by: Frederick Boucher [ ]
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DER MASS:STAB - Herpa's Cars & Truck Model Magazine is Herpa’s ambassador to the modeling world. This review examines the October 2013 issue.
DER MASS:STAB Modellfahrzeug-Magazin
Issue: 5/October 2013
IntroductionSix times a year Herpa publishes their flagship magazine DER MASS:STAB Modellfahrzeug-Magazin. Issue 5/October 2013 is full of interesting and detailed models in HO, plus modeling stories for autumn.
ContentTITELSTORY / COVER STORY
Silo-Speciale: the billboard custom painted Scania semitanker of Koch Building Material Transport. This vehicle was recently announced as a Private Collection special in a display box in Herpa Cars & Trucks 2013 / 11-12 as item 121491.
NEUHEITEN / NEWS, November-December 2013
New Herpa models to be released this November-December are showcased. The new Mercedes-Benz Actros GigaSpace semitractor MB Italy is front and center, as is the new Zundapp Janus. Also shown are ambulances, varieties of specialized trailers, fire trucks, police cars, small private cars, construction trucks, Minitanks, special edition machines, and the special edition custom Scania semitanker of Koch Building Material Transport.
New from Herpa
Herpa is releasing new Mercedes-Benz S-Class luxury cars.
REPORTAGE / REPORTING
1. Schneiden und Plotten (Cutting and Plotting): how to cut stencils and airbrush your models.
2. Kein Vorne und kein Hinten (No Front and No Rear): history of the Zündapp Janus.
UMBAU / CONVERSIONS
a. Basteltipp Rücklichter (Modeling Tips for Tail Lights): Dressing up unpainted vehicle rear lights.
b. Hin & Weg: wiring and animating a heavy truck carrying prefabricated garages.
c. Petersen & Sohn: The heavy trucks of a freelance trucking company.
d. Eine (Fast) Unendliche Geschichte (An (Almost) Never Ending Story): Unimogs continuing in firefighting service.
e. BMW 4er Grand Coupe': building a better BMW 4er Grand Coupe'.
f. Der LKW-Profi (The Professional Heavy Truck): a detailed diorama of a heavy working truck.
Tag der Offenen Tür (Open House Day): Family day at Austrian transport company E. Hammerschmied.
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!
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