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ISSUE 38


Issue No.38


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Contents - THE DIECAST MAGAZINE - Issue 38 - March 2016

The Diecast Magazine is the best model collector magazine for collectors of scaled resin replicas, die cast model cars or any die-cast model vehicle.
Diecast Replicars gets collectors talking with its entry into the world of kerbside 1/18 diecast model cars and the company’s first model car release of the 1/18 Ford XP Falcon Futura. As featured on the front cover of issue 38, Diecast Replicars is a new brand from Australian-based Southern Model Supplies (SMS), which is also the home of Classic Carlectables. As production costs continue to increase, manufacturers search for new ways to lower the cost of models for collectors, and kerbside models with no opening features seem to be the way to maintain affordability into the future.
Collectors fuelled by high-octane heavies will be in heaven with our in-depth article about Biante’s new Street Machine model car releases. Produced in 1/18 diecast, the Ford XR Falcon (aka ‘Nemesis’) and Holden HQ Monaro (aka ‘Venom’) go head-to-head in a battle for collectors.
V8 Supercar collectors also are well catered for with an article featuring Biante’s latest 1/43 releases from the 2015 season. It has been a while since we saw a 1/43 model release from Biante, but these four versions of the Holden VF Commodore break the drought, and will be welcomed by small-scale V8 Supercar collectors throughout Australia.


Classic Carlectables – 1/18 Ford XP Falcon FuturaCMC – 1/18 Ferrari 250 GTO

Collectors of small-scale resin replicas are treated to a blast from the past with Australian Model Replicas’ 1/43 model of the #40 Holden HT Monaro as driven by Norm Beechey during the 1972 ATCC season. The is the final chapter of a three-year tale of the HT Monaro in the hands of Beechey, and this car was the first Australian one to win the ATCC in 1970. Recently released, this model has proved just as popular as AMR’s initial release of the #1 version from the 1971 ATCC season, which was released in September 2015 at the Diecast Model Expo and was almost sold out upon release of issue 38 of The Diecast Magazine.
Also within issue 38 of The Diecast Magazine, we introduce another new brand of model vehicle from the house of SMS, aptly called Highway Replicas. Produced in 1/64 scale, Highway Replicas’ first release of a Mack Prime Mover in White/Red with Twin Cattle Trailers leads us to the question of scale, which we ask also in a separate article within the same issue.
Looking beyond Australia’s borders at more internationally flavoured collectibles, CMC takes centre stage with a five-page review of the company’s recently released 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. Produced in diecast metal, this curvy coupe looks sensational, and those willing to part with their cash will be proud to own such a quality model from one of the best 1/18 scale model manufacturers in the world. We also take a look at the fast and furious #7 Brabham Alfa Romeo BT45B, produced in 1/18 die cast by Minichamps. For collectors of 1/43 scale cars, check out the article about Esval Models’ Hispano Suiza J12 Three-Position Drophead Coupes. These finely crafted collectibles are a hidden treasure for collectors of more exotic model vehicles.


Biante – 1/18 Street Machines – Blown HQ Monaro Coupe and XR FalconDiecast Diary – The Challenges of Vent and Hole Clearing

Diecast Diary welcomes back AUTOart president Jimmy Yee, who explains the challenges of providing realism via vent and hole clearing during the model manufacturing process. And Diecast Surgery is back again, with ‘Dr.’ Rob taking us through the step-by-step process of correcting camber on a 1/18 V8 Supercar.
And 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 on the Readers Page and share their collections in the 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 38 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 38 - March 2016

SHOP TALK
ABC-BRIANZA
1/18 1937 Bugatti T57 C Worblaufen Chassis #57629
ACME DIECAST
1/18 1964 Buick Riviera in Bronze Mist
1/18 1968 Pontiac Firebird in Cameo Ivory
1/18 1968 Pontiac Firebird in Carnival Red
1/18 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Texas Highway Patrol Car
1/18 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Blackout Chase Car
1/18 Police Lightbar with Working LED Lights
APEX REPLICAS
1/18 Ford FPV GT-F NSW Highway Patrol Car - HWP152
1/18 Ford FPV GT-F in Kinetic (Blue) with Black Stripes
AUTOPICS
1/1 Signed poster of the 1991 and 1992 Bathurst-winning Nissan GT-R
AUTOWORLD
1/18 1971 Plymouth Road Runner in Tawny Gold
1/18 1971 Ford Torino GT in Metallic Pewter
1/18 1966 Chevrolet Bel-Air in White
BBR
1/18 2015 McLaren 675LT Long Tail in Cadet Blue
1/18 2015 McLaren 675LT Long Tail in McLaren Orange
1/18 2015 McLaren 675LT Long Tail in Delta Red
BIANTE
1/12 2015 Townsville 400 #2 Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar as raced by the Holden Racing Team in Peter Brock tribute livery and driven by Garth Tander
1/12 2015 Townsville 400 #22 Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar as raced by the Holden Racing Team in Peter Brock tribute livery and driven by James Courtney
1/18 1991 Bathurst Holden VN Commodore SS Group as driven by Peter Brock/Andrew Miedecke
1/18 1993 ATCC Ford EB Falcon as driven by Alan Jones
1/18 2013 ITM Auckland 400 Jason Richards Trophy winning Team BOC Holden VF Commodore as driven by Jason Bright
1/18 2013 Clipsal 500 winning Team Tekno/VIP Petfoods Holden VF Commodore as driven by Shane Van Gisbergen
1/18 2013 V8 Supercar Holden VF Commodore, Team Tekno/Darrell Lea as driven by Jonathan Webb
1/18 2013 Gold Coast 600 Supercheap Auto Racing Team Holden VF Commodore as driven by Russell Ingall/Ryan Briscoe
1/18 2015 Gold Coast 600 Team Tekno/Darrell Lea Stix Holden VF Commodore as driven by Shane Van Gisbergen/Jonathan Webb
DJR Team Penske Announce Partnership with Biante Model Cars
1/18 2016 Clipsal 500 Season Livery Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar, Holden Racing Team #2 as driven by Garth Tander
1/18 2016 Clipsal 500 Season Livery Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar, Holden Racing Team #22
as driven by James Courtney
1/18 2015 Sydney 500 Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar, Holden Racing Team #2
in HRT 25th anniversary livery as driven by Garth Tander
1/18 2015 Sydney 500 Holden VF Commodore V8 Supercar, Holden Racing Team #22 in
HRT 25th anniversary livery as driven by James Courtney
BROOKLIN MODELS
1/43 1962 Corvair Greenbrier Sports Wagon in Cardinal Red
1/43 1956 Lincoln Premier Convertible in Huntsman Red
BRUMM
1/43 Race Transporter Set 05
CLASSIC CARLECTABLES
1/18 Holden FE Special Sedan in Cascade White over Etna Maroon
1/18 Ford XW Falcon Phase II GT-HO in Brambles Red
1/18 Holden HQ Monaro GTS Custom in Orange Tang
1/18 Holden HR Premier in Landale Gold Metallic
1/18 2008 Ford BF Falcon in Red Dust/Team Vodafone livery as driven by Jamie Whincup
1/18 2005 Ford BA Falcon as raced in Shanghai, China, by Craig Lowndes
1/18 2006 Ford BA Falcon as raced at Phillip Island by Craig Lowndes - ‘Grand Finale’ release
CMC
1/18 Maserati ‘Birdcage’ Tipo as driven to victory by Stirling Moss at the 1960 Cuba GP
1/18 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO in Midnight Blue 2016 Techno Classica Special Edition
1/18 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO in Polished Silver Metal
1/18 2016 Techno Classica three-piece Mille Miglia set
- Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR #658 Fangio +
- Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Engine +
- Juan Manuel Fangio driver figurine
CONRAD
1/50 Terex Superlift 3800 Crawler Crane in Bracht corporate livery
1/50 Liebherr LTM 1070-4.1 Autokran in Regel corporate livery
COOEE CLASSICS
1/64 1980 WB Holden Utility with Trailer and TE20 Massey Ferguson Tractor
DIECAST MASTERS
1/50 Caterpillar 390F LME Hydraulic Tracked Excavator
DIECAST PROMOTIONS
1/64 Kenworth W900 with 60” Flattop Sleeper and Ribbed Chrome Dry Van Trailer in TraLo corporate livery
1/64 Peterbilt 379 Day Cab with East End Dump Trailer in Lindamood Demolition corporate livery
GMP
1/18 1970 ‘Overkill’ Street Fighter Chevrolet Nova
1/18 Street Fighter 5 Spoke Wheel and Tire Pack
1/18 Ford Fairlane 1320 Drag Series
1/18 1320 Drag Wheel and Tire Pack
1/18 Tandem Car Trailer with Tire Rack in Black
1/18 Tandem Car Trailer with Tire Rack in White
GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES
1/43 Presidential Limos Series 1
1/43 1961 Lincoln Continental SS-100-X - John F. Kennedy Presidential Limousine (Democrat)
1/43 1972 Lincoln Continental – Gerald Ford Limousine (Republican)
1/43 1972 Lincoln Continental – Ronald Reagan Limousine (Republican)
1/43 2009 Cadillac Limousine ‘The Beast’ – Barack Obama Limousine (Democrat)
1/64 2007 14 Nissan Skyline GT-R in Black (R35)
1/64 Topo Fuel Altered in Red with Flames
1/64 Topo Fuel Altered in Unpainted
HIGHWAY REPLICAS
1/64 Livestock Road Train - Mack Prime Mover with two Cattle Trailers in Blue with White Stripes
1/64 Single Cattle Trailer with Dolly in Blue with White Stripes
ICONIC REPLICAS
1/50 1931 Mack 6-BK-3S Bus
IMC MODELS
1/50 2016 Nicolas Tractomas Bauma
1/50 Scheuerke SPMT 6 + 6 + 6 + 6 PPU Robbins TBM Load
JOHNNY LIGHTNING
1/64 Johnny Lightning Street Freaks Release One Set A
KYOSHO
1/18 1989 Ferrari Testarossa in Red
1/18 1989 Ferrari Testarossa in Black
1/18 Ferrari F40 in Red
1/18 Ferrari F40 in Black
1/43 2016 Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo in Gunmetal Grey
LE MANS MINIATURES
1/18 Photographer ‘1950s Era’ with Camera and Bag
1/18 Didier Pironi in racing suit holding helmet
LOOKSMART
1/18 2014 Bathurst 12-hour winning Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 as driven by Craig Lowndes, John Bowe, Mika Salo and Peter Edwards
MINICHAMPS
1/43 Bussing D2U Doppledecker Bus with Offeneenem Heckeinstieg ‘Doornkaat’ livery
1/43 1965 Mercedes-Benz O 302 Bus in Red/Cream
1/18 1986 Lotus Renault 98T as driven by Ayrton Senna
1/18 1987 Lotus Honda 99T as driven by Ayrton Senna
1/18 1985 Lotus Renault 97T as driven by Ayrton Senna
1/18 1939 Delage D8-120 Cabriolet in Dark Blue and Blue
1/18 1939 Delage D8-120 Cabriolet in Black
1/18 1936 Duesenberg SJN (Supercharged) Convertible Coupe in Dark Red
New brand introduction - Maxichamps
MOTORART
1/50 MST 644 Backhoe Loader
1/50 Holland WE 170B Pro
1/50 Case WX168
NZG
1/50 Mercedes-Benz Actros Giga Space SLT in Blue
1/50 Mercedes-Benz Actros Big Space SLT in Yellow
POCHER
1/4 107 Ducati Superbike 1299 Panigales
RACING CHAMPIONS
1/64 Mint Release One, Set A
SUNSTAR
1/18 1960 Plymouth Fury Closed Convertible in White and Twilight Blue Metallic
1/18 Lancia Stratos HF #5 as raced to second place in the Tour De Course of 1976
1/18 1931 Ford Model A Pick-Up in Cherokee Gray
1/18 1931 Ford Model A Pick-Up in Rubelite Red
1/18 1970 Triumph Spitfire MK IV Closed Convertible in Damson Red
1/18 1970 Triumph Spitfire MK IV Closed Convertible in Mimosa Yellow
WIKING
1/87 1952 Setra S8 Bus
1/87 Mercedes-Benz Arocs with Meiller Dump Body in Yellow
1/87 Magirus TLF 16 Fire Truck
1/87 Man TGM Rosenbauer ATLF Fire Truck
1/87 Henschel HS 100 Concrete Mixer in White and Blue
1/87 Police Volkswagen T5 GP Multivan with Horse Trailer
1/87 Claas Arion 630 Tractor with Front Loader 150
1/87 1978 Porsche 911 SC in Green
WSI
1/50 Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 in Bay Crane Corporate Livery (USA)
1/50 Liebherr R970 SME Excavator
1/50 Liebherr LTM1350-6.1 in Myshak Crane and Rigging Corporate Livery
1/50 2016 Mammoet Dakar Race Truck

EDITORIAL
AUSTRALIAN MODEL REPLICAS

1/43 1972 ATCC #40 HT Monaro
BIANTE
1/18 Holden HQ Monaro ‘Venom’
1/18 Ford XR Falcon GT ‘Nemesis’
DIECAST REPLICARS
1/18 1965 Ford Falcon XP Futura
DRAKE COLLECTABLES
Collectors’ Day - May 14, 2016
MINICHAMPS
1/18 Brabham Alfa Romeo BT45B #7
BIANTE
1/43 Holden VF Commodore 2015 V8 Supercars
- 2015 Clipsal 500 Winning HRT #22 James Courtney
- 2015 Sydney Super Test HRT #2 Garth Tander
- Team BOC #8 Jason Bright
- Team Freightliner Racing #14 Fabian Coulthard
A QUESTION OF SCALE
How open are you to collecting outside your preferred scale?
CMC
1/18 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
HIGHWAY REPLICAS
1/64 Mack Prime Mover in White and Red
HOBBY MASTERS
1/72 F-16A Netz "124" Col Giora Epstein - Signature Series
ESVAL MODELS
1/43 Hispano Suiza J12 Three-Position Drophead Coupes
AUTOWORLD
1/18 1968 Dodge Charger - Dennis Guilders Christine
DIECAST SURGERY
1/18 V8 Supercar Camber Correction
DIECAST DIARY
Diecast Vent and Hole Clearing
WHAT’S HOT ONLINE
Recent Notable Online Sales

ADVERTISERS DIRECTORY

Apex Replicas
Autopics
Australian Model Replicas
Biante
CarGoodies.com.au
Classic Carlectables
CMC
Cooee Classics
Darcy’s Model Cars
Diecast Model Car Sales
Diecastxchange
Drake Collectables
Fred’s Toys and Diecast
ModelArt Australia
Motorfocus
Riverina Model Cars Plus
Sabes Hobby House
Super Toyworld & Hobbies - ACT
Sydney Model Auto Club
The Doc Shop
Things with Wings
Toymod NZ
Vantage Model Replicas


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