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ISSUE 36


Issue No.35


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The Diecast Magazine is the highest-quality magazine in the world about resin models, die cast replicas, scaled die-cast vehicles, and diecast model cars.
We go green with the front cover model for issue 36 of The Diecast Magazine by featuring the 1/18 Classic Carlectables diecast Sublime Lime Holden Panel Van in Barbados Green. This wild Classic Carlectables creation is awesome, from the Hawaiian Hibiscus-styled graphics on the side, to the comfy custom interior. Model collectors will no doubt be keen to add one of these gems to their collections. If the previously released Holden Mambo Panel Van diecast model is anything to go by, this one won’t last long, so you know what you need to do.
Christmas is almost here, and for the 11th successive year the 2015 Christmas Stocking Competition is being held. With four prizes up for grabs worth more than $4000, what are you waiting for? Get a copy of issue 36 today, complete the annual survey questions and get your entry in to us ASAP. The competition closes on January 4, 2016, and with tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes given away previously, why wouldn’t you want to be in with a chance? So get your entry in today.
This issue also features a pictorial wrap-up from the 2015 Diecast Model Expo held at the Penrith Panthers Leagues Club from September 25-27. The pictures say it all, so check it out and make a note not to miss the next event, coming soon.


Biante– Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar – Retrospective ReplicaClassic Carlectables – 1/18 Holden Panel Van – Sublime Lime

If that isn’t enough for you, why not take a trip to the other side of the world and join Matt White on a visit to the Germany headquarters of Minichamps. The insightful article features pictures of the museum, which includes a wonderful display of the die casting process used to make Minichamps models. This is a must-see article for any serious collector, not to mention it will save you a packet reading the article rather than travelling to the other side of the world!
Biante has Aussie race enthusiasts from both camps covered, as our feature article shows with coverage of both the 1971 Bathurst Phase III GTHO Ford Falcon, driven by Phil Barnes and Bob Skelton, and the ‘Retrospective Replicar’ of the Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar decorated in the livery of the 1995 Bathurst winner. There have been mixed emotions about this model, particularly from purists of the great race, but we see this as a great alternative and a unique way for collectors to celebrate the new and the old. Whatever side of the fence you are on, you can read all about this model and more in issue 36 of The Diecast Magazine.
In fact, issue 36 also contains an article from Biante general manager William Hall, in which he explains what the future holds for collectors: ‘The reality we can no longer ignore’.


2015 Diecast Model Expo – Pictorial Wrap-UpBiante - 1/18 1971 Bathurst Ford GTHO Falcon – Barnes/Skelton

Heavy machinery collectors are catered for with a review of the recently released Conrad diecast models of the 1/50 Liebherr R9800 Hydraulic Excavator and T284 Mining Truck, and customisers will eat up the Diecast Surgery article from ‘Dr’ Rob Smith about making your own split rims for that special project.
Actually, now that we think about it, issue 36 is brimming with many more feature articles, such as the AUTOart Ford Forty Nine Concept Car in 1/18 diecast metal, the 1/18 diecast 2003 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe and the 2014 Bentley Mulsanne Speed, both produced by Kyosho. And if mystery and intrigue — with a dash of historical significance — are your collecting pleasure, you will love the article about the 1/18 Chrysler Norseman produced in resin by Minichamps. Then again, if fantasy from another world gets your motor running, the Hot Wheels Elite rendition of the 1/18 Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile will have you wrapped up until the end.
Diecast Diary is again included, and AUTOart president Jimmy Yee explains the exhaustive process of creating a brushed stainless-steel effect the way his company does.
Also don’t forget 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, 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 36 of The Diecast Magazine is available now at select newsagencies and diecast model shops throughout Australia, as well as select diecast model shops throughout New Zealand.


Contents list - THE DIECAST MAGAZINE - Issue 36 - October 2015

SHOP TALK
ACME DIECAST
1/18 1970 Trans Am Championship Ford Boss 302 Mustang
1/64 1941 Military 1/2 Ton 4x4 Truck with Stacey David Gearz
1/18 1972 Pontiac Le Mans GTO in Lucerne Blue with ducktail spoiler
1/18 1972 Pontiac Le Mans GTO in Starlight Black with ducktail spoiler
APEX REPLICAS
1/18 Ford FPV GT-F in Winter White with Black Stripes
1/18 Ford FPV GT-F in Kinetic Blue with Black Stripes
ART MODEL
1/43 Ferrari 500 TRC #71 as driven at Sebring during 1958 by De la Mesa/Gonzalez/Gomez-Mena
1/43 Ferrari 195 Touring Berlinetta #311 as driven by Cornacchia and Frigerio at the 1953 Giro di Sicilia
AUSTRALIAN MODEL REPLICAS
1/43 ‘Real Steel’ Ford Super Falcon
1/43 ‘Real Steel’ HT Holden 350 GTS Monaro
AUTOART
1/18 Subaru Impreza 22B in Blue
1/18 1986 Argentina Rally Winning #5 Lancia Delta S4 in Martini Race Livery, driven by Biasion/Siviero
BIANTE
1/18 2015 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Third Place #2 Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar as driven by Garth Tander/Warren Luff
1/18 2015 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 #22 Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar as driven Jack Perkins/Russell Ingall
1/43 2015 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Launch Car of the Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar #2 Garth Tander/Warren Luff
1/43 2015 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Launch Car of the Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar #22 James Courtney/Jack Perkins
BROOKLIN MODELS
1/43 1934 Studebaker Commander Landcruiser Sedan in Black
1/43 1940 Buick Model 59 Station Wagon in Metallic Green
1/43 1960 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe
1/43 1967 Buick Wildcat 4-door with Hardtop
1/43 1966 Sunbeam Tiger as Met Police
1/43 1937 Jensen 3.5 Litre S Type in Cream
1/43 1955 Sunbeam Rapier Mk 1 in Black and Yellow
1/43 1956 Hillman Minx Convertible
CLASSIC CARLECTABLES
1/18 1970 Bathurst Ford XW Falcon GT-HO Phase II #62E
1/18 1977 ATCC Ford XB Falcon Hardtop as driven by Dick Johnson
1/18 Holden EH Special Sedan in Fowlers Ivory
1/18 Holden HQ Monaro GTS Custom in Orange Tang
1/18 Craig Lowndes 100 Race Wins Holden Commodore V8 Supercar in Gold
1/18 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore Twin Set
CMC
1/18 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato in Goodwood Green
1/18 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS
CONRAD
1/50 MAN TGX XLX SLT
1/50 LIEBHERR T 284 Mining Truck
DIECAST MASTERS
New Caterpillar Licensee
1/50 Caterpillar D11T Track-Type Tractor in Copper Commemorative Edition
1/125 Caterpillar 793F Mining Truck
DRAKE COLLECTIBLES
1/50 Grove GMK 5130-2 Mobile Crane in Membrey’s Mobile Crane Hire livery
1/50 Drake 7x8 Steerable Trailer in McAleese Livery
1/50 McAleese accessory kit
ESVAL MODELS
1/43 1934 Hispano Suiza J12 Three-position Drophead Coupe in Blue by Fernandez Darrin
1/43 1934 Hispano Suiza J12 Three-position Drophead Coupe in Two-Tone Green by Fernandez Darrin
GMP
1/18 1992 Ford Mustang 5.0 SSP Blacked Out FBI Pursuit Car
1/18 1967 Chevrolet Street Fighter Camaro
GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES
1/18 1970 Dodge Challenger Hemi Shaker R/T in Sublime Green
1/18 1970 Dodge Challenger Hemi Shaker R/T in Plum Crazy Purple
1/43 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T in Yellow with Black Stripes
1/43 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T in White
1/18 1967 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedan – Supernatural (2005)
1/18 1978 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Hardtop in Metallic Silver with Orange Stripes and Black Interior
1/18 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Hardtop in Red with Black Stripes and Black Interior
1/18 1978 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 in Black with Orange Stripes and Black
1/18 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 in White with Blue Stripes and Blue Interior
HOT WHEELS ELITE
1/18 VW Beetle - Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
KYOSHO
1/18 Land Rover Defender 90 in Santorini Black
1/18 Land Rover Defender 90 in Fuji White
1/18 Audi A8L W12 - Phantom Black
1/18 Audi A8L W12 – Moon Shine Blue
1/18 Lamborghini Countach LP400S in Blue Metallic with Tan Interior and Gold Bravo Wheels
1/18 Lamborghini Countach LP400S in Red with White Interior and Gold Bravo Wheels
MATRIX SCALE MODELS
1/43 1954 Glockler-Porsche 356 Special Coupe in Silver
1/43 1952 Glockler-Porsche 356 Special Roadster Weidenhausen in Silver
1/43 1949 Veritas C90 Coupe in Silver
1/43 1965 Mercer Cobra Exner in White
MINICHAMPS
1/18 1936 Lancia Astura Tipo 233 Corto in Blue
1/18 1936 Lancia Astura Tipo 233 Corto in Black
1/43 1956 Buick Centurion Concept in Red and White
1/18 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo S (991) in Red with Black Interior
1/18 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 (991) in Grey Metallic with Black Interior and Red Brake Calipers
1/43 Ford Focus Rally ‘Stobard’ livery as driven by V. Rossi and C. Cassina at the 2008 Wales Rally
1/43 Ford Focus Rally ‘Beta’ livery as driven by V. Rossi and C. Cassina at the 2008 Monza Rally
MOTORART
1/50 JCB 540-200 Loadall Telehandler
1/50 Volvo L60H Wheel Loader
NZG
1/87 Liebherr LHM 550 Mobile Harbor Crane
1/50 Waste Container in Blue
1/50 Waste Container in Green
RIO
1/43 1967 Citroen DS 21 - Pernod Promotional Vehicle
1/43 Volkswagen - Elvis Presley Personal Car
1/43 Citroen ID Break - 1960 Funeral Car and Coffin
ROS
1/32 ROC RT1000
SCHUCO
1/43 Tesla Model S in Red
1/43 Tesla Model S in Black
1/600 American Airlines Bowing B777-200
SPARK
1/43 BMW 635CSi #62 as driven by Jim Richards when claiming 1985 Australian Touring Car Championship
1/18 1987 World Champion FW11B #6 as driven by Nelson Piquet at the Japanese GP
1/18 1980 World Champion #27 FW07B as raced by Alan Jones
1/43 1967 Trans Am Champion #17 Ford Mustang as driven by Jerry Titus
1/43 1969 Trans Am #15 Ford Mustang as driven by Parnelli Jones
1/43 1974 US GP Winning #7 Brabham BT44 as raced by Carlos Reutemann
1/43 1967 Indianapolis 500 #40 Paxton Turbocar in STP Livery as driven by Parnelli Jones
SUNSTAR
1/18 Opel Ascona 400 #1 as driven by J. Kleint/G. Wanger at the 1981 Safari Rally
1/18 Opel Ascona 400 #3 as driven by A. Vatanen/T. Harryman during the 1983 Monte-Carlo Rallye
1/18 Subaru Impreza 555 #2 as driven by K. Eriksson/S. Parmander at the 1966 Safari Rally Kenya
1/18 Lotus 72C #6 as driven by Jochen Rindt at the 1970 Austrian Grand Prix
1/18 Lotus 72D #31 as driven to victory by Emerson Fittipaldi at the 1972 Austrian Grand Prix
1/18 Lotus 72E #2 as driven to victory by Ronnie Peterson at 1973 Italian Grand Prix
1/18 1999 Lotus Elite 111S in Yellow
1/18 1999 Lotus Elite 111S in Green
TONKIN REPLICAS
1/50 Liebherr LTM 1250-5.1 in Mammoet Corporate Livery
1/50 Mercedes Benz Actros2 6x2 with 3-axle Steered Flatbed and Kobelco Boom
TRUESCALE MINIATURES
1/12 Mazda 787B #55 1991 Le Mans 24Hr Winner
1/18 McLaren F1 GTR #59 1995 Le Mans 24Hr Winner
1/18 McLaren MP4/5 #1 1989 Monaco Grand Prix Winner as driven by Ayrton Senna
1/43 Ford GT40
1/43 1930 Mercedes SSK as fashioned by Count Trossi
1/18 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK as fashioned by Count Trossi
VITESSE
1/43 1976 Citroen 2CV SPOT in Orange
1/43 1976 Citroen 2CV in Yellow
1/43 1957 Peugeot 403 in Bluish Gray
1/43 1957 Peugeot 403 in Gray Green

EDITORIAL
MINICHAMPS

A Tour of Minichamps headquarters in Germany
BIANTE
1/18 Holden VF V8 Supercar in 1995 Bathurst Winning Livery
CLASSIC CARLECTABLES
1/18 Custom Holden Panel Van in Barbados Green
AUTOART
1/18 Ford Forty Nine Concept Car
THE REALITY WE CAN
NO LONGER IGNORE

The future of model car collecting
HOT WHEELS ELITE
1/18 Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile
MINICHAMPS
1/18 Chrysler Norseman
KYOSHO
1/18 2003 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe
1/18 2014 Bentley Mulsanne Speed
2015 DIECAST MODEL EXPO
A Pictorial wrap-up
BIANTE
1/18 1971 Bathurst Ford XY Falcon GTHO Runner Up as driven by Phil Barnes/Bob Skelton
CONRAD
1/50 Liebherr R9800 Mining Shovel and T284 Mining Truck
DIECAST DIARY
Creating a brushed stainless-steel effect
WHAT’S HOT ONLINE
Recent notable online sales
DIECAST SURGERY
Split rims

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