Newsletter 430: Eleanor

Eleanor

Eleanor
For motorsport lovers, the elegant and suggestive name of Eleanor undoubtedly makes us think of one of Carroll Shelby's machines that, fitted with a V8 engine with TONS of horsepower, is an icon of American motorsports. You have to admit that you'd like to have one (or two!) in your garage.

If you are one of those who have a small garage, or have it already full of motorized machines, you can go for the scale version. Back in time we had the opportunity to assemble the 1/25 scale transkit from Scale Productions, which we had on the shelves at SpotModel some years ago, but it was supplied in limited quantities and there were not enough units for everyone.

BUT... we have just been hugely surprised by the fact that the guys at USCP are going to reissue their delicious 1/24 scale Eleanor transkit, thoroughly reviewed and now including enhancements in the bodywork as well as new resin and photo-etched parts, and that you can also use with any of the Revell or Monogram scale models of the Ford Mustang or Shelby Mustang GT 350, both in all their variants. WOW!!! We want it now!!!

We will have to wait until September to receive the first units at SpotModel, but you can already reserve yours now. Gasssssssss!!!

USCP: Transkit 1/24 scale - Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 Eleanor 1965 and 1966 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, seatbelt fabric, water slide decals manufactured with digital technology, other materials and assembly instructions - for Revell references REV07065, 80-7065, REV07242 and 80-7242

USCP Reference: 24T009

An absolutely mind blowing transkit designed by Alex Kovalev, deeply renewed to include enhancements in the bodyworks as well as new parts, for recreating the Shelby GT500 Custom Eleanor using the Revell / Monogram kits as a base. It includes photo-etched parts and an extensive resin parts list: headlights, bodywork, wheels and interior parts. For assembling this transkit you need to have either the Revell or Monogram models in 1/24 scale of any of the Ford Mustang, Ford Mustang Convertible, Shelby Mustang GT 350, or any of the several other variants they have released.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Lotus Renault 97T Lotus Team sponsored by John Player Special #11, 12 - Elio de Angelis, Ayrton Senna da Silva - Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix 1985 - multimaterial kit

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K347

The glorious 1985 Belgium Grand Prix winner, famous by the incredible race in wet conditions performed by Ayrton Senna. The kit, reproduced in 1/12 scale by Model Factory Hiro, belongs to a 50 units limited edition. If you want one of these... get it soon!!!
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Lincoln Capri sponsored by Tupman Motors #103, 104, 108, 109 - Carrera Panamericana 1954 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and painting instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE1049

Resin model of the different Lincoln Capri sponsored by Tupman Motors that participated in the Pan American Race in 1954. This product is recommended ONLY for experienced modelers due to its difficulty.
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Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Honda NSR500 sponsored by Rothmans - Michael 'Mick' Doohan, Wayne Gardner, Eddie Lawson - Motorcycle World Championship 1989 - water slide decals - for Hasegawa references 21504 and BK-4

Tabu Design Reference: TABU12078

Why don't Rothmans decals come with today's models? It is not entirely clear, but Tabu brings us the solution with this complete set of decals that includes, in addition to the tobacco logos, other logos that may be necessary to recreate the NSR500 from season 89.
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Renaissance Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - MG Metro 6R4 Group B sponsored by 33 Export #5 - Didier Auriol + Bernard Occelli - Rallye Critrium des Cvennes 1986 - water slide decals - for Belkits references BEL015, BEL-015, BEL016 and BEL-016

Renaissance Models Reference: TK24-469

Decoration of the winning unit of the Group B MG Metro 6R4 at the Rallye Critrium des Cvennes held in 1986. The decoration has been designed to be used with the Belkits models.
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Renaissance Models: Dashboard 1/24 scale - MG Metro 6R4 Group B - resin parts - for Belkits references BEL015, BEL-015, BEL016 and BEL-016

Renaissance Models Reference: TK24-472

Dashboard for recreating the Metro 6R4 version with the steering wheel located on the left side. It is used to build the units that raced outside the United Kingdom.
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Renaissance Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Peugeot 306 Maxi Evo1 sponsored by Maxi-Toys #12 - Jean-Pierre van de Wauwer + Jean Vanderschueren - Condroz Rally - Rallye du Condroz 1997 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Nunu reference PN24009

Renaissance Models Reference: TK24-473

A nice alternative for Nunu's Peugeot 306 Maxi kit. The fun and bright colors of the Maxi-Toys toy chain were used by Vandewauver during his participation in the 1997 season, still with the 4x4 turbo Gr.A as dominators in many championships such as the Belgian. In the Condroz rally he finished in ninth position overall, and first among the two-litre Kit Cars. The set of decals includes a second sheet with some retouched decals for a perfect fit in the Nunu model, such as the ones that make up the white band of the hood and front wings, or those of the front windshield sunshade.
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Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/8 scale - Kawasaki KZ1300-B Touring - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology - for Entex, Nitto and PMS scale model kits

Print Lab Decals Reference: DCL-DEC980

Newly designed and printed decals using digital technology by Decalcas, so you can replace the old decals of the Entex, Nitto and PMS models of the beautiful Kawasaki KZ1300-B Touring in 1/8 scale.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford GT40 Shelby American Team #1, 2 - Ken Miles + Denis Clive 'Denny' Hulme, Bruce McLaren + Chris Amon - 24 Hours Le Mans 1966 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Fujimi references FJ12101, HR-1, FJ12125, FJ12129, HR-10, FJ126036, RS-16, FJ126043, RS-32, FJ126067 and RS-51

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D417

Decoration of the Ford GT40 so that you can replace the decals of the Fujimi kit, or change the decoration to the one used in the famous edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans for two of the Ford GT40 of the Shelby American, precisely the two that occupied the two first places.
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StreetBlisters: Paint for airbrush - Ferrari Rosso Chiaro 20R190 Red - 1 x 30ml

StreetBlisters Reference: SB30-0117

Pre-thinned paint bottle ready for airbrush use, including 30ml of product. It has been formulated to recreate the Ferrari Rosso Chiaro red with code 20R190 used in several Ferrari models.
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StreetBlisters: Paint for airbrush - Ferrari Rosso Corsa 300 Red - 1 x 30ml

StreetBlisters Reference: SB30-0118

Pre-thinned paint bottle ready for airbrush use, including 30ml of product. It has been formulated to recreate the Ferrari Rosso Corsa red with code 300 used in several Ferrari models.
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Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/25 scale - Lola T-152 #66 - Mark Donohue - Indy 1969 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology

Print Lab Decals Reference: PLB2-350574

1/25 scale decoration for Mark Donohue's Lola T-152 in his participation in Indianapolis in 1969.
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Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Volkswagen Beetle #1, 3, 7, 9, 40, 87 - East African Safari Rally, Nassau Tourist Trophy 1962, 1963 and 1964 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology - for Hasegawa references 20338, 20623, 21203 and CR-36, or SpotModel reference DISCONTINUED-031, or Tamiya reference TAM24136

Print Lab Decals Reference: PLB2-711136

The two red cars are Dan Gurney's EMPI Nassau Racer for 1963 (#3) and 1964 (#9). He won in '63 and was disqualified in '64. See the Foyt car for the whole story. The wheels are the VW solid wheels of the era. The Gunze/Creos or a conversion to a Tamiya or Hasegawa kit. These are a conversion using the bestmodelcarparts 1957 body and wheels. The Gurney, Foyt, and Safari cars use those wheels although the Tamiya wheels could be used with the slots filled in.
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Decalcas: Marking / livery 1/18 scale - Porsche 911T #277 - Magnus Walker - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology

Decalcas Reference: DCL-DEC981

Decal sheet with the logos for recreating Magnus Walker's Porsche 911 T. The sheet includes the decoration in 1/18 scale so you can decorate your diecasts.
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Peugeot 206 WRC 2002 - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24255 and TAM24262

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP2460

Photo-etched plate with everything necessary to detail the Tamiya model of the Peugeot 206 WRC, especially the 2002 versions, since some of the pieces. such as the air grilles on the hood or the front bumper, as well as some of the interior details, correspond to those used in official units from that season on. Details such as the wings incorporated for the large rear wing of the 206 WRC, or the front grille where the Peugeot lion emblem is located, are among those that make the difference, although there are many more!
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Studio27: Detail 1/20 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/4 - Brake discs - water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM20022, TAM89719 and TAM92208

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP2094

White metal parts for replacing the brake discs and calipers of the McLaren Honda MP4/4 scale model by Tamiya. It can be used with the original edition as well as with all the subsequent re-editions that were released.
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Studio27: Carbon fibre pattern decal set 1/24 scale - McLaren F1 GTR Short Tail - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Fujimi references FJ125992, FJ126012 and FJ126029

Studio27 Reference: ST27-CARBOND24010

All the carbon fibre pattern decals that your short tail McLaren was waiting for are in this decal sheet. The bucket seat, spoilers, lights, doors, ... will look absolutely real.
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Tamiya: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Ford Mustang GT4 #17, 18 - Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017 - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Tamiya Reference: TAM24354

One of the most gorgeous American sports cars: nothing less than the Ford Mustang, now in its GT4 version, edited in 1/24 scale by Tamiya. Translation: a mind-blowing model !!!
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