Newsletter 577: 43.5C / 110F

43.5C / 110F

43.5C / 110F
Yesterday the whole SpotModel team ended up in the pool, among other things because the thermometer went up and up until it reached 43.5 degrees Celsius (about 110 Farenheit). A temperature that justifies running out to get into the water and staying there for three days straight, except to go to the bathroom, to eat something and to assemble half a dozen scale models.... XD

Things are a little less hot today, so we happily get back to work in the warm SpotModel facilities located in the South of Europe, a fantastic place to sweat during summer. :)

Luckily this week we have received supplies with refreshing news from the north: USCP, with part of the new references for the Mini Cooper from Ukraine; Reji from the Czech Republic, with references all of them in resin; Falcon Scale Models from Poland sent us a couple of new motorcycle chains; and from Germany Scale Productions have sent us several very interesting resin references.

This is how we at SpotModel manage to survive the summer, without stopping to bring news that makes us happy despite everything else :)

USCP: Lights 1/24 scale - Mini Cooper fog lights set - 3D printed parts and resin parts - for Hasegawa references 21154, HC54 and HC-54 - 1 units

USCP Reference: 24A067

Since its successful participation in many World Championship rallies, the front light pod has always been a fabulous fit for the Mini, being one of its most sought-after accessories... why not add this accessory to your Hasegawa Mini kit as well? USCP's light pod is 3D-printed and mounts four bulbs on a bracket that anchors to the rear of the front bumper. Easy peasy!
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USCP: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Mini MPI Interior detail-up set A - 3D printed parts - for Hasegawa references 21154, HC54 and HC-54 - 1 units

USCP Reference: 24A068

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, and 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 - Rover Mini Sport Pack 13 inches - 3D printed parts - for Hasegawa references 21154, HC54 and HC-54 - 4 units

USCP Reference: 24P142

Set of 1/24 scale 3D printed resin rims designed to perfectly fit the Hasegawa Mini Cooper model kit. The rim design is similar to the rims offered by Rover for the Sport package of its Mini Cooper. Adapters are also included to be able to use this set of wheels 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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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: 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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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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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 - 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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Reji Model: Dashboard 1/24 scale - Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 4x4 - resin parts - for D.Modelkits references DM-K001 and DM-K002 - 1 units

Reji Model Reference: REJI-SP945

Dashboard made of resin to be able to adapt the Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 kit to the versions that used right-hand drive.
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Reji Model: Rims and tyres set 1/24 scale - Enkei Nissan Pulsar GTI-R - resin parts and rubber parts - for Hasegawa references 20605, 20639, 21153 and HC47 - 5 units

Reji Model Reference: REJI-SP946

Tarmac wheel set for the Nissan Pulsar GTI-R Hasegawa kits The set comes with 5 resin rims, 2 vents to mount on those used on the front axle, and 5 slick rubber tires.
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Falcon Scale Models: Chain set 1/12 scale - Yamaha FZR750 OW74 - 3D printed parts - for Fujimi references FJ141312, 14131, FJ141428 and 14142 - 1 units

Falcon Scale Models Reference: FSM30

Chain printed with 3D technology for the Yamaha FZR750 OW74 Fujimi kit. The chain reproduces the links in great detail, even with the visible gap between each one of them, and both the front and rear sprockets integrate the fastening screws, also reproduced in extreme detail.
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Falcon Scale Models: Chain set 1/12 scale - Yamaha YZF-R1 Exup Deltabox II - 3D printed parts - for Tamiya reference TAM14073 - 1 units

Falcon Scale Models Reference: FSM31

Chain printed with 3D technology for the Yamaha YZF-R1 Exup Deltabox II Tamiya kit. The chain reproduces the links in great detail, even with the visible gap between each one of them, and both the front and rear sprockets integrate the fastening screws, also reproduced in extreme detail.
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Tamiya: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Nissan Skyline GT-R BCNR33 Impul Team sponsored by Calsonic #1 - Kazuyoshi Hoshino + Masahiko Kageyama - Japanese Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTC) 1996 - metal parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Tamiya Reference: TAM24184

A victory and a second place in six races, and with options to win the championship until the last race. The Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 evolved to remain competitive in the JGTC, with more and more aerodynamic additions and greater complexity of the vehicles. This Tamiya kit faithfully reproduces the interior and bodywork of this bestial model with its characteristic good fittings. Impressive no matter where you look at it!
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MGSF: Transkit 1/24 scale - Honda S600/S800 Shakotan Shotto - 3D printed parts, seatbelt fabric and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24190, TAM24340 and TAM89657

MGSF Reference: MGSF-UK24-016A

There are no limits to the transformation of any car... even the small Honda convertible can be turned into a beast, widened, lowered, with its corresponding wings and other aerodynamic elements, as well as boosting its engine, reinforcing its chassis, and protecting to the occupants with an obligatory arch of security. And why not do it at scale too? No sooner said than done. MGSF has made its interpretation of the Honda S800 with a very complete transkit that includes, in addition to all the elements of the bodywork and interior, a set of Enkei rims and Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R (resin) tires. What a bestiality!
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Tamiya: Pigments - Weathering Master D Set - other materials

Tamiya Reference: TAM87088

This weathering set allows you to add realistic wear or dirt effects to your models, such as those generated by extreme heat on metals or the presence of oil. It comes in a case with 3 colors and a tool for its application. Set D includes Burnt Blue, Burnt Red and Oil Stain colors.
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Scale Production: Transkit 1/24 scale - Porsche 993 RWB Widebody - resin parts and other materials - for Tamiya references TAM24175, TAM24181 and TAM24247

Scale Production Reference: SPTK24060+wing+cover

This gorgeous transkit includes the parts to make the conversion to the spectacular Porsche 993 RWB. Includes resin bodywork and rear spoiler. Be careful, it is a fairly short limited run, so be fast if you don't want to miss it.
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Scale Production: Seat 1/24 scale - Recaro Specialist - resin parts - 2 units

Scale Production Reference: SP24328

Set of two sports seats in resin similar to the Specialist model of the Recaro brand. A seat that set trends for its grip and sporty design. Present in many high-end sports cars from the 80s and 90s, this kit is also perfect for transforming your street models.
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Scale Production: Seat 1/24 scale - Seats Classic type 2 - resin parts - 2 units

Scale Production Reference: SP24327

Set of two seats similar to those used in classic vehicles, without headrests, and in this case with a totally smooth upholstery design. Ideal for transforming your classic competition models, or simply to give them a sportier touch.
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Decalcas: Bonnet pins 1/12 scale - Bugatti body screws - 3D printed parts - for Italeri reference 4710, or Model Factory Hiro references MFH-K736, K-736, MFH-K741 and K-741 - 100 units

Decalcas Reference: DCL-PAR103

1/12 scale replica of the screws used to close the hood on historic Bugatti. Made in resin by 3D printing, they reproduce in great detail these screws of such a special design, and the slot of their knob allows the use of a 0.2mm cable to reproduce the wire mesh that was used to secure the closure of the Bugatti hood during competition. Includes 100 pieces. 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: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Yamaha YZR500 Marlboro Team Roberts Team sponsored by Castrol #1, 19 - Wayne Rainey, John Kocinski - Motorcycle World Championship 1991 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Tamiya references TAM14063 and TAM14063.OUTLET

Studio27 Reference: ST27-TK1257

It is already possible to make the 500cc World Champion motorcycle in 1991, the Yamaha YZR of the great Wayne Rainey. Based on the Ducati 888 Superbike Tamiya kit, Studio27 has created a complete transkit with all the necessary parts to recreate the Yamaha. New fairing, tank, rear tail, central chassis beam, swingarm, brakes, exhausts, and a long etcetera, are some of the pieces that you will find in the box, together with a complete photo-etched plate and decals that, apart from the usual decoration used in 1991 with the numbers with a yellow background, includes the one used in qualifying for the Japanese GP held in Suzuka, where the #1 number was without a background.
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Nunu: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Audi A4 Quattro - metal parts, photo-etched parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Nunu reference PN24035

Nunu Reference: NE24035

Complete detailing set for your Audi A4 Quattro kit, where in addition to the photo-etched plate, you will find the turned metal antenna base, the fabric for the harnesses and a decal sheet with carbon fiber patterns.
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LB Production: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Mercedes Benz AMG GT3 Evo Goodsmile Racing Team sponsored by Hatsune Miku #4 - Nobuteru Taniguchi + Tatsuya Kataoka - Autobacs Super GT Series 2023 - paint masks, water slide decals and placement instructions - for LB Production reference LB-TK14, or Tamiya references TAM24345 and TAM24350

LB Production Reference: LB-24090

Few decorations can be more spectacular (and recognizable) than those of the Goodsmile Racing team cars, and at the same time they are quite a challenge. This reference makes it possible to reproduce one of these decorations used during the 2023 season, and includes a paint mask sheet to facilitate painting the red area on the rear of the body. 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 Theodore Racing #77 - Daniel Juncadella + Raffaele Marciello + Daniel Morad - Indianapolis 8 Hour 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-24091

Decal sheet to be able to make the version of the AMG GT3 winner of the Indianapolis 8 Hours in 2022. A paint mask sheet is included to facilitate painting the red zone on the upper part of the bodywork. 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 Leon Racing Team #65 - Naoya Gamou + Takuro Shinohara - Autobacs Super GT Series 2023 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for LB Production reference LB-TK14, or Tamiya references TAM24345 and TAM24350

LB Production Reference: LB-24092

The Leon Racing team continues to participate with the Mercedes AMG GT3 included in the GT300 category of the Japanese Super GT Championship. With this decal sheet it is possible to make the version of the 2023 season. 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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Decalcas: Detail 1/24 scale - Anderson Connectors SB175 for battery and power blocks - 3D printed parts - 20 units

Decalcas Reference: DCL-PAR104

Anderson-type connectors at 1/24 scale as those commonly used for the connection of battery chargers in competition cars and electrical power panels. Made in resin by 3D printing, they reproduce all the details, such as the "+" and "-" marks or the mounting nuts. In addition, they have holes so that you can insert the connection cables, giving your scale model even more realism. 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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ScaleLab 24: Detail up set 1/12 scale - Porsche 934 Turbo RSR Group 4 - 3D printed parts, CNC metal parts, paint masks, photo-etched parts, turned metal parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM12020, BS1220, TAM12040, TAM12055 and TAM12056

ScaleLab 24 Reference: SL02-027A

New option of the fantastic ScaleLab24 detail up set to detail and update the different references of the Tamiya 1/12 scale kit of the Porsche 934 Turbo RSR Group 4. This new reference differs from the SL02-027 set by replacing some of its parts in resin for new ones made in turned aluminium, such as the rims of the tires, the nuts and hubs of the wheels, or the fuel filler necks. The rest of the components, such as the photo-etched plates or the masks, have not been modified.
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ScaleLab 24: Detail up set 1/12 scale - Porsche 935 Turbo - 3D printed parts, CNC metal parts, paint masks, photo-etched parts, turned metal parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya references TAM12023, BS1223, TAM12038 and TAM12057

ScaleLab 24 Reference: SL02-028A

New option of the fantastic ScaleLab24 detail up set to detail and update the different references of the Tamiya 1/12 scale kit of the Porsche 935 Turbo. This new reference differs from the SL02-028 set by replacing some of its parts in resin for new ones made in turned aluminium, such as the rims of the tires, the nuts and hubs of the wheels, or the fuel filler necks. The rest of the components, such as the photo-etched plates or the masks, have not been modified.
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Yamamoto Model Parts: Detail 1/24 scale - Intercooler type A - 3D printed parts - 1 units

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPTUN13

When incorporating a turbocharger to an engine, it is almost mandatory to also install the intercooler, which is responsible for cooling the intake air before it is introduced into the engine. If you want to mount this element in your kit, or improve the detail that it already incorporates, this 3D printed intercooler can come in handy. The intercooler measures 20 x 6,8mm.
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