Newsletter 456: No-Nuremberg 2021

No-Nuremberg 2021

No-Nuremberg 2021
Around this time of the year, some of us should be preparing the suitcase for flying to Nuremberg to attend the Toy Fair, a meeting point for the main manufacturers of plastic scale models where they reveal the novelties that will delight us during the year. But this year the suitcase will remain in the closet, since due to the pandemic the fair will not be held.

BUT... that does NOT mean there are no novelties... not at all!!! Each manufacturer has held their "own private toy fair" their own way, and they are presenting to the world the novelties they are preparing. And what do we know at the moment? Well, Tamiya reissues the Sauber Mercedes C9 winner of Le Mans in 1989, and they are preparing a Nissan Fairlady 240ZG in 1/24 scale with "all open", in addition to the already announced McLaren Senna. Not bad, but it feels a little bit short...

The next one on the list to "sing" their novelties has been Italeri, basically reeditions of old Esci, Revell and Protar molds, from which stands out in 1/24 scale the Group 5 BMW 320, the street version of the BMW M1, and the GORGEOUS and huge Bugatti Coupe Napoleon; in 1/12 scale we will finally see the MP4/2C, and in 1/9 scale the Suzuki RG 500 XR27 and the KTM MC5 250. Yaayyyyy.... our legs are shaking with emotion!!!! :)

In the absence of the Toy Fair, we will remember the Black Forest having a "currywurst" (typical German sausage) with a Weissbier (typical German beer) at some place near the SpotModel headquarters... :D

Tamiya: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Sauber Mercedes C9 #61, 62, 63 - Mauro Baldi + Gianfranco Brancatelli + Kenneth 'Kenny' Acheson, Jean-Pierre Jabouille + Jean-Louis Schlesser + Alain Cudini, Jochen Mass + Manuel Reuter + Stanley Dickens - 24 Hours Le Mans 1989 - paint masks, photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: TAM24359

New reissue of the fantastic Tamiya model kit, available for a limited time. It includes a fully detailed engine, as well as the cabin and the front damping system. Photo-etched parts have been added with intercooler grilles, harnesses, etc. The decals include the three numbers that competed at Le Mans, and have been printed by Cartograf.
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Tamiya: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Nissan Fairlady 240ZG - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: TAM24360

Tamiya reproductions of Japanese classics were missed, but the appearance of the Nissan 24ZG certainly makes up for it. The approach used by Tamiya for the chrome frames of the windows and windows is curious, being as independent pieces instead of molded on the body itself, and they also like the metallic transfers of other chromed parts of the model. But what we also really like is that the in-line 6-cylinder engine can be mounted and displayed in great detail. A very complete model!
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Italeri: Model truck kit 1/24 scale - Scania 143M 500 6x2 Canvas - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: 3955

We introduce the kit of the canvas cabin version of the Scania 143M 500 6x2. The classic Italeri kit, with long chassis and a fully detailed engine, as well as a completely detailed cabin.
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Italeri: Model car kit 1/24 scale - BMW M1 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: 3627

Finally the re-edition of this classic Esci kit, already previously edited by Revell, now with decals printed in Italy by Cartograf . The kit includes the whole detailed engine as well as a fresh set of decals.
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Italeri: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Willys Jeep MB 1941 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: 3635

Reedition of this Italeri classic to commemorate the 80th anniversary of this classic car, now with new decals featuring six different possible decorations. The model includes injected plastic tires as well as rubber tires.
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Italeri: Model bike kit 1/9 scale - Suzuki RG500 XR27 Heron Team sponsored by Forward Trust #7 - Barry Sheene - Motorcycle World Championship 1978 - metal parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: 4644

Italieri surprises us with the kit of one of the most successful motorcycles in the 500 cc category, with 50 victories in total. A very complete kit, with a detailed engine and rubber parts, such as the saddle or the handlebar knobs. The decals allow to make the version with which Barry Sheene was proclaimed runner-up in the world in 1978.
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Italeri: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Toyota Land Cruiser BJ-44 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: 3630

Reedition of the classic ESCI kit, this time with new decals. Includes parts for recreating either the hard top or the fabric top version.
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Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Audi Quattro Rally Audi Sport Team #12 - Michele Mouton + Fabrizia Pons - Portugal Rally - Vinho do Porto 1981 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology - for Italeri references 3642, IT3642 and 03642, or Revell references REV07246 and 85-7246

Reference: PLB2-336031

Decoration for the Audi Quattro Rally during its participation in the Rally de Portugal, back in 1981, with the very young Michele Mouton and her colleague Fabrizia Pons at the controls. They finished the test in fourth position, which is not a small thing to say. The decals can be used in either the Esci kit or in any of the subsequent reeditions by Italeri and Revell.
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