Newsletter 546: Xmas time

Xmas time

Xmas time
While painting and sanding four parts, the year has already gone by and we haven't even noticed... we are already at Christmas!!! It's time to finish a couple of scale models during the holidays, taking advantage of the fact that we'll be home for more time (if they let us stay home hahaha).

There is still time to finalize a purchase of anything you may need, such as the Ford Sierra by DModelkits or the Dakar Kamaz by Zvezda, and by the way have a look at the little things that are coming our way in 2023. Have you already seen the bomb announced by Tamiya? And the Studio27 reeditions? Can Christmas get any happier than this? XD

The entire SpotModel team (including the elves) remind you that we do not close for Christmas. Happy Holidays!!! :)

Tamiya: Catalogue - Tamiya catalog 2023

Tamiya Reference: TAM64443

It's here. A true end-of-year classic, the new Tamiya catalog for 2023, with all its latest news not only from the civilian section, such as the Ducati Superleggera V4 or the Nissan Fairlady Z, but also from the rest of the modalities, also including its tools and paints. Full color photos on high quality paper. Edited in English, German, French and Spanish.
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Tamiya: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Gordon Murray Automotive GMA Type 50 - photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Tamiya Reference: TAM24364

We have been stunned by the announcement of the next Tamiya reference at 1/24 scale. A whole stratospheric supercar! And its first assembled image has just been made public at the Nuremberg Toy Fair, as have many of its features... We love that the rear area can be opened to reveal its Cosworth V12 engine, with its curious gullwing engine hood with double leaves reminiscent of classic vehicles. The model reproduces with great realism the most original element of the T.50, the large central rear fan with its internal ducts as in the real car. It also includes photo-etched parts to represent the rear bumper mesh sections, which are attached without the need for glue. In the case of the suspensions, the springs are molded as a separate part from the shocks, which increases realism and makes painting easier. And let's not forget the sheet metal transfers for some of the emblems. Without a doubt, a spectacular kit!
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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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D.Modelkits: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Ford Sierra Cosworth 44 Group A Ford Team sponsored by Q8 Oils #5, 12, 15 - Alex Fiorio + Luigi Pirollo, Francois Delecour + Anne-Chantal Pauwels, Malcolm Wilson + Nicky Grist - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1991 - paint masks, photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

D.Modelkits Reference: DM-K001

It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here, and the photos leave no room for doubt, it's a spectacular model with a great level of detail. Photo-etched parts, independent glass for each window or screen, interior of the headlamps with volume, door panels with all their details and separated from the passenger compartment, fabric for the belts, rubber tires, vents for the front wheels... an enjoyment even for the view And this version of the 1991 Monte Carlo Rally is the one with which Francois Delecour became known, being on the verge of winning the rally. We are sure that this scale model of the Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 Gr.A will be one of the "mandatory" among all lovers of rallying... and competition in general.
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D.Modelkits: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Ford Sierra Cosworth 44 Group A sponsored by Autoglass Carglass #3, 7 - Francois Delecour + Daniel Grataloup, Massimo 'Miki' Biasion + Tiziano Siviero - Portugal Rally - Vinho do Porto 1992 - paint masks, photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

D.Modelkits Reference: DM-K002

It has been waiting, but it is finally here. The photos leave no room for doubt, it is a spectacular kit with a great level of detail. Photo-etched parts, separate windows, interior of the optics with volume, door panels with all their elements and separated from the passenger compartment, fabric for the seat belts, rubber tires, vents for the front rims, night lamp pod... a pleasure even for the eyes. This reference allows the version of the 1992 Rally de Portugal to be made, in which Miki Biasion reached the second final position. We are sure that the Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 Gr.A model will be a must among all rally lovers, and competition in general.
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AK Interactive: Plasticard - Half cane solid rods 2.00 mm - plastic parts - 4 units

AK Interactive Reference: AK6552

Half cane solid rods made of white polystyrene, 2 mm wide and 35 centimeters long.
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AK Interactive: Plasticard - Half cane solid rods 4.00 mm - plastic parts - 3 units

AK Interactive Reference: AK6554

Half cane solid rods made of white polystyrene, 4 mm wide and 35 centimeters long.
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AK Interactive: Plasticard - Half cane solid rods 3.00 mm - plastic parts - 3 units

AK Interactive Reference: AK6553

Half cane solid rods made of white polystyrene, 3 mm wide and 35 centimeters long.
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AK Interactive: Plasticard - Half cane solid rods 1.00 mm - plastic parts - 5 units

AK Interactive Reference: AK6551

Half cane solid rods made of white polystyrene, 1 mm wide and 35 centimeters long.
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - BMW M3 E30 Group A sponsored by Fina #7, 10 - Marc Duez + Alain Lopes - Ypres 24 Hours Rally, Portugal Rally - Vinho do Porto, Tour de Corse Rallye de France 1989 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Beemax Model Kits reference B24016

Reji Model Reference: REJI-354

Decal sheet to choose between 3 decorations of the BMW M3 E30 Group A used by Marc Duez in various events of the 1989 season, corresponding to the rallies of Portugal, where he finished fifth, the Tour de Corse where he finished sixth, and Ypres, where he got the second position.
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 6.5 Group A Ralliart Team sponsored by Marlboro #7, 8 - Tommi Mkinen + Risto Mannisenmki, Freddy Loix + Sven Smeets - Catalunya Costa Brava Rally - Rally of Spain 2001 - resin parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Tamiya reference TAM24220

Reji Model Reference: REJI-372

Decal sheet to transform the Tamiya Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI kit into the 6.5 version used by the Mitsubishi Ralliart team in its participation in the 2001 Rally de Catalunya, where Makkinen obtained third position, followed by Loix, who as a curiosity, and although it was the same car, he was participating with a Mitsubishi Carisma GT, which is why the livery on his car was slightly different. The decals come complete, including tobacco advertising, and the modified front bumper corresponding to version 6.5 will be included so that the result is perfect.
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AK Interactive: Plasticard - Strips 3.00 x 3.00 mm - plastic parts - 6 units

AK Interactive Reference: AK6533

Square strips made of white polystyrene, 3 x 3 mm in section and 35 centimeters long.
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AK Interactive: Plasticard - Strips 2.00 x 2.00 mm - plastic parts - 9 units

AK Interactive Reference: AK6529

Square strips made of white polystyrene, 2 x 2 mm in section and 35 centimeters long.
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AK Interactive: Plasticard - Strips 1.50 x 1.50 mm - plastic parts - 10 units

AK Interactive Reference: AK6524

Square strips made of white polystyrene, 1.5 x 1.5 mm in section and 35 centimeters long.
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AK Interactive: Plasticard - Strips 1.00 x 1.00 mm - plastic parts - 10 units

AK Interactive Reference: AK6519

Square strips made of white polystyrene, 1 x 1 mm in section and 35 centimeters long.
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AK Interactive: Plasticard - Strips 0.75 x 0.75 mm - plastic parts - 10 units

AK Interactive Reference: AK6514

Square strips made of white polystyrene, 0.75 x 0.75 mm in section and 35 centimeters long.
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AK Interactive: Plasticard - Strips 0.50 x 0.50 mm - plastic parts - 10 units

AK Interactive Reference: AK6507

Square strips made of white polystyrene, 0.5 x 0.5 mm in section and 35 centimeters long.
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Yamamoto Model Parts: Detail 1/24 scale - Fuel tank - 3D printed parts and other materials

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPTUN55

Complete set to recreate the fuel supply system with a security tank. The set is completed with other pieces, such as a filter and electric pumps, in addition to the various connectors and corrugated pipe.
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Yamamoto Model Parts: Detail 1/24 scale - Sequential Gearshift lever set - 3D printed parts - 3 units

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPTUN58

Set of 3 raised gear levers with bracket, similar to those used with sequential gearboxes. Each of the designs features a different bracket, resulting in three total lever assembly heights: 11.3mm, 12.7mm and 14.25mm. Which is yours?
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Honda RA300 Honda Racing Team #3, 14 - John Surtees - Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix, USA - United States of America Formula 1 Grand Prix 1967 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K815

A single single-seater lined up the Honda team for 9 of the 11 rounds of the Formula 1 World Championship in 1967, starting the season with the RA273, which was replaced from august by the RA300, with which it achieved the best result of the season in the Italian GP, where John Surtees took victory, in what was Honda's second victory in F1.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Ferrari 333 SP Doran-Moretti Racing Team sponsored by Momo #30 - Gianpiero Moretti + Arie Luyendyk + Mauro Baldi + Didier Theys - 24 Hours of Daytona 1998 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K818

A true myth, which not only won on the circuits, but at the time meant Ferrari's return to the world of Sport Prototypes. Nothing more and nothing less than the winning car of the 1998 Daytona 24 Hours, the beautiful Ferrari 333 SP sponsored by Momo, now available in great detail at 1/12 scale, with an assembly sequence similar to that used in the real world, based on the carbon fiber monocoque, which in this reference has templates to "paint" the fiber. Only the V12 engine, made in great detail in white metal, is quite a beauty. We love!
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/20 scale - Lotus Honda 99T - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1987 - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM20020 and TAM20057

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP2042

Spectacular set of photo-etched parts for the Tamiya model of the Lotus 99T. The different side panels of the front and rear wings allow different configurations to be made depending on the race and the downforce needs, beyond those included in the model, of which only the central planes are used. In addition, radiator grilles with the corresponding frame for the sides, apart from other details. You can't stay without it!
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/20 scale - Jordan Ford J191 - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1991 - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20032

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP2045

The perfect complement for the Tamiya model of the famous Jordan with which not only the team stood out for its results, but will always be remembered as the one that served for Michael Schumacher's debut in F1. Whether you want to do that version, or that of any of its other 4 drivers, this set of photo-etched parts will be of great help to you. Improve the detail and realism of the wings, the radiators, the details of the cockpit... even take advantage of its template to paint the tire marks, just like on the real car!
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/20 scale - Benetton Ford B192/B193 - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1992 and 1993 - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20036

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP2046

The perfect complement to the Tamiya kit. Improves the detail of the wings of the kit, with different variants depending on the version to be recreated (B192 or B193), increases the realism of the radiators, uses the templates to modify the rear end of the engine cover, including the Naca Duct, detail the cockpit with new cams... all this and much more can be improved with this complete set of Studio27 photo-etched parts. What are you waiting for to get yours?
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/20 scale - Williams Renault FW14B - Nigel Ernest James Mansell, Riccardo Patrese - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1992 - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Fujimi references FJ090528, 09052, GP-17, FJ090702, 09070, GP-24, FJ090757, 09075, GPSP-13, FJ090795, 09079, GP-26, FJ091976, 09079 and GP-26

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP2080

How well this set of photo-etched parts suits the different Fujimi references of the Williams FW14B kit! We love some of its details, such as the Renault F1 engravings for the engine heads, the detailing for the brake disc cores, the protective plates for the floor in the area of the exhaust outlets, or something so inconspicuous but necessary as the pilot pedals. And these are only from the smallest details! Do not stay without discovering the rest!
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Porsche 917K - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Fujimi references FJ12173, HR-5, FJ12188, FJ12198, FJ12199, FJ12214, FJ12236, FJ12261, 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

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP2473

Time limited re.edition of these photo-etched parts by Studio27, which fit like a glove with the Fujimi scale kits of the Porsche 917K, and therefore also with the most recent Revell kit. Brake discs, different planes for the different aerodynamic configurations of the rear hood, template for the Firestone tire logos, the center part of the steering wheel, the support of the exhaust outlets, are just some of the impressive details included in this plate of photo-etched.
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Mercedes CLK-GTR - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24195, TAM24201, TAM24206 and TAM24214

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP2498

More than interesting set of photo-etched parts to detail the different references of the Tamiya model of the Mercedes CLK.GTR. The different grilles, the central supports of the rear wing, as well as its side planes, the classic radiators, the tow buckles, details for the interior of the cockpit as well as a template to paint the front grille with the name of the sponsor Warsteiner, are part of the included parts.
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Studio27: Carbon fibre pattern decal set 1/12 scale - Suzuki GSX-RR - Moto GP World Championship 2020 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM14139

Studio27 Reference: ST27-CARBOND12011

We present you the carbon frames designed by Studio27 for using on the Tamiya Suzuki GSX-RR in 1/12 scale. Even the smallest part of the kit has its pattern, such as the protections of the levers, or the protections of the rear swingarm, as well as of course including larger parts, such as the interior of the fairing, Wonderful!!!
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Scale Production: Transkit 1/24 scale - Volkswagen Transporter T1 Doka 1966 - resin parts - for Hasegawa references 21211, HC-11, HAS21211, HC11 and HSG21211

Scale Production Reference: SPTK24037

Resins parts to carry out the transformation of the Volkswagen T1 Pick Up van in the Doka version. This product is specially designed to be used on the basis of the Hasegawa model. The transkit includes the complete bodywork, the three panels for the rear cargo box, the second row seat in the cab and the front Volkswagen emblem.
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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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Hasegawa: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Porsche 962C Kremer Team sponsored by Leyton House #11 - Kris Nissen + Volker Weidler - All Japan Sport Prototype Championship (JSPC) 1987 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Hasegawa Reference: 20411

Limited-time reissue of an entire Hasegawa classic, the Porsche 962C scale model, in this case with the Leyton House decoration used in the Fuji 1000 km race in 1987, corresponding to the World Sport Prototype Championship (WSPC) , and that also scored for the Japanese championship (JSPC).
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Studio27: Transkit 1/20 scale - Williams Honda FW11B Williams Grand Prix Engineering Team sponsored by Canon #5, 6 - Nigel Ernest James Mansell, Nelson Piquet - British Formula 1 Grand Prix 1987 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20019

Studio27 Reference: ST27-TK2081

We are all aware that any F1 car evolves throughout the season, and then there is the specific set-up for each race, with different wings and sidepods. For this reason, Studio27 has released this complete transkit, which allows to make the exact version of the Williams FW11B that Nigel Mansell drove to victory in the 1987 British GP, beating Piquet in an exciting duel. Resin and white metal parts, plus a complete photo-etched plate, which update and improve not only the appearance of the bodywork, but also of the entire mechanical part.
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP - 30th Anniversary - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM14138 and TAM14141

Studio27 Reference: ST27-DC1243

No less than 30 years have passed since Honda launched the first 900cc Fireblade back in 1992. To commemorate 30 years since its birth, Honda has launched a special version with a specific decoration, which includes the HRC logos on the fairing and a special badge on the tank, plus an Akrapovic exhaust engraved with the 30th anniversary logo. The colors of this very special edition are the ones shown on this decal sheet. Are you in for the Fireblade birthday?
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP HRC Team #33 - Iker Lecuona + Tetsuta Nagashima + Takumi Takahashi - 8 Hours Suzuka Endurance Race 2022 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM14138 and TAM14141

Studio27 Reference: ST27-DC1244

Decoration to make, from the Tamiya model, the winning version of the third round of the FIM Endurance World Championship held at the Suzuka circuit, the 8 hours, and which Honda had not won since 2014. Quite an achievement for the Fireblade.
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Studio27: Transkit 1/12 scale - Suzuki RGV-Gamma XR-79 sponsored by Pepsi #8, 34 - Ronald 'Ron' Haslam, Kevin Schwantz - Motorcycle World Championship 1989 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM14081 and TAM14089

Studio27 Reference: ST27-TK1255

Re-edition of the Studio27 transkit to make the 500cc Suzuki RGV with which Kevin Schwantz began to amaze the world and win over fans for his aggressive riding style and skidding. On that 1989 season Schwantz got 6 victories and 3 second places... but he couldn't finish the other 6 races. It was all or nothing! So if you're in love with Kevin, you can make use of this transkit made up of photo-etched parts, decals, and resin and white metal parts to modify the fairing, rear cowling, tank, swingarm, rims, ... as well as many other parts. As spectacular as Schwantz himself!
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Yamaha YZF-R1M Tech21 Team sponsored by Shiseido #21 - Katsuyuki Nakasuga + Alex Lowes + Michael van der Mark - 8 Hours Suzuka Endurance Race 2019 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM14133, HC-14133 and TMY14133

Studio27 Reference: ST27-DC1224

The kit of the Yamaha YZF-R1M is of a street model, but it bears a great similarity with the competition version participating in endurance races. In 2019, Yamaha would fight for victory in the Suzuka 8 Hours (even for a few hours it appeared as the final winner of the race) with an R1 from the Tech21 team, achieving second position. The Studio27 decal sheet allows you to make the decoration of this version, perfect for your Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M model kit.
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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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Fujimi: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Ferrari 330 P4 N.A.R.T. Team sponsored by SEV Marchal #26 - Pedro Rodriguez + Jean Guichet - 24 Hours of Daytona 1967 - photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Fujimi Reference: FJ125756

One of the most beautiful and expensive GTs in history, this time by the hand of Fujimi. The kit has a good parts break-up and includes an interesting sheet of photo-etched parts. One piece of advice, there is no engine included in the kit, although it does include some detail of the transmission.
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