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Book Review
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DER MASS:STAB 5/2012
DER MASS:STAB 5/2012 Modellfahrzeug-Magazin
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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DER MASS:STAB Modellfahrzeug-Magazin
Issue: 5/Oktober 2012
Price:$9.50; 6,50€
Item: 4 205672 065005 05


Six times a year Herpa publishes their flagship magazine DER MASS:STAB Modellfahrzeug-Magazin. Issue 5/Oktober 2012 is now available, full of interesting and detailed models and stories for autumn.

TITELSTORY / COVER STORY
Mehr Als Ein Facelifting: die Neuen MAN (More Than a Face Lift: the New MAN): MAN’s TGX and TGS Evolution heavy trucks. Updated TGX and TGS Evolution trucks are shown in their glory with descriptions of their refinements. These are developed as a semi and as rigid trucks, both offering multiple axle configurations and other modular options. Herpa is creating models of the many configurations.

NEUHEITEN / NEWS
The new series of Mercedes-Benz Antos are debuted. Additionally, an amazing collection of new models are showcased in their news section displaying innovations we will be seeing in November and December: Herpa airbrushes; varieties of specialized trailers, fire trucks, a police cars, small civil vehicles, construction trucks, special edition Christmas and Advent items, and a special edition custom Scania tractor. Also included are scheduled re-releases of Minitanks old and new, including Russian and NVA ZIL and UAZ vans and trucks, plus a ZIL 157 tanker fire truck.

REPORTAGE / REPORTING
    1. Men At Work – The New Herpa Showtruck . Der besondere Finnen-Truck (The Special Finn Truck). Six pages showcasing the Herpa release of the Rami Tynjälä Transport Scania R TL Gigaliner “Hell Cat” special tipping semi-truck with custom airbrushed artwork. The truck owner describes the vehicle of this interesting rolling mural. This second Herpa model of the Finnish forwarder captivates with its very elaborately designed cab and is item 301299.

    2. Riesenschnauzer (Giant ). A photo expose of a preserved IFA G5 TLF East German Firetruck . This model is the subject of a review here at RailroadModeling.

    SAMMELN / COLLECTION. Profile of Tausend Räder and his extensive miniatures collection.

    3. Genie Mit Rostbraunem Makel (Genie With Rust Brown Stain ). Alfa Romeo cars of the 1970s.

    UMBAU / CONVERSIONS
      a. Decalkunst (Decal Art ): Modeler Holm Kämpfer displays his excellent custom decaled trucks .

      b. Wenn Es Nacht Wird In HO (If It’s Night In HO). Modeler Ulrich Heyer shows off his trucks, buses, farm tractors, and construction machines customized with lights. Included is a list of models and detail sets used in the feature, including Herpa’s Diorama Ready set.

      c. BMW, Audi & Co.. Modeler Thomas Rutzenhöfer and his customized sportscars.

      d. Werkstattpraxis: Inneneinrichtung (Workshop practice: Interiors). Very interesting feature about interior decoration and the semi truck.

      e. Oldie but Goldie. Bernd Blumenthal from Siegburg shows off his super model collection.

    DIORAMA
      i. Perfekter Abschluss (Perfect Ending). Peter Schmäring demonstrates using photographs as backdrops for model dioramas.

      ii. Strassenbau In HO (Road construction in HO ) Daniel Thomas’s excellent diorama of road construction in the hills.

    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:

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

    Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here – on Railroad Modeling.

    Introduction: DER MASS:STAB
    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

SUMMARY
Highs: Lots of high quality photos of models and prototypes. Engaging stories of the same.
Lows: The majority of the text is in German.
Verdict: DER MASS:STAB is full of excellent models and prototype stories.
  Scale: 1:1
  Mfg. ID: 4 205672 065005 05
  Suggested Retail: $9.50; 6,50€
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  PUBLISHED: Nov 18, 2012
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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