Newsletter 572: FW11 power

FW11 power

FW11 power
If we ask about "a system that changed the course of Formula 1 history", the answer is quick for most fans: the famous Williams active suspension. Many will think of the FW14b model used by Mansell in 1992 to achieve his only F1 crown and Prost's FW15c in 1993 achieving his fourth win, both with dominant seasons in the Formula 1 World Championship... so much dominant that the active suspension was forbidden for the following season.

What not everyone knows is that the active suspension system had been produced much earlier, and the honor of fitting the first system went to Lotus with its 92T model in 1983, using a hydraulic system controlled by a complex computer. And it is that Lotus had already suffered the famous "porpoising" effect in its Lotus 80, with what its drivers defined as "terrifying losses of grip" caused by the car's own movements during acceleration and braking. The solution of the always great Colin Chapman was to develop an active suspension that would always keep the car at the same height, but his success was limited by the technology of the time: small computers were not powerful enough.

We had to wait 4 more years to see for the first time how a car equipped with active suspension achieved victory in a Formula 1 Grand Prix, more specifically in the 1987 Italian Grand Prix driven by Nelson Piquet at the wheel of the Williams FW11B, which was also the first time that Williams used the solution officially. A milestone that undoubtedly helped Nelson Piquet finally win the title that season.

Thanks to Studio27 and their transkits we can now build up to 3 different versions of the award-winning FW11B using the Tamiya model of the FW11 as a base, among which of course is the version with active suspension.

At SpotModel you already have the Studio27 transkits waiting for you. Be careful, they are part of a limited series!!!

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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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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Italeri: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo sponsored by Martini Rossi Porsche Audi #21, 22 - Herbert Mller + Gijs van Lennep, Manfred Schurti + Helmuth Koinigg - 24 Hours Le Mans 1974 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Italeri Reference: 3625

Reissue of the model with the molds of the old Esci, but with high-quality decals printed by Cartograf, which allow any of the two units that ran at Le Mans in 1974 to be made, where thanks to their reliability they achieved a wonderful second position with car #22.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Ferrari 250TRI/61 #10, 17 - Olivier Gendebien + Phil Hill, Pedro Rodriguez + Ricardo Rodriguez - 24 Hours Le Mans 1961 - 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-K823

What a great opportunity to make the winning car of the 1961 24 Hours of Le Mans with the number #10 driven by Gendebien and Hill! The kit also includes the option to make the number #17 of the North American Racing team. As usual in MFH, various materials are combined to reproduce the real vehicle in detail, and once assembled it allows to show its interior thanks to its removable front hood and movable doors and rear hood. A marvel!
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Studio27: Transkit 1/20 scale - Williams FW16B Williams Grand Prix Engineering Team sponsored by Rothmans #0, 2 - Damon Hill, David Coulthard + Nigel Ernest James Mansell - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1994 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Fujimi references FJ090580, 09058, GP-14, FJ090597, 09059, GP-18, FJ090658, 09065, GP-21, FJ09069, FJ09099, GPSP-20, FJ091440, 09144, GPSP-22, FJ091860, 09186, GPSP-39, FJ092126, GP-24 and 09212

Studio27 Reference: ST27-TK2028R

The "B" version of the Williams FW16 was used from the ninth round of the 1994 Formula 1 World Championship, the German Grand Prix held at the Hockenheim circuit. With this B version not only Damon Hill was about to win the championship, but Nigel Mansell also won his last victory in F1 in the last GP of the 1994 season held in Adelaide (Australia). This transkit allows you to convert the model from Fujimi in the B version, including a new floor and a new resin bodywork, and new white metal wings, all of them complemented by a very complete set of photo-etched parts and a decal sheet that includes tobacco advertising.
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Studio27: Carbon fibre pattern decal set 1/12 scale - Honda RC213V - Marc Mrquez - Moto GP World Championship 2014 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM14130

Studio27 Reference: ST27-CARBOND12005

Enhance the beauty and realism of your Tamiya kit with this set of two decal sheets with carbon fiber patterns that Studio27 has specially developed for the Honda RC213V.
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Studio27: Carbon fibre pattern decal set 1/20 scale - Williams Renault FW16 - for Fujimi references FJ090580, 09058, GP-14, FJ090597, 09059, GP-18, FJ092126, GP-24 and 09212

Studio27 Reference: ST27-CARBOND20003

The FW16 was a extremely sophisticated car at his time, and proof of that were the complicated carbon fibre parts equipped. Studio27 have reproduced in these decals all those carbon fibre patterns, so you can add more realism and finally bring to life your Fujimi scale model kit.
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Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/27 scale - Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo Leipert Motorsport Team #27 - Dennis Fetzer + Brendon Leitch + Jordan Witt - GT World Challenge Europe 2022 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology

Print Lab Decals Reference: PLB2-014494

Decoration to be able to make the version of the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 of the Leipert Motorsport team that, with the number #27, competed in 2022 in the GT World Challenge Europe.
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Nissan Pulsar GTI-R Group A Rocar Motorsport Team sponsored by Marlboro #7 - Carlos Alonso Lamberti + Octavio Santana - El Corte Ingles Rally Islas Canarias 1993 - photo-etched parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Hasegawa reference 20605

Reji Model Reference: REJI-386

Although he was forced to abandon by accident, Lamberti's Pulsar-Sunny Group A sponsored by Marlboro was one of the great attractions of the 1993 Corte Ingls Rally, where several high-level machines came together in what was nicknamed the "little Canary world championship". Thanks to Reji, this version will be available to be assembled on the fantastic base of Hasegawa's kit.
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Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/27 scale - Audi R8 LMS GT3 WRT Team sponsored by Skechers #46 - Valentino Rossi + Frederic Vervisch + Nico Mller - Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe 2022 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology

Print Lab Decals Reference: PLB2-381477

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 #46 car of the WRT team in its participation in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe 2022.
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Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/27 scale - Audi R8 LMS GT3 Phoenix Racing Team sponsored by Scherer #5 - Jeroen Bleekemolen + Vincent Kolb + Kim-Luis Schramm + Frank Stippler - 24 Hours Nrburgring 2019 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology

Print Lab Decals Reference: PLB2-491060

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 #5 car of the Phoenix Racing team in its participation in the 24 hours of Nrburgring 2019, where it obtained the seventh final position.
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Porsche 935 Max Moritz Team sponsored by Jagermeister #52 - Manfred Schurti - DRM Zolder Bergischer Lwe 1977 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24328 and TAM24334

Studio27 Reference: ST27-TK2475R

Complete transkit to make, based on the Porsche 934 Tamiya kit, the impressive Porsche 935 winner of the Zolder race belonging to the 1977 German DRM Championship. The transkit includes several resin parts, among which is the complete body, with its corresponding rear wing and front spoiler separately, 3 photo-etched plates, one of them for the precious honeycomb cores for the BBS rims, a high-quality decal sheet and different white metal parts, among which there are 4 wheel rims and two 5-spoke rear wheels, with their corresponding rubber tires. It cannot be missing in your showcase!
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI Alfa Corse Team #1, 2 - Nicola Larini, Alessandro Nannini - DTM 1994 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, seatbelt fabric, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24137, TAM24148, TAM96356 and TAM96357

Studio27 Reference: ST27-TK2468

In the 1994 season, Alfa Romeo defended its DTM victory from the previous year, and like all its rivals, the car evolved in many aspects, including aerodynamics. The changes are important... new hood, front and rear spoilers, the sides with air inlets, rear wing, new configuration of the exhaust outlets... so if you want to make the 1994 version of the Alfa 155, it is makes this Studio27 transkit essential, which not only allows you to modify the body with different pieces of resin and white metal, but also allows you to increase the detail of many other mechanical and interior components.
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Suzuki RGV-Gamma XR-84 Lucky Strike Suzuki Team #1, 6 - Kevin Schwantz, Alex Barros - Motorcycle World Championship 1994 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Tamiya reference TAM14081

Studio27 Reference: ST27-TK1256

Transkit to complete the last bike used by Kevin Schwantz in the Motorcycle World Championship, just the following season after becoming champion, and retiring before the 1994 season was completed, although he still had time to win two races in Japan and Great Brittany. The transkit is made up of a photo-etched sheet, the corresponding decal sheet, and resin and white metal parts to modify the fairing, tail, tank, chassis, swingarm, ... as well as many other parts. Spectacular!
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Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Lotus Ford Type 78 Lotus Team sponsored by John Player Special - Formula 1 World Championship 1977 - water slide decals and tobacco sponsor decals - for Tamiya references TAM12022, BS1222 and TAM12037

Tabu Design Reference: TABU12033B

Decals with the complete decoration used in the Lotus 78, also including the tire and tobacco logos (Goodyear and John Player Special) that are not included in the reissue of the kit. Essential!
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford Fiesta R5 LPG Movisport Team sponsored by BRC #203 - Giandomenico Basso + Lorenzo Granai - Sanremo Rally 2014 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Belkits reference BEL-003

Studio27 Reference: ST27-DC1084

In 2014 the San Remo rally did not qualify for the world championship, but that does not mean that very interesting vehicles participated, such as the Ford Fiesta R5 sponsored by BRC and powered by natural gas. Before he retired by an accident in the ninth stage, he was leading the rally. This complete Studio27 decal sheet allows us to make this version, for which we must use the Belkits Ford Fiesta kit as a base.
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford Fiesta RS WRC sponsored by Jipocar #21 - Martin Prokop + Jan Tomnek - Rally Guanajuato Mexico 2014 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Belkits reference BEL-003

Studio27 Reference: ST27-DC1085

Jipocar's version of the Fiesta WRC may be one of the most striking, and in the 2014 Rally Mexico its driver, the Czech Martin Prokop, obtained his best result of the season, fifth place. With this complete Studio27 decal sheet you will be able to make this version, for which it can be very interesting that you also get the corresponding gravel transformation set for the Belkits Fiesta with reference BELKITS-TK001.
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford Fiesta RS WRC M-Sport Team sponsored by Royal Bernard #11 - Bryan Bouffier + Xavier Panseri - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 2014 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Belkits reference BEL-003

Studio27 Reference: ST27-DC1086

What a Monte Carlo rally that the French driver Bryan Bouffier set in 2014! Nothing less than a second position, and coming to lead the rally for several sections. Thanks to this complete set of decals from Studio27 you can now make this interesting version of the Fiesta RS WRC.
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford Fiesta RS WRC A-Style Team sponsored by Lotos #8 - Robert Kubica + Alessandra Benedetti - Monza Rally Show 2014 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Belkits reference BEL-003

Studio27 Reference: ST27-DC1104

If we talk about the 2014 edition of the Monza Rally Show, many will think of Rossi's Ford Fiesta, but it turns out that the winning car is not that car, but that of another great driver who also tried his luck in rallies. We are talking about none other than Robert Kubica. Thanks to this complete set of decals from Studio27 you can now make the version of the Fiesta WRC that won the 2014 Monza rally show.
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AK Interactive: Cleaner - Precision Antishine - 1 x 40ml

AK Interactive Reference: AK9322

Powerful matting varnish that is easy to use, capable of hiding the shine produced by an excess of glue or the edges and shine due to the drying of some paints. It works even on fat, obtaining a matt result. It can also be used to change the hue of a specific panel, to eliminate the shine of the decals or to differentiate materials.
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AK Interactive: Glue - Crystal Magic Glue - 1 x 30ml

AK Interactive Reference: AK9323

Glue specially formulated to glue transparent pieces. Its resin-based composition allows slow and residue-free gluing of windshields or windows, headlights, or any part that requires clean handling and adhesion, such as vacuum-formed or transparent parts. Its precision cannula allows the product to be applied precisely. It is also used to fill small gaps between the transparent pieces, since once dry the result is negligible. Perfect for making small headlights in vehicles after having painted the interior of the piece that will serve as the casing with aluminum.
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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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Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Porsche 935 Turbo - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20070

Tabu Design Reference: TABU20160

We love the reissues of those kits that made us dream so much when we were little, but for one reason or another we couldn't buy... but times change, and some brands don't give up their image so easily. We can enjoy the kit, but the decals are sometimes not completely complete. That is the case of the Tamiya Porsche 935 at 1/20 scale, but don't worry, because we already have available the complementary decal sheet with the Shell, Dunlop and Autoflug logos (for the harnesses) that we miss even in the box-art of the kit.
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/20 scale - Lotus Honda 99T - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1987 - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM20020 and TAM20057

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP2042

Spectacular set of photo-etched parts for the Tamiya model of the Lotus 99T. The different side panels of the front and rear wings allow different configurations to be made depending on the race and the downforce needs, beyond those included in the model, of which only the central planes are used. In addition, radiator grilles with the corresponding frame for the sides, apart from other details. You can't stay without it!
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Toyota 88C-V - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24079 and TAM24083

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP24139

Complete your Toyota 88C/V Tamiya kit in any of its versions with this photo-etched sheet with everything you need, such as different configurations of planes for the rear wing, or a very fine fins for the front wheel vents used in some races. What a detail!
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Studio27: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Ferrari 288 GTO - photo-etched parts and assembly instructions - for Fujimi references FJ08022, 08216, EM-16, EM-22, FJ08105, 1052, FJ082684, FJ082752, FJ082769, 08276, EM-SP0T, EM-SPOT, EMSP-0T, EMSP-OT, EM-SPOT, FJ10163, FJ126272, 12627 and RS-105

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FP2485

Why fool us... we love the Ferrari GTO, with its powerful shapes, and in an era where the fight to have the fastest car was fierce. Can you imagine that as Gr.B it would have come to participate in a rally? Brutal. For those of you who love this car, and are looking forward to assemble the Fujimi kit, nothing better than accompanying its built with this set of photo-etched parts, improving some of the parts of the original kit, such as the air intake grilles, brake discs, pedals... and including details such as seat belts or the different chassis identification plates.
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Meng Model: Motorbike scale model kit 1/9 scale - BMW HP4 Race (pre-painted) - metal parts, photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Meng Model Reference: MT-004s

Pre-painted version of Meng's BMW HP4 RACE in 1/9 scale, created for all those with a less "complicated" approach to the hobby. The finish of the carbon parts, including the rims, is simply a delight, as is the fairing of the bike. Enjoy the construction process of this asphalt beast in an easy way, with its 999cc inline four-cylinder engine and its carbon fiber chassis. Lovely!
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Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/27 scale - Audi R8 LMS GT3 Land-Motorsport Team sponsored by Mann Filter #28 - Christopher Haase + Luca-Sandro Trefz - ADAC GT Masters 2021 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology

Print Lab Decals Reference: PLB2-306939

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 #28 car of the Land-Motorsport team in its participation in the 2021 ADAC GT Masters.
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Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - BMW Z4 GT3 Aitire Team sponsored by Comunidad T2SP #69 2023 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology - for Fujimi references FJ125565, RS-31, FJ125688 and RS-15

Print Lab Decals Reference: PLB2-620454

Spectacular decoration to use on the Fujimi BMW Z4 GT3 1/24 scale kit, used by the Aitire team in the virtual world of E-Sports competitions. This version is characterized by having a different color for each half of the car, black on the right side and white on the left.
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Print Lab Decals: Logotypes 1/12 scale - Harley Davidson - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology

Print Lab Decals Reference: PLB2-533365

Various logos of the Harley Davidson brand to customize your 1/12 scale models. Includes the famous classic anagram and its modern version in various sizes.
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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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