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ISSUE 28


Issue No.28


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If it’s diecast, die cast or die-cast, The Diecast Magazine is the ideal reference for any model car collector, in all scales and varieties.
Welcome to Issue 28, the September 2013 edition, with Biante’s brand-new diecast model of a 1/18 scale Holden VN Commodore in Durif Red featured on the front cover. Biante has made significant investments in this model, and it promises exciting times ahead for collectors. Check it out, as Biante has successfully replicated yet another piece of Australian motoring history.
In Issue 28 of The Diecast Magazine we also take a look at the forthcoming release of Classic Carlectables’ 1/18 scale diecast model of the 1985 Bathurst #7 Holden VK Commodore driven by John Harvey, as well as the unique 1/18 scale 2013 Bathurst Holden VEII Commodore in Biante livery as driven in the Dunlop Series by Andrew Jones.


Biante 1/18 1991 Holden VN Commodore SS Group A in Durif RedClassic Carlectables 1/18 1985 Bathurst #7 Holden VK Commodore

It wasn’t that long ago when the 2013 Diecast Model Expo was held on the Gold Coast, and Terry O’Neill, who was on the scene, provides us with his wrap-up of the event. But that’s not all! There’s also a pictorial of some of the rare collectibles seen at the July 23, 2013 swap meet held in Novegro, Italy, and in this issue’s ‘Diecast Diary’ AUTOart’s President Mr. Jimmy Yee explains the difficulties involved in achieving proper ride height when producing a diecast model car.
There’s plenty more within Issue 21 of The Diecast Magazine. We also take a look at the resin model in 1/24 scale of the ‘Mormon Meteor’ Duesenberg SJ produced by Automodello; and a massive 1/12 scale Premium Classixxs 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe. Also reviewed is the trio of CMC 1/18 scale Mercedes-Benz 300SLRs as raced at the 1955 Mille Miglia. And for those who like to collect models that get down and dirty, Norscot’s 1/50 scale die cast Caterpillar 795F AC Electric Drive Mining Truck is sure to impress any model collector.


Norscot 1/50 Caterpillar 795F AC Electric Drive Mining TruckDiecast Diary - Fender Trimming to Achieve Proper Ride Height

Die cast delights continue in Issue 28 of The Diecast Magazine, with our Shop Talk section packed with news and new-release die cast model information from a variety of model manufacturers around the world. What’s Hot Online has extensive listings of notable diecast model cars traded via online auction websites, while collectors have their say in the Readers’ Page and share their collections with us in Collectors’ Post. Of course, it’s all in the only diecast collector magazine with the diecast X-factor: The Diecast Magazine.
If you’re looking for a detailed magazine, specifically aimed at the serious diecast model collector, The Diecast Magazine is for you. So why not subscribe to The Diecast Magazine today? Download a subscription form from this website, or refer to page 80 of the magazine, or call 07 3630 1530 to secure your next copy, which will be delivered directly to your door. It’s that simple!
Issue 28 of The Diecast Magazine is available now at selected newsagencies and diecast model shops throughout Australia, as well as select diecast model shops throughout New Zealand.


Contents list- THE DIECAST MAGAZINE - Issue 28 - September 2013

SHOP TALK
APEX REPLICAS
1/18 HSV W427 in Sting Red
ACME DIECAST
1/18 S&S Racing Team 1933 Gasser
1/18 ’32 Ford Deuce five-window coupe - Grand National Deuce Series
AUTOWORLD
1/64 True 1/64 basic - Release 1
2012 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
2012 Chevrolet Corvette
1966 Pontiac GTO
1967 Chevrolet Corvette
1967 Buick Gran Sport
1984 Chevrolet Camaro
1/64 True 1/64 mid-grade - Release 1
1971 Dodge Dart
1961 Dodge Dart Phoenix
1967 Ford Mustang GT 390
1976 Cadillac Coupe De Ville
1969 Pontiac Trans Am Coupe
1966 Chevrolet Impala
1/64 True 1/64 Top-Line
1/64 Model cars featured on the front covers of Car and Driver and Road & Track magazines
1/64 True 1/64 Premium - Release 1
2011 Callaway Corvette
1965 Ford GT40
2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302
1966 Oldsmobile 442
2011 Hennessey Camaro
1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1
BIANTE
1/18 1967 Holden HR Premier Sedan in Satin Silver
1/18 1974 Holden HJ Monaro GTS Sedan in Absinth Yellow
1/18 Volvo 850 Sedan 1996 Australian Super Touring Championship - Bathurst Support Race-winner, driven by Jim Richards
1/18 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III 1972 Series Production Touring Car, driven by Norm Beechey
1/18 Holden LC Torana V8 XU-1 (the XU-2) - 1972 Calder Test, driven by Peter Brock
BROOKLIN MODELS
1/43 1954 Mercury Monterey Station Wagon
1/43 1960 Miller-Meteor Cadillac ‘Guardian’ ambulance
CLASSIC CARLECTABLES
1/18 1993 Bathurst Holden VP Commodore
1/18 2012 Championship-winning Team Vodafone Holden VE Commodore Series II, driven by Jamie Whincup
1/18 2012 Team Vodafone Holden VE Commodore Series II - Craig Lowndes ‘End of an Era’
1/18 Holden EH Holden Special Sedan in Winton Red
1/18 Holden FC Special Sedan in Flame Red over India Ivory
1/18 Holden HQ GTS Monaro Amethyst Metallic
1/18 Chrysler VJ Valiant Charger Highway Patrol Vehicle
CMC
1/18 Ferrari 312P Spyder #25 1969 Sebring race version as raced by Andretti/Amon
CONRAD
1/50 Terex AT20 Mobile Crane (Franna) in the following company liveries:
- Tutt Bryant
- NQ Group
- Great Lakes Cranes
- Hanchard Cranes
- Big Hill Cranes
- White plain version
1/50 Liebherr L556 Wheel Loader with Industrial Lift Arm and Quick Coupler
1/50 Liebherr 250CX Crawler Excavator
DRAGON
1/72 Sd.Kfz.231 Eastern Front 1941
1/72 Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.N DAK, s.Pz.Abt.501 Tunisia 1942/43
1/144 Boeing 747-100 Maiden Flight City of Everett
GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES
1/43 2013 Ford Fusion in Ruby Red Metallic
6-car Display Cases
IXO
1/43 Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 #63 driven by J. Magnussen/J. O’Connell/A. Garcia in the LMGT2 class at the 2010 Le Mans race
1/43 Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 #73 driven to victory by O. Bereta/T. Milner/A. Garcia in the GTE Pro class at the 2011 Le Mans race
JOAL
1/25 JCB 3CX Contractor Backhoe Loader
1/50 VOLVO A-35C Articulated Dump Truck
1/35 JCB JS330L Excavator
1/25 Komatsu SK1020 Skid Steer Loader with Bonus Fork Attachment
KYOSHO
1/43 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead 2-Door Coupe in Diamond Black
1/43 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead 2-Door Coupe in Metropolitan Blue with Silver Satin Hood
1/18 BMW Z4 convertible sDrive 35i (E89) in Atacama Yellow with Black Interior
1/18 BMW Z4 convertible sDrive 35i (E89) in Jet Black with Red Interior
LE MANS MINIATURES
1/18 Jo Siffert Figurine - 1963 France - Swiss National Team
MATRIX SCALE MODELS
1/43 1974 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu HT in Green
1/43 1951 Daimler DB18 Hooper Empress in 2-tone Green
1/43 1963 Ghia 230S Coupe in Green Metallic
1/43 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Harold Radford Estate in Gold Metallic/Taupe
MINICHAMPS
1/43 1937 Delahaye Type 145 V-12 Coupe Pewter Medium Grey Carrosserie Henri Chapron
1/43 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Chassis #57374 – Victor Rothschild Light Silver Blue and Tan Interior Coachwork
1/43 1934 Voisin C 25 Aerodyne Chassis #50010 in Two-Tone Dark Blue ‘Best of Show’ Pebble Beach 2011 - by Gabriel Voisin 
MOTORART
1/50 Volvo EC220 D Excavator - Yellow
1/50 JCB 467 WLS Articulated Front Loader
1/50 Volvo L60G Front Loader
OXFORD DIECAST
1/76 Bentley S1 Continental Fastback
1/76 Bentley Mk VI 4-door standard steel saloon in Balmoral Green Metallic/Ice Green
1/76 London Fire Brigade Dennis F106
1/76 Traylen’s Funfair Pioneer Recovery Tractor
QUARTZO
1/18 1968 Spanish Grand Prix-winning #10 Lotus 49 driven by Graham Hill
SPARK
1/43 Porsche 907 #54, Winner of the Daytona 24 Hours race in 1968, driven by V. Elford/J. Siffert/J. Neerpasch/H. Herrmann
1/43 March 83G #00, Winner of the Daytona 24 Hours race in 1984, driven by S. van der Merwe/G. Duxbury/T. Martin
1/18 Audi R18 E-tron Quattro #1 Le Mans Winner 2012, driven by Marcel Fässler/Andre Lotterer/Benoit Tréluyer
1/43 Deltawing - Nissan #0 Highcroft Racing as raced at Le Mans in 2012
SUNSTAR
1/18 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Open Convertible in White Mist/Persian Maroon
1/18 1959 Oldsmobile 88 #42 1959 Daytona 500 winner driven by Lee Petty
1/18 1960 Ford Thunderbird Convertible in Tawny Beige
1/18 1960 Ford Thunderbird Convertible in Sultana Turquoise
1/18 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Coupe in Black
1/18 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Coupe in Laurel Green
TRAX
1/43 1956 FE Holden Standard Station Sedan in Frankston Cream/Fall Red interior
1/43 1956 FE Holden Special Station Sedan in Turquoise/Sarasota White
1/43 Ford XE Falcon Ute - S Pack
1/43 Ford XL Falcon in Waratah Red Squire Wagon
TRUESCALE MINIATURES
1/43 1960 Rolls-Royce Phantom V ‘Canberra’ HM Queen Elizabeth II
1/43 1967 Chevrolet Impala SS 2-Door Convertible in Royal Plum
1/43 1967 Chevrolet Impala 2-Door Coupe in Marina Blue
1/43 1967 Chevrolet Impala 2 Door Coupe in Ermine White
1/18 1971 McLaren M8D #12 CanAm Riverside - Motschenbacher Racing
1/18 1971 McLaren M8D #2 Laguna Seca driven by Vic Elford
VITESSE
1/43 Mercedes-Benz 220SE in Arabian Grey and White Grey
1/43 Mercedes-Benz 220SE in Medium Blue and Light Grey
1/43 1956 Ford Fairlane Open Convertible in Red/White
WSI
1/50 Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 All-Terrain Mobile Crane in Yellow

EDITORIAL
THE HISTORY OF RESIN TRANSPORT MODELLING
Book Review
SCHUCO
1/43 Mercedes-Benz CLA Promo-Model
2013 DIECAST MODEL EXPO
An Event Wrap-Up
BIANTE
1/18 1991 Holden VN Commodore SS Group A in Durif Red
PREMIUM CLASSIXXS
1/12 Mercedes Benz 300SL
CLASSIC CARLECTABLES
1/18 1985 Bathurst #7 Holden VK Commodore driven by John Harvey
MINI MARQUE
1/43 Tom Mix Cord
THE ITALIAN CONNECTION
Swap Meet held on July 23, 2013 in Novegro, Italy
NORSCOT
1/50 Caterpillar 795F AC Electric Drive Mining Truck
CMC
1/18 Mercedes-Benz 300SLR - 1955 Mille Miglia
BIANTE
1/18 2013 Bathurst Holden VEII Commodore - Biante Livery
DIECAST DIARY
AUTOart: Fender Trimming to Achieve Proper Ride Height
AUTOMODELLO
1/24 Mormon Meteor
WHAT’S HOT ONLINE
Recent Notable Online Sales
DIECAST SURGERY
Un-Seated

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