Newsletter 437: At the end of the rainbow...

At the end of the rainbow...

At the end of the rainbow...
At the end of the rainbow is that magical place where everything is possible, where when you are in the middle of assembling a model and doubts assail you, you can know exactly what color you need to give it the most realistic look, or to get the most similar color to that one on the decals. At SpotModel we get lots of emails daily with the question "what color do I use for ...?" And you know what? That in order to solve all those questions we decided to travel to the end of the rainbow! :D

Once there, we asked the elves if it would be possible for any modeler to know what paints are on the market that match or resemble a certain color tone, a reference picture, or even compared with a photo taken directly with your mobile phone. Since they are magical and to make it a bit more difficult for them, we also asked them to match not just the color, but also the type of paint (spray, enamel, ...), the finish (matte / gloss / textured), the different nuances (metallic, fluo, transparencies, pearls, ...), and all that of course focused on the world of scale modeling.

As you can imagine, the elves laughed at us and told us that it was impossible :-) So once again, we rolled up our sleeves and started doing it ourselves, and... tadaaa! Here's in an exclusive premiere our new and unique and exclusive and wonderful and amazing visual paint finder for scale modeling, an unique tool (literally!) for finding the paints that best match any color of the rainbow that you can think of...:)

Welcome to the end of the rainbow with SpotModel ;-)

Scale Production: Seat 1/24 scale - Porsche RS Baquet - resin parts - 2 units

Scale Production Reference: SP24270

The sporty character of Porsche is beyond doubt, but sometimes Porsche goes a step further in some of its versions such as the RS, where the seats are replaced by authentic racing bucket seats. What better touch of sportiness than this wonderful pair of Recaro seats like those used in the RS version of the Porsche 911 964 offered by Scale Production!
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Scale Production: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - BBS E26 17 inches and Bridgestone tyres - metal parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts and water slide decals - 4 units

Scale Production Reference: SPRF24145-BRIDGESTON

Set of four rims with their correspondent Bridgestone street tires. Includes milled metal rims, resin core, BBS logo decals, and rubber tires. The front tire and rim assembly measures 25.5mm in diameter by 12mm wide, and the rear set measures 26.5mm in diameter by 13mm wide.
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Scale Production: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - OZ Futura 17 inches with Bridgestone tyres - resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts and water slide decals - 4 units

Scale Production Reference: SPRF24115-BRIDGESTON

Set of four rims with their correspondent Bridgestone street tires. Includes milled metal rims, resin core, OZ logo decals, and rubber tires.
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Profil24: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM #21, 22, 23 - Consalvo Sanesi, Juan Manuel Fangio - 24 Hours Le Mans 1953 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Profil24 Reference: P24106K

New release by Profil24, this time recreating the Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM that participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1953. A beautiful machine that you can already have in your showcase after enjoying the assembly of the many resins and photoetches that you will find in the box.
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Revell: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Audi R8 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Revell Reference: REV07057

Car scale model recreating the street version of the Audi R8. The kit includes a fully detailed engine and interior, and an extensive parts list that will really make you enjoy this assembly.
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StreetBlisters: Paint for airbrush - Ferrari Giallo Modena Yellow - code 102 - 1 x 30ml

StreetBlisters Reference: SB30-0116

Pre-thinned paint bottle ready for airbrush use, including 30ml of product. It has been formulated to reproduce the 102 code yellow shade used by Ferrari between 1991 and 1996.
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Zero Paints: Paint for airbrush - Volt Racing Acid Yellow for Ford Mustang GT4 - 1 x 30ml

Zero Paints Reference: ZP-1666

Blue paint similar to that used on the Volt Racing sponsored Ford Mustang GT4.
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Canfora: Book - The complete guide to Truck Modelling volume 2

Canfora Reference: 77573

The complete guide to Truck Modeling is a book (published in English) considered one of the most comprehensive guide for truck modeling nowadays. Featuring 176 pages and more than 500 pictures illustrating on assembly, detailing, painting, and weathering effects on tractors and European and American trucks. The pictures in the book just speak for themselves.
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Meng Model: Motorbike scale model kit 1/9 scale - Kawasaki Ninja H2 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Meng Model Reference: MT-002s

Pre-painted parts version, also including photo-etched parts, chromed plastic parts, rubber-stamped plastic parts, rubber tires, tubes, screws, and a wealth of parts that together with the gorgeous manual will guide you though a masterful assembly of this Kawasaki Ninja H2 in 1/9 scale.
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Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/18 scale - B8250DV #75 - Portugal Rally Clasico - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology

Print Lab Decals Reference: PLB2-126251

Rally number plates for the vehicle with number 75 and license plate B8250DV that raced the classic rally of Portugal, made in 1/18 scale.
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Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/18 scale - Porsche 911 #45 - Portugal Rally Clasico - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology

Print Lab Decals Reference: PLB2-588878

Decoration for customizing 911 light green in 1/18 scale and private 1/43 scale classic Spanish and Portuguese rally cars.
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Microscale: Glue - Micro Liquitape - 1 x 30ml

Microscale Reference: MI-10

Micro Liquitape is a liquid adhesive that when applied to one side of a part and allowed to dry, can be pressed on to another clean part where it will stick firmly enough for a display model. You can take it apart again and again as long as they stay clean. Even then, another coat will renew it. Say you would like to do a complete interior on a model, but when the model is finished you could not see it? If the top or some other likely part is separate, you would use Micro Liquidtape as the final assembly and retain the ability to remove it at any time, revealing your detailed interior
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LB Production: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - BMW M6 GT3 sponsored by BMW Power #25 - Colin Edwards + Martin Tomczyk + Bill Auberlen + Alexander Sims - IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2017 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Nunu references PN24001, PN24002, PN24003, PN24008, NU-24008, PN24027 and NU24027

LB Production Reference: LB-24023

Have you seen what a spectacular decoration? An incredible explosion of color with the fireworks that decorate this BMW M6 GT3 racing at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2017. The decal is made with offset technology.
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LB Production: Logotypes 1/24 scale - Tire sidewall white chalk markings - water slide decals

LB Production Reference: LB-24024

Decal with various numbers and marks made in white chalk, very common on racing tires before going out to the track.
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LB Production: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Mercedes Benz AMG GT3 GruppeM Racing Team #888 - Maro Rene Engel + Raffaele Marciello + Tristan Vautier - Suzuka 10 Hours 2018 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24345 and TAM24350

LB Production Reference: LB-24025

LB Production has prepared the necessary decals for us to be able to assemble the winning vehicle of the 2018 Suzuka 10 hours, a race belonging to the International GT Challenge, in a tight race where the first four finished on the same lap. A more than striking decoration with different shades and strokes spread over each of the different panels, including the different color areas. Did you notice?
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LB Production: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Mercedes Benz AMG GT3 SPS Automotive Performance Team #10 - Yelmer Buurman + Luca Stolz + Maximilian Gtz - 9 Hours Kyalami 2019 - paint masks, water slide decals, placement instructions and painting instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24345 and TAM24350

LB Production Reference: LB-24026

Yes, yes, it's 9 hours. A slightly unusual amount, but it is what was used at the Kyalami circuit in South Africa for the fifth and final round of the 2019 Intercontinental GT Challenge, where the AMG GT3 of the SPS Automotive Performance team finished in fifth position. A very successful decoration that recreates the flag of South Africa, and where LB Production has included, apart from the decal sheet, a mask template to paint the white areas that will go under the white decal to prevent the white from losing intensity, a gold chrome foil decal sheet, and a small set of decals with the Pirelli logos for the tires. All a success!
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