Newsletter 372: Niki

Niki

Niki
One month ago we were all sadly surprised by the news: Niki Lauda, the great Austrian tri-champion Formula 1 driver, left us. His first victory happened in Spain in 1974 behind the wheel of a Ferrari 312 B3, the same one we talked about at SpotModel's blog a while ago. Since then, he gifted us spectacle and emotion in almost 200 races. A great guy with impressive driving skills.

Us, formula 1 loving scale modelers that admire this great driver and accept great challenges, can now pay him a well-deserved tribute by building the Ferrari 312T2 in 1/12 scale that has just been released by MFH. And for sure new kits recreating Niki's cars will come out soon :D

As Niki said: "Whenever I see something that challenges me, I take it on.", and you... are you going to look for your next challenge at SpotModel?

Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Porsche 936/77 Martini Racing Team #3, 4, 7 - 24 Hours Le Mans 1977 and 1978 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24004 and 24004

Reference: SHK-D382

Decoration for the Porsche 936/77 in its participation in 1978 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This decal is designed for replacing the ones included in your old Tamiya kit.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Porsche 936/78 Martini Racing Team #5, 6 - 24 Hours Le Mans 1978 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24012 and 24012

Reference: SHK-D383

Decoration for the Porsche 936/78 in its participation in 1978 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This decal is designed for replacing the ones included in your old Tamiya kit.
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Albion Alloys: Sandpaper - Micro Finishing Cloth Abrasive Pads - 3200, 3600, 4000, 6000, 8000 y 12000 grit - 6 units

Reference: 2000

Set of pads with 3200, 3600, 4000, 6000, 8000 and 12000 grit sandpaper specially designed to work both dry and wet on the surface of your models. Its touch, size and quality of manufacture will help you achieve an excellent finish in your assemblies. They are specially designed to polish crystals and lacquer parts. The size of each pad is 5 x 5 cm .
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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: Paint - Blue Textured Paint - 1 x 30ml - for Airbrush

Reference: ZP-1578

Blue paint with texture effect, perfect for painting bucket seats and back leather steering wheels. It is served ready for airbrush use, in a 30ml bottle.
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Zero Paints: Paint - Red Textured Paint - 1 x 30ml - for Airbrush

Reference: ZP-1577

Red paint with texture effect, perfect for painting bucket seats and back leather steering wheels, as well as the peculiar intakes of Ferrari sports cars. It is served ready for airbrush use, in a 30ml bottle.
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Zero Paints: Paint - BBS Wheel Gold Paint - 1 x 30ml - for Airbrush

Reference: ZP-1575

Golden color paint perfect for painting the classic BBS rims with the golden core. It is served ready for airbrush use in a 30ml bottle.
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Tameo Kits: Marking / livery 1/43 scale - Alfa Romeo 177 Scaini #36 - Vittorio Brambilla - Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix 1979 - water slide decals

Reference: DK-SLK125

Replacement decals for Tameo kit reference SLK125, that you can also easily adapt for use in your 1/43 scale collection cars.
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Italeri: Model car kit 1/12 scale - Renault Gordini RE20 Turbo Equipe Renault Elf #15, 16 - Alain Prost, Rene Arnoux - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1981 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: 4707

Time-limited re-edition of this beautiful Formula 1 released long ago by Protar, whose molds have been recovered by Italeri. The kit includes more than 500 parts, functional steering and suspension, detailed engine, bodywork, freshly printed decals, etc...
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Italeri: Model truck kit 1/24 scale - Scania R400 Streamline flat roof - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: 3947

New edition of the Scania R400, this time with the diffuser over the cabin. As usual in Italeri, it includes a fully detailed engine and cabin, and spectacular decals.
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Komakai: Reference / walkaround book - Ford GT40 Mk II #2 - 24 Hours Le Mans 1966 - for Fujimi references FJ12101, 12101, HR-1, FJ123066, 123066, FJ126036, 126036 and RS-16

Reference: KOM-FG012

New issue of Komakai's "Fast Guides" series, this time covering the impressive Ford GT40 Mk II that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966, with a total of 32 full color pages in A5 size. It is the perfect reference documentation to build any of the different editions and reissues of the Fujimi kit.
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Zero Paints: Paints set - Alitalia red, white and green - 3 x 30ml

Reference: ZP-1580

Paint set including three 30ml paint bottles each, formulated by Zero Paints, matching the red, green and white shades used in Alitalia sponsored race vehicles. It is served ready for airbrush use.
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