Newsletter 562: MP4/4

MP4/4

MP4/4
The McLaren MP4/4 was born a winner: in 16 races held in the 1988 season, it achieved 15 victories, 15 pole positions, 8 fastest laps, 10 one-two finishes, 25 podiums (out of 32 possible) and 199 points (out of 240 possible). All of this earned McLaren the top position in the Constructors' Championship, with Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost finishing first and second in the championship. It is statistically one of the best single-seaters in the history of Formula 1.

All this, of course, influences the fact that it is also a bestseller in scale modeling shops, being one of the most loved and desired assemblies by those of us who build scale competition vehicles. The plastic model in 1/20 scale was released on the market years ago, we have also seen it in metal and resin in 1/43 and 1/12 scale, but pay attention, because Meng has just surprised us by announcing that the plastic version in 1/12 scale will be available shortly. Awesome!!!!

The manufacturer has not revealed any further information about the parts list or the price, he has only shown us some photographs of what the model will be and... it looks REALLY really good!!!! :D

You have all the winning cars at SpotModel. :)

Reji Model: Rims 1/24 scale - Enkei gravel for Nissan 240RS - resin parts - for Beemax Model Kits references B24008, Aoshima 085790, B24014 and Aoshima 104330 - 4 units

Reji Model Reference: REJI-SP953

There are various rim models that the Nissan 240RS used during the years it was in competition, and for the gravel rallies, we find several versions that used the 8-arm, four-bolt Enkei. Designed to be used with the gravel tires included in the Beemax kit.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Mercedes-Benz 300SLR Coupe 1955 - 3D printed 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-K821

MFH has chosen for its new reference at 1/12 scale what has currently become the most expensive car in history, the Mercedes 300SLR Coup, of which only 2 units were manufactured!! (one with a blue interior and another with red interior). Once assembled, the model allows the opening and closing of the front and rear hoods, as well as the doors with their "gullwing" opening mechanism, allowing a complete view of the detailed interior and the mechanical part. The kit also includes the tires with the manufacturer's marks in relief, and some beautiful spoked wheels to be built one spoke at a time to achieve maximum realism.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Lola Blue - 1 x 30ml - for Tameo Kits reference TMK096, or Tamiya references TAM12006, TAM.12PE-12043, TAM12015, BS12015, TAM12043 and TAMALU-12043

Number Five Reference: N5-X063

Dark blue tone used in all types of Lola Racing competition vehicles, such as the Lola B98, Lola T163, Lola T70, Lola T89, etc.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Lola Yellow - 1 x 30ml - for Profil24 reference P24140K

Number Five Reference: N5-X065

Intense yellow tone used in all types of Lola Racing competition vehicles, such as the Lola B98, Lola T163, Lola T70, Lola T89, etc.
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Bastos Red - 1 x 30ml - for Beemax Model Kits reference B24016

Number Five Reference: N5-X066

Intense red tone used in all types of competition vehicles sponsored by Bastos.
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MGSF: Transkit 1/24 scale - Mercedes-Benz 300SL Fat Boy Restomod - 3D printed parts, seatbelt fabric and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM24338

MGSF Reference: MGSF-UK24-015A

Don't worry, no one has modified an original "gullwing" 300SL in such a way, but based on a Mercedes SLK you can commission the construction of a spectacular replica. But on a scale we can afford to transform the Tamiya kit. To do this, this transkit includes everything you need: wider front and rear fenders, front splitter, rear spoiler, front knuckles and rear hubs modified to also lower height, ventilated and slotted disc brakes, custom wide rims with central nuts and their corresponding tires, silencer with four exhaust outlets, steering wheel, gear knob, additional front lights... For tastes, the colors!
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D.A.B. Models: Lights 1/18 scale - Lucas spotlamps 7 inches with lower mount - 3D printed parts and other materials - 4 units

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB18-010

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 7 inches in diameter, which at 1/18 scale means a measurement of 9.8 mm in diameter.
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D.A.B. Models: Seatbelts 1/12 scale - Racing harness 6 points - 3D printed parts - 2 units

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB12-017

Complete set of buckles and anchors at 1/12 scale to assemble your competition harnesses with 6 anchor points. The set includes enough parts to assemble harnesses for two seats. Its definition and the thickness of its pieces are impressive. Among its many details, the anchoring parts of the harnesses to the bodywork include the rings, which remain loose once the pieces are separated from their support, and which can be removed if necessary. The fabric for the belts is not included. The buckles allow a maximum width of the fabric of 4 mm.
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D.A.B. Models: Seatbelts 1/24 scale - Racing harness 6 points - 3D printed parts - 2 units

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB24-037

Complete set of buckles and anchors at 1/24 scale to assemble your competition harnesses with 6 anchor points. The set includes enough parts to assemble harnesses for two seats. Its definition and the thickness of its pieces are impressive. Among its many details, the anchoring parts of the harnesses to the bodywork include the rings, which remain loose once the pieces are separated from their support, and which can be removed if necessary. The fabric for the belts is not included. The buckles allow a maximum width of the fabric of 2 mm.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Bentley Speed 8 sponsored by Breitling #7, 8 - Rinaldo Capello + Tom Kristensen + Guy Smith, David Brabham + John Paul "Johnny" Herbert + Mark Blundell - 24 Hours Le Mans 2003 - CNC metal parts, metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K739

What amount of details! This model of the winning car in 2003 of the 24 Hours of Le Mans has parts made of various materials, such as white metal, resin, photo-etched parts, turned metal parts for the rims, with beautiful red and blue tightening nuts, rubber tires, decals that include several of the carbon fiber and kevlar patterns, as well as various types of cables. All this will allow you to reproduce the real model with maximum fidelity. After assembly, several of its parts can be removed, such as the doors, the rear hood or the front cover, to be able to appreciate both the interior and all the mechanical parts. If you want it, hurry up, they fly!
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Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/5B McLaren Racing Limited Team sponsored by Marlboro Shell #27, 28 - Ayrton Senna da Silva, Gerhard Berger - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1990 - water slide decals - for Tamiya references TAM20026, TAM89720 and TAM92209

Tabu Design Reference: TABU20016B

Who was going to tell you that your beautiful model of Senna's McLaren didn't have the decals from the Tobacco advertising? How awful!! Well, don't worry, here's your salvation, the complete livery of the 1990 McLaren MP4/5B with all the logos used during the season, including the tobacco advertising ones that are not present in the most modern reissues of the Tamiya kit. It also includes interesting details such as decals to complete the decoration of the pilots' helmets, or the labels seen on the tread of new tires. This decal belongs to a limited edition of few units.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Mazda 787B Mazdaspeed Team sponsored by NGK Rays #18 - Stefan Johansson + David Kennedy + Maurizio Sandro Sala - 24 Hours Le Mans 1991 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K658

1/43 scale kit of the second unit of the Mazdaspeed team that participated in the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing the race in eighth position. This is a hyper detailed model executed mainly in white metal, and recommended for experienced modelers.
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Scale Production: Rims 1/24 scale - BBS E50 15 inches for Group 2 - CNC metal parts, photo-etched parts and turned metal parts - 4 units

Scale Production Reference: SPRF24136

Set of 4 15-inch rims with a design similar to that used in many models belonging to Group 2, such as the Ford Escort Zakspeed, the BMW 320 or the Volkswagen Scirocco. The set includes 4 aluminum outer rings with a diameter of 18.0 mm, 4 photo-etched wheel cores with a diameter of 15 mm, and 4 center nuts for the wheel hub. The width of the rim is about 11mm. Important: TYRES ARE NOT INCLUDED
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Scale Production: Rims 1/24 scale - Ronal 15 inches for Opel 400 - 3D printed parts and turned metal parts - 4 units

Scale Production Reference: SPRF24023

Set of 4 rims with the fantastic design made by the Ronal brand and used mainly in the sportier models of the Opel range, such as the Ascona or Manta 400. The outer diameter of the rim, made of turned metal, is approximately 18,2 mm. This reference does NOT include tires.
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Scalecars.Online: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - NASCAR 5-spoke rims + tires - 3D printed parts - 4 units

Scalecars.Online Reference: SCO-R051

Detailed set of 4 5-spoke rims and 4 resin tires for NASCAR Championship vehicles, designed to be used on 1/24 scale kits, and ideal to replace the original ones on your Revell, Monogram and Salvinos JR kits. For an easier assembly, a set of Brakes NASCAR Type 1 or Brakes NASCAR Type 2 from Scalecar.Online is required, also available on SpotModel.
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Scalecars.Online: Nuts 1/24 scale - Bolts NASCAR type 1 - 3D printed parts - for Scalecars.Online reference SCO-R053

Scalecars.Online Reference: SCO-R048

Complete support with up to 60 round nose studs with nut that simulate the design used in NASCAR Championship vehicles. The bolts with nut, which have a diameter of 0.7mm, are designed for use on 1/24 scale models, and are ideal for replacing the original ones on your Revell, Monogram and Salvinos JR kits. The pieces are delivered on a support for their protection during transport, which must be removed to be able to paint the pieces.
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Scalecars.Online: Nuts 1/24 scale - Bolts NASCAR type 2 - 3D printed parts - for Scalecars.Online reference SCO-R054

Scalecars.Online Reference: SCO-R049

Complete support with up to 60 socket point studs with nut that simulate the design used in NASCAR Championship vehicles. The bolts with nut, which have a diameter of 0.7mm, are designed for use on 1/24 scale models, and are ideal for replacing the original ones on your Revell, Monogram and Salvinos JR kits. The pieces are delivered on a support for their protection during transport, which must be removed to be able to paint the pieces.
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Scalecars.Online: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - NASCAR 9-spoke rims + tires - 3D printed parts - 4 units

Scalecars.Online Reference: SCO-R052

Detailed set of 4 9-spoke rims and 4 resin tires for NASCAR Championship vehicles, designed to be used on 1/24 scale kits, and ideal to replace the original ones on your Revell, Monogram and Salvinos JR kits. For an easier assembly, a set of Brakes NASCAR Type 1 or Brakes NASCAR Type 2 from Scalecar.Online is required, also available on SpotModel.
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Scalecars.Online: Brakes 1/24 scale - Brakes NASCAR Type 1 - 3D printed parts - for Scalecars.Online references SCO-R051 and SCO-R052

Scalecars.Online Reference: SCO-R053

Fantastic set with the necessary parts to make four complete sets of brakes for NASCAR type vehicles. 4 brake discs with calipers and hubs are included, both front and rear for both sides. It even includes the brake pads! This set is designed to be used in 1/24 scale models, and ideal to replace the original ones of your Revell, Monogram and Salvinos JR models. To assemble this set of brakes it is recommended to use Bolts NASCAR type 1.
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Scalecars.Online: Brakes 1/24 scale - Brakes NASCAR Type 2 - 3D printed parts - for Scalecars.Online references SCO-R051 and SCO-R052 - 4 units

Scalecars.Online Reference: SCO-R054

Fantastic set with the necessary parts to make four complete sets of brakes for NASCAR type vehicles. 4 brake discs with calipers and hubs are included, both front and rear for both sides. It even includes the brake pads! This set is designed to be used in 1/24 scale models, and ideal to replace the original ones of your Revell, Monogram and Salvinos JR models. To assemble this set of brakes it is recommended to use Bolts NASCAR type 2.
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Model Factory Hiro: Kevlar fiber decal 1/12 scale - Yellow Kevlar Type 4 - water slide decals

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-P1174

Wide diagonal weft kevlar pattern decal sheet, designed to be used preferably on 1/12 scale models. Valid for other scales.
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Print Lab Decals: Decals 1/24 scale - Ford Escort Cosworth Malbrun Team sponsored by Marlboro #5, 7 - Luis Monzn + Jos Carlos Dniz, Goyo Picar + Victor Perez - El Corte Ingles Rally Islas Canarias 1995 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology

Print Lab Decals Reference: PLB2-409358

Decoration to be able to assemble the versions of the two Ford Escort Cosworth of the Malbrun Team that participated in the 1995 El Corte Ingles Rally with the numbers 5 and 7, Goyo Picar (number #7) achieving the second final position.
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KMP Kool Models Production: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - BBS and Fuchs for Porsche 911SC RS - 3D printed parts - for Nunu reference PN24011 - 4 units

KMP Kool Models Production Reference: KMP-TK24222

Tarmac wheel set for Nunu's Porsche 911 SC RS scale kit. Tire sizes have been adjusted and the design of the Fuchs rims for the front axle has been improved, including new BBS rims for the rear. A new set of brake discs and calipers is also included, which also modifies the track width, allowing the rear wheels to be slightly wider and improving the image of the model once assembled.
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Reji Model: Transkit 1/12 scale - Lancia Delta Integrale - photo-etched parts, resin parts and assembly instructions - for Italeri references 4709 and 4712

Reji Model Reference: REJI-SP955

Transkit to convert the Italeri 1/12 scale kit of the Lancia Delta HF integrale 16V into any of the 8V versions, replacing the front hood of the kit with the "flat" version of the 8V model included in the transkit. A small photo-etched plate is also included with other small details, such as the fuel filler neck cap or the rear emblem of the HF Integrale version.
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Chevrolet Bel Air #241 - Pablo Gulle + Domingo Reyes - Carrera Panamericana 1954 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE1258

Resin kit to reproduce the Chevrolet Bel Air participating in the fifth edition of the Pan-American Race held in 1954. At its controls, the Argentines Gulle and Reyes finished in sixty-second place.
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Chevrolet Bel Air sponsored by Auto Service Continental #245 - Raul Jaras + Tomas Bravo - Carrera Panamericana 1954 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE1260

There were several Chevrolet Bel Airs participating in the fifth edition of the Pan-American Race held in 1954. With this unit, the Chilean crew made up of Jaras and Bravo, finished fifty-second place.
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Chevrolet Bel Air sponsored by Auto Service Continental #247 - Hernan Videla + Domingo Venturelli - Carrera Panamericana 1954 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE1261

Another version of the numerous Chevrolet Bel Air participants in the fifth edition of the Pan-American Race held in 1954. With this unit, the Chilean crew made up of Videla and Venturelli finished fifty-eighth place.
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Cadillac 61 sponsored by Beto Memo #52 - Alberto Rojas Junior - Carrera Panamericana 1951 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE1262

Resin kit that allows one of the numerous Cadillacs participating in the first editions of the Pan-American Race to be made, such as this unit present in the second edition in 1951. Driven by the Mexican driver Rojas Jr., it failed to cross the finish line.
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