Newsletter 439: Vademecum

Vademecum

Vademecum
That's the word that came to our minds when we got our hands on Komakai's new book on the Lotus 72E. And it's true that its two hundred and sixty two pages have impressed us, first for their volume and then, when staring at their contents, we felt in love with its quality and the amount of details it includes: those tiny screws, those little tubes, the color of that part, the shape of that hidden piece of the Type 72E...

Of course, it seems to us an essential book for anyone who wants to build this car (even in 1:1 scale!), to have it on the work bench table and keep an eye on it at all times. And if it's not in your plans to build the model but you are an unconditional fan of this Formula 1 like us, do not miss it because it is certainly worth it :)

Without a doubt, this book promises to give many hours of happiness to scale modelers.

And remember, SpotModel always recommends being happy with just the essentials (and this jewel certainly is!) XD

Komakai: Reference / walkaround book - Lotus Ford Type 72E

Reference: KOM-UDG016

New issue of the Ultra Detail Guides series, this time about the gorgeous Lotus Ford Type 72E. Includes nothing less than two hundred and sixty two A5-size pages with full-color pictures taken to several different cars nowadays.
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Komakai: Reference / walkaround book - Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo

Reference: KOM-FG017

New volume of the Komakai "Fast Guides" series, this time about the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo, with a total of 32 full-color A5 pages. It is the perfect reference book for assembling the Fujimi model.
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Czech Truck Model: Lights 1/25 scale - Volvo F88 F89 N88 - photo-etched parts

Reference: CTM24215

Set of simulated lights recreated as photo-etched parts with a resin drop, corresponding to the front and indicator lights for the Volvo F and N series of trucks. The diameter of the large headlight is 10mm, and 7.5mm for the small headlight. The indicator measures 13.5mm x 3.5mm.
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Czech Truck Model: Dashboard 1/25 scale - Kenworth K100 - full colour photo-etched parts - for Revell kit

Reference: CTM24174

These are not just beautiful, these photo-etched parts for detailing the interior of the cabin of the Kenworth K100 are plain awesome!!.
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Czech Truck Model: Logotypes 1/24 scale - Fuel permit stickers - water slide decals

Reference: CTM24217

Badges used in the USA to authorize fuel taxes in several American states in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
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Czech Truck Model: Logotypes 1/24 scale - IFTA International Fuel Tax Agreement - water slide decals

Reference: CTM24218

Decals with the modern "IFTA International Fuel Tax Agreement" badges used in the United States.
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Ferrari 512BB - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Fujimi references FJ12330 and FJ123301

Reference: ST27-FP24104

Photo-etched parts for enhancing the realism of the gorgeous Ferrari 512BB scale model by Fujimi. As you can see in the pictures, they include (among other parts) the brake discs, pedals, windshield wipers, outer mirrors, etc.
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Renault Alpine A110 - photo-etched parts and placement instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM24278

Reference: ST27-FP24136

Photo-etched parts for enhancing the realism of the gorgeous Renault Alpine A110 scale model by Tamiya . As you can see in the pictures, they include (among other parts) the Montecarlo rally plates, windshield wipers, brake discs, Alpine badges, pedals, etc.
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Lancia Super Delta HF Integrale - photo-etched parts, seatbelt fabric, white metal parts and assembly instructions - for Hasegawa references 20433, 25013, CR-13, 25015, CR-15, HACR15, 25015 and CR-15

Reference: ST27-FP24181

Photo-etched parts for enhancing the realism of the gorgeous Lancia Super Delta HF Integrale scale model by Hasegawa . As you can see in the pictures, they include (among other parts) the Tour de Corse rally plates, windshield wipers, harness buckles, front grilles, pedals, etc.
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Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Lotus Ford Type 49C Lotus Team Team sponsored by Gold Leaf #3, 8, 28 - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1970 - water slide decals - for Ebbro reference EBR20006

Reference: TABU20155

Why current scale model kits doesn't include the Gold Leaf decals? Nobody knows for sure, but Tabu brings us the solution for completing the livery of the Lotus Ford Type 49C by Ebbro.
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Renaissance Models: Pipe - Red pipe 4 mm - rubber parts - 2 units

Reference: BOAR4

Red hose made of flexible material to simulate the ventilation ducts of the brake discs. Tube measurements are 4mm wide by 5cm long.
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Renaissance Models: Pipe - Black pipe 2 mm - rubber parts - 2 units

Reference: BOAN

Black hose made of flexible material to simulate the ventilation ducts of the brake discs. Tube measurements are 2mm wide and 5 cm long.
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Czech Truck Model: Dashboard 1/24 scale - Peterbilt 359 - full colour photo-etched parts and photo-etched parts - for Revell kits

Reference: CTM24145

Photoetched parts for updating and detailing the dashboard of the Revell Peterbilt 359.
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Italeri: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Mercedes 450 SLC #4, 6 - Hannu Mikkola + Arne Hertz, Hans Thorszelius + Bjrn Waldegrd - Rally Bandama 1979 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: 3632

Re-edition of the seasoned Esci kit. which even though it is a veteran is veeeery interesting. The model includes a fully detailed engine and the front hood is operational. And if that wasn't enough, the decals have been designed and printed by Cartograf.
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Decalcas: Detail 1/24 scale - Bonnet Pin type 1 - resin parts - 12 units

Reference: DCL-PAR031

Set of bonnet pins / hood latches for 1/24 and 1/20 scale vehicles. Includes a total of twelve 3D printed resin latches, featuring 4 different types of closures.
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Blue Stuff: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford GT - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM24346

Reference: 24-015

Solid colors stripes to give a differentiating touch to your Ford GT scale model kit. It includes yellow, deep red, Ford blue, and Gulf orange colors.
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Blue Stuff: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford GT - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM24346

Reference: 24-016

Metallic colors stripes to give a differentiating touch to your Ford GT scale model kit. It includes gold, pearl red, Ford blue, and metallic gray colors.
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Tamiya: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI sponsored by RalliArt #1 - Tommi Mkinen + Risto Mannisenmki - New Zealand rally 1999 - plastic model kit

Reference: TAM24220

Here's the kit of the machine driven by Makinen in 1999, made by Tamiya in their classic and ultimate quality black and white plastic. The kit features gravel rims and tyres and decals for the New Zeland Rally.
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