Newsletter 368: A looong, long time ago...

A looong, long time ago...

A looong, long time ago...
...scale modelers could not print their own decals with enough quality, and depended on the manufacturers to design their favorite decorations, praying and praying day after day and night after night, hoping that some day they would release their decals to the market.

But luckily SpotModel arrived, a civilian scale modeling shop whose only reason for being was to make all modelers happy and revolutionize every day the world and the concept of this hobby.

With this idea always in our heads, today we announce Print Lab, a new service now available on our website: SpotModel manufactures just for you any decal you design, using state of the art professional technology, from one single copy to one million, with no color limits, and including white ink and varnish printing. Don't wait any longer and start designing that decoration you've been waiting for so long and no manufacturer releases, or create an exclusive decoration just for your scale models.

In the new Print Lab section of our website, you can find out how it works and download the necessary templates and instructions that you should follow.

Make a wish and SpotModel will make it happen ;D

Print Lab Decals: Decals - Print Lab decal sample - Version 1.0 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology

Reference: PLB2-SAMPLE-01

Sample print of the Print Lab technology developed by SpotModel for digital manufacturing of scale modeling water slide decals. Use this sample print along with our design guide to know how you have to generate your livery designs for achieving the best print results.
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Tamiya: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Ferrari FXX - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: TAM24292

Fantastic kit of one of the most important Ferrari models of recent years, the FXX. The kit includes a fully detailed engine, operative hood and doors, detailed interior, and a lot of parts that will make you hugely enjoy building this model.
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Decalcas: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Ford GT - 24 Hours Le Mans 2017 - resin parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Revell references REV07041, 07041 and 85-4418

Reference: DCL-PAR003

Set of resin parts to be used on the 1/24 scale Ford GT Le Mans kit by Revell, for improving the less detailed areas of the original model such as rims, brake discs and calipers, tyres, rear diffuser, fuel inlets, compressed air intake, steering wheel, etc. All parts have been computer designed with last generation 3D software.
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Tameo Kits: Model car kit 1/43 scale - Alfa Romeo 177 Scaini #36 - Vittorio Brambilla - Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix 1979 - photo-etched parts, rubber parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: SLK125

Here it is the Alfa Romeo 177 in 1/43 scale by Tameo, including the whole fantastic decoration with which it raced the 1977 Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix. Parts break-up matches the usual on Tameo kits, and includes white metal parts, rubber parts, photoetched parts, decals, and vacuum formed parts.
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Zero Paints: Paints set - Toyota TS050 Hybrid - Black + White + Semi Gloss Black + Gun Metal - 4 x 30ml - for Tamiya references TAM24349, 24349 and 4950344243495

Reference: ZP-1574

All paints are pre-thinned for airbrush use, to a consistency suitable for airbrushes with nozzle sizes of 0.3mm upwards. It is NOT recommended to overthin the paint: mixing too much thinner will increase the chance of the paint becoming too hot during application, thus affecting/melting the plastic below the primer. If unsure, we recommend you to test it first before applying to your kit.
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Profil24: Model car kit 1/12 scale - Porsche 911 RSR Porsche Motorsport GT Team Pink Pig #92 - Kevin Estre + Michael Christensen + Laurens Vanthoor - 12 Hours Sebring, 24 Hours Le Mans 2018 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: P1208K

Fantastic kit by Profil24 in 1/12 scale of the even more fantastic and beautiful Porsche 911 RSR, wearing the decoration used at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2018 and at the 12 Hours of Sebring also in that year. The kit includes an extensive parts list made in resin, in addition to a huge decals sheet. The kit does not include a detailed engine or operative doors or hoods.
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Profil24: Model car kit 1/12 scale - Porsche 911 RSR Porsche Motorsport GT Team Rothmans #91 - Gianmaria Bruni + Richard Lietz + Frdric 'Mako' Makowiecki - 12 Hours Sebring, 24 Hours Le Mans 2018 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: P1209K

Fantastic kit by Profil24 in 1/12 scale of the even more fantastic and beautiful Porsche 911 RSR, wearing the decoration used at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2018 and at the 12 Hours of Sebring also in that year. The kit includes an extensive parts list made in resin, in addition to a huge decals sheet. The kit does not include a detailed engine or operative doors or hoods.
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Zero Paints: Paint - Porsche 911 GT3 RS Crayon Grey - 1 x 60ml - for Airbrush

Reference: ZP-1031-CRAYON

All paints are pre-thinned for airbrush use, to a consistency suitable for airbrushes with nozzle sizes of 0.3mm upwards. It is NOT recommended to overthin the paint: mixing too much thinner will increase the chance of the paint becoming too hot during application, thus affecting/melting the plastic below the primer. If unsure, we recommend you to test it first before applying to your kit.
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Renaissance Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford Focus WRC Martini Telefonica Movistar #3, 4 - Carlos Sainz + Luis Moya, Colin McRae + Nicky Grist - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 2001 - resin parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24217 and 24217

Reference: TK24-078

Decoration for the official team Ford Focus WRC during its participation in Monte Carlo during the year 2001, where Sainz finished in second position and McRae did not finish. The set also includes a resin made front spoiler for replacing the one supplied in the model.
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Renaissance Models: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - BBS 15 inches - resin parts and rubber parts - 4 units

Reference: 24BBS15

Set of 15 inches BBS rims and slick tyres. At the time they were widely used in the Opel Manta, Opel Ascona, several BMW, etc.Front tyres measures are 25.5mm x 12.0mm (rim measures 17.5mm x 12.5mm), and rear tyres measures are 25.5mm x 13.5mm (rims measures 17.5mx 13.5mm)
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AMMO of Mig Jimenez: Clearcoat - Satin Lucky Varnish - 1 x 17ml - for Airbrush or brush

Reference: A.MIG-2056

With a unique and different formula, and extreme realism, AMMO has created these new textures to give our vignettes and dioramas a perfect finish, practically identical to reality. Starting from an acrylic base, which makes it convenient and ready to use, it can be applied on both small and large surfaces. Application is very simple with any tool, being able to mix it with other materials such as pigments, thus creating surprising effects. Results look good in any scale, and if it is too granulated, you just have to let it dry and sand it until you get the desired texture.
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Tamiya: Tools - Modeler's knife pro curved - for Tamiya reference TAM74020 - 3 units

Reference: TAM74100

Pack with 3 replacement blades for the Tamiya professional handle, featuring a curved shape.
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Revell: Model truck kit 1/24 scale - Bssing 8000 S 13 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: REV07555

Limited time edition of this model of the Bssing 8000 S 13. A beautiful truck with an extensive parts list, including the whole chassis, detailed engine and cabin, cargo platform, etc.
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