Newsletter 449: In detail

In detail

In detail
Choose any model you have yet to assemble, open the box and look at the injected plastic parts, particularly those related to the mechanical parts. Now look closely. Even closer, please. What do you see? Sticks that should be screws, hexagonal shapes that are frustrated attempts at nuts, globs that try to resemble rivets, and a host of many other "blunders" that because of either the limitations of plastic injection molds, for the little detail of the product or because the manufacturer has not gone "further", make these parts not having the look you want.

But don't worry, we have lots of references for nuts, fittings, rivets, screws, switches, pushbuttons, pins, connectors, hoses, zip ties, caps, pins, valves, etc. so that you can correct the deficiencies of the small details in your scale models, improve and even add what just simply "is not included" in the box. We owe this to manufacturers like Top Studio, Decalcas, Tameo, Renaissance, Scale Production, or Model Factory Hiro, just to name a few.

At the beginning, it might be a bit scary and intimidating to start using these little products, either because of the price or because they can be complicated to handle, but once you start you can't stop. Because thanks to them your models come to life. Those little machined parts, those tiny little pieces, add volume, detail, nuances, colors, texture... that for sure make a big difference.

Tighten the nuts of your scale models at SpotModel ;)

Top Studio: Nuts - Hex nuts 0.8mm - metal parts - 10 units

Top Studio Reference: TD23249

0.8mm wide hex nut and 0.5mm shank made of metal. Product from the "Hex Rivet (C) Silvery" range.
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Top Studio: Nuts - Hex nuts 0.9mm - metal parts - 10 units

Top Studio Reference: TD23250

0.9mm wide hex nut and 0.5mm shank made of metal. Product from the "Hex Rivet (C) Silvery" range.
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Top Studio: Nuts - Hex rivets 1.0mm - metal parts - 10 units

Top Studio Reference: TD23251

1.0mm wide hex nut and 0.6mm shank made of metal. Product from the "Hex Rivet (C) Silvery" range.
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Top Studio: Nuts - Hex nut with bolt 0.5mm - metal parts - 10 units

Top Studio Reference: TD23234

0.5mm wide hexagonal nut and bolt in a 10 units set, made in metal. Product from the "Hex Rivet (B) Silvery" range.
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Top Studio: Nuts - Hex nut with bolt 0.6mm - metal parts - 10 units

Top Studio Reference: TD23235

0.6mm wide hexagonal nut and bolt in a 10 units set, made in metal. Product from the "Hex Rivet (B) Silvery" range.
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Top Studio: Nuts - Hex nut with bolt 0.7mm - metal parts - 10 units

Top Studio Reference: TD23236

0.7mm wide hexagonal nut and bolt in a 10 units set, made in metal. Product from the "Hex Rivet (B) Silvery" range.
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Top Studio: Nuts - Hex nut with bolt 0.8mm - metal parts - 10 units

Top Studio Reference: TD23237

0.8mm wide hexagonal nut and bolt in a 10 units set, made in metal. Product from the "Hex Rivet (B) Silvery" range.
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Top Studio: Nuts - Hex nut with bolt 0.9mm - metal parts - 10 units

Top Studio Reference: TD23238

0.9mm wide hexagonal nut and bolt in a 10 units set, made in metal. Product from the "Hex Rivet (B) Silvery" range.
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Top Studio: Nuts - Hex nut with bolt 1.0mm - metal parts - 10 units

Top Studio Reference: TD23239

1.0mm wide hexagonal nut and screw in a 10 units set, made of metal. Product from the "Hex Rivet (B) Silvery" range.
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/20 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/5B McLaren Racing Limited Team - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1990 - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM20026, TAM89720 and TAM92209

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP2040

Limited time re-edition of these photo-etched parts designed for the Tamiya McLaren Honda MP4/5B in 1/20 scale. Radiator panels and spoiler planes, among other elements, will gain in detail, with a thickness more in line with reality. Don't miss out on them!!
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Ferrari F430 Challenge - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Fujimi references FJ12268, 122687, RS-49, FJ122687, 12268, RS-49, FJ123189, 12318, FJ123615, FJ12560, FJ125602, RS-72, FJ189888, 37, 18988, FJ189963, 36 and 18996

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP24103

A Ferrari, and more so if it is a competition car, needs a lot of ventilation, so it has a lot of air intake with its corresponding grilles. To make your 360 Challenge model kit look better than ever, this photo-etched sheet includes all the grilles, perforated brakes, hood latches and many other interior details.
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/20 scale - Lotus Ford Type 79 - Formula 1 World Championship 1978 - photo-etched parts, seatbelt fabric, white metal parts and assembly instructions - for Hasegawa references 23203, 52298, SP498, HAS-FG3 and 23203

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP2072R

Lovers of F1 and of the Lotus team in particular are in luck with the Lotus 79, as they have the option of opting for the Tamiya or Hasegawa kit in plastic. If you are one of the latter, and you want to give your model an extra touch of realism with a good set of photo-etched parts that include details such as the radiator grilles, the base of the intake trumpets, the upper part of the monocoque or the brake discs, do not miss the opportunity to get one of the units that Studio27 reissues for a limited time, which also includes the fabric for the harnesses in case you prefer to use the loose buckles of the set.
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/20 scale - McLaren TAG Porsche MP4/2 - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Beemax Model Kits references B20001 and Aoshima 081891

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP20147

This photoetched parts set includes radiator grids, rear spoiler vertical planes, bonnet pins, ... Don't forget the essential Komakai and MFH reference books to get the most out of your scale model.
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Italeri: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Roadster - metal parts, photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Italeri Reference: 4708

The scale model includes a total of 320 plastic parts, 30 chrome parts, photo-etched parts, allowing you to build a very realistic and detailed reproduction of the real vehicle.
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - MG Metro 6R4 #4 - David Llewellin + Phil Short - Circuit of Ireland International Rally 1986 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Belkits references BEL015, BEL-015, BEL016 and BEL-016

Reji Model Reference: REJI-342

The Metro 6R4 Gr.B was a popular car among the private teams of many national championships, such as the case of the British, where the unit that Reji allows us to recreate with a complete set of decals competed, and which won in the 1986 Circuit Rally of Ireland after a fierce battle with another Metro, Jimmy McRae's Rothmans,
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Peugeot 306 Maxi Evo BMR Team sponsored by Cepsa #16 - Jaime Azcona + Julius Billmaier - Catalunya Costa Brava Rally - Rally of Spain 1997 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Nunu reference PN24009

Reji Model Reference: REJI-343

It is likely that there are innumerable decorations for the 306 Maxi throughout the different rally championships, but without a doubt this one, used by Jaime Azcona in the Spanish Rally Championship, seems to us to be one of the most beautiful. Reji's complete decal sheet allows for the version corresponding to the Spanish round of the World Rally Championship, where Azcona finished in an outstanding seventh position.
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Nunu: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Peugeot 306 Maxi Peugeot Sport Team sponsored by Clarion #1, 5 - Francois Delecour + Herv Sauvage, Francois Chatriot + Bruno Brissart - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1996 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Nunu Reference: PN24009

Here you have the long-awaited plastic Peugeot 306 Maxi, with a really complete parts list, with all the bottom and the interior extensively detailed. It includes the livery of the two official drivers designated by Peugeot for the 1996 Monte Carlo Rally, Francois Delecour and Francois Chatriot, where Delecour achieved a fantastic second place finish making the most of a Monte Carlo with virtually no snow.
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Nunu: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - BMW 320i E46 Marlboro BMW Dealer Team sponsored by Marlboro #9, 10 - Tom Coronel + Sandor van Es - DTCC - Dutch Touring Car Championship 2001 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions, painting instructions and does NOT include tobacco sponsor decals

Nunu Reference: PN24007

Scale kit of the beautiful BMW 320i E46 from the Superproduction category made by Nunu. In the box of this kit you will find an extensive exploded view that includes all the underbody of the car, the passenger compartment with the bucket seat and the complex safety bars, rims with low profile tires, and decals with the decoration of the unit that participated and he won the Dutch Touring Car Championship in 2001. Be careful, the decals with the Marlboro advertising are NOT included in the kit!
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Nunu: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Peugeot 306 Maxi - metal parts, photo-etched parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Nunu reference PN24009

Nunu Reference: NE24009

This is the perfect photo-etched parts set for the Peugeot 306 Maxi, manufactured by Nunu. Includes radiator grilles, brake discs, windshield wipers, hood latches, harness seatbelt bucles, etc. recreated in photo-etched parts. And if those weren't enough, it also includes a decal sheet with various logos, and carbon fibre and Kevlar patterns for the bucket seats. To finish, you also have the fabric to simulate the harnesses, the base of the antenna in turned metal, and the roof antenna in metal.
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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 Intercontinental 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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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Audi Quattro Sport Audi Sport Team sponsored by HB International #6 - Michele Mouton + Fabrizia Pons - Lombard RAC Rally 1984 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Nunu reference PN24023

Reji Model Reference: REJI-344

Decal sheet for the Audi Sport Quattro S1 to make the decoration of what was one of the last rallies of Michele Mouton within the official structure of Audi Sport in the World Rally Championship, the RAC Rally of England in 1984 in which she finished in fourth position, since in 1985 she focused on a program within the European Championship. A complete and detailed decoration where the HB tobacco logos are included.
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SK Decals: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - BMW 320i E46 Carly Motors Team sponsored by Parknshop #25, 26, 27 - Andre Couto, Duncan Huisman, Jrg Mller - Guia Race of Macau 2002 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Nunu references PN24007, NU-24007, PN24033, NU-24033 and PN24041

SK Decals Reference: SK-24112

The Macau race has always been considered the end of the season, with the most famous teams in the world taking part in its narrow streets, and with renowned drivers. In 2002, touring cars were governed by the Super Production regulations, and the Carly team presented up to three cars, among which is the winner of the race, the number #26 of Duncan Huisman. A complete decal sheet including the blue bands on the front and rear bonnets, with the recesses for the BMW front "kidneys" and the grille for the ventilation system on the bonnet. Which of the three pilots do you prefer?
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SK Decals: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - BMW 320i E46 Schubert Team sponsored by Watsons water #29 - Franz Engstler - Guia Race of Macau 2002 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Nunu references PN24007, NU-24007, PN24033, NU-24033 and PN24041

SK Decals Reference: SK-24114

Watsons is perhaps the most famous sponsor linked to the Macau race, taking advantage of the opening to the world thanks to the race for many years to show itself in leading vehicles that monopolize screen share. In 2002 the association was with the Schubert team, both achieving a good result, since Franz Engstler managed to take the car to the final third position. Excellent resolution on this decal sheet of elements such as the checkered flag on the rear wings in green and yellow, as well as all the green and yellow stripes that complement the silver color of this version of both the bodywork and the interior.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Ferrari 330 P4 Spider Ferrari SPA Team #23 - Lorenzo Bandini + Chris Amon - 24 Hours of Daytona 1967 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K476

Limited-time re-edition of the fantastic 1/12 scale kit of the Ferrari 330 P4 in its Spider (open) version, where various materials are combined, including white metal parts, turned metal parts, photo-etched plates, rubber tires, rubber, decals... that allow to reproduce with great fidelity the original vehicle, The tires have the logos of the manufacturer pre-printed, and the front and rear hoods can be removed, allowing a complete view of the detailed interior and parts mechanical once assembled. What a marvel! And to leave nothing to chance, nothing better than using JOE HONDA's post on the 1967 Ferrari 330P4 P3/4 for the best reference information.
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