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Der Mass:Stab 2/17
Der Mass:Stab February 2017
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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DER MASS:STAB
DER MASS:STAB Model Car Magazine, Herpa's bimonthly flagship publication, promotes their models as well as general modeling subjects. This is Issue 1, February 2017.
    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.
    - Herpa

Inside
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 STORY
An Apache from the Far North is Herpa's story of a new Volvo showtruck by Juha Ristimaa, "The King of customized trucks in Finland and all over Europe". Several pages showcase the full sized

News
Two stories of Herpa and modeling news.

1. Herpa In Nuremberg. New models debuted at the famous Nuremberg Toy Fair 2017 are presented.

2. New for March/April 2017. This section showcases the new models to be released: Porsches; police cars; fire and rescue types; Private Collection show trucks; new modern vehicles; vintage "Eastern Nostalgia" models; semi- and rigid trucks; Military series releases.

Reports
Bad Boy, The New Terpe-Truck. Four pages of text and photos of the prototype showcase the custom-decorated Volvo of Maik Terpe. The Herpa special model Item 110846 is shown, too.

Conversions
1. Luminous In The Model displays in detail modeler Bruno Kaiser's extensive electrifying and lighting the interiors of buildings and automobiles in his impressive nocturnal cityscape.

2. Raise The Wing: photo essay of the Goldhoffer FTV 300 wind turbine propeller trailer-erector, presenting prototype photographs and an incredible diorama by Roland Wurm, using Herpa models.

3. Colorful Flower Flotilla. Torsten Schultz-Sporl and his fleet of custom made flower delivery trucks.

4. A Fleet Fleet: Customizing a fleet of BMW 6er models.

Diorama
Aufgehängte Straßenbahn / Suspension Tram Herpe has released Railway system "Wuppertal suspension railway", item 923385.

News from the Model Market
DMS helps the modeling community by presenting new releases by other model auto makers.

Conclusion
That’s the content of this issue. DMS is a larger format magazine of quality semi-gloss paper containing excellent photography of stand-out modeling. Unfortunately, virtually all text in in German but then again, a picture is worth 1,000 words, after all.

DER MASS:STAB is a quality publication that informs and inspires modelers of the state of (mainly) 1/87-HO vehicular modeling, as well as advertises Herpa and others' products.

Modelers interested in the above should enjoy this magazine - especially if they speak German!
SUMMARY
Highs: Excellent variety of subjects presented with quality photography.
Lows: All text in German.
Verdict: DER MASS:STAB is a quality publication that informs and inspires modelers of the state of (mainly) 1/87-HO vehicular modeling, as well as advertises Herpa and others' products.
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  PUBLISHED: Feb 17, 2017
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 86.78%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.43%

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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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