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

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 2, April 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
DER 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 yearís specials, plus the new releases.

COVER STORY
Eye Candy is Herpa's story of a new Volvo showtruck by Guldager. Several pages showcase the full sized truck.

News
Two stories.

1. New for May/June 2017. This section showcases the new models to be released: Porsches; fire and rescue types; Private Collection show trucks; new modern vehicles; vintage "Eastern Nostalgia" models; semi- and rigid trucks.

2. Herpa-Messe- News in Pictures. Herpa showing their wares from the Nuremberg Toyfair.

Reports
The Benz of the Borgward Works. Pages of text and photos of the Benz staitionwagons.

Conversions
1. Moni On Axis displays in detail modeler Micha Werbefuzzi's brilliant semis serving a container port.

2. Logistics In Circus Roncalli: travels of Circus Roncalli, using Herpa models.

3. Towplow - A Refined System. A tandem snowplow system.

Diorama
The Learning Workshop. Many modelers using the same kits to building a new bridge to replace an old railway bridge.

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

Conclusion
Thatís 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.
  Scale: N/A
  PUBLISHED: Sep 22, 2017
  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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