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Issue No.30

March 2014
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Are you a collector of diecast models, die cast cars or die-cast replicas? The Diecast Magazine is the BEST diecast model magazine for you.
Welcome to another brilliant release, Issue 30 of The Diecast Magazine.
Drake Collectables’ latest die cast model truck release of a 1/50 scale Kenworth T909 features on the front cover of the issue. This is a diecast model with meaning and is a model replica of the 1/1 scale ‘Rowan Truck’ memorial, which is part of Melbourne based Membrey’s Transport and Crane Hire truck fleet, and is often show at many charitable events around Australia. Previous releases of some Drake Collectables diecast model trucks have become extremely valuable on the secondary market, due to their significant exclusivity, and we believe this diecast model truck will become equally collectable in the not too distant future.
Aussie road and race collectors are well catered for with in-depth main editorial articles about Classic Carlectables’ 1/18 scale diecast sealed-body 2013 Bathurst-winning Ford FG Falcon V8 Supercar replica as driven to victory by Mark Winterbottom and Steven Richards. You will also read about Biante’s release of the newly-tooled 1/18 scale HR Holden Premier Sedan wonderfully transformed by AUTOart’s artisans as a diecast model car. This long-awaited release will be a welcome addition to many collections and go a long way toward filling a gap within any collection aiming to showcase the evolution of Holden in scale model form.

Biante - 1/18 1967 HR Holden Premier Sedan in Satin SilverDrake Collectables – 1/50 Kenworth T909 ‘The Rowan Truck

We also take a cruise with the 1/43 scale 1977 Chrysler CL Drifter Panel Van, forming part of the popular Trax Select series, and produced as a resin model. There’s also an article about the diecast model car replica of the Bob Jane-driven 1962 ATCC-winning Jaguar Mark II. Produced in 1/18 scale this diecast model car, released some time ago, is the forerunner of Bathurst racing cars as we know them today ,and is a significant representative of Australian motor racing history that may have slipped under the radar of many collectors’ sights. A more recent model in more ways than one, and rounding off the Aussie model racing car reviews, is the Minichamps 1/18 scale 2013 Bathurst 12 Hour-winning Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 as driven by Jäger/Roloff/Schneider.
For those whose interest is more on the technical aspects of the model collecting hobby, and with a particular focus upon model production, we have a fantastic five-page in-depth editorial feature of how Conrad Construction Models are produced at the company’s factory in Germany. From another technical perspective, in the Diecast Diary section, AUTOart President Jimmy Yee shares with readers some insider knowledge regarding production of resin models. And of course there is always our good friend ‘Dr’ Rob Smith with Diecast Surgery. In this issue ‘Dr’ Rob takes a well-earned break and shares with us some pictures of a very interesting special project he was commissioned to produce not so long ago.

Classic Carlectables – 1/18 2013 Bathurst Winning Ford FG Falcon V8 Supercar driven by Winterbottom/Richards1/18 1962 ATCC Winning Jaguar Mark II driven by Bob Jane

But that’s not all. In Issue 30 of The Diecast Magazine, we also show you the superb detail and finish of CMC’s 1/18 scale diecast model of a 1938 Bugatti Corsica Type 57SC Roadster. Minikraft Models takes us to the other side of the world in South Korea with a review of the 1/18 scale die cast Kia Quoris (K9) model replica; and for TV-themed model collectors, AutoWorld’s 1/18 scale Daisy Duke Plymouth produced in die cast metal, from the hit TV series The Dukes of Hazzard, is sure to please on many fronts.
One thing is for sure: there’s plenty more variety in Issue 30 of The Diecast Magazine. Whether it is this issue’s review of the GreenLight Collectibles 1/18 scale 1977-78 Ford Mustang II Cobra II diecast model, or the Quarry Diecast Day held on March 29, 2014 at Fernvale, Queensland, or the movie review of the recently released Snake & Mongoose, there is definitely something for everyone in this issue of The Diecast Magazine.
Die cast delights continue in Issue 30 of The Diecast Magazine, with our ‘Shop Talk’ section packed with news and new-release diecast model information from a variety of model manufacturers around the world. ‘What’s Hot Online’ has extensive listings of notable die cast 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 30 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 30 - March 2014


1/18 Shelby Ford Mustang GT500 KR 1968 Special order color WT 5185
1/18 1972 Oldsmobile 442 W30 in Radiant Green
1/18 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle
1/18 Four Post Hoist
1/18 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento in Gray Carbon Fibre pattern
1/18 Scion FR-S (North American version/LHD) in Black Silica
1/18 Scion FR-S (North American version/LHD) in Silver Metallic
1/43 1956-58 Dual Ghia
1/43 1956-58 Dual Ghia in Blue
1/43 1956-58 Dual Ghia in Red
1/43 1956-58 Dual Ghia in Black with Tan interior
1/43 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mark I RHD in White
1/43 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mark I RHD Tribute Edition in Mediterranean Blue
1/18 Holden VK Commodore Group A as raced during the 1986 European Touring Car Championship at the Spa 24 Hours by Peter Brock, Allan Moffat, John Harvey
1/18 1988 Australian Touring Car Championship, Holden VL Commodore SS Group A driven by Larry Perkins
1/18 Ford XW GTHO Street Machine in Aluminium Silver with Orange Stripes
1/43 1938 Buick Limited Derham Town Car
1/43 1954 Henney-Packard Super Station Wagon
1/43 1960 Pontiac Catalina Vista Flat Top
1/43 1936 Pontiac Deluxe Six 4-door Touring Sedan
1/43 OM 160 Rolfo Race Car Transporter and Ferrari Garage Set from the 1970 Italian GP in Monza
1/18 2013 Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford FG Falcon as driven by Mark Winterbottom
1/18 2013 Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford FG Falcon as driven by Will Davison
1/18 Holden HQ Monaro GTS in Salamanca Red
1/64 Kersplat - Earl Peterson Trucking - Peterbilt 379 with 63" Sleeper and Wilson Livestock Trailer
1/64 ‘Guilty by Association’ Chrome Shop Mafia - Kenworth K100 COE with 53' Chrome Spread Axle TK Reefer Trailer
1/64 Miarer and Son - Peterbilt 379 Show Truck with Chrome Tandem-Axle Grain Trailer
1/400 Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker 108th ARW NJ ANG, plus the Lockheed C-5C Galaxy 22nd Airlift Squadron 60th Air Mobility Wing Travis AFB
1/400 Space Shuttle Endeavour with Crawler Transporter
1/64 NYPD Accessory Pack
1/18 Phoebe Buffay’s 1977 Checker Taxi Cab
1/18 The Dark Knight Trilogy Batmobile
1/18 2010 Grid Girls with blonde, red, brown, or chestnut hair, with grid marker signs
1/18 A 1960s Gentleman: ‘sure looks like Enzo Ferrari to me’
1/18 2013 Infiniti Red Bull Racing Renault RB9 as driven by Mark Webber
1/43 1932 Maybach Zeppelin in White body with Blue fenders and Tan interior, with Top Down
1/43 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren in Matt Silver
2014 Paul’s Model Art Minichamps Catalog - Edition 1 - 156 Color Pages (A4)
2014 Paul’s Model Art Minichamps Catalog - Resin Edition 1 - 36 Color Pages (A4)
1/50 Caterpillar 930K Wheel Loader with Interchangeable Work Tools: Bucket and Fork
1/50 Caterpillar 938K Wheel Loader with Interchangeable Work Tools: Bucket and Fork
1/50 Liebherr R 916 Classic Litronic Tracked Excavator in Brodbeck corporate livery
1/50 Liebherr LTM11200-9.1 Mobile Crane in Hartlinger corporate livery
1/50 Casagrande B300 XP Hydraulic Piling Rig in White
1/50 Casagrande B300 XP Hydraulic Piling Rig in Yellow
1/50 Casagrande B360 XP Hydraulic Piling Rig in White
1/50 Casagrande B360 XP Hydraulic Piling Rig in Yellow
1/18 Volkswagen T1 cargo van - Jägermeister
1/87 Bugatti Veyron
1/43 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG F1 Safety Car
1/43 Porsche 550 Panamericana #55
1/18 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 #59 Winner of 1975 Daytona 24 hours as driven by P. Gregg/H. Haywood
1/18 Porsche 911 RSR #6 as raced at Nürburgring in 1974 by Bob Wollek
1/43 1968 McLaren M7A #14 as raced to 4th place at 1968 US GP by Dan Gurney
1/43 1965 AC Cobra 427 CSX3101 prototype
1/16 Farmall 504 Gas Narrow Front Tractor with Canopy
1/16 Case Magnumator II Resin Pulling Tractor
1/64 Case International Harvester 16 Row Planter
1/18 1981 Le Mans Porsche 924 Carrera GT driven by Peter Brock, Colin Bond and Jim Richards
1/43 McLaren P1 as shown at the 2013 International Geneva Motor Show
1/43 1995 McLaren F1 ‘High Mirrors’ in Papaya Orange
1/43 1968 Land Rover Series IIA 109 SAS Patrol Vehicle ‘Pink Panther’
1/43 1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn in Silver
1/18 Beta Tool Kit
1/43 Gulf Oil Retro Fuel Pump
1/43 Sunoco Retro Fuel Pump


1/18 1938 Bugatti Corsica Type 57SC Roadster
1/18 2013 Bathurst 12 Hour-winning #36 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 as driven by Jäger/Roloff/Schneider
TDM follow-up to Issue 29 article
1/18 1967 HR Holden Premier Sedan in Satin Silver
1/50 Kenworth T909 - ‘The Rowan Truck’
1/18 1977-78 Ford Mustang II Cobra II
How Conrad Model are Made
1/18 2013 Bathurst-winning Ford FG Falcon V8 Supercar as driven by Mark Winterbottom and Steven Richards
Snake & Mongoose
1/18 Kia Quoris (K9)
1/43 1977 Chrysler CL Drifter Panel Van
1/18 Daisy Duke Plymouth
AUTOart - An Insider’s Insight: Resin Models
1/18 1962 ATCC-winning Jaguar Mark II driven by Bob Jane
The Doctor’s Scrapbook - The Three Amigos
Recent Notable Online Sales
March 29, 2014 at Fernvale, QLD

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