Newsletter 563: Pit stop for PrintLab

Pit stop for PrintLab

Pit stop for PrintLab
SpotModel's PrintLab has been running non-stop since 2019, every single day of each year, bringing digital decal prints of the designs of the most intrepid scale modelers to all parts of the planet. :)

This service, designed and developed exclusively by SpotModel, requires a quick pit stop: we need a few weeks to make a leap forward, to tighten some nuts, change slicks, replenish liquids (literally) and make a few small adjustments in our complex systems.

What do we expect to happen when we come out of the pits? Well, a notable increase in the saturation and color of the decals, more printing accuracy, an even whiter whites and even thinner decals. Quite a challenge for SpotModel engineers and mechanics, don't you think?

In the meantime, of course you can continue sending your designs to SpotModel's PrintLab, and you will even be able to purchase any design that is already validated and published, only that due to the ongoing maintenance both design validation and printing will be interrupted for a few little weeks, but... what are a few weeks in the long and patient life of a scale modeler? :)

The strategy to enter the pits is going to be key, but we are sure that it will translate into a glorious victory. :D

Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Ford Mainline V8 sponsored by El Paso's Sun City Special #207 - Norman Patterson + Bernie Shires - Carrera Panamericana 1953 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE1263

Resin kit to assemble the version of the Ford Mainline V8 with which the Americans Patterson and Shires finished in thirty-fifth position in the fourth edition of the Carrera Panamericana in 1953.
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Ford Mainline V8 sponsored by Ellico #204 - Rodger Flores + Mickey Thompson - Carrera Panamericana 1954 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE1264

Resin kit to assemble the version of the Ford Mainline V8 with which the Americans Thompson and Flores participated in the 1954 edition of the Carrera Panamericana, although they did not manage to finish the race.
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Ford Clymer sponsored by Refrescos Jarritos #331 - Piero Taruffi + Bob Feurchelm - 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: ARE1267

The great Piero Taruffi participated in the 1954 Pan-American Race with this Ford with a 6-cylinder engine. Taruffi had raced the four previous editions of the race with important results, and this time he was not going to be less, finishing in thirty-fourth position and winning his category, being accompanied by Bob Feurchelm.
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Chevrolet Corvette C3 Deman Racing Team sponsored by Lambert's #69 - Peter Deman - SCCA Trans-American Championship 1985 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE1268

Resin kit at 1/43 scale to make one of the latest evolutions of the spectacular Chevrolet Corvette C3, which was driven by the Canadian Peter Deman raced in the 1985 St. Petersburg race belonging to the Trans Am championship.
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Yamamoto Model Parts: Rims 1/24 scale - AC Schnitzer Type 2 18 inches - 3D printed parts - 4 units

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPRIM9

Set of four AC Schnitzer rims with five bolts and five arms. The rims come without tires20.6 mm in diameter and 12 mm wide.
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Ferrari FXX - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24292 and TAM89766

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP24107

Normally, the higher the power, the greater the need for air and cooling, which is why the air inlets with their corresponding grilles proliferate. We have not counted them, but perhaps the incredible Ferrari FXX is one of the models with the most air inlets and outlets, reproduced in the Tamiya kit, and that now you can improve with all the pieces in this photo-etched set, where the details of the pattern of each one of them, also including elements such as drilled brake discs, pedals or windshield wipers.
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Ferrari Dino 246 GT - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Fujimi references FJ08267, 082677, EM-37, FJ123004, FJ126234, 12623, RS-101, FJ126524 and RS-116

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP2484

Interesting set of photo-etched parts to give even more detail to your Fujimi kit of the Ferrari Dino 246. Parts to improve the brakes, make a new front grille, or give volume to the instrument panel or the different identification plates of the chassis are just some examples. of everything you will find in this sheet. Essential!
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Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - McLaren Honda MP4/4 McLaren Racing Limited Team sponsored by Marlboro #11, 12 - Ayrton Senna da Silva, Alain Prost - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1988 - water slide decals and tobacco sponsor decals - for Tamiya references TAM20022, TAM89719 and TAM92208

Tabu Design Reference: TABU20015B

Decal sheet with the complete decoration of the 1988 McLaren MP4/4 with all the logos used during the season, including those of the tobacco advertising 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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Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Ferrari F1 2000 Scuderia Ferrari Team sponsored by Marlboro #1 - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2000 - water slide decals and tobacco sponsor decals - for Tamiya references TAM20048 and TAM20049

Tabu Design Reference: TABU20006

Who was going to tell you that your precious model of the Ferrari F1-2000 by Tamiya did not have the decals of the Tabaco advertising? How awful!! Well, don't worry, here's your salvation.
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Mazda 767B - photo-etched parts, seatbelt fabric, white metal parts and assembly instructions - for Hasegawa references 20312, 20325, 20359, hsg20359, 20446, CC-18, CC-20, SP60, 51560, SP88 and 51588

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP24209

Photo-etched parts to improve your Hasegawa Mazda 767B kit. It includes the vertical planes of the rear wing, the grills for the radiators, the harness buckles, the windshield wiper, the pedals, and many more parts in photo-etched parts. It also includes fabric to simulate harnesses and a metal piece to give volume to the harness closure.
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - BMW Z4 GT3 Marc VDS Team sponsored by Randstad #25, 26 - Maxime Martin + Markus Palttala + Lucas Luhr + Richard Westbrook, Augusto Farfus + Jrg Mller + Nicky Catsburg + Dirk Adorf - 24 Hours Nrburgring 2015 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Fujimi references FJ12556, FJ125565, RS-31, FJ12568, FJ125688, RS-15, FJ125763, FJ125770, FJ12593, FJ125930, RS-0, FJ126081, RS-0, FJ12612, 126128, RS-46, FJ170015, 17001, FJ170022, 17002, FJ170091, 17009, FJ170107, FJ189833, 18983, FJ189857, 18985, FJ189901, 18990 and FJ189970

Studio27 Reference: ST27-DC1098

Decal sheet with the decoration of the two units of the BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS that participated in the 2015 edition of the 24 Hours of Nrburgring, where luck was very different for the team compared to the previous edition. On this occasion, number #25 finished in second position, and number #26 finished in fourth place, a wonderful overall result for the team. Would the new decoration, with the feline's head more visible on the sides, be the one that brought them the most luck?
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Porsche 935 Martini Racing Team #1, 9 - Jacques Bernard 'Jacky' Ickx + Jochen Mass - 6 Hours Silverstone, 6 Hours Vallelunga 1976 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24328 and TAM24334

Studio27 Reference: ST27-TK2466

A beast was born, which was to mark an entire era in the Gt's championships. It was the Porsche 935, dressed in Martini war colors. Thanks to this complete transkit, it is now possible to make this version from the Porsche 934 RSR Tamiya kit. The transkit includes several resin parts, among which is the complete body, with its corresponding rear wing and front spoiler separately, 2 photo-etched plates, one of them for the precious honeycomb cores for the BBS rims, a sheet of high quality decals and different pieces in white metal, among which there are 4 rims with their corresponding rubber tires. What a beast!
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/20 scale - Tyrrell Ford P34 sponsored by ELF #3 - Jody Scheckter - Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix 1976 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, white metal parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20058

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP20158

They may look the same, but the two Tyrrell P34s that raced in the 1976 Japanese Grand Prix had significant differences. So many that there are two different transkits, one for number #3 and one for number #4. The main difference from Jody Scheckter's number #3 single seater was its rear wing with "large" side panels, and its entire holding structure. In addition, a whole series of small pieces in resin and white metal, apart from the generous photo-etched plate, to detail the Tamiya kit as much as possible. And one of the most interesting details of such a famous race to win the 1976 title in favor of James Hunt... the wet tires used during the race.
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Tabu Design: Logotypes 1/12 scale - Good Year - water slide decals - for Tamiya references TAM12027, TAM12028, TAM12029 and TAM12030

Tabu Design Reference: TABU12030B

Decals with Good Year logos, specially designed for use with Tamiya 1/12 scale models of the McLaren MP4/6, Ferrari 641/2 and Williams FW14B.
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D.A.B. Models: Seatbelts 1/12 scale - Racing harness 3 - 4 points 1970-1980 - 3D printed parts - 2 units

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB12-016

Complete set of 1/12 scale buckles to assemble your classic competition harnesses with 3 or 4 anchor points, like those used in the 70s. The set includes enough parts to assemble two-seat harnesses. The definition of the pieces is impressive, with a minimum thickness. The buckles allow a maximum width of the fabric of 4 mm. The fabric for the belts is not included.
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D.A.B. Models: Seatbelts 1/18 scale - Racing harness 3 - 4 points 1970-1980 - 3D printed parts - 2 units

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB18-018

Complete set of 1/18 scale buckles to assemble your classic competition harnesses with 3 or 4 anchor points, like those used in the 70s. The set includes enough parts to assemble two-seat harnesses. The definition of the pieces is impressive, with a minimum thickness. The buckles allow a maximum width of the fabric of 3 mm. The fabric for the belts is not included.
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D.A.B. Models: Seatbelts 1/20 scale - Racing harness 3 - 4 points 1970-1980 - 3D printed parts - 2 units

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB20-005

Complete set of 1/20 scale buckles to assemble your classic competition harnesses with 3 or 4 anchor points, like those used in the 70s. The set includes enough parts to assemble two-seat harnesses. The definition of the pieces is impressive, with a minimum thickness. The buckles allow a maximum width of the fabric of 2,3 mm. The fabric for the belts is not included.
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D.A.B. Models: Seatbelts 1/24 scale - Racing harness 3 - 4 points 1970-1980 - 3D printed parts - 2 units

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB24-036

Complete set of 1/24 scale buckles to assemble your classic competition harnesses with 3 or 4 anchor points, like those used in the 70s. The set includes enough parts to assemble two-seat harnesses. The definition of the pieces is impressive, with a minimum thickness. The buckles allow a maximum width of the fabric of 2 mm. The fabric for the belts is not included.
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StreetBlisters: Flocking - Black - other materials

StreetBlisters Reference: SB-16000

Extra-fine black flock to recreate the upholstery and carpets of your models. For a correct finish, apply with a strainer or similar over a layer of white glue diluted in water. It is recommended that the piece to be upholstered has been previously painted in a color similar to the chosen flock.
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StreetBlisters: Flocking - Light grey - other materials

StreetBlisters Reference: SB-16001

Extra-fine light grey flock to recreate the upholstery and carpets of your models. For a correct finish, apply with a strainer or similar over a layer of white glue diluted in water. It is recommended that the piece to be upholstered has been previously painted in a color similar to the chosen flock.
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StreetBlisters: Flocking - Beige - other materials

StreetBlisters Reference: SB-16002

Extra-fine beige flock to recreate the upholstery and carpets of your models. For a correct finish, apply with a strainer or similar over a layer of white glue diluted in water. It is recommended that the piece to be upholstered has been previously painted in a color similar to the chosen flock.
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StreetBlisters: Flocking - Bordeaux - other materials

StreetBlisters Reference: SB-16003

Extra-fine bordeaux flock to recreate the upholstery and carpets of your models. For a correct finish, apply with a strainer or similar over a layer of white glue diluted in water. It is recommended that the piece to be upholstered has been previously painted in a color similar to the chosen flock.
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StreetBlisters: Flocking - Brown - other materials

StreetBlisters Reference: SB-16004

Extra-fine brown flock to recreate the upholstery and carpets of your models. For a correct finish, apply with a strainer or similar over a layer of white glue diluted in water. It is recommended that the piece to be upholstered has been previously painted in a color similar to the chosen flock.
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StreetBlisters: Flocking - Light brown - other materials

StreetBlisters Reference: SB-16005

Extra-fine light brown flock to recreate the upholstery and carpets of your models. For a correct finish, apply with a strainer or similar over a layer of white glue diluted in water. It is recommended that the piece to be upholstered has been previously painted in a color similar to the chosen flock.
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StreetBlisters: Flocking - Red - other materials

StreetBlisters Reference: SB-16006

Extra-fine red flock to recreate the upholstery and carpets of your models. For a correct finish, apply with a strainer or similar over a layer of white glue diluted in water. It is recommended that the piece to be upholstered has been previously painted in a color similar to the chosen flock.
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StreetBlisters: Flocking - Yellow - other materials

StreetBlisters Reference: SB-16007

Extra-fine yellow flock to recreate the upholstery and carpets of your models. For a correct finish, apply with a strainer or similar over a layer of white glue diluted in water. It is recommended that the piece to be upholstered has been previously painted in a color similar to the chosen flock.
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StreetBlisters: Flocking - Light Blue - other materials

StreetBlisters Reference: SB-16008

Extra-fine light blue flock to recreate the upholstery and carpets of your models. For a correct finish, apply with a strainer or similar over a layer of white glue diluted in water. It is recommended that the piece to be upholstered has been previously painted in a color similar to the chosen flock.
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StreetBlisters: Flocking - Blue - other materials

StreetBlisters Reference: SB-16009

Extra-fine blue flock to recreate the upholstery and carpets of your models. For a correct finish, apply with a strainer or similar over a layer of white glue diluted in water. It is recommended that the piece to be upholstered has been previously painted in a color similar to the chosen flock.
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StreetBlisters: Flocking - Dark Blue - other materials

StreetBlisters Reference: SB-16010

Extra-fine dark blue flock to recreate the upholstery and carpets of your models. For a correct finish, apply with a strainer or similar over a layer of white glue diluted in water. It is recommended that the piece to be upholstered has been previously painted in a color similar to the chosen flock.
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Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Ferrari F1/89/90 639/640/641 Scuderia Ferrari Team sponsored by Marlboro #1, 2, 27, 28 - Alain Prost, Nigel Ernest James Mansell, Gerhard Berger, Michele Alboreto - test 1988 (IT) - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1989 and 1990 - water slide decals, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Tamiya references TAM20023 and TAM20024

Tabu Design Reference: TABU20056

Very complete decal sheet for the different versions used in the 1988 tests (639 version) and in the 1989 and 1990 season grand prix for the different evolutions of the Ferrari F1 (respectively Ferrari F1/89 640 and Ferrari F1/90 641) designed by John Barnard and evolved by Steve Nichols, earning several victories and coming close to winning the championship from Alain Prost in 1990.
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Beemax Model Kits: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Lancia Delta S4 Group B Scuderia Grifone Team sponsored by Esso Super Oil #1 - Fabrizio Tabaton + Luciano Tedeschini - Rallye Catalunya 1986 - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Beemax Model Kits Reference: BX24034

New reference of the Beemax scale kit of the incredible Lancia Delta S4 Group B, in this case with the decoration used by the one who would end up being the European Champion with this car in the 1986 season, that of the Escudera Grifone with the sponsorship of Esso, and so recognizable by its combination of black and gold on the bodywork. And on his way to being champion, he managed to achieve up to three victories in Spain, one of them precisely in the Catalonia rally, which is the version to be reproduced with this model. Awesome!!
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