Newsletter 491: Highlight Model Studio

Highlight Model Studio

Highlight Model Studio
This Finnish manufacturer of photo-etched parts, which focuses mainly on designing and producing references for VW Beetle lovers, has launched three new references. In case someone does not know it yet, Highlight Model Studio offers a catalog of high quality parts to improve your 1/24 scale model cars and all of them are incredibly cool!!! :D

The first novelty is a set of ratchets to tie your models to a trailer (for instance), and includes photoetched parts and tape to simulate the fabric. The second is a set of pedals that includes 4 different configurations, made in 0.2 mm thick photo-etch. And the third and for us the most striking, is the upholstery of a bomber seat for the VW Beetle, also made in a really cool photo-etching!!!

Take a look at their products at SpotModel, some will surely surprise you very pleasantly. ;)

SpotModel and Highlight Model Studio taking care of every last detail in your models!!!

Highlight Model Studio: Detail 1/24 scale - Ratchet straps - Type 2 - photo-etched parts, seatbelt fabric and other materials - 2 units

Reference: HME-061

Photo-etched parts for building two ratchets, perfect for decorating and giving more realism to your dioramas on 1/24 and 1/25 scales.
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Highlight Model Studio: Detail 1/24 scale - Pedal set - Type 2 - photo-etched parts

Reference: HME-062

Pedals of assorted types and sizes, perfect for your 1/24 scale car models. It includes a total of four sets of three pedals each, made of 0.2 mm thick metal.
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Highlight Model Studio: Seat 1/24 scale - Bomber upholstery - photo-etched parts - for Highlight Model Studio reference HME-028 - 2 units

Reference: HME-063

Photo-etched parts sheet for recreating two Bomber type seats. It is perfect to give a touch of style to your VW Beetle scale models. The set only includes the upholstery, it does NOT include the seat.
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Decalcas: Hose joints 1/12 scale - 1.2mm Hose joints set 3 - resin parts and other materials - 14+14+28+42+14+14+14+1 units

Reference: DCL-PAR048

Pneumatic fittings for detailing the brake, cooling, fuel, and hydraulic systems of your scale models in various scales (1/12, 1/24, 1/20 ...). Made with the usual precision and realism of Decalcas, parts with different turning angles of the tube are included so that they can be perfectly adapted to any system you want to reproduce. The nut of the fitting assembly is 1.2mm wide, including resin parts and one meter of braided nylon tubing that can be painted in any other color if needed. It is recommended to combine it with the Decalcas DCL-PAR046 and DCL-PAR047 fitting sets for detailing hydraulic systems.
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Decalcas: Decals 1/24 scale - Kevlar - type 1 - Medium Size - water slide decals

Reference: DCL-PAT002

Type 1 kevlar texture decal in medium size. This type of kevlar, with a slightly greenish appearance, imitates the real-world "Plain Weave 3k Carbon Kevlar" fabric used in the light parts of competition vehicles. It is perfectly valid for use in scale models 1/12, 1/20 and 1/24. The decal has been printed by Cartograf with the latest and most modern decal manufacturing technology to achieve a definition and detail in the pattern never seen before.
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Decalcas: Decals 1/24 scale - Kevlar - type 3 - Medium Size - water slide decals

Reference: DCL-PAT004

Type 3 kevlar texture decal in medium size. This type of kevlar, with a black and yellow appearance, imitates the real-world "Hybrid Plain Weave Carbon Kevlar" fabric used in the light parts of competition vehicles. It is perfectly valid for use in scale models 1/12, 1/20 and 1/24. The decal has been printed by Cartograf with the latest and most modern decal manufacturing technology to achieve a definition and detail in the pattern never seen before.
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Decalcas: Decals 1/24 scale - Kevlar - type 5 - Medium Size - water slide decals

Reference: DCL-PAT006

Type 5 kevlar texture decal in medium size. This type of kevlar, with yellow and black appearance, imitates the real-world "Hybrid Plain Weave 3K Carbon Kevlar" fabric used in the light parts of competition vehicles. It is perfectly valid for use in scale models 1/12, 1/20 and 1/24. The decal has been printed by Cartograf with the latest and most modern decal manufacturing technology to achieve a definition and detail in the pattern never seen before.
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Decalcas: Decals 1/24 scale - Kevlar - type 6 - Medium Size - water slide decals

Reference: DCL-PAT007

Type 6 kevlar texture decal in medium size. This type of kevlar, with yellow and black appearance, imitates the real-world "Hybrid Twill Weave Carbon Kevlar" fabric used in the light parts of competition vehicles. It is perfectly valid for use in scale models 1/12, 1/20 and 1/24. The decal has been printed by Cartograf with the latest and most modern decal manufacturing technology to achieve a definition and detail in the pattern never seen before.
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Komakai: Reference / walkaround book - Audi Quattro Rally - for Tamiya reference TAM24036

Reference: KOM-FG022

New issue of the Komakai "Fast Guides" series, this time focused on the Audi Quattro Rally, with a total of 32 full-color A5 pages. It is the perfect reference book for assembling the Tamiya kit.
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Hasegawa: Model car kit 1/24 scale - BMW 2002 ti #26 - Claude Ballot-Lna + Jean-Claude Mornas - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1971 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: 20540

A true BMW classic, the 2002 ti model. The model has a very good exploded view, it is assembled very easily, and the detail of the pieces is magnificent. Includes decals to make the car that won the Monte Carlo in the 1/5 class in 1971. This new edition also includes new additional parts, such as the front auxiliary lights. Kit also comes with a metal inlet for the "2002 ti" emblem.
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Hasegawa: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Subaru Impreza WRX 555 Subaru World Rally Team sponsored by Repsol #5 - Carlos Sainz + Luis Moya - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1995 - metal parts, paint masks, photo-etched parts, plastic parts, resin parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: 51151

Special series of the Subaru Impreza Gr.A Hasegawa kit to reproduce the winning car of the 1995 Montecarlo Rally with Carlos Sainz at the wheel, but to which metal, resin and photo-etched parts have been added to complete the version of asphalt with their corresponding brakes, bearings, rims, tires and correct suspensions. In total, the model includes a total of 149 pieces.
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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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Marco Moto Design: Hobby tool 1/12 scale - MotoJig 2021 Premium - metal parts and other materials

Reference: MOTOJIG-2021-PREMIUM

A building jig specifically conceived and designed for assisting you during the assembly of your 1/12 scale motorcycles, helping you to keep the symmetries and parallels, and facilitating the manipulation during the whole assembly. A fantastic tool without any doubts, even more in its updated 2021 premium version, now featuring carbon and aluminium parts.
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Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/12 scale - Ferrari 312T3 Scuderia Ferrari Team #12, 11 - Gilles Villeneuve, Carlos Reutemann - USA West Long Beach Formula 1 Grand Prix 1978 - CNC metal parts, metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: MFH-K794

Incredible model of one of the last Formula 1 Ferraris with the twelve-cylinder boxer engine, faithfully reproduced down to the last detail. The air channels of the brakes and the covers of the engine intake trumpets are reproduced in semi-transparent resin that faithfully imitates the finish of the real parts. Main body of the chassis and body in high quality resin for a perfect fit, keeping the white metal for most of the mechanical parts and interior of the passenger compartment. And as usual, everything completed with tubes, cables, turned parts... and a manual that is already a work of art in itself.
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SpotModel: Drill bit - Twist drills set 0.5mm to 3.0mm - other materials - 26 units

Reference: SPOT-021

Set of steel bits measuring from 0.5mm to 3.0mm. Absolutely essential!!!!
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SpotModel: Drill bit - Twist drills set 0.3mm to 1.6mm - 20 units

Reference: SPOT-022

Set of 20 steel bits measuring from 0.3mm to 1.6mm. Absolutely essential!!!!
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/20 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/5 McLaren Racing Limited Team sponsored by Marlboro Shell #1, 2 - Ayrton Senna da Silva, Alain Prost - Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix 1989 - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and does NOT include tobacco sponsor decals

Reference: FJ091938

Connoisseurs of the matter have always said that the MP4/5 was the most charismatic F1 that Senna drove. Fujimi has made the MP4/5 a very elegant kit with a very careful exploded view and a detailed engine. Beware, the Marlboro advertising does not come on the model.
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Fujimi: Figures set 1/24 scale - Mechanics - plastic parts and assembly instructions

Reference: FJ116624

Set of four mechanical figures in different positions to decorate your models and complement your 1/24 scale dioramas.
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Volkswagen Golf R32 - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: FJ123288

Although the GTI already existed in the Golf range as a reference, Volkswagen thought that it was not enough, and brought out a more radical, powerful and exclusive version with a 3.2-liter V6-cylinder engine. The R32 was born. In its second generation, it increased its power to reach 250 hp, and unlike the GTI, it had an all-wheel drive system . The latter is the model that Fujimi has successfully recreated in this kit, with its beautiful multi-spoke rims, wraparound seats, optics with interior volume, and even a set of masks to be able to paint the glass frames.
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/24 scale - De Tomaso Pantera GTS - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: FJ125534

What suggestive designs have the Italian supercars of the 80s! Lamborghini, Maserati, Ferrari... and de Tomaso, with its aggressive and unmistakable Pantera. Fujimi brings us a model without too many complications, focusing on the body and the interior, to complete the GTS version of this legendary model. The body measures 175mm long, 75mm wide, and 103mm wheelbase (distance between axles).
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Ford GT40 Mk II #3, 6 - Dan Gurney + Jerry Grant, Lucien Bianchi + Mario Andretti - 24 Hours Le Mans 1966 - photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: FJ126067

Recently reedited by Fujimi in a time-limited run. The kit features a photoetched parts sheet for the back grid, harness buckles, vertical planes for the bonnet, and bonnet pins. It does not include a detailed engine.
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Volkswagen Golf Mk I GTI - plastic parts, rubber parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: FJ126098

One of Volkswagen most iconic models in one of its most coveted versions, the GTI, now materialized by Fujimi in the shape of a quick build kit.
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Porsche 917K sponsored by Gulf #20 - Joseph 'Jo' Siffert + Brian Redman - 24 Hours Le Mans 1970 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: FJ126135

One of the most iconic Le Mans cars, the Porsche 917, finally reedited by Fujimi using the Gulf decoration during 1970. Without any doubts, this is one the classics and most renowned kits of the brand, and every proper scale modeler should built at least one in a lifetime. This kit does not include a detailed engine.
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Porsche 911 930 Turbo 1985 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: FJ126593

Re-edition of the fantastic kit of the Porsche 911 turbo from the Fujimi Enthusiast series. Essential for all scale modellers who love legendary sport cars.
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