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?
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.
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.