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The Diecast Magazine - North America - Issue 25 - September 2014

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.

GMP – 1/18 1970 Plymouth Road Runner - Corporate BlueKyosho - 1/18 Shelby 427 S/C Cobras

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.

Century Dragon - 1/43 Jaguar XK140 and XJ220Diecast Diary – Italian ‘Motor Valley’ tour with Glen Chou – Part 2

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.

Contents List - The Diecast Magazine - North America - Issue 25 - September2014

 

SHOP TALK
ACME DIECAST
1/18 1970 Oldsmobile ‘Dr. Olds’ 4-4-2 Holiday Coupe in Nugget Gold
1/18 1965 El Camino L-79 in Rally Red
1/18 1965 El Camino L-79 in Ermine White
1/18 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge in Burgundy Poly with White Interior
AMERICAN MUSCLE
1/18 1969 Plymouth Road-Runner in Seafoam Green
ART MODEL
1/43 Ferrari 330P #3 as raced to victory at the 1964 Tourist Trophy by G. Hill
1/43 Ferrari 195 SP #1221 as raced to victory at the Coppa della Toscana 1950 by Serafini/Salami
AUTOART
1/18 Aston Martin One-77 in Black Pearl
1/18 Lamborghini Veneno 2013 Geneva Motor Show Car in Gray
AUTOART
1/18 Willys Jeep in Army Green with Trailer and Accessories included
AUTOMODELLO
1/12 1967 Lotus 49 driven by Jim Clark to its first win
1/43 1964 Marcos 1800 in Racing Car Show Red with Tan Interior
1/43 1964 Marcos 1800 in Brochure Blue with Black Interior
1/43 1964 Marcos 1800 Tribute Edition in Royal Blue with Tan Interior
1/43 1964 Marcos 1800 Homage Edition in Black with Tan Interior and Wire Wheels
AUTOWORLD
1/18 1958 Plymouth Fury in Red Christine
BBR
1/18 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Lungo in Dark Blue/Gray
1/18 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Lungo in Black
1/18 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Lungo in Red
1/18 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Lungo in Blue
BBR
1/18 2014 Corvette Stingray C7 Coupe in Blade Silver
1/18 2014 Corvette Stingray C7 Coupe in Artic White
1/18 2014 Corvette Stingray C7 Coupe in Laguna Blue
1/18 2014 Corvette Stingray C7 Coupe in Crystal Red
BEST MODELS
1/43 Abarth SP 2000 #9 as raced at the 1970 GP del Mugello by N. Vaccarella
1/43 Abarth SP 2000 #12 as raced at the 1971 Targa Florio by Taramazzo/Ostini
1/43 Fiat Abarth 700 #44 as raced at the 1961 1000 Km di Parigi by J. Vinatier
BROOKLIN MODELS
1/43 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 two-Door Convertible in Gold Mist Poly
BRUMM
1/43 Ferrari 312T4 #11 as driven to victory by Jody Scheckter at the 1979 Italian GP
1/43 Ferrari 312T4 #11 as driven to victory by Jody Scheckter at the 1979 Italian GP, with driver figurine fixed in cockpit
1/43 Ferrari 312T4 #11 as driven to victory by Jody Scheckter at the 1979 Monaco GP
1/43 Ferrari 312T4 #11 as driven to victory by Jody Scheckter at the 1979 Monaco GP, with driver figurine fixed in cockpit
1/43 Ferrari 312T4 #12 as driven to second place by Gilles Villeneuve at the 1979 French GP
1/43 Ferrari 312 T4 #12 as driven to second place by Gilles Villeneuve at the 1979 French GP, with driver figurine fixed in cockpit
1/43 Ferrari 312 T4 #12 as driven by Gilles Villeneuve at the 1979 Monaco GP
1/43 Ferrari 312 T4 #12 as driven by Gilles Villeneuve at the 1979 Monaco GP, with driver figurine fixed in cockpit
CMC
1/18 Mercedes-Benz W196R Streamliner #18 as driven at the 1954 French GP by J.M. Fangio
1/18 Mercedes-Benz W196R Streamliner #20 as driven at the 1954 French GP by Karl Kling
1/18 Mercedes-Benz W196R Streamliner #22 as driven at the 1954 French GP by Hans Herrmann
CONRAD
1/50 Liebherr R9800 Mining Excavator with Bucket Equipment
1/50 Liebherr LG 1750 Lattice Mast Crane
DRAGON ARMOR
1/72 Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.M w/Schurzen Pz.Rgt.3 2.Pz.Div. Kursk 1943
GMP
1/18 1970 Chevrolet Nova from Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
1/18 1970 Ford Fairlane 427 R Code Triple Black
1/18 1970 Ford Mustang LX in Vermillion Red
1/18 1970 Ford Mustang 5.0 FBI Pursuit Car
1/18 1970 Chevrolet Street Fighter Camaro
1/18 1970 Chevrolet Nova ‘1320 Kings’ Drag Car
GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES
1/43 2012 Jeep Wrangler – US Army Hard Top
1/43 2012 Jeep Wrangler - US Army Soft Top
1/64 2014 Indianapolis 500 Indycar Champion #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay - Andretti Autosport/DHL
1/18 2014 Indianapolis 500 Indycar Champion #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay - Andretti Autosport/DHL
1/64 1967 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedan with Airstream 16ft Bambi
1/64 RAM 1500 Sport with Enclosed Car Hauler
1/64 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X with Small Cargo Trailer
1/64 1971 Chevrolet Cheyenne Truck with Flatbed Trailer
GT SPIRIT
1/18 Porsche Boxster (987) Spyder
1/18 Porsche 911 (964) Carera 4
1/18 Porsche 911 (991) Carrera S Aerokit Cup
HOT WHEELS ELITE
1/18 Ferrari 312 T2 as driven by Niki Lauda at the 1976 Monte Carlo GP
KYOSHO
1/18 Bentley Flying Spur W12 in Diamond Black
1/18 Bentley Flying Spur W12 in Granite
1/18 Lancia 037 Rally #4 as driven at the 1985 Monte Carlo Rally by Henri Pauli Toivonen
1/43 Mazda Savanna RX-3 #24 in Tiger Striped White/Blue/Green race livery
MINICHAMPS
1/18 2013 Lotus F1 Team Renault E21 as driven by Kimi Räikkönen
1/18 2013 Lotus F1 Team Renault E21 as driven by Romain Grosjean
1/43 2014 Sahara Force India Mercedes VJM07 as driven by Sergio Pérez
1/43 2014 Sauber F1 Team Ferrari C33 as driven by Esteban Gutiérrez
1/43 2014 Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9 as driven by Jean-Éric Vergne
1/43 2014 Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9 as driven by Daniil Kvyat
1/43 2014 Sahara Force India Mercedes VJM07 as driven by Nico Hülkenberg
1/43 2014 Sauber F1 Team Ferrari C33 as driven by Adrian Sutil
1/18 1954 Bentley S2 standard saloon (sedan) in White
1/18 1953 Cadillac Le Mans in Silver
1/18 1951 Buick Le Sabre Concept
MOTORART
1/50 Volvo L60G Wheel Loader in US/Canadian versions
1/50 Volvo L60G Wheel Loader in Corporate Yellow
1/50 Volvo BL71B Backhoe Loader
1/50 Volvo A40F with K-TEC 1233 ADT Scraper
NEO SCALE MODELS
1/43 1930 Packard 733 Standard 8
NORSCOT
1/24 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe in White
RIO
1/43 1923 Renault 40CV Sport
1/43 1936 Fiat Balilla - Furgone Trasporto Valori
SCHUCO
1/43 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 SUV - Dealer Promo Model
SPARK
1/18 Team Lotus 33 BRM #14 driven to second place by Graham Hill at the 1967 Monaco GP
1/43 Lotus 38 #82, 1965 Indianapolis 500 Winner driven by Jim Clark
1/18 1989 24 Hours of Daytona-winning Porsche 962 #67 driven by J. Andretti/D. Bell/B. Wollek
1/18 1998 Le Mans-winning Porsche 911 GT1 #26 driven by A. McNish/L. Aiello/S. Ortelli
SUNSTAR
1/18 Fiat 124 Abarth #5 as driven by R. Cambiaghi/B. Scabini during the 1976 Rallye Monte-Carlo
1/18 Audi Quattro A2 #3 as driven by H. Mikkola/A. Hertz to 2nd place at the 1984 Lombard RAC Rally
1/18 1953 Chevrolet Bel-Air Hard Top Coupe in Regatta Blue/Horizon Blue
1/18 1953 Chevrolet Bel-Air Hard Top Coupe in Woodland Green/Surf Green
TRUESCALE MINIATURES
1/43 1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale Prototype
1/43 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3 #35 as raced at Le Mans in 1970
1/43 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3 #38 as raced at Le Mans in 1970
1/18 McLaren 650S GT3
1/43 McLaren 650S GT3
1/8 1978 Ronnie Peterson Helmet
1/8 1977 Niki Lauda Helmet - Scuderia Ferrari
1/18 Shell Retro Fuel Pump
VITESSE
1/43 1968 Corvette Open Convertible in Le Mans Blue
1/43 1968 Corvette Open Convertible in Safari Yellow
1/43 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X #41 as driven by N. Fuchs/F. Mussano at the 2013 Rally Italia Sardegna
1/43 Ford Escort RS1800 #14 as raced by A. Vatanen/A. Aho at the 1977 Safari Rally
1/43 Ford Escort RS1800 #7 driven by R. Clark/J. Porter during the 1976 Rallye du Maroc
WSI
1/50 Liebherr LTM 1500-8. 1 in Ocean Traders Corporate livery
1/50 2x20ft Shipping Containers

EDITORIAL
GMP IS BACK
The Inside Story
BIG RIVER MODELS
1/43 1955 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire 346 Mark II Sedan
HOT WHEELS
Movie Magic
1/43 Volkswagen ‘Herbie’: The Love Bug
1/43 Batmobile: Batman Returns
GMP
1/18 1970 Plymouth Road Runner in Corporate Blue
HUBLEY REAL TOYS
The ‘Real’ Intersection of Model and Toy
MINICHAMPS
1/18 1937 Delahaye Type 145 Grand Prix (V12)
CENTURY DRAGON
Jaguars Leap 40-year Span
1/43 Jaguar XK140 Open Two-Seater in Carmen Red
1/43 Jaguar XJ220 in Silverstone Green

HEAVY HAULERS
1/50 Off-Road Haul Trucks - Latest Releases
CHRYSLER LETTER CARS
1/43 Chrysler 300 Letter Cars
KYOSHO
1/18 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C in Matt Silver, Red/White, Metallic Blue
MINICHAMPS
1/43 Recent Mullin Automotive Collection Releases
DIECAST DIARY
Glen Chou - Italian Motoring Valley Tour - Part 2
WHAT’S HOT ONLINE
Recent Notable Online Sales
DIECAST SURGERY
Aerial Attack

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