Newsletter 569: Wing screws

Wing screws

Wing screws
Perhaps it is not seen, but it is there. And if it is there, it is clear that it must be placed, precisely because it is there. Right?

Let's explain it a little better: look at the picture in this newsletter. what do you see? Yes, a beautiful 917, one of the most successful and beautiful racing machines in the history of motorsports. Now open your drawer, pick the 10x magnifying glass and look at the picture again. What do you see now? Now you see it even though you missed it before, right?!? That's what this is all about.

The fellas at Decalcas walk through life with a 10x magnifying glass in hand, looking and re-looking, and they have noticed that many racing cars use "wing screws" as bonnet closures, as is the case with the 917 in the picture. And what have they done? Well, just what they do best: reproduce in 1/24 scale and in 3D printing some wing screws like those used in all kinds of old vehicles. Isn't that amazing? Definitely yes, and it's even cooler when you have the piece in your hands and look at it with a magnifying glass. The detail, precision and finesse of Decalcas in their parts are way ahead of the rest of the products that pass through SpotModel's shelves.

You put the magnifying glass, everything else is at SpotModel.

Decalcas: Detail 1/24 scale - Wing Screw - Type 1 - 3D printed parts - 18 units

Decalcas Reference: DCL-PAR091

Wing screw, widely used in all types of competition vehicles from the 50s, 60s and 70s, as well as some pre-war. Made in resin by 3D printing, they reproduce all the details with the usual quality of DECALCAS products, so you only have to paint and glue them on your scale model.
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Komakai: Reference / walkaround book - BMW Z4 GT3 - 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

Komakai Reference: KOM-FG031

A new issue of the Komakai's Fast Guides series. Packed with exquisite photography, this new issue covers the spectacular BMW Z4 GT3 in great detail, featuring 32 full color pages with images of the interior, exterior, rims, etc...
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Model Factory Hiro: Material - Flexible foam - Black - other materials

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-P1175

1mm thick adhesive foam sheet, which can be bent and adhered to any surface. The texture of the material allows it a certain capacity for deformation, as if it were a cushion. The foam sheet has dimensions of 100mm x 150mm.
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Model Factory Hiro: Clamps 1/12 scale - Black zip-tie strap bands big size - other materials

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-P1087

Set of clamps designed to imitate the real zip-ties used to tie tubes and cables, even simulating their assembly method. Each pack includes 30 zip-ties of different widths (0.8mm/0.7mm/0.6mm) which are mainly for 1/12 scale kits, but can also be used on 1/20 and 1/24 scale. These zip-ties are easy to use. Simply submerge in water and remove the strip from the backing paper like a decal, ready to use, by passing the tip through the hole and pulling slightly.
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Model Factory Hiro: Clamps 1/12 scale - White zip-tie strap bands big size - other materials

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-P1086

Set of clamps designed to imitate the real zip-ties used to tie tubes and cables, even simulating their assembly method. Each pack includes 30 zip-ties of different widths (0.8mm/0.7mm/0.6mm) which are mainly for 1/12 scale kits, but can also be used on 1/20 and 1/24 scale. These zip-ties are easy to use. Simply submerge in water and remove the strip from the backing paper like a decal, ready to use, by passing the tip through the hole and pulling slightly.
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Scale Production: Brakes 1/24 scale - Brembo drilled disc - 3D printed parts - 2 + 2 units

Scale Production Reference: SP24324

Set of four ventilated and drilled brake discs similar to those marketed by Brembo. All 4 brake calipers are included separately, making detailing and painting easy. The disc sizes and caliper design are different, including two 17mm diameter discs and two 16mm diameter discs.
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Scale Production: Seat 1/24 scale - Recaro Speed - 3D printed parts - 2 units

Scale Production Reference: SP24323

Set of two classic sports seats, such as the Speed model from the Recaro brand, and which can be seen in countless vehicles since the 1980s. These seats were characterized by their backrest with headrest integrated with an area to pass the harness.
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USCP: Dashboard 1/24 scale - BMW M5 e39 RHD dashboard conversion set - 3D printed parts - for USCP reference USCP-24K004

USCP Reference: 24T054

Set to convert the USCP kit of the BMW M5 e39 into the right hand drive version. All the parts are printed in 3d, and in addition to the dashboard, the central console of the transmission tunnel and the armrests of the front doors are included, since the controls were also on the right.
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Decalcas: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Porsche 911 991 GT3 RSR 2018 - 3D printed parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Nunu reference PN24040

Decalcas Reference: DCL-PAR096

Parts manufactured and designed with 3D technology for you to replace the rear diffuser, as well as other parts and pieces, of your kit of the new Nunu Porsche 911 991 GT3 RSR.
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GPmodeling: Engine 1/24 scale - Lancia Stratos - 24 valves - 3D printed parts and water slide decals - for Hasegawa references 20217, 20261, 20268, 20282, 20361, HA20361, 20440, CR-32, 20499, 20561, 20598, 20653, 21215, HC-15, 25032, CR-32, 25036, CR-36, HACR32, HA-CR32, HACR33, 25033, CR-33, HACR36, 25036 and CR-36

GPmodeling Reference: STR24V

What great news the appearance of the 12 and 24 valve engines for the Hasegawa kits of the Lancia Stratos at 1/24 scale! The 24-valve engine was used mainly in the Alitalia versions, from the Sanremo Rally in October 1975 until the end of the 1977 season, and the 12-valve engine in all versions, such as Pirelli's, as of January 1, 1978, since the new technical regulations forced a return to 12 valves. The engines used from 1972 to October 1975 were very similar to the 12-valve transkit, but with a different alternator and battery position. Each of the transkits has more than 50 parts printed in 3D, and includes 3 different types of exhaust outlets, 2 different air boxes, with their intake covers with and without net, and finally two additional brake discs equipped with studs to be able to present the model mounted without wheels. 12-valve engines differ from 24-valves mainly due to the shape of the cylinder head covers, the position of the alternator, and the position of some accessories on the chassis. A specific type of exhaust manifold is supplied on each version (obviously different between 12 and 24 valves). Most of Hasegawa's kits are compatible with these two transkits.
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Tamiya: Additive - Tire Coating Fluid - other materials - 1 x 10ml

Tamiya Reference: TAM87220

What a great idea! This new Tamiya product will allow you to recover the appearance of the tires of your car or motorcycle models. This acrylic-based make-up fluid spreads well and is easy to clean up. To use, simply shake the bottle, put a few drops on a cloth, and then apply to tires to restore their glossy finish, even those that have a whitish appearance. The bottle includes 10 ml of fluid.
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Number Five: Paint tool - Glass jars for paints - plastic parts and other materials - 12 units

Number Five Reference: N5-F021

Box with twelve glass bottles with a 30ml capacity, safety cap and shaker ball, like those used by Number Five to package their products. Ensure your paint mixtures with the best conservation qualities!
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Ferrari Enzo - photo-etched parts - for Tamiya references TAM24273 and TAM24302

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP2464R

Drilled brakes, windshield wipers, brake pedals, radiators... but above all, grilles. This and much more is what this photo-etched plate includes for your Tamiya Ferrari Enzo model, with which you will achieve a much more realistic finish. Don't let her pass!
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/12 scale - Honda RC211V 2002 and 2003 - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya kits TAM14092, TAM14095, TAM14096.

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP1203

Complete and detail your Tamiya kit of the Honda RC211V from the 2001 and 2003 seasons with this complete set of photo-etched parts, which includes differentiated parts for the early and late versions of the 2002 and 2003 seasons. The most careful to detail already have what they need!
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Ferrari F50 - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24160, TAM24207, TAM24296 and TAM24297

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP2471R

The Ferrari F50 was born to commemorate the 50 years of the brand, instantly becoming a mythical model. Tamiya delighted us with an exquisite kit of this Ferrari, which thanks to this Studio27 photo-etched set can gain in realism thanks to parts such as the air inlet and outlet grilles, such as the one that occupies the entire width of the rear around of the headlights, or the Ferrari emblems on the cylinder head of its V12 engine with more than 500 CV.
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Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Lotus Ford Type 79 Lotus Team sponsored by John Player Special #55 - Jean-Pierre Jarier - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1978 - water slide decals and tobacco sponsor decals - for Tamiya reference TAM20060

Tabu Design Reference: TABU20071

Sad the reasons that led Jean-Pierre Jarier to replace Ronnie Peterson in the last two Grands Prix of the 1978 season, those of the United States and Canada, occupying the seat of the Lotus Ford 79 with the number #55. This decal sheet allows us to reproduce this version, with which Jarier nearly finished on the podium at Watkins Glen before running out of gas with four laps to go, and winning in Montreal after starting on pole, but had to retire due to an oil leak. Tobacco decals are included.
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Porsche 911 GT3R - photo-etched parts and placement instructions - for Fujimi references FJ123905 and RS-85

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP24138

The evolution of competition vehicles has led them to have numerous aerodynamic additions, with complex profiles and developed supports, and to require large air inlets for cooling. Many of these pieces in our plastic kits are not as fine as we would like, losing detail. And that is why this complete set of photo-etched parts is highly recommended, because it includes all those pieces that, being much finer, allow an increase in realism in the assembly,
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Lotus Judd Type 101 Lotus Team sponsored by Camel Epson #11, 12 - Nelson Piquet, Satoru Nakajima - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1989 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Tamiya reference TAM20030

Studio27 Reference: ST27-TK2089

Transkit to convert the Tamiya kit of the most modern Lotus 102B into the version of the Lotus 101 used during the 1989 season. Not only are new parts for the bodywork, the floor and the suspensions included, but the different version of the Judd engine used in 1989, with a greater 90 angle between its cylinder banks, which is why you will also find new parts for the engine block and gearbox. The complete plate of photo-etched parts also includes pieces to make two different configurations of the rear wing, among many other parts.
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Toyota TS020 GT-One - photo-etched parts and placement instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM24222

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP2496

Enhance the most visible details of the Tamiya Toyota TS020 kit with this photo-etched plate. The radiators, the different air intake grilles, the harnesses, the fuel intakes, or the templates to paint the Denso logos on some of the mechanical parts are some of the aspects that you can improve on your kit.
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/20 scale - Tyrrell Ford P34 sponsored by ELF #4 - Patrick Depailler - 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-FP20159

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 Patrick Depailler's number #4 single seater was its rear wing with "small" side panels. 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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KMP Kool Models Production: Rims 1/24 scale - BBS for Mercedes Benz AMG GT3 Wynns - 3D printed parts - 4 units

KMP Kool Models Production Reference: KMP-TK24061

Set of 4 rims (without tires) to replicate those used on the Wynns sponsored Mercedes Benz AMG GT3 in the presentation setup of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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KMP Kool Models Production: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - OZ+ Compomotive 16 inch for Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 - 3D printed parts - for D.Modelkits references DM-K001 and DM-K002 - 4 units

KMP Kool Models Production Reference: KMP-TK24217

Set of 4 rims with tires designed for use with the Ford Sierra 4x4 Cosworth group A kit manufactured by D.Modelkits, in this case for the versions that mounted 16-inch wheels, such as the Q8 version of the Montecarlo from 1991. The set It comes prepared to mount OZ rims on the front axle and Compomotive rims on the rear axle. Thanks to the more precise design of the tires, not only is the height of the car lowered, but the width and camber have been adjusted, differently for the front and rear wheels. For this reason the tires have markings to identify the axle on which they should be mounted. In addition, new brake discs and calipers are included, which allow the use of the photo-etched parts of the kit, and ventolins for the front tires, which can be mounted with magnets.
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KMP Kool Models Production: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Lancia Delta S4 ice / snow - 3D printed parts, water slide decals, other materials and assembly instructions - for Beemax Model Kits references B24020, 09885, 098851 and BX24034, or Nunu references PN24005 and PN24030

KMP Kool Models Production Reference: KMP-TK24041

Detailing set for the for the snow / ice version of the Lancia Delta S4 model by Beemax / Nunu, made using 3D printing technology. It includes 53 3D printed parts, 16 micro magnets, 3 meters of cable of different types, smoked glasses, 2 decals, and assembly instructions.
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Wicked Model Cars: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Porsche 963 LMDh Penske Motorsport Team sponsored by Tag Heuer #5, 6, 7 - Dane Cameron + Michael Christensen + Frdric 'Mako' Makowiecki, Kevin Estre + Andr Lotterer + Laurens Vanthoor, Mathieu Jaminet + Nick Tandy + Dane Cameron, Matt Campbell + Felipe Nasr + Michael Christensen - 24 Hours of Daytona, FIA WEC World Endurance Championship 2023 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Wicked Model Cars reference LMDH-W963

Wicked Model Cars Reference: WMC-DE001

WEC endurance races are in fashion, to which the return of legendary brands such as Porsche has contributed. After launching the kit of the German brand's Hypercar, the Porsche 963 LMDh, Wicked Model Cars complements it with a very complete set of decals made up of two sheets to be able to make several versions, now that the car has officially begun to compete both in IMSA (Daytona 24 hours with numbers #6 and #7) and in WEC (numbers #5 and #6). Which one do you decide for?
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Wicked Model Cars: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo Electramotive Engineering Team #83, 84 - Geoff Brabham + Chip Robinson + Arie Luyendyk + Michael Roe - IMSA 1989 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Wicked Model Cars reference IMSA-GTP-ZX

Wicked Model Cars Reference: WMC-DE002

The complement that we were all waiting for the model of the impressive Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo of the IMSA championship, the decals corresponding to the 1989 season to make any of the two units of the team. As a curious fact, and in a move to try to secure the drivers' title, in most of the races the 4 main drivers of the team were registered in both units, so in the event of a bad result with one of the cars, they could drive the other and score some valuable points.
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USCP: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - Jaguar E-type Wire rims and tires 15 inches - 3D printed parts and rubber parts - for Revell references REV07668 and REV07687 - 4 units

USCP Reference: 24P171

3D printed resin rims in 1/24 scale. The set includes 4 Pirelli Cinturato rubber tyres, and is designed to fit the Jaguar E-type Revell's kit, for which it also includes specific wheel hubs. We love the detail of the Jaguar engraving on the center nut of the rims!
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USCP: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - BMW M5 e39 - 3D printed parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

USCP Reference: USCP-24K004

The BMW M5 e39, the third generation of the model, is an example of the struggle between luxury sports saloons in the late 1990s, and for a time the M5 was the fastest saloon on the planet, reaching 300 km/h (limiter disconnected). USPC is finalizing the details of its kit of this model, made as usual in a very fine resin, combined with photo-etched parts for the most minuscule details. We are already looking forward to seeing more!
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USCP: Transkit 1/24 scale - Mini Ragtop Sunroof - 3D printed parts and resin parts - for Hasegawa references 21154, HC54 and HC-54 - 1 units

USCP Reference: 24T053

Have you even considered the possibility of your Mini model having a ragtop sunroof? What if you could also choose between its closed or folded position? Well, this is precisely what USCP offers us for the new Hasegawa Mini kit, with a complete piece for the roof with the opening frame, which is accompanied by two other pieces, the extended canvas also in resin, or the canvas in its folded position directly 3D printed in full detail. What a great idea!
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USCP: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Mini MPI Interior detail-up set B - 3D printed parts - for Hasegawa references 21154, HC54 and HC-54 - 1 units

USCP Reference: 24A069

There's no doubt that Hasegawa's new kit of the Mini Cooper is highly detailed, but it can always be fine-tuned a bit more. For example, the door handles or window lifters are flush with the door panel. Why not give them volume and have the hole to put your hand in, as in reality? This set allows you to improve the detailing of the interior of your kit, with all the elements of the door panels with a sportier touch due to their light design, and some wonderful belts that imitate the texture of the fabric for the four seats with their anchoring buckles.
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USCP: Rims 1/24 scale - JBW Superlight 8 Spokes 13 inches - 3D printed parts - for Hasegawa references 21154, HC54 and HC-54 - 4 units

USCP Reference: 24P143

Set of 1/24 scale 3D printed JWB Superlight resin rims, designed to perfectly fit the Hasegawa Mini Cooper model kit. Adapters are also included to be able to use this set of rims on any Aoshima, Fujimi or Tamiya model. Be careful, tires not included! The images with the tires are for example only. The 13-inch tires, with reference USCP-13-1, can be purchased separately,
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