Newsletter 510: The chain we were all waiting for

The chain we were all waiting for

The chain we were all waiting for
We all know that detailing the chain of our scale model motorcycles has always been a headache, even with the Tamiya models, among other things because blinded links continue to appear and the detail and realism that we all want is missing.

The option by some manufacturers of assembling the chain link by link becomes tedious, complex, insufferable and in many cases it is not possible to achieve the desired result in terms of chain tension, regular link spacing, etc. Surely you have ever thrown one against the wall or even to the trash... :)

At Decalcas they know what we are talking about, so they have got down to work and have developed a set of chainring, pinion and crown, manufactured by 3D printing, which has the chain with the exact dimensions for replacing without problems the original chain included in the model. It also includes the chainring, the pinion, the chainring nuts and a closing link as independent parts, so painting the whole assembly is a piece of cake.

Your fully detailed chain in a few simple steps can now be preordered at SpotModel. Wonderful!!! :D

Decalcas: Chain set 1/12 scale - Suzuki GSX-RR - 3D printed parts - for Tamiya reference TAM14139

Reference: DCL-PAR071

Set of parts for replacing the chain assembly of the Tamiya Suzuki GSX-RR in 1/12 scale. It includes the pinion, chainring, fixing nuts, chain and closing link, which facilitates the paint job. The extreme detail with which this set is designed and manufactured allows for greater realism to the model, since you can actually see the gap between the plates and the rivets in the links, and all the holes, teeth and marks are detailed in the chainring and pinion, also featuring a really easy assembly for any modeler.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Firebird Trans Am Black - 1 x 30ml - for MPC reference MPC-2862, or Revell references REV07672 and REV07710

Reference: N5-C161

Black tone formulated as the one used in the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. It is the ideal tone to decorate the models of Monogram, MPC, Hasegawa and Revell.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Nissan Skyline GT-R Group A Hasemi Motorsport Team sponsored by Castrol #23 - Masahiro Hasemi - Guia Race of Macau 1990 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24109, TAM24113 and TAM24135

Reference: SHK-D185

The Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 Gr.A not only won races in Japan, but also achieved important victories in other events, such as the 24 hours of Spa or the Guia Race de Macau. This is precisely the version chosen by Shunko Models for this decal sheet, sponsored by Castrol, and with which Masahiro Hasemi achieved victory in the 1990 edition.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Audi Quattro Rally Audi Sport Team #9 - Michele Mouton + Fabrizia Pons - Acropolis rally 1982 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM24036

Reference: SHK-D192

Do NOT miss this reedition of these magnificent decals by Shunko, to be used with the absolutely discontinued Audi Quattro scale model kit by Tamiya.
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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 1/24 scale - Nissan Skyline GT-R Group A Nismo Team sponsored by Kyoseki #55 - Anders Olofsson + Takayuki Kinoshita, Toshio Suzuki + Akira Lida - Japan Touring Car Championship (JTCC) 1992 and 1993 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24102, TAM24105, TAM24109, TAM24111, TAM24113, TAM24117 and TAM24135

Reference: SHK-D433

Shunko has decided to reproduce the most relevant decorations of the Nissan Skyline GT-R used by the different teams in the Japanese Touring Car Championship (JTCC). On this occasion it is the turn of the NISMO team, which, sponsored by Kyoseki won two victories in the 1992 season and one more in the 1993 season. The versions of the decal allow to complete the decorations used in the second race of 1992 held in the Autopolis circuit and in the sixth of 1993 held in Tsukuba, those in which the NIsmo #55 reached the finish line in first position.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Nissan Skyline GT-R Group A sponsored by HKS #87 - Yukihiro Hane + Osamu Hagiwara - Japan Touring Car Championship (JTCC) 1993 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM24135

Reference: SHK-D434

After its appearance in the previous season, the HKS team attacked the 1993 JTCC season with more confidence, taking victory in the third round at Sugo. That season they used a very striking decoration that became a myth, later being used in other cars and being totally recognizable. This decal sheet is suitable for any of the references of the Tamiya kit, and also serves as a replacement for the HKS version of said manufacturer.
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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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Italeri: Tractor head model kit 1/24 scale - Scania R730 - plastic model kit

Reference: 3897

This magnificent Italeri box includes precut mirror vinyl, one bottle of acrylic paint with the actual truck tone, one piece rubber tyres, sprues with chrome parts, spectacular decals, and an extensive parts break up including the whole engine and cabin interior.
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Italeri: Tractor head model kit 1/24 scale - Scania R730 V8 Streamline - plastic model kit

Reference: 3906

A new edition of the Scania R730 V8 Streamline Silver Griffin version by Italeri with new moulds, including Italy printed impressive decals, precut printed chromed vinyls, fully detailed engine, chasis and interior, and a pile of chromed parts. What are you waiting for!!
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Italeri: Tractor head model kit 1/24 scale - Scania S730 Highline 4x2 - photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: 3927

This Italeri scale model reproduces the Scania S730 Highline 4x2. Includes engine, suspension, and cab interior. It has the detailed front grille and the interior is finished with a full range of equipment such as seats and dashboard; the cab can be tilted up once completed, and the chassis reproduces all the details of the real vehicle, such as the drive system and suspension. Photoetched parts are included.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Gerdarmerie Blue - 1 x 30ml - for Heller reference 80742

Reference: N5-X041

Blue tone similar to that used in French Gendarmerie vehicles.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - M3 B-Ing Blue - 1 x 30ml - for Nunu references PN24019 and PN-24019

Reference: N5-C160

Blue tone similar to that used in the BMW M3 of the Kegani Racing Team sponsored by B-Ing. It is the ideal tone to decorate the Nunu model.
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Nunu: Detail up set 1/24 scale - BMW M3 E30 Sport Evolution II - photo-etched parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Nunu references PN24019 and PN-24019

Reference: NE24022

Photo-etched parts, antennas and seatbelt fabric, all for the BMW M3 E30 scale model kit by Beemax / Aoshima / Nunu / Platz. It can be used with any of the different track versions of the car, but it is not valid for rally versions.
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Tamiya: Cotton swabs - Craft Cotton Swab - Triangle - Extra Small - other materials - 50 units

Reference: TAM87105

Cotton swabs we've all used in modeling, but why not use something specifically designed? Pressed cotton that does not fray when used, maintaining the properties of cotton, and with different shapes to be able to remove paint, polish, clean, etc., with precision from the most complicated and less accessible areas. The design of these swabs ends in a triangular shape of extra fine size .
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Tamiya: Cotton swabs - Craft Cotton Swab - Triangle - Small - other materials - 50 units

Reference: TAM87106

Cotton swabs we've all used in modeling, but why not use something specifically designed? Pressed cotton that does not fray when used, maintaining the properties of cotton, and with different shapes to be able to remove paint, polish, clean, etc., with precision from the most complicated and less accessible areas. The design of these swabs ends in a triangular shape of small size .
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Tamiya: Cotton swabs - Craft Cotton Swab - Round - Extra Small - other materials - 50 units

Reference: TAM87103

Cotton swabs we've all used in modeling, but why not use something specifically designed? Pressed cotton that does not fray when used, maintaining the properties of cotton, and with different shapes to be able to remove paint, polish, clean, etc., with precision from the most complicated and less accessible areas. The design of these swabs ends in a round shape of extra fine size .
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Tamiya: Cotton swabs - Craft Cotton Swab - Round- Small - other materials - 50 units

Reference: TAM87104

Cotton swabs we've all used in modeling, but why not use something specifically designed? Pressed cotton that does not fray when used, maintaining the properties of cotton, and with different shapes to be able to remove paint, polish, clean, etc., with precision from the most complicated and less accessible areas. The design of those swabs ends in a round shape of small size .
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Tamiya: Cotton swabs - Craft Cotton Swab - Triangular - Medium - other materials - 50 units

Reference: TAM87107

Cotton swabs we've all used in modeling, but why not use something specifically designed? Pressed cotton that does not fray when used, maintaining the properties of cotton, and with different shapes to be able to remove paint, polish, clean, etc., with precision from the most complicated and less accessible areas. The design of those swabs ends in a medium sized triangular shape .
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Highlight Model Studio: Detail 1/24 scale - Volkswagen Transporter T2 - Door panel - photo-etched parts - for Hasegawa references 20556, 21209, HC-9, HAS21209, HC-09, HSG21209, 21210, HC-10, HAHC10, HAS21210, 21211, HC-11, HAS21211, HC11 and HSG21211

Reference: HME-067

Volkswagen Transporter T2 interior door panels, designed for use with the Hasegawa model, and made from 0.2mm nickel-plated brass. They perfectly mimic the diamond pattern of vinyl upholstery, and the depth of the gravure pattern allows for easy volume. Give a touch of style to the interior of your T2!
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Highlight Model Studio: Detail 1/24 scale - Volkswagen Transporter T2 - Door panel - photo-etched parts - for Hasegawa references 20556, 21209, HC-9, HAS21209, HC-09, HSG21209, 21210, HC-10, HAHC10, HAS21210, 21211, HC-11, HAS21211, HC11 and HSG21211

Reference: HME-066

Volkswagen Transporter T2 interior door panels, designed for use with the Hasegawa model, and made from 0.2mm nickel-plated brass. They perfectly mimic the design of vinyl upholstery, and include the hole for the window regulator handle and the contour fastening rivets. Give a touch of quality to the interior of your T2!
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/20 scale - McLaren Mercedes MP4/13 McLaren Racing Limited Team sponsored by West #9, 10 - Mika Hkkinen, David Coulthard - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1998 - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM20046, TAM20047 and TAM89718

Reference: ST27-FP2041

Rare is the 1/20 scale Formula 1 kit from Tamiya that does not have its corresponding photo-etched parts from Studio27 for its detailing, and the McLaren Mercedes MP4713 with which Mika Hkinnen became champion in 1998, achieving 8 victories during the season, was not going to be less. Harnesses, radiators, various rivets, bargeboards, are some of the pieces included in this set.
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/20 scale - Tyrrell Honda 020 - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1991 - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20029

Reference: ST27-FP2043

Tamiya has always been a reference with its models, just as Studio27 is with its photo etched plates. The combination of both is therefore ideal, and to help detail your Tamiya Tyrrell Honda 020, this wonderful photo-etched sheet has everything you need for the most visible elements, such as the front and rear wing side panels, the latter with its characteristic curved interior panels, as well as the radiator grilles with their frames, among many other details.
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Peugeot 206 WRC 2002 - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24255 and TAM24262

Reference: ST27-FP2460

Photo-etched plate with everything necessary to detail the Tamiya model of the Peugeot 206 WRC, especially the 2002 versions, since some of the pieces. such as the air grilles on the hood or the front bumper, as well as some of the interior details, correspond to those used in official units from that season on. Details such as the wings incorporated for the large rear wing of the 206 WRC, or the front grille where the Peugeot lion emblem is located, are among those that make the difference, although there are many more!
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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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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - British F1 Chassis Green - 1 x 30ml

Reference: N5-X044

Green tone used to paint parts of the English Formula 1 chassis of the 70s. For example, it was used by McLaren in the M23 and all its variants and later models.
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Aoshima: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Lamborghini Countach LP400 - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: AOSH-058046

Few cars are as spectacular as the Countach, and if Aoshima allows us to do it with the doors open, and exposing the upper part of the impressive V12 engine, it becomes a delight. A model with many other details to discover, such as the rear lights in translucent red plastic that saves us part of the painting, and that gives them a practically real appearance.
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Aoshima: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 - photo-etched parts, seatbelt fabric and other materials - for Aoshima references 00142, 061213 and AOSH-08652

Reference: AOSH-058657

A really good detail-up kit by Aoshima themselves for their own Aventador kit. It includes a photo-etched parts plate, seatbelt fabrics, rear-view mirrors and some other parts in a chromed metal sheet, and floor mats with Lamborghini logos.
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Aoshima: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Lamborghini Diablo GT - photo-etched parts, turned metal parts and other materials - for Aoshima references 4905083058992, 010501, AOS01050:10501, AOS10501 and 4905083058992.OUTLET

Reference: AOSH-059005

Improvement and detail up set by Beemax / Aoshima for the Lambo Diablo GT. It includes grids, brake discs, fans, and many other photoetched parts, turned metal exhaust pipes, and mirrors and Lamborghini badges in adhesive metal.
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Aoshima: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV SuperVeloce - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: AOSH-059012

A new Murcielago by Aoshima, this time the "enhanced version" featuring aerodynamic improvements and redesigned air intakes. Inside the box, you have 11 sprues packed with transparent, black, white and chromed plastic parts for building this gorgeous scale model car.
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Aoshima: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50th Anniversario / Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV - photo-etched parts, seatbelt fabric and other materials - for Aoshima references 01153, 05121 and AOSH-059821

Reference: AOSH-059838

A really good detail-up kit by Aoshima themselves for their own Aventador kit. It includes a photo-etched parts plate, seatbelt fabrics, rear-view mirrors and some other parts in a chromed metal sheet, and floor mats with Lamborghini logos.
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Aoshima: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Lamborghini Sesto Elemento - photo-etched parts, seatbelt fabric and other materials - for Aoshima references 62210, 010730 and 1073

Reference: AOSH-062227

Set including photo-etched parts, metallic badges, and seatbelt fabrics for recreating the harnesses of the Sesto Elemento.
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/20 scale - Ferrari 248F1 Scuderia Ferrari Team sponsored by Vodafone - Michael Schumacher, Felipe Massa - Test version 2006 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions, painting instructions and does NOT include tobacco sponsor decals

Reference: FJ090467

Complete scale model of the Ferrari with which Michael Schumacher was fighting until the last moment for the 2006 championship with Fernando Alonso. Complete reproduction of the aerodynamic part, with its complex front and rear wings, as well as the side deflectors, and of the suspensions and brakes. The detailed mechanical part is the one visible after the assembly of the upper part of the body. The Marlboro decals are not included in the model,
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/20 scale - Ferrari 126C2 Scuderia Ferrari Team sponsored by Agip Fiat #27, 28 - Gilles Villeneuve, Didier Pironi - Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, San Marino Formula 1 Grand Prix, USA West Long Beach Formula 1 Grand Prix 1982 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: FJ091945

Despite being the single-seater in which Giles Villeneuve unfortunately lost his life, it is still one of the most beautiful in F1, and also successful, with which Ferrari was champion of brands in 1982. A model with 149 pieces to obtain the maximum detail of the model, with chassis, engine and suspensions that are visible by removing the upper part of the bodywork.
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