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DER MASS:STAB 2/2012
DER MASS:STAB 2/2012 Herpa's Car & Truck Magazine
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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DER MASS:STAB Modellfahrzeug-Magazin 2/April 2012
Item: 4 205641 065005 01
Pages: 64


Six times a year Herpa publishes their flagship magazine DER MASS:STAB Modellfahrzeug-Magazin. Issue 2/April 2012 is now available. It is packed with cool and amazingly detailed models and stories.

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.
Introduction
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. [1]

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.[2]

Crack the Cover
TITELSTORY / COVER STORY
Fliegender Buffel: Das Rosenbauer Flughafenloschfahrzeug / Flying Buffalo: The Rosenbauer Airport Crash/Fire/Rescue Vehicle Mercedes-Benz Zetros heavy duty ARFF truck shows its capabilities. Olaf Preuschoff, fire expert and MASS: STAB employee, provides you with the model of the new Herpa model in detail.

NEUHEITEN / NEWS
Mai- und Juni-Neuheiten 2012 Herpa-Messe-News 2012 v./ May and June 2012 news Herpa Fair News 2012 v. An amazing collection of new models are showcased in their news section displaying innovations we will be seeing in the future. Heavy duty semis with a variety of specialized trailers, sport limousines, family tractors, sports cars, ambulances, fire trucks, buses, special edition semi tractors, these are just a few of the neat new models in Herpa’s catalogue.

REPORTAGE / REPORTING

    I. Diesel im Blut - Der neue Melmer-Truck / Diesel in the blood - the new
    Melmer Truck
    A rolling mural to honor the inventory of the diesel. Spectacular artwork on a MAN silo semi run by transport company Melmer.
    II. Citroen Ami 6 Break: L'Ami petit - Der kleine Freund / Citroen Ami 6 Break: The little friend French family car, the popular Citroen.


UMBAU / CONVERSIONS

    1. Anrüchige Transporte - Ein Viehtransporter in 1:87 / Disreputable transportation - A cattle truck at 1:87 Beef and odor on wheels!
    2. Schweres ist eine Leichtigkeit – Schwerlastumbauten / Heavy is a breeze - Heavy modifications
    3. Vom Original zum Modell - LKW- Umbauten zum Thema Melmer / From the original model – Truck Conversions on Melmer Expert modeler Joachim Seider kitbashings and special modelifications.
    4. Die Berliner Feuerwehr in 1:87 / The Berlin Fire Department in 1:87 The Berlin Fire Department in HO by Hans-Jorg Schierz. The conversions are like true works of art.


DIORAMA
Messediorama 2012 / Exhibition Diorama 2012 Herpa’s technology museum in miniature.

NEU VON HERPA / New Models by Herpa
Aktuelle Vorbilder Und Trends Zu Klassikern / Classics to Current Models and Trends

Finally, a section on book reviews, upcoming events and DER MASS:STAB articles of the next issue, and Herpa Club news:

    SERVICE
    Wanted and For sale items, model shows and events calendar, and book reviews.
    FORUM: Editorial and content; Previews; Contacts


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[1], [2]. Herpa
SUMMARY
Highs: Big format to properly display high quality photographs of impressive models and prototypes. Good paper.
Lows: Only printed in German.
Verdict: DER MASS:STAB is the flagship of Herpa. It is full of excellent models and prototype stories.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: Other
  Mfg. ID: 4 205641 065005 01
  Suggested Retail: 6,50 € $9.50
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  PUBLISHED: May 25, 2012
  NATIONALITY: Germany
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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