The Diecast Magazine is the model collector magazine of choice for resin models, diecast model cars, die cast trucks and die-cast models in general.
Issue 25 of The Diecast Magazine is spilling over with a heap of model collector goodness. It begins with the front cover headline, heralding the rebirth of diecast model maker GMP. The front cover features the upcoming release of the 1/18 scale diecast model car of the 1970 Plymouth Road Runner in Corporate Blue, or ‘Petty Blue’ as some would call it. This sensational model car has an abundance of features, and marks a welcome return for the brand. The Diecast Magazine is sure collectors will rejoice when GMP’s release schedule settles into a regular routine towards the end of 2014, and into 2015.
With the stage set for an exciting relaunch of GMP, this issue complements the 1/18 scale model car review with inclusion of an in-depth interview with Mat Long about the past, present, and future of GMP. So get ready for some exciting diecast model collecting to come. In a blast from the past, TDM’s‘Old Skool’ authority,Doug Kelly, shares with us some rare Hubley Real Toys and their story. We also cannot forget Steven Downes’ review of the three hottest ‘must-have’ 1/50 scale die cast trucks recently released by First Gear, Conrad, and NZG.
Issue 25 continues the diecast model car goodness with Kyosho’s latest ‘bang-for-buck’ offerings: the three 1/18 scale model car replicas of the Shelby 427 S/C Cobra. For the price, you just can’t look past these detailed diecast model cars of an iconic vehicle in US motoring history. Keeping the ‘US of A’ feeling alive, there is also Dick Browne’s article about select Chrysler 300-Letter Cars, and the ongoing release update of the ever-expanding Minichamps Mullin Automotive Museum collection, this time in 1/43 scale.
For readers accustomed to international brands and model cars featured in each issue, you will not be disappointed with the article about the Minichamps 1/18 scale resin model of the Delahaye Type 145 Grand Prix (V12), or Century Dragon’s 1/43 scale resin models of the Jaguar XK140 and XJ220. We also have a bit of fun with the recent 1/43 scale releases of Hot Wheels Elite’s The Love Bug and the Batmobile from Batman Returns.
Also in Issue 25 of The Diecast Magazine, the ‘Diecast Diary’ section welcomes back Glen Chou, President of TrueScale Miniatures, in the second of a two-part series whereby he shares his experiences during a tour of the famous ‘Motor Valley’ in Italy, home to many well-known exotic motoring marques such as Ferrari and Lamborghini and their respective museums.
As in every issue of The Diecast Magazine, Issue 25’s ‘Shop Talk’ features all the latest on 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 25 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’ by ‘Dr.’ Rob Smith; and, of course, the all-important ‘What’s Hot Online’ which lists many of the notable secondary market trades since the previous issue.
Needless to say, Issue 25 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 25 will be available until December 2014 at select diecast model dealers throughout North America, as well as Barnes & Noble bookstores, select Hastings and Waldenbooks stores, and Indigo bookstores throughout Canada.