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The Diecast Magazine - North America - Issue 20 - June 2013

Are you a die cast, die-cast, diecast model collector, of model cars, trucks or aircraft? The Diecast Magazine is your one-stop model collector reference.

The front cover of Issue 20 of The Diecast Magazine features the beautifully curvaceous 1938 Dubonnet Hispano-Suiza H6C ‘Xenia’. Produced in 1/18 scale by Minichamps, this resin model is a superb rendition of a unique piece of motoring history.

Great news for 1/24 scale diecast model collectors in Danbury Mint’s release of the 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline Aerosedan reviewed in Issue 20. Also in 1/24 scale, but from faraway, is the feature article of the Trax Holden 48/215 entered in the 1953 Monte Carlo Rally, and the more recently replicated version to celebrate the anniversary earlier this year in the 2013 event.

Issue 20 harnesses the horsepower with a sneak peek from Maisto of its upcoming release of the die-cast metal 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in 1/18 scale. We also take a look at Minichamps’s foray into ABS Composite model replicas, in particular the 1/18 scale Mercedes-Benz SLS GT3 as raced in 2011 at the Spa 24 Hour race.

For collectors of smaller-scaled models, variety abounds. Whether it is the Automodello 1/43 scale Sunbeam Tigers, or the Hollywood Highlights article about the Hot Wheels Elite 1/43 scale model replicas of the DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future (1985), Batmobile from Batman (1989), and the Ecto 1A Cadillac from Ghostbusters II (1989), 1/43 scale collectors are well catered-for in Issue 20 of The Diecast Magazine.

Minichamps 1/18 1938 Dubonnet Hispano Suiza H6C XeniaAmerican Heritage Models 1/43 and 1/87 Divco Delivery Trucks

For handbuilt and white metal specialists, we’ve got you covered with the article about Esval Models’s 1941 and 1942 Packard 180 seven-passenger Limousines, and British Heritage Models’s 1954 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV Hooper ‘Jubilee’ Landaulette - H.M. Queen of England, both in 1/43 scale.

If you like your models heavy and ready to lift a large load, the article about TWH Collectibles’s CAT 7495 Rope Shovel in 1/50 scale is going to fill your bucket. But if creating your own ‘one-of-a-kind’ is your kinda thing, the article titled ‘Damaged in Transit’ is going to float your boat. It takes you through the steps of repairing serious front-end damage that occurred during transit.

Issue 20 also features a brand-new section titled ‘Diecast Diary’. To christen this section with a blast of international flavor, Glen Chou, President of TrueScale Miniatures, shares highlights of his recent visit to Classic Team Lotus in the UK. Maintaining the international feel, check out the Retromobile report by Douglas R. Kelly and gain an insight into a world-renowned motoring event that many of us would love to add to our bucket lists.

Diecast delights continue in Issue 20 of The Diecast Magazine: for instance, American Heritage Models’s 1/43 and 1/87 scale Divco Delivery Trucks, Autoworld’s 1/18 scale 1958 Plymouth Fury from the movie Christine, the Sun Star 1/18 scale 1959 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer Convertible, and much more.


AutoWorld 1/18 1958 Plymouth Fury - ChristineMaisto 1:18 2014 Corvette Stingray

As always, in every issue of The Diecast Magazine, Shop Talk features all the latest news and new releases from around the world, while collectors have their say in the Readers’ Page, and share their collections with us in Collectors’ Post.

Rounding off the brilliant variety of balanced, in-depth editorial content in Issue 20 of The Diecast Magazine is our extremely popular What’s Hot Online section that lists many of the notable secondary market trades since release of the previous issue.

If you’re looking for a detailed magazine that has the diecast ‘X factor’, specifically aimed at the serious diecast model collector, The Diecast Magazine is for you. So why not subscribe to The Diecast Magazine today? Download a subscription form from this website, or refer to page 80 of the magazine, or call our subscriptions department on 800 267 8435 Ext 702 to secure your next copy, delivered directly to your door. It’s that simple!

Issue 20 will be available until September 16, 2013 at select die cast model dealers throughout North America, as well as Barnes & Noble bookstores, and select Hastings and Waldenbooks stores, and Indigo bookstores throughout Canada.


Contents List - The Diecast Magazine - North America - Issue 20 - June 2013

 

SHOP TALK
ACME DIECAST
1/18 1932 Five-window Coupe in Black
1/18 1932 Five-window Coupe in Black with Modern Red Flames – Tom’s Garage Version
1/18 1970 Chevelle LS6 in Monaco Orange
1/18 Mondello and Matsubara Altered Fiat Dragster
ART MODEL
1/43 Ferrari 860 Monza #17 as driven to victory by Juan Manuel Fangio and Eugenio Castellotti at the 1956 Sebring race
1/43 Ferrari 750 Monza #9 as raced at the Grand Prix of Portugal by Borges Barretto
AUTOART
1/18 Alfa Romeo 33TT 12 #2 1975 Spa-Francorchamps-winner driven by Henri Pescarolo and Derek Bell
1/18 Porsche 356 Speedster #71 driven by Steve McQueen
AUTOMODELLO
1/24 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III in Red Moondust with Dark Red Interior
1/24 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III in Ginger Bronze Moondust with Dark Tobacco Interior - Tribute Edition
1/24 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III in Black with Medium Ginger Interior - Homage Edition
1/43 1977 TVR M-Series Turbo Tribute Edition in Red with Turbo Graphics and Tan interior in Right-Hand Drive
1/43 1956-1958 Dual-Ghia in Blue
1/43 1956-1958 Dual-Ghia in Red
1/43 1956-1958 Dual-Ghia in Black with Tan interior - Homage Edition 
BAUER
1/12 1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster
BBR
1/18 Pagani Huayra in Carbon Fiber - 2012 Saloon Geneve
1/18 2012 Ferrari SP12 EC in Red/Black
BEST MODEL
1/43 Fiat Abarth750 Zagato #80 as driven to victory by Glertz/Liess at the 1961 12 Hours of Sebring
1/43 Simca Abarth 1150 #27 as raced at the 1967 Rallye di Francia
1/43 Ferrari 250LM #26 as driven to victory by Parkes/Piper at the 1966 1000 Km di Parigi
1/43 Lola T70 Coupe #10 as driven to victory by F. Gardner at the 1967 Norisring race
BROOKLIN MODELS
1/43 1938 Flexible Buick Sterling Ambulance in blue - 1939 World’s Fair
1/43 1955 Chrysler Windsor Convertible Coupe in Wisteria Blue
CLASSIC CARLECTABLES
1/18 Lola T332 - 1976 Australian Rothmans Championship - Oran Park Winner
DRAGON
1/72 VK.45.02(P)H, Germany 1945
1/72 Ersatz M10 Panzer Brigade 150, Belgium 1944
FRONTIART
1/43 Evantra in White
1/43 Evantra in Cyan
GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES
1/18 Ford Mustang II
1/64 Ford Bronco
1/18 Camaro Hard Top, Convertible and ZL-1 options
HOT WHEELS ELITE
1/50 Flintmobile
1/50 The Mystery Machine
INVER MODELS
1/43 American Austin 38 Bantam Station Wagon
KYOSHO
1/18 BMW X1 xDrive 28i in Vermillion Red with Black interior
1/12 Ferrari Enzo in Bianco Fuji with Red Seats
1/18 Fiat 131 Arbarth #9 driven by J.C. Andruet and Christian Delferrier at the 1977 San Remo Rally
1/18 Fiat 131 Arbarth #2 driven by W. Rohl and C. Geistdorfer at the 1980 San Remo Rally
1/18 Ferrari 250 GTO #24 (Mecom Racing) as raced at the 1963 12 Hours of Sebring
1/18 Ferrari 250 GTO ‘Street Version’ in Red
LE MANS MINIATURES
1/18 Figurine - Tom Kristensen - 1997 Le Mans winner posing with floral wreath
1/18 Figurine - Norbert Singer - 1986 posing with notebook and headphones
MINICHAMPS
1/43 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Aravis
1/18 2010 Porsche 911 GT3R ‘Street’ in Orange 
1/18 2010 Porsche 911 GT3R ‘Street’ in Yellow
1/18 LaSalle II Roadster Concept as shown at the 1955 General Motors Motorama event
MINIKRAFT MODELS LTD
1/18 KIA K9 (KIA Quoris)
MOTORART
1/50 Volvo L220G Front Loader with Standard Bucket
1/50 Volvo L250G Front Loader with Spade-Nose Rock Bucket
NORSCOT
1/50 Caterpillar D5K2 LGP Dozer with Ripper
OXFORD DIECAST
1/76 Scammell Highwayman Low-loader
1/76 RAC Ford Transit Mk I Beavertail
1/76 Essex Police Land Rover Discovery
1/76 Land Rover Discovery in Zermatt Silver
PREMIUM X (IXO)
1/43 1971 Stutz Blackhawk Coupe in Black
1/43 1971 Stutz Blackhawk in two tone
1/43 1971 Stutz Blackhawk Convertible in Black
1/43 1971 Stutz Blackhawk Convertible in Black with White Hardtop
1/43 1975 AMC Pacer X USA Police Car
1/43 1950 LAPD Nash Ambassador Police Car
QUARTZO
1/18 Lotus 72D #8 Emerson Fittipaldi drove to victory at the 1972 British Grand Prix
1/18 Lotus 49 #5 Jim Clark drove to victory at the 1967 Dutch Grand Prix
RIO
1/43 Fiat 519s - 1930 Ambulance - Croce Rossa Italiana
1/43 1908 Thomas Flyer in Stradale Rosso/Red
1/43 Ford Thunderbird Closed Convertible ‘1956 Marilyn’
1/43 Alfa Romeo P3 #2 as driven by R. Caracciola at the 1933 Monte Carlo race
SPARK
1/43 1958 Edsel Citation Convertible
1/43 1937 Bugatti Roadster Derain
1/18 Lotus 33 #1 German GP winner - 1965 World Champion
1/43 1960 Lotus 18 #28 Monaco GP winner
SUNSTAR
1/18 Audi Quattro A2 #3 driven to victory by S. Blomqvist/B. Cederberg at the 1983 RAC Rally
1/18 Subaru Impreza WRC07 #7 driven by P. Solberg/P. Mills at the 2007 Wales Rally, GB
1/18 MG Metro 6R4 #15 in Rothmans livery driven by J. McRae/I. Grindrod at the 1986 RAC Rally
1/18 Subaru Impreza 555 #11 driven by R. Burns/R. Reid at the 1994 Rally of New Zealand
1/12 1962 Volkswagen Samba in Beige Grey/Velvet Green
1/12 1949 Volkswagen Käfer Cabriolet in Green and White
TRAX
1/43 1979 Bathurst Ford XF Falcon as raced by Allan Moffat 
1/43 Leyland P76 as driven at the 1974 World Cup Rally by Evan Green and John Bryson
1/43 Holden HD Wagon in Crocus Cream - Port Augusta Ambulance Service
1/43 AEC Regent Double-Decker – Stradbroke Holiday Services
TRUESCALE MINIATURES
1/18 2012 McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Goodwood Festival of Speed
1/18 2012 McLaren MP4-12C GT3 #9 Total 24Hours of Spa
1/18 1981 Porsche 935 K4 #52 as raced at the DRM 200 Miles of Norisring by B. Wollek
UNIVERSAL HOBBIES
1/16 1956 Massey Harris 50 Tractor
1/32 Massey Ferguson 4275 Tractor
1/32 Massey Ferguson 690 Tractor
VISION MODEL
1/43 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0 in White with Gold trim details
1/43 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0 in White with Black trim details
1/43 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0 in White with Red trim details 
1/43 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0 in White with Blue trim details
VITESSE
1/43 Lancia 037 Stradale in Red
1/43 Citroen 2CV 1982 Charleston in Dark Red
WSI
1/50 Kenworth C500B

EDITORIAL
MAISTO
1/18 2014 Corvette Stingray
DANBURY MINT
1/24 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline Aerosedan
MINIMARQUE
Memories of Steve Overy
AMERICAN HERITAGE MODELS
1/43 + 1/87 Divco Delivery Trucks
TWH COLLECTIBLES
1/50 CAT 7495HF Rope Shovel
MINICHAMPS
1/18 1938 Dubonnet Hispano-Suiza H6C ‘Xenia’
AUTOWORLD
1/18 1958 Plymouth Fury - Christine
AUTOMODELLO
1/43 Sunbeam Mk I Tigers
CAR MUSEUMS
A tour by Dick Browne
MINICHAMPS
1/18 Mercedes Benz SLS GT3 - 2011 Spa 24 Hours
DIECAST DIARY
Classic Team Lotus visit by Glen Chou
ESVAL MODELS
1/43 1941 and 1942 Packard 180 seven-passenger Limousines
SUN STAR
1/18 1959 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer Convertible
BRITISH HERITAGE MODELS
1/43 1954 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV Hooper ‘Jubilee’ Landaulette - H.M. Queen of England
TRAX
1/24 Holden 48/215 - 1953 Monte Carlo Rally
RETROMOBILE PARIS
Report by Douglas R. Kelly
THE HISTORY OF RESIN TRANSPORT MODELLING
Book Review
MODELS AND MORE
2013 Chicago Model Shows
HOT WHEELS ELITE
1/43 Hollywood Highlights - DeLorean Time Machine, Ghostbusters ECTO 1A, and 1989 Batmobile
WHAT’S HOT ONLINE
Recent Notable Online Sales
DIECAST SURGERY
Damaged in Transit

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