Newsletter 441: All that matters is how you play the game

All that matters is how you play the game

All that matters is how you play the game
We have heard many times that "It doesn't matter whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game", a big truth. Scale modeling is not a competition, building models is a hobby where what really matters is the wish to reach to go to the end and the ability to put the tools, the liters of glue, the sandpaper and the necessary paint, on top of a steady pulse, a 57x magnification glass, a bomb-proof patience and the will to see the model finished... to achieve it.

The progression in the learning of the skills for assembling models cannot be achieved without the drive that comes from having a goal and without constant self-evaluation: Have I managed to do a better clearcoating? Does may paint still drip when I use the airbrush? Why is there a fingerprint always when gluing a part? Do I really always have to end up breaking the clear parts? Why is the last decal the one that wrinkles? There is no point in assembling models without being absolutely sure that you are going to end up messing it. Because you know you're going to mess it up, for sure. Don't you? That slightly crooked side mirror. That wheel that does not touch the base. That torn decal. That metallic finish that ended up too dull. That upside down number pad. That steering wheel that you forgot to glue and you realize it when it just too late...

But those "trifles" do not prevent you from being happy, reaaaaaally happy along the way, even if your model ends up at the furthest end of the showcase. But when you nail it, when you build that beauty, with all its cables, its decals, its details, with that perfect paint, with all the nuts and rivets, ... Wow, what a pleasure. What a joy. What an unstoppable need to celebrate it in style! Let the champagne run!!!

And then you know exactly what you have to do: rush to SpotModel to get your next project :D

Decalcas: Transkit 1/24 scale - Peugeot 306 Maxi Evo II - 3D printed parts, resin parts and water slide decals manufactured with digital technology - for Nunu reference PN24009

Reference: DCL-PAR035

Set of resin parts and decals for the Nunu 1/24 scale Peugeot 306 Maxi kit. It includes two resin pieces (front bumper and rear wing), 3D printed parts (dashboard display) and decals made with digital technology (to be used on the display), allowing the transformation of the Nunu model to the Peugeot 306 Maxi Evo II.
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Top Studio: Detail up set 1/12 scale - Williams Renault FW14B - photo-etched parts, turned metal parts, other materials and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM12029

Reference: TD23259

Photo-etched and milled parts for detailing the rear spoiler, front spoiler, and the flat bottom of the 1/12 scale Williams Renault FW14B model kit.
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Top Studio: Nuts - Hex fitting 1.0mm for hydraulic pipes - metal parts - 10 units

Reference: TD23260

Set of ten 1.0mm hex nuts, mainly used for hydraulic fittings.
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Top Studio: Nuts - Hex fitting tapered 1.1mm for hydraulic pipe joints - metal parts - 10 units

Reference: TD23261

Hexagonal nut 1.1mm wide, 1.7mm high, and 0.7mm inner diameter, perfect for simulating fittings and all types of hydraulic pipe joints.
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Top Studio: Detail 1/20 scale - Oxygen sensor - photo-etched parts, turned metal parts and other materials - 4 units

Reference: TD23262

Set of lambda sensors for measuring oxygen in the exhaust pipes of modern vehicles. Includes turned metal parts, wiring and photo-etched parts for recreating four units in 1/20 and 1/24 scale.
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Top Studio: Detail 1/12 scale - Oxygen sensor - photo-etched parts, turned metal parts and other materials - 4 units

Reference: TD23263

Set of lambda sensors for measuring oxygen in the exhaust pipes of modern vehicles. Includes turned metal parts, wiring and photo-etched parts for recreating four units in 1/12 scale.
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Top Studio: Detail 1/12 scale - Bleed nipple screws - CNC metal parts - 10 units

Reference: TD23264

Hydraulic bleeder set for 1/12 scale, made of turned and machined metal. They are a tiny little marvel!! You can use them in brake calipers, levers, brake pistons, etc.
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Top Studio: Detail 1/20 scale - Bleed nipple screws - CNC metal parts - 10 units

Reference: TD23265

Hydraulic bleeder set for 1/20 and 1/24 scale, made of turned and machined metal. They are a tiny little marvel!! You can use them in brake calipers, levers, brake pistons, etc.
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Top Studio: Air valve 1/12 scale - Air valves - CNC metal parts - 5 units

Reference: TD23266

Set of five inflation valves recreated in 1/12 scale, made of turned and milled metal.
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Top Studio: Detail 1/12 scale - Banjo fitting - CNC metal parts - 10 units

Reference: TD23267

Set of six complete banjo type fittings recreated in 1/12 scale, made of turned and machined metal, perfect for completing and improving the hydraulic fittings of your scale model cars, trucks and motorcycles.
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Top Studio: Detail 1/12 scale - Banjo fitting - CNC metal parts - 10 units

Reference: TD23268

Set of ten banjo type fittings recreated in 1/12 scale, made of turned and machined metal. They are perfect for completing and improving the hydraulic fittings of your scale model cars, trucks and motorcycles.
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Top Studio: Detail 1/12 scale - Banjo fitting - CNC metal parts - 10 units

Reference: TD23269

Set of ten banjo type fittings recreated in 1/12 scale, made of turned and machined metal. They are perfect for completing and improving the hydraulic fittings of your scale model cars, trucks and motorcycles.
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Top Studio: Detail 1/12 scale - Banjo fitting set - CNC metal parts and other materials - 6 units

Reference: TD23270

Set of six complete banjo type fittings recreated in 1/12 scale, made of turned and machined metal, perfect for completing and improving the hydraulic fittings of your scale model cars, trucks and motorcycles.
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Top Studio: Detail 1/12 scale - Banjo fitting set - CNC metal parts and other materials - 6 units

Reference: TD23271

Set of six complete banjo type fittings recreated in 1/12 scale, made of turned and machined metal, perfect for completing and improving the hydraulic fittings of your scale model cars, trucks and motorcycles.
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Top Studio: Detail 1/12 scale - Banjo fitting set - CNC metal parts and other materials - 6 units

Reference: TD23272

Set of six complete banjo type fittings recreated in 1/12 scale, made of turned and machined metal, perfect for completing and improving the hydraulic fittings of your scale model cars, trucks and motorcycles.
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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 + Sims - IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2017 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Nunu references PN24001, PN24002, PN24003, PN24008 and NU-24008

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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Fujimi: Model kit 1/24 scale - Tools remix - plastic parts, other materials and assembly instructions

Reference: FJ114392

Set of workshop tools, perfect for complementing your racing box or garage dioramas in 1/24 scale.
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Lamborghini Veneno - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: FJ125923

An advanced version of the Lamborghini Veneno kit by Fujimi, now including a fully exploded and detailed engine. For top level scale modelers only.
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