Newsletter 540: Flying elephants

Flying elephants

Flying elephants
Have you ever seen an elephant flying? Even more, have you even heard it doing so closely? Those of us who have had the opportunity to see elephants fly and listen to them up close can confirm that they are truly brutal machines.

Do the math: a Kamaz 43509 weighs just under 10 tons, each of its wheels is around 150 kilograms, they generate more than 1,000hp, they measure almost 7 meters long and more than 3 meters high... and in order to prevent them to fly to the moon and beyond they are limited to a maximum speed of 130 km/h. Even so, when one of them passes by just a few meters away, flying over the dunes, your breath just stops... trust the word of this geek!

The prestigious scale model kits brand Zvezda has taken an elephant, shrunk it to 1/35 scale, and turned it into an awesome scale model that also takes your breath away: pieces with outstanding details, including a meticulous parts listing and the whole cockpit and engine accurately reproduced. We can affirm that it's the best thing we have seen for months, and we are not the only ones who think so: the first units that arrived at SpotModel have already walked out the door without even stepping on the shelves... these elephants DO fly indeed! :-O

But don't panic, there are already a few more elephants flying towards SpotModel :)

Zvezda: Truck scale model kit 1/35 scale - Kamaz Master 43509 Kamaz Master Team sponsored by RB, VTB #509 - Andrey Karginov + Andrey Mokeev + Ivan Malkov - Dakar Rally 2022 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Zvezda Reference: ZVEZDA-3657

There are doublets, triplets, but Kamaz's results in the 2022 Dakar goes even further... the first four positions of the rally in the truck category were his... and now there are 19 victories. The manufacturer Zvezda has developed the model of this beast of the desert, and although in principle its scale is somewhat smaller than usual (1/35), the almost 7 meters long of the real model will make it still have a significant size. The kit includes a total of 275 parts, and if the mockups and the manual do not lie, the detail of the model with all the mechanical parts will be spectacular. Zvezda has the official license from the Kamaz Rallye team, and so the model includes all sponsor logos as shown in the product box pictures, covered by such license permit.
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Studio27: Transkit 1/12 scale - Honda NSR500 Mister Yumcha Blue Fox Team sponsored by Mister Donut #56 - Norifumi 'Norick' Abe - Motorcycle Japanese Grand Prix 500cc 1994 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM14082

Studio27 Reference: ST27-TK1252

In 1994 there was a historic moment in the Japanese 500cc GP, when Norick Abe, wildcard rider to the race, led the race on lap 11 in front of names like Schwantz, Doohan, Cadalora or Kocinski, holding on in front before crashing. with three laps to go. Abe was riding a Honda NSR500 with the number #56, and thanks to this Studio27 transkit, with new wheels, fairing, fuel tank, tail, rear swingarm, chassis beam, etc. now we can make based on the Tamiya model.
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Studio27: Transkit 1/12 scale - Suzuki RGB500 Heron Team sponsored by Texaco #7, 8 - Barry Sheene, Tom Herron - Motorcycle World Championship 1979 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM14003 and TAM14009

Studio27 Reference: ST27-TK1253

Transkit to convert the Tamiya kit of the Suzuki RGB500 into the units used by the Texaco Heron team in the 1979 season, with among other details a new fairing and a tail where the exhaust outlets are integrated.
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Studio27: Transkit 1/12 scale - Suzuki RGB500 sponsored by Nava Olio Fiat #10, 11 - Graziano Rossi, Virginio Ferrari - Motorcycle World Championship 1979 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM14003 and TAM14009

Studio27 Reference: ST27-TK1254

Transkit to convert the Tamiya kit of the Suzuki RGB500 into the unit used by the Nava Olio Fiat Heron team in the 1979 season, with among other details a new fairing and a tail where the exhaust outlets are integrated. The decal sheet also allows to make, as a 1980 display unit, the #10 number of Graziano Rossi, Valentino's father,
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Hasegawa: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Mini Cooper 1.3i 1997 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Hasegawa Reference: 211544

Nearly 40 years after its launch in 1959, the Mini was still in production with virtually no major changes. In 1997 the last series of the Mini appeared, and it is precisely this last generation that is reproduced in this kit, full of details in the interior and in the chassis and running axles section. The decal sheet includes some realistic wood patterns to recreate the luxurious dashboard, although the sprues also have the classic dashboard with the clocks located in the center. Engine is partially recreated in its entirety, although the body hood is missing. separate. A classic rejuvenated!
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - BMW M3 E30 Group A Prodrive Team sponsored by Alcatel #5 - Grgoire de Mevius + Willy Lux - 24 Hours de Ypres Rally 1990 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Beemax Model Kits references B24016 and BX24029

Reji Model Reference: REJI-356

Decal sheet for the version of the BMW M3 E30 Group A used by De Mevius on his way to third place on the podium at the 1990 Ypres 24 Hour Rally, already with the sponsor that accompanied him until the 1994 season, Alcatel.
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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 - 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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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: 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 - Ducati Superleggera V4 - 3D printed parts - for Tamiya reference TAM14140 - 1 + 2 units

Falcon Scale Models Reference: FSM6

Not even a week has passed since the Tamiya model of the Ducati Superleggera V4 arrived, and we already have the first references to detail it even more. In this set you will find the chain printed in detail with the gaps between links, already pre-cut and ready to paint, which is accompanied by the metal mesh that we find at the ends of the two exhaust outlets.
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Falcon Scale Models: Clutch 1/12 scale - Ducati Superleggera V4 - 3D printed parts - for Tamiya reference TAM14140 - 1 units

Falcon Scale Models Reference: FSM7

Second of the references available to increase the detail and finish of the new Tamiya scale model of the Ducati Superleggera V4, where the clutch assembly is highly visible. This set contains, printed with 3D technology, the disc pack, the clutch support housing and the outer cover. which also makes it easier to paint. Spectacular!
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Tameo Kits: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Tyrrell Ford 009 Tyrrell Racing Team #3, 4 - Didier Pironi, Jean-Pierre Jarier - Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix 1979 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, rubber parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Tameo Kits Reference: MTG009

This kit reproduces the version of the Tyrrell 009 during the Brazilian GP in the team's classic blue livery, at a point in the season when the side extensions and aerodynamic bodywork devices used later were not yet mounted, and to which Candy's colors had not yet been incorporated as the team's main sponsor.
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ScaleLab 24: Rims 1/24 scale - BBS 15 inches - 3D printed parts and photo-etched parts - for Beemax Model Kits references B24015, 105108 and aos10510 - 4 units

ScaleLab 24 Reference: SL01-020

Set of BBS rims to be used on the Nunu / Beemax Porsche 935 K2 kit. The photo-etched cores allow a perfect definition of the spokes, just as the separate resin rim facilitates the chrome painting typical of these rims. The four nuts with resin stems allow the rims to be fixed to the hub of the kit.
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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

ScaleLab 24 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 - Audi R8 LMS Evo - 3D printed parts, paint masks, photo-etched parts, resin parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts and assembly instructions - for Nunu references PN24026 and NU24026

ScaleLab 24 Reference: SL02-035

Even more complete! This is the detail set that ScaleLab24 has prepared for Nunu's new Audi R8 LMS reference, the EVO version that differs from its predecessor, the Audi R8 LMS. An extra plate of photo-etched parts to reach up to 4 to improve and detail your model, including complete perforated brake discs, grilles for the air intakes, fins for the diffusers, rear wing supports, the digital number used to indicate the position in race, the rider's interior protection nets, the windshield wipers, etc. And in addition, the interior and exterior masks are included for painting the windows, the calipers for the resin brake discs, the fabric for mounting the harnesses, some turned metal parts.... little more can be lack!
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ScaleLab 24: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Sauber Mercedes C9 - photo-etched parts, seatbelt fabric and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24091, TAM24310 and TAM24359

ScaleLab 24 Reference: SL02-032-A

ScaleLab 24 presents us with a second, easier option from its upgrade set for the Tamiya Sauber Mercedes C9, for those modellers who prefer to focus primarily on the external appearance of the model. Of course, the details are still brilliant, with improvements to the brakes, rear wing supports and their lateral planes, templates to paint the tire marks, buckles for the harnesses... and speaking of harnesses, the fabric is also included to manufacture them.
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RC Books: Book - Lancia Stratos Group 5 - Turbo - Silhouette - Standard edition

RC Books Reference: RCBOOK-06

Bibliographical and reference book of the Lancia Stratos Group 5, in Italian and English languages, and which includes 400 pages, more than 200 photographs, 100 illustrations, and a lot of information about what is one of the most fantastic Italian competition cars in the world. all the times.
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Studio27: Car scale model kit 1/20 scale - Williams Renault FW19 Rothmans Williams Renault Team sponsored by Hype #3, 4 - Jacques Villeneuve, Heinz-Harald Frentzen - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1997 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FK20212C

The single-seater in which Jacques Villeneuve became world champion in the 1997 season, available in a stupendous resin kit complete with white metal parts, turned metal parts, photo-etched parts, and a complete decal sheet.
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Scale Production: Seat 1/24 scale - Seats Classic type 2 - 3D printed parts - 2 units

Scale Production Reference: SP24322

Two seats for classic vehicles, without headrests, and with the relief to imitate the padding and the stitched wefts, diagonally on the sides. Ideal for the transformations of the classics to competition, or to give them a more sporty touch.
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Ukrainian Scale Cars Production: Seat 1/24 scale - Sparco R600 sportseats - resin parts - 2 units

Ukrainian Scale Cars Production Reference: 24A065

Pair of sports seats from the brand Sparco for street sports cars, made with great detail, such as the wheels for adjusting the backrest or the engraved marks on the seams.
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Studio27: Tyre set 1/24 scale - Slick tyres - rubber parts - 4 units

Studio27 Reference: ST27-MO2401-38

Set of 4 smooth tires of 18mm inner diameter and 25mm outer diameter. Each of the tires has a width of 9mm.
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Hasegawa: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Toyota 91 C-V Tom's Team sponsored by Minolta #36 - Masanori Sekiya + Hitoshi Ogawa + Andy Wallace - Japan Sport Prototype Endurance Championship (JSPC) 1991 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Hasegawa Reference: 211568

Kit to make the winning unit of the Fuji 500 Miles, third round of the Japanese Sport Prototype Championship (JSPC) in 1991. A completely new kit, with very interesting details, such as the rims with a separate core to facilitate color painting in white. Although the rear hood cannot be opened, the mechanical parts visible through any of the openings in the bodywork have been detailed, with a gearbox, a set of suspensions, radiators and turbos at the very rear well-defined, which complement its exquisite interior and the front of the monocoque chassis. Quite a delight!
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Hasegawa: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Subaru Impreza WRC 2005 Atolye Kazaz Team sponsored by Red Devil #27 - Kristian Sohlberg + Tomi Tuominen - Rally de Italia Sardegna 2006 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Hasegawa Reference: 20614

It looks like it, but it isn't. Driver Kristian Sohlberg has nothing to do with the Solberg brothers, but that didn't stop his superb performance at the 2006 Sardinia Rally, where he finished sixth, even ahead of the factory Subarus. A beautiful decoration with the colors of the Red Devil energy drinks, which undoubtedly gave it a strong boost.
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Hasegawa: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Jaguar XJR-8 Silk Cut Jaguar Team #6 - Martin Brundle + John Nielsen - FIA World Sports-Prototype Championship (WSPC) 1987 - plastic parts, resin parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Hasegawa Reference: 20615

The version of the Jaguar XJR-8 that participated in the fourth round of the World Sport Prototype Championship held at Silverstone. Compared to previous versions of the kit, in addition to a new decal sheet, new resin parts are included for the extension located in the center of the front hood, and also for the reproduction of the air outlets above the wings of the front wheels.
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Hasegawa: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Mazda Savanna RX-7 SA22C Mazda Technical Center Team #7 - Yoshimi Katayama + Yojiro Terada + Takashi Yorino - 24 Hours of Daytona 1979 - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Hasegawa Reference: 21146

Mazda achieved worldwide fame after its victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but that does not mean that it had previously achieved other important successes outside of Japan. In 1979 the small coup RX-7 achieved victory in the GTU category at the 24 Hours of Daytona, also achieving fifth place overall. The Hasegawa scale kit allows this version to be reproduced, with extensive detailing of the interior, the lower part of the chassis and the suspensions, and with exquisite fittings. The kit also includes masks to paint the glass frames.
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Decalcas: Nuts - Castle nut with split pin 0,55mm, 0,7mm, 0,8mm, 0,9mm, 1,0mm - 3D printed parts - 100 + 100 + 100 + 100 + 100 units

Decalcas Reference: DCL-PAR080

Set of 500 castle nuts with built-in pin in the following sizes: 0.55mm, 0.7mm, 0.8mm, 0.9mm and 1.0mm (100 units of each of the different sizes). With them you can detail any part of your vehicles where this type of nut is found.
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