DER MASS:STAB DER MASS:STAB Model Car Magazine
is Herpa's bimonthly flagship publication promoting their models as well as general modeling subjects. This is Issue 3/June 2015 for June - July 2015.
A great magazine for all those who love our car and truck models: read all about Herpa, our new releases, and other interesting articles about diorama building, the big originals, and lots of other related topics. A great source of information for all 1/87 scale fans.
MASS:STAB editor Oliver Kaschel pens an editorial which sets the agenda for the magazine. Next is an update of Herpa Car Club News announcing winners of the year’s specials, plus the new releases.
COVER STORYIce-Princess - the New Finn Truck
: feature essay of a Scania semi-truck custom painted with a Nordic theme of snowscapes, culture and fantasy. The truck is modeled by Herpa as item 304 429.
CONVERSIONS / UMBAU
1. Giant on wheels
: modeller Oke Klingenberg converts stock models into heavy traction machines to haul a 450 ton generator up a mountain.
2. Peters Werkzeugkiste (Peters Toolbox), Peter Post Tools
: Modeling tools by Peter Post.
3. Peters Werkzeugkiste, The Gras-Master 2.0 by NOCH
: using the NOCH electrostatic Gras-Master to create realistic grass on a diorama.
NEUHEITEN / NEWSNew for July and August 2015
: Pending releases for July and August are showcased including a quartet of Volvo semi-tractors, MiliTanks, a telescoping ladder fire trucks, the Citroen 2 CV, emergency response vehicles, heavy transport trucks, and more components for the giant Liebherr crane.
1. With the Oldies Through France
/ Mit Dem Oldie Durch Franken
: Herpa participated in the Metz classic car rally. Herpa's VW Beetle, drivers, and other racers are featured. Herpa makes a special edition model, an Opel Kadett.
2. Herr Über 1.000 Züge / Mr. More than 1,000 trains
. A gigantic model railroad.
Sammeln / CollectiblesAs England yet Swings - The Minix Models from Tri-ang / Als England Noch Swingte - Die Minix-Modelle Von Triang
: another look at vintage models, this time the vintage 1/76 (OO scale) UK automobiles from Britain, imported by Herpa.
1. Fast Food in the USA
: a highly detailed diorama of a desert divided highway and a Taco Bell. Road vehicles, structures, people and scenery are displayed. A fine diorama by Stefan Faulstich.
2. Structure Stress With Looping / Aufbaustress Mit Dem Looping
: Nico Bundt's big diorama of a circus setting up a loop ride and other rides.
The final section presents magazines and catalogues, For Sale/Wanted ads, a calendar, back issues of Der MASS:STAB (1985, 1995, 2005), book reviews, and a preview of the next issue.
Neues vom Modellautomarkt / News from the model car market
This is a new section presenting competitors' models: Brekina; Busch; Heico; Preiser; Rietze; Wiking.
Herpa has published another wonderful magazine for models. It shows products, modelers, techniques, new ideas, new processes – who could ask for more? The only problem aside from it is a German language magazine and unless one speaks or reads German at a high level, some things will be missed. Also, some of the article titles in the table of contents are different from the titles of the article page.
Overall, a fine and useful magazine for models with an interest in subjects produced by Herpa, and for general modeling.
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