Newsletter 516: A long long time ago...

A long long time ago...

A long long time ago...
Back in the Paleolithic, the human being already began to dedicate part of his time to modify elements that he found in nature to turn them into tools that would facilitate his life. We can perfectly imagine that man or woman sharpening stones or bones, giving them the desired shape to obtain knives, arrowheads or needles to sew skins. Wasn't this a form of modeling? The first way of modeling, we want to think :)

The difference between those times and these is that then they finished the tool and had to go out and hunt for dinner. Today, in the middle of 2022, what we love is to spend a little time building models before eating the pizza we ordered... wonders of human evolution XD. The plan is even better if we have also received a new shipment from SpotModel with some of its novelties, such as the decoration for the Porsche 911 SC RS that is available exclusively at SpotModel's PrintLab, the Super Chrome by AK, the masks by Decalcas for the Renault Estafette van and the Suzuki GSX-RR 2020, the carbon fibre patterns and photoetched parts by Studio27...

We don't know what the future holds, so at SpotModel we are already looking for land on Mars to build the first scale model warehouse outside planet Earth, since we have heard that other civilizations also want to give a shot to this scale modeling thing XDDD

Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Porsche 911 SC RS sponsored by Rothmans #2, 6, 10 - Benigno 'Beny' Fernandez + Jos Luis Salas - Costa Brava Rally, Principe de Asturias Rally, Valeo Rally 1984 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology - for Nunu reference PN24011

Reference: PLB2-655055

Decals of the Porsche 911 SC RS driven by Beny Fernndez in various rallies of the Spanish and European Championships. This decal is used as a complement to the ones included in Nunu's Porsche 911 SC RS kit, reference PN24011, and includes the numbers and sponsors necessary for the Valeo, Costa Blanca and Prncipe de Asturias Rallies in the 1984 season.
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Arena Modelli: Model car kit 1/43 scale - Porsche 935 JLP 2 sponsored by Spirit of Cleveland #00 - Richard Silver + Joe Varde - 500 km of Columbus 1985 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals and white metal parts

Reference: ARE1154

In 1985, the modified Porsche 935 JLP-2 under the guidance of John Paul changed color and, sponsored by the city of Cleveland, entered the Columbus 500 km with Silver and Varde, retiring during the race. Arena Modelli allows us to make this beautiful version with a very complete model full of details.
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Arena Modelli: Model car kit 1/43 scale - Porsche 935 JLP 2 sponsored by Spirit of Cleveland #20 - 12 Hours Sebring, 24 Hours of Daytona 1985 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals and white metal parts

Reference: ARE1155

In 1985, the Porsche 935 JLP 2, derived from one of the Porsche K3s manufactured by Kremer and deeply modified in the USA according to the specifications of the driver John Paul, participated in the 24 Hours of Daytona again with the publicity of the city of Cleveland, but with new colors. The car, driven by Baker, Henna and Maher, finishes in 65th place, although without reaching the finish line. He also participates in the 12 Hours of Sebring with Silver, Herman and Baker, finishing in 23rd position. Both decorations can be completed with this wonderful model kit from Arena Modelli.
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Hasegawa: Material - Stainless finish - 1 units

Reference: TF943

Adhesive foil with a polished steel look, commonly used to recreate the look of a many car, motorcycle and truck parts. It measures 90 x 200 mm, and it is similar to "Bare Metal Foil".
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Nunu: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Audi A4 Quattro Audi Sport UK Team #44, 45 - Frank Biela, John Bintcliffe - British Touring Car Championship - BTCC 1996 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: PN24035

It's still a few weeks away from hitting our shelves, but we're loving what we see. One of the most dominant touring cars of the Supertouring era, winner of multiple championships, and which ended up causing the ban on all-wheel drive in the category, the Audi A4 Supertourer, finally in a plastic model. Well-proportioned bodywork, highly detailed interior, voluminous headlights, decal sheet for the BTCC winning version... that being said, we really like very muuuuuch what we see!
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Hasegawa: Figure 1/12 scale - Girls Rider Vol.2 - resin parts and assembly instructions

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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AK Interactive: Paint - Super Chrome - 1 x 60ml

Reference: AK9198

AK Interactive's "Super chrome" product is a special ultra-gloss alcohol-based ink that includes a resin component that improves the optical and mechanical properties of the ink. This formula optimizes adhesion and gloss level, and helps stabilize pigments. The extra-fine particles remain perfectly aligned with the surface and offer an extremely strong mirror effect. This paint is UV resistant and suitable for application to all surfaces, but works best for smooth surfaces. It can be applied with an airbrush and with a brush.
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AK Interactive: Thinner - Super Chrome Thinner Cleaner - 1 x 60ml - for AK Interactive reference AK9198

Reference: AK9199

This product has been designed by AK Interactive to clean the rest of the product from your airbrush or brush as well as to dilute the "Super chrome" without losing its properties.
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Decalcas: Window frame pre-cutted paint masks 1/24 scale - Renault Estafette - paint masks - for Heller references 80742 and 80743

Reference: DCL-MSK013

Set of two sheets of masks to be able to precisely paint all the windows of the Heller model of the Renault Estafette. The masks sheets works for both the normal version and the police version. The masks with the shapes of the different windows come pre-cut.
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Decalcas: Masks 1/12 scale - Suzuki GSX-RR 2020 - paint masks - for Tamiya reference TAM14139

Reference: DCL-MSK019

Pre-cut paint mask in repositionable low-adherence paper, which fits over the different parts of the Tamiya model to be protected in order to carry out the correct painting process. With the Decalcas mask it is no longer necessary to spend time cutting the complicated silhouettes of the mask provided by Tamiya inside the model box.
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Meng Model: Figure 1/9 scale - Racer Girl - resin parts and assembly instructions - for Meng Model references MT-001, MT-001s, MT-002s, MT-002S, MENMT-002S, MT002S and MT-004

Reference: SPS-084

This biker girl is the perfect match for most MENG 1/9 motorcycles. This resin figure has been designed by a professional sculptor. Includes 17 resin parts, and the figure features realistic facial expressions and attractive clothing. The finished figure is approximately 165mm tall.
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Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/6 McLaren Racing Limited Team sponsored by Marlboro #1, 2 - Ayrton Senna da Silva, Gerhard Berger - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1991 - water slide decals and tobacco sponsor decals - for Fujimi references FJ09044, GP10, 090443, FJ090443, FJ090443, 09044, GP10, FJ09044, FJ090818, 09081, GP-38, FJ091693, GP-53, FJ09173, FJ092133, 09213, FJ09213, FUJ09213 and n

Reference: TABU20067

As usual, the models arrive without some of the logos of the sponsors, such as those related to tobacco advertising. This Tabu Design decal belongs to a limited edition of few units that is not limited only to the tobacco advertising logos, but also contains all the complete decoration to detail your Fujimi McLaren Honda MP4/6 .
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Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/5 McLaren Racing Limited Team sponsored by Marlboro #1, 2 - Ayrton Senna da Silva, Alain Prost - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1989 - water slide decals and tobacco sponsor decals - for Fujimi references FJ090573, 09057, GP-16, GP16, FJ09062, 090627, GP-19, FJ090627, 09062, GP-19, FJ090665, 09066, GP-22, FJ090719, 09071, GPSP-14, FJ091938, 09193 and GP-1

Reference: TABU20066

As usual in recent times, our models are missing some of the logos of the sponsors, such as those related to tobacco advertising. This Tabu Design decal belongs to a limited edition of few units that is not limited only to the tobacco advertising logos, but also contains all the complete decoration for your Fujimi McLaren Honda MP4/5 .
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Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Ferrari F1/89/90 639/640/641 Scuderia Ferrari Team sponsored by Marlboro #1, 2, 27, 28 - Alain Prost, Nigel Ernest James Mansell, Gerhard Berger, Michele Alboreto - test 1988 (IT) - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1989 and 1990 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Tamiya references TAM20023 and TAM20024

Reference: TABU20056

Very complete decal sheet for the different versions used in the 1988 tests (639 version) and in the 1989 and 1990 season grand prix for the different evolutions of the Ferrari F1 (respectively Ferrari F1/89 640 and Ferrari F1/90 641) designed by John Barnard and evolved by Steve Nichols, earning several victories and coming close to winning the championship from Alain Prost in 1990.
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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 - Kawasaki Ninja H2R Carbon decal - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM14131

Reference: ST27-CARBOND12006

The perfect complement to the modern and advanced Kawasaki Ninja H2R Carbon. If the manufacturer has already put all the meat on the grill with many of its carbon fiber parts, why can't we do it too with the model? Complete all the fiber parts with this decal sheet from Studio27, which reproduces the different patterns of each of the pieces, and even the different directions of the fiber pattern in the same piece. Totally recommended!
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/12 scale - Suzuki GSX-RR - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM14139

Reference: ST27-FP1222

An extensive set of photo-etched parts to detail the Tamiya Suzuki GSX-RR and which includes, among other parts, the radiator grilles, the brake discs, the chain, various brackets...
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/12 scale - Suzuki RGB500 - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM14003 and TAM14009

Reference: ST27-FP1208R

Extensive set of photo-etched parts to detail the Tamiya Suzuki RGB500 and which includes, among other parts, the brake discs. front and rear, and a multitude of plates, supports and anchors. How well this limited-time reissue will suit the kit!
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Studio27: Carbon fibre pattern decal set 1/24 scale - Toyota GR86 - Subaru BRZ (ZD8) - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24361 and TAM24362

Reference: ST27-CARBOND24041

And why not give a touch of carbon fiber to some of the body parts, such as the front and rear hoods, the roof, and some of the skirts of our model of the modern Subaru BRZ or Toyota GRZ86? Studio27 provides us with this suggestion with custom patterns for the different parts of the bodywork and other details of these models.
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Model Factory Hiro: Model car kit 1/12 scale - Ferrari 512S Ferrari Works Team #6, 7, 8 - Ignazio Giunti + Nino Vaccarella, Derek Bell + Ronnie Peterson, Arturo Merzario + Clay Regazzoni - 24 Hours Le Mans 1970 - 3D printed parts, metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: MFH-K804

Model kit based on the Ferrari 512S used by the official Ferrari team during the 1970 Le Mans 24 Hours. A complete and detailed model kit including white metal parts, resin, photo-etched parts, turned metal parts, rubber tires, water slide decals, 3D printed parts, etc. Among the 3D printed parts are all the rivets necessary for the exterior detailing of the bodywork, which once assembled allows the front and rear hoods to be removed, as well as the doors.
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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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Tamiya: Spray - Nato Black - 1 x 100ml

Reference: TS-63

Recreates the black used by NATO for the standard camouflage in 3 colors of military vehicles. Also used in matt black tones in street and competition vehicles.
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D.A.B. Models: Rims and tyres set 1/18 scale - Gotti M160 Turbo - 3D printed parts

Reference: DAB18-016

Gotti M160 Turbo rims printed in two pieces with separate core for easy painting. It includes the valves and the union screws of the core with the ring. They come complete with an ultra-detailed set of caliper brake discs similar to those used on the Porsche 934, and two sets of nuts with or without a safety clip. All parts are 3D printed .
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Zero Paints: Paint for airbrush - Semi Gloss Black - Similar to Tamiya X-18 - 1 x 100ml - for airbrush

Reference: ZP-1336

100ml paint bottle specifically formulated to match Tamiya X-18 gloss black.
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D.Modelkits: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Ford Sierra Cosworth 44 Group A Ford Team sponsored by Q8 Oils #5, 12, 15 - Alex Fiorio + Luigi Pirollo, Francois Delecour + Anne - Chantal Pauwels, Malcolm Wilson + Nicky Grist - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1991 - photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: DM-K001

It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here, and the photos leave no room for doubt, it's a spectacular model with a great level of detail. Photo-etched parts, independent glass for each window or screen, interior of the headlamps with volume, door panels with all their details and separated from the passenger compartment, fabric for the belts, rubber tires, vents for the front wheels... an enjoyment even for the view And this version of the 1991 Monte Carlo Rally is the one with which Francois Delecour became known, being on the verge of winning the rally. We are sure that this scale model of the Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 Gr.A will be one of the "mandatory" among all lovers of rallying... and competition in general.
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D.Modelkits: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Ford Sierra Cosworth 44 Group A sponsored by Autoglass Carglass #3, 7 - Francois Delecour + Daniel Grataloup, Massimo 'Miki' Biasion + Tiziano Siviero - Portugal Rally - Vinho do Porto 1992 - photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: DM-K002

It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here, and the photos leave no room for doubt, it's a spectacular model with a great level of detail . Photo-etched parts, separate windows, interior of the optics with volume, door panels with all their elements and separated from the passenger compartment, fabric for the belts, rubber tires, vents for the front rims... a pleasure even for the eyes. With this version of the 1992 Portugal rally, Miki Biasion reached the second final position. We are sure that the model of the Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 Gr.A will be a must for all lovers of rallying, and competition in general.
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ScaleLab 24: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Sauber Mercedes C9 - 3D printed parts, photo-etched parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, other materials and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24091, TAM24310 and TAM24359

Reference: SL02-032-B

The first thing we have done when we see the content of the Scale Lab detail up set for the Sauber Mercedes C9 has been to set ourselves a challenge, which we invite you to join... and that is to find what is missing or what to add to the set that is not already included. We are still looking for an answer. The best thing to do? Take a look at the photos...
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ScaleLab 24: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Porsche 911 SC RS - paint masks, photo-etched parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, water slide decals and tobacco sponsor decals - for Nunu reference PN24011

Reference: SL02-033

But how complete! It's the first thing that came to mind after seeing the content of this detail up set for Nunu's Porsche 911 SC RS. Not only does it include up to three photo etched plates and some turned metal parts, but it also includes the tobacco decals that we miss in the model, masks to paint the windows, and even masks to delimit the area of the bodywork to paint with Rothmans blue. I said, but how complete!
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