Newsletter 452: Let's say goodbye to 2020

Let's say goodbye to 2020

Let's say goodbye to 2020
2020 has been a very complicated year that has challenged us all in different ways, with many changes, with many moments and situations that we never imagined could happen. Luckily, we scale modelers have had our little refuge in our hobby: the passion for models, for those boxes full of little pieces, has given us good times at home, which helped us to disconnect from the daily problems. That's what we want to keep from 2020. :)

We want to thank you for your support to SpotModel, your patience, your comments, your loyalty... that make us strive, grow and improve every day. So let's say goodbye to 2020 and welcome the new year with some novelties that have just arrived, such as the Alfa Romeo 8C in 1/12 scale by Italeri; others will arrive in a few weeks, such as the new Brach Model 1/12 scale Motobi; or others that we will see well into the new year, such as the MPC reedition of the Dodge Charger in 1/16 scale.

Let's all toast to 2021, and long live scale models!!! XD

Brach Model: Motorbike scale model kit 1/12 scale - Motobi Zanzani 250 Sei Tiranti #24 - Luciano Battisti (IT) 1968 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Brach Model Reference: BM-VR09

Another spectacular model full of details made of high quality resin by Brach Models. The model reproduces the motorcycle used in 1968 by Battisti, and which is currently in perfect condition. In fact, Zanzani is still active today, and among the products in its catalog are perfect replicas of this same model. How about first at 1/12, and then at 1/1?
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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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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI Alfa Corse Team sponsored by Philips Car Systems #7, 8 - Alessandro Nannini, Nicola Larini - DTM 1993 - 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-K762

A 1/12 scale model based on the two Alfa Corse entries for the 1993 DTM: Car #8 driven by N.Larini and car #7 driven by A.Nannini.A full detailed, multi-material kit featuring white metal, resin, etching parts, turned parts and silk screen decals allowing for maximum representation of the original vehicle. Front and rear doors open, and front/rear bonnets can be removed, allowing for full view of detailed interior after completion. Aluminum turned parts used for wheel, wheel nut and wheel shaft. Wheels pre-anodized in black. Tires feature pre-printed logos. Differences in steering wheel and shift stick designs between the two drivers have been faithfully created and both set of parts are included with kit.
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StreetBlisters: Paints set for airbrush - Audi Quattro Sport S1 - White - Yellow - 2 x 30ml

StreetBlisters Reference: SB30-6028

Pre-thinned paint set ready for airbrush use, including 30ml of product each. They have been formulated to match the white and yellow tones used in the Audi Quattro Sport S1 cars sponsored by HB.
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Italeri: Truck scale model kit 1/24 scale - Volvo F16 Globetrotter Canvas with elevator - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Italeri Reference: 3945

We introduce the kit of the canvas cabin version of the Volvo F16, also featuring a lifting platform. The classic Italeri kit, with long chassis and a fully detailed engine, as well as a completely detailed cabin.
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LB Production: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - BMW 320i E46 Brinkmann Motorsport Team sponsored by Hasserder #11, 22 - Thomas Winkelhock, Ellen Lohr - DTC Deutsche Tourenwagen Cup 2001 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Nunu references PN24007 and NU-24007

LB Production Reference: LB-24034

Perhaps the German beer brand Hasserder is not easy to find in supermarkets, but thanks to its presence in competition, it is undoubtedly known by most fans around the world. The Brinkmann Motorsport team had its sponsorship for its Super Production category BMWs 320i, with which they participated in the German Touring Car Cup (DTC) in 2001. We love the yellow color of this decoration reproduced by LB Production, and which has the numbers for the two members of the team, including the famous German driver Ellen Lohr, as well as Thomas Winkelhock.
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Porsche Kremer 935 K2 Willeme Team sponsored by Gauloises #2 - Philippe "Davit" Bervoets - Turbowax Trophy 1980 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Beemax Model Kits references B24015, 105108 and aos10510

Reji Model Reference: REJI-341

In 1980, the Turbo Wax Trophy within the Coupes Benelux racing program at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit saw a Gauloises-sponsored Porsche 935 win the event. Reji has made the design of this version to fit the Beemax model of the 935 K2.
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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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Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Yamaha YZR-M1 sponsored by Gauloises - Moto GP World Championship 2004 - water slide decals and tobacco sponsor decals - for Tamiya reference TAM14098

Tabu Design Reference: TABU12008

Gauloises logos to decorate the model of the Yamaha YZR-M1 as it ran in various races in the 2004 season. The numbers that appear next to each of the decals correspond to those that they replace in the Tamiya kit instructions.
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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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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - MG Metro 6R4 sponsored by Sanyo #35 - Willie Rutherford + Bryan Harris - Lombard RAC Rally 1986 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Belkits references BEL015, BEL-015, BEL016 and BEL-016

Reji Model Reference: REJI-340

For participants in the British Rally Championship, the RAC rally is usually the culmination of the season, so it is normal to see many local participants entered, as is the case with this Sanyo-sponsored MG Metro, who after two wins in the local championship, did not have much luck in the world rally, leaving by accident in section 12. Reji allows us to make a different decoration from the Metro Gr.B with this decal sheet, and as it is a gravel rally, our Belkits model will hardly need modifications.
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Bad Wolf Miniatures: Figure 1/43 scale - Driver Celebrating 1 - 3D printed parts

Bad Wolf Miniatures Reference: BW43003

A modern racing driver, wearing a HANS device, celebrating victory with an elaborate pose. This figure is based upon Fernando Alonso's pose, having won the Japanese Grand Prix in 2006.
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Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Porsche 935 Turbo Martini Racing Team - World Championship for Makes 1976 - water slide decals - for Tamiya references TAM12023, BS1223 and TAM12057

Tabu Design Reference: TABU12089

Here are the logos of the sponsors not included in the re-editions of the Tamiya kit. You no longer have an excuse to leave your model without them!
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Reji Model: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - Speedline - resin parts and rubber parts - for Hasegawa references 20310, 20365, 20386 and hsg20386 - 4 units

Reji Model Reference: REJI-SP958

Set of four speedline rims and tarmac tires for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III / IV scale model kits. Assembled diameter measures 26.2mm by 9mm wide, and the rim diameter (standalone) measures 21mm.
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Reji Model: Rims 1/24 scale - Speedline 17 inches - 3D printed parts and water slide decals - for Nunu reference PN24009 - 5 units

Reji Model Reference: REJI-SP959

Tarmac Speedline rims for use on Nunu's kit of the Peugeot 306 Maxi. Each of the rims has a diameter of 21.4mm and a width of 14mm.
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Renaissance Models: Bonnet pins 1/18 scale - Bonnet pin for rally cars - photo-etched parts - 8 units

Renaissance Models Reference: 18ATTRAL

Set of eight bonnet fasteners like those used in rally cars, designed for 1/18 scale models.
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Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Peugeot 306 Maxi Evo II Peugeot Portugal Team #16 - Adruzilo Lopes + Luis Lisboa - TAP Portugal Rallye 1997 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology - for Nunu reference PN24009

Print Lab Decals Reference: PLB2-326362

Decoration for the Peugeot 306 Maxi during its participation in the Rally de Portugal in 1997 with Adruzilo Lopes and Lus Lisboa, where they finished in 10th position in the general classification.
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Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/4 McLaren Racing Limited Team sponsored by Marlboro #11, 12 - Ayrton Senna da Silva, Alain Prost - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1988 - water slide decals and tobacco sponsor decals - for Tamiya references TAM20022, TAM89719 and TAM92208

Tabu Design Reference: TABU20015B

Decal sheet with the complete decoration of the 1988 McLaren MP4/4 with all the logos used during the season, including those of the tobacco advertising that are not present in the most modern reissues of the Tamiya kit. It also includes interesting details such as decals to complete the decoration of the pilots' helmets, or the labels seen on the tread of new tires. This decal belongs to a limited edition of few units.
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Reji Model: Detail up set 1/24 scale - BMW 3,5 CSL - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Arii kit

Reji Model Reference: REJI-1009

The perfect complement for those lucky enough to own Arii's scale model of this beast of the 70's racetracks, the BMW 3.5 CSL. It includes the classic elements to improve the finish of the model, such as the grilles of the different air intakes, the bonnet closures, the towing eyes, the metallic emblems, the windshield wipers, and many more details.
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