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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - BMW M3 E30 sponsored by Fina #25 - 24 Hours SPA Francorchamps 1990 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions - for Beemax Model Kits references B24007, Aoshima 098196 and B24019

Reference: REJI-328

Decoration for the BMW M3 E30 as it raced the 24 Hours of SPA in 1990. It includes number #25, corresponding to the car that won the race, and number #24, belonging to the vehicle that finished in second place.
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Hasegawa: Model car 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

Reference: 25208

New version of the Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16v, sponsored by Martini, racing at the Sanremo Rally. The version included in the box recreates the Lancia Delta without the rear spoiler or the venturi ventilation devices on the front wheels. The kit includes photo-etched parts and fabric material for seatbelts belts and rear mud guards.
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