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ISSUE 33


Issue No.33


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The Diecast Magazine is the diecast model magazine for collectors of scale model vehicles including diecast model cars, die cast trucks and die-cast models.
Things couldn’t get better for collectors of V8 Supercars. The featured front cover 1/18 scale diecast model of Biante’s 2014 Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar #14 Lockwood Racing driven by David Coulthard is a taste of what is to come. With price reductions due to tooling changes and various compromises regarding opening detail, one would almost think there is a battle amongst the two main 1/18 scale diecast model car manufacturers to see who can outdo each other regarding quality and price. Sounds good for model collectors, but let’s hope no-one gets hurt in the process!
The 2014 Christmas Stocking Competition has come and gone for another year, and if you haven’t received the phone call yet, chances are your name isn’t listed on Page 2 of this issue, which announces all four of this year’s winners. But why not check twice...just in case? Thanks again to all the voters, with special thanks to the valued sponsors of this year’s competition. Without them, we simply wouldn’t be able to offer this exciting competition.
Issue 33 of The Diecast Magazine is chock-full of Aussie models, and kicks off with Classic Carlectables’ 1/18 scale diecast model release of the 1993 Bathurst-winning Holden VP Commodore as driven by Larry Perkins and Gregg Hansford. Classic Carlectables backs this up with the 1/18 scale Holden FE Special Sedan diecast model car in Teal Blue over Elk Blue. Biante collectors are definitely not left out with superb 1/18 scale diecast model replicas of the Holden HR Premier Sedan as raced by Peter Brock at Winton in 1969, and the 1988 ATCC #05 BMW M3 as driven by Peter Brock.


Biante – 1/18 2014 Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar – D. CoulthardClassic Carlectables - 1/18 Holden FE Special Sedan in Teal Blue/Elk Blue

Want more high-octane diecast models? Autoworld has a wonderful range of funny cars, and we take a look at a trio of ‘Legends of the Quarter Mile’ in 1/18 scale, these being the ‘Fighting Irish’ Camaro driven by Ron O’Donnell, the ‘USA-1’ 1970 Chevy Camaro raced by Bruce Larson and the ‘King Cobra’ 1972 Ford Mustang driven by Sid Foster. For American road collectors the Automodello 1/24 scale 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III in Red Moondust is a standout piece. Produced in resin, these 1/24 scale models are fast becoming popular in the USA, and it won’t be too long before they are in Australia and New Zealand too.
Have you begun collecting TV- and movie-themed vehicles? If so, check-out Hot Wheels Elite’s 1/18 scale diecast model replicas of the Back to the Future Time Machine and the 30th Anniversary Ghostbusters Ecto-1 display set. The Ghostbusters set even comes with replica figurines of the four main actors in the movie...awesome!
Heavy hauling collectors are shown Icon Models’ 1/34 scale die cast replica of the Mack Granite truck and dog in Australian Native Landscape corporate livery. It’s rare to see an Australian die cast truck, let alone tooling changes to make it look right. Talking about making things look right, ‘Dr’ Rob Smith shows us how to add some realism in the diecast surgery article titled ‘Chrome Creations’. It is not hard at all, so why not have a look and give it a go to make one of your die-cast models stand out from the crowd?


Grand Layout Russia – A diorama displayIcon Models - 1/34 Mack Granite Truck and Dog

But sometimes there is more to collecting die-cast models than die-cast models, and the article by US-based TrueScale Miniatures President, Glen Chou, finishes with a brilliant Part Two of his Italian Motoring Valley tour. We also share with readers of Issue 33 a superb diorama display which is open to the public as a mass layout, equal to only a few others in the world. Titled ‘Grand Model Russia’, this article will take you there to enjoy the treats of this wonderful layout, but without the cost of the airfare.
Diecast delights continue in Issue 33 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 model collector magazine with the diecastX 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 today? Download a subscription form from this website, or refer to page 80 of the magazine, or call 07 3630 1530 to secure your copy, which will be delivered directly to your door. It’s that simple!
Issue 33 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 33 - December 2014

SHOP TALK
ACME DIECAST
1/18 1968 ‘Blackbird’ Pontiac Firebird
1/18 1965 Chevrolet L79 Chevelle Malibu SS in Danube Blue
1/18 1965 Chevrolet L79 Chevelle Malibu SS in Ermine White
1/18 1968 Shelby Mustang GT 500KR in special color paint code WT
AUTOART
1/18 Bugatti EB110 GT in Blue
1/18 Gumpert Apollo in Blue
AUTOMODELLO
1/24 1934 Duesenberg J – Graber (Swiss Coachbuilder) in Blue and Black
AUTOWORLD
1/18 1964 Ford Thunderbolt driven by Phil Bonner
BAUER
1/12 Bugatti Atalante Type 57SC Black with Red Side Panels and Burgundy
BIANTE
1/18 1977 Holden LX Torana SS A9X Hatchback in Panama Green
1/18 1978 Bathurst Holden LX Torana SS A9X Hatchback driven by John Harvey and Charlie O’Brien
1/18 2014 Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar #47 Supercheap Auto Racing driven by Tim Slade
1/18 2014 Bathurst Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar #97 Tekno Autosports - Pole Position Winner - driven by Shane Van Gisbergen and Jonathon Webb
1/43 2014 Bathurst Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar #97 Tekno Autosports - Pole Position Winner - driven by Shane Van Gisbergen and Jonathon Webb
1/18 2014 Bathurst Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar #222 Heavy Haulage Australia Racing/Walkinshaw Racing driven to third place by Nick Percat and Oliver Gavin
1/43 2014 Bathurst Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar #222 Heavy Haulage Australia Racing/Walkinshaw Racing driven to third place by Nick Percat and Oliver Gavin
BROOKLIN MODELS
1/43 1937 Graham Supercharged 116 4-door Sedan in Freedom Blue
1/43 1949 Lagonda 2.6 Litre Drophead Coupe in Black
1/43 1956 Ford Zephyr Mk. II Convertible in Beige
CLASSIC CARLECTABLES
1/18 Holden FC Special Sedan in De-Luxe Red Cabs corporate livery
1/18 Holden HX Monaro 4-Door in Royal Plum
1/18 Ford XA Falcon Coupe Custom in Cyber Berry
CONRAD
1/50 Carnehl Half-pipe trough on Mercedes-Benz MP03 in Silver
1/50 Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1 Mobile Crane in BKL Corporate Livery
1/50 MAN Conventional truck with Meiller tipper 4x4 in Pebble
DRAKE COLLECTIBLES
1/50 Esco 155 Cubic Yard ProFill Dragline Bucket in Red - Available now - Priced at $260
1/50 Esco 155 Cubic Yard ProFill Dragline Bucket Worn-look - Available now - Priced at $275
DRAGON ARMOR
1/72 1/72 IJN Type 2 ‘Ka-Mi’ w/Floating Pontoon Late Production
ELIGOR
1/43 Bugatti Type 35B in Yellow
EMC
1/43 1928 Mercedes-Benz Type 630 K-Motor Sedanca De Ville. Coachbuilt by Karosserie Saoutchik, as exhibited at the Speyer Museum
GMP
1/18 1970 Chevrolet Nova - Beverly Hills Cop
GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES
1/18 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 60 in Black
1/18 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 60 in Blue and White
1/43 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T in Orange - Fast and Furious (2003)
1/43 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R in Silver - 2 Fast 2 Furious
1/43 1970 Dodge Charger R/T in Gray - Fast and Furious (2009)
1/64 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS – 1969 Daytona Pace Car
IXO
1/43 1939 Berliet 11CV Dauphine in Yellow
1/43 1928 Opel 10/40 Modell 80 in Brown and Black
KYOSHO
1/18 2013 Audi Q5 in Phantom Black with Saddle Interior
1/18 2013 Audi Q5 in Ice Silver with Black Interior
1/18 2013 Audi Q5 in Lava Gray with Black
1/43 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Litre in Silver
1/43 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Litre in White
1/43 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3 Litre in Dark Blue
1/43 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3 Litre in Silver
1/43 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3 Litre in White
1/18 Alpine Renault A110 1600s in Yellow with Black
1/18 Alpine Renault A110 1600s in Red with Black Interior
MINICHAMPS
1/43 2014 Infiniti Red Bull Racing Renault RB10 as driven by Daniel Ricciardo
1/43 2014 Infiniti Red Bull Racing Renault RB10 as driven by Sebastian Vettel
1/18 BMW 3.5 CSL – ‘IMSA’ driven by David Hobbs and Benny Parsons at the 1976 24H Daytona race
1/43 BMW 3.5 CSL – ‘IMSA’ driven by David Hobbs and Benny Parsons at the 1976 24 Hour Daytona race
1/1 2014 Paul’s Model Art/Minichamps Catalogue - Edition 2
1/1 2014 Paul’s Model Art/Minichamps Catalogue - Resin Edition 2
1/18 1979 Procar Series #5 BMW M1 Procar (E26) in ‘Marlboro Colours’ driven to victory during the Hockenheim round by Niki Lauda
MOTORART
1/87 Volvo VO65 – Sailing Boat
1/50 New Holland F156.7 Grader
NEO SCALE MODELS
1/43 1955 MG TF in British Racing Green
NZG
1/50 Sennebogen 860M excavator
1/50 Sennebogen 860R excavator
QUARTZO
1/18 1974 Monaco Grand Prix-winning #1 Lotus 72E driven by Ronnie Peterson
SCHUCO
1/600 Airbus A340-300 ‘Swiss International Air Lines’ Reg. HB-JMI
1/600 Airbus A380-800 ‘Air France’ Reg. F-HPJE
1/600 Airbus A380-800 ‘British Airways’ Reg. G-XLEA
1/18 Mercedes-Benz Martini Race Transporter
SPARK
1/43 1984 Bathurst #62 BMW 635CSi driven by Denny Hulme and Leopold von Bayern
1/43 Porsche 991 RSR Class Winner at the 2014 Daytona race, driven by P. Pilet/N. Tandy/R. Lietz
1/43 2014 Muscle Milk ORECA 03 Nissan driven by K. Graf and L. Luhr
1/43 1939 Delage D8-120 Figoni & Falaschi
1/43 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante
SUNSTAR
1/18 1965 Ford F-100 Custom Cab Pickup in Raven Black
1/18 1966 Ford F-100 Custom Cab Pickup in Wimbledon White and Holly Green
1/18 1956 Lincoln Premiere Hard Top in Presidential Black and Sunburst Yellow
1/18 1959 Mercury Park Lane Hard Top in Marble White and Sherwood Green
1/12 Morris Mini-Cooper S #37 driven to first place by P. Hopkirk/H. Liddon at the 1964 Rallye Monte Carlo
1/12 Morris Mini-Cooper S #52 driven to victory by T. Makinen/P. Easter at the 1965 Rallye Monte Carlo
1/18 1965 Chevrolet C-10 Styleside Pick-Up in Ivory and Light Green
1/18 1965 Chevrolet C-10 Styleside Pick-Up in Yellow
TONKIN REPLICAS
1/50 Capacity Stock On-Highway 4x2 Yard Dog - Cab Only
TSM-MODEL
1/18 2013 McLaren 12C GT3 #69 as raced by the Gulf Racing Team during the 24 Hours of Spa
1/18 2013 McLaren 12C GT3 #88 as raced by Von Ryan Racing during the 24 Hours of Spa
1/43 1976 March 761 #10 as raced at the South African GP by Ronnie Peterson
1/43 1976 March 761 #34 as raced at the Germany GP by Hans-Joachim Stuck
VITESSE
1/43 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX #1 as driven by D. Auriol/D. Giraudet
1/43 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX #25 as driven by S. Blomqvist/R. Jakobsson
1/43 1959 Nash Metropolitan Open Convertible in Green/White
1/43 1959 Nash Metropolitan Open Convertible in Blue/White
WIKING
1/87 Unimog U 20 Flatbed Utility Fire Service Truck
1/87 Volkswagen T1 ‘Flower Power’ Bus
1/87 Fendt Katana 65 Forage Harvester with Grass Pick-Up 
WSI
1/50 Liebherr R 970 SME Excavator
1/50 Liebherr LTM 1050-3.1 Mobile Crane

EDITORIAL
CLASSIC CARLECTABLES

1/18 1993 Bathurst-winning Holden VP Commodore as raced by Larry Perkins and Gregg Hansford
HOT WHEELS
1/18 Back to the Future Time Machine
ICON MODELS
1/34 Mack Granite Truck and Dog in Australian Native Landscapes Corporate Livery
MINICHAMPS
1/43 Recent Mullins Collection Releases
BIANTE
1/18 2014 Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar #14 Lockwood Racing as raced by David Coulthard
AUTOMODELLO
1/24 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III in Red Moondust
HOT WHEELS
1/18 30th Anniversary Ghostbusters Ecto-1
CLASSIC CARLECTABLES
1/18 Holden FE Special Sedan in Teal Blue over Elk Blue
GRAND LAYOUT RUSSIA
Russian Diorama Display
AUTO WORLD
Legends of the Quarter Mile Trio
1/18 1970 Chevy Camaro - Ron O’Donnell’s ‘Fighting Irish’ NHRA Funny car
1/18 1970 Chevy Camaro - Bruce Larson’s ‘USA-1’ NHRA Funny car
1/18 1972 Ford Mustang - Sid Foster’s ‘King Cobra’ NHRA Funny car
BIANTE
1/18 Holden HR Premier Sedan, Winton 1969 as raced by Peter Brock
DIECAST DIARY
Glen Chou - Italian Motoring Valley Tour - Part Two
DIECAST SURGERY
Chrome Creations
WHAT’S HOT ONLINE
Recent Notable Online Sales
BIANTE
1/18 1988 ATCC #05 BMW M3 as raced by Peter Brock

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