trucks and trailers.
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Czech Truck Model: Lights 1/25 scale - US marker lights orange - full colour photo-etched parts and photo-etched parts - 10 units

Czech Truck Model Reference: CTM24093

Orange marker lights like the ones used in America trucks. Photo etched parts include a dip of orange dyed resin, giving these parts a hugely realistic feeling.
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Czech Truck Model: Upgrade 1/24 scale - ECE R 70 Reflective boards - photo-etched parts and water slide decals

Czech Truck Model Reference: CTM24075

ECE R 70 regulation compliant rear reflective boards, such as the ones used in trucks, buses and trailers.
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Czech Truck Model: Upgrade 1/24 scale - Danish style truck accesories - full colour photo-etched parts, photo-etched parts and resin parts

Czech Truck Model Reference: CTM24144

Indicators and "Ahng" plates, such as the ones used in Denmark on all kind of trucks and trailers.
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Czech Truck Model: Lights 1/24 scale - 6.5 inches oval marker - full colour photo-etched parts and photo-etched parts

Czech Truck Model Reference: CTM24110

Oval shaped indicator lights, recreating the 6.5 inch indicators used in trucks and vans.
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Czech Truck Model: Lights 1/24 scale - French tail lights - full colour photo-etched parts

Czech Truck Model Reference: CTM24143

Photo etched parts including a red/orange dyed transparent silicone dip, precisely recreating the ones used in french trucks and vans, as well as all kind of classic vehicles.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/4 McLaren Racing Limited Team sponsored by Marlboro #11, 12 - Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna da Silva - German Formula 1 Grand Prix, Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix, Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix, Portuguese Formula 1 Grand Prix 1988 - photo-etched parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K528

Spectacular, as usual, the exploded view of this Model Factory Hiro scale kit of the McLaren MP4/4 driven by Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost in 1988, and which allowed Senna to be crowned Formula 1 World Champion for the first time. The model kit is amazing, such as the pre- painted tires with the GoodYear logos, the detailing of the engine and gearbox, as well as the complete exploded view of the rest of the mechanical parts, the decals with some of the carbon patterns on the inside of the wing plates, lots of photo-etched parts... you can't ask for more for something so small!
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/4 McLaren Racing Limited Team sponsored by Marlboro #11, 12 - Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna da Silva - British Formula 1 Grand Prix, Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix 1988 - photo-etched parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K527

Spectacular, as usual, the exploded view of this Model Factory Hiro scale kit of the McLaren MP4/4 driven by Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost in 1988, and which allowed Senna to be crowned Formula 1 World Champion for the first time. The model kit is amazing, such as the pre- painted tires with the GoodYear logos, the detailing of the engine and gearbox, as well as the complete exploded view of the rest of the mechanical parts, the decals with some of the carbon patterns on the inside of the wing plates, lots of photo-etched parts... you can't ask for more for something so small!
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/4 McLaren Racing Limited Team sponsored by Marlboro #11, 12 - Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna da Silva - Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix, French Formula 1 Grand Prix, Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, San Marino Formula 1 Grand Prix, USA Detroit Grand Prix 1988 - photo-etched parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K526

Spectacular, as always, the exploded view of this Model Factory Hiro scale kit of the McLaren MP4/4 driven by Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost in 1988, and which allowed Senna to be crowned Formula 1 World Champion for the first time. The model kit is amazing, such as the pre- painted tires with the GoodYear logos, the detailing of the engine and gearbox, as well as the complete exploded view of the rest of the mechanical parts, the decals with some of the carbon patterns on the inside of the wing plates, lots of photo-etched parts... you can't ask for more for something so small!
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Tamiya: Hobby tool 1/24 scale - Electric router bit set - metal parts - 5 units

Tamiya Reference: TAM74043

Router bit set in a very handy plastic box, including 5 bits with different shapes perfect for deburring and cleaning mold marks, either manually or with the electric mini drill.
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Tamiya: Glue - Tamiya Cement - 1 x 40ml

Tamiya Reference: TAM87003

The most classic and renowned Tamiya glue, in 40 ml glass bottle. It is used to glue the plastic parts of your model, and it is recommended for experienced modelers who need a liquid glue to join parts without any adhesive remains.
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Tamiya: Decal products - Mark Fit Strong - 1 x 40ml

Tamiya Reference: TAM87135

A super fantastic Tamiya product that will make you happy as a clam. It is a liquid formulated to soften decals so they fit perfectly on rounded areas, dull surfaces and uneven sections, while enhancing the adhesion of the decal itself. The cap also includes a brush for easy application. Bottle contains 40ml.
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Italeri: Truck scale model kit 1/24 scale - Scania 164L Topclass 580 CV - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Italeri Reference: 3819

A huge Scania 164L scale model kit including, among many other parts, a fully detailed engine, a tiltable and incredibly detailed cabin, and a impressively thorough decals sheet.
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