Newsletter 571: A century of Le Mans

A century of Le Mans

A century of Le Mans
You can't deny it: the 92nd edition of the Endurance Race par excellence, which was celebrating its centenary, has had all the ingredients to be considered one of the most exciting of all time... it could even give rise to a new Hollywood script! XD

Changing weather, accidents, strategy fight, overtakings to the limit, changes of leadership with all the main manufacturers occupying the first position at some point in the race... and as a climax, the victory of the prodigal son of endurance racing after 50 years of absence in its first attempt against the great dominator of the category, Toyota, which had won the last 5 editions, and which presented a great fight until the very last moment. At this point it is impossible that there's still some person on the planet who does not know, but just in case: Ferrari won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2023!!!

As if that were not enough, all the scale modelers get double congratulations, because Profil24 is already finishing outlining the model of the race winner Ferrari 499P, with first-hand information since it was present in the Le Mans paddock with the camera in hand collecting all the details so that we can build this model that has already a place of honor in the history of Ferrari. Not only that, but also Number Five has been taking color samples and has already announced their specific color reference for the scale model. It doesn't get any better than this!!!

The big boss is already looking forward to August, which will be when the Profil24 scale model hits SpotModel's shelves. You can also book yours now if you wish!!! :)

Profil24: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Ferrari 499P LMH Ferrari AF Corse Team sponsored by Richard Mille #50, 51 - Antonio Fuoco + Miguel Molina + Nicklas Nielsen, James Calado + Antonio Giovinazzi + Alessandro Pier Guidi - 24 Hours Le Mans 2023 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Profil24 Reference: P24143K

Surprise or no surprise? The Ferrari 499P has been quick for one lap since it took to the track, although not so much in terms of pace... but Le Mans has arrived and the latest adjustments have not only made it more consistent, but have also allowed it to win in the most important race that exists in the world of endurance, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Profil24 has been developing the resin kit of the Ferrari Hypercar for a few months, and like Ferrari itself, it has been fine-tuning its detailing, even going to Le Mans to see every last detail. Are you going to miss the Le Mans centenary winner?
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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - 499P LMH Red - 1 x 30ml - for Profil24 reference P24143K

Number Five Reference: N5-C192

A very special red color, for a more than special car. Number Five has formulated the specific shade of red to paint the kit of the Ferrari 499P LMH winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2023.
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LB Production: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 Group N sponsored by Marlboro #16 - Mohammed Bin Sulayem + Ronan Morgan - Catalunya Costa Brava Rally - Rally of Spain 1992 - water slide decals, placement instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for D.Modelkits references DM-K001 and DM-K002

LB Production Reference: LB-24080

The Ford Sierra not only stood out in the "big" category of rallies, but they were also one of the fashion cars in the production or Gr.N category. With one of these units, Mohammed Bin Sulayem won this category at the 1992 Rally de Catalunya, as well as finishing ninth overall.
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LB Production: Rims 1/24 scale - BMW M1 with vents - 3D printed parts - for Italeri references 3627, 3643, IT3643 and 3643.OUTLET, or LB Production reference LB-24085, or Revell references REV07247 and 80-7247 - 2 + 2 + 4 units

LB Production Reference: LB-TK13

Radically change the look of your Revell, Esci and Italeri BMW M1 kit with this set of 4 honeycomb rims. The rims are designed to be used with the kit's own tires. The 4 ventolins that were used to extract hot air from the brakes are included.
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USCP: Transkit 1/24 scale - Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sedan 2010 - resin parts and other materials - for Aoshima references 004913 and 049747

USCP Reference: 24T044

Resin transkit to transform the different references of the Subaru Impreza WRX STI (GRB) Aoshima kit in the 4-door sedan version. The transkit contains everything needed for the conversion... bodywork, interior parts, taillights, and rear and side windows.
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Tameo Kits: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Ferrari 126CK Scuderia Ferrari Team sponsored by Fiat #27, 28 - Gilles Villeneuve, Didier Pironi - Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix 1981 - photo-etched parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Tameo Kits Reference: TMK443

The 1981 season was a tumultuous one for the Ferrari team, but it saw other epic moments, such as Villeneuve's performance at the 1981 Canadian Grand Prix, held in the rain, where he finished third after losing his front wing. This model has been chosen by Tameo Kits to be reproduced in 1/43 scale. The box includes, in addition to the instructions, a whole compendium of white metal parts, water tires made of rubber, photo-etched, and a wonderful set of decals, also adding a decal sheet with a 3D effect for the rivets on the body.
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Decalcas: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Porsche 917K - 3D printed parts - for Fujimi references FJ12173, HR-5, FJ12188, FJ12198, FJ12199, FJ12214, FJ12236, FJ12261, FJ123592, FJ123882, RS-84, FJ126074, FJ126135, 12613, RS-4, FJ126135.OUTLET, FJ126142, 12614, RS-88, FJ12615, 126159, RS-92, FJ126166, 12616 and RS-98

Decalcas Reference: DCL-PAR090

Parts manufactured and designed using 3D technology to replace poorly detailed parts in the Fujimi Porsche 917K model kit, such as the turbine on top of the engine, the exhaust pipe brackets, the dual windscreen wiper arm, the final casing of the gearbox, the different caps of the side tanks or the rear closures of the engine hood. What a detail!
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Nissan Skyline GT-R Group A Taisan Team sponsored by STP #2 - Kunimitsu Takahashi + Keiichi Tsuchiya - Japan Touring Car Championship (JTCC) 1993 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Fujimi references FJ14103, FJ14107, FJ14110, FJ14113, FJ14122, FJ141237 and FJ141848

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D483

This reference is basically a decal sheet to replace the ones in the kit, and for this reason they have been designed without taking into account the original ones and size/shape/color are different from those of the kit. The logos and sponsors included allow you to reproduce the winning version of the race held at the Autopolis circuit in the 1993 season.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Nissan Skyline GT-R Group A Object T Team sponsored by Ciesse Piumini #22 - Kazuo Shimizu + Masahiko Kageyama - Japan Touring Car Championship (JTCC) 1990 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24102, TAM24109, TAM24113 and TAM24135

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D484

The Object T team began its participation in the 1990 Japanese Touring Car (JTCC) with its Ford Sierra RS500 Group A before it could count on a unit of the almighty Nissan Skyline R32, with which it could participate in the last two rounds of the championship, where as a curiosity the colors of the bodywork and sponsor were interchanged. This reference allows us to carry out the yellow livery that participated in the fifth race held at the Nishi-Sendai Highland Raceway circuit, where it achieved a magnificent third place.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Nissan Skyline GT-R Group A Object T Team sponsored by Ciesse Piumini #22 - Kazuo Shimizu + Masahiko Kageyama - Japan Touring Car Championship (JTCC) 1990 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24102, TAM24109, TAM24113 and TAM24135

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D485

After starting the 1990 season in the Japanese Touring Car (JTCC) with their old Ford Sierra RS500 Group A, the Object T team was able to count on a unit of the almighty Nissan Skyline R32 for the last two rounds of the championship, where as a curiosity body colors and sponsor were interchanged. This reference makes it possible to make the blue decoration that participated in the sixth and last race held at the Fuji Speedway circuit, where he had to abandon.
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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 - photo-etched parts, rubber parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

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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Nunu: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Toyota Corolla Levin AE92 Group A Toyota Tom's Team sponsored by FET Power Craft #6, 7 - Kaoru Hoshino + Kiyoshi Misaki, Keiichi Suzuki + Morio Nitta - JTC InterTEC Championship 1989 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Nunu Reference: PN24039

New decoration proposal for Nunu's kit of the Toyota Corolla Levin AE92 Group A, in this case the version that competed in the race held at the Sugo circuit in what was the fourth round of the 1989 JTC InterTEC Championship.
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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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Italeri: Truck scale model kit 1/24 scale - Freightliner Heavy Dumper Truck - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Italeri Reference: 3783

We are used to seeing Freightliner trucks as tractor units, but logically there are other equally attractive versions, such as this tipper. The kit includes an impressive exploded view, including the ribs and reinforcements of the rear "box", and with the possibility of opening its front hood to enjoy its engine. An all American classic!
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Brabham Alfa Romeo BT45 Brabham Racing Organisation Team sponsored by Martini Racing #7, 8 - Carlos Reutemann, Carlos Pace - Press version 1975 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials and assembly instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K824

This kit makes it possible to make the version of the Brabham BT45 unveiled to the press in the winter of 1975. Among other elements, it presents a different front nose, intake box, rear wing and rollover arch (apart from the color) to the version that was got on the track to participate in the following year's championship.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Brabham Alfa Romeo BT45 Brabham Racing Organisation Team sponsored by Martini & Rossi #7, 8 - Carlos Reutemann, Carlos Pace - USA West Long Beach Formula 1 Grand Prix 1976 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials and assembly instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K825

This kits makes it possible to make the version of the Brabham BT45 as it participated in the third round of the 1976 Formula 1 World Championship held in Long Beach. This reference has a different front nose, intake box, rear wing and roll bar (apart from colour) from those seen on the unit presented to the press at the end of the previous year. In addition, the decal sheet includes the specific logos seen in this race, and the sidepods, which were only used with this configuration during the first half of the 1976 season, have been carefully reproduced.
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Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/27 scale - Audi R8 LMS GT3 Jamec Pem Racing Team sponsored by Valvoline #75A - Christopher Haase + Christopher Mies + Garth Tander - 12 hours Bathurst 2017 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology

Print Lab Decals Reference: PLB2-480889

Decal to use on the Kyosho Mini-Z Audi R8 LMS GT3 2015 white body (MZN189). This decal set allows you to reproduce the decoration used by the #75A car of the Jamec Pem Racing team in its participation in the 12 hours Bathurst 2017.
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Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/27 scale - Audi R8 LMS GT3 Jamec Pem Racing Team sponsored by Valvoline #74A - Markus Winkelhock + Robin Frijns + Frank Stippler - 12 hours Bathurst 2017 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology

Print Lab Decals Reference: PLB2-894174

Decal to use on the Kyosho Mini-Z Audi R8 LMS GT3 2015 white body (MZN189). This decal set allows you to reproduce the decoration used by the #74A car of the Jamec Pem Racing team in its participation in the 12 hours Bathurst 2017.
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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 1.2 mm - white metal parts - 5 units

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-P1170

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 1.2 mm in this reference.
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Model Factory Hiro: Pipe - Fine mesh pipes 1 mm - white metal parts - 5 units

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-P1171

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 mm in this reference.
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Model Factory Hiro: Nuts 1/12 scale - Motorcycle rivets and nuts set - 3D printed parts

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-P1176

Set of screws made by 3D printing designed to be used in your 1/12 scale motorcycle kits. Includes 9 different screw head designs, such as slot head, hex nut, torx head, etc., which can be freely used for detailing fairing, engine, chassis, transmission parts, etc. The set includes between 10 and 50 pieces for each type of screw.
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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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USCP: Transkit 1/24 scale - Volkswagen Transporter T2 Panel Van - resin parts - for Revell reference REV07667

USCP Reference: 24T055

Another option thanks to USCP so you can modify your Revell Volkswagen Transporter T2 kit, in this case to the Panel Van version. The transkit includes a full body made of high-quality resin, which is completed with the interior panels of the doors and the interior partition panel between the cabin and the cargo area. What type of cargo are you going to transport in your Panel Van?
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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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Decalcas: Bonnet pins 1/24 scale - Dzus quick release fasteners - Type 1 - 3D printed parts - 20 units

Decalcas Reference: DCL-PAR101

Dzus type quick release fasteners with rhomboid base (Type 1) at 1/24 scale, with a width of 1,54 mm. Made in resin by 3D printing, they reproduce all the details, such as the mounting rivets. They are extremely thin, and have a 0.6 mm diameter support rod for mounting, which will allow you to fix them with precision. Made with the usual quality of DECALCAS products, you only have to worry about painting and gluing on your scale model.
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Decalcas: Bonnet pins 1/24 scale - Dzus quick release fasteners large - Type 2 - 3D printed parts - 20 units

Decalcas Reference: DCL-PAR102

Dzus type quick release fasteners with large rhomboid base (Type 2) at 1/24 scale, with a width of 1,82 mm. Made in resin by 3D printing, they reproduce all the details, such as the mounting rivets. They are extremely thin, and have a 0.6 mm diameter support rod for mounting, which will allow you to fix them with precision. Made with the usual quality of DECALCAS products, you only have to worry about painting and gluing on your scale model.
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Studio27: Transkit 1/20 scale - Williams Honda FW11B Williams Grand Prix Engineering Team sponsored by Canon #5, 6 - Nigel Ernest James Mansell, Nelson Piquet - Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix 1987 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20019

Studio27 Reference: ST27-TK2083

Studio27 have released this complete transkit, which makes it possible to make the exact version of the Williams FW11B that Nelson Piquet drove to victory at the 1987 Italian GP at the Monza circuit, with his teammate Nigel Mansell taking third place. The transkit is made up of resin and white metal parts, a complete photo-etched plate that updates and improves not only the appearance of the body, but also the entire mechanical part, and a complete sheet of decals that includes some carbon fiber patterns. Furthermore, unlike the other references of the transkit, it includes the parts of the active suspension that Williams was developing in 1987, and which was used for the first time in the race at the Italian GP.
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Williams Honda FW11B Williams Grand Prix Engineering Team sponsored by Canon #5, 6 - Nigel Ernest James Mansell, Nelson Piquet - Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix 1987 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20019

Studio27 Reference: ST27-TK2082

Although it was not the best of races for the Williams team, Studio27 has developed this complete transkit that makes it possible to make the exact version of the Williams FW11B that participated in the 1987 Japanese GP held at the Suzuka circuit, where Nelson Piquet abandoned due to a breakdown and Nigel Mansell was only present in practice on Friday, where a serious accident prevented him from participating in the GP. This automatically proclaimed Nelson Piquet World Champion. The transkit is made up of resin and white metal parts, a complete photo-etched plate that updates and improves not only the appearance of the body, but also the entire mechanical part, and a complete sheet of decals that includes some carbon fiber patterns.
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