Newsletter 512: Open hearted!

Open hearted!

Open hearted!
That 3D printing is becoming more and more present in scale modeling was already very clear to us, and also that it is a technology that is here to stay, but what has just arrived to us from GPmodeling is going to mark a before and after. Attention everyone, three engines for three legendary Italian cars: Lancia 037, Lancia Delta and Fiat 131!!! That's just crazy!!! :D

The quality of the details, the definition, the fantastic recreation of every single screw and nut, of all of the included auxiliary parts and of all the other elements that the engine needs for working... they didn't miss anything at all! The only thing left is preparing some good cutting pliers for separating the pieces from their brackets with lots of love and patience and... getting hold of all of them before they fly away!!!

Be careful, you will have to let yourself be carried away by the art of the knife to perform an "open-heart surgery" and open the hood of your model, it would be a crime to keep so much beauty hidden away :)

If this goes on, we will soon be surprised hearing the tiny engines roar on the shelves at SpotModel XD

GPmodeling: Engine 1/24 scale - Lancia Rally 037 Evo II - 3D printed parts - for Hasegawa references 20264, 20277, 20299, 20399, 20414, 20447, 20485, 20523, 20566, 25030, CR-30, 25030.OUTLET, 52305, SP505, HACR30, 25030 and CR-30

Reference: 037EVO2

We are very sorry! You will no longer have any choice but to separate the rear hood of your Hasegawa Lancia 037 model. If you don't, you will be wasting the infinity of detail of the entire 3D printed engine, chassis, gearbox, transmission and rear suspension assembly that GPmodeling has developed to perfectly fit the Lancia 037. A marvel that even we are thinking of mounting separately from the model!
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GPmodeling: Engine 1/24 scale - Fiat 131 Abarth Group 4 - 3D printed parts - for Italeri references 3621, ITA3621, 3621S, 3662, ITA3662, 3662S and 3690

Reference: 131ITA124

Yes, we know, the model itself already has the engine. Why change it? If you think this, it is because you have not yet analyzed the photos of the super detailed engine that GPmodeling has developed and that fits perfectly in the Esci, Humbrol, Italeri and Revell kits. Its finish is spectacular, it does not lack the smallest detail, and even the distribution allows various mounting configurations. It also includes a new non-blinded front grille, so that the radiator can be seen through it. Now there is no excuse, the front hood has to stay open!
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GPmodeling: Engine 1/20 scale - Fiat 131 Abarth Group 4 - 3D printed parts - for Tamiya references TAM20013, TAM20015 and TAM20069

Reference: 131TAM120

Yes, we know, the kit itself already has a very complete engine, so why change it? If you think this, it is because you have not yet thoroughly analyzed the photos of the super detailed engine that GPmodeling has developed and that fits perfectly in the Tamiya models. Its finish is spectacular, it does not lack the smallest detail, pumps, injectors, intake trumpets, filters... even the distribution allows its complete assembly or in different parts. Show off your motor in your 131 Abarth model!
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GPmodeling: Engine 1/24 scale - Lancia Delta 16v - 3D printed parts - for Hasegawa references 20289, 20433, 25013, CR-13, 20457, 20507, 20548, 25015, CR-15, 25208 and HACR08

Reference: DELTA16V

Astonishing! We are speechless when we have received the super detailed Lancia Delta 16v engine to use in the Hasegawa models. Infinite details, with a careful area of the engine compartment that fits perfectly into the chassis of the model. And a non very common but important detail, the interior structure of the front hood so that nothing is missing. Better, since there will be no one who would think of leaving it closed...
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GPmodeling: Engine 1/24 scale - Lancia Delta Evo - for Hasegawa references 20289, 20433, 25013, CR-13, 20457, 20507, 20548, 25015, CR-15, 25208 and HACR08

Reference: DELTAEVO

Awesome! We are speechless when we have received the super detailed engine of the Lancia Delta Evo to use in the Hasegawa models. Infinite details, with a careful area of the engine compartment that fits perfectly into the chassis of the model. And a non very common but important detail, the interior structure of the front hood, slightly different from that of the 16 valves, so that nothing is missing. Better, since there will be no one who would think of leaving it closed...
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Tamiya: Catalogue - Tamiya catalog 2022

Reference: TAM64437

Edited in English, German, French and Spanish.
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Nunu: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Porsche 911 SC RS sponsored by Rothmans #1 - Saeed Al-Hajri + John Spiller - Oman International Rally 1984 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions, painting instructions and does NOT include tobacco sponsor decals

Reference: PN24011

It has finally arrived on our shelves! The model of the Porsche 911 SC RS with which Porsche was able to prolong the participation in rallies of its legendary model, including it within the Gr.B category. A model that will surely allow us to make many other versions in the short term. The mockup version comes with dirt tires. Be careful, the decal sheet does not have the Rothmans 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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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 - Lotus Renault 97T Lotus Team sponsored by Olympus #11, 12 - Ayrton Senna da Silva, Elio de Angelis - Portuguese Formula 1 Grand Prix 1985 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: FJ091952

If the actual car is gorgeous, the scale model is even more! Pay special attention to the rain tyres included in this kit: they are simply awesome! And don't forget to also throw in the tobacco decals, since they're not included in the original.
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/20 scale - Williams Renault FW14B Williams Grand Prix Engineering Team sponsored by Canon #5, 6 - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1992 - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, assembly instructions, painting instructions and does NOT include tobacco sponsor decals

Reference: FJ091976

Williams Team made spectacular innovations in Formula 1 during the 90s with their technological advances, and Fujimi has done just the same with the plastic injection of this kit. Just have a look at the rear spoiler, executed in just one piece: simply spectacular. The kit does NOT include decals for the tobacco logos.
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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 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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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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Zero Paints: Thinner - Basecoat thinners - 1 x 250ml

Reference: ZP-5102

All paint supplied are pre-thinned for Airbrush use, they are thinned to a consistency which is suitable for Airbrushes with nozzle sizes of 0.3mm upwards. It is not recommended to over thin the paint, too much thinners and increase the chance of the paint becoming to HOT and affecting/eating the plastic below the primer. If unsure test first.
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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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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - MG Metro 6R4 sponsored by Rothmans Racing #2 - Jimmy McRae + Ian Grindrod - El Corte Ingles Rally Islas Canarias 1986 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Belkits references BEL015, BEL-015, BEL016 and BEL-016

Reference: REJI-334

Complete set of decals, including the logos of the tobacco sponsors, to make the versions of two of the races that the MG Rothmans team carried out in 1986 in its journey through the European championship.
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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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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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Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/43 scale - Porsche 917/30 sponsored by Vaillant #0 - Herbert Mller - Hockenheim Jim Clark Rennen 1975 - 3D printed parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions - for What's unique about this chassis is that its original wheelbase of 2.316 mm can be extended up to 2.500 mm. After test chassis 001 was converted back to 917/10 specification and used at Interserie races between July 1973 and April 1975.

Reference: MFH-K802

MFH presents us the model of the impressive Porsche 917/30 Vaillant of the Interserie championship at 1/43 scale, where the most diverse materials are combined. Apart from the classic white metal and resin, the pieces that make up the different parts of the tubular structure of the chassis or the grills of the bodywork over the front wheels printed in 3D (laser lithography) are striking, as do the tires with the pre-painted tire brand. Despite its scale, all mechanical parts are accessible and visible, presenting a high level of detail.
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Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/43 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/5 McLaren Racing Limited Team sponsored by Marlboro #1, 2 - Ayrton Senna da Silva, Alain Prost - Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix 1989 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions, painting instructions and tobacco sponsor decals

Reference: MFH-K810

Fantastic model kit from MFH where, as usual, various materials are combined, including white metal, turned metal parts, photo-etched parts, rubber rims and a decal sheet. Tires feature pre-printed manufacturer logos. The body cover can be removed once the model is assembled, allowing a full view of the detailed interior and mechanical parts. This reference recreates the version used by McLaren in the Spanish GP held in Montmel, where both drivers were on the podium, with victory for Senna with Prost in third position. This version C has a different rear wing, with the additional flaps used in this low-medium speed circuit.
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Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/43 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/5 McLaren Racing Limited Team sponsored by Marlboro #1, 2 - Ayrton Senna da Silva, Alain Prost - German Formula 1 Grand Prix, Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix 1989 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions, painting instructions and tobacco sponsor decals

Reference: MFH-K808

Fantastic model kit from MFH where, as usual, various materials are combined, including white metal, turned metal parts, photo-etched parts, rubber rims and a decal sheet. Tires feature pre-printed manufacturer logos. The body cover can be removed once the model is assembled, allowing a full view of the detailed interior and mechanical parts. This reference recreates the version used by McLaren in the German GP, with Senna and Prost getting the double in that order, and in Italy, where Alain Prost won, while Senna had to retire. This version A features a rear wing in a high-speed configuration.
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Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/43 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/5 McLaren Racing Limited Team sponsored by Marlboro #1, 2 - Ayrton Senna da Silva, Alain Prost - Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix, Portuguese Formula 1 Grand Prix 1989 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions, painting instructions and tobacco sponsor decals

Reference: MFH-K809

Fantastic model kit from MFH where, as usual, various materials are combined, including white metal, turned metal parts, photo-etched parts, rubber rims and a decal sheet. Tires feature pre-printed manufacturer logos. The body cover can be removed once the model is assembled, allowing a full view of the detailed interior and mechanical parts. This reference recreates the version used by McLaren in the Japanese GP, with the famous and controversial maneuver between Prost and Senna, and in Portugal, where Alain Prost obtained second position, while Senna had to leave by accident. This B version features a slightly different rear spoiler.
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Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/12 scale - Williams Ford FW07B Williams Grand Prix Engineering Team sponsored by Saudia #27, 28 - Carlos Reutemann, Alan Jones - Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix 1980 - metal parts, 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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Nunu: Model car kit 1/24 scale - BMW M8 GTE BMW Motorsport Team - Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona 2020 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: PN24036

Scale model kit of the BMW M8 GTE featuring the decoration of the winner car at Daytona 2020. An essential model for all modern GT lovers, which you can complement with the additional detail set that Nunu offers separately. The scale model measures 20.8cm long once it's built.
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Nunu: Detail up set 1/24 scale - BMW M8 GTE - metal parts, photo-etched parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Nunu references PN24036 and NU-24036

Reference: NE24036

Here you have it, the set you need to give even more realism to your BMW M8 scale model by Nunu. Inside the package you will find two photo-etched sheets with the vertical planes and the rear spoiler brackets, grilles, safety net, brake discs, bonnet closures, ... In addition, FOUR decal sheets with the carbon fibre patterns of the car are also included, plus some additional details. You also have the antenna made of turned metal / steel rods, and material to recreate the seatbelt fabrics.
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