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The Diecast Magazine - North America - Issue 26 - December 2014

The Diecast Magazine is the diecast model magazine for collectors of scale model vehicles including diecast model cars, die cast trucks and die-cast models.

Issue 26 of The Diecast Magazine details another glorious diecast model car release from CMC of its newly tooled 1/18 scale 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900C Speciale Touring Coupe. To see new tooling for a 1/18 model these days is somewhat of a rarity, so we could not let this model go unnoticed, which is why it features on the front cover of Issue 26 of The Diecast Magazine.

Bringing it back stateside is Sun Star’s latest release of the 1/18 scale diecast model car of the 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham in Plantation Green. In 1/43 scale you can read about a variety of scale diecast models with retractable tops. How cool is that?

Keeping in tune with US 1/43 scale diecast collectors, featured are three of GreenLight Collectibles’ Fast and Furious models. Focusing on Brian O’Conner’s cars, these small scale silver screen sensations are backed up with an article about the 1/18 scale Hot Wheels Batman Forever Batmobile.

CMC - 1/18 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900C Speciale Touring CoupeSun Star - 1/18 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

Of course, as TDM is an international publication, there’s always something for the international collectors and racing fans, so check out the diecast model car from Schuco produced in 1/18 scale of the 1960 World Formula One Championship-winning Cooper-Climax T53. Or if luxury cruising is more your thing, have a look at Chinese brand TRL Models’ diecast model replica of the 1/18 1968 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI State Landaulet.

Heavy Machinery collectors are exposed to something different with the in-depth article about the 1/50 scale Drake Collectibles Grove RT540E in Australian-based Walter Wright corporate livery. Bus collectors will enjoy the special feature titled ‘Airbuses Without Wings’, about some special diecast model buses with airline-themed advertising. Also for something a little more different, we include an article about the die cast model of the US Navy’s F/A-18F Super Hornet in 1/72 scale, produced by Forces of Valor.

‘Diecast Diary’ sees AUTOart President, Jimmy Yee, explain the intricacies of achieving the carbon-fiber effect on his company’s past release of the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. Rounding it all off is a fantastic article from one of our readers, Steve Williams, about adding some realism while making a repair to one of his damaged models.


GreenLight Collectibles – 1/43 Fast and Furious - Brian O’Conner carsHot Wheels – 1/18 Batman Forever Batmobile

As in every issue of The Diecast Magazine, Issue 26’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 26 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 26 of The Diecast Magazine takes first prize for a diecast collector magazine, and has the ‘diecastX factor’ as the best magazine for the serious diecast model collector.

Issue 26 will be available until March 2015 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 26 - December 2014

 

SHOP TALK
ACME DIECAST
1/18 1968 ‘Blackbird’ Pontiac Firebird
1/18 1965 Chevrolet L79 Chevelle Malibu SS in Danube Blue
1/18 1965 Chevrolet L79 Chevelle Malibu SS in Ermine White
1/18 1968 Shelby Mustang GT 500KR in special color paint code WT
ART MODEL
1/43 Ferrari 246 Dino SP #4 as driven at the Nürburgring in 1961 by Von Trips/Ginther/Gendebien
AUTOART
1/18 Bugatti EB110 GT in Blue
1/18 Gumpert Apollo in Blue
AUTOMODELLO
1/24 1934 Duesenberg J – Graber (Swiss Coachbuilder) in Blue and Black
AUTOWORLD
1/18 1964 Ford Thunderbolt driven by Phil Bonner
BAUER
1/12 Bugatti Atalante Type 57SC Black with Red Side Panels and Burgundy
BEST MODEL
1/43 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART ‘Closed’ Spyder
1/43 Ferrari 512 BB LM #47 as raced at Daytona in 1982 by Davis/De Dryver
BROOKLIN MODELS
1/43 1937 Graham Supercharged 116 4-door Sedan in Freedom Blue
1/43 1949 Lagonda 2.6 Liter Drophead Coupe in Black
1/43 1956 Ford Zephyr Mk. II Convertible in Beige
CONRAD
1/50 Carnehl Half-pipe trough on Mercedes-Benz MP03 in Silver
1/50 Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1 Mobile Crane in BKL Corporate Livery
1/50 MAN Conventional truck with Meiller tipper 4x4 in Pebble
DRAGON ARMOR
1/72 1/72 IJN Type 2 ‘Ka-Mi’ w/Floating Pontoon Late Production
ELIGOR
1/43 Bugatti Type 35B in Yellow
EMC
1/43 1928 Mercedes-Benz Type 630 K-Motor Sedanca De Ville. Coachbuilt by Karosserie Saoutchik, as exhibited at the Speyer Museum
GMP
1/18 1970 Chevrolet Nova - Beverly Hills Cop
GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES
1/18 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 60 in Black
1/18 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 60 in Blue and White
1/43 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T in Orange - Fast and Furious (2003)
1/43 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R in Silver - 2 Fast 2 Furious
1/43 1970 Dodge Charger R/T in Gray - Fast and Furious (2009)
1/64 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS – 1969 Daytona Pace Car
IXO
1/43 1939 Berliet 11CV Dauphine in Yellow
1/43 1928 Opel 10/40 Modell 80 in Brown and Black
KYOSHO
1/18 2013 Audi Q5 in Phantom Black with Saddle Interior
1/18 2013 Audi Q5 in Ice Silver with Black Interior
1/18 2013 Audi Q5 in Lava Gray with Black
1/43 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Liter in Silver
1/43 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Liter in White
1/43 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3 Liter in Dark Blue
1/43 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3 Liter in Silver
1/43 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3 Liter in White
1/18 Alpine Renault A110 1600s in Yellow with Black
1/18 Alpine Renault A110 1600s in Red with Black Interior
MINICHAMPS
1/43 2014 Infiniti Red Bull Racing Renault RB10 as driven by Daniel Ricciardo
1/43 2014 Infiniti Red Bull Racing Renault RB10 as driven by Sebastian Vettel
1/18 BMW 3.5 CSL – ‘IMSA’ driven by David Hobbs and Benny Parsons at the 1976 24H Daytona race
1/43 BMW 3.5 CSL – ‘IMSA’ driven by David Hobbs and Benny Parsons at the 1976 24 Hour Daytona race
1/1 2014 Paul’s Model Art/Minichamps Catalog - Edition 2
1/1 2014 Paul’s Model Art/Minichamps Catalog - Resin Edition 2
1/18 1979 Procar Series #5 BMW M1 Procar (E26) in ‘Marlboro Colors’ driven to victory during the Hockenhiem round by Niki Lauda
MODELCOLLECT
1/72 T-72 main battle tanks (‘A’, ‘B’ & ‘M’ variants)
1/72 T-90SM main battle tank
1/72 TOS-1 Multiple Rocket Launcher
MOTORART
1/87 Volvo VO65 – Sailing Boat
1/50 New Holland F156.7 Grader
NEO SCALE MODELS
1/43 1955 MG TF in British Racing Green
NZG
1/50 Sennebogen 860M excavator
1/50 Sennebogen 860R excavator
OXFORD DIECAST
1/43 Austin Seven RN Van in Primrose
1/43 Austin Seven RN Saloon in Fawn
QUARTZO
1/18 1974 Monaco Grand Prix-winning #1 Lotus 72E driven by Ronnie Peterson
REPLICARZ
1/43 1947 Blue Crown Special, Indianapolis Winner #27 driven by Mauri Rose
1/43 1948 Blue Crown Special, Indianapolis 500 Winner #3 driven by Mauri Rose
1/43 1949 Blue Crown Special, Indianapolis Winner #7 Driven by Bill Holland
RIO
1/43 1927 Bugatti Type 41 Royale Torpedo Closed Convertible
1/43 Citroën DS 21 #29 from 1970 rallye du Maroc
1/43 1949 Volkswagen Karmann Cabrio
SCHUCO
1/600 Airbus A340-300 ‘Swiss International Air Lines’ Reg. HB-JMI
1/600 Airbus A380-800 ‘Air France’ Reg. F-HPJE
1/600 Airbus A380-800 ‘British Airways’ Reg. G-XLEA
1/18 Mercedes-Benz Martini Race Transporter
SPARK
1/43 Porsche 991 RSR Class Winner at the 2014 Daytona race, driven by P. Pilet/N. Tandy/R. Lietz
1/43 2014 Muscle Milk ORECA 03 Nissan driven by K. Graf and L. Luhr
1/43 1939 Delage D8-120 Figoni & Falaschi
1/43 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante
SUNSTAR
1/18 1965 Ford F-100 Custom Cab Pickup in Raven Black
1/18 1966 Ford F-100 Custom Cab Pickup in Wimbledon White and Holly Green
SUNSTAR
1/18 1956 Lincoln Premiere Hard Top in Presidential Black and Sunburst Yellow
1/18 1959 Mercury Park Lane Hard Top in Marble White and Sherwood Green
1/12 Morris Mini-Cooper S #37 driven to first place by P. Hopkirk/H. Liddon at the 1964 Rallye Monte Carlo
1/12 Morris Mini-Cooper S #52 driven to victory by T. Makinen/P. Easter at the 1965 Rallye Monte Carlo
1/18 1965 Chevrolet C-10 Styleside Pick-Up in Ivory and Light Green
1/18 1965 Chevrolet C-10 Styleside Pick-Up in Yellow
TONKIN REPLICAS
1/50 Capacity Stock On-Highway 4x2 Yard Dog - Cab Only
TSM-MODEL
1/18 2013 McLaren 12C GT3 #69 as raced by the Gulf Racing Team during the 24 Hours of Spa
1/18 2013 McLaren 12C GT3 #88 as raced by Von Ryan Racing during the 24 Hours of Spa
1/43 1976 March 761 #10 as raced at the South African GP by Ronnie Peterson
1/43 1976 March 761 #34 as raced at the Germany GP by Hans J. Stuck
VITESSE
1/43 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX #1 as driven by D. Auriol/D. Giraudet
1/43 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX #25 as driven by S. Blomqvist/R. Jakobsson
1/43 1959 Nash Metropolitan Open Convertible in Green/White
1/43 1959 Nash Metropolitan Open Convertible in Blue/White
WIKING
1/87 Unimog U 20 Flatbed Utility Fire Service Truck
1/87 Volkswagen T1 ‘Flower Power’ Bus
1/87 Fendt Katana 65 Forage Harvester with Grass Pick-Up 
WSI
1/50 Liebherr R 970 SME Excavator
1/50 Liebherr LTM 1050-3.1 Mobile Crane

EDITORIAL
SUN STAR

1/18 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Broughams
CMC
1/18 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Speciale Touring Coupe
TRL MODELS
1/18 1968 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI State Landaulet
EFE
Airbuses without Wings
HOT WHEELS ELITE
1/18 Batmobile - Batman Forever
FORCES OF VALOR
1/72 US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet
THAT TOP GOES DOWN
Select 1/43 scale two-door retractable hardtops
READER RESTORATION
Steve Williams - Brooklin Buick Makeover
GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES
1/43 Fast and Furious - ‘Brian’s Rides’
SCHUCO
1/18 1960 Formula One Championship-winning Cooper T53
DRAKE COLLECTABLES
1/50 Grove RT540E - Walter Wright
DIECAST DIARY
The Carbon Fiber Effect
DIECAST SURGERY
Custom Wheel Changing
WHAT’S HOT ONLINE
Recent Notable Online Sales

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