Newsletter 473: Shizuoka 2021

Shizuoka  2021

Shizuoka 2021
The largest event for worldwide scale modeling manufacturers has been held in Shizuoka for no less than 59 years. This year has been a little strange due to the circumstances that are limiting us all, but that has not detracted anything from the event. So let's cut the introduction and let's go directly to what interests us... cars and motorcycles scale models!!!

Aoshima has announced the LB Works Lamborghini Huracan v.1 for which we are sure we will see interesting liveries (Mad Mike's, pretty please!!!). Hasegawa has presented ... ermmmmmm.... ummmmm.... nothing, let's move to the next booth. Ebbro showed the Lotus Ford 005 and the remix of the Lotus 33 Coventry Climax based on the Tamiya Lotus 25. And now it's Nunu's turn, with the Volvo S40 and Lotus 99t prototypes (in 1/12 scale!!!). We run to the Tamiya booth that presents the re-edition of the Sauber Mercedes C9 to which they added some photo-etched parts, as well as the re-edition of the BT44B in 1/12 scale, the re-edition of the Nissan Fairlady 240ZG, and the premiere of the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP Black. And I think we can go to the bar now... XD

The whole staff at SpotModel would have loved to attend, but we have been really busy building models... so it will have to be next year ;D

Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/12 scale - Aston Martin DBR1 David Brown Racing Dept. Team #4, 5, 6 - Stirling Moss + Jack Fairman , Roy Salvadori + Carroll Shelby, Maurice Trintignant + Paul Frere - 24 Hours Le Mans 1959 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: MFH-K782

Now that almost all of us fans know that Carroll Shelby won the 24 Hours of Le Mans before having to put aside his racing career and go on to manage teams full time, what better than being able to build the car at 1/12 scale with which he achieved such a feat, and with all the details and quality that MFH is capable of printing on its models? A marvelous model, made up of white metal parts, resin, photo-etched parts, turned metal, rubber tires, decals, and of course a wide variety of cables that allow the maximum representation of the original vehicle. Spectacular!
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Top Studio: Brakes 1/12 scale - Williams Renault FW14B - CNC metal parts, photo-etched parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, other materials and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM12029 - 4 units

Reference: TD23258

Set of parts for updating the brakes of the Williams Renault FW14B 1/12 scale model kit by Tamiya, manufactured with the absolute precision of Top Studio. In the product box you will find turned metal parts, photo-etched parts, a small decal sheet with the thermal stickers, machined metal parts, etc. Without a doubt it is an essential upgrade for your model.
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Top Studio: Detail up set 1/12 scale - Williams Renault FW14B - metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, water slide decals, other materials and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM12029

Reference: TD23276

Detailed set for the Tamiya 1/12 scale model kit of the Williams Renault FW14B. Includes metal and resin parts, photo-etched parts, decals, ... so you can update and detail the radiators and the ECUs.
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - McLaren Senna Lap of Gods #8 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24355, T24355 and TAM24355ST

Reference: ST27-DC1238

If the McLaren Senna XP is already a very special car, the Lap of Gods unit, which pays homage to Senna's victory at Donington Park with McLaren in extreme wet conditions, is even more so. There is only one! We don't talk about its best price, but what we can do is use the Studio27 set of decals with the blue, red and white motifs of the British flag to turn our carbon fiber model of the McLaren Senna XP into this version so special.
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Fiat 131 Abarth Rally sponsored by Alitalia #1, 3, 4, 5 - Markku Aln + Ilkka Kivimki, Walter Rhrl + Christian Geistdrfer, Bernard Darniche + Alain Mah - Acropolis rally, Portugal Rally - Vinho do Porto, Tour de Corse, Quebec Rally 1978 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM20013, TAM20015 and TAM20069

Reference: ST27-DC1239

Undoubtedly, the reissue of the Tamiya 1/20 scale model of the Fiat 131 Abarth has been great news, although we missed the mythical decorations sponsored by Alitalia, especially because of the many victories that the Fiat 131 Abarth achieved with those colors. For this reason, Studio27 has launched a decal sheet that allows you to choose between 4 of the most important rallies of the 1978 season where the 131 Abarth won: the Acropolis rally and the Quebec rally with Walter Rohrl at the wheel, with Alen in the Portugal rally and the Darniche rally in the Tour de Corse. Which one do you prefer?
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Fiat 131 Abarth Rally sponsored by Cinzano Olio Fiat #5 - Bernard Darniche + Alain Mah - Tour de Corse 1977 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM20013, TAM20015 and TAM20069

Reference: ST27-DC1240

Perfect decoration for the reissue of the Tamiya kit, or for the first editions of the kit, since it not only allows you to complete the version that won the TDC in the hands of Darniche, but also includes all the logos, even those that the reissue of Tamiya does not bring, like those of Cinzano or Pirelli. Now you can say that your model of the 131 Abarth by Olio Fiat is complete!
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SK Decals: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Mercedes AMG GT3 AKK ASP Team sponsored by MBtech #88 - Renger van der Zande + Felix Rosenqvist + Tristan Vautier - 24 Hours SPA Francorchamps 2016 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24345 and TAM24350

Reference: SK-24121

Complete decal sheet for the version of the Mercedes AMG GT3 that got the second position in the 2016 Spa 24 hours finishing on the same lap as the leader. In addition to the necessary decals for the bodywork, it also includes the necessary decals to detail the wheel set, with logos for rims and tires.
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SK Decals: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - BMW M8 GTE RLL Team #24, 25 - Augusto Farfus + Nick Catsburg + Jesse Krohn + John Edwards, Alexander Sims + Bill Auberlen + Connor De Phillippi + Philipp Eng - Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona 2018 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions - for Nunu references PN24010, NU-24010, PN24036 and NU-24036

Reference: SK-24125

During the tests prior to the race, Bobby Rahal's RLL team drove their two units of the BMW M8 GTE practically without sponsors, with a black bodywork, which revealed the carbon patterns of its different panels. S.K. Decals has prepared a set with two sheets of decals to fully reproduce this decoration that seems simple, but that is presented as quite a challenge. Do you dare to cover with fiber the huge BMW M8?
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/20 scale - Lotus Type 107 and 107B - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM20037 and TAM20038

Reference: ST27-FP2048

Complete your model with this set of photoetched parts. Add realism to your scale model front wing side panels, car bottom leading edges, wing mount, hood latches, and much more. And since the Goodyear logos are actually painted onto the rubber, why not do the same to scale with the stencil? Another touch of realism!
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Hasegawa: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Evolution III RalliArt Team sponsored by Windfield #7, 8 - Tommi Mkinen + Juha Repo, Richard Burns + Robert Reid - Catalunya Costa Dorada RACC Rally 1996 - paint masks, photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions, painting instructions and does NOT include tobacco sponsor decals

Reference: 20510

During the 1996 season, Mitsubishi used in some European rallies, such as Catalunya and San Remo, a specific decoration for the incorporation of sponsorship from the Windfield tobacco company. Hasegawa launches a new version of his kit of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III with the decoration used precisely in the Catalunya rally that year, although be careful, the tobacco decals are not included.
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Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Williams Renault FW14B sponsored by Camel, Courses Inc, Racing Service - water slide decals and tobacco sponsor decals - for Tamiya reference TAM12029

Reference: TABU12017R

As has been customary for a few years, many of our models do not include those corresponding to tobacco advertising on their decal sheets. as it happens with the Tamiya Williams FW14B at 1/12 scale. If you want to include Camel advertising in your model, this decal sheet will be more than useful. And so that nothing is missing, the logos of Courses Inc. and Racing Service are also included, messages that replace Camel's camel in some races, such as the 1992 Magny Cours,
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Studio27: Carbon fibre pattern decal set 1/24 scale - Sauber Mercedes C9 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24091, TAM24310 and TAM24359

Reference: ST27-CARBOND24030

In modern cars there are most parts in which different types of fibers and patterns are used for their manufacture. Studio27 offers us a set of decals with all the kevlar and carbon fiber patterns to use on the Tamiya Sauber Mercedes C9 models, with pre-cut patterns adapted to the different parts, both for the mechanical part, as well as for the interior and the bodywork. Essential!
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StreetBlisters: Primer - Primer gray 1K - 1 x 100ml - for Airbrush

Reference: SB100-001

Monolayer gray primer, pre-thinned for airbrush use, in 100ml bottle.
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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 - Renault 5 Turbo Phillips Blue - Red - 2 x 30ml

Reference: SB30-6043

Pre-thinned paint bottle ready for airbrush use, including 30ml of product. It has been formulated to match the blue and red tones used in the Renault 5 Turbo car sponsored by Falken Team.
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StreetBlisters: Paints set for airbrush - Renault 5 Turbo ELF Yellow - White - Black - 3 x 30ml - for Heller reference 80717, or Tamiya reference TAM24027

Reference: SB30-6042

Pre-thinned paint bottle ready for airbrush use, including 30ml of product. It has been formulated to match the yellow, white and black tones used in the Renault 5 Turbo car sponsored by ELF.
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StreetBlisters: Paints set for airbrush - Renault 5 Alpine Yellow - Red - Black - 3 x 30ml - for Italeri reference 3652

Reference: SB30-6041

Pre-thinned paint bottle ready for airbrush use, including 30ml of product. It has been formulated to match the yellow, red and black tones used in the Renault 5 car sponsored by Calberson.
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Ebbro: Model car kit 1/20 scale - Lotus Climax Type 33 Lotus Team #1, 4, 5, 6, 17, 23, 24 - Jim Clark, Mike Spence - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1965 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: EBR20027

Fantastic model of one of the most famous Formula 1 Lotus. It includes a detailed engine and gearbox, photo-etched parts for some of the grilles, turned parts for the intake trumpets, as well as metal springs for the rear shock absorbers. Although it appears in the image of the box, it does not include a pilot.
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Airfix: Model car kit 1/12 scale - Bentley 4.5L Blower Supercharged #8, 9 - 24 Hours Le Mans 1930 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals manufactured with digital technology, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: A20440V

Reedition of the Airfix scale model that saw the light in 1971 and has already been reissued by Airfix on several occasions and even by MPC. Includes exactly the same parts as the original edition, but with new decals.
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