Newsletter 588: The launching of the P34

The launching of the P34

The launching of the P34
It is well known that at SpotModel we do everything possible to incorporate the best and biggest amount of information possible in the description of the products we offer, because not only we LOVE building scale models: we also LOVE the world of motors and their history, even if sometimes we have made mistakes in the interpretation of a certain event. And the thing is, who hasn't made a mistake every now and then? XD

One of our passionate, expert and focused clients recently told us about his knowledge and experiences, giving his two cents to one of the latest references launched by Studio27, the transkit of the Tyrrell P34 in 1/20 scale for the Tamiya scale model. So the question is: when did the P34 debut? Do you have to take as a landmark the first official GP in which it raced or the first time it participated in an event, even if that event was not officially scoring?

Jody Scheckter first got behind the wheel of the P34 at the 1976 BRDC International Trophy held at Silverstone. In fact, when searching for pictures, it is usual to find pictures of Jody in the P34, interpreting that the third place he achieved in this race was with this car. But this is when our expert customers show all their knowledge and guide us towards what really happened, and that is that due to a lack of confidence with the new model just presented, Scheckter finally raced with the usual Tyrrell 007, leaving the official racing debut of the P34 for the next event, the 1976 Spanish Grand Prix held at the Jarama circuit. And another very interesting fact is that the Tyrrell P34 presented at Silverstone is the only one that was fitted with the high air intake, since they were forbidden precisely from the Spanish GP onwards.

The moral of the story? If the car shows a high air intake in a picture, it will be before May 1976, which is the version of the Studio27 transkit.

How much you learn with scale modeling, with SpotModel and with our customers! :D

Studio27: Transkit 1/20 scale - Tyrrell Ford P34 Tyrrell Racing Team sponsored by Elf #3 - Jody Scheckter - BRDC International Trophy 1976 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM20058

Studio27 Reference: ST27-TK2069

Transkit to convert the Tyrrell P34 Tamiya kit into the version that made its debut on the tracks on the occasion of the BRDC International Trophy in 1976, with Jody Scheckter at the wheel. It was not its "official debut", not because the race was a not-scored event, but because finally Scheckter, after testing the car in practice, decided to participate in the race with his Tyrrell 007, but it was the first laps of the P34 in an event of F1 and, furthermore, and as a curious fact, it is the only version of the P34 that had a raised air intake, since for the next race, the Spanish Grand Prix, where the P34 already competed in its first race and which officially considered its debut, these types of air intakes were prohibited. The transkit includes resin parts for the nose, the engine cover with the raised air intake and the cockpit, white metal parts for the mechanical parts, two complete photo-etched plates plus an extra one to use as a template to paint the logos of Goodyear tires, and a decal sheet.
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Model Factory Hiro: Motorbike scale model kit 1/9 scale - Vincent Black Shadow 1948 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials and assembly instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K567

If you are an advanced modeler and you really like motorcycle scale models, do not miss building this fantastic Model Factory Hiro scale model. Resin parts, white metal parts, nuts and bolts, wires, rubber parts, and an endless number of little treasures to build one of the most beautiful motorcycles of the 40s.
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Meng Model: Motorbike scale model kit 1/9 scale - BMW R 1250 GS ADV - metal parts, photo-etched parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions

Meng Model Reference: MT-005

Meng Model continues to delight us with models from the BMW range, now it is the turn of one of its latest Enduro creations. The first designs are spectacular, and it is planned that the kit will also include to scale the set of suitcases that BMW offers for this model.
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Sonauto Team sponsored by BP #127 - Anne-Charlotte Verney + Marie-Madeleine Fouquet - Tour de France Automobile 1974 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, other materials and assembly instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE826

In 1974 the Sonauto competition team was once again present in the Tour de France Automobile, this time with the female crew made up of Charlotte Vernay and Madeleine Fouquet, who finished in 14th place overall with this very "colorful" Porsche.
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Porsche 911 Carrera RSR sponsored by Davis Leasing #38 - John Paul - Mid-America 100 Miles 1977 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, other materials and assembly instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE828

This Porsche, with its prominent front apron and massive rear wing, which features body braces to maintain its position, was driven by John Paul to sixth overall in the 1977 Mid America 100.
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Porsche 934 Electrodyne Racing Team #32 - Chester Vincentz + Dave White - Mid Ohio 500 Miles 1979 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, other materials and assembly instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE831

Bought by the American team Electrodyne, the Porsche 934 formerly belonging to Moretti kept the colors of the Momo livery. The car was used by Vincentz in some IMSA championship races in 1979, the kit version being the one corresponding to the Mid Ohio 500.
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Arena Modelli: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Lancia Stratos HF Chardonnet Team #174, 180 - Bernard Darniche + Alain Mah - Tour de France Automobile 1975 and 1977 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions

Arena Modelli Reference: ARE1115

Re-edition of the reference ARE157, which had been sold out for a long time. Its decal sheet allows you to choose to build between the versions of the Lancia Stratos of the Chardonnet team that, driven by the Darniche and Mah couple, competed in the 1975 (number #180) and 1977 (#174) editions of the Tour de France Automobile.
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Print Lab Decals: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Seat Fiat 124 Sport 1600 sponsored by La Regin #171 - Estanislao Reverter + Antonio 'Ventura' Freire - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1972 - water slide decals manufactured with digital technology

Print Lab Decals Reference: PLB2-954912

Decals to make the version of the Seat Fiat 124 Sport 1600 of the Reverter Team (Orense, Spain) in its participation in the legendary Monte Carlo in 1973, doing a great race until they were delayed because of other participants who got stuck in the snow, blocking the way.
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USCP: Transkit 1/24 scale - Nissan 240SX S14 sponsored by Fast and Furious - Letty Ortiz - 3D printed parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, water slide decals manufactured with digital technology and assembly instructions - for Fujimi references FJ03412, ID-84, FJ03422, ID-69, FJ034386, FJ034850, ID-48, 03485, FJ039275, ID-84, 03927 and FJ040431

USCP Reference: 24T060

Little by little the model saga of "the Fast & Furious" is being completed, and now it is time for the Nissan used by the character of Letty Ortiz, played by actress Michelle Rodriguez. The transkit includes everything necessary so that you can transform any of the Fujimi Nissan Silvia S14 references, including the complete body nose, the side skirts and the rear bumper to modify the body of the kit, the headlights in transparent resin, various parts of the interior such as the dashboard, the central tunnel, the seats and door panels, the complete wheels including rubber tires, a photo-etched plate or the necessary set of decals. Do we accelerate?
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KMP Kool Models Production: Snow conversion set 1/24 scale - Hyundai i20 WRC+ - 3D printed parts and water slide decals manufactured with digital technology - for Belkits references BEL014, BEL-014, BEL021 and BEL-021

KMP Kool Models Production Reference: KMP-TK24229

Complete set of wheels to convert the Hyundai i20 WRC+ kits manufactured by Belkits to their snow version. This set includes rims, studded tires and wheel hubs with nuts, with a separate center cap, which can be mounted with a magnet for removal. And to be able to adjust the heights correctly, a suspension set with bushings, springs and shock absorbers is also included, so that those on the kit can be directly replaced without major complications. The result is spectacular!
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Scalecars.Online: Detail up set 1/24 scale - Ford Sierra RS Cosworth - Fuel tank + Trunk - 3D printed parts - for Tamiya references TAM24080 and TAM24081

Scalecars.Online Reference: SCO-R068

Set of parts designed to provide greater realism to the rear of the classic Tamiya kit of the Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth in its transformation to the group A rally version, with its characteristic large fuel tank with a specific design to allow the placement of the spare wheel. The piece that simulates the rear part of the cabin presents exquisite details of the panels, the floor, or the anchors on the suspension turrets. Spectacular!
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Scalecars.Online: Brakes 1/24 scale - Ford Sierra RS Cosworth - 3D printed parts - for Tamiya references TAM24080 and TAM24081

Scalecars.Online Reference: SCO-R069

Detailed brake set for the classic Tamiya kits of the Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth. The set is designed with the measurements fitted by the Sierra in its group A versions used in rallies, allowing the assembly of both front and rear brakes to be made. The components are printed separately, making them easy to paint.
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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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Number Five: Paint for airbrush - Silvia S14 Red - 1 x 30ml - for USCP reference 24T060

Number Five Reference: N5-C199

Pearl red color tone similar to that used on Letty's Nissan 240SX S14 in Fast and Furious. It is the perfect shade to use in the USCP transkit.
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Lancia Delta HF 4WD Jolly Club Team sponsored by Totip #7 - Yves Loubet + Jean-Bernard Vieu - Portugal Rally - Vinho do Porto 1988 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Hasegawa references 20289, 20343, 25005, CR-5, 20573, 25208 and HACR08

Reji Model Reference: REJI-390

In the 1988 season, a second structure, although closely linked to Lancia, also began to use units of the powerful Lancia Delta HF 4WD. Reji Model's fourth option of its transkit for the Delta allows the Jolly Club version to be made in its participation in the 1988 Rally Portugal, where Loubet managed to finish third with the #7 number on its doors. The transkit consists of a complete resin body without the bulky fenders or the bulging hood of other versions, the exterior mirrors, the roof air intakes, photo-etched with the different grilles, the windshield wipers, harness buckles and other details, as well as the decal sheet with the Totip decoration.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Chevrolet Corvette C1 1960 - 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-K829

We are still learning details of this kit of an icon of the American automobile industry, but as a preview, it can be completed in any of its three variants, whether convertible, with a hardtop or with a soft top roof. Among the varied amount of materials included is the carpet inside the cabin, which will come in three colors to be able to reproduce any of the interiors available for the 1960 C1 versions. The tires have the white band pre-painted on the rubber itself, achieving a hyperrealistic finish. I can't wait for it to arrive!
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Scalecars.Online: Detail 1/24 scale - Switches On/Off - 3D printed parts - 40 units

Scalecars.Online Reference: SCO-R001

Base with 40 3D printed units of On/Off switches designed for 1/24 scale models. The switches are delivered on a support prepared to break the walls so that the pieces can be painted more easily.
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Scalecars.Online: Air valve 1/24 scale - Tire valves type 1 - 3D printed parts - 40 units

Scalecars.Online Reference: SCO-R002

Base with 40 3D printed units of tire air valves designed for 1/20 and 1/24 scale models. The valves are delivered on a support prepared to break the walls so that the pieces can be painted more easily.
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Scalecars.Online: Air valve 1/24 scale - Tire valves type 3 - 3D printed parts - 40 units

Scalecars.Online Reference: SCO-R019

Base with 40 3D printed units of tire air valves designed for 1/24 scale models. The valves are delivered on a support prepared to break the walls so that the pieces can be painted more easily.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Porsche 917K Martini International Racing Team #3, 4 - Vic Elford + Grard Larrousse, Helmut Marko + Gijs van Lennep - 1000 Kms Monza 1971 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials and assembly instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K611

Scale kit to assemble the version of the silver Porsche 917K Martini that raced in the 1000 km of Monza in 1971. A complete and detailed kit that includes white metal parts, resin parts, photo-etched parts, vacuum formed parts, turned metal parts, rubber tires with prepainted manufacturer's logos, decals, etc. Once assembled, the model allows you to remove the front and rear hoods, as well as the doors, leaving the complete interior and mechanical parts visible. This reference includes two striking induction ducts at the rear that are located on the rear engine cover.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Porsche 917K John Wyer Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf #1, 2, 19 - Richard Attwood + Herbert Mller, Joseph 'Jo' Siffert + Derek Bell, Pedro Rodriguez + Jackie Oliver - 1000 Kms Monza, 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials and assembly instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K610

Scale kit to be able to assemble the versions of the Porsche 917K of the John Wyer Automotive Engineering team that raced in the events of the 24 hours of Le Mans and the 1000 km of Monza in 1971. A complete and detailed kit that includes white metal parts, parts resin, photo-etched, vacuum-formed, turned metal parts, rubber tires with pre-painted manufacturer's logos, decals, etc. Once assembled, the model allows you to remove the front and rear hoods, as well as the doors, leaving the complete interior and mechanical parts visible. This reference has a different front hood than other teams' cars, with a central air intake under the front window and a different arrangement of the air outlets over the front wheels.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Porsche 917K Martini International Racing Team #22 - Helmut Marko + Gijs van Lennep - 24 Hours Le Mans 1971 - photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials and assembly instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K609

Scale kit to assemble the version of the Martini team that won the 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans. A complete and detailed kit that includes white metal parts, resin parts, photo-etched parts, vacuum formed parts, turned metal parts, rubber tires with prepainted manufacturer's logos, decals, etc. Once assembled, the model allows you to remove the front and rear hoods, as well as the doors, leaving the complete interior and mechanical parts visible. This reference features a front hood with different air intakes for the grilles compared to the previous season's version, in addition to vertical fins that were mounted on the back of the rear hood to improve high-speed stability on the straights.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/12 scale - Porsche 917K Automotive Engineering Team sponsored by Gulf #20, 21 - Joseph 'Jo' Siffert + Brian Redman, Pedro Rodriguez + Leo Kinnunen - 24 Hours Le Mans 1970 - 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-K512

Model kit based on the Porsche 917K used by the Automotive Engineering team during the 1970 Le Mans 24 Hours, with a wider rear hood compared to the one used that same year at Daytona. Neither of the two team cars made it to the finish line. A complete and detailed model that includes white metal and resin parts, photo-etched, vacuum-formed parts, turned metal parts, rubber tires, decals, etc. Once assembled, the model allows you to remove the front and rear hoods, as well as the doors, revealing the complete interior and mechanical parts.
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