Do you collect diecast model replicas? Whether they are die cast model cars, die-cast model trucks or model replicas? You need The Diecast Magazine.
Featured on the front cover of issue 30 of The Diecast Magazine - North American edition is the beautiful and exquisitely detailed diecast model replica of the 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Zagato, produced in 1/18 scale by CMC. CMC has done it again, producing another magnificent die cast model full of amazing details and working features that will satisfy the most fastidious collector.
Bringing the attention back home, and in particular to the budget-conscious collector, you will love the article about Maisto’s 1/18 die-cast 2015 Ford Mustang, and those who cannot keep their feet on the ground will definitely be at home in the cockpit of Hobby Masters’ 1/72 F-16A Netz "124" flown by Col Giora Epstein. For collectors who like to get around, SunStar’s 1/18 die cast model of the London Taxi TX4 will be right up your alley.
TDM’s resident 1/43 scale specialist, Dick Browne, tells us about his favorite car, the
1/43 Duesenberg Arlington Torpedo Sedan. But collectors of the 1/18 persuasion may prefer our in-depth article about the Hot Wheels Elite 1/18 LaFerrari, which was the last die cast Ferrari road car Hot Wheels Elite produced before relinquishing its Ferrari license at the end of 2014.
For international racing enthusiasts, check out Minichamps’ #7 Brabham Alfa Romeo BT45B produced in die-cast. If that doesn’t get your motor racing, then how about AUTOart’s die cast model of the 1/18 scale 1992 Bathurst (Australia) Winning Nissan Skyline GTR R32 as raced by Mark Skaife and Jim Richards.
As always, we have more than just model reviews for readers of The Diecast Magazine, and this issue is no different, with a stunning pictorial of ‘exploding’ cars featuring the layered photography of Fabien Oefner. The ‘ol’ skool’ collectors haven’t been left out, as we have a superb article titled Post-War Realism which is second in a series about post-war Dinky model cars.
AUTOart president Jimmy Yee yet again shares with us a story in the Diecast Diary section regarding his manufacturing experience, and educates us on the challenges of vent and hole clearing. Long-time TDM resident journalist Terry O’Neill raises the uncomfortable question of scale, and whether you are flexible enough to consider collecting outside your preferred scale, to own a must-have model replica of a vehicle.
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 30 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 30 of The Diecast Magazine takes first prize for a diecast model collector magazine, and has the ‘diecastX factor’ as the best magazine for the serious diecast model collector.
Issue 30 will be available until March 21, 2016, at select diecast model dealers throughout North America, as well as Barnes & Noble bookstores, select Hastings and Waldenbooks stores, and Indigo bookstores throughout Canada.