Newsletter 524: Ford Escort Zakspeed

Ford Escort Zakspeed

Ford Escort Zakspeed
In the 1979 European Touring Car Championship, a group 2 Ford Escort of the German team Zakspeed sponsored by D&W took the third place. Veterans tell us that the top three of the ranking finished with 180 points, and that it was a dizzying and exciting season like few others.

In those days the Italian brand Esci made our lives happy by recreating this car in plastic at 1/24 scale. It was later reissued in the 90's by the hands of Gunze Sangyo and ERTL, and now it sees the light again with the reissue carried out by Italeri. At the product level we are always talking about the very same molds and the very same parts, only that the decals have been freshly printed. A big joy to all of us who love these types of models, so hurry up and reserve one (or even two!) at SpotModel :)

And since we have that smile on our faces, we will also tell you some interesting things: D.Modelkits announces as their next product the 1995 Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205, Tameo does the same with Senna's Lotus 97T at Belgium Grand Prix, and ScaleLab24 delights us with some interesting photoetched parts for Nunu's Porsche 911 SCRS :D

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Italeri: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Ford Escort Zakspeed Group 2 Zakspeed Team sponsored by D&W #20 - Klaus Niedzwiedz + Siegfried Mller Jr. - European Touring Car Championship ETCC 1979 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: 3664

An old and coveted model that Italieri is going to reissue to everyone's delight. The Ford Escort Zakspeed in its circuit configuration that achieved such good results in many championships throughout Europe since the mid-70s. The D&W version was used mainly in the European Touring Car Championship (ETCC), included in the Gr. 2.
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Czech Truck Model: Lights 1/24 scale - Danish hamburger lights - full colour photo-etched parts - 8 units

Reference: CTM24160

Pre-printed photo-etched parts, covered with a resin drop for achieving a fantastic volume and depth, which recreate the round lights used especially in Denmark. They have a diameter of 6mm.
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Czech Truck Model: Decals 1/24 scale - Attention Angles Morts stickers - water slide decals

Reference: CTM24250

Sheet with various decals to imitate the stickers of the European safety, caution and blind spots indicators that are seen in many tractor heads and their corresponding trailers to alert other road users.
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Czech Truck Model: Nuts 1/24 scale - Wheel nuts plain - resin parts - 60 units

Reference: CTM24303

Set of 60 flat nuts, made of resin, to detail all kinds of truck rims in 1/24 and 1/25 scales. With one set you will have lug nuts to detail at least six rims.
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Czech Truck Model: Nuts 1/24 scale - Wheel nuts with covers - resin parts - 60 units

Reference: CTM24304

Set of 60 nuts with caps, made of resin, to detail all kinds of truck rims in 1/24 and 1/25 scales. With one set you will have lug nuts to detail at least six rims.
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D.Modelkits: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205 Toyota TTE Rally Team sponsored by Castrol #1, 2 - Didier Auriol + Bernard Occelli, Juha Kankkunen + Nicky Grist - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1995 - photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: DMK-003

We have not yet had time to digest the surprise and joy that the announcement of the release of the Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 Gr.A model meant, and D.Modelkits surprises us with the announcement of its next two references, which turn out to be from another model that was really missed among rally lovers. There is still a little to see the result, but as long as it resembles what we have seen from the Sierra, it will not disappoint in the least. Asphalt or dirt? And why not both?
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D.Modelkits: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205 Toyota TTE Rally Team sponsored by Castrol #1, 2 - Didier Auriol + Bernard Occelli, Juha Kankkunen + Nicky Grist - TAP Rallye de Portugal 1995 - photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: DMK-004

We have not yet had time to digest the surprise and joy that the announcement of the release of the Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 Gr.A model meant, and D.Modelkits surprises us with the announcement of its next two references, which turn out to be from another model that was really missed among rally lovers. There is still a little to see the result, but as long as it resembles what we have seen from the Sierra, it will not disappoint in the least. Asphalt or dirt? And why not both?
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Hasegawa: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Nissan Sunny GTI-R RNN14 Nissan Motorsports Europe Team sponsored by Jecs #9, 18 - Stig Blomqvist + Benny Melander, David Llewellin + Peter Diekmann - Acropolis rally 1991 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: 21153

Rally lovers are in luck... one more of those that were missing in plastic will finally be available shortly from the hand of Hasegawa, who with his new molds is raising the level in terms of detail, quality and fit. This kit reproduces the version of the second appearance of the Nissan Sunny in the World Championship after its debut in the Safari, the 1991 Acropolis rally, where things did not go so well. Llewellin could only finish ninth, while Blomqvist dropped out, but that doesn't mean we don't want to have him in our showcase anymore...
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Italeri: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3 16v #11, 18 - Ayrton Senna da Silva, Niki Lauda - ROC - Race of the Champions 1984 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: 3624

Re-edition of the veteran Esci kit, which even after several years is still a very interesting kit. The front hood is openable, and it has a detailed engine. Apart from being able to make the street version, the model includes a set of decals to be able to make the versions used by Senna or Lauda during the support race of the 1984 European GP held on the short variant of the Nrburgring, where several world champions of F1 along with other of the best drivers in the world ran aboard identical units of the Mercedes 190 2.3 16..
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Profil24: Tyre set 1/24 scale - Tyres 40/50' years - resin parts - for Profil24 reference P24JR72 - 4 units

Reference: P24P6

Set of four tires in 1/24 scale made of rigid resin. They have dimensions of 17.5 mm x 24.6 mm x 6.7 mm in inner diameter, outer diameter and width respectively.
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Profil24: Tyre set 1/24 scale - Tyres 50' years - resin parts - for Profil24 reference P24JR72 - 2 + 2 units

Reference: P24P3

Set of four tires in 1/24 scale made of rigid resin. Two of them have dimensions of 17.7 mm x 29.3 mm x 8.7 mm and the other two have dimensions of 17.7 mm x 29.7 mm x 8.7 mm in inner diameter, outer diameter and width respectively.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Sierra Q8 Cream Yellow - 1 x 30ml - for D.Modelkits reference DM-K001

Reference: N5-C169

Cream yellow color tone used in the vehicles sponsored by the Q8 oil company, such as the works Ford Sierra Cosworth gr.A of the 91 season. It is the perfect tone to decorate the D.Modelkits kit.
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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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Komakai: Reference / walkaround book - Yamaha YZF-R1M - for Tamiya references TAM14133, HC-14133 and TMY14133

Reference: KOM-FG026

New issue of the Komakai "Fast Guides" series, this time focused on the Yamaha YZF-R1M, with a total of 32 full-color A5 pages. It is the perfect reference book for assembling the Tamiya kit.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Sierra Q8 Dark Blue - 1 x 30ml - for D.Modelkits reference DM-K001

Reference: N5-C164

Dark blue color tone used in the vehicles sponsored by the Q8 oil company, such as the works Ford Sierra Cosworth gr.A of the 91 season. It is the perfect tone to decorate the D.Modelkits kit.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Sierra Carglass/Autoglass White - 1 x 30ml - for D.Modelkits reference DM-K002

Reference: N5-C168

White color tone used in the works Ford Sierra Cosworth Gr.A sponsored by Carglass/Autoglass in the 1992 season. It is the perfect shade to paint the D.Modelkits kit.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - 427 S/C Cobra Blue - 1 x 30ml - for Fujimi references FJ120898, FJ12089, FJ126708, FJ12670 and RS-5, or Model Factory Hiro references MFH-K503 and K-503

Reference: N5-C166

Metallic blue color tone as used in the fantastic street version of the Shelby American 427 S/C Cobra. This color has been specially formulated for using on the Fujimi models.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - GT40 LM Red - 1 x 30ml - for Fujimi references FJ126067 and RS-51

Reference: N5-C167

Red color tone used on the Ford GT40 Mk II that raced in the 1966 Le Mans 24 Hours: It is the perfect color to be used with the Fujimi kit.
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Opel Manta 400 Group B Sachs Sporting Team sponsored by Blaupunkt #4, 10 - Rolf Petersen + Andr Bockelmann - Bohemia rally, Tatry Rally 1986 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions - for Belkits references BEL008, BEL-008, BEL009 and BEL-009

Reference: REJI-369

Reji's new decoration for the Opel Manta 400 Gr,B used by the Sachs team both in the Bohemia Rally (number #10), in which he achieved fourth position in a rally won by Snijers and his Lancia 037, and in the Rally Tatry (number #4), where he won. A classic decoration of the 80s, with the characteristic blue colors of Blaupunkt.
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Revell: Model truck kit 1/24 scale - Mercedes-Benz 1625 TLF 24/50 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: REV07516

Among the civil vehicles there are countless options, and one that we have found more than interesting is this fire truck with all the necessary elements to carry out the work for which it is intended, such as pumps, tanks and hoses, based on the Mercedes Benz 1625. A vehicle that can give a lot of play, both for dirty work and in dioramas that require an emergency vehicle.
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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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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Nissan Skyline GT-R Group A Hasemi Motor Sport Team sponsored by Reebok #1 - Masahiro Hasemi + Anders Olofsson - Japan Touring Car Championship (JTCC) 1990 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Fujimi reference FJ14107

Reference: SHK-D457

The reissue of the Fujimi 1/12 scale model of the impressive Nissan Skyline GT-R Gr.A has brought with it that Shunko has decided to bring out some of the most relevant decorations used by the different teams in the seasons of absolute domination of the Skyline in the Japanese Touring Car Championship (JTCC). The Hasemi team with the Reebok sponsorship would fight throughout the 1990 season against the Impul team, sharing all the victories of the season between both teams.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Nissan Skyline GTS-R R31 Hasemi Motor Sport Team sponsored by Reebok #50 - Masahiro Hasemi + Anders Olofsson - Japan Touring Car Championship (JTCC) 1989 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Hasegawa references 20372 , 20406 , 20495 and 20549

Reference: SHK-D458

The legend of the Skyline comes from afar, with a presence in competition on Japanese circuits since the mid-1960s, and before the appearance of the R32 it had already won different victories in the Japanese Touring Car Championship (JTCC), as happened in 1989 with the Hasemi team car and its legendary Reebok livery. The decal made by Shunko perfectly collects all the logos, designed and sized for the kit developed by Hasegawa of the Skyline R31 Gr.A.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Nissan Skyline GT-R Group A sponsored by FET Sports #8 - Kiyoshi Misaki + Naoki Nagasaka - 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-D459

This decoration was missing from one of the main animators of the JTCC, the FET Sports team, and at last Shunko has designed and sized it to fit the Tamiya model of the Skyline R32 Gr.A. The collection of the Skyline R32 Gr.A that dominated the JTCC tests for several seasons is almost complete.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Nissan Skyline GT-R Group A Object T Team sponsored by BP Zippo #11 - Hisashi Yokoshima + Tom Kristensen - Japan Touring Car Championship (JTCC) 1993 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24102, TAM24105, TAM24109, TAM24111, TAM24113, TAM24117 and TAM24135

Reference: SHK-D460

Shunko offers us the possibility of decorating our model of the Tamiya Nissan Skyline R32 Gr.A with a complete sheet of decals, which includes those necessary for the interior. As relevant historical data, this decoration corresponds to the last victory of the Skyline R32 in its Gr.A configuration in the JTCC.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Porsche 956 Works Team sponsored by Rothmans #1, 2, 3 - Derek Bell + Jacques Bernard 'Jacky' Ickx, Jochen Mass + Stefan Bellof, Vern Schuppan + Alvah Robert 'Al' Holbert + Hurley Haywood - 24 Hours Le Mans 1983 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Tamiya references TAM24047, TAM24049, TAM24232, TAM24309, 309 and TAM24314

Reference: SHK-D200SE

Re-edition, for a limited time, of the decoration of the official Porsche team as it raced at Le Mans in 1983. This reissue has been made on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the first victory of the Porsche 956 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which had place in 1982. Slight changes have been made to the blue color as well as minor improvements to the design details over the previous edition.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Porsche 956 Porsche System Team sponsored by Rothmans #1, 2, 3 - Alvah Robert 'Al' Holbert + Hurley Haywood, Jacques Bernard 'Jacky' Ickx + Derek Bell, Jochen Mass + Vern Schuppan - 24 Hours Le Mans 1982 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Tamiya references TAM24047, TAM24049, TAM24232, TAM24309, 309 and TAM24314

Reference: SHK-D299SE

Re-edition for a limited time of the decoration used by the Porsche 956 units of the works Porsche team as they ran in the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1982. This reissue has been made on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the victory in the 24 Le Mans Hours. Compared to the previous edition, slight changes have been made to the blue color as well as small improvements to the design details. Are you in for the anniversary celebration?
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Decalcas: Detail up set 1/12 scale - Suzuki GSX-RR - 3D printed parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM14139

Reference: DCL-PAR072

Upgrade set for the Suzuki Ecstar GSX-RR by Tamiya, with which to replace parts such as the rear brake caliper and disc, rear wheel axle and nut, chain tensioner, brake and gear change pedals, kickstand brackets, add the antennas to the side camera, and replace the fastening screws of the parts of the chassis that the Tamiya model brings and that are visible by resin parts that faithfully reproduce the head of the originals, as well as replace the numerous simulated screws on the surface of the fairing by means of plastic hemispheres by means of the corresponding scale screw in resin with the design of the real model. All the parts are made of resin using 3D printing, faithfully reproducing even the smallest detail, with the usual quality that Decalcas gives to its products, allowing you to give your scale model the realism typical of an advanced modeler by modifying the few unresolved parts of satisfactorily in this excellent model kit from Tamiya.
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KMP Kool Models Production: Rims 1/24 scale - TWS magnesium Aston martin Vantage GT3 9 spokes - 3D printed parts - for Profil24 references P24115K, P24115, P24129K and P24130K - 4 units

Reference: KMP-TK24099

Set of 4 rims similar to the magnesium TWS used by several vehicles in the GT3 category, such as the Aston Martin Vantage GT3. These rims have been designed for the Profil24 kit, have a diameter of 21 mm, and are supplied without tires. They also include the central nuts with the grooves of the quick release notches.
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Decalcas: Bonnet pins 1/12 scale - Bonnet Pin type 1 - 3D printed parts - 12 units

Reference: DCL-PAR073

Set of hood latches with pin for 1/12 scale models. Includes a total of 12 closures made of resin by 3D printing. It includes 4 different positions of the closure lock so that you can give more realism to your models, by not repeating the same configuration in all the closures.
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Highlight Model Studio: Detail 1/24 scale - Volvo logos - photo-etched parts

Reference: HME-070

Photo-etched plate designed to add a greater degree of realism to your Volvo 200 and 700 series models, with several of the emblems used in its different versions, including other details such as a set of door handles, lock cylinders, the Swedish nameplate, even the emblem on the front grille that referred to the addition of the Lambda sensor from 1975, something Volvo pioneered. You will not miss any detail.
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Highlight Model Studio: Detail 1/24 scale - Spoiler wing 1 - photo-etched parts

Reference: HME-071

Spectacular rear spoiler made in photo-etched so that you can add a very sporty touch to any of your models,
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