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The Diecast Magazine - North America - Issue 6 - December 2009

Issue 6 of The Diecast Magazine contains die cast model cars, trucks and aircraft and is the diecast collector magazine for die-cast model collectors.

This issue of The Diecast Magazine is packed with news, new release information and features of some of the best diecast models available. The cover story, American Muscle’s 1/18 Oldsmobile 442 W-32, is a budget-priced diecast model car within everyone’s reach. For the price, the bang-for-buck factor is extremely high and is well complemented by its fantastic visual appeal.

Also in this issue collectors of military models will rejoice with the release of the all American diecast model of Hobby Masters 1/72 scale M8 Armored Vehicle. This exclusive article takes us on a ride in the 1/1 version with the 1/72 die cast model in hand. Brian Daly also shows us his development of a scratch-built 1/18 car hauler. The making of this custom car hauler is simple and easy and we show you how with some ‘know how’ and simple ‘how to’ for you to enhance any displayed racing collection in your die cast car room.

American Muscle – 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 W-32Dalys – Custom Car Hauler

Raffi Minasian is a familiar name to readers of The Diecast Magazine. In this issue Raffi spills the beans on some of the tips and tricks he employs when developing a die-cast model for production. This in-depth article reveals some of the secrets involved in the die cast model development process and I am sure you will be surprised as well as more understanding of just what does go into the making of any quality replica.

With Precision Miniatures’ indefinite hiatus, The Diecast Magazine takes a look a range of diecast models that placed this company on the map. Our Funeral Fleet article proves the content of collections can be as diverse as the collectors who own them! Whether you love them or just are creeped out by them, the range of 1/18 die-cast professional vehicles includes some fantastic funeral cars, as our detailed story shows. If this is a little too far from your spectrum of collectibles, but are looking for something different, and big Fords are your thing. Then don’t miss the 1/8 diecast model car of the Ford Falcon GT and 351 Cleveland V8 from Australian manufacturer Icon Models.

Issue 6 of The Diecast Magazine also explores American Excellence, a newcomer to the 1/43 resin market. Manufactured in conjunction with Neo Scale Models, American Excellence has big plans for 2010 in offering a very limited range of 1/43 diecast model cars featuring the best USA motoring manufacturers have ever produced. First releases include the 1976 Cadillac Seville and featured in this edition of The Diecast Magazine is the magnificent replica of the 1976 Lincoln Continental MkV.

Hobby Masters – M8 Armored VehicleShelby Collectibles – Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

As always you will find all the news and new release information in Shop Talk and our dedicated collectors and readers share their opinions, comments and collections in the Reader’s Page and The Collectors’ Post. What’s Hot Online contains data on some of the more notable die cast model sales recorded since the last issue, and of course for those on the hunt for that special die-cast model, our advertiser directory is your source to track down that ‘must have’ die cast model.

Don’t forget, every issue of The Diecast Magazine offers you the chance to be involved and WIN in The Collectors’ Post. Just send us a short article about you and your collection and you will receive a diecast model for free. What are you waiting for? Put pen to paper and send us your article with a couple of pictures today.

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Issue 6 of The Diecast Magazine, the ultimate diecast collector magazine, will be available in selected diecast model outlets and Barnes and Noble, Books A Million, Borders, Hastings and Walden Bookstores throughout the United States, as well as Indigo Bookstores in Canada, by December 8, 2009!

Contents List - The Diecast Magazine - North America - Issue 3 - March 2009


1/8 Mercedes Benz W196 Streamliner Fangio - 1954 French GP winner
1/8 Lotus 79 Mario Andretti/Ronnie Petersen
American Diecast Company
1/24 Dirt Racers
1/64 Dirt Racers
American Excellence
1/43 1976 Lincoln Continental Mk V
Art Model
1/43 Ferrari 246SP - 1962 Sebring 12 hour
1/43 Ferrari 340 Mexico Spyder - 1955 Watkins Glen
1/43 Ferrari 275P - 1965 Sebring 12 Hour
1/18 Shelby GR-1 Concept
1/18 Ferrari Enzo
1/32 Ford Focus WRC Rally Car 2008 d’Italia Sardegna Rally/Latvala
1/32 Ford Focus WRC Rally Car 2008 season/Hirvonen
1/24 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR
Best Model
1/43 Ferrari 308 GTB – 1982 Tour de France winner
1/43 Ferrari 512BB LM
Classic Construction Models
1/48 Caterpillar D10 Track type tractor
1/18 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione - 1961 Le Mans 24 Hour - Third place
1/43 Renault Juvaquatre “Pain les Delicieux”
1/43 Citroen Type H Fire truck
Franklin Mint
1/24 1958 Chrysler 300D Convertible
1/24 1933 Duesenberg J Victoria
Gemini Jets
1/200 Lockheed L1011-500 British Airways
1/200 Airbus A319 US Airways
1/400 Boeing 747 SP Qantas Airways
1/400 Boeing 727-100 Alaska Airlines
1/18 1932 Fords
1/18 Ford Thunderbolt “The Georgia Shaker”
1/18 1986 Buick T-Type
1/18 Ferrari 330 P4 - 1967 Le Mans #21 - Second place - Masterpiece Collection
1/18 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Masterpiece Collection
GreenLight Collectibles
Muscle Car Garage - Series 4
1/64 1965 Ford Galaxie Convertible
1/64 1968 Buick GS California
1/64 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
1/64 1971 Dodge Charger
1/64 1973 AMC Javelin GS
1/64 1971 Dodge Charger RT
1/64 2008 Dodge Charger Daytona
Highway 61
1/18 1965 Plymouth Belvedere - The Texas Rattler
1/18 Dodge Challenger Super Stock - SEMA concept
Hobby Masters
1/48 Boeing P26A Peashooter
1/48 Brewster B239
1/72 McDonnell F4C Phantom
1/72 Hawker Harrier AV8B
1/72 M46 Patton Tank
1/72 M8 Armored vehicle
Icon Models
1/8 Ford 351 Cleveland V8 engine replica
1/43 Lancia Stratos Silhouette Gp5
1/18 Lancia Stratos Rally car - Winner 1977 Monte Carlo Rally
1/18 Porsche Boxster S
1/18 Audi Q7
1/18 Audi A8 W12
1/12 Ferrari F40
M2 Machines
1/64 Ground Pounders
1/64 International Durastar car hauler
1/55 Fifty5 series
1/18 Mustang GT
1/18 Opel GT/J coupe
1/43 1940 Ford Deluxe Woody
1/43 Ford Model T
1/43 1938 Hudson 112
1/43 Ford Edsel
1/43 Studebaker Silver Hawk
Motorsport Authentics
1/87 P80 UPS Delivery van
1/50 Caterpillar 993K Heavy Duty wheel loader
1/50 Caterpillar 613G scraper
1/50 Caterpillar 966A Traxcavater
1/18 Ford Model T UPS Delivery van
Premium Classixxs
1/43 Borgward Traumwagen
1/12 Mini Cooper Classic shape
Porsche 356 Tin Toy
Real Art Replicas
1/8 Porsche 550 Spyder
1/18 Mercedes Benz 0317 - Porsche Racing Transporter Update
1/43 Aston Martin DB2
1/43 Lola T70
1/43 Porsche356A Cabriolet
1/18 Mercury Cougar Dan Gurney Trans Am racer
1/18 Lancia Stratos rally car
1/18 Ford Focus WRC Rally car 2009 Rally of Ireland
1/18 Ford Focus WRC Rally car 2009 Rally Argentina
1/18 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Police car

Le Mans Minitures
1/24 Mazda 787 - 1991 Le Mans winner
Model Development
The Secrets Revealed by Raffi Minasian
Shelby Collectibles
1/18 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
1/64 European Sports Luxury
Precision Miniatures
1/18 Funeral Fleet
American Muscle
1/18 1969 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 W-32 option
1/12 1949 VW Beetle “Kafer” split rear window
American Excellence
1/43 Lincoln Continental MkV
Icon Models
1/8 Australian Ford XY and XW Falcons and 351 Cleveland engine
1/18 Toyota Celica 1600 GT
Brian Daly
1/18 Custom Car Hauler
Highway 61
1/18 1952 Hudson Hornet Club Coupe
1/43 Resin Racers
Washington Mint
1/24 Diecast kit - Beach Reacher
1/18 Mazda RX7 - 1985 Daytona 24 hour
Hobby Masters
1/72 M8 Armored Vehicle
1/18 Ferrari TR 250 Testa Rossa
What’s Hot Online
Notable Online Auction Sales
TWH Collectibles
1/50 Bucyrus 8750 Dragline
1/12 Honda RC211V - 2006 MotoGP World Champion - Nicky Hayden
1/12 Abarth Yamaha YZR M1V - Valentino Rossi
1/12 Honda CBR1000 Fireblade - 2007 Superbike Champion - James Toseland.
Classic Construction Models
1:48 Caterpillar D7E Hybrid Bulldozer

American Collectors Insurance
American Excellence
Aiken’s Airplanes
Awesome Diecast
Buffalo Road Imports
Carney Plastics, Inc
Classic Construction Models
Designs in Motion
Die Cast Promotions
Icon Models/First Gear
M2 Machines
Minichamps - North America
Motorsport Authentics/RCCA
Schuco/Silvergate Distributors
Shelby Collectibles
Sunstar Die-Cast America, Inc
Sword Precision Scale Models
TWH Collectibles

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