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