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FSW Weekly Edition 25/2018

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This week's FSW Weekly #25/2018 latest arrivals news PDF is here!

As we look at the list of new releases for the past seven days, it’s been a good week for kit builders. Hiro has released its high detail 1:12 Ferrari 250LM with various race options available across several kits, including of course the 1965 Le Mans winner. It also has a new Le Mans winner in 1:43 with the Mazda 787B offered as a full detail release. On the same theme, Studio 27 has reprinted their 787 decal sheets which arrive along with carbon sets for Tamiya’s classic Porsche GT1 release and their recent Ferrari SF70H but it is its latest 1:43 kits which we find most interesting this time around with three different race versions of the 2017 World Championship-winning Mercedes W08. 

Mercedes W08 1st UK 2017 Hamilton/Bottas Reference STUFD43040

Datsun 260Z Safari 1975 #16 Dinkelacker Bier Reference SEC036

There’s more in kit form from the Tameo stable with the release in the SilverLine range of the Ferrari 312 with which Chris Amon finished second in the 1968 British GP. We’ve a couple of new books, the pick of these, in our view, is a comprehensive look at the Jaguar E-Type in competition, from the earliest production races to the mod-sports machines of the 1970s and 80s. On to hand built models and from BBR we see two new colour options of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV, both in 1:43, while in 1:18 we have an impressive rendering of the Ferrari 500 Superfast built for Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. We also welcome a new 1:43 hand built range, Second Chance Models, the first offering we see from them being a well proportioned miniature of a Datsun 240Z from the Safari Rally..

There’s a fair amount of variety from the Chinese factories this week too. In 1:43 there are resincast releases of a Lincoln Zephyr and 1979 Ford Fiesta rally car from Neo. There’s a Fiesta rally car from Ixo too, this time from last year and this appears among several colourful GT Porsches and a well-finished Lotus Formula 1 race transporter. Oxford has new colour options on their Rolls Royce Silver Dawn and Aston Martin Vantage V12 and we also see a new colour variant of Almost Real’s excellent Mercedes AMG GT-R. Finally we move to 1:18 and a new release from CMC in the form of a fully detailed chassis for the magnificent Lancia D50 (although the modern seat belts are a rather strange and unnecessary addition! A sharp scalpel should fix the problem.). 

Lancia Ferrari D50 Chassis 1955 1:18 Reference CMCM198

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

So, Toyota has done it last and won the  Le Mans 24hrs. It was a dominant display and there were good battles in LMP2 for the lower positions and a totally absorbing battle throughout the GT field. At the time of writing, there is controversy in LMP2 with the class winning car and two others facing disqualification for fuel rig irregularities, appeals to be submitted by the end of the week. Whatever the outcome, we are looking forward to the models already and there are plenty of colourful machines. Thanks to Luxembourg-based photographers ‘FeNic’ & ‘MaJoNic’ we have photos of all of the runners and riders now on our site and we are taking pre-orders. This weekend we look forward to the return of the French GP to the Formula 1 calendar, the race coming from a revised Paul Ricard circuit which, with long straights and big braking zones will hopefully give us some overtaking action. Hopefully!

This Week's Headlines

21 June

Looksmart: is hurrying through the 2017 Le Mans Ferrari 488GTE 1:43 models, next week Krohn and Spirit of Race entries will be delivered...

Spark: due next week are 1:43 are road Bentley, KTM & Mercedes, Nurburgring 24hrs BMW GT3s, Macau Mercedes GT3s, JTCC Honda, WRC Fiesta, WEC Toyota winner, Zivko air racer, F1 Embassy-Hill, Larrousse, Lola, Matra, Vanwall, Zakspeed and James Hunt Hesketh Dutch GP winner which looks to be top of many collector's lists...

Almost Real: troubled by swapping its model colours between announcement and delivery - here's the Mercedes AMG GTR lineup now...

Oxford: 1:43 diecast Rolls Royce Silver Dawn & Aston martin V8 Vantage S are realeased in new colours...

CMC: masters of the 1:18 premium diecast universe deliver the beautifully detailed Lancia D50 chassis and reissue its classic Bugatti T35...

20 June

Hiro: go pink by reissuing the 1:24 Porsche 917/20 'Pink Pig' and adding it in 1:12 (Oooo!), add 1:12 McLaren M26s and 1:9 Brough stuff too...

Books: two interesting new Jaguar titles arrived are 'Jaguar, From The Shop Floor' & Jaguar E-Type racing Cars'...

Hiro: release highly detailed resin/metal kits of 1:43 Le Mans 1991 Mazda 787Bs & 1:12 Le Mans 1965 Ferrari 250LMs...

Le Mans 2018: thanks to the Fenic & Majonic crew, we now have images for each of the cars from this year's race...

19 June

Studio 27: big news is the arrival of its 1:43 metal kits of Lewis Hamilton's 2017 Mercedes W08 Championship winner plus templated carbon decals for Ferrari SF70H & Porsche GT1 and reissues of various decals and photoetched detailing sets...

Neo: batch of new 1:43 resincast models are Clark Monte Carlo Gr2 Ford Fiesta, Lincoln Zephyr Coupe, Bentley Flying Star Touring & Audi 200 Quattro 20v...

Ixo: release JPS Lotus Volvo transporter, Daytona & Nurburgring 24hr Porsches and 2018 Nissan Leaf 1:43 diecast models...

18 June

Platz: is apparently planning the release of two more versions of its excellent BMW M6 1:24 plastic kit - 2016 Monza 3hrs & 2017 Nurburgring 24hrs Falken...

Beemax: confirm its 1:24 plastic Porsche 935K2 kit as the 1977 DRM Vaillant sponsored version...

Books: coming before the end of this years, another in the fabulous series of 'Formula 1, Car-by-Car' this one on the 1980s, then works on Schlumpf, Lang Cooper & Lotus Europa. All good stuff!...

SilverLine: delivers its top class metal kit of the Ickx/Amon Ferrari 312 from the British Grand Prix 1968...

BBR: release 1:18 Ferrari 500 Superfast and red Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio models in 1:43...

15 June

Spark: it's been a while but here's another its super transporters, this the 1960's Bedford used by Team Lotus...

JPS: announce a 1:43 painted resin kit of the 5th placed Matra MS630 Le Mans 1969 driven by Vaccarella & Guichet...

FSW Weekly: has been published with the week's news, details of the week's deliveries & we look forward to this weekend's Le Mans 24hrs...

Goldvarg Collection: 1:43 Americana are the classics 1965 Ford F100, 1960 Mercury Park Lane & 1953 Ford Country Squire models each offered in a choice of two colours...

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