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FSW Weekly Edition 31/2018

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This week's FSW Weekly #31/2018 latest arrivals news PDF is here!

 

Spark are really getting back into the swing of things lately and there have been a significant number of new releases from them over the last week. Many of these are in the national series, with the Spa dn Nurburgring 24 Hour races featuring prominently, but there is also plenty in the regular range with several Formula E machines, modern rally and rallycross cars and a great selection of classic Le Mans and sports racing subjects. Spark has always said that the Le Mans winners series would remain available, although there can be delays while new production is realised and there are many restocks on this theme too. Staying on the Le Mans theme, Looksmart finally released the last of the Ferrari 488s from the 2017 event and it has saved, visually at least, the best until last with the spectacularly liveried Clearwater Racing machine arriving alongside the 2017 Bathurst 12 Hours winner.

Ferrari 488 GTE Le Mans 2017 #60 Clearwater Racing Reference MRCLSLM071

Ferrari 315S 1st Mille Miglia 1957 1:18 Reference BBRC18007

 

A hot subject for collectors for the past couple of years has been the Ford GT and if you have bought, or are thinking of buying one of the many kits of this car made, be it by Hiro, Profil 24 or even Revell, the latest in Komakai’s series of excellent detail photo guides covers the race car as it appeared in 2016 to help you add those final touches. We’ve no new kits or accessories for you this time, although there are plenty that have been added to our sale items and we have had announcements of future production from SilverLine with an Arrows FA1 and a surprise contact from Yowmodellini, who tell us there is a parcel on the way (the first for quite some time). We do have hand built models though and arrived from BBR we see a new colour variant of the popular Ferraro Portofino and in 1:18, an imposing model of Taruffi’s 1957 Mille Miglia winning Ferrari.

 

Onto the final straight and there are more hand builts from GCAM, with nicely finished miniatures of unusual Stanguelli and Renault race cars from Le Mans in the 1950s. Our final delivery as we were preparing this week’s news comes from Ebbro, with a selection of machines from the 2017 Japanese Super GT series  (plus a handful of back orders). All are colourful machines, but we have to admit to being suckers for a good Red Bull livery!

Lexus LC500 Super GT500 2017 #37 Red Bull Reference EBB45520

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

Please note that all next week and into the first couple of days of the week after (6th to 14th inclusive), GPM will be closed for annual holiday.  We think we deserve a few days away to play planes, trains, automobiles, karts, boats, bikes and more and will return refreshed and invigorated to serve you better (honestly!)...  But, before we go, the highlight of this weekend is, of course, Grand Prix Models open Saturday so please pop along between 12 and 5pm. 

Lewis Hamilton entered the summer break with the upper hand, leading Vettel by 24 points after the Hungarian GP, a race most (including Mercedes) thought Ferrari would win. It was no great surprise that a BMW won the Spa 24 Hours for the third year in succession, although the privateer Walkenhorst team weren’t the ones most expected to see on the top step. The winning cars was a colourful one, as were many more down the field and we will no doubt see models announced from various sources over the coming weeks. A win for Ott Tanak and relatively poor weekends for Neuville and Ogier means that the WRC title is developing into a three horse race.

Now, to keep you occupied while we’re not around, how about a look at some inspired car modelling with adifference. Enjoy!

 

This Week's Headlines

2 August

Oxford: new colours of previously released Aston Martin, Austin, Rolls Royce & SS Jaguar plus new electric Taxi will be released during week 33...

Norev: has produced a list of 1:18 & 1:43 diecast model future production to take us to early next year. Includes a couple of 1:18 Daytona 24hrs Porsche 935s...

Ebbro: deliver a mix of 1:43 resincast and diescast Japanese Super GT contenders from Lexus, Nissan, Porsche & Toyota...

Yowmodellini: surprise communication to confirm 1:43 resin kits of the Aston Martin Vulcan & Ferrari Berlinetta Lusso are on the way to us...

Komakai: latest subject in its 'Fast Guides' series of detailed photo-books, Ford GT, is now in stock...

1 August

Looksmart: offering a pair of amazing Audi concept cars - the 2017 Aicon & 2018 e-tron Gran Turismo as hand built 1:43 models...

31 July

Minichamps: 1:43, 1:18 & 1:12 model schedule up to week thirty-five is listed here....

Book: a new French text only book on the history of Le Mans 'Les 24 Heures du Mans - Les Années Légendaires (Années 50-80)' is coming and chock full of black & white images...

Automodelli: next 1:43 AC Cobra resin/metal kits up will be the Shelby Driving School car and brutal Super Coupe plus new announcement of the Mk3 Sports...

30 July

Spark Macau, WRX, Gr5, MotoGP (1:12), Spa 24hrs, Daytona winner, Le Mans, F1, WEC & WRC subjects are all included in the delivery scheduled for week thirty-two...

Looksmart: 1:43 resincast classic racing Ferraris coming the week after next are Le Mans 250TRI & TR61 plus Sebring TR61 winners as well...

SilverLine: remember the storm the appearance of the first Arrows F1 car caused both on and off track? Coming is a 1:43 metal kit of the Arrows FA1 as it first appeared in Brazil...

BBR: new releases are 1:43 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV, Ferrari Portofino & 1:18 Mille Miglia winning Ferrari 315S...

27 July

Spark: 1:43 Pikes Peak Audi, Spa 24hrs Audi & BMW, WRX Audi, F1 Connaught, Ligier, March, WRC Ford, street KTM, Sunbeam & Porsche, Carrera Panamericana Lancia, FE Next EV, Techeetah & Venturi, Le Mans Porsche, Toyota & winners, IMSA 962, N24 Renault models all now released...

TrueScale: release the white version of its 1:43 diecast Jaguar F-Type SVR...

Looksmart: delivery of 2017 Bathurst 12hrs winner & Clearwater 488 GTE completes the Le Mans Ferrari grid...

Spark: newly announced limited edition models include Formula 2 McLaren, Lola & Matra, 2018 Daytona Oreca & Ligier, Nurburgring Lola Mk6 & Porsche, Monza BMW, DRM Escort, IMSA 935 Mom and 2018 2nd Bathurst Mercedes...

Keeping In Touch

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