ISSUE 15


Issue No.15


PUBLISHED:
June 2010
STOCK LEVEL:
Stock Available
AVAILABILITY:
National / International
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High Gloss Cover
80 Gloss Pages
Full Colour CMYK
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$12.98 AUD
Including 10% GST

Archive - Back Issues - Issue 15 - CONTENTS

Whether you collect diecast models, die-cast replicas or die cast cars, The Diecast Magazine is the one and only magazine for die cast collectors.
Issue 15 of The Diecast Magazine features a fantastic diecast model car of a brute concept coupe, the Classic Carlectables Holden Coupe 60. For those interested in the “behind-the-scenes” development of a diecast model, Raffi Minasian shows us some of the tips and tricks that go into the design process prior to final production. A must read for any collector! For something different, we take look at AMP Model Car Club in Thailand and their 11th annual meeting. It comes as no surprise, but they are just as passionate about cars and diecast model collecting as us Aussies!
Do you remember the Matchbox of old? Our article about Matchbox’s history and the 1-75 series is a great story for all collectors, new and old. There is also an insight into Biante’s diecast replica of a 1/18 HX Holden Sandman panel-van in mandarin red prior to its upcoming release. For 1/43 collectors, Top Gear’s release of the Sir Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco - BT19 from 1966 is sure to please historic Formula-1 collectors and so will our one-on-one interview with the man himself.


Classic Carlectables – Holden Coupe 60AMP Model Car Club - Thailand

Looking for that special model? The advertiser’s directory is your tool to track it down. In this issue, Shop Talk is full of new and upcoming releases of models you may know and others you won’t. The Readers page is also bigger and there are 100 listings in this issue’s What’s Hot Online, the most ever! What is there not to like?
Issue 15 of The Diecast Magazine also came with benefits for subscribers! Each subscriber received an exclusive handmade 1:18 scale car cover from www.little-car-cover.com based in Germany. If you haven’t subscribed yet, subscribe today. See page 80 of the magazine or call (07) 3630 1530.


Top Gear – Brabham-Repco BT19Biante – HX Holden Sandman Panelvan

By the way, why not share your car room with us, in the Collectors Post? All we need is around 400 words about you and your diecast model collection, along with a few photos, sent to us by email or post for inclusion within the Collectors Post. If you do, you will be in with a chance to WIN a diecast model for free!
Overall, we have to say, it’s another fantastic issue of The Diecast Magazine, so enjoy.
The Diecast Magazine has the diecast X factor you want from a Die-cast collector magazine, and is available now in selected news agencies within Australia as well as all good diecast model outlets throughout Australia and New Zealand.


Contents list- THE DIECAST MAGAZINE - Issue 15 - June 2010

SHOP TALK
ALIEN PROJECTS
1/64 Dreamliners
AMALGAM
1/8 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa - 1958 Sebring Winner
AUTOMODELLO
1/43 Fitch Phoenix
BEST MODEL
1/43 Ferrari 512 BB Test Fiorano
1/43 1966 Alfa Romeo TZ 2
1/43 1960 Porsche Abarth Stradale Rossa
BIANTE
1/18 Holden VS Commodore - 1997 Bathurst - #97 Noske/Bargwanna
1/18 Holden VR Commodore - 1996 ATCC - #2 Mark Skaife
1/18 Ford FG Falcon - Directors Special
1/43 2008 Holden HSV W427
1/18 2010 V8 Supercars
CLASSIC CARLECTABLES
1/18 1963 EH Holden Special - Saltbush Green
1/18 Ford Falcon XY Phase III GT-HO - #3 1972 Bathurst
1/18 2009 FG Falcon - Craig Lowndes 2009 Sydney Telstra 500 - Team Vodafone
1/18 2009 VE Commodore - Mark Skaike & Greg Murphy - Supercheap Auto/Sprint Gas Racing
V8 Supercar Release Wrap-up
COLLECTOR CARS OF AUSTRALIA
Hardcover Collector Car book
BROOKLIN MODELS
1/43 1939 Buick Century Convertible
1/43 1948 Willys Overland Jeepster-Roadster
1/43 1960 Lincoln Continental Convertible - Low Rider Hot Rod
CMC
1/18 Ferrari Testa Rossa Pontoon Fender Chassis - #124
1/18 Ferrari Testa Rossa Pontoon Fender Chassis - #22
CENTURY WINGS
1/72 SR-71 Blackbird NASA 831
CLASSIC CONSTRUCTION MODELS
1/87 American 9310 Crane
DANKI
1/32 Man F8 Trucks
DIE-CAST PROMOTIONS
1/64 Harley-Davidson - Tanker
GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES
1/64 Auction Block Series 12
GMP
1/18 Knafel 1970 Pontiac - Tin Indian Racing
1/18 1964 AHRA Championship-Winning Ford Thunderbolt
1/18 1987 Buick Grand National - Street Fighter
HOT WHEELS
1/18 Ferrari Mondial 8 - 3.2
1/18 Ferrari 308 GTS - Magnum P.I.
1/43 Ferrari 2007 F430 GT - Road car
1/43 Ferrari 330 P4 - #20 Le Mans
1/43 Ferrari 330 P4 - #23 Daytona
JOHNNY LIGHTNING
1/64 Forever 64 - Seventh Release
KYOSHO
1/18 Lancia 037 Rally Presentation - White and Red
1/18 Lancia Delta HF Integrale - 1993 San Remo Rally - #12 ESSO
1/18 Lamborghini Urraco P250 - Red
1/18 Lamborghini Urraco Rally - Orange
LITTLE CAR COVER COMPANY
Scale Model Car Covers
LUXURY DIECAST
1/43 Presidential Limousine and SUV
MINICHAMPS
1/43 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta
1/43 1968 ISO Grifo
1/18 McLaren M23 - British Gran Prix - #40
1/43 1975 Austrian Grand Prix - #28
1/12 1978 Laverda Jota 180 - Motorbike
MOTORFOCUS
2009 Bathurst Winner Baseboard
MODELS 56
1/43 Frank Gardner Corvair - Australian Super Sedan
1/43 Allan Grice Corvair - Australian Super Sedan
MOTORHEAD MINIATURES
Scaled Figurines - Full Service set
Scaled Figurines - Safety Check set
NORSCOT
1/25 Caterpillar G3516 Gas Engine
1/25 Caterpillar Reach Truck NR16N
SPARK
1/43 Steam Powered Land Speed Car
SPECCAST
1/16 Massey Ferguson 50 Narrow Front Hi-Crop
1/16 Massey Ferguson 65 - Toy Tractor Times
SUPERCAR COLLECTIBLES
1/18 1965 Plymouth Altered Wheelbase - Historic Dragsters
TOPGEAR
1/43 Breaking news - Trax Select Series
TWH Collectibles
1/50 Seagrave Tractor Drawn Aerial with Marauder II Chassis - Redwood City Fire Truck

EDITORIAL
AMP MODEL CAR CLUB
11th Annual Meeting - Thailand
TOPGEAR
1/43 Brabham-Repco BT19
MATCHBOX
The History and First Ten
PRECISION 100
1/18 1913 Model T Speedster
CLASSIC CARLECTABLES
1/18 Holden Coupe 60
MINICHAMPS
1/43 2009 Scuderia Toro Rosso STR4
KYOSHO
1/12 and 1/18 Lamborghini Jota
BIANTE
1/18 Sandman Panel van
MODEL DEVELOPMENT
The Secrets Revealed by Raffi Minasian
AUTOART
1/12 Jaguar D-Type - #6 Le Mans
BIANTE
1/18 Holden VK Group A Commodore - Formula Blue
SCALEXTRIC
Australian Prototypes
DIECAST SURGERY
A Diecast Model Afterlife
SHOP SPOTLIGHT
Model Mania - Victoria
MINICHAMPS
1/64 European Luxury - Mini-Miniatures
WHATS HOT ONLINE
Recent Notable Online Sales
WASHINGTON MINT
1/24 Diecast Kit - Beach Reacher
CMC
15th Anniversary Models
1/87 1936-1937 Auto Union Type C
1/87 1961 Ferrari Dino 156 F1 (Sharknose)
SUNSTAR
1/18 1952 Nash Ambassador Airflyte
CUSTOM ENGINE - BRIAN DALY
Scratch Built - 4.6L Twin Turbo
GMP
1/18 Masterpiece Collection - Ferrari 330P4 - Black

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Biante
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Car and Bear Collectables
Checkered Flag Model Shop
Classic Carlectables
CMC
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Cool Country Diecast Cars
Darcy’s Model Cars
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Diecastxchange
Display Case City
Fremantle Model Cars
Gateway Models
GoMotorBids.com
He V Bay Diecast & Gifts for Him
High Performance Diecast
Mind Games
Models 56
Model Art Australia
Model Barn Australia
Model Mania
Motorfocus
Motor Mazing
Motor Rific
Ostar Enterprises
Past and Present Model Cars
Road Rage
Sabe’s Hobby House
Shire Models
Showfront Pty Ltd
Super Toyworld - ACT
Sydney Model Auto Club
T-Bar Model Cars
Things with Wings
Top Gear
Townsville Collectables
Toymod
Toys Toys Toys
Tuff Trucks
Universal Express Trading
Wynyard Newsagency


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