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FSW Weekly Edition 42/2018

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This week's FSW Weekly #42/2018 latest arrivals news PDF is here!

 

It has been a busy week for new releases and Formula 1 collectors are particularly well catered for this time around. Beginning with the largest scale first, Hiro's issued four kits in 1:12 of the magnificent Maserati 250F, including the streamlined car raced at Reims. In 1:18 we see classic subjects from Looksmart with a Ferrari 312T3 and Spark releasing Nannini’s Benetton B188 along with several 2018 machines. BBR delivered its 1:43 hand builts of the Ferraris from Brazil 2017 and there are plenty more of the 2018 cars in 1:43 too, with the first of the race versions of the Sauber from Spark whilst Minichamps added its versions of the Renault and their exclusive release of the Williams cars driven by Stroll and Sirotkin. 

Williams FW41 F1 2018 #35 Sirotkin Reference MIN417180035

Ferrari J50 2016 Ferrari in Japan 50th Anniversary Reference BBRC208

 

There are plenty more resincast releases from Spark in both 1:18 and 1:43 aside from the F1s, with several Porsches both road and race, Le Mans cars, sports-racers and modern WRC machines included too. Also in resincast, Masterpiece, (made by Autocult) delivered a very pretty and unusual Alfa Romeo and in 1:18 diecast we see a new colour option on Almost Real’s excellent early Range Rover. ABC Brianza has new resin/metal kit and hand builts this time with a distinctive modern creation which is a ‘tribute’ to the magnificent Bugattis and other coachbuilt machines of the 1930s plus a hand built of Abarth’s needle-sharp single seater record car of the late 1960s. There are more hand builts from BBR too with a new variation of the Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale and one that we know many of you have been waiting for, the Ferrari J50, a limited edition special built to celebrate Ferraris half century of selling cars in Japan. 

We’ve touched on a couple of kit releases already and there are plenty more for those who like to create as well as collect, particularly as the evenings draw longer. For plastic kit builders, Italeri's made a new version of the popular Mk2 Escort, with decals for Ari Vatanen’s 1981 World Championship winning machine. There’s another Escort, this one somewhat more modern and from Belkits, this one being a collaboration with Tamiya using the latter’s excellent Escort Cosworth mouldings along with clearly printed decals from Shunko to produce Delecour’s 1994 Monte Carlo winner. Tamiya also offers a new release all of their own with Yamaha’s latest superbike, the YZF R1M. There are plenty of ‘traditional’ 1:43 resin & metal kits this week too, thanks in particular to Arena with a great selection of very colourful subjects, there are plenty of rally cars and some great looking variants of the Bayside Porsche 935/80 in this latest shipment and another delivery shouldn’t be far behind with their recently announced foray into the Carrere Panamericana. 

Porsche 935/80 6th Pocono 500 1981 Reference ARE894

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

Whilst it is a great week here for Formula 1 collectors, it could be a decisive weekend for the 2018 championship coming up. There are various permutations which could result in Hamilton sealing his fifth title in Texas, the simplest being a win with Vettel finishing third or lower. Of course nothing is guaranteed and a Ferrari resurgence would see the title fight continue to Mexico and perhaps beyond. In sportscar racing, there were wins for Cadillac and Toyota at Petit Le Mans and Fuji respectively and further down the grid in the American race, Porsche appeared with another retro livery on their class-winning RSR, this time celebrating the Le Mans winning GT1 of 1998. In DTM, Paffett clinched the title, which is timely as Spark has sent through images of their model of his Mercedes this week and if you missed seeing how he got the job done, watch it here...

This Week's Headlines

18 October

Profil 24: with its hotly anticipated 2018 Le Mans 'Pink Pig' & '956' Porsche 911 RSR 1:24 kits on the way to us, today it is announced kits of the 'GT1 Retro' Petit Le Mans are to be made...

BBR: Vettel/Raikkonen Ferrari SF70H Brazil 2017 hand made 1:43 models are now in stock...

Almost Real: release its 1:18 series 1 Range Rover in 'Bahama Gold' colour and 1:43 Mercedes S-Class Maybach in metallic blue...

Minichamps: this week bring us its 2018 Stroll/Sirotkin Williams FW41 & Hulkenberg/Sainz Jnr Renault RS18 1:43 resincast Formula 1 models...

Masterpiece: new 1:43 resincast model release is a rather good looking 1953 Alfa Romeo 2000 Sport Coupe...

ABC Brianza: release 1:43 hand built Abarth 2000 land speed record and resin/metal kit of the Bugatti T57SC Atlantis ASSM...

BBR: we look forward to the 1:18 diecast Ferrari SF71H and FXX-K Evo, hand built 1:12 Ferrari 488 Pista, 1:18 Ferrari 126C2 & Ferrari 250 Lusso, 1:43 Ferrari LaFerrari Coupe & Spider limited editions...

Books: the 'ACO Le Mans Annual 2018' is expected here middle of November. Get your orders in to take advantage of our online 5% discount...

17 October

Books: three new titles to look forward to during the early part of 2019 are 'Jim Hall : Chaparral, Texas and the Invention of Modern Racing', 'Lotus 72 1970-75 (Formula 1 Greats)' & 'Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, The Autobiography of CSX2300'. Pre-order yours now...

Spark: add to its National Series of limited editions 1980s BMWs from Shah Alam, Daytona & Sebring, 2017 WTCC Citroens, F2 Matras, Bathurst 2018 Porsche & JLP Racing Porsche 911 RSR...

Looksmart: set to deliver its 1:43 1963 & 1964 Ferrari Le Mans winners along with their team cars too...

Spark: next week we will have new Alpine A310, Audi R8 GT3, Bentley Continental, Dallara F3, Ford Fiesta WRC, Gordini T32, Lola Mk4, Peugeot 405 T16, Porsche 911RS, Sauber C37 & Shadow DN5B resincast models...

Studio 27: is making 1:20 resin/metal kits of the Jordan 197, Minardi M191 & M191B, reissuing 1:24 Lancia Stratos, Integrale & BMW M3 decals plus 1:12 Yamaha YZF templated carbon sets...

16 October

Le Mans Miniatures: two new 1:18 hand painted pit lane figures are on the way with a French Fire Marshall and TV Cameraman both represented...

CCC: is reissuing several more of its early 1:43 resin/metal Le Mans kits with hand built models now available too - DB Panhard, Gordini T15S, Panhard Dyna X84 & new Alpine A110 Meyrignac concept car...

Hiro: how to resist fully detailed resin/metal 1:12 Porsche 962 kits, especially the 1986 & 1987 Le Mans winners and 1988 Shell/Dunlop car?...

Matrix: is offering five new 1:18 resincast models with Duesenberg Model J Riviera, Duesenberg SJ Torpedo, two Ferrari 250GT Pinin & Rolls Royce Phantom...

Belkits: pull together Tamiya & Shunko to bring us the Delecour 1994 Monte Carlo Ford Escort RS as a 1:24 plastic kit in stock...

Italeri: 1:24 Ari Vatanen's 1981 RAC rally Ford Escort RS1800 plastic kit is now in stock...

15 October

Jade Miniatures: making 1:43 resin/metal kits and hand builts of the Cooper T33 Jaguar as raced by Whitehead, Wick & Steed in the mid-1950s...

Meri: great news of the return to some 1:43 metal kits production from this long stand Italian manufacturer with Jackie Stewart's 1971 F1 World Championship winning Tyrrell 003 as either the Monaco or French Grands Prix winners...

Biante: we promised to bring you more of the excellent 1:43 Supercars models so here come a bunch of Holden Commodores...

Cult Scale Models: has updated its 1:18 future production schedule...

Arena: no sooner as these new models were announced, the first delivery has of 1:43 resin/metal Porsche 935/80, Lancia 037 & Stratos, Fiat 131 & 124ST kits have arrived...

BBR: much excitement with delivery of the 1:43 hand built Ferrari J50 plus Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale...

12 October

Looksmart: also making the Ferrari Monza SP1 & SP2 unveiled at the Paris show as both 1:43 & 1:18 hand built models...

BBR: making the 2018 Paris show Ferrari Monza SP1 & SP2 as limited edition 1:18 hand built models...

Protomodel: a new branding from Studio 27, its first 1:24 resin/metal kit will be the 2018 Le Mans winning Toyota TS050 and due for release early November...

Top Studio: offering sets a of machined flat or tapered Hex Pipe Fittings from 1mm to 2mm diameters...

Belkits: has announced the future production (2020) of more classic GrB rally subjects with the Ford RS200 & Opel Ascona 400 due as 1:24 plastic kits...

Top Speed: will next week release 1:18 models of the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato, Aston Martin DB11 and more Ford GTs...

Tamiya: delivers 1:12 Yamaha YZF-R1M plastic kit...

Looksmart: Gilles Villeneuve's Ferrari 312T3 from Canada 1978 is now available as a 1:18 resincast model...

FSW Weekly: this week's edition of the latest news is available for you now...

Spark: big delivery of 1:18 and 1:43 new and reissued F1, Le Mans, WRC, Spa 24hrs, Daytona and road models...

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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