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 - for Ebbro reference EBR20009, or Model Factory Hiro references MFH-K313, K-313, MFH-K314, K-314, MFH-K315, K-315, MFH-K339 and K-339, or Studio27 reference ST27-DX2026

Komakai 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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Czech Truck Model: Lights 1/25 scale - Volvo F88 F89 N88 - photo-etched parts

Czech Truck Model 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

Czech Truck Model 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: Photo-etched parts 1/25 scale - Volvo 8 series - full colour photo-etched parts - for AMT and ERTL kits

Czech Truck Model Reference: CTM24216

Full color photoetched parts for detailing the Volvo 8 series trucks. This set does not include resin parts.
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Czech Truck Model: Logotypes 1/24 scale - Fuel permit stickers - water slide decals

Czech Truck Model 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

Czech Truck Model Reference: CTM24218

Decals with the modern "IFTA International Fuel Tax Agreement" badges used in the United States.
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Skoda Fabia S2000 Evo ME3 Team sponsored by Tere AS #25 - Karl Kruuda + Martin Jrveoja - Ypres Rally 2011 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Belkits reference BEL-004

Reji Model Reference: REJI-179

A most striking decoration, where the entire surface of the bodywork was used to advertise one of the main sponsor's probiotic products, mixing the worlds of motor and milk. Reji has made this version of Kruuda's Skoda with which he finished sixth in the 2011 Ypres rally, with high quality decals, including a second sheet where some printing errors with the background colors of the decals are corrected of the roof and sides.
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Ferrari 512BB - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Fujimi references FJ12330, FJ123301 and FJ12632

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP24104

Photo-etched parts to improve the realism of the model of the beautiful Fujimi Ferrari 512BB. As you can see in the images, it includes, among other parts, the brake discs, the pedals, the windshield wipers, the plates for mounting the front grille, the exterior mirrors, etc.
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Alpine Renault A110 - photo-etched parts and placement instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM24278

Studio27 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, 20457, 20507, 20548, 20601, 25015, CR-15, HACR15, 25015 and CR-15

Studio27 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 - Formula 1 World Championship 1970 - water slide decals - for Ebbro reference EBR20006

Tabu Design 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

Renaissance Models 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 - 3 units

Renaissance Models 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

Czech Truck Model Reference: CTM24145

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

Italeri 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: Bonnet pins 1/24 scale - Bonnet Pin type 1 - 3D printed parts - 12 units

Decalcas 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

Blue Stuff 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

Blue Stuff 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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Scale Production: Detail 1/24 scale - Carburators - 3D printed parts - 2 units

Scale Production Reference: SP24267-3D

Evolution has made them disappear today, but for many years their modification, preparation and adjustment were vital to the performance of the vehicle, especially in competition. How about adding one of these twin-barrel carburetor sets to your next detailed engine? With the level of detail achieved with 3D printing, which allows all the hardware of the part to be appreciated, the internal diffuser of the intake trumpets and the mixture adjustment taps, they will undoubtedly help to increase the feeling of engine realism.
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Tamiya: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI Marlboro RalliArt Team #1, 2 - Tommi Mkinen + Risto Mannisenmki, Freddy Loix + Sven Smeets - New Zealand Rally 1999 - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions, painting instructions and does NOT include tobacco sponsor decals

Tamiya Reference: TAM24220

We present you the model of the machine with which Tommi Mkinen won his fourth world champion title in 1999, made by Tamiya in its classic black and white plastic of recognized quality. The kit includes dirt rims and tires and the decals for the two team cars in their participation in the New Zealand Rally.
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