Newsletter 578: Magic

Magic

Magic
Doesn't it happen to you that there are certain products that mysteriously breed inside your drawers? One comes to think that there is a mischievous or evil being dedicated to multiplying them, but no, we regret to tell you that it is something more common than we would like. You enter the SpotModel website and you buy a model or a photoetch, you think: "Do I have black paint? Oops, I don't remember, so I'll order a bottle". After three months you return to the website: "As far as I can remember... I don't have any, so I better order it". And one day, when you decide to tidy up your drawers, you realize that you have eight identical bottles of paint. XD

It may feel like magic, but it really isn't. We just couldn't remember and, just in case, we added one more bottle, one more sandpaper, and one more putty to our new order because we're not sure if we have any left... How many times has this happened to you? To me my drawer tells me that more than a few: six identical sandpapers, eight unused black paint bottles, three tubes of putty... I'd better stop counting. :)

At SpotModel we are delighted that our order volume is growing, and although our newsletter should always serve the purpose of selling more, following a suggestion from one of our users we have added a couple of new features to help you solve this "magical" issue. Now our system already offers you information on how many units you have purchased of a given product, in which orders and when you last ordered it. And in your order history you have a new tab with the details of all the products you have purchased, along with a search box to find them easily. Great!!!

Now that we have managed to prevent that magic, are you sure you want to buy those 10 identical Studio27 models that you have in your SpotModel shopping cart? :D

Studio27: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Mazda 757 Mazdaspeed Team #201, 202 - Yoshimi Katayama + Yojiro Terada + Takashi Yorino, David Kennedy + Pierre Dieudonne + Mark Galvin - 24 Hours Le Mans 1987 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FK2465

Mazda didn't know it yet, but it kept burning stages to finally achieve glory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which would come in 1991. In 1987 the result with the 757 was more than worthy, with a seventh final position (and first of the IMSA category) of the unit with the number #202. A high-quality resin kit, with white metal parts, and infinite details thanks to its complete photo-etched plate.
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Studio27: Transkit 1/20 scale - Ferrari 641 Scuderia Ferrari Team #1, 2 - Alain Prost, Nigel Ernest James Mansell - Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix 1990 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20024

Studio27 Reference: ST27-TK2033R

For part of the 1990 season, the great Alain Prost demonstrated his strategic ability by spending practice and qualifying getting the car ready for the race, turning his trailing starting positions into late-race victories. The Brazil Grand Prix was no exception, and starting ninth, he managed to win the race ahead of Berger's McLaren Hondas and local hero Ayrton Senna. Thanks to Studio27, you can transform the Ferrari F189 Tamiya kit into the car used during the 1990 season. The transkit includes resin and white metal parts, a complete photo-etched plate and a decal sheet with the logos used in both cars from Scuderia Ferrari..
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Studio27: Car scale model kit 1/20 scale - Minardi M191 sponsored by SCM Group #23, 24 - Pierluigi Martini, Gianni Morbidelli - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1991 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Studio27 Reference: ST27-FK20343

History says that the MInardi M191, equipped with the 3.5-liter Ferrari 037 V12 engine, has been MInardi's most successful single-seater, obtaining in the 1991 season the team's best ever results, two fourth places, with which Minardi finished seventh in the constructors' championship... out of 18 teams. The kit, made of high-quality resin, with white metal parts and a complete photo-etched plate, includes the logos corresponding to the San Marino, Monaco and Portuguese Grands Prix on the decal sheet.
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Revell: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Land Rover Serie III LWB Commercial - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Revell Reference: REV07056

No less than 184 pieces to build this new commercial version of the classic Land Rover kit with all realism. And with the necessary parts to also recreate its four-cylinder diesel engine. dashboard for left or right hand drive, and different country options for its various license plates and nameplates on the decal sheet. With respect to the State Wagon version, the body has only three doors, a configuration of smaller windows, a spare wheel on the hood or protective grilles for the headlights. Choose yours!
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Revell: Special vehicle scale model kit 1/24 scale - Mercedes-Benz Schlingmann Unimog U1300L TLF 8/18 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Revell Reference: REV07512

This kit, with 210 pieces, is characterized by its different parts that are fully detailed and realistic. The side blinds can be opened to reveal the fire equipment. Even its 6-cylinder engine is carefully reproduced. Its decal sheet offers the possibility to recreate versions of different fire brigades (Trier, Bad Oeynhausen, Hxter, Braunschweig, Venlo, Salzburg, Altsttten, Belgium). Once assembled, the model has a length of 232mm, a width of 108mm and a height of 142mm.
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Revell: Truck scale model kit 1/25 scale - Kenworth W900 Dump Truck - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Revell Reference: REV12628

Re-edition of the Kenworth W900 truck with a long chassis in its version with a tipper ("Dump Truck"). The kit includes a complete decal sheet, a multitude of parts to assemble the detailed chassis, cab and engine, and various sprues with chrome parts. Once assembled, the model allows you to tilt its front hood forward to reveal a detailed turbocharged six-cylinder diesel engine, as well as operate the rear 'tub'.
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Revell: Car scale model kit 1/25 scale - Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Corvette Racing Team sponsored by Mobil 1 #4 - Tommy Milner + Oliver Gavin + Marcel Fssler - IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2016 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Revell Reference: REV14304

The racing version of the Corvette C7.R was developed by Pratt & Miller, looking for maximum competitiveness in the world of endurance racing, and boy did it succeed, since the C7.R won the GTE Pro category in the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 2015. The kit faithfully reproduces this racing model, with its complete roll cage, bucket and other security elements inside, and with its powerful 5.5-liter V8 engine with around 580 horsepower visible to be able to remove the front hood when the model is assembled. What a beast!
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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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Belkits: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Ford Escort RS1600 Mk I sponsored by Esso Uniflo #4 - Roger Clark + Tony Mason - Great Britain RAC Rally 1972 - photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Belkits Reference: BEL007

The second Belkits reference of the Ford Escort RS1600 MK.I kit, corresponding to the winning version of the 1972 RAC Rally, is also available again. Inside the kit box you will find a lot of plastic parts, rubber tires for gravel rallies, decals, photo-etched parts, and even fabric for the seatbelts and metal transfers for details such as the "Ford" and "Escort" emblems, and all of them accompanied by an extensive and careful instruction manual. How we missed it!
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Revell: Special vehicle scale model kit 1/24 scale - MAN TGM / Schlingmann HLF20 VARUS 4x4 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Revell Reference: REV07452

Featuring 295 parts and 36.3cm long, here is the last from Revell firetrucks. An enoooooormous kit with an impressive parts break up, including engine, tools compartments, hoses, ...
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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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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Lancia Delta HF 4WD Martini Racing Team #6 - Massimo 'Miki' Biasion + Tiziano Siviero - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1987 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Hasegawa references 20289, 20343, 25005, CR-5, 20433, 25013, CR-13, 20457, 20507, 20548, 20573, 20601, 20648, 25015, CR-15, 25208 and HACR08

Reji Model Reference: REJI-385

The first victory of a legend, the Lancia Delta. When the World Rally Championship began in 1987 with the Monte Carlo Rally after the prohibition of Group B, few could have imagined that the winners of the rally, Lancia and its Delta, were going to mark an entire era of dominance, with up to 6 World Championships for brands in a row from 1987 to 1992. The transkit consists of a complete resin bodywork without the bulging wings or the bulging of the bonnet of other versions, the exterior mirrors, the air intakes on the roof, photo-etched parts with the different grilles, the windshield wipers, harness buckles and other details, as well as the decal sheet with the Martini decoration used on the winning unit of the event, that of Miki Biasion.
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Wicked Model Cars: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - BMW M Hybrid V8 LMDh - slick tires - IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2023 - 3D printed parts, metal parts, vacuum formed parts, other materials and assembly instructions

Wicked Model Cars Reference: W124-004S

The Sport Prototypes are back... and in fashion. BMW is another of the manufacturers that has presented a prototype, the BMW M Hybrid V8, which is already running in the IMSA championship events, before debuting in the WEC in 2024 and seeking the assault on the test that everyone wants to win, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The BMW prototype has inspired the shapes of this kit, which is not exactly identical to the real 1/1 scale model. Most of the parts are 3D printed, with some machined in metal, such as the floor or the taillights, and with the transparent parts made of lexan. In this reference, the tires, printed in 3D, are slick, and the kit does NOT include decals.
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Wicked Model Cars: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - BMW M Hybrid V8 LMDh - rain tires - IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2023 - 3D printed parts, metal parts, vacuum formed parts, other materials and assembly instructions

Wicked Model Cars Reference: W124-004R

The Sport Prototypes are back... and in fashion. BMW is another of the manufacturers that has presented a prototype, the BMW M Hybrid V8, which is already running in the IMSA championship events, before debuting in the WEC in 2024 and seeking the assault on the test that everyone wants to win, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The BMW prototype has inspired the shapes of this kit, which is not exactly identical to the real 1/1 scale model. Most of the parts are 3D printed, with some machined in metal, such as the floor or the taillights, and with the transparent parts made of lexan. In this reference, the tires, printed in 3D, are rain, and the kit does NOT include decals.
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Wicked Model Cars: Lights - BMW M Hybrid V8 LMDh - other materials - for Wicked Model Cars references W124-004R and W124-004S

Wicked Model Cars Reference: WMC-LI004

It is something that we had not seen until now, and that is spectacular... and also easy to assemble! This light kit has been custom created for the Wicked Model Cars kit inspired by the BMW M Hybrid V8 LMDh, and comes completely pre-assembled, so there is no soldering or additional parts or materials required. It comes with instructions on how to mount the lights on the kit, where you don't need to modify any parts. The light set is powered by 3 AAA batteries, not included. Who can resist turning off the lights?
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Profil24: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Cunningham C-4RK #2, 3 - Phil Walters + Duane Carter, Charles Moran + John Gordon Bennett - 24 Hours Le Mans 1952 and 1953 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Profil24 Reference: P24136K

At the beginning of the 50s it was easy to find several Cunningham models participating in sporting events, even in the 24 hours of Le Mans, although the most common was that they were "spyder" versions. The curious thing about the C-4RK model is that it was a closed version ... and a very competitive one. Not surprisingly, in the 1952 edition number #2 achieved third position on the grid, although later in the race he had to quit. This resin kit allows us to choose in its assembly between the 1952 or 1953 versions (number #3), when it finished in tenth position.
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Decalcas: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Porsche 911 991 GT3 RSR Porsche GT Team sponsored by Brumos-Racing-Look #911, 912 - Patrick Pilet + Nick Tandy + Frdric 'Mako' Makowiecki, Laurens Vanthoor + Mathieu Jaminet + Earl Bamber - 12 Hours Sebring 2019 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Nunu reference PN24040

Decalcas Reference: DCL-DEC071

Decalcas is already preparing the arrival of the Nunu model of the Porsche 911 991 GT3, with some of its most spectacular decorations. This reference reproduces the two units of the official Porsche team that participated in the 2019 12 Hours of Sebring, with a decoration that pays tribute to all the vehicles used by the Brumos team, present in American competitions for more than 50 years. And with a very special detail, since the famous blue and red stripes are made up entirely of #59 numbers, also as a tribute to Peter Gregg, co-owner of Brumos, who made this number famous in the American world of racing, achieving a total of 41 victories in the IMSA championship at the wheel of their Porsches with the number 59. Double tribute!
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Decalcas: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Porsche 911 991 GT3 RSR Porsche GT Team sponsored by Mobil1 #911, 912 - Patrick Pilet + Nick Tandy + Frdric 'Mako' Makowiecki, Laurens Vanthoor + Mathieu Jaminet + Earl Bamber - Petit Le Mans, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2018 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Nunu reference PN24040

Decalcas Reference: DCL-DEC072

Decalcas is already preparing the arrival of the Nunu model of the Porsche 911 991 GT3, with some of its most spectacular decorations. This reference reproduces the two units of the official Porsche team that participated in Petit Le Mans in 2018, with a tribute livery that recalls the colors present on the Porsche 911 GT1 that, 20 years earlier, had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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Decalcas: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Porsche 911 991 GT3 RSR Porsche GT Team sponsored by Coca-Cola #911, 912 - Patrick Pilet + Nick Tandy + Frdric 'Mako' Makowiecki, Laurens Vanthoor + Mathieu Jaminet + Earl Bamber - Petit Le Mans, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2019 - paint masks, water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Nunu reference PN24040

Decalcas Reference: DCL-DEC073

If we were already impatient for the arrival of the Porsche 991 GT3 kit, now even more so. We love this decoration, which is also exclusive because it was only used once! And it is that it has become common for the Porsche team to use some commemorative decoration on the occasion of the last round of the IMSA SportsCar Championship, as in this case. This version recalls the successes of Bob Akin, with his famous red Porsche 935 and 962 with the white letters of Coca-Cola (Coke), and what better place than the Petit LeMans event in Road Atlanta, the city where Coca-Cola itself is based. We know that Decalcas has carried out a complete investigation to faithfully recreate this beautiful decoration on a decal sheet. Definitely one of our favourites!
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Decalcas: Detail 1/24 scale - Caliper bleed nipples - Type 01 - 3D printed parts - 20 + 20 units

Decalcas Reference: DCL-PAR105

Brake caliper bleeders at 1/24 scale. Made in resin using 3D printing, they reproduce all the details, and come in two configurations, with and without rubber protector, so you can give even more realism to the brake calipers of your scale models. 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: Detail 1/20 scale - Caliper bleed nipples - Type 01 - 3D printed parts - 20 + 20 units

Decalcas Reference: DCL-PAR106

Brake caliper bleeders at 1/20 scale. Made in resin using 3D printing, they reproduce all the details, and come in two configurations, with and without rubber protector, so you can give even more realism to the brake calipers of your scale models. 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: Detail 1/12 scale - Caliper bleed nipples - Type 01 - 3D printed parts - 20 + 20 units

Decalcas Reference: DCL-PAR107

Brake caliper bleeders at 1/12 scale. Made in resin using 3D printing, they reproduce all the details, and come in two configurations, with and without rubber protector, so you can give even more realism to the brake calipers of your scale models. With the usual quality of DECALCAS products, you only have to worry about painting and gluing on your scale model.
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Reji Model: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Hyundai Accent WRC 3 sponsored by OMV #12 - Manfred Stohl + Ilka Minor-Petrasko - ADAC Deutschland Rally 2003 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Reji Model Reference: REJI-2401D

Resin kit made by Reji of the Hyundai Accent WRC, in what was already its third evolution, and which with the appearance of the new Fabia became the vehicle used by some private teams, such as Manfred Stohl's. This reference allows the unit participating in the Germany Rally in 2003, which finished the event in eighteenth position, to be carried out.
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Studio27: Transkit 1/20 scale - Lotus Renault 98T sponsored by John Player Special #11, 12 - Johnny Dumfries, Ayrton Senna da Silva - Formula 1 World Championship 1986 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Tamiya references TAM20020 and TAM20057

Studio27 Reference: ST27-TK2036R

Based on the Lotus 99T Tamiya kit, this transkit allows you to assemble in great detail the "black" Lotus 98T used by the Lotus team during the 1986 season, with which Ayrton Senna achieved two victories in the Spanish and the United States (held in Detroit) Grands Prix The transkit is made up of resin and white metal parts, a complete photo-etched plate, vacuum-formed parts and a decal sheet where the tobacco logos are included.
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Studio27: Car scale model kit 1/20 scale - Benetton B191 Camel Benetton Ford Team sponsored by Autopolis #19, 20 - Roberto Moreno, Nelson Piquet - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1991 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals

Studio27 Reference: ST27-LPE2004

Resin kit of the Benetton B191 as it raced in the 1991 season. It includes a resin body, rubber tires, turned metal rims, a multitude of white metal parts, such as the suspensions, and a multitude of small details thanks to the photo-etched plate. The decals include the tobacco sponsors.
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Studio27: Car scale model kit 1/20 scale - Benetton B191B Camel Benetton Ford Team #19, 20 - Michael Schumacher, Martin Brundle - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1992 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals

Studio27 Reference: ST27-LPE2005

Resin kit of the Benetton B191B as it raced in the 1992 season. The kit includes a resin body, rubber tires, turned metal rims, a multitude of white metal parts, such as the suspensions, and a multitude of small details thanks to to the photo-etched plate. The decals include the tobacco sponsors.
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Studio27: Transkit 1/20 scale - Lotus Honda 98T Camel Lotus Honda Team #11, 12 - Satoru Nakajima, Ayrton Senna da Silva - Formula 1 World Championship 1987 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Tamiya references TAM20020 and TAM20057

Studio27 Reference: ST27-TK2061R

The 1987 season saw Lotus switch to Honda engines, and also a change in colour, from John Player black to Camel yellow. Based on the Tamiya model of the Lotus 99T, this transkit allows you to assemble in great detail the Lotus 98T used by the Lotus team during the 1987 season, with which Ayrton Senna achieved two victories at the Monaco and United States (held in Detroit) Grands Prix. The transkit is made up of resin and white metal parts, a complete photo-etched plate, vacuum-formed parts and a decal sheet where the tobacco logos are included.
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USCP: Rims 1/24 scale - Dunlop Racing 16-inch - resin parts - 4 units

USCP Reference: 24W080

Set of resin rims, which can be adapted to any Aoshima, Fujimi or Tamiya kit thanks to the different adapters included. These rims have a design similar to that used in many classic models of the 50s and 60s in their participation in competition, replacing the wired rims in search of greater reliability and lightness, since contrary to what its appearance may seem, they were light-alloy aluminum rims.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Lotus Type 88B Lotus Team sponsored by Essex #11, 12 - Elio de Angelis + Nigel Ernest James Mansell - British Formula 1 Grand Prix 1981 - water slide decals, placement instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Ebbro reference EBR20010

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D488

Decal sheet to reproduce the version of the Lotus 88B used in the 1981 British Grand Prix, held at the Silverstone circuit, with 3 different decoration options, two for number #11 and one for number #12, The colors of the logos and lines have been modified to match those of the real car.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Lotus Ford Type 79 Lotus Team sponsored by John Player Special #5, 6, 55 - Mario Andretti, Ronnie Peterson, Jean-Pierre Jarier - Austrian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix, The Netherlands Formula 1 Grand Prix 1978 - water slide decals, placement instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Tamiya reference TAM20060

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D411

Lotus Ford Type 79 decoration to replace the decals of the Tamiya kit. Apart from the #5 and #6 numbers of the Lotus starting drivers in the 1978 season, it includes those worn by Jean-Pierre Jarier (#55) at the Canadian Grand Prix, where he replaced the sadly deceased Ronnie Peterson. Includes logos with tobacco advertising.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Leyton House Judd CG901 sponsored by Carglass #15, 16 - Ivan Capelli, Mauricio Gugelmin - FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1990 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20028

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D211

Renew your old Tamiya kit decals and use these new ones by Shunko Models. And remember that Leyton House colors are the spirit of pure competition: don't forget to paint your scale model kit with the right ones!!
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