Newsletter 580: Go MFH !!!

Go MFH !!!

Go MFH !!!
A few weeks ago we told you the sad news of the passing of the founder of Model Factory Hiro. However, recently we have received with great joy the news that Mrs. Kyoko Hiro takes over the presidency of the company and that the operation of the brand continues with a firm hand. Great!!!

Proof of this is that our supplies from Japan continue to arrive punctually at SpotModel's warehouse and that the schedule of new releases is still being filled with VERY interesting material. Like the 1/12 scale Auto Union Type-C, the 1/43 scale reeditions of the Jaguar XJR-9 LM that raced the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1988 and 1989 or the McLaren Honda MP4/5B, and the release in 1/12 scale that we will receive in a few weeks: none other than the Honda RA301 E. We are happy guys!!! :)

How excited we are to see that a brand as emblematic as Model Factory Hiro demonstrates its greatness even in difficult times :,,,-)

Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Auto Union Type-C #2, 4 - Hans Stuck, Bernd Rosemeyer - German Formula 1 Grand Prix 1936 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K816

Model Factory Hiro delights us with the 1/12 scale reproduction of the car with which Rosemeyer was proclaimed champion of Europe in 1936. A season of four races, where he got the victories in the grand prix of Germany, Switzerland and Italy, having to leave in Monaco. Its impressive 16-cylinder V-engine had increased its displacement to 6 liters, delivering 520 hp. A model in which various materials are used, such as white metal, resin, photo-etched parts, turned metal parts, rubber tires, decals and various cables. The rims, the dashboard clocks, the fuel cap and the end of the silencer are made of turned aluminium. The front and rear top covers can be removed, allowing a full view of the finished interior detailing. The kit is based on the version used at the 1936 German GP.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Honda RA301 Honda Racing Team #7 - John Surtees (GB) - British Formula 1 Grand Prix 1968 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions image

Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Honda RA301 Honda Racing Team #7 - John Surtees - British Formula 1 Grand Prix 1968 - 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-K828

Model kit based on the version of the Honda RA301 that ran in the 1968 British Grand Prix held at the Brands Hatch circuit, where it finished in fifth place. In this race the RA301 was fitted with a new rear wing, which was used in the last half of the season, as well as a modified nose.
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LB Production: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - BMW M1 sponsored by RB #7 - Dieter Quester (AT) + Luca Riccitelli (IT) - HRS Daytona Classic 24 Hours 2017 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Italeri references 3627, 3643, IT3643 and 3643.OUTLET, or Revell references REV07247 and 80-7247 image

LB Production: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - BMW M1 sponsored by RB #7 - Dieter Quester + Luca Riccitelli - HRS Daytona Classic 24 Hours 2017 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Italeri references 3627, 3643, IT3643 and 3643.OUTLET, or Revell references REV07247 and 80-7247

LB Production Reference: LB-24085

Spectacular decoration for your Revell/Esci/Italeri BMW M1 kit at 1/24 scale of the unit with which Dieter Quester, 78 years old, along with Luca Ricciteli, won their category at the 24 Hours of Daytona Classic 2017. As a curiosity, the car was put up for sale immediately after the race.
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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 (DE) + Jules Gounon (FR) + Luca Stolz (DE) - Indianapolis 8 Hour 2021 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for LB Production reference LB-TK14, or Tamiya references TAM24345 and TAM24350 image

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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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford Focus WRC 00 sponsored by RB #12 - Raimund Baumschlager (AT) + Klaus Wicha (DE) - ADAC Deutschland Rally 2001 - resin parts, water slide decals and placement instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24217, TAM24241 and TAM24261 image

Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Ford Focus WRC 00 sponsored by RB #12 - Raimund Baumschlager + Klaus Wicha - ADAC Deutschland Rally 2001 - resin parts, water slide decals and placement instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24217, TAM24241 and TAM24261

Reji Model Reference: REJI-043

Set to transform the Tamiya Ford Focus WRC kit into the version with the Raimund Baumschlager achieved second position in the 2001 Germany Rally, when he had not yet scored for the World Rally Championship. In addition to the decal sheet with all the logos and sponsors, the front apron and rear spoiler used on the versions of the Focus WRC 00, both made of resin, are included.
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Alfa Romeo GTA Ausca Team #1, 3, 6, 28, 34, 35 - Monty Winkler (US), Horst Kwech (AU) - 4 Hours Sebring, SCCA Trans-American Championship 1966 and 1967 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions image

Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Alfa Romeo GTA Ausca Team #1, 3, 6, 28, 34, 35 - Monty Winkler, Horst Kwech - 4 Hours Sebring, SCCA Trans-American Championship 1966 and 1967 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE606

The history of the Alfa Romeno GTA was not only forged in Europe, but between the late 60s and early 70s many of these agile berlinettas from the Milan manufacturer participated in numerous races in the Trans Am and Scca championships in the USA, in the hands of drivers like Kwech or Winkler. This reference allows you to choose up to six different decorations, all of them belonging to units of the Ausca team. like #34 and #35 of the 4 Hours of Serbing,
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USCP: Transkit 1/24 scale - Volkswagen Golf 3 Variant - resin parts - for Fujimi references FJ03242, FJ03699, FJ12484, RS-47, FJ126180, 12618 and RS-47 image

USCP: Transkit 1/24 scale - Volkswagen Golf 3 Variant - resin parts - for Fujimi references FJ03242, FJ03699, FJ12484, RS-47, FJ126180, 12618 and RS-47

USCP Reference: 24T056

Many of us like family cars, so why not? This resin transkit allows the different references of the Golf 3 model, both from Fujimi and Revell, to be transformed into the 5-door variant version. The transkit contains everything needed for the conversion... complete bodywork, front bumper and grille, rear window, taillights, roof rails, and parts to modify the rear of the chassis and interior. Are we going on vacation with the family?
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Scalecars.Online: Rivets 1/24 scale - Rivets 0.7 mm (cone head) - 3D printed parts - 30 units image

Scalecars.Online: Rivets 1/24 scale - Rivets 0.7 mm (cone head) - 3D printed parts - 30 units

Scalecars.Online Reference: SCO-R061

Set of 30 resin pieces printed using 3D technology that reproduce conical head rivets, with a diameter of 0.7 mm. The mounting stem diameter is 0.5 mm. The pieces are delivered on a support with walls, which must be removed to be able to paint the pieces more easily.
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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 (GB), Nelson Piquet (BR) - Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix 1987 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20019 image

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 (GB), Nelson Piquet (BR) - Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix 1987 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20019 image

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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Print Lab Decals: Logotypes 1/12 scale - Punk Cafe Racers - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology image

Print Lab Decals: Logotypes 1/12 scale - Punk Cafe Racers - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology

Print Lab Decals Reference: PLB2-238121

Punk Hardcore band logos: Sex Pistols, Ramones, The Clash, Dead Kennedys, Bad Religion. Vans logos and other decorations for cafe racer motorcycles. Chequered flags.
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USCP: Engine 1/24 scale - Mini Cooper MPI - 3D printed parts and resin parts - for Hasegawa references 21154, HC54, HC-54, 21157 and HC57 image

USCP: Engine 1/24 scale - Mini Cooper MPI - 3D printed parts and resin parts - for Hasegawa references 21154, HC54, HC-54, 21157 and HC57

USCP Reference: 24T059

More modifications cannot be asked for! The USCP brand rounds out the loop of parts available for the Hasegawa Mini MPI references with this set that includes the complete engine with the structure of the compartment and the hood with its interior structure. Even some of the engine pipes, such as the fuel feed or the air control pipes are reproduced with the parts. A wonderful reproduction in resin that will allow you to detail to the smallest detail what this little model came to carry under its front hood.
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Studio27: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Tyrrell Honda 020 Tyrrell Racing Team sponsored by Braun Epson #3, 4 - Stefano Modena (IT), Satoru Nakajima (JP) - Test version, FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1991 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20029 image

Studio27: Marking / livery 1/20 scale - Tyrrell Honda 020 Tyrrell Racing Team sponsored by Braun Epson #3, 4 - Stefano Modena, Satoru Nakajima - Test version, FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1991 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20029

Studio27 Reference: ST27-DC639R

Re-edition of this fantastic decal with the Tyrrell Honda 020 decoration. It replaces the reference ST27-DC639C. It includes the test livery and the different liveries used throughout the 1991 season, divided into three blocks: the beginning of the season with the Brazilian and US GPs, the mid-season with the GPs from Monaco to Spain, and the end of the season, with the Japanese and Australian GPs.
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Yamamoto Model Parts: Seat 1/24 scale - Sport seats Slide - resin parts - 2 units image

Yamamoto Model Parts: Seat 1/24 scale - Sport seats Slide - resin parts - 2 units

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPTUN113

Pair of seats that simulate the design of those marketed by the Slide brand for sports vehicles, with their characteristic "earmuffs" with holes to pass the belts.
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Yamamoto Model Parts: Seat 1/24 scale - Recaro Speed - resin parts - 2 units image

Yamamoto Model Parts: Seat 1/24 scale - Recaro Speed - resin parts - 2 units

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPTUN112

Pair of seats that simulate the design of the famous Recaro Speed, which became the desired seat in any vehicle with sporting ambitions in the 80s. Each seat is divided into two pieces, with the base and backrest separated.
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Yamamoto Model Parts: Lights 1/24 scale - Fog Lamps PIAA type - 3D printed parts - 4 units image

Yamamoto Model Parts: Lights 1/24 scale - Fog Lamps PIAA type - 3D printed parts - 4 units

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPTUN101

For a long time now, the fog lamps of cars were bulky elements, which were mounted separately on the front fenders, or which were placed on bulky grills. Some even wore permanent protection instead of covers to protect them from blows from stones or branches on the road, thinking especially of all-terrain vehicles. This Yamamoto Parts reference reproduces the PIAA brand headlights, with the brand name integrated into the protection piece. Each of the headlights is made up of three pieces; the focus, the transparent glass and the protective cover, facilitating its painting.
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Yamamoto Model Parts: Photo-etched parts 1/24 scale - Universal Racing Seat Mounting - Type 2 - photo-etched parts - 4 units image

Yamamoto Model Parts: Photo-etched parts 1/24 scale - Universal Racing Seat Mounting - Type 2 - photo-etched parts - 4 units

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPTUN111

Photo-etched plate with 4 units of the metal plates used to anchor the competition seats to the floor of the car.
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Yamamoto Model Parts: Photo-etched parts 1/24 scale - Universal Racing Seat Mounting - Type 1 - photo-etched parts - 4 units image

Yamamoto Model Parts: Photo-etched parts 1/24 scale - Universal Racing Seat Mounting - Type 1 - photo-etched parts - 4 units

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPTUN110

Photo-etched plate with 4 units of the metal plates used to anchor the competition seats to the floor of the car. A whole detail!
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Yamamoto Model Parts: Detail 1/24 scale - JDM Horn - Hella Type - 3D printed parts - 4 units image

Yamamoto Model Parts: Detail 1/24 scale - JDM Horn - Hella Type - 3D printed parts - 4 units

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPTUN114

Pieces made in 3D printing to simulate the horns often visible through the front grilles of our models. For easier painting, each of the horns comes in two pieces, with the center part and outer casing separated. And no, we couldn't resist... Moc, Moc!
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Yamamoto Model Parts: Lights 1/24 scale - Fog Lamps - Hella Type - 3D printed parts and water slide decals

Yamamoto Model Parts Reference: YMPTUN108

Resin pieces that reproduce the rectangular fog lights widely used both in street vehicles and in competition vehicles. Each of the headlights is made up of three pieces; the focus, the transparent glass, and the protective covers. A set of decals with the Hella logos that go on the covers is included.
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Tamiya: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Gordon Murray Automotive GMA Type 50 - photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions image

Tamiya: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Gordon Murray Automotive GMA Type 50 - photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Tamiya Reference: TAM24364

We have been stunned by the announcement of the next Tamiya reference at 1/24 scale. A whole stratospheric supercar! And its first assembled image has just been made public at the Nuremberg Toy Fair, as have many of its features... We love that the rear area can be opened to reveal its Cosworth V12 engine, with its curious gullwing engine hood with double leaves reminiscent of classic vehicles. The model reproduces with great realism the most original element of the T.50, the large central rear fan with its internal ducts as in the real car. It also includes photo-etched parts to represent the rear bumper mesh sections, which are attached without the need for glue. In the case of the suspensions, the springs are molded as a separate part from the shocks, which increases realism and makes painting easier. And let's not forget the sheet metal transfers for some of the emblems. Without a doubt, a spectacular kit!
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Tamiya: Motorbike scale model kit 1/12 scale - Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP 30th Anniversary - metal parts, paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions image

Tamiya: Motorbike scale model kit 1/12 scale - Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP 30th Anniversary - metal parts, paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Tamiya Reference: TAM14141

The second version that Tamiya has decided to launch of the Honda CBR1000RR-R kit reproduces the decoration used by Honda in the commemorative version for the 30th "birthday" since the first Fireblade was launched back in 1992. In addition to the new decal sheet printed by Cartograf, faithfully representing the red and blue elements of the tricolor decoration, new parts are also included, such as the Akrapovic exhaust muffler. Once assembled, the model allows the removal of the side and lower fairing components, as well as the fuel tank, revealing all the mechanical parts of this technological marvel.
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Italeri: Truck scale model kit 1/24 scale - Opel Blitz Classic - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions image

Italeri: Truck scale model kit 1/24 scale - Opel Blitz Classic - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Italeri Reference: 3960

1/24 scale kit of a historical model, which was in production for nearly 40 years. The kit includes an extensive exploded view, including the mechanical part, rubber tires, and a set of decals with two possible decorations.
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Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Lancia Stratos Turbo - water slide decals - for Tamiya reference TAM25210 image

Tabu Design: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Lancia Stratos Turbo - water slide decals - for Tamiya reference TAM25210

Tabu Design Reference: TABU24095

We love Tamiya's reissues of their "classic" kits, but as has been the case with other reissue kits of late, the new decal sheets are not complete, missing some of the logos the car originally featured. But don't worry, brands like Tabu Design have noticed this detail, and have prepared a decal sheet with all those missing logos for Alitalia's Lancia Stratos Turbo... and even the license plate.
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