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The Diecast Magazine - North America - Issue 31 - March 2016

Whether you collect resin scale models, diecast model cars, or any die cast model replica. The Diecast Magazine is your die-cast model vehicle reference.

Issue 31 of The Diecast Magazine - North American edition features the rough and ready die cast model replica of ACME Diecasts’ Smokey Yunicks 1/18 1957 Chevy Stock Car as raced by Paul Goldsmith at Daytona Beach. It may not be the final production model vehicle, but it does show what model collectors can look forward to when adding this unique piece of American motoring history to their collections.

Keeping the focus at home, but from afar, is a missing link for Ford Mustang collectors in the form of a 1/18 1967 die-cast model vehicle. Based on the vehicle raced in the Australian Touring Car Championship by Pete Geogehegan, this 1/18 die-cast model produced exclusively by GreenLight Collectibles for the company’s Australian distributor, Diecast Distributors Australia, is reviewed in this issue. Finding one for your collection might prove difficult, but isn’t that what collecting rare die-cast model vehicles is all about?

ACME Diecast – 1/18 Smokey Yunicks 1957 Chevrolet Coupe2015 Motorclassica Australia – A Premier Motoring Event

US-based resin scale model manufacturer Automodello allows us an up-close-and-personal look at its recently released 1/43 scale model replica of the 1972-79 TVR Taimer. And a challenger for the title of highest quality 1/43 model replica manufacturer, Esval Models, is also in the spotlight with its amazing 1/43 Hispano Suiza J12 Three-Position Drophead Coupe by Fernandez and Darrin in Blue and Green variants. If that isn’t enough variety for small-scale collectors, the in-depth article Double Deckers Downunder features many Australian public buses from an era long gone. These models by little-known brand Trux — a division of Australian-based Trax — may have eluded model bus collectors from the US.

Doing what The Diecast Magazine is good at —maintaining an international flavor of model collecting — we appease large-scale-model collectors with our hearty and honest reviews of Australian-based Classic Carlectables’ 1/18 diecast model replica of the Lola T332 as raced at the 1976 Rothmans Championship at Oran Park race circuit, Australia, and the Metal-18 1/18 diecast model car of the 1968 Citroen DS 21 Chapron Le Mans in Metallic Champagne. If the crème de la crème of motoring and diecast model cars is more your taste, then you will devour our full-length review of the CMC 1/18 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. Also for fun, we take you back — way back — to when the 1960s Batman and Robin roamed the streets of Gotham City on their Batcycle, reviewed in all its 1/12 diecast model glory from Hot Wheels Elite.

CMC – 1/18 Ferrari 250 GTODouble Deckers Downunder – 1/76 Australian themed Bus Models

Still on retro superheroes, this issue’s Diecast Diary sees AUTOart president Jimmy Yee share his love of the company’s 1/18 diecast model car of the Green Hornet’s ‘Black Beauty’ vehicle. And continuing the international theme, long-time TDM journalist Terry O’Neill provides a superb six-page pictorial review of the 2015 Motorclassica event held in Melbourne, Australia, allowing readers to admire the event from afar.

As in every issue of The Diecast Magazine, Shop Talk features all the latest new releases from around the world, while model collectors have their say on the Readers Page and share their collections in Collectors Post.

Issue 31 of The Diecast Magazine rounds outs its wide variety of in-depth content with the 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.

Issue 31 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 31 will be available until October 10, 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 31 - March 2016


1/18 1937 Bugatti T57 C Worblaufen Chassis #57629
1/18 1964 Buick Riviera in Bonze Mist
1/18 1968 Pontiac Firebird in Cameo Ivory
1/18 1968 Pontiac Firebird in Carnival Red
1/18 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Texas Highway Patrol Car
1/18 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Blackout Chase Car
1/18 Police Lightbar with Working LED Lights
1/43 Ferrari 290 MM #548 as driven to victory during the 1956 Mille Miglia by E. Castellotti
1/43 Ferrari 500 Mondial #235 as raced during 1954 in the Santa Barbara race by P. Rubirosa
1/43 Ferrari 330 P #50 as driven to victory during 1964 at Monza by L. Scarfiotti
1/18 F1 Honda RA272 #11 as raced by Richie Ginther at the 1965 Mexico Grand Prix
1/18 1971 Plymouth Road Runner in Tawny Gold
1/18 1971 Ford Torino GT in Metallic Pewter
1/18 1966 Chevrolet Bel-Air in White
1/18 2015 McLaren 675LT Long Tail in Cadet Blue
1/18 2015 McLaren 675LT Long Tail in McLaren Orange
1/18 2015 McLaren 675LT Long Tail in Delta Red
1/43 Ferrari 308 GTB #12 Winner of the 1982 Targa Florio driven by Tognana/De Antoni
1/43 Abarth 1000 SP Bassano #4 as raced during the 1970 Montegrappa race by M. Baldo
1/43 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 #63 as raced during the 1967 SPA race by Vestey/Gaspar
1/43 Alfa Romeo 33.2 LM 1969 Le Mans Test Car as driven by Pilette/Slotemaker
1/18 1939 Porsche Type 64 Berlin-Rom-Wagen in Black
1/18 1967 Porsche Type 911s Troutman and Barnes in Green
1/18 1967 Cadillac Eldorado in Black/Matt Black
1/18 1957 Buick Century Caballero in Metallic Light Blue over Light Beige
1/43 1962 Corvair Greenbrier Sports Wagon in Cardinal Red
1/43 1956 Lincoln Premier Convertible in Huntsman Red
1/43 Race Transporter Set 05
1/43 CH Ferrari 312 T5 G.P. #1 1980 Argentina as driven by Jody Scheckter
1/43 CH Ferrari 312 T5 G.P. #2 1980 Brazil as driven by Gilles Villeneuve
1/43 CH Ferrari 312 T5 G.P. #11 1980 Monaco as driven by Jody Scheckter
1/43 CH Ferrari 312 T5 G.P. #2 1980 Monaco as driven by Gilles Villeneuve
1/43 Volkswagen Samba Bus in Red and White with Caravan Trailer
1/50 Volvo A40D Articulated Hauler
1/87 Volvo L180C with Timber Grapple
1/18 Maserati ‘Birdcage’ Tipo as driven to victory by Stirling Moss at the 1960 Cuba GP
1/18 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO in Midnight Blue 2016 Techno Classica Special Edition
1/18 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO in Polished Silver Metal
1/18 2016 Techno Classica three-piece Mille Miglia set
- Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR #658 Fangio +
- Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Engine +
- Juan Manuel Fangio driver figurine
1/50 Terex Superlift 3800 Crawler Crane in Bracht Corporate Livery
1/50 Liebherr LTM 1070-4.1 Autokran in Regel Corporate Livery
1/50 Caterpillar 390F LME Hydraulic Tracked Excavator
1/64 Kenworth W900 with 60” Flattop Sleeper and Ribbed Chrome Dry Van Trailer in TraLo Corporate Livery
1/64 Peterbilt 379 Day Cab with East End Dump Trailer in Lindamood Demolition Corporate Livery
1/18 1970 ‘Overkill’ Street Fighter Chevrolet Nova
1/18 Street Fighter 5 Spoke Wheel and Tire Pack
1/18 Ford Fairlane 1320 Drag Series
1/18 1320 Drag Wheel and Tire Pack
1/18 Tandem Car Trailer with Tire Rack in Black
1/18 Tandem Car Trailer with Tire Rack in White
1/18 1959 Cadillac Ambulance in Red and White
1/18 Cadillac S&S High Top Ambulance in Red and White
1/18 1967 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedan - Supernatural
1/18 1941 Packard Super Eight One-Eighty – The Godfather (1972)
1/18 1967 Ford Mustang - ‘Eleanor’ Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
1/18 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 60 in Pink
1/43 Presidential Limos Series 1
1/43 1961 Lincoln Continental SS-100-X - John F. Kennedy Presidential Limousine (Democrat)
1/43 1972 Lincoln Continental – Gerald Ford Limousine (Republican)
1/43 1972 Lincoln Continental – Ronald Reagan Limousine (Republican)
1/43 2009 Cadillac Limousine ‘The Beast’ – Barack Obama Limousine (Democrat)
1/64 2007 14 Nissan Skyline GT-R in Black (R35)
1/64 Topo Fuel Altered in Red with Flames
1/64 Topo Fuel Altered in Unpainted
1/50 1931 Mack 6-BK-3S Bus
1/50 2016 Nicolas Tractomas Bauma
1/50 Scheuerke SPMT 6 + 6 + 6 + 6 PPU Robbins TBM Load
1/64 Johnny Lightning Street Freaks Release One Set A
1/18 1989 Ferrari Testarossa in Red
1/18 1989 Ferrari Testarossa in Black
1/18 Ferrari F40 in Red
1/18 Ferrari F40 in Black
1/18 2016 La Ferrari in Black
1/18 2016 La Ferrari in Red
1/18 2016 Ferrari Dino GT in Red with Black Interior
1/18 2016 Ferrari Dino GT in Yellow with Tan Interior
1/43 2016 Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo in Gun Metal Gray
1/18 Photographer ‘1950’s Era’ with Camera and Bag
1/18 Didier Pironi in Racing Suit holding helmet
1/43 1954 Chrysler ST Special Ghia Coupe in Green
1/43 1958 Dual Ghia 400 Concept in Yellow and Black
1/43 1957 Dual Ghia Convert in White
1/43 1979 Citroen CX Heuliez Corbillard Hearse in Maroon
1/43 1980 FLM Panelcraft RR Silver Shadow Estate in Brown Metallic
1/43 1939 Bentley MKV Corniche George Paulin Pourtout #14BV in Maroon
1/43 Bussing D2U Doppledecker Bus with Offeneenem Heckeinstieg ‘Doornkaat’ Livery
1/43 1965 Mercedes Benz O 302 Bus in Red/Cream
1/18 1986 Lotus Renault 98T as driven by Ayrton Senna
1/18 1987 Lotus Honda 99T as driven by Ayrton Senna
1/18 1985 Lotus Renault 97T as driven by Ayrton Senna
1/18 1939 Delage D8-120 Cabriolet in Dark Blue and Blue
1/18 1939 Delage D8-120 Cabriolet in Black
1/18 1936 Duesenberg SJN (Supercharged) Convertible Coupe in Dark Red
New brand introduction - Maxichamps
1/50 MST 644 Backhoe Loader
1/50 Holland WE 170B Pro
1/50 Case WX168
1/50 Mercedes-Benz Actros Giga Space SLT in Blue
1/50 Mercedes-Benz Actros Big Space SLT in Yellow
The Petersen Museum is new again
1/4 107 Ducati Superbike 1299 Panigales
1/64 Mint Release One, Set A
1/43 1938 Mercedes 770K including figurines of Eva Braun and ‘guard’ in white
1/43 1956 Ford Thunderbird in Red
1/43 Alfa Romeo P3 #28 as driven to victory at the 1934 Nizza GP by A. Varzi
1/18 1960 Plymouth Fury Closed Convertible in White and Twilight Blue Metallic
1/18 Lancia Stratos HF #5 as raced to second place in the Tour De Course of 1976
1/18 1931 Ford Model A Pick-Up in Cherokee Gray
1/18 1931 Ford Model A Pick-Up in Rubelite Red
1/18 1970 Triumph Spitfire MK IV Closed Convertible in Damson Red
1/18 1970 Triumph Spitfire MK IV Closed Convertible in Mimosa Yellow
1/43 1973 Saab 99 EMS in Copper Coral
1/43 Saab 99 GL in Sterling Silver
1/32 MB-trac 1500 W443 ‘Knicknase’ (Kinky Nose) in Military Finish
1/32 1987-91 MB-trac 1000 W441
1/32 1974 Deutz Chassis in Olive-Green with Orange-Red Rim on Wheels
1/87 1952 Setra S8 Bus
1/87 Mercedes-Benz Arocs with Meiller Dump Body in Yellow
1/87 Magirus TLF 16 Fire Truck
1/87 Man TGM Rosenbauer ATLF Fire Truck
1/87 Henschel HS 100 Concrete Mixer in White and Blue
1/87 Police Volkswagen T5 GP Multivan with Horse Trailer
1/87 Claas Arion 630 Tractor with Front Loader 150
1/87 1978 Porsche 911 SC in Green
1/87 Volvo F89 with Rear End Dump Trailer in Bolling Corporate Livery
1/87 Mercedes-Benz Arocs with Three-Way Tipper in Zinc Yellow
1/87 Magirus DL 25h Aerial Ladder Truck
1/50 Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 in Bay Crane Corporate Livery (USA)
1/50 Liebherr R970 SME Excavator
1/50 Liebherr LTM1350-6.1 in Myshak Crane and Rigging Corporate Livery
1/50 2016 Mammoet Dakar Race Truck


An Australian motoring event
1/18 Smokey Yunicks 1957 Chevy Stock Car
1/18 Lola T332 - 1976 Australian Rothmans Championship
1/12 Batman and Robin Batcycle
1/18 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
1/43 1972-79 TVR Taimar
Part 1 - Historical Australian bus models
1/43 Hispano Suiza J12 Three-Position Drophead Coupes
1/18 1967 ATCC Winning Mustang
1/18 1968 Citroen DS 21 Chapron Le Mans
How to install fuel injection
1/18 Black Beauty by AUTOart president Jimmy Yee
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