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Book Review
DER MASS:STAB 4/2013
DER MASS:STAB August/2013 Modellfahrzeug-Magazin
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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RailRoad Modeling

introduction
Six times a year Herpa publishes their flagship magazine DER MASS:STAB Modellfahrzeug-Magazin. Issue 4/August 2013 is full of interesting and detailed models in HO, N and even O scale, plus modeling stories for autumn.

DER MASS:STAB - Herpa's Cars & Truck Model Magazine is Herpa’s ambassador to the modeling world:

    ...an ideal magazine for all hobbyists. You will find lots of interesting information about Herpa and our new releases in this magazine designed for experienced collectors, model builders, and car enthusiasts. Diorama fans will discover intriguing articles as well. Entertaining and exciting stories about the original cars and trucks, and other interesting topics dealing with 1/87 scale models make this magazine a great treat for all Herpa fans.

    DER MASS:STAB is published six times a year. You can subscribe to it, or buy it from selected news stands in German railway stations, or from hobby shops around the world.
    - Herpa

First, Herpa Car Club news announces special new models including the MAN TGX XXL curtain canvas semitrailer "Bernhard Land / YO-Truck". Only 500 of these gems will be available to club members (Item: 911214). Next, news that DER MASS:STAB will also be available on-line as an iPad app. Also, editorials and commentary.

TITELSTORY / COVER STORY
Fallen Angel: Scania R HL tipping semitrailer of construction company "Martin Transporte / Fallen Angel" is explored. Photos include in-progress shots of the intricate airbrushing scene.

NEUHEITEN / NEWS, September/October 2013
New Herpa models to be released in Sept/Oct are showcased. The new Scania semi-silo truck is front and center, as are many others: ambulances, varieties of specialized trailers, fire trucks, police cars, small private cars, construction trucks, special edition machines, and the new Scania R’13 truck.

REPORTAGE / REPORTING
1. Herpa at the Metz-Rallye Classic.
Herpa sponsors a car at the road rally.
2. Vom Dreirad zum DDR-Liefwewagen (From tricycle to a DDR-vans): Exposé on the progression of Framo trucks in Eastern Germany.
3. Kunstobject Mit Fernwirkung (Artwork with action at a distance): 90 years of trucking company Sommer with their big and colorful trucks.
4. Im Mittelpunkt Der Herpa-Sammler (At the heart of The Herpa Collector): Herpa’s summer collection and show report.

UMBAU / CONVERSIONS
a. ”Little” Helper: a small forklift loads a beverage semi.
b. Die Kieskutscher Aus Hessen (The gravel coachman from Hesse) : Heavy-duty trucks at work in a quarry.
c. Plan(e)spiele Teil 2, Die Ernuerte Plane (Plan (s) games part 2, The Renewed Plane ): Diorama of Henschel trucks.
d. Fine Scale In HO: Amazingly detailed and painted model trucks by modeler Benjamin Semmler.

DIORAMA
Eine LPG in 1:87 (An LPG in 1/87):
. Life in and around an East German Farmers Collective in a large and highly detailed diorama.

Finally: a section on book reviews, upcoming events, previewing the next DER MASS:STAB, and Herpa Club news. Herpa announces DER MASS:STAB is available on CD. Also editorials, comments, plus:
Catalogues for Modelers.

SERVICE
Wanted and For sale items, model shows and events calendar, and book reviews.
FORUM: Club news!

Thank you Herpa for providing this magazine for review! Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here – on,b> Railroad Modeling.
SUMMARY
Highs: Excellent features of models.
Lows: Only in German
Verdict: A fine magazine.
  Scale: N/A
  Mfg. ID: 206068
  Suggested Retail: $9.50
  Related Link: Herpa Framo truck
  PUBLISHED: Apr 17, 2014
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.42%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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