Newsletter 547: Goodbye 2022, hello 2023

Goodbye 2022, hello 2023

Goodbye 2022, hello 2023
We are ending the year, and although in some matters (like COVID-19) it has heavily improved compared to the previous ones, we hope that in 2023 we will continue to improve in other things... In 2021 we end up wishing we could attend more scale modeling contests and meetings, and that desire is gradually being fulfilled, but we want more, many many more XD

Regarding the novelties that the new year holds for us, last week we left you with the mistery, but you can now see at SpotModel that Tamiya has announced the release of the Gordon Murray Automotive Type 50 in 1/24 scale, in addition to the reedition of the Porsche 935 in 1/20 scale... Yay!!! And a few days ago it was Heller which surprised us with veeeeeery cool news such as the reedition of the Citroën DS3 WRC.

Little by little we get news from the different manufacturers, who are advancing their novelties for the new year, promising to give us many hours of modeling enjoyment XDDD

Can't wait for 2023 to start and for these little things to arrive at SpotModel :D

Heller: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Citroen DS3 WRC 2013 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Heller Reference: 80758

Re-edition of the well-known Heller model, but in this case without decoration included. The rest of the quartering remains, according to the first information from the manufacturer, unaltered with respect to previous references. Soon more details.
Click here for more details

Heller: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Citroën Mehari Gendarmerie - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Heller Reference: 82702

The set includes the figures of 3 French policemen, which can also be purchased separately at Heller reference 27510.
Click here for more details

Heller: Trailer scale model kit 1/24 scale - Goods Trailer - plastic parts, rubber parts and assembly instructions

Heller Reference: 80778

The kit includes more parts to be able to assemble different versions of trailers, for example with higher side panels than those seen in the photo of the kit's box.
Click here for more details

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.
Click here for more details

Wicked Model Cars: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo Electramotive Engineering Team #83 - Geoff Brabham + Chip Robinson + Arie Luyendyk - IMSA 1989 - 3D printed parts, metal parts, vacuum formed parts, other materials and assembly instructions

Wicked Model Cars Reference: IMSA-GTP-ZX

The Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo was born from a triple agreement between Nissan, Lola and the Electramotive Engineering team, giving rise to a spectacular prototype that triumphed in the IMSA series. Wicked Model Cars has decided to reproduce this model, with a kit where all the parts are 3D printed, except for the floor, machined in metal, and the transparent parts, made of lexan. As a curiosity, some of the parts of the cockpit, such as the engine ECU or the rear part of the dashboard include 3D printed cables together with the main part. This product does NOT include decals , which can be purchased at Decaldoc.
Click here for more details

Renaissance Models: Rims and tyres set 1/43 scale - BBS Honeycomb 15 inches - photo-etched parts, rubber parts and turned metal parts - 4 units

Renaissance Models Reference: 43NIDA5

Set of four complete BBS 15-inch wheels at 1/43 scale, similar to those used by the Porsche 934 RSR, as well as many other Gr.4 and Gr.5 vehicles. The rims are made of turned aluminum, and have a diameter of 10.5 mm, with a width of 6 mm for the front wheels and 7 mm for the rear ones. It includes different photo-etched parts, in molded brass for the core of the rims, which is completed with a plate for the discs and the brake calipers. 4 rubber tires are included.
Click here for more details

Scale Production: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - 13 inches Ford RS - 3D printed parts, rubber parts and turned metal parts - for Belkits references BEL006, BEL-006, BEL007 and BEL-007, or Italeri references 3650, IT3650, ITA3650 and 3655, or Revell references REV07374 and 7374 - 4 units

Scale Production Reference: SPRF24002+SLICKS

Set of 4 wheels made up of a turned aluminum rim, 3D printed rim core, and slick rubber tires. It corresponds to the 13-inch wheels of the Ford Escort, Fiesta, Capri, etc. in their RS versions of different generations. With the tire mounted, the rim has an overall diameter of approximately 21.5mm.
Click here for more details

Studio27: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Nissan GT-R R34 Nismo Team sponsored by Xanavi #22 - Michael Krumm + Satoshi Motoyama - Japanese Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC) 2002 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM24268

Studio27 Reference: ST27-DC589C

Set composed of two decal sheets to make the first of the units (number #22) that the Nismo team put on the track in the 2002 season in the Japanese GT Championship, better known as JGTC, which achieved two second positions throughout the season. The first decal sheet includes all the silver patterns, and the second the rest of the sponsor logos and the door numbers.
Click here for more details

Studio27: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Nissan GT-R R34 Nismo Team sponsored by Castrol Pure Racing #23 - Erik Comas + Masami Kageyama - Japanese Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC) 2002 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM24268

Studio27 Reference: ST27-DC590C

Set composed of two decal sheets to make the second of the units (number #23) that the Nismo team put on track in the 2002 season in the Japanese GT Championship, better known as JGTC, achieving fourth place as the best result. in the third round of the championship held at the Sugo circuit. The first decal sheet includes all the silver patterns, and the second the rest of the sponsor logos and the door numbers.
Click here for more details

Print Lab Decals: Decals 1/27 scale - Mercedes AMG GT3 sponsored by Deutsche Post #21 - iRacing - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology

Print Lab Decals Reference: PLB2-980163

Decal to use on the Kyosho Mini-Z Mercedes AMG GT3 white body (MZN198). This set of decals allows you to reproduce one of those decorations created for the virtual world of iRacing, this time as a tribute to the German postal company Deutsche Post.
Click here for more details

Print Lab Decals: Decals 1/27 scale - Mercedes AMG GT3 Landgraf Motorsport Team sponsored by DepotPack #44 - Markus Schmickler + Stefan Schmickler + Klaus Landgraf + Kai Riemer - VLN Nürburgring Endurance Series 2017 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology

Print Lab Decals Reference: PLB2-818085

Decal to use on the Kyosho Mini-Z Mercedes AMG GT3 white body (MZN198). This set of decals allows you to reproduce the decoration used by the #44 car of the Landgraf Motorsport team that raced in the 2017 VLN Nürburgring Endurance Series.
Click here for more details

Tameo Kits: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Ferrari 512M Penske Team sponsored by Sunoco #11 - Mark Donohue + David Hobbs - 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 - 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: MTG008

Scale model kit belonging to the Montegrosso range by Tameo, with the removable rear hood to expose the engine and all the mechanical components that surround it. It includes an extensive exploded view of metal parts, photo-etched, vacuum-formed and turned metal parts, such as the intake trumpets. A delicacy that you cannot miss!
Click here for more details

Falcon Scale Models: Detail 1/12 scale - Electrical wiring connectors - 3D printed parts and other materials - 10 + 10 + 20 + 10 units

Falcon Scale Models Reference: FSM10

Set of 50 connectors for electrical wiring harnesses that will help you easily improve the level of detail in your models. Includes 10 Type A connectors - 2 holes on each side of the connector (1mm x 1.7mm x 3mm); 10 Type B connectors – 4 holes each side of connector (1.7mm x 1.7mm x 3mm), 20 Type C connectors – 1 hole each side of connector (0.7mm x 3mm), 10 type D connectors – 4 holes on one side of the connector and two on the other, with the same measurements as the type B connector, a set of cables in 8 colors of approximately 20 cm long each, with an outer diameter of 0.6 mm and an inner cable diameter of 0.25 mm, and 2 shrink tubes of different sizes of approximately 10 cm in length. Take your model wiring harness details to the next level!
Click here for more details

Falcon Scale Models: Chain set 1/12 scale - Honda NSR500 1984 - 3D printed parts - for Tamiya reference TAM14121

Falcon Scale Models Reference: FSM13

Detailed chain printed with 3D technology for the 1984 Honda NSR500 Tamiya model kit. Also included are the six carburettor air inlet grilles and the rear sprocket nuts.
Click here for more details

Hasegawa: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Toyota Corolla WRC sponsored by Alice #46 - Valentino Rossi + Carlo Cassina - Monza Rally Show 2004 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Hasegawa Reference: 20619

Valentino Rossi's participation with 4-wheel vehicles goes back a long way, with increasingly powerful vehicles, but the Rally Show held in Monza in 2004 was also his first relevant result, achieving the third step of the podium. This version of the Toyota Corolla WRC is the new reference chosen by Hasegawa, with a complete new decal sheet.
Click here for more details

Studio27: Carbon fibre pattern decal set 1/24 scale - McLaren Senna - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24355, T24355 and TAM24355ST

Studio27 Reference: ST27-CARBOND24039

Up to three sheets of decals have been necessary to be able to incorporate all the carbon fiber frames and parts to cover the bodywork of the Tamiya McLaren Senna model. Over 150 decal pieces! All included in this Studio27 reference. You can't stay without them!!
Click here for more details

Number Five: Paint for airbrush - BWT Pink - 1 x 30ml

Number Five Reference: N5-X057

In recent years, we have become accustomed to the pink versions of the cars sponsored by BWT, very present in different top-level championships. So that you can make such striking versions, Number Five has formulated the pink color tone similar to that used in the vehicles sponsored by BWT.
Click here for more details

Number Five: Paint for airbrush - BWT Magenta - 1 x 30ml

Number Five Reference: N5-X058

Have you noticed that in many of the cars sponsored by BWT, apart from the characteristic pink tone, there are some bands and areas painted in a darker tone? So that you can paint all those areas, Number Five has formulated the magenta color tone similar to the one used on the cars sponsored by BWT.
Click here for more details

Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Sierra Carglass/Autoglass Blue - 1 x 30ml - for D.Modelkits reference DM-K002

Number Five Reference: N5-C179

Blue color tone used in the works Ford Sierra Cosworth Group A sponsored by Carglass/Autoglass in the 1992 season. It is the perfect shade to paint the D.Modelkits kit.
Click here for more details

Renaissance Models: Rims and tyres set 1/43 scale - Fuchs 15 inches - photo-etched parts, rubber parts and turned metal parts - 4 units

Renaissance Models Reference: Fuchs

Set of four complete 15-inch Fuchs wheels at 1/43 scale, similar to those used on many of the models in the Porsche range. The rims are made of turned aluminum, and have a diameter of 10.5 mm, with a width of 6 mm for the front rims and 7 mm for the rear. It includes different photo-etched parts, with two pieces in brass and nickel for the core of the rims, which is completed with a plate for the discs and the brake calipers. 4 rubber tires are included.
Click here for more details

Profil24: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Mercedes CLR AMG-Mercedes Team sponsored by Mobil1 #4, 5, 6 - Mark Webber + Jean-Marc Gounon + Marcel Tiemann, Christophe Bouchut + Nick Heidfeld, Bernd Schneider + Franck Lagorce + Pedro Lamy - 24 Hours Le Mans 1999 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Profil24 Reference: P24121

The Mercedes CLR is, perhaps, one of the biggest failures of Mercedes in the world of competition, literally flying up to three times on the Mulsanne Straight in three different accidents in the 1999 Le Mans 24 Hours. But this fact is also part of the history of Le Mans, and after all for many the car can be very attractive. Profil24 has understood this, developing the resin model with its usual quality, with a complete set of photo-etched parts and a high-quality decal sheet. Of course, don't let Mercedes find out, who didn't want to hear about the CLR project again...
Click here for more details

Profil24: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Glickenhaus SC G007 LMH Cameron Gnickalus Team #708, 709 - Olivier Pla + Romain Dumas + Pipo Derani, Ryan Briscoe + Richard Westbrook + Franck Mailleux - 24 Hours Le Mans 2022 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Profil24 Reference: P24138K

Hypercars are in fashion, and their arrival is relaunching the prototype category, with more and more brands involved. But one draws powerful attention, especially for its performance, the Glickenhaus. Profil24 has decided to reproduce its most recent model, the SC G007, in resin, starting with the version that participated in the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2022. And from what we see in the images, it is very advanced. All a success for lovers of prototypes!
Click here for more details

Profil24: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Glickenhaus SC G007 LMH Cameron Gnickalus Team #708 - Romain Dumas + Olivier Pla + Pipo Derani - FIA WEC 6 Hours of Monza 2022 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Profil24 Reference: P24139K

Hypercars are all the rage, and their arrival is relaunching the prototype category. At the 6 Hours of Monza, the Glickenhaus SC G007 not only pleasantly surprised by taking pole position for the race, but also with a change of colors , going from red to a striking sky blue, to more clearly differentiate itself from Toyota or the future Porsche. Profil24 has also decided to reproduce this version, also in resin, and with a complete sheet of photo-etched parts to increase its detail. Now the question is whether red or blue... why not both?
Click here for more details

Studio27: Detail up set 1/20 scale - Tyrrell Ford P34 - Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix 1977 - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20053

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP2055

Time-limited re-edition of this photo-etched parts sheet designed for the Tamiya Tyrrell Ford P34 in 1/20 scale. Do not miss them!!
Click here for more details

Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Mann Yellow - 1 x 30ml

Number Five Reference: N5-X050

Number Five has prepared the yellow color tone used in the competition vehicles sponsored by Mann Filter, as seen in recent years in some GT competitions, for example.
Click here for more details

Brach Model: Motorbike scale model kit 1/12 scale - Kreidler Van Veen 50cc #45 - Angel Nieto - Motorcycle World Championship 1975 - metal parts, paint masks, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, vacuum formed parts, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Brach Model Reference: BM-VR15

Another excellent resin kit from Brach Model, with its fantastic perfectly crafted parts that we all love in this brand. This kit recreates the Kreidler Van Veen 50cc that the 12+1 times World Champion Angel Nieto rode in 1975, achieving the 50cc World Championship with six wins and two second places in 8 races. The kit has such a wealth of details that its assembly is the closest thing to built a real motorcycle. Without a doubt, a kit that will not disappoint you!
Click here for more details

LB Production: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Audi R8 LMS Evo II WRT Team sponsored by Skechers #32 - Dries Vanthoor + Kelvin Van der Linde + Charles Weerts - 24 Hours SPA Francorchamps, GT World Challenge Europe 2022 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Nunu references PN24026 and NU24026

LB Production Reference: LB-24068

Complete decal sheet to make the version of the number #32 of the WRT team participating in the Pro category within the 24 hours of Spa in 2022. The same vehicle also participated in the Endurance Cup of the GT World Challenge Europe, presenting small differences in the placement of decals and logos depending on the version to be made. For a perfect result, it is important to paint the bodywork following the different steps specified in the decal placement instructions. It is also advisable to get the correct rear wing assembly, reference LBTK08.
Click here for more details

KMP Kool Models Production: Transkit 1/24 scale - Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO2 - 3D printed parts and assembly instructions - for Nunu references PN24026 and NU24026

KMP Kool Models Production Reference: KMP-TK24225

3D printed parts with the necessary elements to convert Nunu's Audi R8 GT3 LMS EVO to EVO2 specification. The transkit includes a new rear spoiler with its corresponding supports, the pair of front LED headlights, with circular spotlights in separate pieces to facilitate painting, and the rear rain light. A highly recommended set to achieve a perfect finish for the Evo 2 versions of the Audi R8 GT3.
Click here for more details