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September 2012
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Do you collect resin models or die-cast, die cast or diecast model cars? The Diecast Magazine is the diecast model collector magazine for collectors.
Issue 24 of The Diecast Magazine has been released and is available now. The 1/18 scale 1996 Bathurst winning Holden VR Commodore driven by Craig Lowndes and Greg Murphy graces the front cover of this issue and is sure to rev up Lowndes race fans with it detailed accuracy.
Issue 24 includes a brilliant range of model diversity. For Australian road and race car collectors, this issue excels in also featuring the Classic Carlectables 1/18 scale road going Ford XT GT Falcon in Springtime Yellow. If 1/43 scale is more your taste, you will enjoy the article about the Trax 50th Anniversary set of the Chrysler Valiant R and S series gold plated twin set. The last gold plated twin set from Trax was some time ago and this welcome return celebrates these iconic cars in all their miniature die cast glory. For Aussie race fans, you can’t go past Biante’s 1/18 scale BMW M3 diecast model of the 1988 Bathurst entry driven by two Aussie Legends, Peter Brock and Jim Richards. From the present, check out the article about the 1/18 scale 2011 Bathurst resin models from Apex Replicas of the Jim Beam Racing Team Ford FG Falcon V8 Supercars. There has been a lot of discussion about resin models amongst collectors in recent times. The fact of the matter is, while tooling is cheaper, the cost to produce a resin model is more expensive and would not otherwise be produced in diecast metal, so for those who can’t build a bridge and get over this, they will simply miss out on these and many other limited production runs to come in the future.
From an international perspective, you cannot go past the 1/18 scale diecast model car produced by CMC of the Ferrari California Spyder. Anyone who has a CMC model in their collection knows the finesse and detail these models exhibit and this model exceeds that and more. Ferrari is still the topic and Italian model producer Revival International provides us with a look at its latest release of a 1/20 scale Ferrari 158 Formula One replica modelled from the 1964 Italian GP.

Classic Carlectables – 1/18 1996 Bathurst Winning Holden VR CommodoreApex Replicas – 1/18 Ford FG Falcon V8 Supercars - Jim Beam Racing

Moving on from Ferrari but keeping the focus on Formula One is the TrueScale Miniatures 1/18 diecast model of the 1973 Tyrrell 006 - #5 Jackie Stewart. Truescale has made a significant effort to appeal to budget minded collectors who may have found TrueScale offerings a bit out of reach in the past, and Truescale has produced a great effort model in this first release of a new budget conscious range. For those mindful of their finances, you cannot go past Hot Wheel Elite’s offerings of the Ferrari 458 GT2. If you into “bang for buck” these die cast models will blow you away. Whether it’s the road going version or the two Le Mans race cars, one of these has to be considered for your collection and are reviewed in detail in Issue 24 of The Diecast Magazine.
A diversified range of models, in a variety of scales, is definitely what you get in this issue of The Diecast Magazine and this is proven by the inclusion of the GreenLight Collectibles 1/18 scale “NCIS” 1970 Dodge Challenger. 1/43 scale collectors will celebrate with two in-depth articles of the Automodello 1/43 scale 1938 Packard Twelve Victoria Convertibles, and the special Jack Griffith tribute of the Griffith Series 200 resin model car. The diversity continues with the review of the Brooklin Models 1/43 scale Hertz Mustang Collection. This article pays homage to the great man himself, Carroll Shelby, who sadly passed earlier this year but his legacy lives on in real car and diecast model car form for all to enjoy and remember what this legend achieved and in which many cannot equal in one lifetime.

– Trax – 1/43 Valiant R and S Series Twin SetBiante – 1/18 1988 Bathurst BMW M3 - Brock/Richards

If that isn’t enough, check out the book review of Independents in Minatures. Dick Browne provides an insight in what you can expect should any 1/43 scale collector hunt down a copy and add it to their library. But the final kudos of Issue 24 has to be given to the fantastic insight of an interview with the President of AUTOart, Mr Jimmy Yee. It is our pleasure to be able to share a one-on-one interview with Mr Yee and gain an insight into one of the biggest brands of our hobby that we all collect and enjoy.
The fun and excitement continues as Issue 24 of The Diecast Magazine is packed with news and new-release diecast model information from a variety of model manufacturers around the world in the Shop Talk section. “What’s Hot Online” is packed with more than 130 listings of notable diecast model cars traded via online auction websites. Collectors have their say in the Readers Page and share their collections with all of us in the Collectors Post. Of course, it’s all in one magazine with the diecast X factor, The Diecast Magazine.
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Issue 24 of The Diecast Magazine is available now in selected newsagencies and diecast model shops throughout Australia as well as selected diecast model outlets in New Zealand.

Contents list- THE DIECAST MAGAZINE - Issue 24 - September 2012

1/18 1972 Hurst Olds with Linda Vaughn Figurine and Hurst platform
1/18 1972 Linda Vaughn Figurine and Hurst Platform
1/18 ’32 Ford Bomber Seats
1/18 Pure Heaven Wheel and Tyre Set
1/18 Pure Heaven Engine
1/18 Shop Tool Set
1/18 Professional Shop Equipment Tool Set
1/18 ’32 Ford Roadster Model Kit
1/18 ’32 Ford 3 Window Model Kit
1/18 ’32 Bantam Altered Model Kit
1/18 Ford FG Falcon #55 Bottle-O Racing V8 Supercar driven by David Reynolds at the 2012 Clipsal 500 race
1/43 Ford FG Falcon #55 Bottle-O Racing V8 Supercar driven by David Reynolds at the 2012 Clipsal 500 race
1/43 Ferrari 750 Monza #12 driven at the 1957 SCCA by L. Katskee
1/43 Ferrari 250 California #9 driven at the 1959 Lime Rock race by B. Grossman
1/18 1986 Chevrolet Corvette in Bright Red
1/18 2010 Nissan GT-R GT1 FIA-GT in Matt White
1/18 2010 Nissan GT-R GT1 FIA-GT in Matt Black
1/18 2010 Team Sumo Power #23 Nissan GT-R GT1 FIA-GT World Championship car driven by M. Krumm/P. Dumbreck
1/43 1967 Intermeccanica Italia in Red with Tan Interior and Wire Wheels
1/43 1967 Intermeccanica Italia in Silver with Red Interior and Magnum 500 Wheels
1/43 1967 Intermeccanica Italia in Black with Tan Interior “Homage Edition”
1/18 1971 Blue Max Mustang Funny Car
1/43 Lancia Beta raced at the 1979 Giro d'Italia - 30th Anniversary Gilles Villeneuve
1/18 Ford XA Custom Coupe in Candy Blue
1/18 Holden HSV GTS VX Commodore Sedan in HSV Racing Green
1/43 1937 Pontiac Deluxe Six 4-Door Convertible in Bronze Metallic
1/43 1955 Dodge Coronet 4-Door in White and Cream
1/43 1938 Lincoln Zephyr 4-Door Sedan in Light Blue
1/43 1952 Cadillac Coupe de Ville in Two-Tone Blue
1/18 1997 Bathurst Holden VS Commodore Pole Position car driven by Peter Brock and Mark Skaife
1/18 2011 Bathurst Holden VE Series II Commodore Pole Position car driven by Greg Murphy and Allan Simonsen
1/18 Holden GTS HQ Monaro in Gunmetal Metallic with Lone O’Ranger Stripes
1/18 Holden EH Special Sedan in Mitta Green
1/18 2011 Bathurst Winning Holden VE Series II Commodore driven by Garth Tander and Nick Percat
1/43 2011 Bathurst Winning Holden VE Series II Commodore driven by Garth Tander and Nick Percat
1/64 2011 Bathurst Winning Holden VE Series II Commodore driven by Garth Tander and Nick Percat
1/18 1957 Maserati 250F #32 Winner of the 1957 Monaco Grand Prix driven by Juan Manuel Fangio
1/18 1957 Maserati 250F #2 2nd place at the 1957 Pescara Grand Prix driven by Juan Manuel Fangio
1/18 1934 Mercedes-Benz W25 #20 driven by Manfred Georg von Brauchitsch
1/18 1935 Mercedes-Benz W25 #4 driven by Luigi Fagioli
1/18 Men In Black III 1964 Ford Galaxie 500
Transport Modeling Book Release
Nostalgia Novelties - Rock Bands - Mix 6
1/64 '72 Ford Ranchero
1/64 Custom '59 Chevy
1/64 '66 Dodge A100
1/64 Anglia Panel
1/64 Deco Delivery
1/64 '56 Chevy Nomad
Nostalgia Novelties - DC Comics - Mix 7
1/64 '65 Ford Falcon Ranchero
1/64 Dream Van XGW
1/64 '56 Flashsider
1/64 Custom '59 Cadillac Wagon
1/64 8 Crate
1/64 Dodge Airflow
1/18 2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2-Door Coupe in Sun Flower Uni
1/18 2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2-Door in Platinum Grey Metallic
1/18 2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2-Door in Moon Rock Silver
1/18 Audi R8 5.2 V10 FSI Quattro in Brilliant Red with Silver Side Blades
1/18 Audi R8 5.2 V10 FSI Quattro in Lave Grey with Black Side Blades
1/43 Alfa Romeo GTA 1600 #8 raced at the 1970 6 Hours of Lisbon driven by Santos/Peras
1/43 Alfa Romeo GTAm 1750 #40 raced at the 1971 SPA race by Vaccarella/Bergers
1/43 Alfa Romeo GTA 1600 #97 raced at the 1971 Targa Florio by Rizzo/Alongi
1/18 2013 SRT Viper GTS in Red
1/18 2013 SRT Viper GTS in Black
1/18 2012 Mark Webber Showcar - Red Bull Racing
1/18 2011 Mercedes GP Petronas MGP W02 driven by Michael Schumacher
1/12 1962 Triumph TR6 in Army Green
1/43 1957 Cadillac Series 62 Hard Top Coupe in Black
1/43 1969 Ford XL Coupe in White
1/43 1968 Cadillac Eldorado 2-Door Coupe in Grey over White
1/43 1982 Buick Riviera in Brown Metallic /Beige
1/50 Caterpillar 323D with Demolition Hammer
1/50 Caterpillar 336D with Scrap Shear
1/50 Caterpillar D8T Dozer with Ripper
1/50 Caterpillar 740B EJ Articulated Hauler
1/50 Caterpillar 785D with Mega Tank
1/50 Caterpillar CT660 with Caterpillar 950H Wheel Loader
1/76 Land Rover Transporter Set
1/76 1976 BMC Mini (Mr. Bean)
1/43 Austin Heavy Twelve in Airways Blue
1/43 Jaguar XK150 in Black
1/43 1924 Merecedes-Benz 11/40 in Black
1/43 1916 Fiat 18 BL Autocarro Impresa Edile
1/43 Citroen DS 21 #2 driven at the 1971 Rally Morocco by Neiret/Terramorsi
1/18 Porsche 962C #1 1986 Le Mans Winner driven by D. Bell/A. Holbert/H. Stuck
1/43 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Seville Coupe
1/18 Subaru Impreza 555 #2 driven by A. Vatanen/B. Berglund to second place at the 1993 1000 Lakes Rally
1/18 Audi Quattro A1 #8 driven by S. Blomqvist/B. Cederberg to third place at the 1983 Rallye Monte-Carlo
1/18 Subaru Impreza #19 driven by K. Meeke/P. Nagle in the 2006 Rally Ireland
1/18 Lancia Stratos HF #2 driven by M. Alén/I. Kivimäki to fifth place at the 1979 Lombard RAC Rally
1/18 1964 Pontiac GTO in Metallic Bronze
1/18 1964 Pontiac GTO in Maroon
1/18 1957 Cadillac Brougham in Ebony Black
1/18 1957 Cadillac Brougham in Dakotah Red
1/18 1958 Buick Limited Riviera Coupe in Dusk Rose Body and Roof
1/24 1925 Ford Model T Pick-up Closed Convertible in Black
1/18 1956 Mercury MontClair Hard Top driven by Russ Truelove
1/43 1967 Chevrolet Impala 4 Door Sport Sedan in Black
1/43 2012 Acura NSX Roadster - Avengers Edition
1/50 CAT 7495 Electric Rope Shovel
1/43 Ford Escort RS1800 #28 driven by A. Presotto/M. Perissutti at the 1981 Rallye Sanremo
1/43 Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16V #1 driven by J. Recalde/M. Christie to third place at the 1991 Safari Rally Kenya
1/43 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX and X driven by A. Araujo/M. Ramalho during the 2009 and 2010 season - PWRC Champion Gift Box Set
1/43 Back to the Future 3-in-1 boxset


1/43 Valiant R and S Series - Gold Plated Twin Set
Book Review
1/18 2011 Bathurst Ford FG Falcon V8 Supercars - Jim Beam Racing
1/18 1973 #5 Tyrrell 006 driven by Jackie Stewart
1/18 1996 Bathurst Winning Holden VR Commodore driven by Lowndes/Murphy
1/43 Griffith Series 200 - Jack Griffith Tribute Edition
1/20 Ferrari 158 F1 - 1964 Italy GP
1/18 1988 Bathurst BMW M3 driven by Brock/Richards
1/43 Hertz Mustang Collection
1/18 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder
An Interview with AUTOart President - Mr Jimmy Yee
1/18 “NCIS” 1970 Dodge Challenger
1/18 1968 Ford XT GT Falcon in Springtime Yellow
1/43 1938 Packard Twelve Victoria Convertibles
1/18 Ferrari 458 Italia GT2s
1/18 1969 Mach-1 Mustang
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