Newsletter 565: Kevlar

Kevlar

Kevlar
We are going to talk a little about kevlar, a great invention widely used in the world of motor racing. This material has some very interesting characteristics such as its lightness, resistance to breakage, and its easy machining. Embedded in a resin, it allows the manufacturing of bucket seats, helmets, mufflers, fuel tanks, all kinds of parts and body sections, and lots more. A real wonder.

But, when the scale model of the last racing mega rocket arrives at our workbench is when the problems begin, since this material is not easy to recreate in scale with convincing realism... Luckily today it is easier to simulate kevlar thanks to the decals by Decalcas, Scale Motorsport or Studio27, to name a few. And who has also finally taken a step forward is Model Factory Hiro, from whom we have recently received his references with different klevar patterns. Well, I'll take two of each!!!

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Model Factory Hiro: Kevlar fiber decal 1/24 scale - Yellow Kevlar Type 1 - water slide decals

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-P1092

Decal sheet with a fine square weft kevlar pattern, designed to be used preferably on your 1/20 or 1/24 scale models. Valid for other scales.
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Model Factory Hiro: Kevlar fiber decal 1/12 scale - Yellow Kevlar Type 2 - water slide decals

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-P1093

Wide square weft kevlar pattern decal sheet, designed to be used preferably on 1/12 scale models. Valid for other scales.
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Model Factory Hiro: Kevlar fiber decal 1/24 scale - Yellow Kevlar Type 3 - water slide decals

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-P1173

Decal sheet with fine diagonal weft kevlar pattern, designed to be preferably used in your 1/20 or 1/24 scale models. Valid for other scales.
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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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Model Factory Hiro: Carbon fiber decal 1/24 scale - Carbon Decal Silver - Type 1 - water slide decals

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-P1094

Carbon fiber decal sheet with silver background and fine diagonal pattern, designed to be used preferably in your 1/20 or 1/24 scale models. Valid for other scales.
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Model Factory Hiro: Carbon fiber decal 1/24 scale - Carbon Decal Gold - Type 1 - water slide decals

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-P1096

Carbon pattern decal sheet with gold background and fine size diagonal layout, perfect for use in F1 1990s and later. Designed to be used preferably in your 1/20 and 1/24 scale models. Valid for other scales.
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Model Factory Hiro: Carbon fiber decal 1/12 scale - Carbon Decal Gold - Type 2 - water slide decals

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-P1097

Interesting decal sheet to simulate the carbon mesh with a gold background and an intermediate size diagonal distribution, perfect for use in F1 from the 90s and later. Designed to be used preferably in your 1/12 scale models. Valid for other scales.
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Model Factory Hiro: Pipe - Rough mesh pipes 1.5 mm - white metal parts - 5 units

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-P1166

It includes 5 strips of 89 mm length of mesh tube with a rough texture made of white metal, which allows them to be bent without difficulty and without breaking to adapt to any route. The diameter of each of the strips is 1.5 mm in this reference.
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Model Factory Hiro: Pipe - Rough mesh pipes 1.2 mm - white metal parts - 5 units

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-P1167

It includes 5 strips of 89 mm length of mesh tube with a rough texture made of white metal, which allows them to be bent without difficulty and without breaking to adapt to any route. The diameter of each of the strips is 1.2 mm in this reference.
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Model Factory Hiro: Pipe - Rough mesh pipes 1 mm - white metal parts - 5 units

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-P1168

It includes 5 strips of 89 mm length of mesh tube with a rough texture made of white metal, which allows them to be bent without difficulty and without breaking to adapt to any route. The diameter of each of the strips is 1 mm in this reference.
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Model Factory Hiro: Pipe - Fine mesh pipes 1.5 mm - white metal parts - 5 units

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-P1169

It includes 5 strips of 89 mm length of mesh tube with a fine texture made of white metal, which allows them to be bent without difficulty and without breaking to adapt to any route. The diameter of each of the strips is 1.5 mm in this reference.
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Yamamoto Model Parts: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - Cragar 397 15 inches - 3D printed parts

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPRIM15

Ideal for your transformations of the powerful American "muscle cars", this set of 15-inch wheels comes with slick tires (in resin) with the Goodyear logos printed in relief on the sidewall, as well as various adapters to fit them on the models of different manufacturers. . The tires have different widths, being 11.2 mm at the front and 12.7 mm at the rear.
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Lancia Stratos HF Turbo sponsored by Aseptogyl #3 - Lella Lombardi + Christine Dacremont - 24 Hours Le Mans 1976 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE939-24

Arena Modelli has revised its 1/24 scale kit of the Lancia Stratos Turbo, improving its finish and including new parts, which increase the detail and allow the entire engine area to be recreated. A great opportunity to assemble the version developed with the circuits in mind of one of the most important models in the history of Lancia. You can not lose this!
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Lancia Stratos HF Turbo sponsored by Esso Aseptogyl #89 - Christine Dacremont + Marianne Hoepfner - 24 Hours Le Mans 1977 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE940-24

Arena Modelli has revised its 1/24 scale kit of the Lancia Stratos Turbo, improving its finish and including new parts, which increase the detail and allow the entire engine area to be recreated. A great opportunity to assemble the version developed with the circuits in mind of one of the most important models in the history of Lancia. You can not lose this!
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Lancia Stratos HF Turbo sponsored by Alitalia #519 - Sandro Munari + Mario Manucci - Giro de Italia Rally 1975 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE941-24

Arena Modelli has revised its 1/24 scale kit of the Lancia Stratos Turbo, improving its finish and including new parts, which increase the detail and allow the entire engine area to be recreated. A great opportunity to assemble the version developed with the circuits in mind of one of the most important models in the history of Lancia. You can not lose this!
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Lancia Stratos HF Turbo sponsored by Eminence #436 - Jean-Claude Andruet + Michele 'Biche' Espinosi-Petit - Tour de France Automobile 1976 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE942-24

Arena Modelli has revised its 1/24 scale kit of the Lancia Stratos Turbo, improving its finish and including new parts, which increase the detail and allow the entire engine area to be recreated. A great opportunity to assemble the version developed with the circuits in mind of one of the most important models in the history of Lancia. You can not lose this!
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Profil24: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Cunningham C-4RK #2, 3 - Phil Walters + Duane Carter, Charles Moran + John Gordon Bennett - 24 Hours Le Mans 1952 and 1953 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Profil24 Reference: P24136K

At the beginning of the 50s it was easy to find several Cunningham models participating in sporting events, even in the 24 hours of Le Mans, although the most common was that they were "spyder" versions. The curious thing about the C-4RK model is that it was a closed version ... and a very competitive one. Not surprisingly, in the 1952 edition number #2 achieved third position on the grid, although later in the race he had to quit. This resin kit allows us to choose in its assembly between the 1952 or 1953 versions (number #3), when it finished in tenth position.
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Scalecars.Online: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Porsche 935 Baby - Rims + Brakes - 3D printed parts - for Italeri references 3639 and 3639S - 4 units

Scalecars.Online Reference: SCO-R013

Spectacular set of rims and brakes to improve the appearance of your Italeri Porsche 935 kit. The separation of the different pieces facilitates their painting, such as the part of the core of the rim or the brake calipers. The set includes two front and two rear rims prepared to be used with the kit tires, with their corresponding vents, 4 discs and 4 brake calipers, 4 wheel hubs and 4 nuts. Give a new air to your kit!
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Scalecars.Online: Detail 1/24 scale - Service Stands type 1 - 3D printed parts - 4 units

Scalecars.Online Reference: SCO-R033

Set of four service stands printed in 3D technology, reproducing those used in many of the assistances of rally vehicles, to keep the car elevated during service and maintenance operations. Each one of the jack stands is made up of four independent pieces, the metal structure itself, the lifting rod, the locking pin and the chain that is used to keep the pin from being lost. What more could you want?
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Scalecars.Online: Detail 1/24 scale - Road seatbelt buckles - 3D printed parts - 1 units

Scalecars.Online Reference: SCO-R021

Set of buckles printed with 3D technology at 1/24 scale to reproduce the seatbelts of street vehicles. The game allows up to 8 seat belts to be made, with 4 for the front seats and 4 for the rear seats.
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Scalecars.Online: Detail 1/24 scale - Door locks - 3D printed parts - 18 units

Scalecars.Online Reference: SCO-R007

Set of resin pieces printed in 3D technology to reproduce the door locks, tailgate, glove compartments, etc. The locks have 3 different sizes, with diameters of 0.8mm, 0.9mm and 1mm, with 6 units of each of the measures.
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Lancia Rally 037 Chardonnet Team sponsored by Pioneer #3 - Jean-Claude Andruet + Franoise Sappey - Ypres 24 Hours Rally 1983 - resin parts, water slide decals and placement instructions - for Hasegawa references 20264, 20277, 20299, 20399, 20414, 20447, 20485, 20523, 20566, 20584, 25030, CR-30, 25030.OUTLET, 52305, SP505, HACR30, 25030 and CR-30

Reji Model Reference: REJI-382

Decoration made by Reji Model to complete the version of the Lancia 037 used by Jean Claude Andruet in the 1983 Ypres Rally, finishing in second position after fighting for victory throughout the rally against the other Lancia 037 driven by Miki Biasion. Apart from the decal sheet, and so that your version is as similar to the real model, a set of 4 resin Canonica wheels is included to be used with the kit tires.
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USCP: Detail - Door lock cylinders - resin parts - 48 units

USCP Reference: 24A070

There are details that help enhance the finish of a model, and that reveal the care that the modeler puts into his creations. This set of door cylinders can help such modelers, with up to 48 locks in different sizes: 0.5 - 0.6 - 0.7 - 0.8 - 0.9 - 1.0 - 1.1 - 1, 2 mm, with six units of each one of them, which allows them to be used in models of various scales.
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USCP: Detail 1/24 scale - Tire Valves - resin parts - 54 units

USCP Reference: 24A071

Not all the valves mounted on the rims are the same, there are different heights depending on the depth of the rim groove so that they are accessible, or that they do not protrude from the plane of the rim and get damaged. This tire pressure valve set includes up to 3 different valve lengths: 1.1 - 1.4 - 1.7 mm, with 18 units in each of the measures.
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D.A.B. Models: Lights 1/32 scale - Spotlamps with flat back 200mm - 3D printed parts and water slide decals - 4 units

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB32-007

Flatter design than the DAB Models Oscar references of the extra headlights fitted to rally cars. Some great headlights with their support anchored in the rear, and the possibility of mounting both with a protective cover or uncovered with the glass in sight. Includes decals for up to 3 different manufacturers (Hella, Marchal, Cibie). In this case, the actual 200 mm headlights are converted to 1/32 scale 6.2 mm diameter optics.
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D.A.B. Models: Seatbelts 1/20 scale - Racing harness 6 points - 3D printed parts - 2 units

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB20-006

Complete set of buckles and anchors at 1/20 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 2.3 mm.
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Tameo Kits: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Ferrari 312 F1 sponsored by Shell #11 - Chris Amon - Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix 1969 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions, painting instructions and tobacco sponsor decals

Tameo Kits Reference: SLK135

This is a completely new project that required the creation of a new mold for the Firestone tires used in the 1969 season. This Ferrari was characterized by the aerodynamically shaped rear fairing radiator equipped with two side fins and the now classic spaghetti exhausts, that were made famous by these Ferraris from the late 1960s.
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Tamiya: Motorbike scale model kit 1/12 scale - Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP 30th Anniversary - metal parts, paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Tamiya Reference: TAM14141

The second version that Tamiya has decided to launch of the Honda CBR1000RR-R kit reproduces the decoration used by Honda in the commemorative version for the 30th "birthday" since the first Fireblade was launched back in 1992. In addition to the new decal sheet printed by Cartograf, faithfully representing the red and blue elements of the tricolor decoration, new parts are also included, such as the Akrapovic exhaust muffler. Once assembled, the model allows the removal of the side and lower fairing components, as well as the fuel tank, revealing all the mechanical parts of this technological marvel.
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Renaissance Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 Group A RAS Sport Team sponsored by Bastos Castrol #3, 6 - Bernard Bguin + Jean-Marc Andri, Patrick Snijers + Dany Colebunders - Ypres 24 Hours Rally, Rallye Critrium des Cvennes 1991 - water slide decals, placement instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for D.Modelkits references DM-K001 and DM-K002

Renaissance Models Reference: TK24-484

Although it did not succeed in the World Rally Championship, the Ford Sierra 4x4 group A did achieve countless victories in other championships, and one of the most successful teams was the Bastos Ford rally Team. In the hands of such competent drivers as Patrick Snijers and Bernard Bguin they achieved victories in the Ypres (number #6) and Cevennes (number #3) rallies in the 1991 season, and now thanks to the complete Renaissance decal sheet, you can choose between any of these two versions to use with the base of the D.Modelkits kit.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Ferrari 312T4 Scuderia Ferrari Team sponsored by Fiat Agip #11, 12 - Jody Scheckter, Gilles Villeneuve - Formula 1 World Championship 1979 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Tamiya references TAM12025, BS1225 and TAM12035

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D480

Set of replacement decals for the Tamiya 1/12 scale kit. Includes the necessary decals to complete the #11 car during its participation in the 1979 Italian GP, where it won the championship, and decals for the #12 car, as well as the decals of the dealers used in each race (US West / Spain / Monaco / Belgium / France / Great Britain / Netherlands / US East) and so on.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Lotus Ford Type 78 Lotus Team sponsored by John Player Special #5 - Mario Andretti - Formula 1 World Championship 1977 - water slide decals, placement instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Tamiya references TAM12022, BS1222 and TAM12037

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D481

This reference complements the decals of the Tamiya kit itself, but incorporating those that are not included, such as tobacco sponsors. In addition, additional decals are also included to make the #5 car in its participation in the 1977 Italian and Japanese Grands Prix.
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 Group A Ford Espaa Team sponsored by Marlboro #3 - Josep Mara Bardolet + Josep Mara Ferrer - Principe de Asturias Rally 1990 - resin parts, water slide decals, placement instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for D.Modelkits references DM-K001 and DM-K002

Reji Model Reference: REJI-383

Decoration to make the unit with which Josep Mara Bardolet participated in the 1990 Prncipe de Asturias Rally. A different car from the ones used in the world championship as it was made by another preparer, so apart from the corresponding decals, which include the logos made of tobacco, the set includes various pieces in resin, such as the Compomotive wheels in their asphalt version, the "stock" headlights, the side fuel filler neck, the exterior mirrors and the roof air intake for the passenger compartment .
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