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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.
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.
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.