Newsletter 470: King of the Hill

King of the Hill

King of the Hill
Bobby Unser might not be well known outside of North America, but he is quite a legend there. He won the USAC National Championships and CART in 1968 and 1974, and was runner-up in 1970, 1979 and 1980, and third in 1967, 1969, and 1975. He won the Indianapolis 500 Miles in 1968, 1975, and 1981, and finished second in 1974, third in 1969, fifth in 1979 and sixth in 1978. He won the Pocono 500 Miles in 1980 and the Ontario 500 Miles in 1974, 1976, 1979 and 1980. In the Indy he obtained a total of 35 scoring victories and 83 podiums, and he triumphed at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb thirteen times. He won the International Race of Champions in 1975, participated in the Formula 1 1968 Italian Grand Prix and the 1968 United States Grand Prix, took part in three NASCAR Grand National Series races between 1969 and 1973... and surely we have missed some other victories in this huge list. When he quit racing, Unser worked as a commentator for CART and NASCAR on the television NBC, ABC and ESPN networks.

At SpotModel you can find the decoration that Decalcas recreated for the Audi Quattro Sport S1 with which Bobby Unser won Pikes Peak climb in 1986. And if you want to have some serious creeps, don't miss the video summary of the climb :D

From SpotModel we want to pay this small tribute to the King of the Mountain, who left us a few days ago.

Bad Wolf Miniatures: Figure 1/43 scale - Driver despairing - George Russell - Formula 1 Rolex Sakhir Grand Prix 2020 - 3D printed parts

Reference: BW43016

Driver lying on the ground, hands over his face, looking desperate. It is based on the George Russell figure at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix. Includes the helmet and two Hans devices.
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Bad Wolf Miniatures: Figure 1/43 scale - Driver sitting - George Russell - Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Formula 1 2020 - 3D printed parts

Reference: BW43017

Driver sitting on the ground after finishing the race. It is based on the figure of George Russell at the 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
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Bad Wolf Miniatures: Figure 1/43 scale - Driver resting - Fernando Alonso - Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix 2020 - 3D printed parts

Reference: BW43018

Driver sitting in a chair resting while sunbathing. It is based on the figure of Fernando Alonso in the 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix. It includes the driver, the helmet, the saddle chair, and two Hans devices.
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StreetBlisters: Paint for airbrush - Renault Alpine A110 Blue Metallic - 1 x 30ml - for Reji Model references REJI-135 and REJI-253, or Studio27 references ST27-DC1030, ST27-DC1033 and ST27-DC1034, or Tamiya reference TAM24278

Reference: SB30-6033

Pre-thinned paint bottle ready for airbrush use, including 30ml of product. It has been formulated to match the Blue Metallic tone used in the Renault Alpine A110.
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Nunu: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Lancia Delta S4 Martini International Racing Team #3, 7, 9 - Henri Toivonen + Sergio Cresto - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1986 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: PN24030

FINALLY!!!!, the long-awaited plastic kit of the Lancia Delta S4. In addition to being a kit we all wished for, we were lucky enough to also get it with a detailed engine and interior, and a HUGE number of parts to make the assembly that it deserves. Essential for your shelf!!
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Nunu: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Lancia Delta S4 - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1986 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Beemax Model Kits references B24020, 09885 and 098851, or Nunu reference PN24030

Reference: NE24030

This fantastic detail set by Nunu includes several sheets of photo-etched parts with grids, panels, bonnet pins and other details, in addition to material and decals for recreating seatbelts, metal parts for recreating the antenna, and kevlar pattern decals for detailing the interior areas. Fantastic!!
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Nunu: Detail up set 1/24 scale - BMW M3 E30 Sport Evolution II sponsored by B-ing - Japan Touring Car Championship (JTCC) 1990 - photo-etched parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Nunu references PN24019 and PN-24019

Reference: NE24019

Photo-etched parts, antennas and seatbelt fabric, all for the BMW M3 E30 scale model kit by Beemax / Aoshima / Nunu / Platz. It can be used with any of the different track versions of the car, but it is not valid for rally versions.
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Tamiya: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Subaru Impreza WRC #5 - Richard Burns + Robert Reid - Tour de Corse 1999 - plastic parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: TAM24218

Impressive model by Tamiya of the Subaru that raced the 1999 World Rally Championship. Do not hesitate to buy at least one!
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StreetBlisters: Paint for airbrush - Ford Focus WRC 2002 Blue - 1 x 30ml

Reference: SB30-6048

Pre-thinned paint bottle ready for airbrush use, including 30ml of product. It has been formulated to match the blue tone used in the Ford Focus WRC 2002.
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StreetBlisters: Paint for airbrush - Sauber Mercedes C9 Silver - 1 x 30ml - for Hasegawa reference 20306, or Tamiya reference TAM24359

Reference: SB30-6049

Pre-thinned paint bottle ready for airbrush use, including 30ml of product. It has been formulated to match the silver tone used in the Sauber Mercedes C9.
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StreetBlisters: Paint for airbrush - Renault 5 Alpine Gitanes Blue - 1 x 30ml

Reference: SB30-6044

Pre-thinned paint bottle ready for airbrush use, including 30ml of product. It has been formulated to match the blue tone used in the Renault 5 Alpine Gitanes.
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StreetBlisters: Paints set for airbrush - Ford Focus WRC 2001 Martini Telefonica Movistar Blue - White - 2 x 30ml - for Renaissance Models references TK24-078 and TK24-078DS, or Tamiya reference TAM24241

Reference: SB30-6047

Pre-thinned paint bottle ready for airbrush use, including 30ml of product. It has been formulated to match the blue and white tones used in the Ford Focus WRC 2001 cars sponsored by Martini Telefonica Movistar.
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StreetBlisters: Paints set for airbrush - Ford Focus WRC 1999 Martini Red - White - 2 x 30ml - for Hasegawa references HACR27, 25027 and CR-27

Reference: SB30-6046

Pre-thinned paint bottle ready for airbrush use, including 30ml of product. It has been formulated to match the red and white tones used in the Ford Focus WRC 1999 cars sponsored by Martini.
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