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FSW Weekly Edition #05/2023

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All of this week's news of arrivals, re-stocks & sale items are detailed in the FSW Weekly #05/2023 PDF here!

 

It’s been a busy old week and we’ve seen plenty of variety arriving both in terms of manufacturers and subject matter. Beginning with 43rd scales, Autocult has three new releases with a couple of typically obscure older road cars and the rather surprising (for them) release of the BRM V16. Partner brand Avenue 43 offers two variants of the Ford Torino King Cobra concept (only 3 cars were built). There’s one new release in Schuco’s Pro.R resincast series with a pretty model of the modern Morgan +6. There's an interesting selection from Spark with a number of subjects that collectors have been patiently (and not so patiently!) waiting for for some time with classic Le Mans and Mille Miglia cars and vintage Formula 1s including at long last the Lotus 49 from it’s debut race and win at Zandvoort in the hands of Jim Clark. 

Lotus 49 1st Holland 1967 #5 Clark - Reference SPK4826

BMW M4 GT3 1st Mugello 12hrs 2022 #1 Samantha Tan Racing - Reference TSM430610

 

Following the Formula 1 Lotus theme but moving up scale, in 1:18 Model Car Group has also released the long awaited Lotus 72D diecast and there are more colour options for their Ford Escort RS2000 road car and Gr5 Capri racer. Ixo released one new model with a Fiat 131 Abarth road car and we see some colourful resincast Porsche 962s from Tecnomodel, all from Le Mans 1991 and there are more resincasts from Top Speed with the 2022 Daytona winner, numerous BMW and Corvette road cars and the spectacularly decorated Samantha Tan BMW M4 GT3. Dropping back to 43rd scale but staying on theme again, parent brand TrueScale has released Abarth, Corvette and McLaren road cars, Corvettes from last year’s Daytona and Sebring races and that Samantha Tan BMW already mentioned in their 1:18 Top Speed releases!

 

In Trofeu’s 3D printed DSN 43 series there are more new releases following the now familiar themes of Chevron Le Mans racers and Opel rally cars. Kit builders have a few items to enjoy this week, particularly if Le Mans is your theme.  In 1:24, Profil 24 has released the ‘Swiss cheese’ Ecurie Bonnier Lola T280 from 1972. In 1:43 there are several Ferraris in 1:43 from Tron with multi options of the 212 Export from 1951 and the NART 308 GT4s from 1975. We also have the 212s as a hand built. More hand built Ferraris come from Looksmart with two attractive new colour options for the 296 GTS road car. Our final hand built of the week is from MEA Kit 43 and takes us back to Le Mans with the rather obscure Renard Delmas from the 1981 running of the race. 

Renard Delmas D31 Le Mans 1981 #32 Descartes/Bayard - Reference MEASPL131

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

We were excited ahead of the Daytona 24 Hours and rightly so. A great race full of drama and what a finish, with a photo finish in LMP2 and the top four in the new GTP category on the lead lap and a ‘private’ entry beating the Pro cars in GTD, highlights here. Photos from Nurnberg Toy Fair are showing that the TrueScale family already has prototype patterns of several of the top class cars in its 1:18, 1:43 and 1:64 ranges! As soon as we have a list of catalogue numbers, we’ll get them up for pre-order. 

This Week's Headlines

2 February

Tron: delighted to receive new & re-issued 1:43 Le Mans resin/metal kits and hand built models of the 1951 Ferrari 212 Exports #30/31/64 & 1974/1975 Ferrari 308GT4 NART...

Tamiya: alongside the reissuing of its 1:12 Formula 1 Lotus 78 & 1:20 Martini Racing Porsche 935, it has announced a 24th scale plastic kit of Gordon Murray's GMA T50 supercar...

Spark: thirty 64th/43rd scale models are on the way, expected to arrive around week 7. Eagle-eyed collectors will notice several items that have been delayed from previous shipments - Le Mans 2022 Aston, Orecas, Porsche & Toyota, Daytona Acura, rally BMW & Lancia, F1 McLaren, Alfa Romeo & AlphaTauri, Super Formula, French production BMW & Carrera Cup, Can-Am Porsche...

New Books: four titles to look out for are "Automobile Year 2022/23", Bugatti, The Italian Decade", "Driven To Crime", "For Flux Sakes" & "Lotus The Marque, Series 2"...

Sale Dept.: here is our selection of stock with newly and further reduced prices from a broad range of brands, stock types and themes. Well worth spending some time having a look for a bargain...

Marsh Models: has announced its exciting 2023 new 1:43 resin/metal kit/hand built model plans offer Le Mans, Daytona, Can-Am, etc. Jaguar XJR9s, March 82G & 83G Chevrolets, McLaren M1A, M1B & M8Cs and Porsche 908/02s. Pre-order book is open...

1 February

TrueScale: quite a 1:43 collection has arrived with 2022 Daytona/Sebring Chevrolet Corvette C8.Rs & BMW M4 GT3 1st Mugello plus street Abarth 595, Bugatti EB110SS, McLaren 765LT Spider & McLaren Artura...

Top Speed: Acura ARX-05 1st Daytona 2022, Samantha Tan Racing BMW M4 GT3, BMW M4 Daytona Safety Car & street BMW M3 & M4 Performance plus 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 are now available as 18th scale resincast models...

DSN 43: has released the Le Mans 1977 Chevron B31 #22 Lloyd's and Opel Ascona Portugal 1978 #31 Ortigao/Sottomayor 1:43 3D printed resin models...

MEA Kit 43: arrived in stock is the latest hand made 1:43 creation, the little know Renard Delmas D31 from Le Mans 1981...

31 January

Arena: including kit/hand built options, there are 85 new models being readied for February all either Carrera Panamericana, IMSA, SCCA, Trans-Am, Daytona 24hrs, Sebring 12hrs or Le Mans Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Porsche & Studebaker subjects...

Spark: the wait is over! The 1:43 Jim Clark 1st Holland 1967 Lotus 49 is here along with Gregory Cooper, Le Mans Argo, Lotus, Porsche & Renault, Mille Miglia Alfa Romeo and Metropolitan Police Morris van too...

Schuco - Pro.R: very nicely detailed 43rd scale resincast model of the Morgan Plus Six in metallic green is now available...

Avenue 43: the 1:43 1970 Ford Torino King Cobra that's just arrived comes in a choice of either orange or yellow...

Autocult: three very different 1:43 resincast releases are the 1950 BRM P15 V16, 1967 Tatra 603 X-5 and 1910 Dixi R8 6/14PS...

Profil 24: the Ecurie Bonnier Switzerland Le Mans 1972 Lola T280 1:24 resin/metal kit has now arrived...

Ixo: just the one new diecast model to arrive is the 1:18 1980 Fiat 131 Abarth in yellow...

Model Car Group: Fittipaldi/Walker 1972 Lotus 72Ds, D&W Zakspeed Ford Capri Turbo & street 1977 Ford Escort RS2000 are the latest newly released 1:18 diecast models...

Tecnomodel: latest releases in the way of 18th scale resincast models are Le Mans 1991 Porsche 962C Repsol, Nisseki & Primagaz...

Looksmart: a couple more colours of its extremely well put together 1:43 hand built Ferrari 296GTS models have now arrived...

30 January

UPDATE. Royal Mail International shipping. All tracked and signed services are now back up and running, so this afternoon we have been able to clear a significant part of our backlog. Standard services are still suspended but progress is being made!

26 January

FSW Weekly: In this week's edition we have a Formula 1 heavy arrivals list for you to enjoy. In 1:18 there are a raft of new resincast releases, a great many World Champion cars, from GP Replicas and there are also new 1:43s in the range. In similar style, here are also classic F1s in 1:43 from Tecnomodel and we have a modest new delivery from Spark with a mix of Formula 1, sports racing and rally subjects. KK Scale offers a number of new 1:18 budget diecast releases and also more interesting forward planning for pre-orders. One new 1:43 resin kit this week comes from JPS and we have acquired a collection of pre-owned hand built 1:43 sports racers with a mix of factory built models and some assembled by the very capable collector. There have been plenty of new announcements too with Looksmart, BBR, Trofeu, DSN, Spark, MEA, Ixo and more offering new lists and production updates...

MEA Kit 43: has finished the first production run of the unique Le Mans 1981 Renard Delmas D31 and our first delivery is leaving France in the next few days...

Spark: not due to arrive until the end of March (but don't delay your pre-order before being too late), we can look forward to 1:43 Le Mans ASA, WSC Mercedes C291, F1 Cooper T51s, rally Citroen DS21, Martini Porsche 911SC & Renault 5 Turbo, road Mini 30th & Citroen/Ligier service and 1:18 Martini Lancia LC1 Barchetta...

Tecnomodel: new 1:43 resincast model releases are a series of Formula 1 Fangio, Farina & Pietsch 1951 Alfa Romeo 159s & 1955 Ferrari 625s raced by Trintignant, Farina, Maglioli, Hawthorn & Castellotti...

Rarities 2: as well as the collection listed yesterday, here are the factory & professionally hand built Marsh Models, Mysterious, Auto Barn (Looksmart), Matrix, J-F B Models & Mad Models models...

Royal Mail: good news! The international parcel service is back up and running, accepting new flow into the system. Our backlog will be collected at lunch time today. Again we apologise on their behalf for the delays...

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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