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

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

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

Reference: 3644

Reedition of the classic ESCI kit, this time with new decals. Do not miss it, it won't be available for too long. Includes parts to build both the European and the English (right hand drive) versions.
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Italeri: Tractor head model kit 1/24 scale - Scania Streamline 143H 6x2 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

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: Model bike kit 1/12 scale - Suzuki RGV-Gamma XR-89 Michelin #9, 10 - Kenny Roberts, Takuma Aoki, Yukio Kagayama - World Championship 1999 - plastic model kit

Reference: TAM14081

Tamiya did it again, surprising us with technological innovation by using a special mould to manufacture the whole cowling in just one piece, something never seen before. All the cowlings and gas tank can be detached to show the fully detailed engine. The decals include the numbers for Roberts Jr., Aoki and Kagayama.
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Tamiya: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Porsche 911 GT1 Mobil #1, 25, 26 - Thierry Boutsen + Hans-Joachim Stuck + Robert 'Bob' Wollek - 24 Hours Le Mans 1996 - plastic model kit

Reference: TAM24186

If you like race cars with spectacular decorations, look no further: this IS your kit. The decals are completely awesome, accurately recreating one of the most mind-blowing cars Le Mans have ever seen. The kit also includes masks for glass painting, a fully detailed engine, a good pile of chromed parts, and all of them by the hand of one of the most incredible scale model kit manufacturer: Tamiya.
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Zero Paints: Paint for airbrush - Sun Gold Mica Pearl - 1 x 30ml

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

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: Model car kit 1/43 scale - Williams Honda FW11B 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 and painting instructions

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 Corona Extra #200 - Carrera Panamericana 2004 - water slide decals - for Pit Wall reference 24TK-002, or Tamiya reference TAM24338

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

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

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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