Newsletter 584: MAN 8x8

MAN 8x8

MAN 8x8
In the early years of the Paris Dakar rally, only a handful of brave and crazy people accepted the challenge of running the toughest endurance rally in the world. In the 1984 edition, an impressive MAN machine, sponsored by Rothmans, gave support to the Porsche 911 Carrera 4x4 (953) that would win the Dakar. A few years have passed since that time and the imposing appearance of the all-wheel drive super truck with its eight enormous wheels still leaves us speechless.

Well now comes the good stuff: DAB Models announces the release in 1/43 scale of the model of this beautiful truck. This product is made with 3D printing equipment and is designed for advanced modelers looking to go further with their scale models. They include the decals with the Dakar numbers for years 1984 and 1985, and once assembled it measures almost 24 cm long!!

This product, available now for preorder at SpotModel, belongs to a limited series as it is a handmade product. The best thing is that it is also accompanied by a release offer, with a reduced price for all preorders until 23:59 GMT+1 on Sunday, October 8, 2023. You can't miss this!!! :D

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D.A.B. Models: Truck scale model kit 1/43 scale - MAN 8x8 Porsche Team sponsored by Rothmans #532, 656 - Jean-Claude Avoyne + Johann Obermeyer + Wilfried Veberschaar, Rolf Huber + Johann Obermeyer + Wilfried Veberschaar - Paris Dakar Rally 1984 and 1985 - 3D printed parts, water slide decals, other materials, placement instructions and tobacco sponsor decals

D.A.B. Models Reference: DAB43-037

Product made entirely with 3D printing equipment designed for advanced modelers looking to go further with their models. Decals are included for the Dakar in 84, where the Porsche team achieved victory with a 911, and for the year 85. Once assembled, the truck measures almost 24 cm long. This product, available at SpotModel, belongs to a limited series as it is a handmade product.
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Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Talbot Lotus Peugeot Talbot Sport Team #6 - Stig Blomqvist + Bjrn 'Kapten' Cederberg - Lombard RAC Rally 1982 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology - for Profil24 reference P24074K

Print Lab Decals Reference: PLB2-209098

This decal sheet allows you to create the version of the Talbot Sunbeam Lotus with which Stig Blomqvist achieved eighth position in the RAC Rally of England in 1982. Two sets of decals are included on the same sheet.
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Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Talbot Lotus Automobiles Talbot Team sponsored by Cepsa #10 - Antonio Zanini + Vctor Sabater - Portugal Rally - Vinho do Porto 1983 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology - for Profil24 reference P24074K

Print Lab Decals Reference: PLB2-380474

This decal sheet allows you to create the version of the Talbot Sunbeam Lotus with which Antonio Zanini achieved sixth position in the 1983 Rally of Portugal. Two sets of decals are included on the same sheet.
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Belkits: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Ford Escort RS1600 Mk I sponsored by Milk Marketing Board #13 - Timo Mkinen + Henry Liddon - Great Britain RAC Rally 1973 - photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, seatbelt fabric, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Belkits Reference: BEL006

Back in stock! The kit of the Ford Escort RS1600 is from Belkits in the winning version of the 1973 RAC Rally, with that curious message from the sponsor asking us if we "drank enough milk". 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. All you have to do is enjoy it!
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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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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - BRM H-16 P83 Owen Racing Organisation Team #14 - Sir John Young 'Jackie' Stewart - Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix 1967 - photo-etched parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials and assembly instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K416

Fine white metal parts, a good pile of cleverly designed photoetches, infinitely detailed decals, rubber tires and luxury instructions make this kit an essential piece for your collection, and a dream come true for Jackie Stewart fans.
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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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Fujimi: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Porsche 911 930 Turbo 1985 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Fujimi Reference: FJ126593

Re-edition of the fantastic Porsche 911 Turbo kit from Fujimi's Enthusiast series, highly appreciated for including both the complete engine and the necessary parts to detail the compartment under the front hood. Indispensable for all modelers who love legendary sports cars, and those who want a much more detailed kit of the Porsche 911.
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Fujimi: Motorbike scale model kit 1/12 scale - Suzuki RGV-G XR74 sponsored by Pepsi #34 - Kevin Schwantz - Motorcycle World Championship 1988 - photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Fujimi Reference: FJ141435

What memories Kevin Schwantz brings to mind, with his spectacular braking and skidding. And Fujimi brings us the model to make the motorcycle with the Schwantz achieved its first two victories in the world championship in 1988. A model full of fabulous details that any modeler will enjoy.
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Fujimi: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Lamborghini Diablo 4WD VT - metal parts, paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Fujimi Reference: FJ12679

A myth, the Lamborghini Diablo appeared to replace the also legendary Lamborghini Countach. Fujimi's kit will allow you to recreate this supercar in detail, the engine being partially reproduced and being visible thanks to its tilting engine cover. And the same goes for the interior, with a system that will allow you to open the doors, with its curious "up" opening system, revealing its luxurious and sporty interior. What a joy!
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USCP: Tyre set 1/24 scale - Tires 13 inch Normal Profile - rubber parts - for USCP references 24P142 and 24P143 - 4 units

USCP Reference: USCP-13-1

Set of rubber tires for 13-inch rims. Ideal for use in conjunction with USCP 13-inch rims designed for the Hasegawa Mini Cooper.
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USCP: Dashboard 1/24 scale - Mini MPI without A/C right hand drive - resin parts and water slide decals - for Hasegawa references 21154, HC54, HC-54, 21157 and HC57 - 1 units

USCP Reference: 24T057

USCP has developed a new dashboard for the new Mini Cooper Hasegawa references. This dashboard for right-hand drive versions differs from the dashboard included in the kit because it does not have an air conditioning unit, so the bulky air mixing box for the air conditioning system disappears from the bottom, and the dashboard central located air conditioning grilles, which are replaced by three dial clocks. Decals are included for said dial clocks, corresponding to oil temperature, voltmeter and a real clock.
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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

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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Tamiya: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Nismo R34 GT-R Z-tune - paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Tamiya Reference: TAM24282

The kit faithfully reproduces the aggressive body shapes of the Skyline R34 Nismo Z-Tune, with its wide front wings and cooling grilles on the hood, as well as the spectacular front bumper, which comes as a separate part. Other elements that made the Z-Tune such a special version are included, such as its 5-spoke wheels with a design similar to that used in GT racing, the large brake discs, the large < b>exhaust system silencer, the differential oil cooler, or its 3-spoke steering wheel.
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Italeri: Truck scale model kit 1/24 scale - Freightliner Heavy Dumper Truck - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Italeri Reference: 3783

We are used to seeing Freightliner trucks as tractor units, but logically there are other equally attractive versions, such as this tipper. The kit includes an impressive exploded view, including the ribs and reinforcements of the rear "box", and with the possibility of opening its front hood to enjoy its engine. An all American classic!
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Tamiya: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Lancia Stratos Turbo sponsored by Alitalia #539 - Sandro Munari + Piero Sodano - Giro d'Italia Automobilistico 1977 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Tamiya Reference: TAM25210

Improved reissue of the veteran Tamiya reference 24003, originally launched in 1977. This new edition includes the figure of the driver, and unlike the original, it is not motorized. The decal sheet, wheels and instruction manual have been updated.
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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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Tamiya: Car scale model kit 1/20 scale - Porsche 935 K2 Kremer Team sponsored by Vaillant #4, 51 - Robert 'Bob' Wollek + John Fitzpatrick, Robert 'Bob' Wollek - Nrburgring 1000 Kilometres, Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft DRM 1977 - plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Tamiya Reference: TAM20071

In the year that marks 45 years since its original release, Tamiya has decided to re-issue the 1/20 scale version of the Porsche 935 in the Vaillant colors, a model that revolutionized Porsche's approach to its relationship with its client computers. And the Kremer brothers developed the Porsche 935 in such a way that not only did they begin to beat the factory cars, but their evolutions began to be mounted on the rest of the Porsches, and with the permission of the factory. The "K" sagas were born. The kit, unlike the original, comes unmotorized, but includes new decals printed by Cartograf and new tires, maintaining the rest of its qualities, such as the detailed six-cylinder turbocharged engine that once assembled, we can admire by removing the rear hood. The decal sheet allows for 2 versions to be made, the usual one used by Bob Wollek in the DRM with the number #51, and also the one used in the Nrburgring 1000 km with John Fitzpatrick with the number #4. Long live the classics!
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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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LB Production: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Mercedes Benz AMG GT3 Evo HRT Team sponsored by BWT #4 - Maximilian Gtz - DTM 2021 - paint masks, water slide decals and placement instructions - for Tamiya references TAM24345 and TAM24350

LB Production Reference: LB-24094

In 2021, the DTM underwent a major regulation change, starting to use GT3 vehicles, causing Mercedes to return to the championship after several years of absence, as well as the debut of brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren. This decal sheet allows you to make the version of the Mercedes AMG GT3 that managed to win the drivers' championship, with the already classic pink colors of its main sponsor, BWT, and includes a paint mask sheet to facilitate painting the pink bands on the upper part of the front and rear windows. 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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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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Tameo Kits: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Williams Renault FW16 Williams Grand Prix Engineering Team sponsored by Rothmans #0, 2 - Damon Hill, Ayrton Senna da Silva - San Marino Formula 1 Grand Prix 1994 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials, assembly instructions, painting instructions and tobacco sponsor decals

Tameo Kits Reference: SLK134

New kit of the Silverline series by Tameo Kits, this time of the Williams Renault FW16 at the 1994 San Marino Formula 1 Grand Prix, held at the Enzo e Dino Ferrari Autodromo located in Imola, sadly famous for being the Grand Prix where Ayrton Senna lost his life during the race. Although the FW16 has been available in the Tameo Kits range for some time now, this new reference has been updated with the specific details of the 1994 San Marino GP, without using parts from previous versions. The instruction manual is printed in full colour, and includes several archival photographs from the Imola weekend. Among the pieces that make up the model, those made of white metal stand out, complemented with photo-etched parts, rubber tires and decals.
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Tameo Kits: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Ferrari 312 F1 sponsored by Shell #11 - Chris Amon - Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix 1969 - photo-etched parts, rubber parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Tameo Kits Reference: SLK135

This is a completely new project that required the creation of a new mold for the Firestone tires used in the 1969 season. This Ferrari was characterized by the aerodynamically shaped rear fairing radiator equipped with two side fins and the now classic spaghetti exhausts, that were made famous by these Ferraris from the late 1960s.
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Scale Production: Rims 1/24 scale - BBS GT3 18 inches - 3D printed parts and turned metal parts - for Fujimi references FJ123905, RS-85, FJ12556, FJ125565, RS-31, FJ12568, FJ125688, RS-15, FJ125763, FJ125770, FJ12593, FJ125930, RS-0, FJ126081, RS-0, FJ12612, 126128, RS-46, FJ170015, 17001, FJ170022, 17002, FJ170091, 17009, FJ170107, FJ170169, 17016, FJ-17016, FJ189833, 18983, FJ189857, 18985, FJ189901, 18990 and FJ189970 - 4 units

Scale Production Reference: SPRF24050S

Set of rims designed to be used on vehicles in the GT3 category, such as the Porsche 997 GT3R and RSR or the BMW Z4 GT3. The set consists of 4 turned metal rim rings with an approximate diameter of 21.5 mm, 4 3D printed wheel cores, 4 central nuts and adapters to be able to mount the rims on kits from different manufacturers. Important: the rim set do not include tires.
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Scale Production: Rims 1/24 scale - BBS RS 16 inches - type 1 - 3D printed parts, turned metal parts and water slide decals - 4 units

Scale Production Reference: SPRF24077-1

BBS wheels with their star designs have always been a reference in the world of automotive accessories. This set of wheels has been designed imitating the design of the RS model, which was characterized by imitating a central mononut on the wheel nut cover. The set consists of 4 turned metal rim rings with an approximate diameter of 18,2 mm, 4 3D printed wheel cores and the 4 hexagonal-shaped center caps also 3D printed. Important: the wheel set does not include tires.
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Scale Production: Rims 1/24 scale - BBS RS 16 inches - type 2 - 3D printed parts, turned metal parts and water slide decals - 4 units

Scale Production Reference: SPRF24077-2

BBS wheels with their star designs have always been a reference in the world of automotive accessories. This set of wheels has been designed imitating the design of the RS model, which was characterized by imitating a central mononut on the wheel nut cover. The set consists of 4 turned metal rim rings with an approximate diameter of 18,2 mm, 4 3D printed wheel cores and the 4 star-shaped center caps also 3D printed. Important: the wheel set does not include tires.
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