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CARS & TRUCKS NEWS 03-04 2012
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by: Randy L Harvey [ HARV ]

CARS & TRUCKS NEWS 03-04 2012

Herpa is set to heat up the winter with dozens of hot new models for March and April. This issue of CARS & TRUCKS NEWS 03-04 2012 presents these exciting models in full color.

With this latest catalog comes existing models in new colors and liveries, as well as new types in three special categories:
Einmaliage Auflage / Limited Edition
Formneuheit / New Type
Vitrinen Modell / Private Collection

Included in this volume are two magnificently painted and detailed “Rigid Tractor” semi-trucks. The first is a Scania R ’09 TL rigid tractor of the Franconian forwarder Stelz (Ice Age) with the design by Walter Rosner from Mitterteich. The second is a MAN TGX XXL rigid tractor of the forwarder Melmer Wasser und Steine (Water and Granite). It features design work by Knud Tiroch which makes the semi look as if it is made of stones. Both of these vehicles are of the Vitrinen Modell/ Private Collection and are of a limited edition. These Rigid Tractors are the only Private Collection vehicles profiled in the catalog however there are several different vehicles, both trucks and cars, which are of a limited edition.

Other models presented are the wildly popular vehicles of fire departments and police vehicles, a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, a Mercedes-Benz 813 box truck, a Scania R ’04 TL tank container semitrailer, a Mercedes-Benz Actros LH ’08 low boy trailer with 16 axles, a MAN SL 200 railway bus, a Trabant 601, a VW Karmann Ghia and a Cessna 172 Skyhawk airplane, just to name a few, and several others which are of new types and are of a limited edition!

Herpa's flagship magazine DER MASS:STAB 06/2011 is summarized.
Highs: Several nice vehicles shown German and English text.
Lows: Prices not shown.
Verdict: A very nice magazine that is formatted very well.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: Other
  Mfg. ID: 03-04 2012
  PUBLISHED: Jan 08, 2012

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About Randy L Harvey (HARV)

I have been in the modeling hobby off and on since my youth. I build mostly 1/35 scale. However I work in other scales for aircraft, ships and the occasional civilian car kit. I also kit bash and scratch-build when the mood strikes. I mainly model WWI and WWII figures, armor, vehic...

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