Issue No.12

September 2009
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Issue 12 of The Diecast Magazine, the ultimate reference for die-cast model car collectors, features the latest news and reviews from around the world.
NEWS BREAK: The 2009 Christmas Stocking Competition has commenced. This year’s entry form is printed in the magazine and, for the first time ever, photocopied entries are being accepted. So rush out and get your copy now and send us your completed entry form by November 9, 2009, for your chance to win some of the great prizes on offer.
In this issue of The Diecast Magazine we look at possibly the rarest of all Australian diecast model cars, the Biante Twin Mirror Ford Falcon GTHO! The Diecast Magazine went far and wide to get answers to some of the mysterious claims that surround this model. Holden fans will not be disappointed; we take a look at the latest die cast model car releases from Classic Carlectables – the Brock Holden Commodores from the 1983 and 1985 Bathurst 1000!

Biante - Ford Falcon GTHO - Twin MirrorThe Diecast Magazine – Collectors’ Edition Efijy - Cancelled

There is a fantastic insight into the Porsche factory race transporter from Schuco! Showcased earlier this year at the Nurnberg Toyfair in Germany and combined with images of the actual vehicle, this 1/18 scale monster Mercedes-Benz truck is a must-have item for collectors!
Issue 12 of The Diecast Magazine also provides an in-depth look at the development of the Griffith 200, which is soon to be released by Automodello. Designer Raffi Minasian takes us on his journey in creating this model in 1/43 scale.
Whether you’re a seasoned collector or someone who wants to start collecting but doesn’t know where to begin, check out our “Collecting on a budget” article. This article breaks down the selection process and makes collecting on a budget simple; all you have to do is stick to your budget... and that’s the challenge!

Kyosho – BRE Datsun 240Z #46Classic Carlectables – 1983 Bathurst Holden VH Commodore – Peter Brock

Every issue of The Diecast Magazine offers you the chance to be involved and WIN with Shop Spotlight, The Collectors’ Post or this year’s Christmas Stocking Competition. Just send us a short article about you and your collection or even your favourite diecast model shop and you’re in with a chance to win a model within each issue of The Diecast Magazine.
Subscribe today to The Diecast Magazine! A subscription form is available to download on this website, or refer to page 80 of the magazine. With numerous back issues sold out, take the time to subscribe and guarantee your copy of this collectable magazine for now and the future.
Issue 12 of The Diecast Magazine will be available in all good diecast model shops and selected newsagents by September 14, 2009.

Contents list- THE DIECAST MAGAZINE - Issue 12 - September 2009

American Muscle
1/18 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4-4-2 - W-32 option
1/8 Lamborghini Reventon
1/18 Ferrari Powered Speed Boat
1/32 Ford Focus RS Rally cars
1/18 Holden L34 Torana - 1974 Bathurst - Jim Richards
1/18 Ford XC Hardtop - 1978 Bathurst - John Goss
1/18 Holden VK Commodore SS
1/18 Mazda RX7 - Black
1/18 Mazda RX7 - Daytona race version
1/43 Holden VK Commodore 1986 Bathurst winner - Bailey/Grice
1/43 Holden Torana L34 1975 Bathurst winner - Brock/Sampson
1/43 Holden Torana 1974 Bathurst - Bond/Skelton
1/43 Holden Torana SL/R5000 L34 1976 ATCC - John Harvey
Classic Carlectables
1/18 Holden HJ Monaro GTS
1/18 Ford XA Falcon Hardtop - Carter/Nelson
1/18 Ford XC Falcon 1977 Bathurst twin set
1/18 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
Classic Construction Models
1/24 Holt Caterpillar 75 track-type tractor
1/48 Caterpillar 245 excavator
Custom Crew
1/64 Sledsters
Die Cast Promotions
1/6 2009 Harley Davidson FLHP Road King Police motorcycle
1/6 2009 Harley Davidson FLHTP Electra Glide Police motorcycle
Franklin Mint
1/24 2008 Ford Mustang “Bullitt”
1/24 Shelby Cobra 427S/C (from the Elvis Presley movie “Spinout”)
1/241959 Chevy Corvette barn find
Four Door Media
1/1 Wireless Computer Mouse
GMP - ACME Trading Company
1/4 Ford Aluminator Motor
1/18 Reath Altered Dragster
GMP - Real Art Replicas
1/8 Lowenbrau Porsche 962
GreenLight Collectibles
1/64 + 1:43 Motor World Series
High Speed
1/43 Porsche 917 “Pink Pig”
Highway 61
1/16 Chevy Wrecker truck
1/16 GMC Wrecker truck
1/18 Plymouth Barracuda
1/18 Dodge Challenger Super Stock
Hobby Masters
1/72 F105D Thunderchief aircraft
1/72 Messerschmitt Bf110 - G4
1/200 McDonnell Douglas DC4
1/72 Centurion tank MkV
1/48 Sherman M4A3 tank
1/72 Opel Blitz 3-ton truck
Hot Wheels
1/43 Ferrari Formula one Elite Releases
1/18 Ferrari 575M Maranello (From the movie “Bad Boys”)
1/18 Lancia Abarth 037 Rally Cars
1/12 Ferrari F40
1/64 Minichamps range
1/43 Top Gear Power Laps series
1/18 Honda RA108 F1 Jensen Button - First Win
1/12 Yamaha XT500
Models 56
1/43 John McCormack Charger F5000
1/43 Holden FC Wagon
1/87 Machines at Work series
1/50 Caterpillar 299C Compact Track Loader
1/50 Caterpillar 784C Tractor with Tow haul
Shelby Collectibles
1/18 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
1/18 Citroen Xsara WRC Rally
1/18 Audi quattro Rally car
1/18 Ford Escort MkII Rally car
1/18 Ford Escort RS1600i
Sword Precision Scale Models
1/50 Peterbilt 355 Mechanic Trucks
Truescale Miniatures
1/18 Porsche 935K3 - Jagermeister
1/43 Mitsubishi MiEV
1/43 Mitsubishi i
1/43 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX Group N rally car
1/43 Citroen Xsara WRC car
1/43 Mercedes Benz TLF50 - fire truck
1/24 1927 La France - fire Truck

Classic Carlectables
1/18 1985 Bathurst VK Commodore - Peter Brock
1/18 Mercedes Benz 0317 Porsche Transporter
Collecting on a Budget
Made simple
GreenLight Collectibles
1/64 – 1/24 Fire Starters
The Grintch
1/18 Custom 34 Ford Hot Rod
Shop Spotlight
BR’s Model Cars and Merchandise
Magnificent in Miniature
1/43 Recent Minichamps releases
1/18 Holy Grail – Twin mirror GTHO
Diecast Surgery
Is there a Doctor in the House
Collectors’ Edition Efijy Cancelled
1/18 BRE Datsun 240Z
Classic Carlectables
1/18 1983 Bathurst VH Commodore - Peter Brock
1/43 The Development of the Griffith 200
1/18 Mercedes Benz W25
1/43 Opal Series - Ford Falcon XB GT
1/12 Woodstock VW Bus
1/43 Allard J2
Hot Wheels Elite
1/18 Ferrari 575GTZ Zagato
What’s Hot Online
Recent online trading update
Hot Wheels
Star Trek replicas
1/50 Caterpillar 785D

Alan Mance Holden
Albury Hobby Centre
Bowdens Own
BR’s Model Cars and Merchandise
Car and Bear Collectables
Capricorn Model House
Checkered Flag Model Shop
Classic Carlectables
Coffey Ford
Darcy’s Model Cars
Diecast 4 U
Diecast Models ‘n’ Gifts Mackay
Die-Cast Promotions
Display Case City
Fisher Hobbies
Fraser Coast Collectables
Freds Toys
Fremantle Model Cars
GreenLight Collectibles
Greensborough Toy Kingdom
High Performance Diecast
Hobbies Games ‘n’ More
KTC Model Cars and Trucks
Models 56
Model Art Australia
Model Barn Australia
Motor Mazing
Motor Rific
Past and Present Model Cars
Quarry Diecast Models Downunder
Road Rage
Sabes Hobby House
Showfront Pty Ltd
Stanbridges Hobbies
Super Toyworld - ACT
T-Bar Model Cars
The Diecast Model Shop
Things with Wings
Top Hat Quality Gifts
Townsville Collectables
Toys Toys Toys
Wynyard Newsagency