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The Diecast Magazine - North America - Issue 16 - June 2012

Whatever you collect, whether it is resin, die cast, die-cast, or diecast models, The Diecast Magazine is the scale model magazine for model collectors.

The front cover of Issue 17 of The Diecast Magazine features a Californian dream. California by name, dream by nature, in that the last Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder to sell at a public auction sold in 2008 for almost $11 million. This diecast model car produced by CMC in 1/18 scale incorporates a technological achievement by incorporating a ball bearing race wheel in its construction. How much better can it get? This diecast model car is available now and we have to say, it is absolutely beautiful and a piece of master craftsmanship. Not to mention, this car also had its time on the silver screen in the ’80s movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

For the die cast collector of famous American muscle cars, Issue 17 includes a review of the new and improved AutoWorld General Lee diecast model car in 1/18 scale. When compared to its ERTL cousin, the changes made are noticeable, but with more than 300 different 1/1 scale cars used during the series, is this General Lee diecast model the best yet? Want more famous American muscle? Issue 17 also reviews the GreenLight Collectibles “NCIS” Dodge Challenger. It may have only appeared on screen for a short time, but it’s had its 10 seconds of fame and better still, GreenLight Collectibles has produced it as a 1/18 scale diecast model car. How good is that?

CMC - 1/18 Ferrari 250 GT California SpyderAutoWorld – 1/18 “General Lee” 1969 Dodge Charger

With the sad passing of Carroll Shelby earlier this year, we take a look at the Brooklin Models 1/43 scale Hertz Mustang Collection. Made famous for all the wrong reasons, this range of Hertz rentals from an era long gone acknowledges Shelby’s ability for creating performance cars for all to enjoy, and we continue to do so in reviewing some Brooklin Models white metal replicas of the same.

Collectors of 1/43 scale will also enjoy a number of special articles including the introduction of Silas Models, a new brand of model manufacturer in the world of 1/43 scale model collectibles. Tin Wizard, a name synonymous with hand-built collectors, celebrates a 1935 Duesenberg, otherwise known as the “Mormon Meteor”. Equally as well known in the hand-built collectors fraternity is EMC Models and its recently released 1/43 model car of the Jacqueline Cadillac Coupe show car. Well ahead of its time, this vehicle is reviewed by Dick Browne, who also shares with us his recent road trip in an article titled “Touring with the Brownes”. In this article, Dick visits museums, magazine editors and much more.

Issue 17 wouldn’t be The Diecast Magazine if we didn’t have something else other than model car reviews featured within the magazine. Issue 17 continues this tradition with a brilliant one-on-one interview with AUTOart president Jimmy Yee. Mr Yee answers our questions and provides a unique insight into the world of the man behind one of the largest, most well known brands in diecast model car collectibles. We also take a look at the TWH Collectibles 1/50 scale 5095/5115 Grove GMK Crane line-up in detail.

Diecast Surgery – 1/18 1969 Mach-1 MustangMinichamps – 1/43 Mullins Collection

Also in Issue 17 of The Diecast Magazine, NASCAR collectors and movie collectors alike will enjoy the article titled “Star Wars - The Motoring Racing Wars” as we take a look at some of the Star Wars-liveried vehicles that have competed in the NASCAR series, which have been replicated in diecast model car form. And for something different, and new to readers of The Diecast Magazine we blast off with a review of Dragon Models recreation of the 1/72 scale Apollo 12 Lunar Landing, as well as the 1/400 scale Space Shuttle Endeavour from mission STS-88.

Issue 17 of The Diecast Magazine again sets even higher standard by including more than ever before, 1/1 scale images of the real thing in many of the articles featured within this issue, making this issue one of the best we have ever produced, without doubt.

As always, in each and every issue of The Diecast Magazine, Shop Talk has you covered with all of the latest news and new releases from around the world. Collectors have their say in the Readers Page and share their collections with all of us in the Collectors Post. Needless to say, Issue 17 of The Diecast Magazine is simply brilliant and has the diecast X factor by being the best die cast collector magazine for serious model collectors.

Issue 17 is available now at select die cast model dealers throughout North America, as well as Barnes and Noble bookstores, and select, Hastings, Waldenbooks stores, and Indigo bookstores throughout Canada.

Contents List - The Diecast Magazine - North America - Issue 16 - June 2012

 

SHOP TALK
ABC-BRIANZA

1/43 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Pick-Up in Blue and Silver
1/43 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Pick-Up in Two-Tone Gray
ACME DIECAST
1/18 1972 Hurst Olds with Linda Vaughn Figurine and Hurst platform
1/18 1972 Linda Vaughn Figurine and Hurst Platform
1/18 ’32 Ford Bomber Seats
1/18 Pure Heaven Wheel and Tire Set
1/18 Pure Heaven Engine
1/18 Shop Tool Set
1/18 Professional Shop Equipment Tool Set
1/18 ’32 Ford Roadster Model Kit
1/18 ’32 Ford 3 Window Model Kit
1/18 ’32 Bantam Altered Model Kit
AMT
1/25 Firestone Deluxe Champion Tire Pack
ART MODEL
1/43 Ferrari 750 Monza #12 driven at the 1957 SCCA by L. Katskee
1/43 Ferrari 250 California #9 driven at the 1959 Lime Rock race by B. Grossman
AUTOART
1/18 2010 Nissan GT-R GT1 FIA-GT in Matt White
1/18 2010 Nissan GT-R GT1 FIA-GT in Matt Black
1/18 2010 Team Sumo Power #23 Nissan GT-R GT1 FIA-GT World Championship car driven by M. Krumm/P. Dumbreck
1/18 1986 Chevrolet Corvette in Bright Red
AUTOMODELLO
1/43 1967 Intermeccanica Italia in Red with Tan Interior and Wire Wheels
1/43 1967 Intermeccanica Italia in Silver with Red Interior and Magnum 500 Wheels
1/43 1967 Intermeccanica Italia in Black with Tan Interior “Homage Edition”
1/43 1938 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria in Chinese Red with Black Top and Black Interior
AUTOWORLD
1/18 1971 Blue Max Mustang Funny Car
B&G MODELS
1/43 1933 Duesenberg SJ Beverly Berline
BBR
1/18 Pagani Huayra in Metallic Red
1/18 Pagani Huayra in Light Gold
1/18 Ferrari 599XX EVO in Red
BEST MODEL
1/43 Lancia Beta raced at the 1979 Giro d'Italia - 30th Anniversary Gilles Villeneuve
BRITISH HERITAGE MODELS
1/43 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Volante
BROOKLIN MODELS
1/43 1937 Pontiac Deluxe Six 4-Door Convertible in Bronze Metallic
1/43 1955 Dodge Coronet 4-Door in White and Cream
1/43 1938 Lincoln Zephyr 4-Door Sedan in Light Blue
1/43 1952 Cadillac Coupe de Ville in Two-Tone Blue
CMC
1/18 1957 Maserati 250F #32 Winner of the 1957 Monaco Grand Prix driven by Juan Manuel Fangio
1/18 1957 Maserati 250F #2 2nd place at the 1957 Pescara Grand Prix driven by Juan Manuel Fangio
1/18 1934 Mercedes-Benz W25 #20 driven by Manfred Georg von Brauchitsch
1/18 1935 Mercedes-Benz W25 #4 driven by Luigi Fagioli
CONRAD
1/50 Sandvik Dumper TH550
1/50 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter in White
1/50 MAN DHAK 26.240 in Green
1/50 Terex AC 100/4L in Bruns Livery
DRAGON
1/144 Air Force One 747-200B Boeing VC-25A
1/144 USAF F-117 Nighthawk 37TFW
1/400 C-17 Globemaster III of the 62nd Airlift Wing - Air Mobility Command, McChord AFB
1/72 Sd.Kfz.251 Ausf.C and 3.7cm PaK 35/36 Infantry Division "Großdeutschland", Eastern Front 1942
1/72 Jagdpanzer IV L/48 Eastern Front 1944
ELIGOR
1/43 Kenworth T2000 in Burban Palettes Livery
1/43 Volvo FH in Jegou Transport Livery
1/43 MAN TGX Tautliner in Sarrion Transport Livery
FIRST RESPONSE REPLICAS
1/43 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe from the Washington State Patrol – Rapid Deployment Force
1/43 2011 Chevrolet Impala from the Montana Highway Patrol
1/43 1985 Dodge Diplomat from the Nevada Highway Patrol in Two-Tone Silver over Blue
GEMINI JETS
1/200 Boeing 767-200 - TWA (Registration #N601TW)
1/200 Airbus A330-200 - US Airways (Registration #N279AY)
1/200 Douglas DC-9-14 - Northwest Airlines (Registration #N8911E)
GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES
1/18 Men In Black III 1964 Ford Galaxie 500
HISTORY OF RESIN MODELING
Transport Modeling - Future Book Release
HOT WHEELS
1/18 Masters of the Universe Volkswagen Drag Bus - 2012 Comic Con Release
1/64 K.I.T.T. - 2012 Comic Con Release
1/64 Scooby-Doo - The Mystery Machine - 2012 Comic Con Release
Nostalgia Novelties - Rock Bands - Mix 6
1/64 '72 Ford Ranchero
1/64 Custom '59 Chevy
1/64 '66 Dodge A100
1/64 Anglia Panel
1/64 Deco Delivery
1/64 '56 Chevy Nomad
Nostalgia Novelties - DC Comics - Mix 7
1/64 '65 Ford Falcon Ranchero
1/64 Dream Van XGW
1/64 '56 Flashsider
1/64 Custom '59 Cadillac Wagon
1/64 8 Crate
1/64 Dodge Airflow
KYOSHO
1/18 2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2-Door Coupe in Sun Flower Uni
1/18 2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2-Door in Platinum Gray Metallic
1/18 2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2-Door in Moon Rock Silver
1/18 Triumph TR3S #25 from the 1959 Le Mans race driven by Peter Jopp and Richard Stoop
1/18 Triumph TR3S #26 from the 1959 Le Mans race driven by Peter Bolton and Michael Rotschild
1/18 Audi R8 5.2 V10 FSI Quattro in Brilliant Red with Silver Side Blades
1/18 Audi R8 5.2 V10 FSI Quattro in Lave Gray with Black Side Blades
M4
1/43 Alfa Romeo GTA 1600 #8 raced at the 1970 6 Hours of Lisbon driven by Santos/Peras
1/43 Alfa Romeo GTAm 1750 #40 raced at the 1971 SPA race by Vaccarella/Bergers
1/43 Alfa Romeo GTA 1600 #97 raced at the 1971 Targa Florio by Rizzo/Alongi
M-ART MODELS
1/43 1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud
1/43 Bentley Mulsanne S
MAISTO
1/18 2013 SRT Viper GTS in Red
1/18 2013 SRT Viper GTS in Black
MINIMARQUE
1/43 1934 Packard 1104 Super 8 Coupe - Clark Gable owned one-of-a-kind
MINICHAMPS
1/18 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL in Gray
1/12 1994 McLaren F1 Roadcar in White
1/12 1962 Triumph TR6 in Army Green
MUSCLE MACHINES
Triple Pack Build-Ups
1/64 1955 Chevrolet Nomad Build Up
1/64 1969 Corvette Build Up)
Single items
1/64 1949 Mercury Coupe
1/64 1954 Nash Metropolitan
1/64 1955 Chevrolet Nomad
1/64 1955 Chevrolet Stepside Pickup Truck
1/64 1956 Ford Thunderbird
1/64 1969 Corvette
NEO
1/43 1957 Cadillac Series 62 Hard Top Coupe in Black
1/43 1969 Ford XL Coupe in White
1/43 1968 Cadillac Eldorado 2-Door Coupe in Grey over White
1/43 1982 Buick Riviera in Brown Metallic /Beige
NORSCOT
1/50 Caterpillar 323D with Demolition Hammer
1/50 Caterpillar 336D with Scrap Shear
1/50 Caterpillar D8T Dozer with Ripper
1/50 Caterpillar 740B EJ Articulated Hauler
1/50 Caterpillar 785D with Mega Tank
1/50 Caterpillar CT660 with Caterpillar 950H Wheel Loader
NZG
1/50 Mercedes-Benz Actros 8x4 with 3-Way Dump Bed in Red
1/50 Mercedes-Benz Actros 6x4 with 3-Way Dump Bed in Yellow
1/50 Liebher R936C Litronic Crawler Excavator
OXFORD DIECAST
1/76 Land Rover Transporter Set
1/76 1976 BMC Mini (Mr. Bean)
1/43 Austin Heavy Twelve in Airways Blue
1/43 Jaguar XK150 in Black
RIO
1/43 1924 Merecedes-Benz 11/40 in Black
1/43 1916 Fiat 18 BL Autocarro Impresa Edile
1/43 Citroen DS 21 #2 driven at the 1971 Rally Morocco by Neiret/Terramorsi
SCHUCO
1/12 AC Cobra 289 in Red
1/12 AC Cobra 289 in Matt Black
SPARK
1/18 Porsche 962C #1 1986 Le Mans Winner driven by D. Bell/A. Holbert/H. Stuck
1/43 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Seville Coupe
SUNSTAR
1/18 Subaru Impreza 555 #2 driven by A. Vatanen/B. Berglund to second place at the 1993 1000 Lakes Rally
1/18 Audi Quattro A1 #8 driven by S. Blomqvist/B. Cederberg to third place at the 1983 Rallye Monte-Carlo
1/18 Subaru Impreza #19 driven by K. Meeke/P. Nagle in the 2006 Rally Ireland
1/18 Lancia Stratos HF #2 driven by M. Alén/I. Kivimäki to fifth place at the 1979 Lombard RAC Rally
1/18 1964 Pontiac GTO in Metallic Bronze
1/18 1964 Pontiac GTO in Maroon
1/18 1957 Cadillac Brougham in Ebony Black
1/18 1957 Cadillac Brougham in Dakotah Red
1/18 1958 Buick Limited Riviera Coupe in Dusk Rose
1/24 1925 Ford Model T Pick-up Closed Convertible in Black
1/18 1956 Mercury MontClair Hard Top Racing Car driven by Russ Truelove
TRUESCALE MINIATURES
1/43 1967 Chevrolet Impala 4 Door Sport Sedan in Black
1/43 2012 Acura NSX Roadster - Avengers Edition
TWH COLLECTIBLES
1/50 Caterpillar 7495 Electric Rope Shovel
VITESSE
1/43 Ford Escort RS1800 #28 driven by A. Presotto/M. Perissutti at the 1981 Rallye Sanremo
1/43 Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16V #1 driven by J. Recalde/M. Christie to third place at the 1991 Safari Rally Kenya
1/43 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX and X driven by A. Araujo/M. Ramalho during the 2009 and 2010 season - PWRC Champion Gift Box Set
1/43 1959 Chevrolet Impala in Red
1/43 1959 Chevrolet Impala in White
1/43 1955 Chevrolet Bel-Air Open Convertible in Blue
1/43 1955 Chevrolet Bel-Air Open Convertible in Light Blue
1/43 Back to the Future 3-in-1 Boxset

EDITORIAL
AUTOWORLD
1/18 “General Lee” 1969 Dodge Charger
BROOKLIN MODELS
1/43 Hertz Mustang Collection
CMC
1/18 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder
AUTOART
An Interview with Mr Jimmy Yee
SILAS MODELS
1/43 An Introduction to a New Brand
GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES
1/18 “NCIS” 1970 Dodge Challenger
TOURING WITH THE BROWNES
Highlights of Dick Brownes Recent Road Trip
EMC MODELS
1/43 1961 Cadillac Jacqueline Coupe
MAISTO
1/18 1939 Ford Deluxe Coupe
TWH COLLECTIBLES
1/50 5095/5115 Grove Cranes
DRAGON MODELS
1/72 Apollo 12 Lunar Landing and
1/400 Space Shuttle Endeavour
MINICHAMPS
1/43 1939 Delage D8-120 Cabriolet
1/43 1938 Dubonnet Hispano – Suiza H6C “Xenia”
STAR WARS
The Motor Racing Wars
TIN WIZARD
1/43 1935 Duesenberg “Mormon Meteor”
DIECAST SURGERY
1/18 1969 Mach-1 Mustang
WHAT’S HOT ONLINE
Recent Notable Online Sales
AMERICAN WHEELS
4th Edition - Book Review

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Historic Aviation
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Luxury Collectibles
Minichamps
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TWH Collectibles

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