Do you own a diecast model? Want to collect die cast model cars, die-cast model trucks or model replicas? You need The Diecast Magazine.
Issue 29 of The Diecast Magazine features Minichamps' 1956 Chrysler Norseman blasting off the front cover. A car that was built only once is now replicated in 1/18 by Minichamps to sit on your shelf rather than on the bottom of the ocean, where the only 1/1 Chrysler Norseman ever made still lies today. Alongside this storied American model we've got Autoworld's electric-blue 1968 Dodge Charger, which looks gorgeous replicated as a diecast model in 1/18 scale. Rounding out the Americana feel is AUTOart's Ford Forty Nine, a 1/18 concept car in diecast metal, which is one sleek machine that unfortunately never made it to pounding the pavement.
Once again The Diecast Magazine sets itself apart from any other model magazine with its diverse content. There are articles on everything from a tour of the headquarters of current ‘new era’ manufacturer Minichamps in Germany, to a detailed history of Meccano's pre-war model replicas, spanning just over a century of diecast model history. We've also got an article written by AUTOart president Jimmy Yee about the process of creating an authentic brushed stainless-steel look, and for something different, issue 29 features a piece on the latest and most dangerous 1/18 model from Hot Wheels Elite, the Arkham Knight Batmobile.
We've also got some heavy hauling machinery in this issue, including a detailed article about a 1/50 diecast model of a wildly popular tractor/trailer combination from Australia, the Kenworth C509 Prime Mover with Drake trailer, produced by Drake Collectibles in 1/50 scale. Interestingly, the Kenworth company was founded in Washington state in the 1920s, but there's more on its evolution within the article.
Still on heavy machinery, issue 29 features Conrad's 1/50 diecast model productions of select models in the Liebherr line. From the massive R9800 Hydraulic Excavator to the T284 Mining Truck, these vehicles still look both huge and magnificent, even in miniature, and The Diecast Magazine lays out all the minute attention to detail that Conrad has been sure to include.
European exotics also feature within this issue, with an article on BoS Models' newly released and increasingly popular 1/87 line. We take a look at their replicas of the Wiesmann MF5 Roadster and 1969 Mercedes Benz 600 Pollmann Hearse, both of which, for such small pieces, show a remarkable level of quality and detail in diecast metal. And we've included an article that has ‘sibling’ brands Rolls-Royce and Bentley facing off with a comparison of two 1/18 models: the 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe and the 2014 Bentley Mulsanne Speed, both from Kyosho. The only way you'll know which one you'd choose (or if you'd grab both) is if you read The Diecast Magazine.
As in every issue of The Diecast Magazine, the Shop Talk section features all the latest new releases from around the world, while collectors have their say on the Readers Page and share their collections with us in Collectors Post.
Issue 29 of The Diecast Magazine rounds off its brilliant variety of balanced in-depth editorial content with our extremely popular how-to section 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 29 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 29 will be available until December 21, 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.