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ISSUE 31


Issue No.31


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June 2014
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The Diecast Magazine is the best model magazine for static model collectors of diecast models, die cast cars, die-cast trucks and resin model replicas.
Issue 31 is another brilliant edition of The Diecast Magazine and featured on the front cover is Classic Carlectables’ beautiful diecast model car replica of the 1/18 scale HR Holden Premier Sedan in Silver Mink. This first example from an all-new diecast tool set follows Classic Carlectables’ more recently released Holden FC Special Sedan and the not-so-old EH Holden range. With these long-awaited models now a reality, what could be next?
A belated tribute to Sir Jack Brabham opens Issue 31’s editorial section, and leads to an in-depth model review of the superbly crafted 1960 World Championship-winning 1/18 scale #1 Cooper-Climax T53 produced by Schuco. Many collectors would be already aware of the controversy behind this model, so we concentrate upon the exquisite detail featured within this recently released highly collectible model.
Also featured in Issue 31 of The Diecast Magazine is the Biante 1/18 scale HZ Holden Sandman Panel van, known as ‘Seawitch’. This diecast model car ‘Hangs Ten’ with two Malibu surfboards supplied as part of this wonderfully iconic Australian diecast model car release.


Classic Carlectables – 1/18 Holden HR Premier SedanA Tribute to Sir Jack Brabham

More newly tooled model releases grace the pages of Issue 31, with Kyosho’s all-new 1/18 scale De Tomaso Pantera GTS model car replica. Aviation collectors are taken to new heights with a review of the Forces of Valor 1/72 scale US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet, while Heavy Machinery collectors can load up with three new 1/50 scale mining truck releases from Conrad, First Gear, and NZG. It is this variety and more, provided by The Diecast Magazine, which caters for almost every type of static model collector.
But at The Diecast Magazine we know you want more than model reviews, so check out Issue 31’s Diecast Diary as President of TrueScale Miniatures, Glen Chou, takes us on a tour of the Petroleum Museum in Midland, Texas and Chaparral’s nearby headquarters. It is a fantastic insight into a successful mix of race driver and car, and a privileged opportunity to see behind-the-scenes-operations of Chaparral and some of those famous racing cars.


Schuco – 1/18 1960 World Championship winning #1 Cooper-Climax T53Biante - 1/18 Holden HZ Sandman Panelvan – Seawitch

Die cast delights continue in Issue 31 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 diecastX factor: The Diecast Magazine.
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Issue 31 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 31 - June 2014

SHOP TALK
ACME DIECAST
1/18 Lo Bianco Brothers and Co. Fiat Dragster
1/18 1933 Ford - Mondello and Matsubara Dragster
1/18 ’32 Ford Deuce Roadster - Second release of the Grand National Deuce Series
1/18 1968 Shelby GT350 in Yellow - WT 6066 Color Series
AMALGAM
1/8 Ferrari LaFerrari
1/8 Lamborghini Aventador J
AMERICAN MUSCLE
1/18 1966 Chevy Biscayne - Maryland State Police in Green/Black
APEX REPLICAS
1/43 Holden Efijy Concept in Soprano Purple
AUTOART
1/12 Kawasaki 900 Super Four (Z1) in Candy Brown/Orange
AUTOMODELLO
1/24 1930 Cord L-29 Brooks Stevens Speedster in White over Black
1/43 1948 Norman E. Timbs Streamliner in Maroon Metallic with Tan Interior
1/43 1948 Norman E. Timbs Streamliner in White with Tan Interior
AUTOWORLD
1/18 1971 Dodge Charger ‘White Bear’ Funny Car
BIANTE
1/18 Holden HR Premier Sedan as driven by Peter Brock at Winton Raceway in 1969
1/18 1972/73 Castrol GTX NZ Production Car Championship-winning Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III as driven by Jim Richards
1/18 Holden LX Torana A9X Sedan as raced at Sandown in 1978 by Peter Brock
1/18 New V8 Super car tooling revealed - First prototype sample pictured and teams announced for 2014
BROOKLIN MODELS
1/43 1954 Hudson Hornet Convertible
1/43 1960 Chevrolet Impala four-door Sport Sedan
1/43 1960 Cadillac Series 62 six-window Sedan
1/43 1957 1957 Oldsmobile 88 two-door Convertible
CENTURY DRAGON
1/43 Jaguar XJ220
1/43 Jaguar XK140 Fixed Head Coupe in British Racing Green
1/43 Jaguar XK140 Drop Head Coupe in White
1/43 Jaguar XK140 Open Two Seater in Red
CLASSIC CARLECTABLES
1/18 Holden FE Special Sedan in Teal Blue over Elk Blue
1/18 Holden EH S4 in Amberley Blue
1/18 1993 Bathurst-winning Holden VP Commodore driven by Perkins/Hansford
1/18 Red Bull Racing Australia 2014 Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar as driven by Jamie Whincup
1/18 Red Bull Racing Australia 2014 Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar as driven by Craig Lowndes
CMC
1/18 1938 Bugatti 57SC Corsica Roadster in Raw/Unpainted finish
CONRAD
1/50 Terex AT20 [Franna] in Titan Crane Group corporate livery
1/50 Terex AT20 [Franna] in Mammoet corporate livery
1/50 Conrad LTM1200-5.1 Mobile Crane – NQ Group
1/50 Liebherr L 576 Wheel loader
1/50 Liebherr LTR 1100 Crawler Telescopique Crane
1/50 LBX 250X3 Long Reach Hydraulic Excavator
1/50 Case CX240B MH Hydraulic Excavator with Metal Tracks
FRONTIART
1/18 SSC Tuatara
GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES
1/24 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS in Yellow with Black stripes
1/43 Mazda RX-7 as seen in The Fast & The Furious (2001)
1/43 1967 Ford Mustang as seen in The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
1/43 Ford GT40 as seen in the movie Fast Five (2011)
HOT WHEELS ELITE
1/18 Knight Rider - K.A.R.R. (Knight Automated Roving Robot)
1/18 Ferrari 458 Spider in F1 Red
IXO
1/43 1950 Bentley Mk VI in Black and Silver
1/43 1928 Bugatti Type 41 Royale in Black and Dark Blue
KYOSHO
1/43 Rolls-Royce Phantom two-door Coupe in Arabian Blue with light Grey Interior
1/43 Rolls-Royce Phantom two-door Coupe in English White II
1/18 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C in Dark Blue with White Stripes
1/18 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C in Red with White Stripes
1/18 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C in Matt Silver
MINICHAMPS
1/43 1911 Hispano-Suiza Type 45CR Type ‘King Alfonso XIII’ Voiturette
1/18 1995 Le Mans-winning McLaren F1 GTR in Ueno Clinic livery driven by Yannick Dalmas/Masanori Sekiya/J.J. Lehto
1/18 1958 Hofherr-Schrantz Porsche Super Farm Traktor
1/12 Yamaha YZR-M1 in Team Tech-3-Yamaha livery as raced by Colin Edwards during MOTOGP 2008 at Laguna Seca
MOTORART
1/50 Volvo EC300E Tracked Excavator
1/50 Volvo EC480E Tracked Excavator
NORSCOT
1/50 Caterpillar 982M Wheel Loader
1/32 Caterpillar 308E2 CR SB Mini Hydraulic Excavator
1/32 Caterpillar TH407C Telehandler
1/25 Caterpillar CG260-16 Gas Generator
QUARRY DIECAST MODELS
1/50 Square Stands in White (painted) – One-, Two- and Four-piece sets
ROS
1/50 Scaip SPX960 Pipelayer
1/32 Dewulf RA3060 Potato Harvester
1/32 Grimme Planter GL860 Compacta Potato Planter
SCHUCO
1/43 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé in Gulf Livery
1/43 Porsche 911 RS 2.7
1/43 Porsche 911(993) Cup 3.8
SPARK
1/18 2012 Le Mans Deltawing/Nissan #0 as raced in Highcroft Racing team livery by M. Franchitti/M. Krumm/S. Motoyama
1/43 1964 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Stingray
1/43 1963 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Stingray Convertible
1/43 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible in red
1/43 McLaren #5 as raced at Nassau in 1964 by Bruce McLaren
1/43 McLaren M16B #66 driven to victory by Mark Donohue at 1972 Indianapolis 500
1/43 McLaren M7A #1 driven to victory by Denny Hulme at 1968 Canadian Grand Prix
SPECCAST
1/16 Massey Ferguson 65 DieselMatic Tractor
1/16 Oliver 770 Wide Front
1/16 Oliver Super 77 Narrow Front Tractor with Red Wheels
1/16 Farmall 504 Gas Wide Front Tractor with Flat Fenders and Wheel Weights
SUNSTAR
1/18 1963 Chevrolet Nova in Laurel Green
1/18 1963 Chevrolet Nova in Autumn Gold
1/18 MG Metro 6R4 #15 as driven by M. Wilson/N. Harris during 1986 Rallye Sanremo
1/18 Fiat 124 Abarth #3 as driven by S. Barbasio/P. Sodano at 1974 East African Safari Rally
1/18 1998 Mitsubishi Montero Long 3.5 V6 in Sudan Beige Metallic
1/18 Mercedes-Benz Strich 8 Coupé in Metallic Blue
TRUESCALE MINIATURES
1/43 McLaren MP4/5 #1 as driven to victory by A. Senna at 1989 Monaco Grand Prix
1/8 James Hunt Helmet as worn during the 1976 season
1/18 Le Mans 24Hr Winner Trophy
VITESSE
1/43 Lancia Stratos HF #14 as driven to victory by S. Munari/M. Mannucci at 1975 Rallye Monte-Carlo
1/43 Lancia Stratos HF #11 as driven to victory by B. Waldegård/H. Thorszelius at 1975 Rallye Sanremo
WIKING
1/87 Straelen Mercedes-Benz Heavy-Duty Rescue Metz B32 Ladder Fire Truck
1/87 Magirus Saturn Cement Mixer Truck
1/87 Fendt Farmer 2 Tractor

EDITORIAL
SIR JACK BRABHAM TRIBUTE
SCHUCO
1/18 1960 World Formula One Championship Winning Cooper T53
A MOMENT OF CLARITY
An Update of What’s Happening in the World of The Diecast Magazine
CLASSIC CARLECTABLES
1/18 Holden HR Premier Sedan
HEAVY HAULERS
1/50 Off-Road Haul Trucks - Latest Releases
AUTOART
1/18 1958 Porsche 356 Speedster #71 in Black
HOT WHEELS ELITE
1/43 Movie Magic
KYOSHO
1/18 De Tomaso Pantera GTS
BIANTE
1/18 Holden HZ Sandman Panel Van - ‘Seawitch’
FORCES OF VALOR
1/72 Forces of Valor US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet
AUTOART
1/18 What is the ‘Tofu Car’
TRUESCALE MINIATURES
1/18 Lotus 78 #5 1977 Launch version – Mario Andretti
1/18 Lotus 78 #6 1978 South African GP winner - Ronnie Peterson
SUN STAR
1/18 Rally Revellers
DIECAST DIARY
Glen Chou - Chaparral Museum Tour
WHAT’S HOT ONLINE
Recent Notable Online Sales
DIECAST SURGERY
Aerial Attack

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