Newsletter 543: Plasticard

Plasticard

Plasticard
Who has not used plasticard four hundred and twenty times to improve the hood of a sports car, to create anti-roll bars on a GT, to modify the spoiler of an F1, to add details to a motorcycle engine or to build a whole truck from scratch? We've all used it, right?

The boss is a big consumer of plasticard, he uses it for everything. He's so sick that we think he even makes sandwiches with the material... XD

A few weeks ago he received some product samples from AK Interactive, since these guys have acquired a plastic injection machine and launched a plasticard-type product line in both polystyrene and ABS. Needless to say, the boss has gone crazy and has ordered a box of each reference for his personal use... He's really excited!

Soon we will receive the first supply, focused on solid rods, and later the whole AK catalog will arrive: the hollow rods, profiles, sheets... awesome!!!

If you like plasticard sandwiches, SpotModel have them in all flavors. :)

AK Interactive: Plasticard - Round solid 2.00 mm rod - plastic parts - 6 units

AK Interactive Reference: AK6540

Solid round polystyrene rods, measuring 2.00 mm diameter and 35 cm long.
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AK Interactive: Plasticard - Round solid 3.00 mm rod - plastic parts - 4 units

AK Interactive Reference: AK6541

Solid round polystyrene rods, measuring 3.00 mm diameter and 35 cm long.
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AK Interactive: Plasticard - Round solid 1.50 mm rod - plastic parts - 8 units

AK Interactive Reference: AK6539

Solid round polystyrene rods, measuring 1.50 mm diameter and 35 cm long.
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AK Interactive: Plasticard - Round solid 1.00 mm rod - plastic parts - 10 units

AK Interactive Reference: AK6538

Solid round polystyrene rods, measuring 1.00 mm diameter and 35 cm long.
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AK Interactive: Plasticard - Round solid 0.75 mm rod - plastic parts - 10 units

AK Interactive Reference: AK6537

Solid round polystyrene rods, measuring 0.75 mm diameter and 35 cm long.
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AK Interactive: Plasticard - Round solid 0.50 mm rod - plastic parts - 10 units

AK Interactive Reference: AK6536

Solid round polystyrene rods, measuring 0.50 mm diameter and 35 cm long.
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Tamiya: Motorbike scale model kit 1/12 scale - Honda CBR 1100 XX Super Blackbird - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Tamiya Reference: TAM14070

Another one of Tamiya's scale kits of late 90's superbikes, available again. As usual for the Tamiya, it comes with a complete breakdown of the engine, a transverse four-cylinder with a 16-valve cylinder head and double camshaft, the double-beam aluminum frame, the swingarm or the "shark-profile" fairing. A true classic that, thanks to Tamiya, we can once again have in our windows.
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Decalcas: Chain set 1/12 scale - Ducati Superleggera V4 - 3D printed parts - for Tamiya reference TAM14140

Decalcas Reference: DCL-PAR083

Set of parts for replacing the chain assembly of the Tamiya Ducati Superleggera V4 in 1/12 scale. It includes all the different elements that make up the whole chain assembly (including both front and rear sprockets and all their accessory elements), and everything is designed in separate parts which makes the painting work a piece of cake. All parts are manufactured with the extreme detail with which Decalcas designs and produces their impressive references, which allows giving greater realism to the model. For isntance, you can see the gap between the side plates and the rivets in the side links, and all the holes, pinions and marks are detailed in both sprockets; even the fixing nut to the axle has the clip that prevents its loss when reaching the high turning speeds of this beast designed by Ducati, all of that with a really simple assembly since it is designed with the scale modeller in mind.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Ferrari 488 GTE Evo AF Corse Team #51, 52 - Alessandro Pier Guidi + James Calado, Miguel Molina + Antonio Fuoco - FIA World Endurance Championship 2022 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K819

Belonging to the MFH "Proportion Kit" series, this kit allows for the version of what will be the last champion of the LM GTE PRO class category, since in 2023 the new regulations will modify the distribution of the different categories. A kit that focuses mainly on the exterior appearance and the passenger compartment, which allows an easier assembly without losing an iota of spectacularity once assembled, but with spectacular details, such as the pre-painted tires with the Michelin logos, or the safety net of fabric where you can see even the stitching between the strips. We want it!
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Nissan Pulsar GTI-R Group A Nissan Motorsports Europe Team sponsored by Jecs #8, 11, 12, 15 - Francois Chatriot + Michel Perin, Stig Blomqvist + Benny Melander, Tommi Mäkinen + Seppo Harjanne, David Llewellin + Peter Diekmann - 1000 Lakes Finland Rally, Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1991 and 1992 - photo-etched parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Hasegawa reference 20605

Reji Model Reference: REJI-366

Sheet of decals and complete plate of photo-etched parts to make the versions of the Nissan Sunny/Pulsar GTI-R used by the official Nissan team in the 1991 1000 Lakes Rally (numbers #11 and #15) and in the 1992 edition of the Rally Monte Carlo (numbers #8 and #12). In addition to the corresponding decals with all the logos to complete the exterior decoration, with the photoetched parts multiple elements of the interior and the mechanical part can be detailed, such as the steering wheel core, the sump guard, the passenger footrests, seat bases, hood latches, belt buckles. Very complete!
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Nissan Pulsar GTI-R Group A Nissan Belgium Rally Team sponsored by Alcatel #1 - Grégoire de Mevius + Willy Lux - Boucles de SPA 1993 - photo-etched parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Hasegawa reference 20605

Reji Model Reference: REJI-367

Sheet of decals and complete sheet of photo-etched parts to make the version of the Nissan Sunny/Pulsar GTI-R winner of the Boucles de Spa Rally in 1993. In addition to the corresponding decals with all the logos to complete the exterior decoration, with the photo-etched parts you can detail multiple elements of the interior and of the mechanical part, such as the steering wheel core, the sump cover, the passenger footrests, seat bases, hood latches, seat belt buckles. Very complete!
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Studio27: Carbon fibre pattern decal set 1/12 scale - Ducati Superleggera V4 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM14140

Studio27 Reference: ST27-CARBOND12012

We present you the carbon frames designed by Studio27 for use on the Tamiya Ducati Supperleggera V4 in 1/12 scale. Up to 3 sheets of carbon patterns have been necessary for this reference, since even the smallest part of the model has its pattern. After all, and true to its name, the use of carbon is widespread. so that the bike is "Supperleggera",
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Scale Production: Rims 1/24 scale - 15-inch E75 BBS - 3D printed parts - for Beemax Model Kits references B24017, 103982 and BX24035 - 4 units

Scale Production Reference: SPRF24198

Set of 4 rims to be used in the Nunu/Beemax kit of the Audi Quattro S1 E2, with the design seen in some rallies such as Monte Carlo. Each of the rims is divided into three parts, the outer ring, the central core and the hub, which includes the rim nuts. The rims have an outer diameter of approximately 19mm, and can be used with the tires from the kit.
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Blue Stuff: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Ducati 1199 Panigale sponsored by GRAZIE VALE! #10, 46 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM14129

Blue Stuff Reference: 12-031

What better way to pay homage to a legend like Valentino Rossi than to decorate your Ducati Panigalle with a replica of the livery that Luca Marini wore on his Ducati at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix! That is the same thing that Blue Stuff has thought, with a fantastic set of decals, which has also been printed by Cartograf.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Chaparral White - 1 x 30ml

Number Five Reference: N5-X053

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 Chaparral to paint their racing machines.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - BT18 Green - 1 x 30ml - for Ebbro reference EBR20022

Number Five Reference: N5-C175

The green color tone you need to paint your Brabham BT18 kit. It also applies to other Brabham cars from the 1960s.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - E-tron GT Blue - 1 x 30ml - for Revell reference REV07698

Number Five Reference: N5-C178

How well that blue color suits the Audi E-tron GT! To make your Revell kit look just as good, Number Five has formulated the blue color tone exactly the same as the real car.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Wolf Racing Gold - 1 x 30ml

Number Five Reference: N5-X055

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 Wolf Racing to paint their Formula 1 machines.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Nissan Skyline GT-R Group A sponsored by Napolex #12 - Stefan Johansson + Paolo Barilla - Japan Touring Car Championship (JTCC) 1991 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24102, TAM24109, TAM24113 and TAM24135

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D467

In the last race of the 1991 season, held at the Fuji Speedway circuit, the Napolex Racing team was entered with two renowned drivers, Barilla and Johansson, both former F1 drivers. This striking and exclusive decoration, since it was not used in no other race, is the one that Shunko Models has recreated in this decal sheet to be used in the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Group A Tamiya references.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Nissan Skyline GT-R Group A sponsored by Taisan #2 - Kunimitsu Takahashi + Keiichi Tsuchiya - Japan Touring Car Championship (JTCC) 1991 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24102, TAM24109, TAM24113 and TAM24135

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D468

Decal sheet for the versions corresponding to the Suzuka and Tsukuba races (where he managed to finish in second position) and Fuji Speedway, the last race of the season in which he finished third, of the unit used by the Taisan team during its participation in the 1991 season at the JTCC. In addition, an additional sheet with the logos also used in the first race of the season is included.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Nissan Skyline GT-R Group A sponsored by Taisan #2 - Kunimitsu Takahashi + Keiichi Tsuchiya - Japan Touring Car Championship (JTCC) 1992 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24102, TAM24109, TAM24113 and TAM24135

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D469

Decoration of the unit put on the track by the Taisan team for the 1992 season at the JTCC, with a very special design that went beyond the traditional black and red stripes characteristic of the team's cars. This reference reproduces the unit that raced in the race held at the Tsukuba circuit, the sixth round of the season, where the team obtained its best result, a second place. The decals include the silver stripes and lines, to be applied on the bodywork painted in red and black. The silver decals come with spare stripes in case something goes wrong.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Lucky Red - 1 x 30ml

Number Five Reference: N5-X056

Red color tone similar to the one used on the racing cars and motorcycles sponsored by Lucky Strike, such as the famous Suzukis or Yamahas seen in the 500 cc world championship, rally models and circuits in the ETCC, or even F1, like some BAR Honda.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Wolf Racing Blue - 1 x 30ml

Number Five Reference: N5-X054

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 Wolf Racing to paint their Formula 1 machines.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - 9X8 Grey - 1 x 30ml - for Wicked Model Cars reference LMH-W9X8

Number Five Reference: N5-C176

On its return to the endurance championships, Peugeot has surprised us with a very special grey colour. Number Five has formulated and developed this grey color tone to decorate your Peugeot 9X8 model, and make it as spectacular as the real car.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Z4 M40i Blue - 1 x 30ml - for Meng Model reference CS-005

Number Five Reference: N5-C177

How well that blue color suits the BMW Z4 M40i! To make your model look just as good, Number Five has formulated the perfect shade of blue for your build of Meng's kit... or any other.
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Matija and Andrej Modelworks: Detail 1/12 scale - Bosch MS7.4 Racing ECU - 3D printed parts - 4 units

Matija and Andrej Modelworks Reference: MAA-00001-12

Add maximum detail to your racecars, custom builds, and bikes with this pack of Bosch MS7.4 ECUs. This ECU is the premiere ECU for all your engine management needs. Pop it in your F1 racecar or write some custom code for that crazy swap….wait this is scale! These scaled versions allow you to create a detailed engine bay or driver’s footwell, for the truly detail obsessed. These Bosch MS7.4 ECUs are 3D printed using an SLA process for maximum detail.
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Matija and Andrej Modelworks: Detail 1/20 scale - Bosch MS7.4 Racing ECU - 3D printed parts - 4 units

Matija and Andrej Modelworks Reference: MAA-00001-20

Add maximum detail to your racecars, custom builds, and bikes with this pack of Bosch MS7.4 ECUs. This ECU is the premiere ECU for all your engine management needs. Pop it in your F1 racecar or write some custom code for that crazy swap….wait this is scale! These scaled versions allow you to create a detailed engine bay or driver’s footwell, for the truly detail obsessed. These Bosch MS7.4 ECUs are 3D printed using an SLA process for maximum detail.
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Matija and Andrej Modelworks: Detail 1/24 scale - Bosch MS7.4 Racing ECU - 3D printed parts - 4 units

Matija and Andrej Modelworks Reference: MAA-00001-24

Add maximum detail to your racecars, custom builds, and bikes with this pack of Bosch MS7.4 ECUs. This ECU is the premiere ECU for all your engine management needs. Pop it in your F1 racecar or write some custom code for that crazy swap….wait this is scale! These scaled versions allow you to create a detailed engine bay or driver’s footwell, for the truly detail obsessed. These Bosch MS7.4 ECUs are 3D printed using an SLA process for maximum detail.
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D.A.B. Models: Rims and tyres set 1/43 scale - Gotti M160 centrelock - 3D printed parts

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB43-033

One of those rim models present in many competition models, and of which a good reproduction was missing. The detail of the words Gotti. M160 and Turbo engraved on the arms of the core is simply spectacular, The set includes tires made of resin, separate rim and core to facilitate painting, locking pin printed on the mononut, and also, some fabulous brake discs with built-in caliper that there are no problems with the base model on which the wheels are mounted.
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D.A.B. Models: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - Gotti M160 centrelock - 3D printed parts - for Tamiya references TAM24328 and TAM24334

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB24-034

One of those rim models present in many competition models, and of which a good reproduction was missing. The detail of the words Gotti. M160 and Turbo engraved on the arms of the core is simply spectacular. The exploded view of the rim, with the core, the outer ring, the screws and the valves separately, makes painting easier, and the result is fantastic. In addition, resin tires and two options for the central nut, which comes with and without a lockout fork. The rims have been designed to fit on Tamiya's Porsche 934 RSR models, but come with adapters to fit most model makers such as Revell or Fujimi.
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/43 scale - Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI RalliArt Team sponsored by Marlboro #7, 8 - Tommi Mäkinen + Risto Mannisenmäki, Freddy Loix + Sven Smeets - Catalunya Costa Brava Rally - Rally of Spain 2001 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals

Reji Model Reference: REJI-43009

Decal sheet at 1/43 scale to make the decoration of the two cars of the Mitsubishi Marlboro RalliArt team during their participation in the Catalunya Costa Brava Rally, where they finished in third and fourth position.
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Scale Production: Rims 1/24 scale - 16 inches fifteen52 outlaw 001 - turned metal parts and white metal parts - 4 units

Scale Production Reference: SPRF24098

16-inch version of the rims used by Magnus Walker on many of his Porsche preparations. The rim comes in two pieces, with turned aluminum rims with an approximate diameter of 18.2mm, and a white metal core. Important: DOES NOT INCLUDE THE TIRES.
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