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!!!

Ukrainian Scale Cars Production: Transkit 1/24 scale - Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 Eleanor 1965 and 1966 - photo-etched parts and resin parts - for Revell references REV07065, 80-7065, REV07242 and 80-7242

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: Model car 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

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: Model car 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

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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Renaissance Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - MG Metro 6R4 Group B sponsored by 33 Export #5 - Didier Auriol + Bernard Occelli - Rallye CritÚrium des CÚvennes 1986 - water slide decals - for Belkits references BEL015, BEL-015, BEL016 and BEL-016

Reference: TK24-469

Decoration of the winning unit of the Group B MG Metro 6R4 at the Rallye CritÚrium des CÚvennes 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

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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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

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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StreetBlisters: Paint for airbrush - Ferrari Rosso Chiaro 20R190 Red

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

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

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 Trophy Race 1962, 1963 and 1964 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology - for Hasegawa reference 20338, or SpotModel reference DISCONTINUED-031, or Tamiya reference TAM24136

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

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 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

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 1/24 scale - McLaren F1 GTR Short Tail - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Fujimi references FJ125992, FJ126012 and FJ126029

Reference: ST27-CD24010

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: Model car 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

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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