DER MASS:STAB Model Car Magazine Issue 5 October 2015DER MASS:STAB Model Car Magazine
is Herpa's bimonthly flagship publication promoting their models as well as general modeling subjects. This is Issue 5, October 2015 for Oct.-November 2015.
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
between the covers
MASS:STAB ("The Scale") editor Oliver Kaschel begins with 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 STORYOld Truck New Age
: feature essay of a Mercedes semi-truck custom painted with the prehistoric theme “The cradle of humanity / Die Wiege der Manschheit
CONVERSIONS / UMBAU
1. Actros plus Conversion = Arocs
: modeler Hartmut van Jüchems converts stock models into different types.
2. Traffic Routes for the Faller Car System, Share the Laser-Cut Road
: Modeling roadways with Faller’s new system, by Bruno Kaiser.
3. The Special Section 1
: converting stock models to electric cars.
4. In Secret
: Mercedes-Benz heavy semi families.
5. Three Nerds In HO
: Semi-truck special load carriers.
6. An (Almost) Never Ending Story, Part 6: Portable pump vehicle (TSF) Mercedes-Benz / Ziegler and tube trailers (SA 1000)
: fantastic conversions of M-B trucks into highly detailed fire department vehicles.
NEUHEITEN / NEWSNew for November/December 2015
: Pending releases are showcased including semi-tractors and trucks, MiniTanks, emergency response vehicles, heavy transport trucks, and trackhoes.
Sammeln / Collectibles Masterpieces In HO - The story of Pola/Meisterwerke In HO - Die Geschichte von Pola
: a continuing history of vintage models, this time the acclaimed models by Pola. Six pages present their static and electric train models, including old ads and box art.
DIORAMAA Round Thing: modeling a stacked round apartment complex
: a highly detailed diorama of Heki models. Road vehicles, structures, people and scenery are displayed. A fine diorama by Wolfgang Leusch.
The final section presents magazines and catalogues, For Sale/Wanted ads, a calendar, back issues of Der MASS:STAB (1985, 1995, 2005), book reviews, and a preview of the next issue.
Neues vom Modellautomarkt/News from the model car market
This is a new section presenting competitors' models: Brekina; Busch; Heico; NOCH; Preiser; Rietze; Wiking; VK-Modelle.
Herpa has published another wonderful magazine for models. It shows products, modelers, techniques, new ideas, new processes – who could ask for more? The only problem aside from it is a German language magazine and unless one speaks or reads German at a high level, some things will be missed. Also, some of the article titles in the table of contents are different from the titles of the article page.
Overall, a fine and useful magazine for models with an interest in subjects produced by Herpa, and for general modeling.
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