Newsletter 509: Logos that don't kill

Logos that don't kill

Logos that don't kill
A few years ago the ban on tobacco advertising came into force throughout the European Union, in a similar way to what happened in other countries of the world, which wanted to make clear the message "Smoking kills". The advertisements disappeared from all media but they did so progressively, because some countries did not comply or did not have legislation in this regard yet.

That is why, for some time, we could see Formula 1 with tobacco advertising in one race while it was replaced by "bar codes" or by incomplete or modified logos in the next race. There were many ways to solve the situation, some more ingenious and colorful than others.

It is very interesting to investigate about the commitment that the big tobacco companies have in continuing to be present in the great circus of the F1, trying again and again to insert "hidden" advertising even nowadays.

But what really concerns us and worries us is that it is not allowed for tobacco advertising to appear on toys (for obvious reasons), and it turns out that our beloved models are considered "toys", hence the decals with tobacco advertising can't be supplied along with the product. Now, what we modellers seek is to recreate a real vehicle to scale, trying to make it as faithful as possible to the original. And that includes all kinds of letters, inscriptions and logos. What do we do then?

In some cases we have the possibility of resorting to additional third party products to complete our models. This is the case of the new Reji decals for the Porsche 911 SCRS that includes not only the tobacco sponsors, but also the rest of the logos and motifs that were not included in the model. Bravo!!! :D

Keep browsing at SpotModel for all the "censored" logo decals by Reji, Tabu, Renaissance or Virages, ... and if you can't find what you're looking for... let us know!!!

Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Honda RS 500 #29, 49 - Raymond Roche - Motorcycle World Championship 1983 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology - for Tamiya references TAM14032, TAM14042, TAM14050 and TAM14125

Reference: PLB2-935300

Livery for Raymond Roche's bike during the 1983 World Championship. The season began with a special livery that debuted at Kyalami, and was subsequently modified. On this sheet you have the two decorations.
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Nunu: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Audi R8 LMS GT3 sponsored by AAPE Audi Hong Kong #30 - Marchy Lee - Macau FIA GT World Cup Championship 2015 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: PN24028

Nunu's new variant of the Audi R8 LMS GT3 kit, with a complete new set of decals to make the striking version of the Hong Kong Audi team that raced in Macau. A model that maintains a high level of detail, including the mechanical part that is visible through the engine cover.
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Heller: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Bugatti EB110 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: 80738

New reedition of this beautiful Heller kit that was already released in 1992, including a total of 84 parts.
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Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Honda RS 500 sponsored by ELF #18 - Didier de Radigues - Spanish Moto GP Grand Prix 1983 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology - for Tamiya references TAM14032, TAM14042, TAM14050 and TAM14125

Reference: PLB2-861708

Decoration for the Honda RS 500 ridden by Didier de Radigues in 1983. His best result was a 13th position in the Spanish Motorcycle Grand Prix. The decoration underwent changes during the season, but this version recreated the one used at Spanish Grand Prix.
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Blue Stuff: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Ducati 1199 Panigale sponsored by GRAZIE VALE! #10, 46 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM14129

Reference: 12-031

What better way to pay homage to a legend like Valentino Rossi than to decorate your Ducati Panigalle with a replica of the livery that Luca Marini wore on his Ducati at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix! That is the same thing that Blue Stuff has thought, with a fantastic set of decals, which has also been printed by Cartograf.
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Blue Stuff: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Suzuki GSX-RR Suzuki Ecstar Team sponsored by Monster Energy #36, 42, 50 - Joan Mir, Alex Rins, Sylvain Guintoli - Motorcycle World Championship 2021 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM14139

Reference: 12-032

That Tamiya made us happy with the launch of the 2020 Suzuki GSX-RR with which Joan Mir became world champion is evident, but motorcycle lovers want more, and thanks to the livery of the 2021 season, no longer there is an excuse not to repeat the model... and with the incentive of the decal it has been printed by Cartograf.
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Blue Stuff: Logotypes 1/12 scale - Michelin 20's - water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: 12-033

Michelin logos used on the tires of the Moto GP world championship motorcycles from the 2020 season. It includes different numbers and signs used by the teams to mark their tires. These decals have been printed by Cartograf.
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Model Factory Hiro: Detail 1/24 scale - Mirror set - white metal parts and other materials - 2 + 2 units

Reference: MFH-P1157

Set of bullet-style rear view racing mirrors in white metal, designed for use in 1/24 scale model cars. Includes two different types of mirrors and a pre-cut adhesive sheet to simulate the mirror part.
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Decalcas: Vacuum formed parts 1/12 scale - Suzuki GSX-RR - vacuum formed parts and water slide decals - for Tamiya reference TAM14139

Reference: DCL-VAC019

Fairing windshield and anti-slip fuel tank pads for the Suzuki GSX-RR, made of 0.2mm thick transparent laminated material that replaces the transparent plastic parts of the kit, and decals with a 3D effect. You will be able to achieve greater realism in your model, both because of the brightness and transparency, as well as the reduced thickness of the parts, much closer to reality on that scale than the original parts. The windshield is already die-cut, adjusting to the model without the need of further modifications. The pads are presented in a transparent decal with a special 3D texture effect.
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford Escort RS1600 Mk I Ford Motor Co. Team #7 - Hannu Mikkola + Gunnar Palm - Safari Rally 1972 - 3D printed parts, photo-etched parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Belkits references BEL006, BEL-006, BEL007 and BEL-007

Reference: REJI-244

Complete set of decals for the version of the Ford Escort RS1600 Mk.I driven by Mikkola in the Safari. A small set of photo-etched parts is included to detail some parts of the interior, such as the belt buckles, but above all a detailed front protection 3D printed that recreates the one that was mounted to avoid major damage if animals were run over, since the Safari ran on open roads.
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AK Interactive: Clearcoat - Glossy Varnish - 1 x 60ml

Reference: AK-192

Glossy acrylic varnish to be applied by either brush or airbrush, although airbrushing is recommended for best results. It is soluble in water, odorless and non-toxic. Remember to shake very well before use, and respect at least 12 hours of drying time.
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Renaissance Models: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - Speedline 18 inches 11 spokes 5 nuts - resin parts and rubber parts - 4 units

Reference: 24SP18-11-3

Set of four 18-inch Speedline rims, 11 spokes and 5 nuts, with asphalt tires. Includes detail in the central part of the core simulating the drive shafts nut. Mounted on rally cars of all kinds, mainly in the S2000 and WRC2 and WRC3 categories. The total diameter with the tire is 25mm and the width is 11mm.
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Italeri: Tractor head model kit 1/24 scale - Volvo F12 Intercooler Low roof - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: 3957

A legend of road transport, now available in its low-roof cab version. With decals to choose from up to three different finishes with different color combinations between the cabin and the chassis, which, as usual at Italieri, have a complete exploded view that includes the engine.
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Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Honda RS 500 #45 - Gianni Pelletier - Motorcycle World Championship 1983 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology - for Tamiya references TAM14032, TAM14042, TAM14050 and TAM14125

Reference: PLB2-897724

Livery used on Gianni Pelletier's Honda RS 500 during the 1983 season. His best result was an 8th place at the Yugoslav Grand Prix. He finished the championship in 16th position with three points.
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Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Honda NSR500 sponsored by Rothmans - Michael 'Mick' Doohan, Wayne Gardner, Eddie Lawson - Motorcycle World Championship 1989 - water slide decals - for Hasegawa references 21504 and BK-4

Reference: TABU12078

Why don't Rothmans decals come with today's models? It is not entirely clear, but Tabu brings us the solution with this complete set of decals that includes, in addition to the tobacco logos, other logos that may be necessary to recreate the NSR500 from season 89.
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Studio27: Carbon fibre pattern decal set 1/12 scale - Suzuki GSX-RR 2020 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM14139

Reference: ST27-CARBOND12011

We present you the carbon fiber patterns designed by Studio27 to use in the 1/12 scale Suzuki GSX-RR. Wonderful !!!
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Pocher: Model bike kit 1/4 scale - Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition - plastic parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, other materials and assembly instructions

Reference: POCHER-HK117

The 1/4 scale model of the Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition by Pocher is made of premium metal diecast and is supplied already painted. The kit is easy to build and is supplied with detailed instructions. The model consists of more than 600 parts made of an assortment of materials including metal, rubber and premium quality plastic. Wheels, transmission chain, front and rear suspension, brake and clutch levers are all functional and offer an amazing amount of accurate details.
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Hasegawa: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 Axia Racing Team #22 - Kazuo Shimizu + Masahiko Kageyama - Japan Touring Car Championship (JTCC) 1991 - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: 20514

Reproduction of the Nissan Skyline R32 Gr.A with one of the most striking decorations of the great domineering of the Japanese touring car championship in the early 90s, the AXIA version. A very complete model, with very good fit and detail. It includes the AXIA version specific BBS rims and parts to correct the size of the front bumper air intake.
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SpotModel: Sandpaper - Micro-fine grade sanding sponge (800 grit) - 3 units

Reference: SPOT-023

Micro-fine grit sanding sponge, perfect for preparing your model's bodies and medium-sized parts. You can use it both dry and wet if you need even smoother abrasion, and they are absolutely essential on every modeler's workbench. Each sponge measures 140 x 115 mm in 800 grit.
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StreetBlisters: Sandpaper - Sanding sponge P400 - 4 units

Reference: SB-15502

P400 grit sandpaper sponge, perfect for preparing the bodies of your models, as well as medium-sized parts. You can use them both dry and wet if you need an even softer abrasion, and they are essential on the workbench of every modeler. The measurements of each sandpaper are 125 x 114 mm and P400 grit, and each package includes four units.
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Italeri: Model car kit 1/12 scale - Fiat Abarth 695 SS Assetto Corsa #56 - photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: 4705

The kit allows you to recreate either the Fiat Abarth 695SS or the Fiat Abarth 695SS Assetto Corse. The total length of the model once assembled is approximately 25 centimeters. Manufactured with new molds, it also allows you to open the hoods and doors, and both the steering wheel and the shock absorbers are fully functional.
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Italeri: Tyre set 1/24 scale - Trailer rubber tyres - rubber parts - 8 units

Reference: 3890

Package with eight tires like those universally used in Revell and Italeri trailers in 1/24 scale.
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Porsche Kremer 935 K2 sponsored by Minolta Camera #4 - John Winter - ADAC-Eifelrennen DRM Nrburgring 1978 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions - for Beemax Model Kits references B24015, 105108 and aos10510

Reference: REJI-324

The gorgeous Porsche Kremer 935 K2, belonging to the Porsche Kremer Racing Team, driven by John Winter in the 41st edition of the DRM held at Nurburgring in late April 1978, race in which he started in tenth position at the starting line but that could not be completed due to a problem in the gearbox. The decals have been designed to be used on the Beemax / Aoshima model.
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