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FSW Weekly Edition 07/2018

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This week's FSW Weekly #07/2018 latest arrivals news is here!

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We’ve been a bit side-tracked with getting the site up and running but there have been a few arrivals. We’ll start with kits and, having taken a break CP Models are back with a selection of classic F1 subjects. Yesterday we had a surprise visit from Andrew Lee of RPM Models and he dropped in a couple of new kit releases along with a fair few backorders. The new releases include a service van for rally fans and the hugely successful ‘Old Nail’ Vauxhall Firenza driven by Gerry Marshall. Hand builts will follow soon and he tells us he has many other projects on the go about which we will be able to go public soon.

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One new hand built this week comes from Formula Models, with a very limited edition release of the Lotus 95T raced by Mansell at a very wet Monaco GP in 1984. Staying with F1, but bringing us rather more up to date, Minichamps has released a 1:43 resincast model of the 2017 Renault tested by Robert Kubica in Hungary.

On to road cars and our sole large scale arrival this week is from Cult Scale Models. After a slow start this range is really getting going with regular new releases, the latest of which is the 1986 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato. In 1:43 resincast, Autocult have a typically eccentric selection of new subjects with a Borgward taxi prototype, the Covington Tiburon and a Velam microcar built for speed record attempts! Matrix too has three new releases, with an Aston DB6 in a rather unusual shade of yellow and two new Mercedes, a pre-war factory cabriolet and a, errm, distinctive modified 600 ‘Grosser’.

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If you missed it, here is the last edition of FSW Weekly.

Motorsport-wise, this weekend sees the WRC visit the forests of Sweden and it looks like we’ll be seeing plenty of typical snowy action. In Florida things should be rather warmer and drier for one of the biggest events on the calendar, NASCAR’s Daytona 500. To celebrate the first of the big 'saloon' car series kicking off, we have a flash sale for one week only with 15% off our Touring Car & NASCAR stock.

With F1 testing due to start in a couple of weeks, it is time for the unveiling of the new machines. Haas revealed their VF18 yesterday (looks like a rendering to our untrained eyes), with the Williams due to break cover in the next few hours. Red Bull follow on Monday with the other teams adding their offerings during the week.  

This Week's Headlines

15 February

Schuco: roll out initial 2018 catalogue showing both 1:43 diecast and resincast models in the Pro-R brand...

Spark: huge announcement of both delivery date updates and new 1:43 models covering all you favourite collecting themes...

Autocult: add Oldsmobile Golden Rocket, Jeep FC150 Pickup and Mercedes sightseeing bus made to look like a river boat, all 1:43 resincast models...

RPM Models: two new resin/metal 1:432 kits released are Bedford CF DTV rally service van and Gerry Marshall's Vauxhall Firenze 'Old Nail'...

14 February

Cult Scale Models: deliver handsome 1:18 model of the 1986 Aston Martin Zagato Coupe...

Matrix: today we have received 1:43 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage, Mercedes 770K Cabriolet and 600 Buchmann resincast models...

CP Models: restart of this 1:43 resin/metal kit brand with several reissues plus new De Angelis Shadow DN9B from USA/Race of Champions 1979...

13 February

CMC: updated 2018 future production catalogue with retail prices...

Minichamps: it's all 1:43 Formula 1 in this delivery with Ericsson, Wehlein & Giovinazzi Saubers, Nakajima Lotus, Schumacher Benetton and Hamilton Mercedes...

Norev: variety of road car subjects released in both 1:43 and 1:18 scales...

Ixo: cover a wide range of disciplines with their latest 1:43 diecasts releases...

Spark: we have a typically broad selection of subjects covering classic F1, classic and modern Le Mans, the WRC, Dakar, MotoGP and road cars...

Esval Models: several new resincast release with Stutz, Pegaso, Studebaker, Victress and Tucker all represented...

12 February

Evrat: limited edition 1:43 miniatures of Delages with coachwork by Fernandez & Darrin now arrived...

Tameo: we have stock of Mario Andretti's Lotus 80 from the 1979 Spanish GP as a limited edition 1:43 hand built model...

Racer Wake: we have the most famous '3-pointers' of them all, the Ferrari-powered Arno XI racing boat as a 1:43 hand built model...

SilverLine: deliver 1982 British GP-winning McLaren MP4-1B 1:43 metal kits...

 

GCAM: several more kits for Le Mans collectors covering, as usual, some of the lesser known machines from the race...

Tin Wizard: interesting selection of new and restocked kits from them including some very handy machine tools for diorama builders...

Keeping In Touch

To keep yourself completely up to date visit the Future Production list regularly as there is a constant flow of additional products which all qualify for our 5% online pre-order discount off the price and with daily deliveries here at GPM you can keep yourself up to date with what's newly arrived by book marking the New Arrivals section. Alternatively check us out on social media:

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