Automodelli Studio Newsletter 2017 January

All items are 1/43rd scale unless otherwise stated. All prices are subject to change due to exchange rate

PayPal Payments

Bad news to start the year off if you are a Paypal user, any purchase payed for via Paypal must be shipped insured and signed for as from Jan 1 st 2017. Not only do Paypal charge us 4.5% fees, they are now making you pay for your own protection because they don’t accept tracking as proof of delivery, we feel this is a totally unnecessary cost.

Below are a few examples of new Paypal shipping cost.

  • NZ up to 500 grams is $20 plus $5 (signed for) plus insurance at 9.6% per $100 value that’s $34.60 for a $100 kit
  • UK up to 500 grams is $30 plus $5 (signed for) plus insurance at 9.6% per $100 value that’s $44.60 for a $100 kit
  • USA up to 500 grams is $25 plus $5 (signed for) plus insurance at 9.6% per $100 value that’s $39.60 for a $100 kit

These only relate to Paypal payments, alternatively you can pay by credit/debit card via the website and avoid these ridiculous extra costs. Payment from home based customer, we will no longer accept Paypal you can pay via the website or EFT to our account or by cheque/money order and we are not adverse to cash if you are collecting items.

A new kit by Jade Miniatures of the Aston Martin DBR4-300 that was raced by Bib Stillwell and Lex Davison in Aus and the UK as well the kit will build several other versions that ran in the Tasman 1961/62 with international drivers.


This is the Bib Stilwell car. Kit to build either version around $100

Latest from Spark


Jaguar XJR9 4 th Le Mans 1988 Larry Perkins (yes it comes with Silk Cut decals) price $95

As most of you will know by now, Look Smart and Spark have teamed up to produce Ferrari models. This is the Ferrari SF16H of Sebastian Vettel from the Australian GP 2016 at $150 it’s excellent value for money.

Something for the Kit Builders

Small base screws seem to be very difficult to find or expensive in Australia I was quoted 23 cents each for these, so we have purchased a batch from overseas. We have three different sizes in stainless steel/pozi drive/countersunk and one size stainless steel/slot head/countersunk.

  • Pozi drive ST25 2.2mm x 6.4mm $1.50/10
  • Pozi drive ST36 2.8mm x 9.5mm $1.50/10
  • Pozi drive ST38 3.5mm x 9.5mm $1.50/10
  • Slot head ST46 2.2mm x 6.4mm $1.50/10

New stock of Porsche Fuchs wheels from Tron suit 934s Carrera and 914/6 price $20/set

Here are a few more kits we would like to make before we call it a day. Let me know what interests you

Lotus 7 Pete Geoghegan

Chevron B8 BOAC500 Brands Hatch Brian Muir

GT40 Surfers Paradise 12hr Frank Matich

Aston Martin DB4GTZ Lex Davison/Bib Stilwell Le Mans or Lex Davison Aintree/Silverstone

Jaguar D type Frank Gardner

I would like to make the Jaguar XJR7 that Vern Schuppan drove at Daytona/Sebring 1986 but as we have had little interest shown in the Suderia Veloce Ferrari 250LM I may just do a few built only

Clearance 20% to 35% discount

Over Christmas/NY we have been tiding up the website, please check out our new clearance pages. There are some rare and hard to find kits with good discounts on all items.

You can mix them and news letter readers will get free post on three or more items within Australia. Overseas customers we will discount the amount from your shipping cost if you pay by cc/debit card via the website. No Paypal