Newsletter 497: The beauty of simplicity

The beauty of simplicity

The beauty of simplicity
Cars are constantly evolving and today they are complex works of mechanical and electronic engineering, but this has not always been the case. We've all heard about the Jeep Willys MB, amazing in its simplicity and functionality. This vehicle has been used extensively as a military off-road vehicle and as such it had to meet strict requirements in terms of reliability, functionality and practicality.

It should also be easily and quickly repaired by a small military team. Proof of this, and just like as if it were a scale model, in this video we can watch how just eight men completely disassemble a Jeep in just a little bit over one minute: first they remove the hood and right after that the radiator. They unscrew a few bolts and just a few seconds later the body is separated from the chassis. After about 30 seconds from the start, the Jeep already has both axles removed and before even a minute has passed, this military team has also removed the engine. Apparently, this team is capable of disassembling and reassembling the Jeep in 2 minutes and 39 seconds.

Now, would these lads be able to assemble in that same amount of time the new Italeri model of the Jeep Willys MB in 1/24 scale that you already have available at SpotModel? XD

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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Arena Modelli: Model car kit 1/43 scale - Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0 #179 - Rallye Criterium de Touraine 1977 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: ARE1145

The strong French driver Roussely, paired with Berguet, won the Touraine rally in 1977. The car showed up at the start not yet completely painted but this did not prevent it from demonstrating the its capacity.
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Scale Motorsport: Detail up set 1/12 scale - Porsche 935 Turbo - CNC metal parts, photo-etched parts, turned metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions - for Tamiya references TAM12023, BS1223, TAM12038 and TAM12057

Reference: 935SDK

We are really pleased to announce the relaunch of the Super Detail Kit for the Porsche 935 Turbo designed for the 1/12 scale Tamiya Porsche 935 kit. If you missed the original when it was released in 2003 and have been wishing for a second chance ever since, your wish has just come true! All the amazing original 184 turned aluminum components, hundreds of photo-etched parts, tubes and hoses, 14 page illustrated assembly manual, .... It also includes access to digital cloud contents of the pictures originally provided on the " Up Close and Mechanical CD" (highly detailed images of the real car taken while it was restored by Gunnar Racing).
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Decalcas: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Ford GT - 24 Hours Le Mans 2017 - 3D printed parts, resin parts and assembly instructions - for Revell references REV07041 and 85-4418

Reference: DCL-PAR055

Set of resin parts to be used on the 1/24 scale Ford GT Le Mans kit by Revell, for improving the less detailed areas of the original model such as rear diffuser, fuel inlets, compressed air intake, steering wheel, etc. All parts have been computer designed with last generation 3D software.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Porsche 936/77 Martini International Racing Team #3, 4, 7 - 24 Hours Le Mans 1977 and 1978 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM24004

Reference: SHK-D382

Decoration for the Porsche 936/77 in its participation in 1978 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This decal is designed for replacing the ones included in your old Tamiya kit.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Porsche 936/78 Martini International Racing Team #5, 6 - 24 Hours Le Mans 1978 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM24012

Reference: SHK-D383

Decoration for the Porsche 936/78 in its participation in 1978 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This decal is designed for replacing the ones included in your old Tamiya kit.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/7 McLaren Racing Limited Team sponsored by Marlboro #1, 2 - Ayrton Senna da Silva, Gerhard Berger - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1992 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Tamiya references TAM20035 and TAM25171

Reference: SHK-D427

High quality decals made in Japan. These decals belong to a limited series, so they will be available for a short time. They have been designed to replace the original Tamiya decals of the McLaren Honda MP4/7 kit. Of course, it also includes the decals with the Marlboro sponsor missing on the original decal sheet of the model.
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Ukrainian Scale Cars Production: Transkit 1/24 scale - BMW 320i e46 Street Version - resin parts, water slide decals manufactured with digital technology and assembly instructions - for Nunu references PN24007, NU-24007, PN24033 and NU-24033

Reference: 24T045

Resin parts to recreate the interior of the street version of the BMW 320i e46. Includes parts for both the automatic and manual gearbox versions, different multimaterial options, and dashboard decals for both the M3 version and the standard version.
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