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: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Willys Jeep MB 1941 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Italeri 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: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Porsche 911 930 Turbo sponsored by Meccarillos #37 - Claude Haldi + Bernard Sandoz - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1979 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE1141

Sponsored by Meccarillos, this Porsche 930 Turbo competed in the Monte Carlo Rally in 1979 in the hands of Haldi and Sandoz. A complete resin kit with an extensive sheet of photo-etched parts, and which includes such characteristic details of Montecarlo as the auxiliary lights used in the night sections.
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model 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

Arena Modelli 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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SK Decals: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford Mustang GT4 KohR Motorsports Team sponsored by Kadima #59 - Joey Atterbury + Jack Roush Jr. - Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge - Lime Rock 2018 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM24354

SK Decals Reference: SK-24116

The appearance of the Tamiya kit of the Ford Mustang GT4 has encouraged several manufacturers to design a multitude of liveries used by the different teams that have used this vehicle, each one more spectacular. This one sponsored by Kadima, with different references to the American flag, and with two large green five-pointed stars, we liked it a lot, recalling the decorations of some fighters... perhaps that is why the suggestive doll on the rear bumper, which comes in a little decal supplement?
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SK Decals: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford Mustang GT4 KohR Motorsports Team sponsored by Roush Scudo #60 - Kyle Marcelli + Nate Stacy - Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge - Mosport 2018 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM24354

SK Decals Reference: SK-24117

A decoration that cannot hide its American origin, with the flag occupying the roof of the car and the lateral star of the sponsor SCUDO being the great protagonist of the sides, but what we liked a lot, like the decoration of the sister car of the team with the number #59, it is the decal of the doll on the rear bumper, in the purest style of the American army planes. Will it serve to avoid touching it from behind other participants?
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SK Decals: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Audi R8 LMS GT3 Phoenix Racing Asia Team sponsored by Aape #48 - Edoardo Mortara - Asian Audi R8 LMS Cup Sepang 2016 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions - for Nunu references PN24004, NU-24004, PN24004, NUNPN24004, PN24024, PN-24024, PN24028 and NU24028

SK Decals Reference: SK-24135

Decoration for the Audi R8 LMS GT3 by Nunu during its participation in the 2016 Asian Audi R8 LMS Cup race held at the Sepang Circuit. The Sepang round was the third event of the championship, and it was the debut of a Mortara that achieved the best time in Superpole, demonstrating his class as a driver. A beautiful camouflage type decoration in blue tones, recreated with great style by SK Decals.
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Tameo Kits: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Alfa Romeo 179C sponsored by Marlboro #22, 23 - Bruno Giacomelli, Mario Andretti - Las Vegas Formula 1 Grand Prix 1981 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions, painting instructions and tobacco sponsor decals

Tameo Kits Reference: SLK132

Tameo brings us the car from the race where Bruno Giacomelli got his first and only podium in Formula 1. Good place Las Vegas to get lucky! Made in Tameo's usual high-quality white metal casting, with various photo-etched sheets for the rims, suspension wishbones, body side panels with tails, spoilers and other mechanical parts. The decals, as usual, are printed by Cartograf , and include tobacco advertising.
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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

Scale Motorsport 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

Decalcas 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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Hasegawa: Figure 1/12 scale - Hostess - resin parts and assembly instructions

Hasegawa Reference: 52297

Female figure of a stylized hostess, made of resin, which, like other Hasegawa figures, has been designed and created by the prestigious Japanese modeller Satoshi Tsujimura. When assembled, the figure stands approximately 153mm tall. It's so nice to be received!
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Hasegawa: Figure 1/12 scale - Girls Rider Vol.2 - resin parts and assembly instructions

Hasegawa Reference: 52304

Figure of a stylized biker, made of resin, which has been created by the prestigious Japanese modeler Satoshi Tsujimura. Once assembled, the figure stands approximately 153mm tall. Let's hope it doesn't take too many eyes off the bike!
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/4 McLaren Racing Limited Team sponsored by Marlboro #11, 12 - Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna da Silva, Emanuele Pirro - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1988 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Tamiya references TAM20022, TAM89719 and TAM92208

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D375

Decals newly designed to replace those of the McLaren Honda MP4/4 Tamiya kit in 1/20 scale. One of the most relevant aspects is that it includes tobacco advertising, not present in some of the versions of the kit, and as a curious fact for fans of the Italian driver, the names of the test driver, Emanuele Pirro, are included.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Porsche 936/77 Martini Racing Porsche System Team #3, 4, 7 - Jacques Bernard 'Jacky' Ickx + Henri Pescarolo, Jrgen Barth + Hurley Haywood, Peter Gregg + Reinhold Jst + Hurley Haywood - 24 Hours Le Mans 1977 and 1978 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM24004

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D382

Decoration for the Porsche 936/77 in its participation in the 1977 24 Hours of Le Mans, where car number #4 won, and in 1978 as the team's third vehicle, which did not prevent it from finishing in a meritorious third position. This decal sheet is designed to replace the one on 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

Shunko Models 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, NU-24033 and PN24041

Ukrainian Scale Cars Production 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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KMP Kool Models Production: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - Speedline for Lancia Delta HF 1992 - 3D printed parts - 5 units

KMP Kool Models Production Reference: KMP-TK24004

Set of 17" Speedline rims with the design used by many Lancia Delta HF Integrale Gr.A, such as the official Martini during the 1992 season. As a specific feature of its design, the outer cooling holes of the rim are round. Two front wheel cooling vents are included in the kit and are ideal to combine with the KMP-TK24152 tarmac conversion kit.
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Italeri: Motorbike scale model kit 1/9 scale - Suzuki RG500 XR27 Heron Team sponsored by Forward Trust #7 - Barry Sheene - Motorcycle World Championship 1978 - metal parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Italeri Reference: 4644

Italieri surprises us with the kit of one of the most successful motorcycles in the 500 cc category, with 50 victories in total. A very complete kit, with a detailed engine and rubber parts, such as the saddle or the handlebar knobs. The decals allow to make the version with which Barry Sheene was proclaimed runner-up in the world in 1978.
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LB Production: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Toyota GT86 Toyota Europe Team sponsored by Castrol #36 - Goodwood Moving Motor Show 2015 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM24323

LB Production Reference: LB-24040

Decal sheet to recreate one of the tribute decorations that Toyota used in different units of the Toyota GT86 at the Goodwood Festival, recalling those used, for example, in the Clica of the World Rally Championship or the Supra GT500 of the JGTC. This LB Production decal sheet has been designed to be used on both the Aoshima and Tamiya kits of the Toyota 86.
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