Newsletter 475: Superturrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrbo

Superturrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrbo

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By the end of the 20s of the last century, Bentley engineers created a 4500cc engine and planted it in all the 720 units of their newest car model. And as if that weren't enough, 55 of those units get also a turbocharger. And as if it wasn't a big deal, one of these is taken to race at Le Mans. And what happened? Well, not much, only that it won the race...

Many years pass until Airfix converts in 1971 the Bentley 4.5L Blower Supercharged that won Le Mans in 1928 into an interesting 1/12 scale model, which has been reissued on several occasions and which we are now lucky to have on the shelves again.

The kit includes decals printed by Cartograf and is full of nice details despite the age of the molds. A straight-from-the-box assembly that with very few self-made parts undoubtedly translates into a really interesting and essential build in your showcase.

Will any manufacturer release new parts for both the 1/12 scale reedition and/or the 1/24 version? At the moment we only know that Number Five has already gone ahead by offering us the color tone to paint the Bentley 4.5L Blower Supercharged.

And if we put a turbo to the SpotModel website... could we win at Le Mans? :)

Airfix: Model car kit 1/12 scale - Bentley 4.5L Blower Supercharged #8 - 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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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Blower Supercharged Green - 1 x 30ml - for Airfix reference A20440V, or Heller reference 80722, or Revell references REV07007 and 80-7007

Reference: N5-C034

The dark green color tone used by Bentley on the famous 1930 Bentley 4.5L Blower Supercharged. It is the perfect paint to use with the Airfix, Heller and Revell scale model kits.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - 996 GT3 Yellow - 1 x 30ml - for Tamiya reference TAM24229

Reference: N5-C032

Yellow color tone used by Porsche on the 996 GT3. It is the perfect color to use with the Tamiya scale model.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Panigale Red - 1 x 30ml - for Tamiya references TAM14129 and TAM14132

Reference: N5-C033

Intense red color tone used by Ducati in their different Panigale models. It's the perfect color to use with the Tamiya scale models.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Golf VR6 Silver - 1 x 30ml - for Fujimi references FJ12093 and 120935

Reference: N5-C035

Silver color tone used in the Volkswagen Golf VR6. This color has been specifically formulated for the Fujimi scale models.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - E-Type Green - 1 x 30ml - for Revell references REV07668 and REV07687

Reference: N5-C037

Dark green color tone used in the different versions of the Jaguar E-type. It has been specifically formulated for the Revell scale model.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Murcielago Orange - 1 x 30ml - for Aoshima references 007068, 07068, 007082, AOSH-007082 and 00708, or Fujimi references FJ037899, IDSP-73, FJ121963, RS-36, FJ12200, FJ122007, RS-55, FJ12202, FJ122588, FJ125886 and RS-75

Reference: N5-C038

Vivid orange paint tone like the one used by Lamborghini in the different versions of the Murcielago. It has been formulated to be used on both the Aoshima and Fujimi scale models.
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Blue Stuff: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Honda NSR500 sponsored by HRC-Moriwaki #54 - Shunji Yatsushiro - Motorcycle World Championship 1986 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM14099

Reference: 12-012

Decoration of Sunji Yathushiro's Honda NSR500 during the 1986 World Championship, with which he achieved 7 points and position 13th at the end of the season.
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Blue Stuff: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Honda RC213V sponsored by HRC #27, 93 - Casey Stoner, Marc Mrquez - Test HRC Motegi, Test HRC Sepang 2014 and 2015 - resin parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM14130

Reference: 12-010

Decoration of the bike ridden by Stoner and Marquez during the tests performed by the HRC team at Motegui and Sepang circuits in 2014 and 2015, designed to be used with your Tamiya model of the Honda RC213V.
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Czech Truck Model: Detail up set 1/25 scale - Mack Cruiseliner - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions

Reference: CTM045

Basic detailing set for the Mack Cruiseliner, including the front grille, exhaust heat shield grille, windshield wipers, door handles, etc. It has been designed for use with AMT and Matchbox scale models.
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Czech Truck Model: Detail 1/24 scale - Tee fittings for air lines - resin parts - 8+8+8+8 units

Reference: CTM24233

"T" type compressed air connectors made in resin, served in 4 different dimensions: 1.0, 0.8, 0.5 and 0.3 mm. You can use them in both trucks and racing cars.
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Czech Truck Model: Detail 1/24 scale - Elbow fittings for air lines - resin parts - 10+12+12+12 units

Reference: CTM24232

Compressed air "L" type connectors made in resin, served in 4 different dimensions: 1.0, 0.8, 0.5 and 0.3 mm. You can use them in both trucks and racing cars.
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Czech Truck Model: Detail 1/24 scale - Straight fittings for air lines - resin parts - 8+8+8+8 units

Reference: CTM24231

Straight connectors made in resin, served in 4 different dimensions: 1.0, 0.8, 0.5 and 0.3 mm. You can use them in both trucks and racing cars.
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Czech Truck Model: Detail 1/24 scale - Universal air valve set - resin parts - 8 units

Reference: CTM24230

12-piece set to build 8 universal compressed air valves for truck brake systems.
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Italeri: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Volvo 760 GLE - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: 3623

Reissue of the veteran Italeri mold, which was already reissued at the time by both Revell and Testors. These are the same molds, injected again, and with freshly printed decals.
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Lamborghini Veneno - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: FJ125923

An advanced version of the Lamborghini Veneno kit by Fujimi, now including a fully exploded and detailed engine. For top level scale modelers only.
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Marco Moto Design: Hobby tool 1/12 scale - MotoJig 2021 - 3D printed parts and metal parts

Reference: MOTOJIG-2021

Specifically conceived and designed building jig for assisting you during the assembly of your 1/12 scale motorcycles. It will help you keeping symmetries and parallels, facilitating the manipulation during the whole assembly. A fantastic tool without any doubts, even more in its updated 2021 version including metal and 3D printed parts.
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Scale Production: Engine 1/24 scale - Ford Escort RS1600 Mk I BDA - resin parts - for Belkits references BEL006, BEL-006, BEL007 and BEL-007

Reference: SPTK24057-1

Ford BDA engine and bonet to be used in Belkits Ford Escort RS1600 Mk I scale models, including engine bay.
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Scale Production: Engine 1/24 scale - Ford Escort RS1600 Mk I Twin Cam - resin parts - for Belkits references BEL006, BEL-006, BEL007 and BEL-007

Reference: SPTK24057-2

Ford Twin Cam engine and bonet to be used in Belkits Ford Escort RS1600 Mk I scale models, including engine bay.
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