Newsletter 303: 30 years

30 years

30 years
It's year 1988, the Formula 1 World Championship starts, and McLaren fits the carbon monocoque of its lightweight with a Honda 1500cc V6 engine with two turbos that generated 685 horsepower. This machine is considered by car experts as the best F1 in history. Awesome!!!

30 years have passed since the birth of this mechanical wonder, and Alain Prost said the very day he could test it: "This car is going to be fast as hell". The MP4/4 won 15 of the 16 races of 1988, with 10 doubles in 1st and 2nd position and 15 poles, leading 1,003 of the 1,031 laps of the whole championship. Prost wasn't wrong at all :)

The whole SpotModel team wish you a happy birthday, rocket!! :D

Model Factory Hiro: Reference / walkaround book - McLaren Honda MP4/4 McLaren Racing Limited Team sponsored by Marlboro #11, 12 - Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna da Silva - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1988

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-MHB-1

The McLaren happens to be one of the most iconic single-seaters in the history of Formula 1, either because of its dominance during the 1988 season, because of the drivers who drove it, because of the team that put it on the track, or because of the sponsor. If, for whatever reason, you have in mind to make one of the many models of this model, available in all scales, or you simply want to admire even the smallest details, nothing better than this 32-page A4-size MFH publication. 240 full color photos, both running and static. What a document!
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Top Studio: Detail up set 1/20 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/4 McLaren Racing Limited Team - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1988 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, other materials and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM20022, TAM89719 and TAM92208

Top Studio Reference: MD29011

Complete set of photo-etched parts, turned metal parts, resin parts, screws and wiring to detail the McLaren MP4/4 to the extreme the absolute domineering of the 88 F1 season. It includes a complete set of instructions with images similar to those in the model manual to facilitate assembly.
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Mr Hobby Gunze Sangyo: Mr Color paint - Fluorescent yellow - 1 x 10ml

Mr Hobby Gunze Sangyo Reference: C172

Fluorescent yellow shade, formulated for brush applications and served in a 10ml bottle.
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Mr Hobby Gunze Sangyo: Mr Color paint - Fluorescent orange - 1 x 10ml

Mr Hobby Gunze Sangyo Reference: C173

Fluorescent orange shade, formulated for brush applications and served in a 10ml bottle.
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Decalcas: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Opel Manta 400 Group B Bastos Texaco Rally Team #2, 3, 5 - Guy Coulsoul + Alain Lopes - Ypres 24 Hours Rally, Condroz Rally - Rallye du Condroz, Lotto Haspengouw Rally 1985 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions - for Belkits references BEL008, BEL-008, BEL009 and BEL-009

Decalcas Reference: DCL-DEC012

After the 1984 season, where red was the main protagonist of the bodywork, the Bastos Texaco team modified the colors of Guy Coulsoul's Manta for the 1985 season, keeping the color red from "waist" down, apart from the nose. With this decal sheet you can choose up to 3 different decorations of the car in its different participations in the Belgian Rally Championship, where it finished fifth in the 24 hours of Ypres, fourth in the Condroz, and again fifth in the Lotto Haspengouwrally. These three events also scored points for the European Rally Championship.
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Decalcas: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Opel Manta 400 Group B Bastos Texaco Rally Team #3, 6 ,8 - Guy Colsoul + Alain Lopes - Ypres 24 Hours Rally, Condroz Rally - Rallye du Condroz, Lotto Haspengouw Rally 1986 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions - for Belkits references BEL008, BEL-008, BEL009 and BEL-009

Decalcas Reference: DCL-DEC013

Fantastic decoration of the Opel Manta 400 Group B that won in the 13th Rallye du Condroz in 1986, with Guy Colsoul at the wheel and Alain Lopes as co-driver. It also includes everything you need for recreating both the 24 Heures d'Ypres Rally version and the Lotto Haspengouwrally version, so you can go for the version you prefer. Do not forget that Decalcas also has the decoration of Guy Colsoul's Opel Manta 400 with which he raced in 1985.
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Decalcas: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Honda RC213V Repsol Honda Team #26, 93 - Daniel 'Dani' Pedrosa, Marc Mrquez - Motorland Aragon test 2013 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM14130 and TAM14130.2ND

Decalcas Reference: DCL-DEC014

This livery of the motorcycle used in 2013 Motorland tests by Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa includes: "silver foil" on the number #26 and Honda logos, several designs for replacing some deficiencies of the original model (as is the case of the rev counter and the radiator cap), and optional decals for the different rims and tyres used in these tests.
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Zero Paints: Paints set for airbrush - Mercedes Benz AMG GT3 candy orange sponsored by Battlefield 1 - 2 x 30ml - for SK Decals reference SK-24077, or Tamiya references TAM24345 and TAM24350

Zero Paints Reference: ZP-1467

Set of two 30ml bottles of pearl candy orange, specially formulated for decorating the Mercedes Benz AMG GT3 by Tamiya. Prethinned only for airbrush application.
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Zero Paints: Paint for airbrush - Mercedes Benz AMG GT R Green Hell Mango - 1 x 60ml - for Tamiya reference TAM24345

Zero Paints Reference: ZP-1468

60ml bottle of mango green tone (officially "magno"), specially formulated for decorating the Mercedes Benz AMG GT R by Tamiya. Prethinned only for airbrush application.
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Zero Paints: Paint for airbrush - Pale burnt metal - 1 x 30ml

Zero Paints Reference: ZP-M1008

Airbrush ready paint, served in a 30ml bottle.
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Zero Paints: Paint for airbrush - Team Black Falcon blue - 1 x 60ml - for Studio27 reference ST27-DC1207

Zero Paints Reference: ZP-1481

Specifically formulated paint for decorating Team Black Falcon sponsored vehicles.
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Zero Paints: Paints set for airbrush - Audi Quattro Sport S1 yellow and white - 2 x 30ml - for Beemax Model Kits references B24017, 103982 and BX24035

Zero Paints Reference: ZP-1482

Set of two 30ml paint bottles each, ready for airbrush use, and specifically formulated for decorating the Audi S1.
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Zero Paints: Paints set for airbrush - BP Green and Yellow - 2 x 30ml

Zero Paints Reference: ZP-1298

Set of two 30ml paint bottles (each) with the green and yellow colors used by BP sponsored vehicles.
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Zero Paints: Paint for airbrush - Tartan Red Mini Cooper S 1964 - 1 x 60ml - for Revell references REV07064 and 80-7064

Zero Paints Reference: ZP-1488

Bright red paint similar to the tone used by the Mini Cooper S that won the Monte Carlo Rally in 1964.
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Belkits: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Ford Fiesta RS WRC sponsored by Castrol #1 - Sbastien Ogier + Julien Ingrassia - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 2017 - photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Belkits Reference: BEL012

New release by Belkits, this time recreating the Ford Fiesta RS WRC in its 2017 configuration. The kit features an extensive parts listing, including night-stage parts, photo-etched parts, and decals for recreating the version that raced at Montecarlo belonging to the official team. The decals, printed by Cartograf, are absolutely brilliant, as well as the also included shaped metal parts. A great model!!
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Tamiya: Spray - Smoke TS-71 - 1 x 100ml

Tamiya Reference: TS-71

Spray paint in a smoke-like color tone.
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