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FSW Weekly Edition #07/2021

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All of this week's new arrivals, re-stocks & sale items are detailed in the FSW Weekly #07/2021 PDF here!

 

After last week’s slightly delayed news, we’re back on schedule and there have been deliveries from a fair number of suppliers. We’ll begin with 18th scale and in resincast there are new releases from Tecnomodel of the 1987 prototype Ferrari 408 offering three colour options for the two cars made! (The red and yellow are the original colours). Rather more attainable in full-sized form is Norev’s latest subject, one I certainly wanted as a young driver, the Ford Fiesta XR2. If racing cars are more your thing then we look to Schuco and its recently released Porsche 550, depicting the class-winning 1955 Le Mans entry of  Polensky and Von Frankenberg, who finished fourth overall.

Porsche 550 4th Le Mans 1955 #37 Polensky/Von Frankenberg 1:18 - Reference SHU00334

ACO Le Mans Annual 2020 - Reference ACO2020

 

For kit builders, Top Studio's sent through a shipment of its excellent detailing parts including a new set for the radiators and electronics on Tamiya’s Williams FW14B. The initial delivery sold out in transit, but can of course be backordered for the next delivery and we were also able to top up our stocks of some of the more generic parts. For kit builders in 1:43, Tameo’s latest delivery includes restocks of various kits and detailing parts and also a new release with a difference. A new Ferrari from Tameo is no great surprise, but a road car certainly is, with the latest being the beautiful Ferrari 400 Superamerica! One delivery that we have been expecting for several weeks has been of the Official 2020 Le Mans annual, the shipment having been stuck in customs since mid-January, but we are pleased to say that it has now arrived along with Porsche Sport, Automobile Year and an Allard history.  

 

Last week we saw some interesting pre-owned hand builts and we have more such rarities for you this week. Most are in 1:43 and include older GPM Studio builds along with a few very rare BBR pieces, the 2003 Le Mans winning Bentley signed by all three drivers and, in 1:24, a John Haynes model of the Moss/Fangio Mercedes 300SLR from Le Mans 1955. We also have a collection of 1:43 Fiat 131 Abarth and Lancia Stratos diecast Solido models professionally hand built back in the 1980s. Back to new releases and Ixo offers several new diecast subjects with an interesting selection of classic road cars and also a 2020 Monte Carlo rally entry. TrueScale's also got a number of new releases this week with GT3 Bentleys from the 2019 Spa 24 Hours along with Bentley, Aston Martin and Corvette road cars.

Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray 2020 Orange - Reference TSM430495

If you missed it, here is the previous edition of FSW Weekly, the current Future Production listings, Sale Department and our Rarities Department too.

Last weekend's Daytona 500 saw plenty of incident, with a huge accident early on which brought out the red flags and then another pile up on the final lap, leaving a surprise winner. If you missed it, the Official NASCAR Youtube channel has a full replay free to watch. There’s another NASCAR race from Daytona to look forward to this weekend and for those looking to Formula1, the 2021 car launches have started, McLaren the first to break cover with the new Mercedes powered MCL35M.  Meanwhile, over in Abu Dhabi the 2021 Asian F3 & Le Mans Series complete the championship trail.

This Week's Headlines

18 February

Rarities 4: how about a collection of 1:43 Fiat 131 Abarth and Lancia Stratos diecast Solido models professionally hand built back in the 1980s? Most have stood up remarkably well, others need some of your TLC...

Marsh Aerotech: another "it's been a while" moment so we are very pleased to offer the cracking 1:32 resin/metal kit of the 1929 Schneider Trophy Savoia Marchetti S65 racing aircraft...

Tameo: today we received a very unusual 1:43 metal kit from this brand, a road car Ferrari 400 Superamerica! It's not the first in its catalogue but it has been many, many years...

Komakai: adding to last week's announcement of the new "Fast Guide" BMW M8GTE are Porsche 935/78 "Moby Dick" & Lotus 97T in "Fast" & "Ultra Guide" forms respectively. All should be with us next week...

17 February

Esval: suggests March/April delivery for its new 1:43 Devon GTX, Invicta Black Prince & Oldsmobile Super Holiday resincast models...

Ixo: working on 1:43 Elba rally winning Warmbold VW Beetle, 1990 RAC Mitsubishi Galant, Ralliart Mercedes service van & 1:18 TdC winning Delecour Ford Escort and Four-Wheeled Trailer...

16 February

Rarities 3: another collection of hand built models this time the majority are factory built, rare and never been out of their boxes - Historic Replicas, BBR, Miniature du Chateau, SRC, Signed Editions, SMTS etc. & 2003 Le Mans annual too...

Great Iconic Models: 1:43 models of the 1971 Lincoln Mk3 in metallic brown and metallic green are due during week 8...

Goldvarg: update suggests we should see its 1:43 1962 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Fiesta Wagon models next week...

Cult Scale Models: next week we expect to see the release of the 1:18 kerbside resincast 1963 Saab 95 models to be available in either red or two-tone blue & white...

Decalcas: not often a major development comes along these days but here comes one - Textured Decals! Four textures available and we quote "Completely different from any other product on the market. The most important feature is that they include 3D patterns with volume and texture, changing the looks as light falls on them at different angles. These decals can be varnished, or receive the application of pigments and acrylic paint over them, as well as weathering techniques, washing, etc... They are suitable for practically all scales, and their applications are truly endless: enriching the texture of the flat bottoms of racing cars, simulating the polyester fibers inside the fairings of racing motorcycles, recreating the carbon fibre patterns from the beginning of the 80s, adding textures to vehicle interiors, enhancing the realism of engine parts , etc. They can even be used in other fields of scale modelling (armoured cars, airplanes, figures, fantasy, etc.)"...

15 February

New Books: If anyone can explain printed paper held in Brexit customs for three weeks I would love to hear. Maybe the invoice "... not in English" is a reason but that's another story entirely. Anyway, finally the "ACO LE Mans Annual 2020" is here along with "Porsche Sport 2020", "Automobile Year #68" & "Allard"...

TrueScale: 1:43 Aston Martin, Bentley and Corvette are the focus of today's delivery with DBX, Vanquish Zagato Continental Coupe & Convertible, Spa 2019 GT3s & C8 Stingray all arrived...

Schuco: detailed 1:18 diecast Porsche 550 Spyder that finished 4th at Le Mans 1955 is now available...

Ixo: mixes Camilli 2020 Citroen C3 R5 & Talbot Sunbeam Lotus in all white with road Ford Sierra Estate, Ford Taunus, Jaguar XJ12C, Simca 1100 & Mk1 Golf Cabriolet 1:43 diecast models...

Norev: 1:18 diecast Ford Fiesta XR2 Mk1 - a happy reminder of days charging around London young, free & single...

Tecnomodel: has released its 1:18 resincast kerbside model of the 1987 Ferrari 408 concept available in either red, yellow or white...

Top Studio: by the time this delivery arrived from HK, our stock of the latest Tamiya 1:12 Williams FW14B detailing set for the radiators and ECUs had all been taken up! More will be on the way...

12 February

FSW Weekly: Welcome to a slightly late FSW Weekly. Just a few for you this week, but some beauties among them. For Formula 1 fans there are new releases from Minichamps in both 1:18 and 1:43 scales. Matrix look after the classic road car collectors with several very elegant models of Pegaso, Delahaye and Cadillac subjects and, a little unusual for us, we have some collections of pre-owned hand built models offering a great selection of classic Le Mans and other sports racing cars. There’s loads to enjoy on the new announcements too, so get those pre-orders in to avoid missing out. Click through now...

Rarities 2: a collection of pre-owned professionally hand built Starter, Provence Moulage, Marsh (factory built), MCM etc. 1:43 Le Mans winners. All have been on display and some need a little aftercare!...

Matrix: a delivery! Brexit customs and Chinese New Year are slowing things right down. Here we have two versions 1937 Cadillac V16 S90 FW Coupe, two 1939 Delahaye 135MS Grand Sport Roadster Figoni & Falaschi & one 1953 Pegaso Z102 Cupola Coupe...

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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