Newsletter 533: RS3 + RS4

RS3 + RS4

RS3 + RS4
If you read RS3 or RS4, it is normal that your mind quickly thinks about Audi. But, if what you like above everything else is Formula 1, then you will be thinking about the Williams Renault FW14 and the FW14B. And this is because the first of them raced the 1991 season and part of 1992 with the Renault RS3C engine, upgrading later to the RS4 engine, both with 3500cc in V10 configuration.

Back in its day, Top Studio put both engines on the market using the veteran Tamiya 1/12 scale scale model as a base. In addition, we were also able to enjoy many other references for further detailing the interior, electronics, etc. Well, now Top Studio announces two new products including ALL of the above inside a single box, so you don't go crazy or complicate your life. Isn't it cool? :D

At SpotModel we are eagerly awaiting for the confirmation of the arrival date, but if you want you can already reserve your set. :)

Top Studio: Detail up set 1/12 scale - Williams Renault FW14B with RS3C Engine 1991 and 1992 - CNC metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, other materials and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM12029

Reference: MD29017

The definitive set to detail your 1/12 scale model of the Williams FW14B from Tamiya to exhaustion. In this reference all the detailed sets that Top Studio has been developing for this model have been brought together, from the brakes, the suspensions, the interior, or the engine, which in this case includes the parts for the RS3C version used in the season of 1991 and in the first part of 1992, where it basically used a different configuration of the fuel injection rails, being located on both sides of the intake trumpets. A wonder for the most demanding modellers!
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Top Studio: Detail up set 1/12 scale - Williams Renault FW14B with RS4 Engine 1992 - CNC metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, other materials and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM12029

Reference: MD29018

The definitive set to detail your 1/12 scale model of the Williams FW14B from Tamiya to exhaustion. In this reference all the detailed sets that Top Studio has been developing for this model have been brought together, from the brakes, the suspensions, the interior, or the engine, which in this case includes the parts for the RS4 version used since the middle of the 1992 season, where the fuel injection rails were above the intake trumpets. A wonder for the most exquisite modellers!
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/20 scale - Lotus Type 107 and 107B - Formula 1 World Championship 1992 and 1993 - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM20037 and TAM20038

Reference: ST27-FP2048

Complete your model with this set of photoetched parts. Gain realism with its front wing side panels, car bottom leading edges, wing mount, engine cover latches, and much more. And since the Goodyear logos are actually painted onto the rubber, why not do the same to scale with the stencil? Another touch of realism!
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/20 scale - Lotus Type 102B - Formula 1 World Championship 1991 - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20030

Reference: ST27-FP2049

To be able to detail your kit of the Tamiya Lotus 102B, what better than to take advantage of the re-edition of this set of photoetched parts by Studio27? Increase the detail of the lateral planes of the front and rear wings, with their complex extensions, the anti- heat plates in the exhaust outlet area, the radiator grilles, or the cockpit harnesses. And if you also combine it with the carbon fiber patterns also from Studio27, the result can be spectacular.
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/20 scale - RB Racing Renault RB6 - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2010 - photo-etched parts, seatbelt fabric and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20067

Reference: ST27-FP20101

The RB6 was the single-seater that marked a before and after for the Red Bull team in Formula 1, entering the small group of World Champions. Tamiya had the honor of launching the 1/20 scale kit of this single-seater, and after a long time, Studio27 is re-editing for a limited time the corresponding photo-etched parts, with the usual large radiator grilles mounted diagonally inside. of the sidepods, but with a large number of parts for the most modern aerodynamic elements, such as the DRS or the complex front wing flaps. And for those who are not convinced by photo-etched harnesses, it includes fabric and individual buckles. For sure Newey would approve!
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Nissan R89C - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM24093

Reference: ST27-FP2411R

The regulation of the Sport Prototypes was easy to understand, basically none of the mechanical elements can be visible and must be covered by the bodywork. This does not mean that there are no parts to detail, and for that we have this wonderful set of photo-etched parts for the Tamiya model of the Nissan R89C, which also has the templates to be able to paint the Calsonic logos on the grilles. Essential!
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24290, TAM24317 and TAM24331

Reference: ST27-FP24101

If you are one of the lucky ones who still has one of the Mercedes SLR McLaren on your shelf, you are in luck, because thanks to this re-edition by Studio27, you will be able to get a complete set of photoetched parts to further increase the detail of your model . Do not miss this opportunity!
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Studio27: Photo-etched parts 1/24 scale - Lancia Stratos HF - photo-etched parts, seatbelt fabric and assembly instructions - for Hasegawa references 20217, 20261, 20268, 20282, 20361, HA20361, 20440, CR-32, 20499, 20561, 21215, HC-15, 25032, CR-32, 25032, 25036, CR-36, 25232, CR-32, HACR32, 25032, CR-32, HACR33, 25033 and CR-33

Reference: ST27-FP24185

At last!!! Studio27's photo-etched parts for Hasegawa's super classic model of the Lancia Stratos, and valid for the different existing liveries. A super interesting air filter, the different grilles, Montecarlo rally plates for the winning unit of 1977, perforated pedals, covers for the gas cap, and as a complement, a series of plates for other of the most famous versions, such as the TO M26363 of the winner of San Remo in 1975 with Waldegård, or the multiple winner TO N12661 with which Alen won the 1978 Giro d'Italia with the Pirelli Stratos and Waldegård the 1976 San Remo, as well as being second in Monte Carlo. Surely there is one for your version!
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Blue Stuff: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Honda RC213V Aspar MotoGP Team sponsored by Pull&Bear #69 - Nicky Hayden - Test version, Moto GP World Championship 2015 - resin parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM14130

Reference: 12-035

Decal sheet with the decorations used on the Honda RC213V during the Moto GP pre-season tests of the 2015 season, with Nicky Hayden as main rider. Different logo options for days one and two of the Qatar tests, or those held in Malaysia. A small resin piece is included for communications that is located on the rear tail.
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Blue Stuff: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Suzuki GSX-RR Suzuki Ecstar Team sponsored by Estrella Galicia #36, 42 - Joan Mir, Alex Rins - Moto GP World Championship 2022 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM14139

Reference: 12-036

Decal sheet with the complete decorations for the two official riders of the Suzuki Moto GP team during what will be, for the moment, the last season of Suzuki in Moto GP, that of 2022. It includes some useful guides to manufacture and place the masks necessary for painting the fairing before applying the decals.
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Blue Stuff: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Kawasaki GPZ900 sponsored by Top Gun 1986 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions - for Aoshima kits

Reference: 12-037

There are movies that mark times, like Top Gun, and if not, tell the Moto GP rider Maverick Viñales. Its name comes precisely from this film, and in it its protagonist, played by Tom Cruise, rides a beautiful Kawasaki GPZ900 with some stickers that make it unique. For motorcycle and movie lovers, Blue-Stuff has recreated this decoration for the 1/12 scale model of Aoshima. And as a detail, in this set the decals for the license plate of the Kawasaki H2 used in the second part are included as an extra. Sparkly!
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Ukrainian Scale Cars Production: Transkit 1/24 scale - Volkswagen Transporter T2 Pick-Up - resin parts - for Revell reference REV07667

Reference: USCP-24T049

Do you want to do something different with your Revell model of the Volkswagen Transporter T2? USCP offers you the possibility of transforming your model into the Pick-Up version, with a complete body in high-quality resin, complete with the inner door panels, and the side plates of the box separated with their corresponding hinges. What are you going to carry in your pick-up?
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Ukrainian Scale Cars Production: Model car kit 1/24 scale - BMW M5 e39 - resin parts, rubber parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: USCP-24K004

The BMW M5 e39, the third generation of the model, is an example of the struggle between luxury sports saloons in the late 1990s, and for a time the M5 was the fastest saloon on the planet, reaching 300 km/h (limiter disconnected). USPC is finalizing the details of its kit of this model, made as usual in a very fine resin, combined with photo-etched parts for the most minuscule details. We are already looking forward to seeing more!
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Print Lab Decals: Decals 1/12 scale - Dave Potter Yamaha YZR 500 sponsored by BP #8, 27 - Dave Potter - Transatlantic Trophy 1980 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology

Reference: PLB2-691857

Decals to make the versions of the Yamaha YZR 500 & 750 that Dave Potter used in the 1980 season in the Transatlantic Races.
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/20 scale - Williams F1 BMW FW24 - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2002 - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20055

Reference: ST27-FP2036

Fast like few others, the Williams FW24 put Scuderia Ferrari in check during the 2002 season. This single-seater was reproduced at 1/20 scale by Tamiya, and to further detail it, Studio27 designed this photo-etched plate, with which elements such as the brakes, the radiators, or the front spoiler, will gain in realism.
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/20 scale - Brabham BT50 BMW Turbo sponsored by Parmalat - Formula 1 World Championship 1982 - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20017

Reference: ST27-FP2037

As with the models, there are also occasional reissues of other accessories, such as the Studio27 photo-etched plates. Why not take advantage of this new opportunity? The Tamiya model of the Brabham BT50 is characterized by exposing the monocoque and all the mechanical part when the cover is removed. What better complement to make these areas shine in detail than the grilles, plates and belts, in addition to the two configurations for the lateral planes of the rear spoiler, included in these photoetched parts?
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Tamiya: Model car kit 1/20 scale - Tyrrell Ford P34 Six Wheels Tyrrell Racing Team sponsored by ELF #3, 4 - Jody Scheckter, Patrick Depailler - Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix 1976 - photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: TAM20058

Years go by, and it's still spectacular. Tamiya's kit of the famous 6-wheeled Tyrrell, with its extensively detailed Cosworth engine, its removable bodywork to reveal part of the cockpit with the pedals and the steering column, and the addition of a photo-etched plate with elements such as the lower bracket of the spoiler or the filter of the intake air to the engine, which was mounted specifically for the Japanese Grand Prix, continues to be a delight for the modeler, whether he is a fan of Formula 1 or not.
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Nunu: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo Phoenix Team sponsored by Scherer #4 - Pierre Kaffer + Frank Stippler + Dries Vanthoor + Frederic Vervisch - 24 Hours Nürburgring 2019 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: PN24026

Beautiful the asymmetrical decoration used by the Audi of the Phoenix team on its way to victory in the 2019 24 Hours of Nürburgring, the one chosen by Nunu for his new reference of the Audi R8 GT3 in its Evo version, where significant changes can be seen above all at the front of the car compared to previous versions of the Audi R8. A very complete kit, with an exquisite detail of the interior, and with the parts of the engine visible through the rear cover reproduced, as well as the rear part of the gearbox and the exhausts, highly visible and representative elements of the car from his rear view. It also includes the central auxiliary headlights used for lighting during the night hours of the race.
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Hasegawa: Model car kit 1/24 scale - Nissan Sunny - Pulsar RNN14 GTI-R 1990 - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: 21147

New Hasegawa moulds, with high quality fittings and details, for one of the most powerful compact models of the 90s. The homologation regulations for Gr.A caused several brands to launch very powerful and evolved models on the market, with complex all-wheel drive systems, to make its competition variants more competitive. Nissan launched its Sunny GTI-R in the early 1990s, reaching a power of 230 hp, being recognizable by its bulging front hood with the air intake for the intercooler.
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Fujimi: Model car kit 1/24 scale - McLaren MP4-12C GT3 McLaren GT Team sponsored by Blancpain #60 - Klaas Hummel + Pierre Kaffer + Adam Christodoulou - 3 Hours of Magny-Cours 2011 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: FJ125558

Practically from the moment of its presentation in 2011, the McLaren MP4-12C had its corresponding competition version to compete in the different GT's championships, among which was the Blancpain Endurance Series. Magny Cours was the fourth race of the series, and the second in which the McLarens participated, although neither of the two units managed to finish the race. The Fujimi kit has a great interior detail, some fantastic rims, and allows you to complete the upper part of the engine with different parts, as it is visible through the rear transparent cover. Really beautiful!
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Brembo Brake Red - 1 x 30ml

Reference: N5-X049

Red tone specifically formulated to match the color used on Brembo brake calipers. A color that for many drivers is synonymous with sportiness, performance and distinction... and it was in the mid-1980s when Brembo designed and manufactured the first painted calipers for cars. A true icon!
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - HB Yellow - 1 x 30ml

Reference: N5-X048

Yellow shade formulated similar to the tone used by the different competition vehicles sponsored by HB, such as the Audi Sport Quattro of the official team or the Honda NSR500 of the Gallina team.
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Revell: Model car kit 1/25 scale - Oldsmobile 442 Coupe 1971 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: REV07695

Finally in scale model, Oldsmobile's contribution to the era of the incredible American Muscle Cars of the 70s! The 442 Coupé of 1971 had a V8 engine of no less than 7.5 liters, a real outrage if we compare them with current engines. Revell has reproduced this model at 1/24 scale, with a fully detailed engine, decals to reproduce the wooden details of the dashboard, and many other details that will delight lovers of these asphalt beasts.
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Revell: Model car kit 1/8 scale - Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 1979 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Reference: REV07710

Big, big, but very big! The possibilities to detail this model are endless, and if not, to enjoy it once assembled with all its details. Of course, we will have to find a hole. The kit includes 154 parts, a detailed engine, as well as the rest of the mechanical elements such as suspensions or transmissions, chrome parts, decals to choose between three different versions, etc. And in addition to the front bonnet, the part of the roof above the seats can also be removed. One last!
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Tamiya: Hobby tool - Compound Applicator - other materials - for Tamiya references TAM87036, TAM87068, TAM87069, TAM87070 and TAM87087 - 3 units

Reference: TAM87090

Set of three polishing cloths, 260mm x 190mm in size. These soft and delicate cloths are made from ultra-fine microfibres and are ideal for applying Tamiya Polishing Compound and Tamiya Modeling Wax products, giving the model surface a beautiful mirror finish. Even on clear parts, these cloths will not leave any blemishes, greatly improving polishing efficiency. The set includes one pink, one blue and one white cloth, to match the colors of Tamiya polishes coarse (pink), fine (blue) and finish (white), to avoid mixing cloths when applying the polish.
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Tamiya: Drill bit - Fine Pivot Drill Bit 0.3mm - Shank Dia. 1.0mm - metal parts - 1 units

Reference: TAM74114

This drill bit is perfect for making high-precision 0.3 mm diameter holes, and has a special finish to prevent breakage. Its 1 mm diameter shank, where the diameter of the drill is marked, makes it durable and very easy to handle. The shank diameter also allows the bit to be used in larger tools such as mini-drills. Recommended for use with the Tamiya Fine Pin Vise D-R reference 74112.
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Tamiya: Drill bit - Fine Pivot Drill Bit 0.4mm - Shank Dia. 1.0mm - metal parts - 1 units

Reference: TAM74115

This drill bit is perfect for making high-precision 0.4 mm diameter holes, and has a special finish to prevent breakage. Its 1 mm diameter shank, where the diameter of the drill is marked, makes it durable and very easy to handle. The shank diameter also allows the bit to be used in larger tools such as mini-drills. Recommended for use with the Tamiya Fine Pin Vise D-R reference 74112.
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Tamiya: Drill bit - Fine Pivot Drill Bit 0.5mm - Shank Dia. 1.0mm - metal parts - 1 units

Reference: TAM74116

This drill bit is perfect for making high-precision 0.5 mm diameter holes, and has a special finish to prevent breakage. Its 1 mm diameter shank, where the diameter of the drill is marked, makes it durable and very easy to handle. The shank diameter also allows the bit to be used in larger tools such as mini-drills. Recommended for use with the Tamiya Fine Pin Vise D-R reference 74112.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Zakspeed Black - 1 x 30ml - for Italeri references 3664, IT3664 and ITA3664, or Shunko Models reference SHK-D297, or Tamiya references TAM24014 and TAM24274

Reference: N5-X052

Is it black or dark blue? So that you don't have to worry, Number Five has prepared the shade of black (with a touch of blue) like the one used by Zakspeed in some of its vehicles, such as the Ford Escort Group 2 or the Ford Capri Turbo Group 5.
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Hasegawa: Model bike kit 1/12 scale - Honda NSR500 HRC Racing Team sponsored by Rothmans #1, 2, 27 - Eddie Lawson, Wayne Gardner, Michael 'Mick' Doohan - Motorcycle World Championship 1989 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reference: 21504

In the mood for a true full detail kit? Do you want to assembly an incredible model? If the answer is yes, then this kit is for you. Parts break up is awesome, detailing is microscopic, part number is overwhelming. And if we have a look at the humongous decals sheet, including even the golden lining on the censored tobacco logos, everything we say does no justice to this kit. Just remember that the actual Rothmans logos are NOT in the box.
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GPmodeling: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Lancia 037 Rally Evo II - 3D printed parts and water slide decals - 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: A037EVO2

That last! We were speechless when we heard about this detailing set to use on Hasegawa's Lancia 037 kit. It includes all the parts to recreate the front compartment of the car, including the suspensions, the steering, the fluid tanks, the spare wheel, the brake discs and the calipers, the radiator with the electric fan... and on top of that with four complete rims that fit with the new wheel hubs, and with those of the rear discs included in the rear engine reference of the same manufacturer. Now you won't be able to resist going further with the scale model of this fantastic car.
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Decalcas: Gravel conversion set 1/24 scale - Lancia Delta S4 - 3D printed parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Beemax Model Kits references B24020, 09885 and 098851, or Nunu references PN24005 and PN24030

Reference: DCL-PAR053

Set of 4 rims with tires and discs with brake calipers designed for the Nunu / Platz / Aoshima / Beemax Lancia Delta S4 kits in 1/24 scale with nuts, air valves, and decals. These rims and tires have been designed to fit perfectly on the kit, replacing the original ones, for which two pairs of rims with a 185/70 R16 size front tire and another two 196/65 R16 size rear tires are supplied, as well as the sets of discs and front and rear brake calipers, with which the Lancia Delta S4 successfully competed in numerous gravel rallys. In addition, a complete set of digitally printed decals with the different Speedline logos and the tire's own markings for the type of compound are provided. The amount of white color of the decal has been adjusted so that its transparency simulates the tone of the real tire, since in the different brands they were applied to the tire with a spray and a template.
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D.A.B. Models: Lights 1/12 scale - Lucas spotlamps 5 3/4 inches with read mount - 3D printed parts and other materials - 4 units

Reference: DAB12-012

After its versions of Oscar spotlamps and its flat spotlamps, DAB Models continues to cover the auxiliary spotlamp options, in this case with the well-known Lucas spotlamps, so that your model does not lack detail. This reference reproduces the real spotlamps with a rear mount for its anchorage and 5 3/4 inches in diameter, which at 1/12 scale means a measurement of 12.1 mm in diameter.
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