Newsletter 534: Like an actual 917

Like an actual 917

Like an actual 917
We love cars and that is why we build scale models, just as we love details, and that is why we want our builds to have as much detail as possible, to be as faithful as possible to reality. In plastic injection kits this is a problem due to the technological limitations that greatly condition the manufacture of the parts.

That's why we are very, very happy when improvements like the one presented by DAB Models this week fall into our hands, nothing less than a set of parts to update the brakes and rims of the Porsche 917 by Fujimi. It is certainly something that all of us who love the 917 want for our models. Finally!!! Detail, realism, accuracy... that's wonderful! :D

We want more, many more little things like these on our SpotModel shelves and on our assembly tables. Of course we do!!

D.A.B. Models: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Porsche 917K - 3D printed parts - for Fujimi references FJ12173, HR-5, FJ12175, FJ12188, FJ12198, FJ12199, FJ12214, FJ12236, FJ12261, FJ12359, FJ123592, FJ123882, RS-84, FJ126074, FJ126135, 12613, RS-4, FJ126135.OUTLET, FJ126142, 12614, RS-88, FJ12615, 126159, RS-92, FJ126166, 12616 and RS-98, or Revell reference REV07709

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB24-033

The rims and the brakes are one of the big problems with the veteran Fujimi and Revell kit. With this new design, rims more in line with reality and an incredible detail for its discs and brake calipers have been achieved. The set consists of two front and two rear rims, four perforated and four solid discs (for the 24 Hours of Le Mans versions) with drilled cores, four brake calipers, four vent tube clamps, five nuts and five inflation valves. These rims fit perfectly on the tires of the original kit.
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D.A.B. Models: Lights 1/24 scale - Lucas spotlamps 5 3/4 inches with rear mount - 3D printed parts and other materials - 4 units

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB24-028

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 1/24 scale means a measurement of 6 mm in diameter.
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Meng Model: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - BMW Z4 M40i - paint masks, photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Meng Model Reference: CS-005

Meng Model's new BMW Z4 M40i kit is here, and we like what we see. Option to leave the car open with the interior in view or put on the hard top, buckles for the belts, which are included, the characteristic BMW "kidney" shaped front grilles without blinding... and many other details that make of this kit a real delight. A kick!
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Ebbro: Car scale model kit 1/20 scale - Lotus Ford Type 49C Lotus Team sponsored by Gold Leaf #8, 28, 3 - Emerson Fittipaldi, Jochen Rindt - Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix, British Formula 1 Grand Prix, Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix 1970 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions, painting instructions and does NOT include tobacco sponsor decals

Ebbro Reference: EBR20006

New version of Ebbro's Lotus 49, this time corresponding to the beautiful Type 49C from the 1970 season, where he achieved his last victory in the Monaco GP in the hands of Jochen Rindt before being replaced to finish the season by the new Lotus 72. A delicious kit, with a great quantity of parts and great adjustments, apart from such interesting details as the tires with the manufacturer's logos pre-painted.
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Ebbro: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Renault 4 GTL - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Ebbro Reference: EBR25011

A myth of the automobile world, in its most luxurious version, the GTL, which received new wheels, side protections and more comfortable seats. All those details have been perfectly reproduced in this new Ebbro variant of the Renault 4 scale model, including its characteristic longitudinal engine located behind the front axle, where the gearbox is mounted in front of the engine. Even the decals include the tartan design of the seat fabric. A great tribute to the "four cans"!
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Ebbro: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Citron DS21 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Ebbro Reference: EBR25009

Ebbro's new scale kit is truly spectacular, this time of the emblematic Citron DS21. Inside the box there is a large number of plastic pieces to make all the mechanical, interior and exterior parts of the car, along with an interesting decal sheet that also includes badges in golden material. Its body configuration allows the front doors to be operable. Fantastic!!
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Ebbro: Car scale model kit 1/20 scale - Lotus Climax Type 33 Lotus Team #1, 4, 5, 6, 17, 23, 24 - Jim Clark, Mike Spence - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1965 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Ebbro Reference: EBR20027

Fantastic model of one of the most famous Formula 1 Lotus. It includes a detailed engine and gearbox, photo-etched parts for some of the grilles, turned parts for the intake trumpets, as well as metal springs for the rear shock absorbers. Although it appears in the image of the box, it does not include a pilot.
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Ebbro: Car scale model kit 1/20 scale - Brabham Honda BT18 F2 Brabham Racing Developments Team #1, 2, 3, 4 - Jack Brabham, Denis Clive 'Denny' Hulme - Goodwood Motor Circuit, FIA Formula 2 Championship, Zolder 1966 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Ebbro Reference: EBR20022

Those were other times, where it was common for F1 drivers to drive cars from the most diverse categories. In 1966 drivers like Jack Brabham also competed in F2, and as in F1 with their own single-seater, the so-called BT18. Equipped with the small Honda engine, Jack managed to win no less than 10 races, crowning himself champion. Ebbro has reproduced such a successful model in a delicious model, full of details and with precise adjustments. We love the definition of the tubular frame, the details of the engine, and the beautiful wheels. A marvel!
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Ebbro: Car scale model kit 1/20 scale - Lotus Ford Type 88B Lotus Team sponsored by Essex #11, 12 - Elio de Angelis, Nigel Ernest James Mansell - British Formula 1 Grand Prix 1981 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Ebbro Reference: EBR20010

Decals printed in Italy by Cartograf with "hot stamp" technology, chrome parts, tires with rubber printed Good Year logos, a fully detailed engine.... Mind blowing!!!!!
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Tamiya: Hobby tool - Modeler's Punch - 2mm and 3mm - metal parts and other materials

Tamiya Reference: TAM74122

You can use this handy tool to make circular pieces from plastic sheets up to 0.5mm thick or from masking tape. It has a rotating handle for easy use. Includes interchangeable punches to make 2mm and 3mm circles. Its sharp cutting edge ensures that the tool makes holes with great precision.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16v sponsored by Martini Racing #2 - Juha Kankkunen + Juha Piironen - 1000 Lakes Finland Rally 1991 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Italeri reference 4709

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D463

This reference allows you to reproduce the winning car of the 1991 1000 Lakes Rally with Juha Kankkunen at the wheel, on his way to what would be his third crown as World Rally Champion. All stripe patterns have been redesigned and more accurately reproduce these areas. Apart from all the necessary logos to complete this decoration, the decals of the inner lining of the doors are also added, which are not supplied in the model.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16v sponsored by Martini Racing #2, 3, 9 - Juha Kankkunen + Juha Piironen, Massimo 'Miki' Biasion + Tiziano Siviero - 1000 Lakes Finland Rally, Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1991 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Hasegawa references 20289, 20343, 25005, CR-5, 20433, 25013, CR-13, 20457, 20507, 20548, 20601, 25015, CR-15, 25208, HACR08, HACR15, 25015 and CR-15

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D464

New design completely revised and improved from the previous reference SHK-D088 for Hasegawa's 1/24 scale models of the 16V version of the Lancia Delta Gr.A. In addition to the modifications in the design of the original decal to make the winning version of the 1000 Lagos Rally of 1991, it includes as a novelty the necessary logos to be able to also make the decoration of the Montecarlo Rally of the year 1991. Much more complete and attractive!
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Benetton Ford B190 Benetton Formula Ltd Team sponsored by Autopolis #19, 20 - Nelson Piquet, Roberto Moreno, Alessandro Nannini - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1990 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Hasegawa references 20340, FS5, FS-5, 23010, CF10, CF-10, 51550, SP50, 23013, CF13 and CF-13

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D114

The perfect decal sheet to renew the ones included in the original kit if they are damaged, or to modify the final decoration in case of having any of the other references. Whatever your need, this Shunko reference will fit your Hasegawa Benetton B190 1/24 scale model kit like a glove.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Porsche Kremer 935 K3 Dick Barbour Racing Team sponsored by Apple Computer #9 - Bob Garretson + Bobby Rahal - IMSA, 5 Hours Riverside 1980 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Nunu references PN24006 and PN24029

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D465

This decal allows you to reproduce the version with number #9 that competed in the IMSA championship in the 1980 season. One of the main differences with respect to the version used in Le Mans are the stripes on the front hood, with a distribution of colors and a different sizes to those used from the participation in Le Mans in June of the same year. In this decal sheet, corresponding to the race held in April at the Riverside circuit, that first inverted order of colors is used, different from that of Le Mans. In this race the result of the Dick Barbour team could not be better, finishing the one sponsored by Apple in second position behind his teammate, the number #6 sponsored by Sachs.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Nissan Skyline GT-R Group N Nissan Motorsports International Team sponsored by Castrol RB #3 - Hideo Fukuyama + Akira Iida - N1 Endurance Series 1992 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM24111

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D466

The competitiveness of the Nissan Skyline GT-R was such that apart from the JTCC with the Gr.A versions, it also dominated the N1 Endurance Series, a Japanese endurance championship for Gr.N vehicles almost as standard. One of the versions of that championship was sponsored by Castrol Racing. At the time, Tamiya delivered a decal that mixed serigraphy and offset printing in the mock-up of this model, which required overlapping decals. This new product, ideal to replace the original decals of the kit, is completely screen printed, so it is not necessary to overlap the decals.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Porsche Kremer 935 K3 Dick Barbour Racing Team sponsored by Apple Computer #71 - Bob Garretson + Allan Moffat + Bobby Rahal - 24 Hours Le Mans 1980 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Nunu references PN24006 and PN24029

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D423-B

Decoration to recreate from Nunu's spectacular Porsche Kremer 935 K3 the version of the Dick Barbour team during its participation in the 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours, where it had to be withdrawn due to engine valve problems halfway through the race, at which time he was in eighth position. The color scheme of the Apple color stripes on the front hood varied from that used previously in the IMSA championship, and remained that way for the rest of the season.
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Aoshima: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Pagani Zonda F 2005 - metal parts, paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Aoshima Reference: 056035

Pagani is one of the most exclusive brands, but sometimes it goes a little further with some limited editions, such as the Zonda "F" model, of which only 25 units were manufactured. Inaccessible to virtually everyone, you can now take advantage of Aoshima adding it to its Supercar series. The kit is a delight, with a fully detailed engine that is visible after assembly as the rear bonnet can be removed, as is the front bonnet, where the suspension and chassis are also hyper-detailed. And to paint the different windows, a set of masks have been included. There is no longer an excuse not to have a Zonda at home!
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Aoshima: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Pagani Zonda F 2005 - photo-etched parts, turned metal parts and other materials - for Aoshima references 056035 and 058060

Aoshima Reference: 059562

Just as Pagani offers its customers special finishes, you can do the same with your Pagani Zonda F model thanks to the photo-etched set offered by Aoshima itself, where you will find the grilles for the air intakes, the brake discs or the different Pagani emblems with even better definition. The set is complemented by the turned metal exhaust pipe outlets, and with transferable metal ones with different emblems or the mirror glass. A more than interesting option!
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Aoshima: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Lamborghini Huracan Liberty Walk LB Works Version 1 - metal parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials and assembly instructions

Aoshima Reference: AOSH-059883

Lovers of LB-Works jobs are in luck. Aoshima brings us the first of the versions they made for those who want a somewhat different Huracan. A kit where the oversized front bumper is integrated into the bodywork itself, while the rest of the bodywork parts have been made in the same plastic color so the model looks great even unpainted. Another very interesting detail of the model is that the height of the vehicle and the camber angle of the wheels can be adjusted even after assembly. How in the real car!
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Aoshima: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Lamborghini Huracan Liberty Walk LB Works Version 2 - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Aoshima Reference: AOSH-059906

Given the LB-Works work philosophy, with personalized designs to suit the client, there is more than one option for those who want a different Lamborghini Huracan. Aoshima offers us a second version whose main difference lies in a larger rear spoiler. As in the first version, the model's front bumper is integrated into the body itself, while the rest of the body parts have been made in the same plastic color so that the model looks great even without to paint. And once assembled, both the height of the model and the camber angle of the wheels can be adjusted. Spectacular!
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Aoshima: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Lamborghini Murcielago R-SV Reiter Engineering Team 2010 - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials and assembly instructions

Aoshima Reference: AOSH-063743

Here you have the scale model of the version of the Lamborghini Murcielago R-SV homologated to run in the FIA GT World Championship. The kit includes an exploded view with great detail, allowing the option of leaving the retractable doors open, and the set of decals, printed by Cartograf, allows you to recreate the version presented to the press at an event prior to the celebration of the 24 Spa Hours 2010.
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Fujimi: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Porsche 930 Turbo 1976 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Fujimi Reference: FJ126609

Re-edition of the fantastic kit of the Porsche 911 turbo from Fujimi's Enthusiast series, and essential for all modellers who love legendary sports cars. The model includes a detailed and careful exploded view of the turbo engine, and allows the front part of the model to be opened, revealing the area where the fuel tank and the spare wheel are located. A classic that never goes out of style!
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Fujimi: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - BMW M3 E30 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Fujimi Reference: FJ126746

Interesting kit of the BMW M3 E30 to make the street version of the model. The kit comes with white plastic injected bodywork, black plastic interior and chassis, and the very successful BBS rims are perfectly chromed. What it does not bring is an engine, but the truth is that it is not missing either.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Brembo Brake Red - 1 x 30ml

Number Five 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 - 320i E46 White - 1 x 30ml - for Nunu references PN24033 and NU-24033

Number Five Reference: N5-C172

We agree that white tones look alike, but also that they are not all the same. So if you are one of those who prefer to use the exact color, you are in luck. Number Five has prepared the same formulation used by BMW to paint the 320i E46 white.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - HB Yellow - 1 x 30ml

Number Five 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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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - British F1 Chassis Grey - 1 x 30ml

Number Five Reference: N5-X046

Before carbon frames appeared, it was common to see Formula 1 frames painted to prevent corrosion. Many of the single-seaters of the British teams, such as Lotus, used a somewhat peculiar gray. Number Five has formulated this color so that you can easily paint your vintage F1 models.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Type 91 Black - 1 x 30ml - for Ebbro references EBR20012 and EBR20019, or Tameo Kits references TMK268 and TMK287

Number Five Reference: N5-C174

The shade of black you need to paint your Formula 1 Lotus 91 kit during its time of sponsorship by John Player Special.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Z4 M40i Red - 1 x 30ml - for Meng Model reference CS-005

Number Five Reference: N5-C173

How well that red color called San Francisco suits the BMW Z4 M40i! To make your model look just as good, Number Five has formulated the perfect shade of red for your build of Meng's kit... or any other.
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Fujimi: Car scale model 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

Fujimi 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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KMP Kool Models Production: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Fiat 650 NP Group 2 sponsored by Giannini #316 - Maurizio Leonardelli - Trento Bondone Hill Climb 2018 - 3D printed parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24169, TAM24173, TAM89655, 24169 and TAM89675

KMP Kool Models Production Reference: KMP-TK24202

A true giant killer. This is one of the most famous vehicles intended for hill climbs, the Fiat 500 gr2, with the wider wings, the anti-roll bar, the tires with a larger groove to increase the width of the tracks and the modified engine. This transkit is specifically designed to replicate one of the Fiat 650NP Giannini, of which several copies can be found, with their corresponding decorations and small differences. The transkit allows you to make a "standard" version, which serves as a base whether you want to make a classic version or some of the most modern ones that are still in use today. The transkit is designed to be used with the Fiat 500F and Fiat 695SS Tamiya kits which include an engine, on which the transformation parts of the TK are used. If you want to use the Gunze model as a base, the complete engine for the Fiat 650 NP can be purchased separately. The decals included in the transkit allow you to make the version you see in the photos.
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Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Porsche 962GTi Nisseki Racing Team sponsored by Trust #100 - George Fouch + Steven Andskar - Japan Sport Prototype Endurance Championship (JSPC) 1991 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology

Print Lab Decals Reference: PLB2-927004

Decoration to make the version of the Porsche 962 GTi of the Nisseki team driven by G.Fouche and S.Andskar in the 1991 Japanese Sport Prototype Championship (JSPC). The decals are designed to be used with the Hasegawa Porsche 962C kit in combination with the CRModels transkit.
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Renaissance Models: Bonnet pins 1/24 scale - Bonnet fasteners old style - photo-etched parts - 10 units

Renaissance Models Reference: 24ATTCUIR

Photo-etched plate with 10 sets of hood latches that imitate those made of leather that were used in the 1950s to ensure the closure of the different car hoods.
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