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The Diecast Magazine - North America - Issue 29 - October 2015

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.

BOS Models – 1/87 Weismann MF5 Roadster and Mercedes-Benz 600 Pollmann HearseDrake Collectibles – 1/50 Kenworth C509

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.

Minichamps – 1/18 Chrysler NorsemanMinichamps – A Tour of Minichamps Headquarters

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.

Contents List - The Diecast Magazine - North America - Issue 29 - October 2015

 

SHOP TALK
ABC-BRIANZA
1/43 1924 Hispano H6B with dual-cowl phaeton coachwork by Millon-Guiet
ACME DIECAST
1/18 1970 Trans Am Championship Ford Boss 302 Mustang
1/64 1941 Military 1/2 Ton 4x4 Truck with Stacey David Gearz
1/18 1972 Pontiac Le Mans GTO in Lucerne Blue with ducktail spoiler
1/18 1972 Pontiac Le Mans GTO in Starlight Black with ducktail spoiler
ART MODEL
1/43 Ferrari 500 TRC #71 as driven at Sebring during 1958 by De la Mesa/Gonzalez/Gomez-Mena
1/43 Ferrari 195 Touring Berlinetta #311 as driven by Cornacchia and Frigerio at the 1953 Giro di Sicilia
AUTOART
1/18 Subaru Impreza 22B in Blue
1/18 1986 Argentina Rally Winning #5 Lancia Delta S4 in Martini Race Livery, driven by Biasion/Siviero
BEST MODEL
1/43 Alfa Romeo 33.2 Coupe #16 as driven in 1968 by Gosselin and Trosch at SPA
1/43 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB Spyder N.A.R.T in Rosso Red
1/43 Porsche Abarth as driven by Bouchet and Aury at the 1961 Tour de France
BROOKLIN MODELS
1/43 1934 Studebaker Commander Landcruiser Sedan in Black
1/43 1940 Buick Model 59 Station Wagon in Metallic Green
1/43 1960 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe
1/43 1967 Buick Wildcat 4-door with Hardtop
1/43 1966 Sunbeam Tiger as Met Police
1/43 1937 Jensen 3.5 Liter S Type in Cream
1/43 1955 Sunbeam Rapier Mk 1 in Black and Yellow
1/43 1956 Hillman Minx Convertible
CMC
1/18 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato in Goodwood Green
1/18 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS
CONRAD
1/50 MAN TGX XLX SLT
1/50 LIEBHERR T 284 Mining Truck
DRAKE COLLECTIBLES
1/50 Grove GMK 5130-2 Mobile Crane
GMP
1/18 1992 Ford Mustang 5.0 SSP Blacked Out FBI Pursuit Car
1/18 1967 Chevrolet Street Fighter Camaro
GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES
1/18 1970 Dodge Challenger Hemi Shaker R/T in Sublime Green
1/18 1970 Dodge Challenger Hemi Shaker R/T in Plum Crazy Purple
1/43 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T in Yellow with Black Stripes
1/43 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T in White
1/18 1989 Pontiac Trans Am TTA with Hardtop in White
1/18 1987 Pontiac Trans Am GTA with Hardtop in Metallic Maui Blue
1/18 1967 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedan – Supernatural (2005)
1/18 1978 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Hardtop in Metallic Silver with Orange Stripes and Black Interior
1/18 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Hardtop in Red with Black Stripes and Black Interior
1/18 1978 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 in Black with Orange Stripes and Black
1/18 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 in White with Blue Stripes and Blue Interior
HERPA
1/87 Mercedes-Benz Atego Metz Fire Truck
1/87 Mercedes-Benz Actros Wasel Krane
1/87 EDW Howitzer 18 Short
1/18 VW Beetle - Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
KYOSHO
1/18 Land Rover Defender 90 in Santorini Black
1/18 Land Rover Defender 90 in Fuji White
1/18 Audi A8L W12 - Phantom Black
1/18 Audi A8L W12 – Moon Shine Blue
1/18 Lamborghini Countach LP400S in Blue Metallic with Tan Interior and Gold Bravo Wheels
1/18 Lamborghini Countach LP400S in Red with White Interior and Gold Bravo Wheels
MATRIX SCALE MODELS
1/43 1954 Glockler-Porsche 356 Special Coupe in Silver
1/43 1952 Glockler-Porsche 356 Special Roadster Weidenhausen in Silver
1/43 1949 Veritas C90 Coupe in Silver
1/43 1965 Mercer Cobra Exner in White
MINICHAMPS
1/18 1936 Lancia Astura Tipo 233 Corto in Blue
1/18 1936 Lancia Astura Tipo 233 Corto in Black
1/43 1956 Buick Centurion Concept in Red and White
1/18 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo S (991) in Red with Black Interior
1/18 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 (991) in Gray Metallic with Black Interior and Red Brake Calipers
1/43 Ford Focus Rally ‘Stobard’ livery as driven by V. Rossi and C. Cassina at the 2008 Wales Rally
1/43 Ford Focus Rally ‘Beta’ livery as driven by V. Rossi and C. Cassina at the 2008 Monza Rally
MOTORART
1/50 JCB 540-200 Loadall Telehandler
1/50 Volvo L60H Wheel Loader
NZG
1/87 Liebherr LHM 550 Mobile Harbor Crane
1/50 Waste Container in Blue
1/50 Waste Container in Green
RIO
1/43 1967 Citroen DS 21 - Pernod Promotional Vehicle
1/43 Volkswagen - Elvis Presley Personal Car
1/43 Citroen ID Break - 1960 Funeral Car and Coffin
ROS
1/32 ROC RT1000
SCHUCO
1/18 Porsche 934 RSR in White
1/43 Tesla Model S in Red
1/43 Tesla Model S in Black
1/600 American Airlines Bowing B777-200
SPARK
1/18 1987 World Champion FW11B #6 as driven by Nelson Piquet at the Japanese GP
1/18 1980 World Champion #27 FW07B as raced by Alan Jones
1/43 1967 Trans Am Champion #17 Ford Mustang as driven by Jerry Titus
1/43 1969 Trans Am #15 Ford Mustang as driven by Parnelli Jones
1/43 1974 US GP Winning #7 Brabham BT44 as raced by Carlos Reutemann
1/43 1967 Indianapolis 500 #40 Paxton Turbocar in STP Livery as driven by Parnelli Jones
SUNSTAR
1/18 Opel Ascona 400 #1 as driven by J. Kleint/G. Wanger at the 1981 Safari Rally
1/18 Opel Ascona 400 #3 as driven by A. Vatanen/T. Harryman during the 1983 Monte-Carlo Rallye
1/18 Subaru Impreza 555 #2 as driven by K. Eriksson/S. Parmander at the 1966 Safari Rally Kenya
1/18 Lotus 72C #6 as driven by Jochen Rindt at the 1970 Austrian Grand Prix
1/18 Lotus 72D #31 as driven to victory by Emerson Fittipaldi at the 1972 Austrian Grand Prix
1/18 Lotus 72E #2 as driven to victory by Ronnie Peterson at 1973 Italian Grand Prix
1/18 1999 Lotus Elite 111S in Yellow
1/18 1999 Lotus Elite 111S in Green
TONKIN REPLICAS
1/50 Liebherr LTM 1250-5.1 in Mammoet Corporate Livery
1/50 Mercedes Benz Actros2 6x2 with 3-axle Steered Flatbed and Kobelco Boom
TRUESCALE MINIATURES
1/12 Mazda 787B #55 1991 Le Mans 24Hr Winner
1/18 McLaren F1 GTR #59 1995 Le Mans 24Hr Winner
1/18 McLaren MP4/5 #1 1989 Monaco Grand Prix Winner as driven by Ayrton Senna
1/43 Ford GT40
1/43 1930 Mercedes SSK as fashioned by Count Trossi
1/18 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK as fashioned by Count Trossi
UNIVERSAL HOBBIES
1/32 Massey Ferguson 8737 Tractor
1/32 Case IH Puma CVX 230 Tractor
VITESSE
1/43 1976 Citroen 2CV SPOT in Orange
1/43 1976 Citroen 2CV in Yellow
1/43 1957 Peugeot 403 in Bluish Gray
1/43 1957 Peugeot 403 in Gray Green
WEISE-TOYS
1/32 Fendt Favorit 514C (1993 - 1999)
WSI
1/50 Curtainside Trailer 3 axle
1/50 DAF XF SC 4x2 Single Truck
1/50 DAF XF SSC 4x2 Single Truck
1/50 Drawbar Trailer
1/50 DAF XF SSC 6x2 Single Truck

EDITORIAL
BOS MODELS
1/87 Wiesmann MF5 Roadster
1/87 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pollmann Hearse
DRAKE COLLECTIBLES
1/50 Kenworth C509 in Betts Bower Group Corporate Livery
MINICHAMPS
1/18 Chrysler Norseman
AUTOWORLD
1/18 1968 Dodge Charger - Dennis Guilders Christine
CONRAD
1/50 Liebherr R9800 in Downer EDI Corporate Livery
1/50 Liebherr T284 Mining Truck
KYOSHO
1/18 2003 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe
1/18 2014 Bentley Mulsanne Speed
PRE WAR ROOTS
Part 1 - Dinky Pre-War
MINICHAMPS
A Tour of Minichamps Headquarters in Germany
HOT WHEELS ELITE
1/18 Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile
AUTOART
1/18 Ford Forty Nine Concept Car
DIECAST DIARY
Creating a brushed stainless steel effect
DIECAST SURGERY
Split rims
WHAT’S HOT ONLINE
Recent notable online sales

ADVERTISERS DIRECTORY
3000toys.com
ACME Diecast
Aiken’s Airplanes
American Excellence
AUTOart
Automodello.com
AutoWorld
Carney Plastics, Inc
Century Dragon
CMC
Diecast Direct
DiecastSelect.com
Esval Models
GreenLight Collectibles
Historic Aviation
JMmodelautos.com
Minichamps - North America
Minikraft Models Ltd
Norscot
Pete’s Model Garage
Route 66
Stance and Speed
Sun Star Die-Cast America, Inc
TrueScale Miniatures


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