Newsletter 536: On the crest of the wave

On the crest of the wave

On the crest of the wave
We have to insist one more week: the very clear market trend towards the production of parts using 3D printers is unstoppable. For some years now, almost all manufacturers have used this technology to produce the "master" of their parts, prominent brands such as Model Factory Hiro have included small parts produced by 3D printing for a long time, or some manufacturers such as Decalcas already make all their products using these modern and sophisticated techniques.

It is clear that new technologies also find their application in scale modeling, while making the release of new products and even new brands easier and more affordable. This is the case of Yamamoto Model Parts and Falcon Scale Models, two new European brands that we have just added to our manufacturer catalogue at SpotModel. Both produce all their parts using 3D printing and we can assure you that we will soon incorporate more similar brands. Interesting times are coming!!! :D

SpotModel always on the crest of the wave. :)

Yamamoto Model Parts: Detail 1/24 scale - CB Radio Set - 3D printed parts and other materials

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPTUN80

Before the logical evolution led to other more complex systems, racing vehicles were equipped with cumbersome radio transmitters. Printed in 3D, the parts included with this reference make up the basic equipment, with a transmitter base, antenna and microphone. Includes 10 cm of black cable with a diameter of 0.2 mm. The transmitter can also be used for off-road scale models, trucks, and even (why not?) military vehicles. Over and out!
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Yamamoto Model Parts: Detail 1/24 scale - Set of sports shock absorbers - 3D printed parts and other materials

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPTUN79

Set with three sets of sports shock absorbers with different sizes and mountings, to be used on both the front and rear axles. The body of the shock absorbers simulates the threading and the nut for height adjustment. The final height of the assembly is achieved by modifying the position of the shock absorber shaft. The set includes a 0.2 mm diameter cable to recreate the springs.
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Yamamoto Model Parts: Detail 1/24 scale - Distributors for 8 cylinder engines - 3D printed parts and other materials - 4 units

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPTUN72

If there is a characteristic element when it comes to detailing the engines of our models, these are the spark plug cables, and although the engines currently use complex electronic management systems, in the past the spark was generated by an ignition distributor with as many cables (plus one) as cylinders had the engine. If you're detailing a "classic" engine you might find these 3D printed two-piece distributors, designed for eight-cylinder engines and complete with wiring in three different colors, to be of great use to you.
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Yamamoto Model Parts: Detail 1/24 scale - Distributors for 6 cylinder engines - 3D printed parts and other materials - 4 units

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPTUN71

If there is a characteristic element when it comes to detailing the engines of our models, these are the spark plug cables, and although the engines currently use complex electronic management systems, in the past the spark was generated by an ignition distributor with as many cables (plus one) as cylinders had the engine. If you're detailing a "classic" engine, you might find these 3D printed two-piece distributors, designed for six-cylinder engines and complete with wiring in three different colors,,to be of great use to you.
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Yamamoto Model Parts: Detail 1/24 scale - Distributors for 4 cylinder engines - 3D printed parts and other materials - 4 units

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPTUN70

If there is a characteristic element when it comes to detailing the engines of our models, these are the spark plug cables, and although the engines currently use complex electronic management systems, in the past the spark was generated by an ignition distributor with as many cables (plus one) as cylinders had the engine. If you're detailing a "classic" engine you might find these 3D printed two-piece distributors, designed for four-cylinder engines and complete with wiring in three different colors, to be of great use to you.
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Yamamoto Model Parts: Detail 1/24 scale - Turbo kit for 4 cylinder engines - 3D printed parts - 3 units

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPTUN56

How easy it will be to incorporate a turbocharger to any of the engines in our models (as long as they are four-cylinder) with this complete set, which includes all the elements involved in the supercharging system; intake manifold with throttle, exhaust manifold, turbocharger with separate compressor and turbine parts, and connecting pipe... and with three designs for each of the parts. Tuning lovers just got lucky!
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Yamamoto Model Parts: Detail 1/24 scale - Set of fluid tanks - 3D printed parts - 6 units

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPTUN54

It is common for racing vehicles to have some specific containers and jars in the engine compartment area, normally made of aluminium. This set includes six of the most common designs. Essential!
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Yamamoto Model Parts: Detail 1/24 scale - Racing pedal box set - 3D printed parts - 3 units

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPTUN53

Like many other components, the pedals of the most modern competition vehicles are increasingly complex, featuring a vast number of different settings for helping the driver to find the most comfortable position. This set includes the most common designs, where the pedals are integrated into a base together with the master cylinders, with two of the bases reproducing systems with two or three pedals with lower linkage, and one base with three pedals with upper linkage. There is no longer an excuse for not detailing the pedal area!
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Yamamoto Model Parts: Detail 1/24 scale - Strut bar set - 3D printed parts and plastic parts - 3 units

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPTUN52

This reference includes 3 pairs of brackets featuring different designs to build the strut reinforcement bars, also known as anti-torsion bars. The supports are printed with 3D technology, while a plastic tube is included for the central bar so it can be cut down to fit the width of the model.
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Yamamoto Model Parts: Detail 1/24 scale - Winch set - 3D printed parts

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPTUN46

Lovers of off-road models, or those who want to build in detail assistance vehicles used for the rescue of other vehicles, will appreciate this 3D printed winch for their models. The winch comes separated into three pieces, the electric motor, the hook and the guide rollers, which allow the modeler to configure the scene with different lengths of string (not included). Do you already know in which model to incorporate it?
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Yamamoto Model Parts: Fire extinguisher 1/24 scale - Fire system with metallic base - 3D printed parts and photo-etched parts - 1 units

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPTUN26

Fire extinguisher printed with 3D technology, which includes a photo-etched plate to build its bracket.
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Yamamoto Model Parts: Steering wheel 1/24 scale - Quick release Steering wheel - 3D printed parts and other materials - 1 units

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPTUN23

What a great idea! Using the two neodymium magnets included in the set, the steering wheel can be detached from the steering column and placed on a hook as on many of the real cars.
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Falcon Scale Models: Chain set 1/12 scale - Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood Replica / Ducati 900 SS - 3D printed parts - for Tamiya references TAM14019 and TAM14025 - 1 + 2 units

Falcon Scale Models Reference: FSM5

Although Tamiya's kit of the Ducati 900 MH is a true classic, why not improve it with 3D technology too? Falcon Scale Models offers us a new chain with perfectly defined links, in addition to two grid meshes also printed in 3D for the air intake towards the carburetors. The chain is delivered pre-cut and ready to paint. It's time for classics!
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Falcon Scale Models: Chain set 1/12 scale - Suzuki GSX-RR - 3D printed parts - for Tamiya reference TAM14139

Falcon Scale Models Reference: FSM1

The chain... and many other interesting details, printed using 3D technology, In addition to the chain with the integrated front and rear sprockets, which comes already cut and ready to paint, this set also includes a set of bolts with nuts for the rear sprocket, a front sprocket nut, a nut for the rear wheel axle with the cotter pin, and the chain adjusters with their bolts. The assembly of the adjusters requires the modification of the swing arm section of the kit.
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Falcon Scale Models: Chain set 1/12 scale - Suzuki GSX-R750 - 3D printed parts - for Hasegawa references 21507 and 21725 - 1 units

Falcon Scale Models Reference: FSM3

Part printed with 3D technology for replacing the chain of the Suzuki GSX-R750 Hasegawa kit. The links are perfectly defined and, for better detail and easier painting, the pinion and crown retaining bolts come in a separate bracket. The chain is delivered pre-cut and ready to paint.
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Falcon Scale Models: Clutch 1/12 scale - Suzuki GSX-RR - 3D printed parts - for Tamiya reference TAM14139 - 1 units

Falcon Scale Models Reference: FSM4

Clutch assembly for the Tamiya kit of the Moto GP Suzuki GSX-RR, printed in two separate pieces to facilitate the painting of the clutch discs and the casing.
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Falcon Scale Models: Chain set 1/12 scale - Kawasaki H2R / H2 Carbon - 3D printed parts - for Tamiya references TAM14131 and TAM14136 - 1 units

Falcon Scale Models Reference: FSM2

Detail set for the Tamiya kit of the Kawasaki H2R and H2 Carbon versions, which includes a new 3D printed chain with a better detail of the links, showing the gap between them, and featuring a separate pinion anchor bolt to facilitate painting. In addition, the necessary parts for the assembly of the steering damper are included, with a great detail of the connecting ball joint, which can be assembled either using only the 3D parts or using the metal rod included with the model. Your choice!
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Tamiya: Motorbike scale model kit 1/12 scale - Ducati Superleggera V4 - metal parts, paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Tamiya Reference: TAM14140

Big surprise with Tamiya's announcement of its new reference in their motorcycle range, none other than the exclusive Superleggera V4. Its 998cc engine, which is bolted to the frame, is highly detailed, as well as the fairing with its carbon fiber aerodynamic wings. The chain is divided into two sections, improving the detail of the links, and you can even choose between the street and racing versions for the instrument panel. As usual, a spectacular work by Tamiya, with much more to discover!
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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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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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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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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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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Mercedes Benz 300SLR Daimler Benz AG Team #722 - Stirling Moss + Denis Jenkinson - Mille Miglia 1955 - 3D printed parts, metal 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

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K817

MFH has done it again, surprising us with a model with a long history and with which Stirling Moss forcefully prevailed over his teammate, Juan Manuel Fangio, in the 1955 Mille Miglia. Once assembled, the model allows the opening and closing of the front and rear hoods, as well as the doors, allowing a complete view of the detailed interior and the mechanical part. A complete model that includes, among many other details, tires with the manufacturer's marks in relief, and beautiful spoked rims to assemble from a turned aluminum rim and stainless steel spokes with which to achieve maximum realism. What a wonder!
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Ferrari Dino 246 GT sponsored by Motta #30 - Pierluigi Pantaleoni + Maioli - Rally Due Valli 1980 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE1192

Resin model kit to make the version of the Ferrari 246 GT used by Pantaleoni and Maioli in the 1980 Due Valli Rally, where they could not reach the finish line.
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Ferrari 308 GTB Padova Corse Team sponsored by Simod Camel #2 - Raffaele Pinto + Fabio Penariol - Autodromo di Monza Rally 1978 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE1194

Scale kit of the first version of the famous Ferrari 308 GTB prepared in the town of Padua by Michelotto, presented on the occasion of the 1978 Monza Autodromo Rally, where he reached third position with Pinto and Penariol at the wheel.
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Ferrari 308 GTB sponsored by Autostile #5 - Nicola Busseni + Daniele Ciocca - Rally della Valle d'Aosta 1982 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE1196

Resin kit of the Ferrari 308 with which Nicola Busseni and Daniele Ciocca finished second in the Valle d'Aosta Rally in 1982. As a curious fact, the car was presented on the Rally exit ramp with unpainted bodywork, showing just the primer.
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Ferrari 308 GTB sponsored by Ricard Abert #11 - Nicola Busseni + Daniele Ciocca - 100.000 Trabucchi Rally 1982 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE1197

Resin kit to complete the Ferrari 308 GTB with which Busseni and Ciocca reached a wonderful third position in the 1982 Trabucchi 100,000 Rally, in a rally won by Miki Biasion.
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Ferrari 308 GTB sponsored by Italia Assicurazioni #4 - Carlo Maria Cuccirelli + Giovanna Muttini - Rally del Carso e dei Colli Orientali 1983 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE1198

Resin kit to assemble the Ferrari 308 GTB with which Cuccirelli and Muttini participated in the Rally del Carso e dei Colli Orientali in 1983, where they could not reach the finish line due to an accident.
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Profil24: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Lola T280 Ecurie Bonnier Switzerland Team sponsored by Switzerland #7, 8 - Hugues de Fierlant + Jorge de Bagration + Mario Arajo de Cabral "Nicha", Grard Larrousse + Joakim "Jo" Bonnier + Gijs van Lennep - 24 Hours Le Mans 1972 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Profil24 Reference: P24140K

In 1972, the Ecurie Bonnier team participated with a Lola t280 in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, sponsored by Switzerland, using its famous cheeses as a decoration motif, which is why the car was painted yellow and it had some holes painted on it as if it were Gruyere cheese. A very original and striking decoration chosen by Profil for its new reference, made entirely of resin as usual, and with a complete photo-etched plate. We love!
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Hobby Design: Air valve 1/12 scale - Air valve Honda RC211V - turned metal parts - for Tamiya references TAM14092, TAM14095, TAM14096, TAM14097, TAM14106, TAM14107 and TAM14108 - 4 units

Hobby Design Reference: HD07-0020

For those who like to detail their models, the air valves are one of those elements that should never be missing. For the kits of the Honda RC211V, Hobby Design has made exact replicas in turned metal of those used in reality. They even have the cap!
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