Newsletter 358: Tools

Tools

Tools
We tool fans have always believed that it is essential to have good allies at the workbench for taking our beloved projects to an end more easily or with more precision. And for we all, it is known that Tamiya is just in a different league than the majority of the other modeling tools manufacturers in terms of precision, product quality, durability, and quality of the manufacturing materials, as it happens with the rest of the products with which Tamiya makes our lives as scale modelers happier.

At SpotModel we are making room on the website to supply you with top-quality tools so you can surpass your current performance-level limits, such as Tamiya's tools for working with photo-etched products, or their polishing products.

And, as always, we want to go even further: have you not seen yet the wonders that can be done with the Ultrasonic cutter from Echo Tech? From now on, opening a door or a hood won't take you more than a few minutes, without breaking anything, without destroying the kit, and keeping all your fingers (still ten?) during the process.

Get down to work With SpotModel!!

Echo Tech: Tools - Ultrasonic cutter

Reference: ZO-91

This ultrasound cutter is the ultimate tool for modelers who want to go further. The blade vibrates at a speed of 40,000 cycles per second (40 kHz) which allows you to cut with tremendous ease resin, plastic, putty, paper, all kinds of textile fabrics, 3D printed parts, silicone, white metal parts, wooden parts, etc.
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Tamiya: Tools - Bending pliers for photo-etched parts

Reference: TAM74067

Every proper modeler's workbench must have the proper tools, specially when it comes to working with photo-etched parts. We bring you these Tamiya pliers designed to work (and especifically bend) photo-etched parts.
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Tamiya: Tools - Fine pin vise D-R

Reference: TAM74112

Every proper modeler's workbench must have the proper tools, such as this hand drill by Tamiya, that also includes adapters to fit drilling bits from 0.1mm up to 3.2mm
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Tamiya: Tools - Bending tweezers for photo-etched parts

Reference: TAM74117

Every proper modeler's workbench must have the proper tools, such as these these tweezers specifically designed to manipulate and bend small photo-etched parts.
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Tamiya: Tools - Curved scissors for plastic - metal parts

Reference: TAM74005

Every proper modeler's workbench must have the proper tools, such as these these Tamiya scissors with a curved tip that have been designed to work with the plastic of our models, with evergreen plates, etc.
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Tamiya: Tools - Decal tweezers - metal parts

Reference: TAM74052

Specifically designed tweezers by Tamiya for manipulating decals with delicacy and precision. A must at every modeller's workbench.
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Tamiya: Tools - Design knife replacement blade - metal parts - for Tamiya reference TAM74020 - 30 units

Reference: TAM74074

Set of 30 replacement blades for Tamiya professional range cutters.
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Tamiya: Tools - Fine Lapping Film 3000 - 3 units

Reference: TAM87144

Set of three sheets covered with a fine 3000 grain abrasive designed for part polishing, specially for bodies and transparent parts.
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Tamiya: Tools - Fine Lapping Film 4000 - 3 units

Reference: TAM87185

Set of three sheets covered with a fine 4000 grain abrasive designed for part polishing, specially for bodies and transparent parts.
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Tamiya: Tools - Fine Lapping Film 6000 - 3 units

Reference: TAM87186

Set of three sheets covered with a fine 6000 grain abrasive designed for part polishing, specially for body and transparent parts.
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ICM: Figures set 1/24 scale - Henry Ford & Co - plastic parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: ICM24003

Set of three figures (featuring Henry Ford himself, a mechanic, and a character for the period), all made in injected plastic.
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Revell: Model bike kit 1/8 scale - BMW R75/5 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: REV07938

Limited-time reedition of this Revell kit recreating the classic BMW R75/5. It includes chrome parts, rubber tires, vinyl tubes, and decals with license plates from several countries.
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Revell: Model car kit 1/16 scale - Porsche 356 Cabriolet 1964 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: REV07043

New kit of the Porsche 356 cabriolet, in its 1964 configuration. As usual in this scale, the kit includes a fully detailed engine, operative hood and doors, and more than 170 parts for having a really good time building one of the most beautiful cars of the twentieth century.
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Tamiya: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Ford GT - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: TAM24346

New Tamiya kit corresponding to the 2nd generation Ford GT, as presented at the North American International Auto Show in 2015. Once built, the kit measures 200 x 94 x 46mm. Includes detailed interior, with seats injected in separate parts, just like the side panels of the doors, the rear view mirror or the steering wheel. It also includes chrome parts for the tires and the fuel tank. And if that was not enough, it even includes masks to help painting the glasses, and metal sheets for simulating the rear view mirrors.
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Italeri: Model car kit 1/16 scale - Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: 3612

Reproduced in 1/16 scale, this classic "Gullwing" Mercedes will look gorgeous in your shelf. Both doors and bonnet are fully operable, allowing you to enjoy every detail of this scale model kit.
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Italeri: Model truck kit 1/24 scale - Mercedes Benz Actros MP4 Giga Space - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: 3935

New edition of the Mercedes Benz Actros MP4 Giga Space, now with the elevated cabin. Includes a fully detailed and exploded engine, and an extensive decals sheet printed in Italy.
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Decalcas: Rims 1/24 scale - Conrero set up 2: Rally rims 15 inches + lights - resin parts - for Belkits references BEL008, BEL-008, BEL009 and BEL-009, or Decalcas reference DCL-DEC024

Reference: DCL-PAR004

Fantastic set of rims for the Opel Manta de Belkits, recreating the set used by Conrero for tuning several Opel Manta that raced in several European countries. It includes two front rims and two 15-inch rear rims that fit perfectly on the original tires included in Belkits model, so it does not require additional tires. It also includes the dual headlights with their corresponding transparent optics, air valves and rim nuts. This set has been created for complementing the DCL-DEC024 livery by Decalcas.
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