Newsletter 552: Nuremberg Toy Fair 2023

Nuremberg Toy Fair 2023

Nuremberg Toy Fair 2023
Here's the SpotModel team broadcasting live, announcing the highlights of the Spielwarenmesse 2023 where the main manufacturers of plastic scale models show us their next releases... here we go!!!!

Italeri has made us crazy, they are possibly the most tantalizing with their novelties: in the coming months we will see a second version of the Lancia Delta in 1/12 scale that will be delivered with the Sanremo livery, and the... Lancia Stratos!!! That's crazy!!! There are also reeditions of several trucks, and the return of the police VW Golf, the Bugatti Royale Napoleon, ...

Tamiya reissues the Porsche 935 Martini in 1/20 scale, and have also shown the Gordon Murray Automotive GMA Type 50 in 1/24 scale. They have not yet determined the exact date on which the product will reach SpotModel shelves, but we finally have at least a price tag, so you can start reserving NOW all the units you need for yourself, your friends, your neighbors or even your grandmother. XD

Revell has basically shown us just reeditions, but some of them VERY interesting like the Jaguar E-Type in 1/8 scale, the Mercedes-Benz Schlingmann Unimog U1300L TLF 8/18 firefighter, or the highly coveted Volkswagen Corrado, to name just a few of their stuff.

Nunu has FINALLY allowed us to touch, smell and caress the Lotus Honda 99T in 1/12 scale!!! The release date of the product to the market has been delayed for a thousand and one different stories, but now we are very very close indeed to having it on our workbenches.

There are more, many many more things, that we will continue to tell you from SpotModel. Stay tuned!!!

Nunu: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Lotus Honda 99T Lotus Team sponsored by Camel DeLonghi #11, 12 - Satoru Nakajima, Ayrton Senna da Silva - Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix 1987 - metal parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Nunu Reference: PN12001

The first Beemax reference at 1/12 scale is quite a bombshell. Nothing more and nothing less than the beautiful Camel yellow version of the Lotus with which Senna won the 1987 Monaco Grand Prix. The model includes some innovative details, such as the suspension arms made of metal, and has extensive detailing of both the chassis and engine. A real pass!
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Revell: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Volkswagen Corrado 1990 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Revell Reference: REV05666

Long wait for this kit to be available again, and thanks to Revell, it will be possible to assemble it again. The Corrado has become a classic, and was the object of desire for many drivers in the mid-90s. We have just learned of its launch and the final details are yet to be revealed, but we can already imagine it on the workbench.
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Tamiya: Car scale model kit 1/20 scale - Porsche 935 Turbo Martini Racing Team #1, 3 - Jacques Bernard 'Jacky' Ickx + Jochen Mass, Rolf Stommelen + Manfred Schurti - Dijon 6 hours, World Championship for Makes 1976 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Tamiya Reference: TAM20070

What a great news! Tamiya re-edits the Tamiya kit of the Porsche 935 at 1/20 scale, a model that at the time represented a breakthrough in terms of details, both in the interior and especially in the engine part, which is fully detailed. It even brings the figure of the pilot. Many of us are left with the desire to achieve it at the time. Are you going to miss this new opportunity?
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Tamiya: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Gordon Murray Automotive GMA Type 50 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, 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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Revell: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Land Rover Serie III LWB Commercial - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Revell Reference: REV07056

No less than 184 pieces to build this new commercial version of the classic Land Rover kit with all realism. And with the necessary parts to also recreate its four-cylinder diesel engine. dashboard for left or right hand drive, and different country options for its various license plates and nameplates on the decal sheet. With respect to the State Wagon version, the body has only three doors, a configuration of smaller windows, a spare wheel on the hood or protective grilles for the headlights. Choose yours!
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Revell: Car scale model kit 1/8 scale - Jaguar E-Type Coupe - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Revell Reference: REV07717

Quite a giant, and with no less than 272 pieces. The Jaguar e-Type is perhaps Jaguar's most iconic model, with its gigantic engine in the front center position, and fully reproduced in this model. Its practicable front hood, as well as the doors, will allow you to show all the love you have put into its assembly.
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Revell: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Ford Shelby GT-350 R #201 - Walt Hane - US Champions Riverside 1966 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Revell Reference: REV07716

One of the most powerful vehicles of the 60s, in one of its competition versions. The Revell kit includes the fully detailed engine compartment area, with all the parts to recreate the V8 that Shelby was in charge of boosting up to 350 CV... quite an outrage for the time!
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Italeri: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16V sponsored by Martini Racing #1 - Massimo 'Miki' Biasion + Tiziano Siviero - Sanremo Rally 1989 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Italeri Reference: 4712

Italeri's second version of its Lancia Delta HF Integrale in 1/12 scale, in this case with the decoration used at the time of its debut in the 1989 Sanremo rally. Maintaining the same characteristics of the first version, with 100% new molds, photo-etched, accessories such as hoses, screws and springs... and with the front and rear hoods, as well as the front doors, openable, it will incorporate a new decal sheet, and in the absence of confirmation, a new set of wheels for the asphalt configuration. Be that as it may, the red Martini has made us fall in love at first sight!
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Heller: Motorbike scale model kit 1/8 scale - Yamaha 125 TY - plastic parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Heller Reference: 80902

Re-edition of the Heller scale kit of the Yamaha 125 TY in 1/8 scale. It features a total of 140 parts, including chromed and plastic parts, rubber parts, water decals, etc.
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Italeri: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Volkswagen Golf I Polizei - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Italeri Reference: 3666

Model kit that will allow us to recreate the first version of the mythical Volkswagen Golf used by the German Police with all its details such as the roof rotative lights or the corresponding decals, and also being able to make the part of the front compartment thanks to its detailed engine and gearbox.
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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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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Kamaz VTB Light Blue - 1 x 30ml - for Zvezda reference ZVEZDA-3657

Number Five Reference: N5-C180

Such a magnificent Zvezda kit needs colors to match, and for this Number Five has prepared the right shades of blue. This reference corresponds to the light blue tone of the Dakar Kamaz VTB.
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AK Interactive: Plasticard - Strips 1.00 x 2.00 mm - plastic parts - 10 units

AK Interactive Reference: AK6520

Square strips made of white polystyrene, 1.0 x 2.0 mm in section and 35 centimeters long.
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D.A.B. Models: Rims and tyres set 1/43 scale - Outlaw Magnus Walker Type B - 17" inches - 3D printed parts - 4 units

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB43-025

Magnus Walker has become world famous for his collection of Porsches, so much so that even some wheel designs seen on some of his cars take his name. DAB Models has made a wonderful reproduction of the model with 5 lobes and five screws so that you can mount it on any of your Porsches and complete your collection... in true "Walker" style.
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D.A.B. Models: Lights 1/18 scale - Lucas spotlamps 5 3/4 inches with lower mount - 3D printed parts and other materials - 4 units

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB18-012

After its versions of Oscar spotlamps and its flat spotlamps, DAB Models continues to cover the auxiliary spotlamp options, in this case with the well-known Lucas spotlamps, so that your model does not lack detail. This reference reproduces the real spotlamps with a lower mount for its anchorage and 5 3/4 inches in diameter, which at 1/18 scale means a measurement of 8.1 mm in diameter.
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D.A.B. Models: Bonnet pins 1/43 scale - Toggle latch - 3D printed parts - 10 units

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB43-034

Exactly the bonnet pins that were missing, called lever or "refrigerator", mounted for example in many Sport prototypes and competition touring cars, mainly for closures in vertical planes, such as trunk doors. Impressive details at 1/43 scale, with the anchor ring detailed to the maximum. Impossible to have more detail in something so small! Without a doubt, essential!
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Tameo Kits: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Williams Renault FW16 Williams Grand Prix Engineering Team sponsored by Rothmans #0, 2 - Damon Hill, Ayrton Senna da Silva - San Marino Formula 1 Grand Prix 1994 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions, painting instructions and tobacco sponsor decals

Tameo Kits Reference: SLK134

New kit of the Silverline series by Tameo Kits, this time of the Williams Renault FW16 at the 1994 San Marino Formula 1 Grand Prix, held at the Enzo e Dino Ferrari Autodromo located in Imola, sadly famous for being the Grand Prix where Ayrton Senna lost his life during the race.
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford Escort MK.II 1800 RS Zakspeed Team sponsored by Castrol #60 - Klaus Ludwig - Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft DRM 1975 - 3D printed parts, resin parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Italeri references 3664, IT3664 and ITA3664

Reji Model Reference: REJI-374

Transkit to totally transform the Ford Escort Group 2 kit from Italeri, Esci or Revell. It includes a new resin bodywork with flared wheel arches, 3D parts and a new decal sheet that allows for the famous Zakspeed unit with which Klaus Ludwig competed in the German DRM in 1975.
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - McLaren MP4-12C GT3 K-Pax Racing Team #6, 9 - Robert Thorne, Alex Figge - Pirelli World Challenge 2014 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Fujimi references FJ12555, FJ125558, RS-44, FJ125633, 12563, RS-41, FJ125701, 12570, RS-74, FJ125879 and RS-62

Studio27 Reference: ST27-DC1061

Decals to make any of the units of the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 of the K-Pax Racing team as they participated in the second event held in Long Beach of the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge. During the season, the unit with the number #6 managed to achieve three podiums, including victory in the last round of the season held at the Miller Motorsports Park circuit in Utah.
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - McLaren MP4-12C GT3 ART Grand Prix Team sponsored by Eurodatacar #12 - Grgoire Demoustier + Duncan Tappy + Mike Parisy + Ulric Amado - 24 Hours SPA Francorchamps, Blancpain Endurance Series 2012 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Fujimi references FJ12555, FJ125558, RS-44, FJ125633, 12563, RS-41, FJ125701, 12570, RS-74, FJ125879 and RS-62

Studio27 Reference: ST27-DC965

Decals to make the different versions of the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 used by the ART Grand Prix team in the different events of the Blancpain Endurance Series of the 2012 season, among which are the famous 24 Hours of Spa Francorchamps, where they failed to reach the finish line.
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LB Production: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Citroen C3 WRC Saintloc Junior Team sponsored by Pirelli - Petter Solberg + Andreas Mikkelsen - Rally de Italia Sardegna 2020 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Belkits references BEL018 and BEL-018

LB Production Reference: LB-24072

Nothing better than race conditions to test new compounds, and that was precisely what Pirelli decided to do to continue developing the tires that the WRCs were going to equip in 2021. To do this, they put Petter Solberg in the same car as the main driver in charge of the tests, which he served as co-driver, allowing his participation in the Power Stage section in the 2020 Sardinia Rally, leaving just before the rest of the rally participants. This curious decoration completely in black with the Pirelli logos in a striking yellow color is now available thanks to LB Production. The decals of the carbon fiber parts are not included.
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LB Production: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II Uno Racing Team sponsored by Tarmac Works #72 - Adderly Cheun Yue Fong - Galaxy Entertainment Macau GT Cup 2022 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Nunu references PN24026 and NU24026

LB Production Reference: LB-24073

It is always curious to see the special decorations with which sponsors and teams sometimes delight us in GT championships, such as the one used by the Uno Racing team in the races of the Macau GT event, with a striking multicolor Audi R8 GT3 with drawings from Hello Kitty, shining in the second race with a competitive sixth place. A decoration that, as happened on the grid, will undoubtedly attract attention. It is also advisable to get the correct rear wing assembly, reference LBTK08.
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LB Production: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II Car Collection Motorsport Team sponsored by RB Exxaero #33 - Thierry Vermeulen + Mattia Drudi - ADAC GT Masters 2022 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Nunu references PN24026 and NU24026

LB Production Reference: LB-24074

Decal sheet to make the version of one of the two Car Collection Motorsport team cars participating in the ADAC GT Master, which in 2022 has merged with what was previously the DTM. The mentions in the decoration of the car to the surname Verstappen are due to the fact that one of the drivers of the car is the son of the representative of Max Verstappen himself, being his first season in the championship. Curious fact for a spectacular decoration.
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LB Production: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford Sierra Cosworth Group A RAS Bastos Racing Team sponsored by Castrol #1, 6 - Patrick Snijers + Dany Colebunders - Ypres 24 Hours Rally 1991 and 1992 - paint masks, water slide decals, placement instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for D.Modelkits references DM-K001 and DM-K002

LB Production Reference: LB-24075

Perhaps one of the best known and most anticipated decorations for the Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 Group A. With it, Snijers achieved victory in the 1991 and 1992 editions of the Ypres 24 Hour Rally. Of course, you will have to choose if you prefer the 91 (number #6) or the 92 (number #1). Masks are included in the set to help correctly paint the curved areas of Bastos' red stripes. And if you want your model to look like the real car in every detail, don't forget the TecnoMagnesio rims, the standard exterior rearview mirrors and the roof vent covers.
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LB Production: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 Group A sponsored by Boxy's Jeans #3 - Robert Droogmans + Ronny Joosten - Condroz Rally - Rallye du Condroz 1992 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for D.Modelkits references DM-K001 and DM-K002

LB Production Reference: LB-24077

Decal sheet to make the decoration of another of the powerful Sierra Cosworth 4x4s that participated in the Belgian Rally Championship, sponsored by Boxy's Jeans, and which won the Condroz Rally in 1992. The decals give the option of painting the bodywork yellow and place the blue decals on top, whose transparent areas allow the background yellow to be used for the logos, or to paint the blue parts and put decals with the logos in yellow over said areas. Easier can not be!
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LB Production: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 Group A sponsored by Rizla+ #3 - Marc Soulet + Jean-Marc Fortin - Omloop Van Vlaanderen Rally 1992 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for D.Modelkits references DM-K001 and DM-K002

LB Production Reference: LB-24076

Decal sheet to make the livery of another of the numerous Sierra Cosworth 4x4s that participated in the Belgian Rally Championship, sponsored in this case by the tobacco paper brand Rizla+, and which won the Omloop van Vlaanderen Rally in 1992. And to complete your model, don't forget the vents covers on the roof. A spectacular decoration!
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LB Production: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 Group A Rodamsport Team sponsored by Fagor #22 - Jos Miguel + Antnio Manuel - Portugal Rally - Vinho do Porto 1993 - paint masks, water slide decals and placement instructions - for D.Modelkits references DM-K001 and DM-K002

LB Production Reference: LB-24079

The Portuguese driver Jos MIguel had no luck in the World Championship rally held in his country in its 1993 edition, since he had to abandon in the first section. Despite this, her victories in several rallies of the Portuguese Championship make her worthy of being one of the options for the D.Modelkits Sierra Cosworth 4x4 Group A kit. The set includes a small set of masks to help with the red painting of the fenders, both front and rear. And to complete your model, don't forget the vents covers on the roof.
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LB Production: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 Group A BOS Racing Team sponsored by Rothmans #16 - Dany Snobek + Jean-Pierre Bechu - Rally Du Var 1991 - water slide decals, placement instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for D.Modelkits references DM-K001 and DM-K002

LB Production Reference: LB-24078

Rothmans decor looks great on any car! It's a pity that its driver Dany Snobeck only used his Sierra Cosworth in two editions of the Rally du Var, in 1991 and 1992. Luckily, that hasn't been an impediment for LB Production to have found enough documentation to offer us the option of mounting this version with a complete decal sheet. And if you want your model to look like the real car in every detail, don't forget the TecnoMagnesio rims, the standard exterior rearview mirrors and the roof vent covers.
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Revell: Car scale model kit 1/16 scale - Porsche 356 Cabriolet 1964 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Revell Reference: REV07043

New kit of the Porsche 356 cabriolet, in its 1964 configuration. As usual in this scale, the kit includes a fully detailed engine, operative hood and doors, and more than 170 parts for having a really good time building one of the most beautiful cars of the twentieth century.
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