Newsletter 601: Better weeks

Better weeks

Better weeks
Every year we go to the Nuremberg Toy Fair, in Germany, eager to see all the new releases that manufacturers offer in plastic models, but this year has been very very very weak in our sector. Nothing new that had not been mentioned several months ago, just the occasional reissue that is almost unnoticed, and that's all friends. Ok then, we get on the plane back to home, we're sure we'll find something to put the smile back in our faces at the SpotModel warehouse. :)

Indeed, the 1/12 scale model of the Lotus 99T has FINALLY arrived, GREAT! But a problem has occurred with the detail-up sets: due to an incident during the ship transit, almost all of them have arrived almost destroyed, so we have to wait again several months until they manufacture and ship new units. We will have to be patient...

What else do we have here? We have received a huge supply from Top Studio, but the products sold out in a single day more or less. So if you haven't had time, you'll have to wait for the next supply.

Anything else? Yes, Zero Paints is overwhelmed by the huge demand and they are not able to produce paint at the rate we all need, so again they have to delay their supplies. Luckily, in this case we still have the Number Five alternative for most of the tones, so you can give them a try (if you haven't done so yet) and for sure they will surprise you for good :-)

Anyway, it is a bittersweet newsletter this week, but instead of stopping us, it makes us want to go on through the storm. If it is not at Nuremberg it will be somewhere else, but at SpotModel we continue looking for the best and newest for you. :D

Top Studio: Clutch 1/12 scale - Suzuki GSX-RR 2020 - photo-etched parts, resin parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM14139 image

Top Studio: Clutch 1/12 scale - Suzuki GSX-RR 2020 - photo-etched parts, resin parts and assembly instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM14139

Top Studio Reference: TD23283

Spectacular and detailed clutch set, composed of resin and photo-etched parts, to replace the much simpler plastic part of the kit. What a change!
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Top Studio: Footpeg 1/12 scale - Suzuki GSX-RR - resin parts - for Tamiya reference TAM14139 image

Top Studio: Footpeg 1/12 scale - Suzuki GSX-RR - resin parts - for Tamiya reference TAM14139

Top Studio Reference: TD23285

Resin parts made in great detail to replace the different footpegs of the Suzuki GSX-RR Tamiya kit.
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Top Studio: Seat 1/12 scale - Suzuki GSX-RR - resin parts - for Tamiya reference TAM14139 image

Top Studio: Seat 1/12 scale - Suzuki GSX-RR - resin parts - for Tamiya reference TAM14139

Top Studio Reference: TD23286

Resin seat to replace the plastic part of the Tamiya kit.
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Top Studio: Piping cord - Black wire 0,8 mm diameter and 2 meters long image

Top Studio: Piping cord - Black wire 0,8 mm diameter and 2 meters long

Top Studio Reference: TD23291

Black wire with a diameter of 0,8 mm, perfect for detailing your assemblies at all scales.
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Top Studio: Pipe - Clear tube 1,0 mm diameter and 2 meters long image

Top Studio: Pipe - Clear tube 1,0 mm diameter and 2 meters long

Top Studio Reference: TD23293

Clear tube with a diameter of 1.0 mm, perfect for detailing your assemblies at all scales.
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Top Studio: Pipe - Translucent tube 1,0 mm diameter and 2 meters long image

Top Studio: Pipe - Translucent tube 1,0 mm diameter and 2 meters long

Top Studio Reference: TD23296

Translucent tube with a diameter of 1.0 mm, perfect for detailing your assemblies at all scales.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Lotus Honda 99T sponsored by Camel #11, 12 - Satoru Nakajima (JP), Ayrton Senna da Silva (BR) - Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix 1987 - water slide decals, placement instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Beemax Model Kits references BX12001, NU-12001 and BX12001 image

Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Lotus Honda 99T sponsored by Camel #11, 12 - Satoru Nakajima, Ayrton Senna da Silva - Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix 1987 - water slide decals, placement instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Beemax Model Kits references BX12001, NU-12001 and BX12001

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D486

This reference is not a complete set of decals, but rather complements those of the Beemax Lotus 99T kit at 1/12 scale. In addition to the tobacco logos, which are not included in the decals of the kit, the numbers for the team's second car, number 11, are included. In addition, the size and font size of some logos on the original decal are corrected . The blue ink color has been adjusted to match the color of the original decals included in the kit.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Lotus Honda 99T sponsored by Camel #11, 12 - Satoru Nakajima (JP), Ayrton Senna da Silva (BR) - Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, USA Detroit Formula 1 Grand Prix 1987 - water slide decals, placement instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Beemax Model Kits references BX12001, NU-12001 and BX12001 image

Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/12 scale - Lotus Honda 99T sponsored by Camel #11, 12 - Satoru Nakajima, Ayrton Senna da Silva - Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, USA Detroit Formula 1 Grand Prix 1987 - water slide decals, placement instructions and tobacco sponsor decals - for Beemax Model Kits references BX12001, NU-12001 and BX12001

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D487

This reference is a complete set of decals to replace the original ones of the Beemax Lotus 99T kit at 1/12 scale. This sheet of decals not only focuses on reproducing more accurately the logos of the version to which the kit makes reference (1987 Monaco Grand Prix), but also includes the missing logos and the numbers for the second unit with number 11. Furthermore, like any single-seater, the evolution of the car itself caused changes in the shapes of the Lotus 99T and, therefore, in their logos. The versions that this decal sheet allows to make are number #11 in the Belgian GP, numbers #11 and #12 from the Monaco GP and number #12 from the Detroit GP.
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ScaleLab 24: Detail up set 1/20 scale - Porsche 935 Turbo - CNC metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts and seatbelt fabric - for Tamiya references TAM20005 and TAM20070 image

ScaleLab 24: Detail up set 1/20 scale - Porsche 935 Turbo - CNC metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts and seatbelt fabric - for Tamiya references TAM20005 and TAM20070

ScaleLab 24 Reference: SL02-038

ScaleLab 24 has prepared a complete detailing set for the 1/20 scale Tamiya kit of the Porsche 935 Turbo, recently re-released. Included in the set you will find 3 photo-etched plates, the central wheel nuts in metal, the toggle switches, the fabric to simulate the driver's harnesses and even a new tank made of resin. What are you waiting for to get yours?
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ScaleLab 24: Detail up set 1/20 scale - Porsche 935 K2 - CNC metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts and seatbelt fabric - for Tamiya references TAM20008 and TAM20071 image

ScaleLab 24: Detail up set 1/20 scale - Porsche 935 K2 - CNC metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts and seatbelt fabric - for Tamiya references TAM20008 and TAM20071

ScaleLab 24 Reference: SL02-039

ScaleLab 24 has prepared a complete detailing set for the 1/20 scale Tamiya kit of Vaillant Porsche 935 K2, recently re-edited. Included in the set you will find 3 photo-etched plates, the central wheel nuts in metal, the toggle switches, the fabric to simulate the driver's harnesses and even a new tank made of resin. The perfect complement!
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Norev: Diecast model car 1/18 scale - Porsche 911 GT3 RS GT Silver Metallic 2022 - metal parts, plastic parts and rubber parts image

Norev: Diecast model car 1/18 scale - Porsche 911 GT3 RS GT Silver Metallic 2022 - metal parts, plastic parts and rubber parts

Norev Reference: NOR-187357

Metal-mounted model of the spectacular Porsche 911 992 GT3 RSR, finished in metallic GT silver. The model has perfect proportions, a high level of detail and an excellent finish, also allowing the opening of both the doors and the front hood.
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Norev: Diecast model car 1/18 scale - Porsche 911 GT3 RS Ice Grey 2022 - metal parts, plastic parts and rubber parts image

Norev: Diecast model car 1/18 scale - Porsche 911 GT3 RS Ice Grey 2022 - metal parts, plastic parts and rubber parts

Norev Reference: NOR-187359

Metal-mounted model of the spectacular Porsche 911 992 GT3 RSR, finished in Ice grey. The model has perfect proportions, a high level of detail and an excellent finish, also allowing the opening of both the doors and the front hood.
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Norev: Diecast model car 1/18 scale - Porsche 911 GT3 RS 2022 Blanc 2022 - metal parts, plastic parts and rubber parts image

Norev: Diecast model car 1/18 scale - Porsche 911 GT3 RS 2022 Blanc 2022 - metal parts, plastic parts and rubber parts

Norev Reference: DIE-59714

Metal-mounted model of the spectacular Porsche 911 992 GT3 RSR, finished in white, probably the most typical color of sports vehicles. The model has perfect proportions, a high level of detail and an excellent finish, also allowing the opening of both the doors and the front hood.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Abarth Record Monza Roosevelt Auto Team #62, 63, 64 - Lanzo Cussini (IT) + Remo Cattini (IT), Mario Poltronieri (IT) + Alfonso Thiele (IT), Bill Rutan (US) + Ray Cuomo (US) + Paul Richards (US) - 12 Hours Sebring 1959 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials and assembly instructions image

Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Abarth Record Monza Roosevelt Auto Team #62, 63, 64 - Lanzo Cussini + Remo Cattini, Mario Poltronieri + Alfonso Thiele, Bill Rutan + Ray Cuomo + Paul Richards - 12 Hours Sebring 1959 - metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, white metal parts, other materials and assembly instructions

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-LK001

This kit from the MFH "Lightweight" series allows you to choose between the three units of the Abarth Record Monza that participated in the 1959 12 Hours of Sebring, each one in a different color. The number #62 with the red body finished in 29th place, the number #63 with the Aqua body finished in 32nd place, and the number #64 with the white body finished in the 28th position. For which do you decide?
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Nissan Skyline GT-R LM Nismo Team sponsored by Clarion #23 - Kazuyoshi Hoshino (JP) + Toshio Suzuki (JP) + Masahiko Kageyama (JP) - 24 Hours Le Mans 1995 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM24161 image

Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Nissan Skyline GT-R LM Nismo Team sponsored by Clarion #23 - Kazuyoshi Hoshino + Toshio Suzuki + Masahiko Kageyama - 24 Hours Le Mans 1995 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM24161

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D495

This reference has been designed to replace the decals of the Tamiya kit. Shunko has modified some of the logos by correcting errors and adjusting sizes. The decal configuration is designed to paint most of the pink areas of the body, including in the instructions the paint combination to make the fluorescent pink.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Nissan Skyline GT-R LM Nismo Team sponsored by Keep the Dream Alive #22 - Hideo Fukuyama (JP) + Masahiko Kondo (JP) + Syunji Kasuya (JP) - 24 Hours Le Mans 1995 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM24161 image

Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Nissan Skyline GT-R LM Nismo Team sponsored by Keep the Dream Alive #22 - Hideo Fukuyama + Masahiko Kondo + Syunji Kasuya - 24 Hours Le Mans 1995 - water slide decals and placement instructions - for Tamiya reference TAM24161

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D496

In the 1995 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans the Nismo team fielded two units of the Nissan Skyline GT-R LM. This decal sheet allows you to reproduce the unit with number #22, which managed to finish the race in tenth position.
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Top Studio: Chain set 1/12 scale - Yamaha YZR-M1 2009 - metal parts, photo-etched parts and turned metal parts - for Tamiya references TAM14117, TAM14119, TAM14120 and TAM14128 image

Top Studio: Chain set 1/12 scale - Yamaha YZR-M1 2009 - metal parts, photo-etched parts and turned metal parts - for Tamiya references TAM14117, TAM14119, TAM14120 and TAM14128

Top Studio Reference: TD23067

Photo-etched and turned metal parts chain to assemble link by link, like real chains, perfect to replace the plastic part included in the kit. Get maximum realism in your model!
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Solido: Diecast model car 1/18 scale - Opel Omega Evo 500 sponsored by Jagermeister #66 - Peter Oberndorfer (DE) - DTM 1991 - metal parts, plastic parts and rubber parts image

Solido: Diecast model car 1/18 scale - Opel Omega Evo 500 sponsored by Jagermeister #66 - Peter Oberndorfer - DTM 1991 - metal parts, plastic parts and rubber parts

Solido Reference: S1809703

Before the appearance of the Calibra, Opel began its participation in the German DTM with the powerful, but also bulky and heavy Opel Omega Evo. In addition to the official team, several private teams had units of the German manufacturer's new weapon, as was the case of the Schübel team, which also had the always attractive Jagermeister colours. It was not a great season in terms of results for Opel, as demonstrated by the fact that only with his sixth place in the second round of the race held on the Alemannenring circuit did Peter Oberndorfer manage to stay ahead of the “official” drivers in the final championship standings.
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Solido: Diecast model car 1/18 scale - BMW E30 M3 Sport Evo Black 1990 - metal parts, plastic parts and rubber parts

Solido Reference: S1801501

Regardless of whether the BMW M3 E30 is becoming a cult model, there are even more special and essential versions for collectors of the brand. The need to homologate new elements for its Group A versions forced BMW to launch the Sport Evo version of the M3, of which only 600 units were manufactured between the months of December 1989 and March 1990. This version was differentiated by its front spoiler and rear spoiler both adjustable, its thinner windows and its smaller fuel tank, all with a view to reducing the weight of the car and improving its aerodynamic configuration possibilities on the track. The Sport Evo version is also distinguished by its decorative strip on the bumpers.
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Solido: Diecast model car 1/18 scale - Peugeot 205 Rallye 1.3L MK1 1988 - metal parts, plastic parts and rubber parts

Solido Reference: S1801701

With this version Peugeot had two main objectives. The first, to have an intermediate version between the GT version and the powerful GTI, and the second, and perhaps more important, to launch an affordable version for those drivers with sporting pretensions, but for whom the GTI was not accessible due to price. Without a doubt, the recipe became a commercial success. The Rallye, with its evocative name, was only available in Meije white, which also extended to the 13-inch sheet metal wheels. The stripes with the colors of the Peugeot Talbot Sport were an indication of what the 205 Rallye, with its 103 horsepower and weight of 805 kilos, was capable of doing in curved areas where the handbrake became a very useful tool.
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Solido: Diecast model car 1/18 scale - Peugeot 205 MK1 GTI 1.9L Vallelunga Red 1988 - metal parts, plastic parts and rubber parts image

Solido: Diecast model car 1/18 scale - Peugeot 205 MK1 GTI 1.9L Vallelunga Red 1988 - metal parts, plastic parts and rubber parts

Solido Reference: S1801702

In the eighties the three letters 'GTI' meant the holy grail of automobiles and that of drivers with sporty tastes. The arrival of the 1.9L and 130 horsepower engine made the Peugeot 205 GTI one of the most desired and popular models among sports car fans.
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Solido: Diecast model car 1/18 scale - BMW M3 E36 Coupe Estoril Blue 1990 - metal parts, plastic parts and rubber parts

Solido Reference: S1803901

Collectible model car of the BMW M3 E36, which not only had incredible features, but was also beautiful, as demonstrated when it obtained the title of "most beautiful car of the year 1991". This model comes finished in the traditional and exclusive BMW Estoril Blue color.
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Solido: Diecast model car 1/18 scale - Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R Bayside Blue 1999 - metal parts, plastic parts and rubber parts

Solido Reference: S1804306

The R34 is nothing more and nothing less than the tenth generation of the Skyline. This model, famous for its appearances in films such as the Fast & Furious saga, comes finished in the beautiful Bayside Blue color.
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Solido: Diecast model car 1/18 scale - Porsche 935 Moby Dick Martini Racing Porsche System Team #43 - Manfred Schurti (LI) + Rolf Stommelen (DE) - 24 Hours Le Mans 1978 - metal parts, plastic parts and rubber parts image

Solido: Diecast model car 1/18 scale - Porsche 935 Moby Dick Martini Racing Porsche System Team #43 - Manfred Schurti + Rolf Stommelen - 24 Hours Le Mans 1978 - metal parts, plastic parts and rubber parts

Solido Reference: S1805401

Despite "only" finishing in eighth position, the Porsche 935 “Moby Dick” driven by Manfred Schurti and Rolf Stommelen became a legend at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Wearing the famous Martini Racing colors, the 935/78 was an icon of how far the Group 5s could go, competing head-to-head with the Group 6 prototypes.
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Solido: Diecast model car 1/18 scale - Aston Martin DB5 Silver Birch 1964 - metal parts, plastic parts and rubber parts image

Solido: Diecast model car 1/18 scale - Aston Martin DB5 Silver Birch 1964 - metal parts, plastic parts and rubber parts

Solido Reference: S1807101

The Aston Martin DB5, especially if it is finished in Silver Brich, always reminds us of its scenes with the most famous secret agent. But beyond this, the DB5 is also for many the brand's most emblematic model and one of the most beautiful English cars ever made.
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Solido: Diecast model car 1/18 scale - Peugeot 306 Maxi sponsored by Bardahl #4 - Sebastien Loeb (FR) + Daniel Elena (MC) - Mont-Blanc Rally 2021 - metal parts, plastic parts and rubber parts image

Solido: Diecast model car 1/18 scale - Peugeot 306 Maxi sponsored by Bardahl #4 - Sebastien Loeb + Daniel Elena - Mont-Blanc Rally 2021 - metal parts, plastic parts and rubber parts

Solido Reference: DIE-59710

Since 2017, nine-time World Champion Sébastien Loeb has competed in his Peugeot 306 Maxi one or two races a year. In 2021, on the occasion of the Mont-Blanc Rally, the 306 Maxi had a new look with a much more modern decoration under the colours of a well-known energy drink brand.
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Solido: Diecast model car 1/18 scale - Ford Puma Rally1 Hybrid M-Sport Ford WRT Team sponsored by Castrol #19 - Sebastien Loeb (FR) + Isabelle Galmiche (FR) - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 2022 - metal parts, plastic parts and rubber parts image

Solido: Diecast model car 1/18 scale - Ford Puma Rally1 Hybrid M-Sport Ford WRT Team sponsored by Castrol #19 - Sebastien Loeb + Isabelle Galmiche - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 2022 - metal parts, plastic parts and rubber parts

Solido Reference: DIE-59711

In January 2022, the World Rally Championship changed its regulations, replacing the WRCs with the new “Rally1” cars, giving rise to the hybrid era. But what did not change were the protagonists of the victory, Sébastien Loeb and Sébastien Ogier. After a magnificent battle between “the two Sebs”, Loeb ended up winning the 2022 Monte Carlo Rally, achieving his eighth victory in Monte-Carlo, in which it was also his first rally driving the Ford and in his first rally with Isabelle Galmiche as co-pilot. A historic moment in many ways!
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Ixo Collections: Car scale model kit 1/8 scale - Nissan GT-R 2011 - metal parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, other materials and assembly instructions image

Ixo Collections: Car scale model kit 1/8 scale - Nissan GT-R 2011 - metal parts, plastic parts, rubber parts, other materials and assembly instructions

Ixo Collections Reference: IXC.NSN.FK

Perhaps because they are built with more logic and less from passion, some of the Japanese supercars do not have the same cachet as the models of some other supercar brands, but what is widely demonstrated is that at the level of performance, the Japanese have nothing to envy the most renowned European models. And the Nissan GT-R, heir to the almighty Skyline, equipped with a powerful 3.8-liter biturbo V6 engine, was a monster. The kit contains approximately 515 plastic and metal parts, all of them pre-painted and ready to be assembled. Once the assembly is completed, the doors open revealing their interior, as does the engine hood and the trunk lid. As is usual in Ixo Collections models, it has functions to control the engine sound and the activation of the front and rear lights. An exceptional reproduction with extreme attention to detail.
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Scale Motorsport: Carbon fiber decal 1/24 scale - Crushed Carbon Fiber Pewter Metallic - water slide decals image

Scale Motorsport: Carbon fiber decal 1/24 scale - Crushed Carbon Fiber Pewter Metallic - water slide decals

Scale Motorsport Reference: SM1924

High definition decal sheet that recreates a carbon fiber metallic shredded pattern. The decal is designed to be used in other scales as well. Sheet measurements 12 x 18 cm.
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