Newsletter 419: You can't build scale models without patience

You can't build scale models without patience

You can't build scale models without patience
Piero Di Carlo was a truly remarkable modeler: from 1936 until 1971, he was building a scale model of the city of Rome as it was in the 3rd century AD, following the directions of Gismondi, Italy's most famous archeologist, architect and historian. He started when he was 29 years old and worked in the model until he was 65 years old. That's modelers patience!!!

It was undoubtedly the scale model of his life... but what would have happened if Piero had been born in 1971? Well, without a doubt, today we would be assembling scale model cars, using the Mr. Hobby primers that have become again available in Europe, Tamiya tweezers with angled tips, the Echo Tech ultrasound cutter and the Studio27 decals for the Porsche 962 and Mazda 767B that have just been reissued... Which would have been the model of his life? Which one is yours? :)

The pleasure of assembling a model is almost comparable to the pleasure of receiving a SpotModel parcel. You know, it's one of those little things that brighten your day :-)

Mr Hobby Gunze Sangyo: Primer - Mr Metal Primer

Mr Hobby Gunze Sangyo Reference: MP-242

Liquid primer for brush application, or even with airbrush once previously diluted, specifically formulated to be used on metal parts, photo-etched parts, or white cast metal. It is served in a 40ml capacity bottles.
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Mr Hobby Gunze Sangyo: Primer - Mr. Base White 1000

Mr Hobby Gunze Sangyo Reference: SF-283

Mr Base White 1000 is the white basecoat or primer paint / fine surfacer of the Mr. Hobby line. The 1000 signifies the particle size in the Mr. Hobby line, with 1000 being a mid level coating. Due to the fine particle size of Mr. Base White 1000, the paint can be applied via air brush, or brushed on with fine disposable brushes (microbrush) or paint brushes. The paint will clean up with lacquer thinner. Mr. Base White 1000 is a fairly thick lacquer based paint with the consistency of cream. It can be thinned with nail polish remover (acetone) although it is best thinned with lacquer thinner, or Gunze Sanyo's Mr. Color Thinner
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Mr Hobby Gunze Sangyo: Primer - Mr. Surfacer 500 Grey

Mr Hobby Gunze Sangyo Reference: SF-285

This coating is useful for filling in bumps, dents, scratches, for removing bubbles, texturing and finishing bases. It is suitable for large-scale repairs and can be used as soluble putty. Before using Mr. Surfacer you will need to shake the bottle well, at least a minute to get a good mixture.
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Mr Hobby Gunze Sangyo: Primer - Mr. Surfacer 1200 Grey

Mr Hobby Gunze Sangyo Reference: SF-286

This coating is useful for filling in bumps, dents, scratches, for removing bubbles, texturing and finishing bases. It is suitable for large-scale repairs and can be used as soluble putty. Before using Mr. Surfacer you will need to shake the bottle well, at least a minute to get a good mixture.
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Mr Hobby Gunze Sangyo: Primer - Mr. Finishing Surfacer 1500 gray

Mr Hobby Gunze Sangyo Reference: SF-289

Mr. Surfacer 1500 is a medium gray primer that can be applied with either brush or airbrush, thanks to its super-fine particles, and which can also be diluted / cleaned with acetone or Gunze Sanyo's Mr. Color Thinner solvent.
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Tamiya: Hobby tool - HG angled Tweezers - metal parts

Tamiya Reference: TAM74047

Wonderful Tamiya precision tweezers to get through those small parts that are so difficult to handle. They are made of premium quality steel.
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Echo Tech: Hobby tool - Ultrasonic cutter

Echo Tech 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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Hasegawa: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16V Martini International Racing Team #1 - Massimo 'Miki' Biasion + Tiziano Siviero - Sanremo Rally 1989 - photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Hasegawa Reference: 25208

New version of the Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16V that, sponsored by Martini, raced in the 1989 San Remo rally, in what was its only appearance in the World Rally Championship with the body painted in red. The model version corresponds to the 1989 Lancia Delta Gr.A, which did not yet have the rear spoiler, and with the dirt configuration of the second and third stages of the rally, so it includes the "high" suspensions and the dirt wheels and tires. The model includes photo-etched parts and material to make the belts and the front and rear skirts.
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Mazda 787B Mazdaspeed Team sponsored by Efini #18, 201 - Yojiro Terada + Maurizio Sandro Sala + John Paul "Johnny" Herbert + Pierre Dieudonne - All Japan Sport Prototype Championship (JSPC) 1991 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24112 and TAM24326

Studio27 Reference: ST27-DC216C

Don't be fooled by the image, as the color parts of the car are green! This decal sheet allows you to make the version of the Mazda 787B sponsored by Ifini in its participation in the Japanese Sport Prototype Championship (JSCP), and includes the #18 number used in the race held at the Autopolis circuit, valid also for the World Championship. It is recommended to use the product Microscale Micro Liquid Decal Film with this reference.
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Mazda 767B Mazdaspeed Team sponsored by Charge Renown #201 - Ukyo Katayama + Takashi Yorino + Pierre Dieudonne - WEC Fuji 1988 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Hasegawa references 20312, 20325, 20359, hsg20359, 20446, CC-18, CC-20, SP60, 51560, SP88 and 51588

Studio27 Reference: ST27-DC1228

A decoration very different from the one that comes to mind thinking of Mazda and its Gr.C sponsored by Renown. In the 1988 Fuji race they used a completely orange painted bodywork with a white roof area. Simpler, but certainly much less known and original.
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Lancia Stratos HF Lancia Pirelli Team #4, 5 - Markku Aln + Ilkka Kivimki, Fulvio Bacchelli + Arnaldo Bernacchini - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo, Sanremo Rally 1978 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Hasegawa references 20217, 20261, 20268, 20282, 20361, HA20361, 20440, CR-32, 20499, 20561, 20598, 21215, HC-15, 25032, CR-32, 25036, CR-36, HACR32, HA-CR32, HACR33, 25033, CR-33, HACR36, 25036 and CR-36

Studio27 Reference: ST27-DC163D

New re-edition of one of the most interesting decals that Studio27 has published, the decoration of the Lancia Stratos that ran under the colors of the Lancia Pirelli team in the Monte Carlo Rally (number #5) and in San Remo in 1978 (number #4), being in this last case the winning version of the rally with Marku Alen at the wheel. The decal is designed for Hasegawa's 1/24 scale kits.
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