RX-7 models, Latest News

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Upcoming releases

2023 Feb Studio27 ST27-FP24209 767B Upgrade Parts
 Mar Aoshima 065754 RX-7 FD VeilSide Combat I
 Apr Aoshima 062494 RX-7 FC3S Initial-D (Vol.5 Akina Battle Version)
Hasegawa 20632 NWB Mazda 767B 1991 JSPC Test Car
 May Aoshima 064948 RX-7 RX-7 FD3S '99 Mazdaspeed A-Spec

Hasegawa Mazda 767B NWB 1991 JSPC Test Car release announced;
Studio27 767B upgrade set rerun announced

Feb 8, 2023


Hasegawa 767B NWB test (60.3kB) Hasegawa has announced a new variant of the Mazda 767B NWB kit, this time depicting 767B-002 as it was tested by the NWB team before the start of the 1991 JSPC season.
The release will be a limited edition and is scheduled for late April ("NWB Mazda 767B 1991 JSPC Test Car", cat nr.20632, price 3400 yen).

More info at Hasegawa website.


Studio27 has announced a rerelease of their 767B Upgrade Parts set, scheduled for release in February ("767B Upgrade Parts", cat nr.ST27-FP24209, price 3050 yen).


New Aoshima RX-7 FD3S Mazdaspeed A-Spec release announced

Feb 1, 2023


Aoshima RX-7 FD Mazdaspeed A-Spec (24.1kB)

Aoshima has announced a new release of the Initial-D RX-7 FD Vol.18, this time as a regular non-Initial D version with a full aero kit.
New parts will not only include front fascia, rear wing and MS-02 wheels but also a new muffler and a set of side skirts, making this the Mazdaspeed Full Aero Specs version.
The release is scheduled for May 2023 (´Mazdaspeed A-Spec RX-7 FD3S '99´, The Tuned Car Series Nr.80, cat nr.064948, price 3000 yen).

More info on the Mazdaspeed A-Spec RX-7 FD3S at Aoshima website.


New Aoshima Initial-D RX-7 FC3S (Vol.5 Akina Battle Version) release announced

Dec 21, 2022


Aoshima RX-7 FC Akina Battle Version (58.3kB)

Aoshima has announced a new release of the Initial-D RX-7 FC, this time fitted with a new front fascia and different wheels as it appeared in Vol.5 of the story.
According to Aoshima new parts will include front fascia, door mirrors, exhaust and wheels, however it looks to me like a rerelease of the Initial-D Nr.3 RX-7 FC3S kit as that contained all of the parts required for this version.
The release is scheduled for April 2023 (´Initial-D Takahashi Ryosuke FC3S RX-7 Comics Vol.5 Akina Battle Ver.´, Initial-D Series Nr.2, cat nr.062494, price 3200 yen).

More info on the RX-7 FC3S Vol.5 Specs at Aoshima website.


Aoshima RX-7 FD3S VeilSide Combat I rerelease announced

Dec 7, 2022


Aoshima RX-7 FD VeilSide Combat I (30.7kB)

Aoshima has announced a rerelease of the RX-7 FD VeilSide Combat I kit.
The rerelease is scheduled for March 2023 ("FD3S RX-7 '99 VeilSide Combat Model", 'The Tuned Car' series Nr.77, cat nr.065754, price 3000 yen).

More info on the RX-7 FD3S VeilSide Combat I kit at Aoshima website.


Hasegawa Mazda 767B Charge rerelease announced

Sep 7, 2022


Hasegawa 767B Charge (24.9kB) Hasegawa has announced another rerelease of the 767B Charge kit.
The release is scheduled for late November ("Charge Mazda 767B", cat nr.20312, price 2800 yen).

More info at Hasegawa website.


New Aoshima Initial-D RX-7 FD3S Mazdaspeed A-Spec (Vol.18) release announced

Sep 4, 2022


Aoshima RX-7 FD A-Spec (42.7kB)

Aoshima has announced a new release of the Initial-D RX-7 FD, this time fitted with a Mazdaspeed A-Spec body kit and Mazdaspeed MS-02 wheels as it appeared in Vol.18 of the story (actually the FD with new body kit got a sneak peek in Vol.16 but still on stock wheels).
New parts will include front bumper, rear spoiler and wheels.
The release is scheduled for December 2022 (´Initial-D Takahashi Keisuke FD3S RX-7 Comics Vol.18 vs SSR Ver.´, Initial-D Series Nr.18, cat nr.064931, price 3200 yen).

More info on the RX-7 FD3S Vol.18 Specs at Aoshima website.


Hasegawa Rx-7 SA '79 Daytona GTU Nr.77 release announced

Jul 5, 2022


Hasegawa Rx-7 SA 79 Daytona 77 (54kB) Hasegawa has announced a fourth version of their new Rx-7 SA kit, this time the second car that competed in the 1979 Daytona 24Hrs race.
The model will be a limited release and will be identical to the earlier Hasegawa Rx-7 race car kit, apart from a new set of decals.
The release is scheduled for September 2022 ("Mazda Savanna Rx-7 (SA22C) 1979 Daytona Car No.77", cat nr.20587, price 3400 yen).

More info at Hasegawa website.


Aoshima RX-7 FD Patrol Car and Pre-painted Initial-D RX-7 FD3S releases announced

Apr 28, 2022


Aoshima prepainted RX-7 FD Proj.D (27.9kB)

In addition to the two pre-painted versions of the Initial D RX-7 FD, Aoshima has also announced a pre-painted limited edition of the same car as it appeared for its final battle.
This kit is currently scheduled for release in October 2022 (´Initial-D Takahashi Keisuke FD3S RX-7 Project D Last Battle Ver.´, Pre-Painted Model Initial D Series Nr.I-SP3, cat nr.064016, price 4800 yen).

Meanwhile, Aoshima has pushed back the release date of the two pre-painted versions of the Initial-D RX-7 FC to September 2022.
Considering the amount of time and labor it takes to paint the kit parts, delays like this are no surprise.

Aoshima also announced a rerelease of the RX-7 FD 'type IV' Patrol Car, this time it will be included in the Patrol Car series.
The kit will include new decals and optional radar parts and is scheduled for release in August 2022 (´Mazda FD3S RX-7 IVth Patrol Car '98´, Patrol Car Series Nr.8, cat nr.064863, price 3400 yen).

More info on the RX-7 FD3S Last Battle Specs at Aoshima website.
More info on the RX-7 FD3S Patrol Car '98 at Aoshima website.


Hasegawa Rx-7 SA22C 1983 Turbo GT release announced

Apr 6, 2022


Hasegawa Rx-7 SA Turbo GT (35kB) Hasegawa has announced a third version of their new Rx-7 SA kit, this time a Japanese Turbo GT version.
The model will include all changes for the later type (FB/P132) body and interior. As the Turbo GT version was only sold in Japan the kit will only include a right hand drive dashboard.
The release is scheduled for late July 2022 ("Mazda Savanna Rx-7 (SA22C) Late Turbo GT", cat nr.HC52, price 3200 yen).
More info at Hasegawa website.


Pre-painted Aoshima Initial-D RX-7 FD3S rereleases announced

Jan 27, 2022


Aoshima prepainted RX-7 FD Proj.D (25.7kB)

Aoshima has announced a rerelease of the pre-painted versions of the Keisuke Takahashi FD3S RX-7 Vol.1 Specs and Initial D Keisuke Takahashi FD3S RX-7 Project D Vol.28 Specs kits.
Both releases will be limited editions and are currently scheduled for October 2022 (´Initial-D Takahashi Keisuke FD3S RX-7 Comics Vol.1 Ver.´, Pre-Painted Model Initial D Series Nr.I-05, cat nr.064030, price 4800 yen) and
(´Initial-D Takahashi Keisuke FD3S RX-7 Project D Comics Vol.28 Ver.´, Pre-Painted Model Initial D Series Nr.I-04, cat nr.064023, price 4800 yen).

More info on the RX-7 FD3S Vol.1 Specs at Aoshima website.
More info on the RX-7 FD3S Vol.28 Specs at Aoshima website.


Aoshima FD3S Bomex '99 rerelease announced

Dec 8, 2021


Aoshima FD3S Bomex 99 rerelease (40.0kB) Aoshima has announced a rerelease of the popular Bomex FD3S RX-7 kit, it is scheduled for release in March 2022 ("Bomex FD3S RX-7 '99", 'The Tuned Car' series Nr.74, cat nr.063996, price 2800 yen).
More info at Aoshima website.


Hasegawa Rx-7 SA '79 Daytona GTU Winner and 767B '1992 JSPC' releases announced

Sep 8, 2021


Yet more spectacular news from Hasegawa:

Hasegawa Rx-7 SA Racer (56.1kB) Hot on the heels of the Rx-7 SA Limited release follows this release of the iconic Rx-7 race car.
The model will include accurate decals for the 1979 Daytona race and all new parts for a fully detailed kerbside IMSA racer, making it the best detailed Rx-7 race car kit released sofar.
The release is scheduled for Dec 2021 ("Mazda Savannah Rx-7 (SA22C) 1979 Daytona GTU Class Winner", cat nr.HC46, price 3400 yen).
More info at Hasegawa website.


Hasegawa 767B 1992 JSPC (97.8kB) Another limited release of the 767B kit, this time with decals for the Alexel team that ran the car during the 1992 season of JSPC.
This was the same car nr.767B-001 that was previously run by Team Taku, still equipped with a Ford Cosworth DFR V8 engine.
This kit will include a resin part for the air scoop on top of the engine deck.
The release is scheduled for Nov 2021 ("ALEXEL Mazda 767B '1992 JSPC'", cat nr.20539, price 3800 yen).
More info at Hasegawa website.


Hasegawa Rx-7 SA release announced

Aug 10, 2021


Hasegawa Rx-7 SA Limited (46.1kB) Hasegawa is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a lot of new releases. The latest release announced is a brand-new model kit of an early type Rx-7 Limited (SA22C).
The kit will be a kerbside model, but one with a lot of potential as all parts that differ between an SA and FB version are separate and the interior has a detailed bare floor, so even a race car version might be among possible future releases.
The release is scheduled for Oct 2021 ("Mazda Savannah Rx-7 Limited (SA22C)", cat nr.HC43, price 3200 yen).
More info at Hasegawa website and test shot pictures.


Aoshima FC3S '89 rerelease announced

Aug 10, 2021


Aoshima FC3S 89 rerelease (15.4kB) Aoshima has announced a rerelease of the face-lifted '89 FC3S RX-7, it is scheduled for release in Nov 2021 ("Mazda FC3S Savannah RX-7 '89", 'The Model Car' series Nr.64, cat nr.063651, price 2800 yen).
More info at Aoshima website.


Hasegawa Cosmo Sport L10B racer with Metal Engine Details release announced

Jul 13, 2021


Hasegawa Cosmo L10B w engine details (46.1kB) Hasegawa has announced a limited release of the Mazda Cosmo Sport '1968 Marathon de la Route' with metal engine details.
Engine details will include a new racing type air cleaner with carburettor and intake manifold.
The release is scheduled for Sep 2021 ("Mazda Cosmo Sports '1968 Marathon de la Route Super Detail'", cat nr.CH50, price 8900 yen).
More info at Hasegawa website.


Aoshima RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7 kit rerelease announced

May 26, 2021


Aoshima RE Amemiya FD3S (41.8kB)

Aoshima announced a rerelease of the RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7 kit, it is scheduled for release in July 2021 ("RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7 '99", 'The Tuned Car' series Nr.67, cat nr.056264, price 2800 yen).
More info at Aoshima website.


Hasegawa Cosmo Sport L10B with Spoilers announced

Apr 14, 2021


Hasegawa Cosmo L10B w spoilers (25.6kB) Hasegawa has announced a new version of the Mazda Cosmo Sport kit, this time a street version fitted with spoilers.
The rear spoiler looks identical to the one that comes in the MAT Vehicle kits, but the chin spoiler is a new item.
The release is scheduled for July 2021 ("Mazda Cosmo Sport with Chin Spoiler", cat nr.20522, price 3600 yen).
More info at Hasegawa website.


Aoshima releases announced:
1/24 "FD3S RX-7 '99 C-West" rerelease,
new 1/24 "FC3S Akagi Battle Version" prepainted and
1/24 "FC3S Hakone Battle Version" prepainted

Apr 6, 2021


Aoshima RX-7 FC3S Ryosuke Takahashi, Akagi Battle (49.5kB)

Aoshima announced a rerelease of the C-West FD3S RX-7 '99 kit, which will now include window masks. The kit is scheduled for release in July 2021 ("C-West FD3S RX-7 '99", The Tuned Car' series Nr.69, cat nr.063026, price 2800 yen).
More info at Aoshima website.

Also announced is a new release of a prepainted RX-7 FC3S Ryosuke Takahashi, Akagi Battle Version kit, as it appeared in volume 11 of the Initial-D books. The kit will include a new front bumper, new wheels and new decals and is scheduled for release in February 2022 ("Ryosuke Takahashi FC3S RX-7 Vol.11 Akagi Battle Version", 'Pre Painted Model Initial D' series Nr.I-02, cat nr.062463, price 4800 yen).
Note that this version is not available as a regular kit.
More info at Aoshima website.

Final announcement is for a release of a prepainted RX-7 FC3S Ryosuke Takahashi, Hakone Battle Version kit, which is also scheduled for release in February 2022 ("Ryosuke Takahashi FC3S RX-7 Vol.41 Hakone Battle Version", 'Pre Painted Model Initial D' series Nr.I-03, cat nr.062470, price 4800 yen).
More info at Aoshima website.


Aoshima 'Initial D' rereleases announced:
1/24 "FD3S Project D Specs" ,
1/24 "FC3S Hakone Battle Version",
1/32 "FC3S RX-7 Takahashi Ryousuke" and
1/32 "FD3S RX-7 Takahashi Kesuke"

Jan 27, 2021


Aoshima RX-7 FC3S Ryosuke Takahashi, Hakone Battle (40.7kB)

Aoshima announced a rerelease of the RX-7 FD3S Keisuke Takahashi, Project D Vol.28 Version kit, it is scheduled for release in March 2021 ("Keisuke Takahashi FD3S RX-7 Project D Specifications", 'Initial-D' series Nr.8, cat nr.056202, price 3000 yen).
More info at Aoshima website.

Also announced is a rerelease of the RX-7 FC3S Ryosuke Takahashi, Hakone Battle Version kit, it is scheduled for release in April 2021 ("Ryosuke Takahashi FC3S RX-7 Hakone Battle Version", 'Initial-D' series Nr.7, cat nr.059623, price 3000 yen).
More info at Aoshima website.

Aoshima also announced another rerelease of the 1/32 scale 'Initial D' series of kits, which includes the "FC3S RX-7 Takahashi Ryousuke" ("FC3S RX-7 Takahashi Ryousuke", 'Initial-D' series Nr.2, cat nr.008973, price 1200 yen) and the "FD3S RX-7 Takahashi Kesuke" ("FD3S RX-7 Takahashi Kesuke", 'Initial-D' series Nr.4, cat nr.008997, price 1200 yen), both kits are scheduled for release in January 2021.
More info on the 1/32 "FC3S RX-7 Takahashi Ryousuke" and the 1/32 "FD3S RX-7 Takahashi Kesuke" kits can be found on the Aoshima website.


Hasegawa Cosmo Sport L10B with Metal Engine Details and
Aoshima RE Amemiya RX-7 FC3S '89 rereleases announced

Nov 12, 2020


Hasegawa Cosmo L10B w engine details (43.2kB) Hasegawa has announced a limited rerelease of the Mazda Cosmo Sport (metal engine details). The release is scheduled for Jan 2021 ("Mazda Cosmo Sport L10B (metal engine details)", CH46, cat nr.51046, price 8800 yen).
More info at Hasegawa website.

Aoshima has announced another rerelease of the RE Amemiya RX-7 FC3S '89 Full Aero Version. The release is scheduled for Feb 2021 ("RE Amemiya FC3S RX-7 '89", The Tuned Car' series Nr.58, cat nr.062074, price 2800 yen). More info at Aoshima website.


Aoshima RX-7 FD3S Spirit R Type B '02 rerelease announced

Oct 25, 2020


Aoshima FD 2002 Spirit R release (14.6kB)

Aoshima announced a rerelease of the RX-7 FD3S Spirit R Type B '02 kit, it is scheduled for release in January 2021 ("Mazda FD3S RX-7 Spirit R Type B '02", 'The Model Car' series Nr.77, cat nr.061930, price 2800 yen).
More info at Aoshima website.


Aoshima BN Sports FC3S RX-7 '89 rerelease announced

Sep 12, 2020


Aoshima BN Sports FC3S rerelease (43.0kB)

Aoshima announced another rerelease of the popular BN Sports FC3S RX-7 '89 kit, it is scheduled for release in December 2020 ("BN Sports FC3S RX-7 `89", 'The Tuned Car' series Nr.40, cat nr.061503, price 2800 yen).
More info at Aoshima website.


Aoshima FD3S RX-7 '96, Mazdaspeed FD3S RX-7 A-Spec and
FC3S RX-7 'Initial D' rereleases announced

July 1, 2020


Aoshima Ryosuke Takahashi FC3S RX-7 (79.1kB)

Aoshima announced rereleases of three popular RX-7 kits, all are scheduled for release in October 2020.

First up is the Mazda FD3S RX-7 '96 (Type IV) ("Mazda FD3S RX-7 `96", 'The Model Car' series Nr.7, cat nr.061275, price 2800 yen).
More info at Aoshima website.

The second kit is the ever popular Mazdaspeed FD3S RX-7 GT-C GT-Concept ("Mazdaspeed FD3S RX-7 A Spec GT Concept `99", 'The Tuned Car' series Nr.27, cat nr.061473, price 2800 yen).
More info at Aoshima website.

The final announcement is for the FC3S RX-7 'Ryosuke Takahashi' kit ("Takahashi Ryosuke FC3S RX-7", 'Initial D' series Nr.3, cat nr.059586, price 3000 yen).
More info at Aoshima website.


Aoshima FD3S RX-7 'Initial D' Project D with figure and
Rx-7 Daytona '79 rerelease announced

May 15, 2020


Aoshima Rx-7 Daytona '79 racer (63.2kB)

Aoshima announced a new variant of its Initial D FD3S RX-7 Poject D kit, this time a seated figure of driver Keisuke Takahashi will be included.
The kit will be released in the 'Initial D' series and is scheduled for release in August 2020 ("Takahashi Keisuke FD3S RX-7 Project D Ver. with Figure", 'Initial D' series Nr.15, cat nr.059555, price 3600 yen).
More info at Aoshima website.

Also announced was a rerelease of the Mazda SA22C Rx-7 Daytona '79 race car, it is scheduled for release in August 2020 ("Mazda SA22C Rx-7 Daytona '79", 'The Model Car' series Nr.22, cat nr.061039, price 2600 yen).
More info at Aoshima website.


Hasegawa Cosmo Sport L10B 'Evangelion NERV Car' with 'Asuka Langley' Figure release announced

Apr 29, 2020


Hasegawa Cosmo L10B NERV w figure (22.1kB) Hasegawa has announced another limited variation on the Mazda Cosmo Sport kit, this time the model will depict a car from the ´Evangelion Genesis´ anime.
The kit will include an unpainted 1/24 scale resin figure depicting Asuka Langley and new decals.
The release is scheduled for July 2020 ("Mazda Cosmo Sport L10B Evangelion NERV Government Car w/ Asuka Langley Figure", SP459, cat nr.52259, price 4000 yen).
More info at Hasegawa website.


Hasegawa Cosmo Sport L10B with Girl Figure rerelease announced

Apr 17, 2020


Hasegawa Cosmo L10B w figure (22.1kB) Hasegawa has announced a limited rerelease of the Mazda Cosmo Sport with Girl Figure. The release is scheduled for July 2020 ("Mazda Cosmo Sport L10B w/Girl Figure", SP368, cat nr.52168, price 3800 yen).
More info at Hasegawa website.


Hasegawa NWB Mazda 767B rerelease announced

Mar 11, 2020


Hasegawa 767B NWB rerelease (32kB) Hasegawa has announced a limited rerelease of the NWB Mazda 767B, scheduled for release in May ("NWB Mazda 767B 'Hasegawa'", cat nr.20446, price 3200 yen).
More info at Hasegawa website.


Aoshima FD3S RX-7 Radar Patrol Car announced

Feb 19, 2020


Aoshima FD3S Radar Patrol Car (25.6kB)

Aoshima announced a new variant of its FD3S RX-7 FD3S Patrol Car kit, this time a speed radar transceiver unit will be added to the light bar.
Several of the FD3S Patrol Cars were fitted with this radar unit, including the Miyagi prefecture car.
New decals will be included for FD3S Radar Patrol cars of all prefectures.
The kit will be released in the 'The Model Car' series as a limited edition and is scheduled for release in May 2020 ("Mazda FD3S RX-7 Radar Patrol Car '98", 'The Model Car' series Nr.SP, cat nr.059227, price 3300 yen).
More info at Aoshima website.


Studio27 decals for 1988 Le Mans Mazda 767 announced

Jan 29, 2020


Studio27 Mazda 767 (8.6kB)

Studio27 has announced a set of decals for use with a Hasegawa 767B to make the model look like a 767 as entered in the 1988 Le Mans 24hrs race.
The sheet will offer a choice of decals for both cars: chassisnr. 767-001 entry nr. #201 and chassisnr. 767-002 entry nr. #202.

Please note that there are a lot of visible differences between a 1988 767 and a 1989 767B as depicted by the Hasegawa kit, check the Hasegawa 767B page for more details.

The decal sheet is scheduled for release in late January ("767 #201 #202 LM 1988", cat nr.ST27-DC1226, price 1800 yen).
Release info found in the Studio27 Staff Blog (in Japanese, English translation).


Aoshima RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7 kit rerelease announced

Nov 25, 2019


Aoshima RE Amemiya FD3S (41.8kB)

Aoshima announced a rerelease of the RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7 kit, it will be released in the 'The Tuned Car' series and is scheduled for release in January 2020 ("RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7 '99", 'The Tuned Car' series Nr.67, cat nr.056264, price 2800 yen).
More info at Aoshima website.


Hasegawa 767B 1991 JSPC Autorama kit announced

Aug 21, 2019


Hasegawa 767B Autorama (42.9kB)

Hasegawa has announced another limited edition JSPC version of their Mazda 767B kit, this time for 767B-001 in the white/black/dayglow-red livery of the Alexel/Autorama sponsored team TAKU as it competed in the Fuji 1000 JSPC race in October 1991.
Hasegawa info says '1991' but during the 1991 season this car sported an all-red livery as far as I can tell.

As can be deduced from the 'Ford' badges on the front and sides of the car, team TAKU replaced the Mazda 13J rotary engine with a 3.5ltr Ford Cosworth DFR V8. This change is not limited to the inside of the engine bay, it also required changes to the bodywork (side mounted exhaust removed, reconfigured radiators and oil coolers).

The kit is scheduled for release in early October 2019 (Mazda 767B "1991 JSPC", Limited Edition, cat nr.20421, price 3000 yen).
More info at Hasegawa website.


Pre-painted Aoshima Initial-D RX-7 FD3S kits announced

July 28, 2019


Aoshima prepainted RX-7 FD Proj.D (25.7kB)

Aoshima has announced pre-painted versions of the recently released Keisuke Takahashi FD3S RX-7 Vol.1 Specs and Initial D Keisuke Takahashi FD3S RX-7 Project D Vol.28 Specs kits.
Both releases are limited editions and are currently scheduled for October 2019 (´Initial-D Takahashi Keisuke FD3S RX-7 Comics Vol.1 Ver.´, Pre-Painted Model Series Nr.SP, cat nr.056233, price 4600 yen) and
(´Initial-D Takahashi Keisuke FD3S RX-7 Project D Comics Vol.28 Ver.´, Pre-Painted Model Series Nr.SP, cat nr.056226, price 4600 yen).

More info on the RX-7 FD3S Vol.1 Specs at Aoshima website.
More info on the RX-7 FD3S Vol.28 Specs at Aoshima website.


Fujimi RX-8 Type S rerelease announced

July 23, 2019


Fujimi RX-8 announcement (25.7kB)

Fujimi announced a rerelease of the RX-8 Type S kit, the release is scheduled for September 2019 (Fujimi ´Mazda RX-8 Type S´, Inch Up Series Nr. 105, cat nr.03552, price 2700 yen).


Platz/NuNu Rx-7 253i announced

May 27, 2019


Platz NuNu Rx-7 253i prototype At the 2019 Shizuoka Hobby Show a surprise announcement by Platz/NuNu was an injection molded kit of the Rx-7 253i Gr.5 race car (a pair of Rx-7 253i race cars were entered in the 1981 Le Mans 24hr race).
A prototype of the model was shown (pictured here), no release details were mentioned.


Tamiya Mazda 787B update announced

Apr 28, 2019 (updated May 27th)


Tamiya 787B rerelease box art Tamiya announced a rerelease of the Mazda 787B kit at the 2019 Shizuoka Hobby Show.
The kit has been given a new catalog number (24352) and some updates are made to the original kit, the kit is scheduled for release in the last week of June.
The kit will depict the Le Mans winning nr.55 and will contain new decals printed by Cartograf, window masks and steel wire for the roof antennae.
(Tamiya 'Mazda 787B' Sports Car nr.352, cat nr.24352, price 3800 yen).
Tamiya will also release a new spraycan with the proper dayglow orange paint for the 787B body: TS-96.
More info at Tamiya website.


Aoshima Initial-D early RX-7 FD 'Takahashi Keisuke' announced

Apr 2, 2019


Aoshima RX-7 FD wide body Initial-D Aoshima announced a kit of the earliest version of the RX-7 FD3S as featured in the Initial-D manga. The kit will be the first 1/24 scale RX-7 FD kit to feature optional popped-up head lights.
The kit has been scheduled for release in June ("Takahashi Keisuke FD3S RX-7 Comics Vol.1 Ver.", 'Initial-D' series Nr.12, cat nr.056219, price 3000 yen).
More info at Aoshima website.


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