Newsletter 508: Virtual Nuremberg 2022

Virtual Nuremberg 2022

Virtual Nuremberg 2022
Since more than 70 years ago, the Toy Fair is held every year at Nuremberg, where plastic scale model makers present their novelties. It was not possible to hold it this year, the fair was canceled a few weeks ago, so some manufacturers have held a kind of Virtual Fair to present their products.

The one that gave most information has been Revell, which announced several reeditions and some other new things. For instance, coming from the American market, the 1971 Oldsmobile 442 Coupe, the 1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351 and the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS are reedited. In addition, several European machines in different scales such as the Volkswagen T3 Bus and the T1 panel, the Audi e-tron GT (in "easy kit" format), the BMW Isetta sponsored by Coca-Cola, another version of the 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 or the Porsche 917K winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970 (which to our eyes it looks exactly as if it actually was the Fujimi kit).

The one thing that keeps us scratching our heads, particularly the boss, is that the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am has been announced in 1/8 scale, which smells like a reedition of the Monogram model for which some brave fellow modelers ask more than 1000 euros second hand. One way or another, the boss wants two of them... :D

Here at the SpotModel newsletter we will keep on telling you the latest news right on time. Of course!! :)

Revell: Model car kit 1/25 scale - Oldsmobile 442 Coupe 1971 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: REV07695

Finally in scale model, Oldsmobile's contribution to the era of the incredible American Muscle Cars of the 70s! The 442 Coup of 1971 had a V8 engine of no less than 7.5 liters, a real outrage if we compare them with current engines. Revell has reproduced this model at 1/24 scale, with a fully detailed engine, decals to reproduce the wooden details of the dashboard, and many other details that will delight lovers of these asphalt beasts.
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Revell: Model car kit 1/16 scale - BMW Isetta sponsored by Coca-Cola - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: REV07707

Reedition of the classic BMW Isetta by Revell in 1/16 scale, this time with Cola Cola advertising.
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Revell: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Shelby Cobra 427 sponsored by Gulf #5, 98 1965 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: REV07708

The Shelby Cobra 427 is one of those cars that has reached the rank of myth in its own right, mainly because of its V8 engine which, combined with the lightness of the car, allowed this beast designed by Carroll Shelby to go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4 seconds. Revell has reproduced this model, including the tubular frame and engine, and given it a very special and recognizable livery, the legendary light blue and orange of sponsor Gulf Oil. What suits you?
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Revell: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Porsche 917K Porsche Salzburg Team sponsored by Shell #23 - Hans Herrmann + Richard Attwood - 24 Hours Le Mans 1970 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: REV07709

Another option to make the model of the Porsche 917X, in this case manufactured by Revell based on the Fujimi model. The decoration chosen, that of Porsche's first overall victory in the 24 hours of Le Mans, achieved in the 1970 edition. As with the Fujimi model, this kit does not include among its parts those necessary to reproduce the complete engine.
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Revell: Model car kit 1/8 scale - Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 1979 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: REV07710

Big, big, but very big! The possibilities to detail this model are endless, and if not, to enjoy it once assembled with all its details. Of course, we will have to find a hole. The kit includes 154 parts, a detailed engine, as well as the rest of the mechanical elements such as suspensions or transmissions, chrome parts, decals to choose between three different versions, etc. And in addition to the front bonnet, the part of the roof above the seats can also be removed. One last!
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Revell: Model car kit 1/25 scale - Chevrolet Camaro SS 1969 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: REV07712

What a beast the so-called American Muscle Cars have! All power looking for the greatest possible acceleration, although difficult to drive. Perhaps that is why they have so many followers, and for them, Revell is launching several of the most mythical models on scale. This time the turn is for the Chevrolet Camaro SS, reproduced in great detail with a great exploded view, including the engine and gearbox.
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Revell: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Trabant 601S sponsored by Builders Choice - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: REV07713

From the community, to the community - that's what Revell Builder's Choice kits stand for. Design resulting from a competition, winner chosen from the Revell Community, a must for all Revell collectors.
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Porsche 911 SC RS sponsored by Rothmans Rally #3 - Billy Coleman + Ronan Morgan - Circuit of Ireland International Rally 1985 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Nunu reference PN24011, or Tamiya references TAM24328 and TAM24334

Reference: REJI-360

Water-based decals to recreate one of the famous Rothmans versions that were used in the Porsche 911 SCRS homologated as Gr.B. It includes the Rothmans decals that Nunu's kt does not have, as well as an improved version of the gold and red lines that allow you to easily delimit the transition from blue to white on the bodywork.
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Profil24: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Ligier JS2 Ford Automobiles Ligier Team sponsored by Gitanes #5, 6 - Jean-Louis Lafosse + Guy Chasseuil, Henri Pescarolo + Franois Migaultl - 24 Hours Le Mans 1975 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions, painting instructions and tobacco sponsor decals

Reference: P24135K

A model perhaps not well known, but in 1975, after changing the Maserati engine for the well-known 3-liter Ford Cosworth DFV, it was about to win the 1975 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing second, only 1 lap from the winning Mirage GR8. Profil has been able to reproduce the shapes and essence of the car, with its large rear spoiler and its transparent plastic rear cover that partially reveals the engine and gearbox. A little piece of French history!
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Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/12 scale - Williams Ford FW07B Williams Grand Prix Engineering Team sponsored by Leyland #27, 28 - Carlos Reutemann, Alan Jones - Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix 1980 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: MFH-K807

With such a detailed model, it will be necessary to remember how to adjust the valve tappets, how to measure the piston rings or how to set the timing. Impressive exploded view of the Cosworth DFV engine, as well as the rest of the model, with rarely seen details such as the movable side skirts used in the real model to increase and maintain ground effect. The tires not only come pre-painted with the manufacturer's logos, but also have the rest of the tire information in relief. Simply amazing!
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Czech Truck Model: Detail 1/24 scale - US truck battery 6v - resin parts, water slide decals and other materials - 4 units

Reference: CTM24236

Set of four 6-volt batteries for US trucks, including decals and wiring. The box that acts as the battery holder in the example images is NOT included in the set.
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Czech Truck Model: Detail 1/24 scale - Euro truck battery 24v - resin parts, water slide decals and other materials - 2 units

Reference: CTM24237

Set of two 24 volt batteries for European trucks. The set includes decals and wiring.
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Czech Truck Model: Detail 1/24 scale - Air dryer - resin parts and water slide decals - 2 units

Reference: CTM24235

Set of two compressed air dryers for trucks. Includes resin parts and decals.
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Italeri: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Volkswagen Golf I GTI Rabbit 1976, 1977 and 1978 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: 3622

Model that will allow us to recreate the first version of the mythical Golf GTI with all its details, including the part of the engine compartment thanks to its detailed engine and gearbox. The decals include license plates for different European countries, as well as some North American states. For those who prefer not to paint, the body mouldings are also included in the decals.
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Heller: Model van kit 1/24 scale - Citron Type HY 1957 - 1964 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: 80744

Very interesting kit by Heller of a true french transport vehicle icon. The kit features a fully detailed engine and fully operational doors. It is the perfect kit for decorating like grandpa's van!!
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D.A.B. Models: Lights 1/18 scale - Spotlamps with flat back 180mm - 3D printed parts and water slide decals - 4 units

Reference: DAB18-007

Flatter design than the DAB Models Oscar references of the extra headlights fitted to rally cars. Some great headlights with their support anchored in the rear, and the possibility of mounting both with a protective cover or uncovered with the glass in sight. Includes decals for up to 3 different manufacturers (Hella, Marchal, Cibie). In this case, the actual 180 mm headlights are converted to 1/18 scale 10 mm diameter optics.
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D.A.B. Models: Lights 1/18 scale - Spotlamps with flat back 200mm - 3D printed parts and water slide decals - 4 units

Reference: DAB18-008

Flatter design than the DAB Models Oscar references of the extra headlights fitted to rally cars. Some great headlights with their support anchored in the rear, and the possibility of mounting both with a protective cover or uncovered with the glass in sight. Includes decals for up to 3 different manufacturers (Hella, Marchal, Cibie). In this case, the actual 200 mm headlights convert to 1/18 scale 11.1 mm diameter optics.
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Tamiya: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Toyota GR86 - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: TAM24361

New Tamiya model of the evolution of the Toyota 86 made by Toyota GAZOO RACING. The model includes everything necessary to recreate every last detail of the mechanical part, both suspension and engine, which will be visible through an opening front hood. The headlight lenses are included as separate pieces of the bodywork, and have interior relief for total realism. The painting of the crystals is easier than ever thanks to the masks included in the model.
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Scale Production: Transkit 1/24 scale - Volkswagen Vento - round headlights version - photo-etched parts, resin parts, other materials and assembly instructions - for Fujimi references FJ12093 and 120935

Reference: SPTK24054-2

Transkit for recreating the Volkswagen Vento using the Fujimi kit as a base. It corresponds to the body with a round front headlight grille.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Porsche 962C sponsored by Omron #17, 55 - Klaus Ludwig + Price Cobb, Vern Schuppan + Eje Elgh + Keiji Matsumoto - Japan Sport Prototype Endurance Championship (JSPC), WEC Japan 1988 and 1989 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Hasegawa references 20280, 20283, 20318, 20337, 20345, hsg20345, HAS20345, 20363, 20411, 20503, 20535 and 20557

Reference: SHK-D199

The Group C vehicles were very famous in the 80s and 90s, so much so that there were national championships to race with these circuit monsters, as happened in Japan within the JSPC. There were many Japanese teams that, in addition, took advantage of the WEC world championship races in Japan to measure themselves against the best teams in the world. The Omron team's Porsche 962C finished the 1988 WEC race at Fuji in second place, and the following year in the JSPC it took victory in the second race, also at Fuji. These Shunko decals can be used as a replacement for the original Hasegawa kit decals of the same version, or used to modify any of the other Hasegawa 962C references.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Williams Renault FW16 Williams Grand Prix Engineering Team sponsored by Rothmans #0, 2 - Damon Hill, Ayrton Senna da Silva - Pacific Formula 1 Grand Prix 1994 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Fujimi references FJ090658, 09065, GP-21, FJ092126, GP-24 and 09212

Reference: SHK-D451

Complete decoration, including the tobacco logos, of the Williams FW16 during its participation in the second race of the 1994 season held at the Japanese circuit of Ada, in what was called the Pacific Grand Prix, a race in which the Williams team luck was not on his side, with Senna retiring after being caught at the start by Hakkinen, and Hill suffering the same fate with a gearbox failure after climbing back to second. An essential decal to complete the decoration of the Fujimi kit as it competed in the race.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II Mitsubishi Motor Sports Team sponsored by Ralliart #10, 11 - Kenneth Eriksson + Staffan Parmander, Tommi Mkinen + Seppo Harjanne - The International Swedish Rally 1995 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Hasegawa reference 25019

Reference: SHK-D452

Decals to complete the version of the Lancer Evo II that occupied the first two places in the 1995 Rally Sweden, where Kenneth Eriksson climbed to the highest step of the podium. A complete decal sheet that includes, in addition to all the logos and numbers for both Mitsubishi Ralliart team cars, the necessary decals for the interior, including the driver and co-driver names for the bucket seats and the dashboard dials.
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Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/12 scale - Ferrari 166MM #624, 22 - Clemente Biondetti + Ettore Salani, Luigi Chinetti + Peter Mitchell-Thomson - 24 Hours Le Mans, Mille Miglia 1949 - CNC metal parts, metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: MFH-K805

Reproduction developed by MFH of the car that started talking about Ferrari all over the world. Body and chassis molded in resin for a better fit between the main bodies. The rim assembly is quite a challenge, mounting like real rims spoke to spoke. A job that will be worth it for its spectacular nature once completed.
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Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/12 scale - Ferrari 166MM #23, 642 - Piero Taruffi + Senesio Nicolini, Jean Lucas + Pierre Louis Dreyfus - 24 Hours Le Mans, Mille Miglia 1949 - CNC metal parts, metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: MFH-K806

Reproduction developed by MFH of the car that started talking about Ferrari all over the world. Body and chassis molded in resin for a better fit between the main bodies. The rim assembly is quite a challenge, mounting like real rims spoke to spoke. A job that will be worth it for its spectacular nature once completed.
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Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/43 scale - Ferrari 330 P4 Spider Scuderia Ferrari Team #20 - Chris Amon + Nino Vaccarella - 24 Hours Le Mans 1967 - 3D printed parts, metal parts, photo-etched parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: MFH-K789

Complete and detailed kit where various materials are combined, including white metal parts, turned metal parts, photo-etched parts, rubber tires, 3D printed parts using laser lithography and a sheet of decals that allow the original vehicle to be reproduced with great fidelity, The tires feature pre-printed manufacturer logos, and the front and rear body covers can be removed, allowing a full view of the detailed interior and mechanical parts. Nothing better than using JOE HONDA's publishing about the 1967 Ferrari 330P4 P3/4 to get the best results.
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Decalcas: Lights 1/12 scale - Hella plate lights - 3D printed parts - 6 units

Reference: DCL-PAR066

Set of 6 plate lights similar to those manufactured by Hella, used to illuminate numbers pads in many racing vehicles during the 60s and 70s. The pieces are made of 3D printed resin, with a light diffuser in transparent resin separated from the casing, thus making the painting job easier and achieving greater realism and depth.
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Decalcas: Lights 1/12 scale - Fomoco plate lights - 3D printed parts - 6 units

Reference: DCL-PAR065

Set of 6 plate lights similar to those manufactured by Fomoco, used to illuminate number pads in many racing vehicles during the 60s and 70s. The pieces are made of resin by 3D printing, with a light diffuser in transparent resin separated from the casing, thus making the painting job easier and achieving greater realism and depth.
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Decalcas: Lights 1/12 scale - Lucas plate lights - 3D printed parts - 6 units

Reference: DCL-PAR067

Set of 6 plate lights similar to those manufactured by the Lucas brand, used to illuminate the number pads in many racing vehicles in the 60s and 70s. The pieces are made of resin by 3D printing, with a transparent light diffuser in resin separated from the casing, thus making the painting job easier and achieving greater realism and depth.
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Decalcas: Bonnet pins 1/24 scale - Bonnet Pin type 2 - 3D printed parts - 12 units

Reference: DCL-PAR064

Set of hood latches with pin, designed for use on 1/24 and 1/20 scale models. Includes a total of 12 closures made of resin by 3D printing. The extreme detail with which these closures are designed and manufactured provide greater realism to your models.
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Tamiya: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Subaru BRZ (ZD8) - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: TAM24362

As has happened with the real model, which has been updated in 2022, Tamiya launches a new kit with the updated version of the Subaru BRZ, A model with great fittings, which allows the 2.4-liter four-cylinder fully atmospheric engine to be reproduced in maximum detail, with Subaru's signature boxer set-up.
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