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The Diecast Magazine - North America - Issue 14 - December 2011

If you collect diecast model cars, die cast models or die-cast replicas, in any scale; The Diecast Magazine is diecast heaven for any collector.

Season’s greetings to all and welcome to Issue 14 of The Diecast Magazine, which is packed full of diecast, die-cast and more die cast models. This issue of The Diecast Magazine was one of our most difficult to produce, simply because there were so many top quality diecast models becoming available, making it exceptionally difficult to decide what to include. Therefore, being the season of giving, we made the easiest decision, and simply increased the magazine by 10%. That’s right, more for the same price - how often does that happen?

The front cover of Issue 14 of The Diecast Magazine features Danbury Mint’s sensational diecast model, replicated in 1/24 scale, of the 1959 Pontiac Bonneville convertible. Incorporating new tooling and detail, this is going to be hot property amongst 1/24 collectors of American icons. We also review the Danbury Mint 1/24 scale 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible in Heather Blue metallic.

Issue 14 of The Diecast Magazine also contains previews of the brilliant Bauer 1/12 scale diecast model of the Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster, and the Automodello 1938 Phantom Corsair in 1/24 scale. But wait, there’s more, with main editorial articles about the 1/18 scale diecast model from CMC of the Ferrari Race Car Transporter, Top Gear’s 1/24 scale 1994 Honda NSR 500 motorcycle ridden by Michael Doohan and a 1/72 scale diecast replica of an F-4B Phantom II VF-111 from 1975, produced by X-Plus. From a resin model perspective, there is the Spark 1/18 1968 and 1975 Le Mans Winners article, and the 1963 Italian GP winning Lotus 25 driven by Jim Clark to the 1963 World Championship. For lovers of white metal hand-built models, Dick Browne provides an introduction and insight into Tin Wizard, one of many specialist hand-built 1/43 articles to come in future issues, so stay tuned.

Danbury Mint 1/24 scale 1959 Pontiac Bonneville convertibleAutomodello 1/24 scale 1938 Phantom Corsair

But The Diecast Magazine isn’t just about diecast model reviews and this issue is no different, including an informative article about photorealism - making your die cast models look real. Not only this, Issue 14 has a review of the movie Senna. For those of you who have not seen it, we suggest you do as it is a unique documentary about one man, Ayrton Senna, who ultimately changed Formula-1 racing protocols and whose legacy lives on to this day. There is also an intriguing article into the world of fingercraft provided by AutoArt. If that is not enough, read the interview of Jaap Van Dijk, from Neo Scale Models, a fascinating insight into the world of model production from a manufacturer’s point of view. This and much more awaits your reading pleasure and enjoyment in Issue 14 of The Diecast Magazine.

In regard to the season of giving, don’t forget our third annual subscriber giveaway, “Win a Model for Free”, is happening again from January 1, 2012 until March 31, 2012. During this time, we give away models randomly to new, renewing and existing subscribers each week for the first three months of the year. How silly does that sound? But yep, that’s what we do here at The Diecast Magazine. If you aren’t a subscriber, you need to be. What are you waiting for? Subscribe today for your chance to win.


CMC 1/18 scale Ferrari Race Car TransporterSpark 1/18 scale 1968 and 1975 Le Mans Winners

This is one of the best issues of The Diecast Magazine we’ve produced. With an interview from an industry peer, multiple “How To” articles, more collectors’ opinions and collections in the Readers Page and Collectors Post, and of course detailed diecast model reviews and professional photography, what else could a diecast collector want with the diecast X factor? Issue 14 is a collector’s paradise of information, entertainment and education about what’s available and what is coming soon.

Also, for those who don’t already know, The Diecast Magazine has been in every Barnes & Noble bookstore since the release of Issue 13. This is a major achievement for The Diecast Magazine and one we are very proud of. The move also eliminates the problems we had with collectors saying The Diecast Magazine was “hard to find”. Not any more! Just roll down to your nearest B&N and if it isn’t there, it has probably sold out.

Issue 14 is available now at select diecast model dealers throughout North America, EVERY Barnes & Noble bookstore, and select Borders, Hastings, Waldenbooks stores, and Indigo bookstores throughout Canada.

Contents List - The Diecast Magazine - North America - Issue 14 - December 2011

 

SHOP TALK
ACME DIECAST
1/18 DiMatteo Brothers - Austin Bantam AA/FA Dragster
1/18 Pure Heaven II Dragster
1/18 Pure Hell Dragster
AMERICAN MUSCLE
1/18 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS 396 - 100th Anniversary Edition - Blue Chrome
ART MODEL
1/43 Ferrari 275 P #142 - 1964 Nurburgring driven by Hill/Ireland
1/43 Ferrari 735 Monza #13 - 1955 Nassau Winner driven by A. De Portago
1/43 Ferrari 500 TRC #96 - 1958 Targa Florio Winner driven by Tramontana/Cammarata
AUTOART
1/18 1959 Cadillac Convertible - Red
1/18 Willys Jeep - US Military
AUTOART
1/18 Shelby GT500 Mustang - Red
1/18 Shelby GT500 Mustang - Blue
AUTOMODELLO
1/43 TVR M-Series- Yellow with Tan Interior
1/43 TVR M-Series - Red with Tan Interior
1/43 TVR M-Series - Black with Tan interior “Homage Edition”
AUTO WORLD
1/64 True LE - 2010 Wide-Body Dodge Challenger
BBR
1/18 Ferrari 599 Roadster SA Aperta - Rosso Fuoco
1/18 Ferrari FF - Maranello Red
BEST MODEL
1/43 Porsche 908/2 #11 - 1971 Rio Grande driven by L. Pereira/Bueno
1/43 Jaguar E Coupe - 1961 Ginevra - Bronze
BROOKLIN MODELS
1/43 1934 Buick Club Sedan M-61
1/43 1948 Willys-Overland Jeepster
1/43 1954 Monarch
1/43 1939 Lagonda V12 Rapide
1/43 1957 Aston Martin DB 2-4 MKII
CMC
1/18 Bugatti Type 57 - Black
CONRAD
1/50 Liebherr Concrete Mixer HTM1204 on MAN TGS 5-axle
1/50 Sennebogen 5500 Star Lifter Crawler Crane - "BRACHT" version
1/50 Faymonville Telemax 4axle with MAN TGX Conventional Truck 3axle
DURHAM CLASSICS
1/43 1953 Chevrolet 3/4 ton Wrecker Truck - Diecast Zone Exclusive - Black
ELIGOR
1/43 Man TGX with Dumping Trailer
1/43 Mercedes-Benz Actros MP3 Liner - Black
1/43 1974 Ténéré Citroen 2CV AKS400 - Orange
1/43 Dacia Logan MCV Civil Protection
1/43 2011 Renault Master Cirque Gruss
FUJIMI
1/43 2011 Ferrari SA Aperta 599 Roadster - Red
1/43 2011 Ferrari SA Aperta 599 Roadster - Black
GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES
‘Zine Machines - Series 1
1/64 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle - Super Chevy (March 2009)
1/64 1968 Chevrolet Corvette - Hot Rod Magazine (October 1967)
1/64 1970 Dodge Challenger - Hot Rod Magazine (March 2011)
1/64 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am - MotorTrend (December 1978)
1/64 2006 Ford Shelby GT500 - MotorTrend (May 2005)
1/64 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 - Automobile Magazine (June 2005)
Hollywood Series 2
1/64 Fast Five (2011) – 2010 Dodge Charger “Rio Police”
1/64 Dazed and Confused (1993) – 1970 Pontiac GTO “Judge”
1/64 Dazed and Confused (1993) – 1972 Chevrolet Cheyenne
1/64 NCIS (2003 – 2010) – 1970 Dodge Challenger
1/64 Slap Shot (1977) – 1970 Pontiac GTO
1/64 Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) – 1980 Pontiac Trans Am
HOT WHEELS
1/64 The Hot Ones Assortment
1/64 Tour Haulers Assortment
HOT WHEELS - ELITE
1/43 and 1/18 A-Team Van
1/43 and 1/18 Ghostbusters ECTO-1
1/18 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 owned by Elvis Presley
1/43 Ferrari 312T2 - 1977 Holland GP driven by Niki Lauda
1/43 Ferrari 312T - 1976 South African GP driven by Niki Lauda
1/43 2000 F1 Ferrari - 2000 Japan GP driven by Michael Schumacher
1/43 F430 Ferrari - GT3 JMB Racing 2009
1/43 F430 Ferrari - Italian 2009 GT3 Championship winner
KYOSHO
1/18 Shelby Cobra 427SC - Guardsman Blue with Circle on Stripe
1/18 Shelby Cobra 427SC - White with Blue stripe
1/18 Lancia Stratos - 1981 Gr.4 Rally Targa Florio #5
1/18 Lancia Stratos HF Wide Wheel - Yellow
1/18 BMW Z4 sDrive35i (E89) - Brilliant White Metallic
1/18 BMW Z4 sDrive35i (E89) - Melbourne Red Metallic
1/18 Audi A8 W12 - Havana Black Metallic
1/18 Audi A8 W12 - Quartz Grey Metallic
1/12 Ferrari Enzo - Rosso Scuderia with Black Alloy Center Lock Wheels
LE MANS MINIATURES
1/18 Figurine of John Weyer - Team Manager of J.W. Automotive Engineering from the 1970’s
1/18 Figurine of Racing Driver at Le Mans running start
LUXURY COLLECTIBLES
1/43 2011 Camaro SS Coupe - Rally Yellow
1/43 2011 Camaro SS Convertible - Imperial Blue
1/43 2011 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon - Black Raven
1/43 2011 Cadillac CTS Sport Sedan - Crystal Red
1/43 2011 Buick LaCrosse - Stone Metallic
1/18 2011 Cadillac CTS-V SCCA World Challenge Racer
M4
1/43 Alfa Romeo 33.3 - 1971 Monza #19 driven by Galli/Stommelen
1/43 Alfa Romeo 1900 - 1954 Mille Miglia #251 driven by Fantuzzi/Fancelli
1/43 Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA - 1966 Norisring driven by H. Schultze
MAISTO
1/18 Porsche Panamera Turbo - Red
MINICHAMPS
1/12 1994 McLaren F1 Roadcar - Metallic Blue
2011 Paul’s Model Art/Minichamps Catalogue - 2nd Edition
1/43 2010 Porsche Boxster Spyder - Black
1/43 1968 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Cabriolet (W113) - Metallic Beige
1/12 Ducati 916 - Team Ducati Corse Virginio Ferrari - 1995 World Champion WSB series ridden by Carl Fogarty
MINIMARQUE
1/43 1933 Packard Sport Phaeton Dual Cowl
MOMIRA
1/18 Model Car Duster
MOTORART
1/50 Volvo Sfinx Concept
1/50 Volvo Gryphin Concept
1/50 Volvo Centaur Concept
NEO
1/43 1974 Buick Le Sabre 4-door Station Wagon - Metallic Green
1/43 1989-1992 Bentley Mulsanne Turbo R - Metallic Red
1/43 1991 Jeep Wagoneer - White
REVIVAL INTERNATIONAL
1/20 1964 Ferrari 158 - Model Kit
RIO
1/43 General 40 HP - 1902 Grand Prix 1902
1/43 Fiat "0" 1912 - Telino White/Black
1/43 Taxi Piazza San Pietro - 1956 Rome and Alfa Romeo 1900 e Fiat 1100 TV - Plus 3 Figurines
SMTS
1/43 Brabham BT24 #2 driven by Denny Hume
1/43 Hemi Cuda Convertible - Red
1/43 Aston Martin DB3S - 1955 Le Mans
SPARK
1/43 Porsche 917/20 - 1971 Le Mans #23 driven by R. Joest/W. Kauhsen
1/43 2011 Le Mans - OAK Pescarolo-Judd - OAK Racing #15 driven by G. Moreau/P. Ragues/T. Monteiro
1/43 Peugeot 908 - Peugeot Sport Total - 2011 Le Mans #7 driven by A. Davidson/M. Gene/A. Wurz (4th place)
STARLINE
1/43 Lancia Astura Ministeriale fourth series
SUNSTAR
1/24 1948 RT962 - JXC490 - Red
1/24 Bedford OB Coach - British Railways
1/18 1962 Morris Traveller - Trafalgar Blue
1/18 1960 Morris Minivan - Royal Mail
1/18 1962 Morris Minor - Rose Taupe
1/18 Peugeot 207 S2000 - 2006 Rally Antibes-Cote d'Azur #0 driven by G.Panizzi/F.Delorme
1/18 Ford Escort RS1800 (Belga) - 1981 Škoda Rally Winner #2 driven by R.Droogmans/Alain Geron
1/18 Subaru Impreza WRC07 - 2007 Rallye de Portugal #7 driven by P.Solberg/P.Mills (2nd place)
1/18 1959 Mercury Parklane Closed Convertible - Black/Charcoal Metallic
1/18 1962 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe - Arbor Green Poly
1/18 1962 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe - Black
1/18 1960 Plymouth Fury Open Convertible - Buttercup Yellow
TRUESCALE MINIATURES
1/43 McLaren F1 GTR - 1995 Le Mans 24hr Winner - Ueno Clinic
1/43 McLaren F1 GTR - 1995 Le Mans 24hr - Harrods (3rd Place)
VITESSE
1/43 1988 Mini "Designer" - White
1/43 1989 Mini "Thirty" (1989) - Cherry Red
1/43 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X R4 - 2011 Ypres Rally #26 driven by J.vd Heuvel/M.Kolman
1/43 Mitsubishi Galant Fortis - Japan Police
1/43 Mitsubishi Lancer - South African Police
YCC MODELS
1/50 GOTTWALD AMK 1000 Mobile Crane - “Breuer” Livery
1/50 GOTTWALD AMK 1000 Mobile Crane - “Riga Mainz” Livery

EDITORIAL
BAUER

1:12 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster
SPARK
1:18 Resin Le Mans Winners
- 1968 Le Mans Winning #9 Ford GT40 MK1 - JWA Team - driven by Pedro Rodriguez/Lucien Bianchi
- 1975 Le Mans Winning #11 Gulf Mirage Ford GR8 - driven by Derek Bell/Jacky Ickx
HALLMARK
1:43 Diecast Model Ornaments
DANBURY MINT
1:24 1959 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
NEO SCALE MODELS
An Interview with Jaap Van Dijk
CMC
1:18 Ferrari Race Car Transporter
CORRUPTED CAMARO
1:18 Custom Camaro by Brian Daly
X-PLUS
1:72 1975 F-4B Phantom II VF-111 “Sundowners’
AUTOMODELLO
1:24 1938 Phantom Corsair
PHOTOREALISM
How to make your models come to life
HOT WHEELS - ELITE
1.18 Ferrari 458 Italia owned by Fernando Alonso
SENNA
Movie Review
TOP GEAR
1:24 1994 Honda NSR 500 ridden by Michael Doohan
AUTOART
Finger Craft and Diecast Models
TIN WIZARD
An Introduction and Insight
THE ITALIAN CONNECTION
Hobby Model Expo - Novegro, Italy
DANBURY MINT
1:24 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
SPARK
1:18 Resin - 1963 Italian GP Winning Lotus 25 #8 - driven by Jim Clark - 1963 World Champion
DIECAST SURGERY
Big Block Swap
WHATS HOT ONLINE
Recent Notable Online Sales

ADVERTISERS DIRECTORY
3000toys.com
American Excellence
American Muscle/Auto World
Aiken’s Airplanes
Automodello.com
Carney Plastics, Inc
CMC
Corrupted Diecast
Diecasm
Diecast Direct
GoMotorBids.com
Dominion Models
GreenLight Collectibles
Historic Aviation
Magellan Models
Miniauto.com
Minichamps - North America
Pete’s Model Garage
Replicarz
Scoomer.com
Sun Star Die-Cast America, Inc
Top Gear
TrueScale Miniatures
TWH Collectibles



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