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The Diecast Magazine - North America - Issue 22 - December 2013

Do you collect diecast model cars, model trucks, aircraft or any resin or die cast replica? Then The Diecast Magazine is definitely for you.

Welcome to Issue 22, the December 2013 edition. Gracing the front cover of Issue 22 is the beautifully produced CMC 1/18 scale diecast model of the #25 1969 Ferrari 312P spyder driven to victory at Sebring by Mario Andretti. This model is also featured with the sensational 1/18 scale diecast model car of the 1975 Alfa Romeo 33 TT 12 produced by AUTOart. Check out these two Italian stallions side by side, but only in Issue 22 of The Diecast Magazine.

But that isn’t all; Issue 22 of The Diecast Magazine also takes a look at some home-grown heroes with Auto World’s 1/18 scale die cast replicas of three recently released ‘Legends of the Quarter Mile’: the ‘Fighting Irish’, ‘USA-1’, and ‘King Cobra’ NHRA Funny Cars. TrueScale Miniatures allows us a sneak peak at their upcoming diecast model releases of a pair 1:18 scale Lotus 78s: the #5 1977 Andretti launch version, and the #6 1978 South African GP winner driven by Ronnie Peterson. And for some memories of a time long gone, Dick Browne takes us on a journey in 1/43 scale of some collectible DeSotos capturing replicas from the company’s final years of production.

CMC 1/18 #25 1969 Ferrari 312P spyder - Mario AndrettiAuto World 1/18 Legends of the Quarter Mile

From an international perspective, you mustn’t miss the in-depth interview with president of Matrix Scale Models, Mr Jaap van Dijk; or the pictorial review of the Auto e Moto d’Epoca held recently in Padova, Italy. There’s also a wonderful article titled ‘From Russia with Love’, which concentrates on a few 1/43 scale die cast replicas from behind the ‘iron curtain’; and we also take a look at some old British Ford models from the ’50s and ’60s.

There’s plenty more variety within Issue 22 of The Diecast Magazine. Notably, ‘Diecast Diary’, in which AUTOart’s President Mr. Jimmy Yee explains some of the considerations that need to be remembered when producing a resin model car, and the differences when compared to production of a diecast metal model of the same subject. If you are looking for hard and heavy replicas, you will enjoy the Conrad diecast model of the 1/50 scale Terex AC1000-9 Mobile Crane.

TrueScale Miniatures 1:18 1977 and 1978 Lotus 78s – #5 Andretti and #6 PetersonAn interview with President of Matrix Scale Models, Mr Jaap van Dijk

We also take a look at a pair of 1/18 scale Minichamps Red Bull Racing Formula 1 Renault-powered cars, Oxford Diecast’s 1/43 scale 1967-1975 Lotus Elan Plus 2 Coupe, and of course who couldn’t go past the 1:18 scale Auto World The Dukes of Hazzard ‘Daisy’ Plymouth without a second look?

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’.

Issue 22 of The Diecast Magazine rounds off its brilliant variety of balanced in-depth editorial content with our extremely popular ‘how-to’ section titled ‘Diecast Surgery’ with ‘Dr’ Rob Smith, and of course the all-important ‘What’s Hot Online’ which lists many of the notable secondary market trades since release of the previous issue.

Needless to say, Issue 22 of The Diecast Magazine takes first prize for a diecast model magazine and has the ‘diecast X factor’ as the best magazine for the serious diecast model collector.

Issue 22 will be available until March 16, 2014 at select diecast model dealers throughout North America, as well as Barnes & Noble bookstores, and select Hastings and Waldenbooks stores, as well as Indigo bookstores throughout Canada.

Contents List - The Diecast Magazine - North America - Issue 22 - December 2013

 

SHOP TALK
ACME DIECAST
1/18 ‘Mental Cruelty’ Bantam Altered Dragster
1/18 Bantam Altered Dragster Die cast Model Kit
1/18 ’32 five-Window Coupe Die cast Model Kit
AMERICAN MUSCLE
1/18 American Muscle Popular Mechanics 1965 Ford Mustang 2+2 in Red
ART MODEL
1/43 Ferrari Dino 206 #34 as raced at Nürburgring in 1967 by Guichet/Muller
1/43 Ferrari 225S #24 as raced at the 1952 Targa Florio race by G. Mancini
1/43 Ferrari 500 TRC #16 Winner of Virginia 1957 driven by W. Helburn
ATC
1/43 Jonckheere ‘Round Rolls-Royce’
AUTHENTIC MODELS
Spirit of St. Louis
Ford Tri-Motor
Douglas DC-3 Dakota
Bantam Midget
Bantam Midget #4 in Red
BB Korn #17
Thunderboat
Aquarama
Triple Cockpit
Titanic
AUTOART
1/18 1955 Le Mans 24hr-winning Jaguar D-Type #6 driven by Hawthorn/Bueb
AUTOMODELLO
1/24 1962 Ford Mustang I Concept Tribute Edition
1/43 1962 Ford Mustang I Concept Tribute Edition
1/43 1962 Ford Mustang I Concept Standard Edition
1/24 1962 Ford Mustang I Concept Standard Edition
AUTOWORLD
1/18 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C in White as seen in Spinout starring Elvis Presley
1/43 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 in Red and White
1/43 1977 Pontiac Trans-Am in Yellow
1/43 1977 Pontiac Trans-Am in Black
BBR
1/18 Alfa Romeo 8C in Blue/Gray
1/18 Alfa Romeo 8C in Black
1/18 Alfa Romeo 8C in Red
1/18 Alfa Romeo 8C in Blue
BEST MODEL
1/43 Fiat Abarth 950S #50 as raced at Le Mans in 1960 by Guichet/Condriller
1/43 Fiat Abarth 700S #60 as raced at Le Mans in 1960 by Rigamonti/Cattini
1/43 Lola T70 Spider #53 as raced at Laguna Seca in 1966 by H. Dibley
1/43 Simca Abarth #90 Winner of the 1967 Colli di Pistoia race driven by L. Pozzo
BROOKLIN MODELS
1/43 1959 DeSoto Fireflite four-door Station Wagon in Pearl White/Golden Tan Poly
1/43 1960 Cadillac Series 62 six-window Sedan
1/43 1954 Henney-Packard Landaulet Funeral Coach
CLASSIC CONSTRUCTION MODELS
1/48 Caterpillar D9L Track-Type Tractor with Impact Ripper
1/48 Caterpillar D9L Track-Type Tractor with Push Blade
1/48 Caterpillar 637E Wheel Tractor-Scraper
1/48 Caterpillar 631E Wheel Tractor-Scraper
1/48 Caterpillar D9L with 631E Towed-Scraper
CMC
1/18 Ferrari 312P Engine with Display Showcase
DIE-CAST PROMOTIONS
1/64 Iowa Tank Lines - Kenworth W900 Day Cab with Anhydrous Tanker
1/64 Wesley Wulff’s ‘Never Settle’ Show Truck - Peterbilt 379 with three-Axle Livestock Trailer
DRAGON
1/400 Etihad Airways A330-200 ‘Manchester City Football Club’ with Runway Section
1/400 Austrian Airlines A320-200 ‘Unofficial Fan Line 2008’ with Runway Section
1/400 Korean Air 747-400 ‘Passionate Wings to Culture’ with Runway Section
1/400 TNT 747-400F ‘Sure We Can’ with Runway Section
1/400 TAM A320 ‘World Cup 2010’ with Runway Section
1/400 Cargoitalia DC-10-30CF with Runway Section
1/72 38cm R61 auf Sturmtiger Germany 1945 PanorArmor
1/72 VK.45.02(P)V, Eastern Front 1945 PanorArmor
1/72 5.5cm Zwilling Flakpanzer, Germany 1945 PanorArmor
HOT WHEELS ELITE
1/43 Knight Rider - K.A.R.R. (Knight Automated Roving Robot)
1/43 Back to the Future Time Machine with Mr. Fusion
1/18 Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 in Satin Black
1/18 Ferrari F2012 Malaysian GP #5 - Fernando Alonso
K MODEL
1/43 Porsche 935J Joest Racing as driven at the 1982 Mugello 1000km race by B. Wollek/D. Schorstein/V. Merl
1/43 Porsche 935J Joest Racing 1980 Daytona final 250-miles winner, driven by R. Joest/G. Moretti
KYOSHO
1/18 Ferrari F355 Challenge in Red with racing seats and full roll-cage
1/18 Ferrari F355 Challenge in Yellow with racing seats and full roll-cage
1/18 Lancia 037 Rally #1 in Martini Racing livery as driven to third place by Henri Toivonen and Juha Piironen at the Sanremo race in 1983
1/18 Lancia 037 Rally #4 in ‘Totip’ Livery as raced by Massimo Biasion and Tiziano Siviero to second place in the 1985 Portugal rally
1/12 Ferrari F-40 Competizione in Red with Le Mans rear wing
LE MANS MINIATURES
1/18 Generic driver of the 1930s - ‘Nigel’
1/24 Generic Spectator Figurine
MATRIX SCALE MODELS
1/43 Mercedes-Benz 300c Kombi (station wagon) – coachbuilt by Binz
1/43 Troutman & Barnes 1967 Porsche 911 in Green – 2013 Christmas Edition, with female figurine
MINICHAMPS
1/18 2011 World Champion Red Bull Racing RB7 driven by Sebastian Vettel in the 2011 Japanese GP, and to 2011 World Championship Victory
1/18 1939 Bentley 4¼-litre ‘Embiricos’ coupe in Dark Gray Metallic
1/43 1934 Voisin C27 Aerosport Coupe – Coachwork by Avions Voisin
MOTORART
1/50 Volvo L90G Wheel Loader
1/50 Volvo FH 16 with Lowboy Trailer and Volvo EC220 D Excavator
1/50 New Holland C238 Tracked Skid Steer
1/50 New Holland L218 Wheeled Skid Steer Loader
1/50 New Holland 215 C Tracked Excavator
1/50 Volvo EC480D Tracked Excavator
NORSCOT
1/50 Caterpillar 994F Wheel Loader in White
1/50 Caterpillar 740B Articulated Hauler/Dump Truck with Tipper Body
NZG
1/50 Liebherr R 916 Classic Litronic Tracked Excavator
1/50 Wirtgen 4200SM Surface Miner
1/50 Kleemann MC 110 Z Mobile Jaw Crusher
OXFORD DIECAST
1/76 Wall’s Whitby Mondial Mercedes-Benz Ice Cream Van
1/76 Dimachio’s Mercedes-Benz Ice Cream Van
1/76 Coronatos Whitby Mondial Mercedes-Benz Ice Cream Van
1/76 Dennis RS Fire Engine Dublin Civil Defence
1/76 Bentley Mulsanne - Royal Ebony
1/76 Traylen’s Funfair Pioneer Recovery Tractor
QUARTZO
1/18 1972 British Grand Prix-winning #8 Lotus 72D driven by Emerson Fittipaldi
RIO
1/43 1923 Leyat
1/43 Volkswagen Ambulance - Pompieri di Wolfsburg 1950
1/43 Citroën Series II DS 23 1975
SCHUCO
1/18 VW Käfer 1600i Ultimate Edition
1/43 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.1 #5 in Martini Livery as raced by H. Mueller at the 1974 Brands Hatch race
SPARK
1/18 Porsche 961 #180, seventh place at the 1986 Le Mans race driven by R. Metge/C. Ballot-Léna
1/18 Porsche 935/78 #70 as raced at Norisring in 1981 by G. Moretti
1/43 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup #26 as raced at the 2011 24 Hours of Daytona by N. Tandy/C. Kauffmann/S. Edwards/H. Cisneros/G. Moretti
1/43 1937 Talbot Lago T150 SS Figoni & Falaschi in Silver
1/43 Porsche 956 1983 Test F1 TAG Engine
1/43 1969 McLaren M6GT
1/43 1966 McLaren M2B #14, sixth-placed at the 1966 British GP driven by Bruce McLaren
SPECCAST
1/16 International Harvester Farmall Cub Tractor with Sickle Mower
1/16 Allis-Chalmers D-14 Gas Wide-fFront Tractor
1/16 International Harvester Farmall 400 Gas Narrow-front Tractor
SUNSTAR
1/18 1961 Chevrolet Impala Open Convertible - Ermine White
1/18 1961 Chevrolet Impala Open Convertible - Roman Red
1/12 1965 Morris Minor 1000 Tourer - Old English White
1/12 1963 Austin Mini AA Patrol Service Van markings/livery Automobile Association (AA)
1/12 1963 Morris Cooper S - Almond Green
1/18 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 - Light Pewter
1/18 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 - Red
1/18 Audi Quattro A2 #11 driven to seventh place by L. Lampi/P. Kuukkala at the 1000 Lakes Rally 1983
1/18 Lancia Delta Integrale in Clarion livery #11 driven by P. Eklund/B. Cederberg at the 1989 RAC Rally
1/18 Ford Focus RS WRC07 ‘Abu Dhabi’ livery #4 driven by F. Duval/P. Pivato to third place in the 2008 Tour de Corse Ralley de France
1/18 Ford Focus RS WRC08 ‘Munchi’s’ livery #9 driven by F.Villagra/J.Diaz to fourth place at the 2009 Rally Acropolis
TRUESCALE MINIATURES
1/431976 US GP West #8 Alfa Brabham BT45A
1/43 1975 Press version #7 Alfa Brabham BT45A
1/43 1991 Brazilian GP-winning #1 McLaren MP4/6 driven by A. Senna
1/43 McLaren P1 ‘Race Mode’ 2012 Mondial de l’Automobile
1/18 McLaren MP4-12C GT3 #9 as raced at the 2012 Spa 24Hr race in Gulf Racing livery
UNIVERSAL HOBBIES
1/32 Case Maxxum MX170 Tractor with Duals
1/50 Case 580 ST Backhoe Loader
VITESSE
1/43 Fiat 124 Abarth #2 driven to victory by R. Pinto/A. Bernacchini at the 1974 Rallye of Portugal
1/43 Fiat 124 Abarth #5 driven to second place by R. Pinto/A. Bernacchini at the1973 Rallye Monte Carlo
1/43 Fiat 124 Abarth #38 driven by R. Ulyate/I. Smith at the 1974 East African Safari Rally
1/43 Fiat 124 Abarth #12 driven by M. Verini/A. Torriani at the 1973 Rally Sanremo
1/43 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Amsterdam Taxi - Yellow
1/43 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Rome Taxi - Green
1/43 1968 Corvette Open Convertible - Silver
1/43 1968 Corvette Coupe - Black
1/43 Citroën DS19 - Blue
1/43 Citroën DS19 - Green
1/43 Citroën DS19 - Black
WSI
1/50 Heros - Scania R Topline Tractor
1/50 Heros Dragonliner - Scania T Torpedo
1/50 Iveco Strator Torpedo

EDITORIAL
MATRIX SCALE MODELS
An interview with Mr. Jaap van Dijk
THE VERY LAST DESOTO
1/43 scale variety of collectible DeSotos
GOLDEN AGE SPORTS CARS
1/18 CMC - Ferrari 312P, and
1/18 AUTOart - Alfa Romeo 33T
THE ITALIAN CONNECTION
Pictorial review of Auto e Moto d’Epoca - Padova, Italy
TRUESCALE MINIATURES
1/18 Lotus 78 #5 1977 launch version - Andretti
1/18 Lotus 78 #6 1978 South African GP winner - Ronnie Peterson
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
1/43 Replicas From Behind the ‘ron Curtain’
AUTO WORLD
Legends of the Quarter Mile Trio
1/18 1970 Chevy Camaro - Ron O’Donnell’s ‘Fighting Irish’ NHRA Funny car
1/18 1970 Chevy Camaro - Bruce Larson’s ‘USA-1’ NHRA Funny car
1/18 1972 Ford Mustang - Sid Foster’s ‘King Cobra’ NHRA Funny car
CONRAD
1/50 Terex AC1000-9 Mobile Crane
MINICHAMPS
1/18 2012 Red Bull Racing Renault Formula 1 cars
RB8 of Mark Webber, and
RB6 of Sebastian Vettel
TRANSATLANTIC CONNECTION
1/43 British Ford replicas of the 1950s and ‘60s
DIECAST DIARY
AUTOart - An Insider’s Insight: Resin Models
OXFORD DIECAST
1/43 1967-1975 Lotus Elan Plus 2 Coupe in Yellow/Silver
AUTOWORLD
1/18 The Dukes of Hazzard ‘Daisy’ Plymouth
WHAT’S HOT ONLINE
Recent Notable Online Sales
DIECAST SURGERY
Targa-1

ADVERTISERS DIRECTORY
3000toys.com
Aiken’s Airplanes
American Excellence
AUTOart
Automodello.com
AutoWorld
Awesome Diecast
Carney Plastics, Inc
CMC
Diecast Direct
GreenLight Collectibles
Historic Aviation
JMModelAutos.com
Mattel - Hot Wheels Elite
Minichamps - North America
Oxford Diecast
Pete’s Model Garage
Route 66
Spark/Sunrich Toys and Hobby
Stance and Speed
Sun Star Die-Cast America, Inc
TrueScale Miniatures

 

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