Newsletter 575: A private Ferrari

A private Ferrari

A private Ferrari
We love that part of scale modeling that allows us to know and tell unique stories and moments of motor racing, of which we would probably never have heard otherwise. For instance, Shunko Models announces its upcoming novelties and among them is a livery of an F1 Ferrari that calls our attention for one detail: the black air intake. But also, the number doesn't match any of the Ferrari regulars: it is number #36. Perhaps there was a race with a third driver registered, or where one of the original drivers got injured? Great mysteries of the world of competition... XD

We investigated a little, and that's how we discovered that there was an agreement to use the Ferrari 312T in a private team, the Everest team, which takes its name from the sponsor, one of the largest rubber companies in Italy. What a surprise! We had seen cases of private Lotus, Williams and BRMs, racing even in local championships like Formula Aurora, but we had no idea of this adventure of a private team racing a Ferrari in such recent times! To a greater surprise, some Giancarlo Minardi was involved in the project, the same Minardi who later founded his own F1 team.

The driver of that Ferrari was a young Italian named Giancarlo Martini, and (this world is full of surprises!) his nephew, Pierluigi Martini, ended up racing at Minardi when it was fitted with Ferrari engines, obtaining the best results of Scuderia Minardi in F1 history, two fourth places in 1991.

And another piece of information that we did not know: in the collaboration agreement between Ferrari and the Everest team included the supply of engines for contestants in the Formula 2, the prelude to F1... so, Ferrari was also in F2 as an engine supplier? Perhaps not much is known about this part because the results were quite discreet, although it did win a round in the Misano race in 1977.

Just to be able to tell the story to everyone who looks at the model, the boss of SpotModel has directly decided to keep two sets of decals for himself... :D

Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Ferrari 312T Scuderia Everest Team #36 - Giancarlo Martini - ROC - Race of Champions Brands Hatch, BRDC International Trophy 1976 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Hasegawa references 23202, 72136 and QG36

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D489

Curious decoration that Shunko has prepared for the Ferrari 312T Hasegawa kit. One of the few, but surely the last, private Ferrari to compete in a Formula 1 race. The later founder of the Minardi team reached an agreement with Ferrari, managing to put a 312T on the track in two non-scoring events in 1976 with Giancarlo Martini at the wheel. If you want to build something special, this is undoubtedly a great opportunity!
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KMP Kool Models Production: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Ducati V4R sponsored by Mooney #72 - Marco Bezzecchi - WDW World Ducati Week 2022 - paint masks and water slide decals - for KMP Kool Models Production reference KMP-12035, or Tamiya reference TAM14140

KMP Kool Models Production Reference: KMP-12033

Within Ducati World Week, a very special event took place, the Race of Champions, where the different Ducati riders from their Moto GP and SBK teams competed on standard motorcycles, but decorated like their respective motorcycles. This set of decals allows you to reproduce the bike used by Bezzecchi, which also achieved second position in said race. The set also includes a set of masks to help with the painting of the fairing. In addition to the Tamiya kit, for an even more perfect result you will need the KMP transkit for the Ducati V4R.
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Scale Production: Brakes 1/24 scale - Brake discs and calipers - 3D printed parts - 2+2 units

Scale Production Reference: SP24300

Set consisting of two ventilated and perforated brake discs with a diameter of 15mm, and printed with 3D technology, which are accompanied by their corresponding brake calipers.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe Shelby American Team #9, 12, 14 - Dan Gurney + Jerry Grant, Joseph 'Jo' Schlesser + Allen Grant, Robert Lyle 'Bob' Johnson + Tom Payne - 12 Hours Sebring, 24 Hours Le Mans, Daytona 2000 kilometres 1965 - 3D printed parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K826

Excellent 1/12 scale model kit that allows to recreate the Cobra Coupe developed by Caroll Shelby for taking place in the World Sports Car Championship. This new MFH reference contains the parts and decals to assemble one of the following versions: chassis #CSX2601 in its participations in Daytona (number #12), Sebring (number #14) and Le Mans (number #12) from 1965, or chassis #CSX2286 at Le Mans that same year (number #9). For the latter, specific parts are also included, such as the instrument panel or the steering wheel, which are different between the two chassis. A fully detailed model with parts made of the most diverse materials, including white metal, resin, photo-etched parts, turned metal parts, rubber tires pre-painted with the manufacturer's logo and colour stripe, decals, and different types of cables that will allow you to recreate the original vehicle with every little detail. Nice work of art!
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D.A.B. Models: Rims and tyres set 1/43 scale - 1920s wire rims - 3D printed parts - 5 units

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB43-035

Do you want to give a quality finish to your kits or classic models from the 20s? Or have you stopped building a kit because of the poor quality of its wire rims? With this new reference from DAB Models at 1/43 scale you will be able to make the wheels with wire metal rims of your models look much more. The set is made up of five wire rims with their corresponding tires and butterfly closures. The diameter of the rim with the tire is 20 mm, and the width is 2,7 mm.
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D.A.B. Models: Rims and tyres set 1/32 scale - 1920s wire rims - 3D printed parts - 5 units

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB32-029

Do you want to give a quality finish to your kits or classic models from the 20s? Or have you stopped building a kit because of the poor quality of its wire rims? With this new reference from DAB Models at 1/43 scale you will be able to make the wheels with wire metal rims of your models look much more. The set is made up of five wire rims with their corresponding tires and butterfly closures. The diameter of the rim with the tire is 27,2 mm, and the width is 3,5 mm.
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D.A.B. Models: Bonnet pins 1/12 scale - Toggle latch - 3D printed parts - 10 units

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB12-018

Not all toggle latches used in racing vehicles are the same, with different sizes and, above all, fixing systems. That is why DAB Models has launched a second, more compact version of toggle latches, where the fixing element is located under the lever itself. These types of locks were used, among many others, in some versions of the Lancia Stratos. These 1/12 latches have a length of 5,7 mm and a width of 2,6 mm.
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D.A.B. Models: Bonnet pins 1/24 scale - Toggle latch - 3D printed parts - 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 - 10 units

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB24-038

Not all toggle latches used in racing vehicles are the same, with different sizes and, above all, fixing systems. That is why DAB Models has launched a second, more compact version of toggle latches, where the fixing element is located under the lever itself. These types of locks were used, among many others, in some versions of the Lancia Stratos. These 1/24 latches have a length of 2,8 mm and a width of 1,3 mm.
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D.A.B. Models: Bonnet pins 1/18 scale - Toggle latch - 3D printed parts - 10 units

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB18-020

Not all toggle latches used in racing vehicles are the same, with different sizes and, above all, fixing systems. That is why DAB Models has launched a second, more compact version of toggle latches, where the fixing element is located under the lever itself. These types of locks were used, among many others, in some versions of the Lancia Stratos. These 1/18 latches have a length of 3,8 mm and a width of 1,7 mm.
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D.A.B. Models: Bonnet pins 1/32 scale - Toggle latch - 3D printed parts - 10 units

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB32-028

Not all toggle latches used in racing vehicles are the same, with different sizes and, above all, fixing systems. That is why DAB Models has launched a second, more compact version of toggle latches, where the fixing element is located under the lever itself. These types of locks were used, among many others, in some versions of the Lancia Stratos. These 1/32 latches have a length of 2,1 mm and a width of 1 mm.
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D.A.B. Models: Bonnet pins 1/43 scale - Toggle latch - 3D printed parts - 10 units

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB43-036

Not all toggle latches used in racing vehicles are the same, with different sizes and, above all, fixing systems. That is why DAB Models has launched a second, more compact version of toggle latches, where the fixing element is located under the lever itself. These types of locks were used, among many others, in some versions of the Lancia Stratos. These 1/43 latches have a length of 1,6 mm and a width of 0,7 mm.
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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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LB Production: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Mercedes Benz AMG GT3 Evo Landgraf Team sponsored by Mann-Filter #48 - Raffaele Marciello + Daniel Juncadella - ADAC GT Masters 2022 - paint masks, water slide decals and placement instructions - for LB Production reference LB-TK14, or Tamiya references TAM24345 and TAM24350

LB Production Reference: LB-24086

With a regularity beyond any doubt, and sharing the wheel throughout the season with up to 4 different drivers, Raffaele Marciello won the title in the prestigious 2022 ADAC GT Masters. And for this, his AMG GT3 Evo had the spectacular snake decoration of the Mann-Filter Landgraf team, with the scales and the snake mouth in green. This decal sheet is designed to be used with the Tamiya kit, and in combination with the transkit for the Evo version developed by LB Production.
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LB Production: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Mercedes Benz AMG GT3 Evo sponsored by WeatherTech #79 - Maro Rene Engel + Jules Gounon + Daniel Juncadella + Cooper MacNeil - 24 Hours of Daytona 2023 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for LB Production reference LB-TK14, or Tamiya references TAM24345 and TAM24350

LB Production Reference: LB-24087

Decal sheet to reproduce the winning unit of the AMG GT3 Evo in the GTD Pro category of the 24 Hours of Daytona 2023. This decal sheet is designed to be used with the Tamiya kit, and in combination with the transkit for the Evo version developed by LB Production.
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LB Production: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Mercedes Benz AMG GT3 Evo Craft Bamboo Racing Team sponsored by Mooneye #99 - Maro Rene Engel + Jules Gounon + Luca Stolz - Indianapolis 8 Hour 2021 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for LB Production reference LB-TK14, or Tamiya references TAM24345 and TAM24350

LB Production Reference: LB-24088

The 2021 Indianapolis 8 Hours were the second round of the 2021 Intercontinental GT Challenge and the seventh and final race of the 2021 GT World Challenge America, and among the participants was this AMG GT3 Evo, with the famous Mooneye decoration, with the two big eyes on both sides of the car. This decal sheet is designed to be used with the Tamiya kit, and in combination with the transkit for the Evo version developed by LB Production.
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LB Production: Transkit 1/24 scale - Mercedes Benz AMG GT3 Evo - 3D printed parts, paint masks, water slide decals and placement instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24345 and TAM24350

LB Production Reference: LB-TK14

Transkit to convert the Mercedes AMG GT3 Tamiya kit into the new AMG GT3 Evo, characterized mainly by its large front grille and a much more evolved rear diffuser. The pieces, made by 3D printing, fit perfectly on the body, chassis and transparent parts of the original kit. In addition, a chrome decal sheet is included to detail the front grill.
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Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Seat Ibiza Kit Car Seat Sport Team sponsored by Repsol #8, 17, 20 - Erwin Weber + Manfred Hiemer, Oriol Gmez Marco + Marc Mart - Catalunya Costa Dorada RACC Rally, Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1996 and 1997 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology

Print Lab Decals Reference: PLB2-487571

Updated version of the decals in 1/24 scale to decorate the Seat Ibiza Kit car Evo 1 and Evo 2 by Salvat. Includes 3 possible decorations: the one used by Erwin Weber (number #8) in the 1996 Monte Carlo Rally, that of Oriol Gomez in the 1997 Monte Carlo (number #17), and that of Oriol Gomez in the 1998 Catalunya Rally (number #20). Among other details, some of the blue tones have been modified, or the straight decal of the Repsol decal on the front hood for the 1996 version of the Monte Carlo Rally has been included.
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Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Peugeot 306 Maxi Kit Car Evo sponsored by Marlboro Campofro #6, 14 - Jose Mara Ponce + Carlos Larrode, Jose "El Sobrino" Brito + Rubn Gonzalez - El Corte Ingles Rally Islas Canarias 2000 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology - for Beemax Model Kits reference BX24026

Print Lab Decals Reference: PLB2-898690

Updated version of the decal for the Peugeot 306 Maxi Kit car Evo sponsored by Marlboro used in the 2000 edition of the El Corte Ingles Rally by the drivers Jose Brito "El Sobrino" and Ruben Gonzalez (number #14), and Jose Maria Ponce and Carlos Larrode (number #6).
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Scalecars.Online: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - NASCAR 5-spoke rims + tires - 3D printed parts - 4 units

Scalecars.Online Reference: SCO-R051

Detailed set of 4 5-spoke rims and 4 resin tires for NASCAR Championship vehicles, designed to be used on 1/24 scale kits, and ideal to replace the original ones on your Revell, Monogram and Salvinos JR kits. The total diameter of the rim + tire set is 29.6 mm, with a width of 14.2 mm. For an easier assembly, a set of Brakes NASCAR Type 1 or Brakes NASCAR Type 2 from Scalecar.Online is required, also available on SpotModel.
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Scalecars.Online: Brakes 1/24 scale - Brakes NASCAR Type 1 - 3D printed parts - for Scalecars.Online references SCO-R051 and SCO-R052

Scalecars.Online Reference: SCO-R053

Fantastic set with the necessary parts to make four complete sets of brakes for NASCAR type vehicles. 4 brake discs with calipers and hubs are included, both front and rear for both sides. It even includes the brake pads! This set is designed to be used in 1/24 scale models, and ideal to replace the original ones of your Revell, Monogram and Salvinos JR models. To assemble this set of brakes it is recommended to use Bolts NASCAR type 1.
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Scalecars.Online: Nuts 1/24 scale - Bolts NASCAR type 1 - 3D printed parts - for Scalecars.Online reference SCO-R053

Scalecars.Online Reference: SCO-R048

Complete support with up to 60 round nose studs with nut that simulate the design used in NASCAR Championship vehicles. The bolts with nut, which have a diameter of 0.7mm, are designed for use on 1/24 scale models, and are ideal for replacing the original ones on your Revell, Monogram and Salvinos JR kits. The pieces are delivered on a support for their protection during transport, which must be removed to be able to paint the pieces.
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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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Scale Production: Transkit 1/24 scale - Porsche 911 930 Turbo RWB - resin parts - for Tamiya reference TAM24279

Scale Production Reference: SPTK24061

Set of resin parts to transform the Tamiya Porsche 911 930 Turbo kit to the RWB tuner version. Includes rear wing, front spoiler, rear bumper, and sills. The adaptation of the Porsche 911 Turbo kit requires some modifications on the bodywork. Important: The supports and the vertical planes of the rear wing are not included, which can be made "by scratch" from plastic sheet.
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