Newsletter 402: Laurus nobilis

Laurus nobilis

Laurus nobilis
One more time, the mighty Carlos Sainz made our lives happier again proving to be unbeatable, this time at the Dakar 2020. Yes, once again, he has taken the laurels (Laurus nobilis) in which possibly is the toughest rally in the world. No doubts, although it seems otherwise, it has not been an easy task. There are a few factors to fight against: the characteristics of the challenge, the fierce competition and the age of the driver (57 years old), which although it does not seem to influence at all, it even adds more merit to such feat.

How does he do it? Dexterity, experience, lots of training and tons of cold blood. For instance, for the past few months it has been 6 hours a day in a sauna to acclimatize his body to high temperatures. What nobody knows is that every time he entered the sauna with some sandpaper in one hand and a scale model in the other...

At the end of the race and after getting the victory, he declared to the media: "I'm just looking forward to get home to see what news SpotModel has this week"... XD

Mighty Sainz!!! :D

Scale Production: Tyre set 1/24 scale - Toyo R888 Wide Stretch Wall - rubber parts - 4 units image

Scale Production: Tyre set 1/24 scale - Toyo R888 Wide Stretch Wall - rubber parts - 4 units

Scale Production Reference: SPR24022-4WIDE

Set of four Toyo R888 wide tires with low profile, measuring 23.5mm outer diameter, 19.7mm inner diameter, and 13mm wide.These tires are compatible with 17-inch and 18-inch rims.
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AK Interactive: Magazine - Damaged - Weathered and worn: Number 8 - english edition

AK Interactive Reference: ABT728

"Damaged" is the new magazine of Abteilung 502 (part of AK Interactive), which wants to show modellers how to age any model, under any circumstances or with any effect. This issue includes new articles in the 72 pages that make up the magazine (English language edition).
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Italeri: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Range Rover Classic - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions image

Italeri: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Range Rover Classic - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Italeri Reference: 3644

Re-edition by Italeri of the classic ESCI kit, renewing the design of the decals. Don't pass it up, it won't be available for long. Includes parts to choose between assembling the English version or the European version.
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Italeri: Tractor head scale model kit 1/24 scale - Scania Streamline 143H 6x2 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions image

Italeri: Tractor head scale model kit 1/24 scale - Scania Streamline 143H 6x2 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Italeri Reference: 3944

New version of the Scania 143H, now in the 3-axis variant. Includes the usual Italeri parts listing, spectacular water decals, detailed engine, etc.
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Tamiya: Motorbike scale model kit 1/12 scale - Suzuki RGV-Gamma XR-89 Suzuki Grand Prix Team sponsored by Michelin #9, 10, 16 - Kenny Roberts (US), Takuma Aoki (JP), Yukio Kagayama (JP) - Motorcycle World Championship 1999 - metal parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions image

Tamiya: Motorbike scale model kit 1/12 scale - Suzuki RGV-Gamma XR-89 Suzuki Grand Prix Team sponsored by Michelin #9, 10, 16 - Kenny Roberts, Takuma Aoki, Yukio Kagayama - Motorcycle World Championship 1999 - metal parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Tamiya Reference: TAM14081

Re-edition of a kit with which Tamiya surprised us a few years ago, with a technological innovation that, through a special mold, made it possible to manufacture the entire fairing of the kit in a single piece, something that had never been seen before. Once the model is assembled, both the fairing and the tail and tank can be removed to see all the details of the engine. The decals include the numbers of the three riders who, during the 1999 season, were at the controls of the RGV500 (Roberts Jr., Aoki and Kagayama).
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Tamiya: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Porsche 911 GT1 Porsche AG Team sponsored by Mobil1 #25, 26 - Thierry Boutsen (BE) + Hans-Joachim Stuck (DE) + Robert 'Bob' Wollek (FR), Yannick Dalmas (FR) + Karl Wendlinger (AT) + Scott Goodyear (CA) - 24 Hours Le Mans 1996 - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions image

Tamiya: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Porsche 911 GT1 Porsche AG Team sponsored by Mobil1 #25, 26 - Thierry Boutsen + Hans-Joachim Stuck + Robert 'Bob' Wollek, Yannick Dalmas + Karl Wendlinger + Scott Goodyear - 24 Hours Le Mans 1996 - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Tamiya Reference: TAM24186

If you like racing cars with spectacular decorations, look no further: this is your scale model. The decals are absolutely spectacular, accurately reproducing one of the most brutal cars Le Mans has ever seen. The kit includes masks to paint the windows, all the detailed engine, a lot of chrome parts, and all of it from one of the most amazing model makers: Tamiya. A model that does not go out of style!
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Zero Paints: Paint for airbrush - Sun Gold Mica Pearl - 1 x 30ml image

Zero Paints: Paint for airbrush - Sun Gold Mica Pearl - 1 x 30ml

Zero Paints Reference: ZP-1625

Pearl gold color paint, specifically formulated for airbrush use and served in a 30ml bottle.
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Blue Stuff: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Honda Monkey 125 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM14134 image

Blue Stuff: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Honda Monkey 125 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM14134

Blue Stuff Reference: 12-018

Supplementary logos to properly build the Honda Monkey 125 in different colors . Includes badges for brands such as RB, Rothmans, Michelin, Repsol, Bridgestone, HRC, Honda, Yoshimura, Monkey, ...
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Tameo Kits: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Williams Honda FW11B Williams Grand Prix Engineering Team sponsored by Canon Mobil1 #5, 6 - Nigel Ernest James Mansell (GB), Nelson Piquet (BR) - British Formula 1 Grand Prix 1987 - photo-etched parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions, painting instructions and tobacco sponsor decals image

Tameo Kits: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Williams Honda FW11B Williams Grand Prix Engineering Team sponsored by Canon Mobil1 #5, 6 - Nigel Ernest James Mansell, Nelson Piquet - British Formula 1 Grand Prix 1987 - photo-etched parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions, painting instructions and tobacco sponsor decals

Tameo Kits Reference: TMK438

Fantastic Tameo kit of the Williams Honda FW11B in the version that raced the British Formula 1 Grand Prix. It includes, in addition to the usual white metal parts, several turned metal parts, and pre-shaped photo-etched parts for the tires and spoilers. A really enjoyable model indeed!
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Pit Wall: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing sponsored by Corona Extra #200 - Carrera Panamericana 2004 - water slide decals - for Pit Wall reference 24TK-002, or Tamiya reference TAM24338

Pit Wall Reference: 24D-013

Decals for recreating the Mercedes-Benz 300SL that took part in the 2004 Pan American race. You can use these decals directly on the Tamiya kit, although we recommend that you also use the Pit Wall transkit.
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Pit Wall: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Haas Ferrari VF-18 #8, 20 - Romain Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2018 - water slide decals - for Pit Wall reference 20TK-001, or Tamiya reference TAM20068

Pit Wall Reference: 20D-003

Decals for recreating the Haas Ferrari VF-18 during the early 2018 season. We recommend you to also use the Pit Wall transkit to achieve greater realism in your model.
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Zero Paints: Paint for airbrush - Haas Ferrari VF-18 Light Grey - 1 x 30ml - for Pit Wall references 20D-003 and 20TK-001 image

Zero Paints: Paint for airbrush - Haas Ferrari VF-18 Light Grey - 1 x 30ml - for Pit Wall references 20D-003 and 20TK-001

Zero Paints Reference: ZP-1572

Gray tone perfect for painting the Haas Ferrari VF-18. It is served in a 30ml bottle ready for airbrush use.
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