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

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.

CMC – 1/18 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS ZagatoMinichamps – 1/18 #7 Brabham Alfa Romeo BT45B

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.

Exploding Cars – Layered Photography by Fabian OefnerDiecast Diary – AUTOart’s vent and hole clearing process

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.

Contents List - The Diecast Magazine - North America - Issue 30 - December 2015

 

SHOP TALK
ACME DIECAST
1/18 Gasser Model Kit
1/18 Chromed Gasser Wheel and Tire Set
1/18 Chromed Gasser Hemi Engine
ART MODEL
1/43 Ferrari 625 LM #52 as driven by P. Drogo in 1957 at Buenos Aires
1/43 Ferrari 166 Barchetta #27 as driven to victory by H. Roosdorp in 1950 at Zandvoort
AUTOART
1/18 BAC Mono in Metallic Black
1/18 BAC Mono in Gunmetal Grey
AUTOMODELLO
1/43 1934 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria by Dietrich in Red with removable convertible tan top and tonneau cover and tan interior
1/43 1934 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria by Dietrich in Blue with removable convertible top and tonneau cover
1/43 1934 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria by Dietrich in Black with removable convertible black top and tonneau cover and tan interior
1/12 1967 Ford 3-Litre Twin Cam V8 Engine
1/24 1954 Kaiser Darrin in Champagne White with Red top and Red interior
1/24 1954 Kaiser Darrin in Pine Tint with matching top and interior
1/24 1954 Kaiser Darrin in Red Sail with Black top and Black interior
1/24 1954 Kaiser Darrin in Yellow Satin with Black top and Black interior
1/24 1954 Kaiser Darrin in Robin Egg Blue with Black Top and White seats over black carpet
BEST MODEL
1/43 Alfa Romeo 33.2 Spyder #5 as driven to victory by Larrouse/Verrier in 1969 Montlhery
1/43 Porsche 550 RS #33 as driven by Herrmann/Frankenberg in 197 Le Mans
1/43 Lola T70 Spyder #11 as driven by L. Motscheker in 1967 Bridgehampton
1/43 Abarth SP 1000 #60 as driven by “Pal Joe”/Botalla in 1968 Monza
BROOKLIN MODELS
1/43 1937 Pontiac Superior Funeral Coach
1/43 1969 Austin A60 Suntor Camper Van in Turquoise
CMC
1/12 Auto Union Type C
1/18 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO in Red
1/18 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO in Yellow
1/18 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO in Blue
1/18 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO in Silver
CONRAD
1/50 Liebherr LTR 1100 Telescopic Crawler Crane in Sarens Group livery
1/50 Liebherr LTR 1100 Telescopic Crawler Crane in Hartinger livery
CONRAD
1/50 Moser Two-side dump trough on Man Euro 5 TGS 5 axle
1/50 Mercedes-Benz Lak 2624 Round bonnet truck 3-axle with quarry rock body
1/50 Mercedes-Benz Lak 1624 Round bonnet truck 2-axle with 2-axle dump trailer
DIECAST MASTERS
Diecast Masters replaces Norscot and Tonkin regarding future Caterpillar model replicas
ESVAL MODELS
1/43 1934 Hispano Suiza J12 Three-position Drophead Coupe in Blue by Fernandez Darrin
1/43 1934 Hispano Suiza J12 Three-position Drophead Coupe in Two-Tone Green by Fernandez Darrin
GMP
1/18 1320 Kings Drag Wheel and Tire Pack
1/18 Street Fighter 10-Spoke Wheel and Tire Pack
1/18 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Convertible in Violet
1/18 Rallye Wheel and Tire Pack
GREENLIGHT COLLECTIBLES

1/64 2011 Ford Crown Victoria NYC Taxi
1/64 Airstream 16’ Bambi Sport
1/43 1977 AMC Pacer in Light Blue with Flames
1/43 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Convertible
1/43 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Convertible with Tiger
1/18 1967 Shelby Terlingua Continuation Mustang #31 as driven by Jerry Titus and Ken Miles
1/18 1967 Ford Shelby Mustang #33 as driven by Jerry Titus and John McComb
ILARIO
1/43 1937 Rolls Royce Phantom III Limousine Hooper BT85 Sedanca de Ville in Dark Blue
KYOSHO
1/12 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Series II in Diamond Black and Satin Silver Hood with Burgundy Interior - Removable Red Soft Top
1/18 BMW M3 Coupe (E93M) in Lagnaseca Blue with Black Interior and Black M3 GTS Wheels
1/18 BMW M3 Coupe (E93M) in Alpine White with Black Interior and Black M3 GTS Wheels
LE MANS MINIATURES
1/18 Enzo Ferrari reading the newspaper
1/18 Jo Siffert sitting on a tire
MINICHAMPS
1/18 1955 Hanomag R35 Farm Tractor with Roof in Red
1/18 1953 Hanomag R28 Farm Tractor in Orange
1/18 1959 Cadillac Cyclone XP 74 Concept in Black L.E.
1/18 1953 Cadillac Le Mans Dream Car in Red
1/18 1929 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Convertible Coupe in Red
MOTORART
1/50 Case Grader 856C
NZG
1/50 Dechant-Liebherr R 936 C Litronic Tracked Excavator
1/50 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 8x4 with Meiller Tipper in Yellow
1/50 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 6x4 with Meiller Tipper in Yellow
RIO
1/43 Mercedes 770K as Goering’s military car in Cimelio/Antique
1/43 1973 Fiat 238 Ambulanza in Croce Bianca Milano
ROUND 2
Round 2 now producing Johnny Lightning models - changing of the guard
SPARK
1/18 Porsche 991 RSR #911 as driven to a class win at the 2014 Daytona race by P. Pilet/N. Tandy/R. Lietz
1/43 Porsche 962 #67 as raced to an overall victory at the 1989 Daytona 24-hour by B. Wollek/D. Bell/J. Andretti
SUNSTAR

1/18 1958 Buick Limited Riviera Coupe in Black Charcoal
1/18 1958 Buick Limited Riviera Coupe in Glacier White and Garnet Red
1/18 1959 Oldsmobile “98” Closed Convertible in Polaris White
1/18 1959 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer Hard Top in Rose Quartz and Coral
1/18 Subaru Impreza 555 #4 as driven by B. Béguin/C. Tilber at Rallye Monte-Carlo in 1996
1/18 MG Metro 6R4 #8 as driven by P. Eklund/D. Whittock at 1000 Lakes Rally in 1986 in Clarion Corporate Livery
1/18 Ford Escort RS1800 #141 as driven to victory by Petter Solberg/Pernilla Solberg at Rally Sweden Historic in 2013
1/18 Ford Escort RS1800 #6 as driven to victory by B. Waldegård/H. Thorszelius at Acropolis Rally in 1977
1/24 1964 Routemaster RM2089-ALM89B in Red
TRUESCALE MINIATURES
1/18 Porsche 924 GTR #87 as raced to 1st in IMSA GTO Class at the 1982 Le Mans 24-Hour
1/43 1954 GM Futurliner - GM Parade of Progress ‘Three Dimensional Sound’
UNIVERSAL HOBBIES
1/32 Claas Arion 550 Tractor with Front Weight
VITESSE
1/43 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Hard Top in India Ivory and Regal Turquoise
1/43 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Hard Top in India Ivory and Gypsy Red
1/43 1958 Messerschmitt Tiger TG500 in Green
1/43 1958 Messerschmitt Tiger TG500 in Red
WIKING
1/87 Unimog U 1700 and Trailer with Hoist ‘Eisen & Stahlhandel A.G’
1/87 1957 Mercedes-Benz LP 321 Flatbed Truck ‘Fire Service’
1/87 1950 Mercedes-Benz L 3500 Mobile Crane for Mercedes-Benz Service
1/87 Volkswagen 1600 Variant Station Wagon in W Roth Décor for Emergency Services
WSI
1/50 Jumbo Extendable Trailer
1/50 Nooteboom ASD Drawbar
1/50 Tanker Liquid 3 axle Single Trailer
1/50 Stone on pallet

EDITORIAL
POST-WAR REALISM

Part 2 - Dinky Post-War
CMC
1/18 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Zagato
HOBBY MASTERS
1/72 F-16A Netz "124"
Col Giora Epstein - Signature Series
MY FAVORITE CAR
1/43 Duesenberg Arlington Torpedo Sedan
SUNSTAR
1/18 London Taxi TX4
MINICHAMPS
1/18 Brabham Alfa Romeo BT45B #7
HOT WHEELS ELITE
1/18 LaFerrari
AUTOART
1/18 1992 Bathurst (Australia) Winning Nissan Skyline GTR R32 as raced by Mark Skaife/Jim Richards
EXPLODING CARS
Layered photography by Fabien Oefner
MAISTO
1/18 2015 Ford Mustang
A QUESTION OF SCALE

How open are you to collecting outside your preferred scale?
DIECAST DIARY
Diecast vent and hole clearing
DIECAST SURGERY
Heavy handling
WHAT’S HOT ONLINE
Recent notable online sales

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


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