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Welcome to the bestbalsakits modelling store for more hours of enjoyment.

Our goal
bestbalsakits modelling will offer you a broad range of model kits and accessories.
Our main goal is to bring these modeling items that are only seldom found, be it online or not. So be prepared to find vintage items that are long out of production, collector items that are very hard to find or just popular items that are hard to come by. One particular item we're very proud of, is the most complete listing of Tamiya 1/12 Big Scale car & 1/6 Big Scale bike models on the internet! Oh, and can we just add that we carry most big scale models of manufacturers: Doyusha / Entex, Protar, Revell, Eidai Grip, Nichimo & Bandai! Where else will you still find these???

Our latest stock additions: read
Our future stocking plans:
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Our future projects (updated may 17, 2016):
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-1/12 HIRO MFH SALE-

8 MODELS OFFERED ON STUNT DISCOUNT PRICES
(no extra volume or other discount on these models, sorry!)

-1/12 HIRO MFH SALE-
FERRARI 250 GTO A 1964 Sarthe 24hours race #25 Ireland/Maggs WILLIAMS FW11B '87 GB GP #5 MANSELL #6 PIQUET
ASTON MARTIN 1967 LOLA ENGINE ASTON MARTIN 1967 LOLA ENGINE
   
1/12 ALFA ROMEO BT46 ITALIAN GP 1978 Lauda Watson PORSCHE 917K LE MANS 1970 TEAM SALZBURG #20 #21
ASTON MARTIN 1967 LOLA ENGINE ASTON MARTIN 1967 LOLA ENGINE
   
ROTHMANS PORSCHE 956 SHORT TAIL WEC 1000Km '83 NEW MAN PORSCHE 956 SHORT TAIL WEC 1000Km 1984
ASTON MARTIN 1967 LOLA ENGINE ASTON MARTIN 1967 LOLA ENGINE
   
1/12 LANCIA 037 #5 SAN REMO #4 CORSE 1984 1/12 ALFA ROMEO TIPO 159M
ASTON MARTIN 1967 LOLA ENGINE ASTON MARTIN 1967 LOLA ENGINE


- OVERSTOCK CLEARANCE -

MODELS/ITEMS FROM OUR OVERSTOCK OFFERED AT VERY VERY SHARP PRICES!!!
Items up for offer will change periodically and/or when stock runs low...

No extra volume or other discount(s) offered on these items, sorry.

- OVERSTOCK CLEARANCE -

EBBRO TYRRELL 003 HAMMERHEAD STEWART 1971 EBBRO TYRRELL 002 STEWART CEVERT 1971 BRITISH GP
   
TRANSKIT FERRARI 599 GTB FIORANO PANAMERICAN RED FERRARI 330P3 SPIDER #27 SEBRING 12Hr 1966
   
312B 1970 GP Season REGAZZONI ICKX DECAL for TAMIYA GOODYEAR RAIN TIRE LATE '70s TAMIYA 1/20 JS11 FW07


-GRLPWR NOW-

VISPO 1/6 BIKE 'n DRIVER resin kits
(8 different models to start with ;-)

-GRLPWR NOW-
ASTON MARTIN 1967 LOLA ENGINE

Latest stock additions
- DIVE NINE relaunched the CRAFT 10 figurini line, and added some of their own. Several figurini in different scales are up for offer, all of them including decals which never were part of craft10's offerings. Interested? See here
- MFH HIRO released some new carbon decals (silver small, silver big, gold small, gold big), and added the HONDA RA300 picture book to their 'inDetail line'.
Joe Honda came up with Sports Car Spectacle Reference book nr 13, covering 1968.
1/12 model kit k529 Ferrari 126CK is here, and kit k537 1957 FERRARI 335S LE MANS / 315S MILLE MIGLIA is here
Engine kits in 1/12 that are listed: PORSCHE 917K, FERRARI 126C2, FERRARI 330P4, LANCIA 037
- TOP STUDIO came with another super detail set to upgrade tamiya's 1/12 McLaren MP4/6 kit. Focus is on DAMPERS & CHASSIS FRONT BULKHEAD this time. Check it out!
- EBBRO's 1/20 LOTUS 88B BRITISH GP 1981 as driven by Mansell & de Angelis has landed, see here.
- In house, we started a new line of 1/6 bike decals... All of them were designed to fit Tamiya kits, and so we have: Honda CB750, BMW R90S, BMW R75/5, Harley Davidson Fat boy, Harley Davidson FLH1200 AMF, Honda Dax. And while we were drawing these, we did add some others as well: senna driver decals McLaren years (in 1/12, 1/20 & 1/43), Senna Toleman season 1984 (1/12, 1/20, 1/43), Senna F3000 & F1 tests in 1983 (1/12, 1/20, 1/43), Ferrari Flat 12 in 1/12, Triumph Drag Bike for 1/8 Revell kit.
All of the above have become available for purchase...
- Hiro's newest, Studio27 newest, Top Studios newest... All in stock. Too much to describe in detail, just check their respective pages to see ;-)
- We (BBK) brought a few new decals to market... The 1/8 Lotus 72D set to fit Eidai/Entex/Revell kit is available for some time now, as is the 1/12 Porsche 934 Belga set that will let you transform Tamiya's Porsche into 1985 Haspengouw Rally car as driven by Droogmans/Joosten.
- Top Studio added to their range of 1/12 MP4/6 detail sets: Engine super detail set. We expect them to release front suspension soon too, so if you're working on the Senna/Berger car, maybe you should wait constructing front suspension area ;-)
- Hiro keeps releasing 1/12 big scale models every month. For February, they announced Porsche 917K in 3 versions: 1970 Daytona contenders #1 & #2 (Team Gulf), 1970 Le Mans contenders #20 & #21 (Team Gulf) and the Le Mans 1970 Winner #23 (Salzburg team). These will be added to January & december releases already on our shelves: Cobra 1966 Daytona #93 #88, Cobra 1966 Sebring #6 #73 and Eagle Gurney Weslake 1967 SPA FRANCORCHAMPS
Oh and also, 1/12 Ferrari 250 GTO engine in 1/12 will be presented as 'stand alone' kit. For those interested, see out offerings soon...
- new manuafcturer of braided/conduit lines has been added: check out our PRIME offerings.
- Northstarmodels figurini (only bike/car related) have been added.
- As is/are MFH Hiro's latest: Ferrari 330 P4 Coupe (1967 SPA LE MANS DAYTONA SCARFIOTTI PARKES KLASS SUTCLIFFE, 1967 MONZA #4 LE MANS #21 SCARFIOTTI PARKES, 1967 MONZA #3 LE MANS #24 BANDINI AMON MAIRESSE BEURLYS), Senna's (Hill's) Williams FW16 SAN MARINO SETUP, and a gorgeous Martini sponsored 917LH (#21 LM 1971 ELFORD LAROUSSE).
- Top Studio delivered 1/12 & 1/20 detail sets for McLaren MP4/6: 1/12 brake set, 1/12 cockpit detail set, 1/12 air intake funnel, 1/12 drive shafts, 1/20 air intake funnel, 1/20 cockpit detail set.
- From AZRM came 2 newly developed rims in metal: one to fit Tamiya's 1/12 Ferrari 312T4, and one made for Tamiya's 1/12 Ferrari 641/2. The McLaren MP4/6 rims are back in stock again too, as is the 1/12 1976 resin air intake that James Hunt used in his Japan GP race.
- We restocked most of Artifice decals that were out of stock, and did so too for Museum Collection offerings. From this latest brand, we did add some newly developed designs too: 1/24 BMW M1 POOH JEANS, 1/24 PORSCHE 911 Rothmans, 1/20 BENETTON B194, 1/20 TYRRELL 023 NOKIA, 1/20 MP4/2 FILL IN & PROST + LAUDA HELMET
- 3 versions of MFH 1/12 LANCIA 037 rally car has been stocked... 1983 MONTE CARLO version, 1983 SAN REMO version, 1984 MONTE CARLO VERSION. We're now awaiting 3 versions of 1/12 330P4.... Arrrghhhh, we hardly can keep up, but we simply need these cars or our heat will break ;-)
Also form MFH came some very surprising 1/12 Driver figures: Nino Vaccarella (seated), Lorenzo Bandini (standing & seated), Chris Amon (standing & seated), Dan Gurney (standing). Next month, we'll be adding even more of these 'exotic' subject in 1/12 figures, so check here back often...
- HOT-HOT-HOT... Evangelion Asuka Langley on scooter & Asuka holding umbrella seated on race bike are both available now.
- Some very nice ICON AM wheels sets (rims + tires) to fit 1/12 Protar ALFA 179 & Heller JS11 have arrived... So, with these available, there is abosolutely no reason why you should not pick up our in-house transdecal(s) and give those Alfas & Ligiersa a nice rebuild. Such nice cars would deserve it...
- We finally found some time to develop a few new parts in our growing 3D printed parts line... We plan to release a transkit to convert Tamiya's 1/12 Porsche 934 into the 1984 Droogmans/Sneyers rally car, Bastos &/or Belga sponsored.
Some of the parts we are designing for this transkit might be interesting to other parties as well, so we decided to offer them separately too. What do we have finished already? Well, there's this very neat 1/12 FUCHS wheel set, and a spoiler transset that offers an easy transfer of the porsche 934 race spoiler into the one rally/street porsches drove around with. Both wheel & spoiler sets come in black resin, 3D printed in high quality. Check 'em out...
- I gave up hoping Thunder Valley F1 (TVF1) would come trough sending me USD4500 worth of parts I paid Mr. Raterink over 5 years ago. I'll take my loss, and move forward.
Not sure how any businessman expects his business to flourish when the above (collect pre-pay, then blablabla yourself out of your commitment while keeping the cash) is standard behavior. Let my story be a warning for anyone thinking of buying there. Oh well... a little sadness is in our heart, but, i'll survive.
Update june 2nd 2015
Mmm, Mr. Raterinks business is not going good i suppose... He contacted me 'to make up' few weeks ago, guess he needs me more than i need him. Pfff, thieves will be thieves.
- MFH keeps bringing new 1/12 kits every month, and we follow... SO we added Williams FW11B, Ferrari 126C4, and also the fantastic Ferrari 330 P4 spider which came in 3 versions (Le Mans 1967, Targa Florio 1967 & Daytona 1967)
- Now that MFH (finally) released 1/12 Ferrari 330P4, we also got hold of MINIDELTA's 1/12 Ferrari 330P3 1966 SEBRING 12Hr spider.... Boy, are we proud to be able to offer these: one of the worlds finest kit makers' finest model... Ha, BBK service, of course: go find them elsewhere, and you'll know what we mean...
- Did you also fancy the MFH HIRO way to use super magnets to hold (body) parts in place? Well, we now also offer these. We kick off with 2 sizes: ⌀1.5 * 0.5 (30g strenght) & ⌀2.0 * 1.0 (130g strength). They come is sets of 10pcs, at least enough for 1 or 2 models we reckon...
- MISATO KUTSURAGI & MARI MAKINAMI joined our anime bike girls grid, and are ready as ever...
- Our in house TECH TAG ENGINE BAY/COCKPIT/WHEELS DECAL UP sets have arrived. To complex to give an overview here, so i suggest you check them out: 1/12, 1/20 & 1/24
- Pffff HOT-HOT-HOT... 3 different VISPO 1/6 BIKE n' DRIVER kits have arrived: Asuka sitting sideways, Asuka bending over bike (16+ only ;-) & Rei on bike spiced our listings. Where's that ice bucket...
- Ebbro's long awaited Tyrrell 002 in 1/20 hit our shelves...
- In 1991 Fujimi launched their 1/12 Ferrari F40 Hybrid kit: metal body, plastic detail parts. They usually came in (prepainted) red, but we got hold of a black one too ;-))
- Our 'in-house' 1/12 JS11 (JS11/15) decals made it here from printers. They were joinded by the 1/12, 1/20 & 1/43 Jacky Ickx helmet decals.
- We did add a lot of stuff from Hobby Design: engines in 1/24 & 1/18 (MITSUBISHI 4G63, 1/24 FERRARI F430, LAMBORGHINI MURCIELAGO LP670, MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION X, NISSAN RB26) detail up sets for older/newer tamiya/hasegawa/revell releases (Plymouth Cuda, Chevy Nova, Nissan Calsonic, Sauber C9, etc)
- We did add a lot of stuff from KA-FMD: 1/24 porsche 356 full detail set, 1/20 126C2 Long Beach detail sets etc. Soon we'll be relisting their impressive 1/24 Ferrari TR250 & GTO250 full detail & wheel set(s) too: they were out of stock when we ordered our last batch, but have been re-issued meanwhile. Should be shipping any of the next days...
- New decals from Autocolour have arrived... If you wanted to dress your Jaguar XJ-S in JPS livery, now you can ;-)) Berlin 2000 logo for the 190E in 1/24? They're here...
- in section: REVELL, you'll find a garage kit to turn your 1/8 jaguar E-type into a convertible... Just in time for spring/summer season;-)
- Italeri sent us their 1/12 MEFISTOFELE kit, a former Protar product. The Protar kit fetched high $$$ on the market, even if in bad condition. If for any reason you never wanted to make the plunge in the past, maybe now is a good time to do after all: new parts, new decals, all complete... a new kit quoi!
- tons of new products hit out shelves since i last update this page - shame on me, i know -blush-... Firstly, let's brag about our in house products, the BBK range. We did add:
+ an 1/12 PE set to fit Tamiya's Ferrari 312T
+ a replacement decal set to fit the same 312T in 1/12
+ Gilles Villeneuve decals for helmet & driver figure in 1/12, 1/20 & 1/43
+ 3D printed airbox in 1/12 & 1/8 for Lotus 72C conversion (of tamiya 1/12, entex/eidai grip/revell 1/8)
+ 3D printed left hand drive dash for Tamiya 1/12 Datsun
- 2 new decal producers joined our ranks, bringing 1/20 & mainly 1/24 subjects: autoColour and (from same guys but different brand) 3MD
- From Auto Modelers Cafe (AMC), we listed their 1/20 JS11/15 transkit to tackle tamiya's JS11
- Komakai offers a wide range of reference books: F1 (honda ra272, lotus 79, MP4/13, MP4/8), Rally (Skoda Fabia), endurance (Toyota TS20) & Bike (NSR500)
- HELLER re-issued some of their legendary 1/8 bikes (kawasaki 1000 godier genoud, Laverda SF750, Honda 750) so we decided to follow them and offer these now that we're sure kits are complete and have new decal sheets
- And of course we kept up with latest developments/releases of the brands we carry for long time now...
+ AZRM product range was widened with some interestign detail up set for 1/12 M23 & DFV engine in general
+ Studio27 keeps bringing 1/12 & 1/20 & 1/24 decal & detail sets to market, so we follow
+ Model Factory Hiro surprised us last year with their choice to go full for 1/12 kits. For last several months, they released a new model each month, and we kept up... So, on our shelves you'll find their 'super'kits, depicting F1 cars: MP4/4, MP4/5B, Alfa Romeo BT46 & BT46B, Lotus 78 & 79 & 97T & 98T (most of these F1 cars come in 2 or 3 different variaties) and endurance racers: Ferrari 250GTO 1964, Porsche 956 Long Heck & Porsche 917 Long Heck (again, most of the endurance racers come in several liviries)


Future stocking plans

- we're looking to bring a line of race inspired T-shirts/long sleeves to market, but manufacturer who agreed to produce, chickened out at the last moment. Grrrr. Well, not everyone can provide the quality we expect. Hang in, we'll get there...

More work from Thomas Halvarsson... This time, he used our 1/12 Wrangler decals to build a Porsche 934 as raced in Silverstone 1978.
Of course, Thomas did add detail & such, for a more detailed view you can visit f1m page
1/12 LOLA ASTON MARTIN as raced in Le Mans 24Hrs 1967, built by Thomas Halvarsson

1/12 LOLA ASTON MARTIN as raced in Le Mans 24Hrs 1967, built by Thomas Halvarsson

1/12 LOLA ASTON MARTIN as raced in Le Mans 24Hrs 1967, built by Thomas Halvarsson

1/12 LOLA ASTON MARTIN as raced in Le Mans 24Hrs 1967, built by Thomas Halvarsson

Thomas Halvarsson stroke again... He did an exquisit build of the Lola Aston Martin 1967 Le Mans entry, using Tamiya's kit and our in house transkit offering correct body parts & correct AM engine. KitLotus.com released a special 'free to download' 13 page pdf file loaded with pictures about this kit & build, see here
1/12 LOLA ASTON MARTIN as raced in Le Mans 24Hrs 1967, built by Thomas Halvarsson

1/12 LOLA ASTON MARTIN as raced in Le Mans 24Hrs 1967, built by Thomas Halvarsson

1/12 LOLA ASTON MARTIN as raced in Le Mans 24Hrs 1967, built by Thomas Halvarsson

1/12 LOLA ASTON MARTIN as raced in Le Mans 24Hrs 1967, built by Thomas Halvarsson

1/12 LOLA ASTON MARTIN as raced in Le Mans 24Hrs 1967, built by Thomas Halvarsson

1/12 LOLA ASTON MARTIN as raced in Le Mans 24Hrs 1967, built by Thomas Halvarsson

1/12 LOLA ASTON MARTIN as raced in Le Mans 24Hrs 1967, built by Thomas Halvarsson

1/12 LOLA ASTON MARTIN as raced in Le Mans 24Hrs 1967, built by Thomas Halvarsson

1/12 LOLA ASTON MARTIN as raced in Le Mans 24Hrs 1967, built by Thomas Halvarsson


Also, can we mention the spectacular build of the 1/12 Porsche 934 as raced in Daytona 77 24Hrs, Peter Gregg & Jim Busby behind the wheel... Thomas Halvarsson (Sweden) did an exquisit job...
1/12 Porsche 934 as raced in Daytona 77 24Hrs, built by Thomas Halvarsson

1/12 Porsche 934 as raced in Daytona 77 24Hrs, built by Thomas Halvarsson

1/12 Porsche 934 as raced in Daytona 77 24Hrs, built by Thomas Halvarsson

Another stunning build: the Sunoco sponsored Lola MKIIIb that won the 1969 Daytona 24Hr race as build by David Sorensen (Hawaii) who used our 'in house' transkit to make the transformation...
See more pictures here
Lola MKIIIB Daytona 1969 winner as built by David Sorensen


Also back in business, is French builder Jacques Joliff surprising us with a nice picture update of his work on the eidai 1/8 Lotus 72D kit. For those who like it black...
Please see full build report pictures here
Edai Grip 1/8 72D   by Jacques Joliff

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