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FSW Weekly Edition 50/2018

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This week's FSW Weekly #50/2018 latest arrivals news PDF is here!

 

The end of the year is rapidly approaching and we have plenty of variety arrived this week from all over the world. We’ll start with kits and in plastic, from Hasegawa we see a 1:24 re-boxing (with fresh decal print) of the 1989 WSPC Sauber Mercedes C9. For use with either classic Fujimi or Beemax excellent recent kit releases, Studio 27 has a new decal for the Labatts BMW M3 raced in the 1991 BTCC and also from the Japanese maker we see detailing parts for Hasegawa’s Jaguar XJR8s, this and the decal in 1:24, and full 1:20 kits of the Lotus 81, with several race options. For kit builders working in any scales, we have significant restocks of Virage decals and also the very useful and versatile self-adhesive foils and plain decal papers for home printing from Bare-Metal Foil. Our 1:43 hand builts this week are something a little different, with several Formula 2 subjects created by MEA Kit43. These include several Marches and a Surtees, all from the 1972 season.

March 722 Formula 2 1972 #2 Cevert - Reference MEASPL028

Alfa Romeo 1st Le Mans 1931 #16 Brikin/Howe 1:18 - Reference SPK18LM031

 

We’ve plenty of new arrivals in 1:18 this week and they offer quite a range of subjects. The BMW ‘Batmobiles’ from the mid-70s always make great subjects and from Minichamps this week we see the Alpina car of de Fierlant and Grohs from the Silverstone 6 Hours. There’s plenty for road car collectors with a pretty pre-war Skoda from Autocult and a BMW M535i and classic Alpine A110 from Norev. KK Scale’s kerbside diecast Ferraris offer great value and the latest here are the 275 GTB/4 NART Spider and pretty 275 GTS, both cars sharing similar running gear but very different in style. On the Ferrari theme, Looksmart has delivered the first of their 2018 Formula 1s in 1:18 with the cars for both drivers from Australia. There’s a 2018 F1 subject among Spark’s latest 1:18 releases too, with Leclerc’s Sauber from Azerbaijan and this appears among Formula E. modern GT machines and classic F1 cars including the latest in its 1:18 winners range, the 1931 Alfa Romeo of Birkin & Howe. 

 

There are some 1:43 restocks from Spark too, including top ups of some of the short delivered new releases from the past couple of weeks. Spark’s sister range Bizarre concentrates on the slightly more obscure and this week’s new releases off three speed record machines and a rather distinctive exhibition vehicle built for Red Bull. Apparently there’s a Land Rover under there somewhere!  Another range specialising in motoring oddities is Autocult and the latest 1:43 releases don’t disappoint on the weirdness front! Kess is a name we’ve not heard from for a little while and it has caught up with an imposing Chrysler sedan and two colour options each for the Cizetta Moroder and stylish Pininfarina Cadillac Brougham  ‘Jacqueline’. Oxford released a charming model of one of Yorkshire’s more famous automotive products, the Jowett Jupiter and there are more well priced diecasts from Norev with a Jaguar E Type roadster and Lancia S4 Stradale. 

Lancia Delta S4 1985 Red - Reference NOR785016

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

The new Formula E season gets underway this weekend in Saudi Arabia and aren't those new cars so much better looking than before? The championship is joined for the first time by an electric support series, using the unusual base of Jaguar’s I-Pace SUV. We knew that Sebastian Loeb was returning to the WRC next season and had assumed, as seemingly had most, that it would be with Citroen. At lunchtime today came the surprise announcement that he will be in a Hyundai for a programme of 6 events starting with the Monte in January. Another returnee is Andy Priaulx, who will be back in touring cars in the WTCR, the triple champion joining four-time winner Yvan Muller at Cyan Racing in the Chinese/Swiss Lynk & Co 03 (we think that's a Hyundai but...).  A reminder that the last posting date for items to arrive for Christmas in Europe is tomorrow (Friday) and next Tuesday (18th) for the UK. We will continue packing and posting right up until we close for the holidays next Friday (21st), when we will be stopping at lunchtime, returning on Tuesday January 2nd.

This Week's Headlines

13 December

Hiro: announce a 1:12 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider resin/metal super detailed kit that may well be its last Ferrari kit for a while as its contract expires at the end of the month...

Matrix: January shipment will include something new. Four limited editions - either alternative colours or roof configuration of existing subjects...

Ixo: adds 1:18 diecast Ford Escort RS1800 & Alitalia Fiat 131 Abarths to its 2019 future production plans...

Schuco Pro.R43: resincast 1:43 model of a VW T1b articulated transporter...

Autocult: has sent us its new resincast 1:43 Bentley Type R Gooda Special, Berggren Future & 1:18 Skoda 935 (late after recent false start breakages)...

Norev: issued January production schedule for 1:18 BMW, Citroen, Mercedes & Renault plus 1:43 Alpine, Bentley, Jaguar, Mercedes, Renault & VW diecast models...

12 December

Hiro: will have two highly detailed resin/metal 1:12 kits of the 1967/1968 Lotus 49. How good is that for news?...

KK Scale: every day is KK Scale news day it seams! Today we have taken delivery of its new 1:18 Ferrari 275GTS Pininfarina Spider models...

Hasegawa: reissue its 1:24 1989 WSPC Mercedes C9 plastic kit...

Tron-Club: 1:43 hand built only, here's a pretty Alfa Romeo 2500SS styled by Zagato in 1949 and called the 'Panoramica'...

SilverLine: January release for all new 1:43 metal kit of the 1979 Belgian Grand Prix Alfa Romeo 177 driven by Bruno Giacomelli...

Norev: additional diecast model releases today are a traditional metallic blue 1:18 Alpine A110, 1:43 2018 Renault Megane RS & 1980 BMW M535i...

Oxford: release 1:43 Jowett Jupiter and Land Rover 88 S1 diecast models...

12 Art: 1:12 Jaguar XK120 OTS in either green or silver will become available during January...

Trofeu: suggest we are to look forward to Q1 2019 delivery of RAC rally Saby Alpine & Malcolm Wilson Escort, Clark Safari Cortina, Vila Real BMW & Daytona Momo Porsche 935J diecast models...

Spark: loads of new announcements are included in the Q2 2019 production schedule incuding many Formula 1, Pikes Peak VW ID-R, IMSA Kudzu, 2008 Porsche Sebring winner, DRM Toyota Celica Turbo and street Porsches & Subaru...

Bare-Metal: restocks of chrome, aluminium & black self-adhesive foils plus clear & white decal papers suitable for inkjet & laser printers...

11 December

Spark: today's delivery of new goodies is all 1:12 & 1:18 covering 2016/17 Formula E Champions, Sauber Formula 1, Porsche, Iso Le Mans & Alfa, Porsche, Ford winners, Audi, Mercedes GT3, Ford Daytona, Alonso MotoGP & Porsche street...

TrueScale: Team Parker & HTP Bentley Continental GT3 models now released in 18th scale...

Looksmart: 1:18 Vettel & Raikkonen Ferrari SF71H Australia 2018 resincast models now in stock...

KK Scale: is busy just now having just announced a Ferrari 275 GTS last week, today it delivers a Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider in the choice of red, yellow & blue...

Schuco Pro.R43: release two of its few resincast productions and the subjects couldn't be further apart with an Aston Martin DB6 Shooting Brake & VW Beetle 1600S...

Kess: of whom we have heard little for a while release three new 1:43 resincast subjects each in a choice of two colours - Cadillac Brougham Jacqueline Pininfarina , Chrysler New Yorker Sedan & Cizeta V16T...

Norev: deliver 1:43 diecast Lancia Delta S4 & Jaguar E-Type models, both in red...

Tabu Design: reissue full and additional 1:20 & 1:12 decal sets for Ferrari, Lotus, McLaren & Honda plastic kits...

Studio 271:20 Lotus, Jordan & Tyrrell kits, 1:24 BMW & Mitsubishi decals and 1:20 Benetton & Jordan detailing sets with a new photoetched set for the Hasegawa 1:24 Jaguar XJR8...

10 December

Spark: the last scheduled delivery before Christmas is a cracker (no pun intended - honest!) with Hamilton's 2018 Mercedes, first 2018 Le Mans models, 2018 DTM BMWs, 2018 Bathurst Sun Energy Merc, 2018 Dakar Peugeot, first of the 2017 Le Mans Dallaras,1959 Aston Le Mans winner and much more. Have a look...

MEA kit43: makes first delivery of its 1:43 hand built only Formula 2 March 722s & Surtees TS10 models...

7 December

Ixo: are offering three cars from the 2018 Australian WRC round; Latvala Toyota, Paddon Hyundai and championship winner Ogier Ford...

Virage: healthy restocks of these top quality generic sponsor, number, roundel, etc. decal sets...

Matrix: has pencilled February in for the launch of its 1:43 models of the famous Stirling Moss/Rob Walker Racing Ferrari 250SWB from TT races in 1960 & 1961...

Neo: new releases are a dark blue 1948 Lincoln Continental V12 & 1981 AMC Eagle SUV (as we now call them) in metallic brown...

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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