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February 18, 2017
IN GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE   |   EDITOR: FREDERICK BOUCHER
DER MASS:STAB is HERPA's flagship magazine. This is the first issue of DMS for 2017.
February 14, 2017
IN GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
DER MASS:STAB is HERPA's flagship magazine. This is the first issue of DMS for 2017.
February 13, 2017
IN CARS   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
The Honda Civic EF3 is perhaps one of the most popular sport compact cars of the 90s. It is one of those cars that were affordable, fun, fuel efficient and had a huge support from aftermarket companies. However, what many enthusiasts failed to see was that it was also a touring car overseas in Asia and in Europe. Throughout the 90s, the Civic EF3 raced in various touring car championships from Japan to Macau. With this kit, BeeMax Models of Macau did a very nice job of depicting the car in 1:24 scale.
January 22, 2017
IN CARS   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
Perhaps one of the most recognized early 90s sports sedans, the BMW E30 M3 redefined what performance cars by combining agility, comfort and fast acceleration in a small affordable package. Becoming a classic all over the world, the E30 M3 prices have skyrocketed to an all time high.
January 08, 2017
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
Well, here is something out of the left field from Revell of Germany. At the start of 2017, RoG announced it will be releasing the second generation Porsche Panamera as well as the smaller Porsche Junior 108 (which is a tractor). This was indeed surprising news but great news nonetheless.
November 29, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
Here's another great project that I look forward to seeing from BeeMax. Over the last week, Thanksgiving week to us Americans, BeeMax announced and teased us with digital 3D models of one of their future releases. One of those cars that rally enthusiasts have been wishing for for many years, the Lancia Delta S4 along with the Audi Quattro Coupe are both in progress at BeeMax.
November 12, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
Well, this kit definitely came out of the left field. Hobby Design previewed in 1/43rd scale Captain Nemo's car from the movie League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Although the kit remains in resin, it is highly detailed as depicted by the built photos. The photo etched parts make great engraved pieces for the hood (bonnet, trunk (rear hatch) as well as the front grill. Take a look at the photos for yourself and see what you think.
October 29, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
Various wheel sets have been extremely popular with the aftermarket tuner model kit builders as of late. With the introduction of the low profile tires into scale models, tons of the younger builders have purchased sets by the cases so that they can modify cars in 1/24 scale.
October 20, 2016
IN MOTORCYCLES   |   EDITOR: JIM STARKWEATHER
In this part 1 video Will starts his next project on the new Tamiya Honda Repsol in 1/12 scale.
October 19, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
Well folks, here is another teaser of the Lamborghini Diablo GT soon to be released in 1/24 scale by Aoshima. This should come as no surprise to many of us following the news from Aoshima as they have released many progress photos of the Diablo GT from CAD to rapid prototyping. Now they release photos of a fully built prototype. Don't mind the loose fitting parts and the cloudy clear parts as they will require more work to clean up. This prototype is simply used as a tool to show us what a built up example would look like in the near future.
October 13, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
This is definitely something a little out of the ordinary and different from the super cars, race cars and muscle cars that we typically see. Another release coming from ZoomOn Models to celebrate it's 2 year anniversary is the Honda Accord Euro R in 1/24 scale. Perhaps one of the lesser known Honda "Type Rs", the Accord Euro R does a nice job of combining luxury, performance and in a lightweight package.
October 12, 2016
IN TRUCKS   |   EDITOR: JIM STARKWEATHER
This new softcover book from Canfora offers modelers insight into the truck modeling genre. Whether trucks are already your thing or if you have thought about building a commercial truck, this book has lots of great info, photos, and techniques to share.
IN CARS   |   EDITOR: JIM STARKWEATHER
Jim gives us a preview of this new tool kit from Tamiya, the 2016 Honda/Acura NSX. It features both badging options and either right hand or left hand drive.
September 14, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
Hobby Design is back yet again with another release for September. This time with the ever popular RWB Porsche 911 (993) widebody transkit. Although I personally am a big fan of the traditional OEM Porsche widebodies, the RWB kits definitely have a presence to them.
August 30, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: RICHARD TONGE
A new release of a Renault Vivastella posted on the Heller web site.
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: RICHARD TONGE
DAF XF 105 SMOKY JR released with "new chromed wheels"
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: RICHARD TONGE
One of the great British bikes released by Italeri!
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: RICHARD TONGE
Revell Germany has a Kenworth Aerodyne in 1/32 scale which would be an easy build for the young ones starting off in the truck building hobby.
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: RICHARD TONGE
For all you Euro truckers.
August 27, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
Breaking news! Tamiya will be releasing the new Acura NSX (or is it still a Honda NSX) in 1/24 scale later this year. The new NSX is the successor to the original although a lot has changed in the last 2 decades since the production of the original first started. This time around, the NSX will be AWD, a Hybrid and an automatic only. However, these differences do not hinder the car's overall performance and enjoyment at all.
August 23, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
A recent teaser popped up on BeeMax's facebook page recently of something that a lot of us have been waiting for. Although resin variations have been made in the past, fans of this car have been hoping for a mainstream styrene kit.
August 21, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
Yet another release from Hobby Design. This time, it is the Rocket Bunny ND Mazda MX-5 widebody kit. Although the Mazda MX-5 was released last year, it still appears to be a popular subject for aftermarket companies and kit makers as well.
August 09, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
Recently there has been a lot of small pop up model companies that flooding the transkit market with awesome products like never before. One of these companies is ZoomOn Models. What really brought the company into the spot light was their collaboration with EightyOne when they released the FD2 Civic Type R as well as the FD2 Mugen RR. These two resin kits were very well detailed and to date, no mainstream kitmaker has produced these two awesome subjects. Anyway they are back with another great release.
August 04, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
Perhaps one of the most popular mass produced sports car of all time, the Mazda MX-5 is undoubtedly extremely popular. With the newest generation, the ND, Mazda is yet again going to have a popular car on its hands. The quantity of aftermarket parts for the new generation of the MX-5 will be limitless.
July 27, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: FREDERICK BOUCHER
DER MASS:STAB Issue 3/June 2016 is available and full of cool model articles.
July 14, 2016
IN CARS   |   EDITOR: FREDERICK BOUCHER
Les Rogers [lesrogers] has been burning the midnight oil in his garage Down Under.
July 05, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
Eightyone is a fairly new comer to the model car scene. With their previous resin transkits and their aftermarket wheel sets, they had set out to make a name for themselves with a very nice variety of popular items.
July 01, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
Hobby Design, one of the most popular transkit and aftermarket wheel resin kit makers recently released a 1/24 scale version of the Voltex Honda S2000.
June 19, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: RICHARD TONGE
This release from Revell-Monogram will make a nice starting point for a detailed hot rod:-
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: RICHARD TONGE
For all the Le Mans fans Hasegawa has released a Sauber Mercedes® C9 1988 Limited Edition car:-
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: RICHARD TONGE
Revell- Monogram has released a 48 Ford Police Coupe 2 in 1 model:-
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: RICHARD TONGE
Hasegawa Models has released a 1/20 Lotus '79 :-
IN CARS   |   EDITOR: FREDERICK BOUCHER
HERPA has released this new PORSCHE 911 TURBO in their new range of Porsches.
June 14, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
BeeMax has been rolling out some very cool models as of lately. The Beemax 1/24 Honda Civic EF was a huge success. Their soon to be released E30 M3 BMW is highly anticipated and looks like it will follow in the footsteps of the EF Civic. BeeMax is planning to follow that up with another race car in the AE92 Toyota Levin.
June 02, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
Well folks, this isn't exactly the latest news from Aoshima as these test shots/3D printed pieces debuted almost 3 months ago. These prints depict the Pagani Huayra in 1/24 scale. Definitely can't wait to see more developments on this future kit.
May 29, 2016
IN ANNOUNCEMENTS   |   EDITOR: FREDERICK BOUCHER
Herpa has announced their releases for July and August in Car & Truck News 07-08 2016.
May 27, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
This highly anticipated 1/24 scale BMW E30 M3 from BeeMax is about to hit the stores (hopefully shortly). Shown again at the Shizouka Hobby Show, the BeeMax showed us the sprues as well as an assembled example of the kit.
May 25, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: RICHARD TONGE
Airfix has released a Aston Martin DB5 starter set.
May 24, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
With the end of an era looming before us, Mitsubishi has decided to celebrate the the Lancer Evolution with the Final Edition. Aoshima has done another great job of replicating this special vehicle in scale form.
May 22, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
At this year's Shizouka Hobby Show, Aoshima as decided to put on display 3 upcoming cars to add to their 1/24 scale line up. One of these is the highly anticipated Lamborghini Huracan.
May 21, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
The upcoming Mercedes Benz AMG GT kit release will be a nice addition to the Revell of Germany 1/24 scale line up.
May 20, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: CALVIN
Shown at Spielwarenmesse-2016 back in February were two widely anticipated 1/24 scale model kits. Rumors had been flying months before the show and it was finally revealed to be the Mclaren 570S and the Mercedes AMG GT.
May 08, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: ROWAN BAYLIS
Roy Sutherland has sent us details of a BarracudaCast resin upgrade set featuring replacement wheels for Profil24's Golden Arrow record breaker.
March 22, 2016
IN CARS   |   EDITOR: FREDERICK BOUCHER
Herpa has released a new model of the newly announced Volkswagen Tiguan which debuted at the 2015 IAA in Frankfurt. It is model 028608.
March 10, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: RICHARD TONGE
Italeri's March 2016 newsletter has information on a Western Star 4964 Not sure if this is a re-pop, but still nice to see trucks being released.
March 07, 2016
IN CARS   |   EDITOR: FREDERICK BOUCHER
VW Touran "Bavarian police department" by Herpa is a 1/87 display model, item 092104.
February 23, 2016
IN CARS   |   EDITOR: FREDERICK BOUCHER
New type! After the X6 success the Bavarian car manufacturers now also developed the little brother. Herpa realized it in the 1/43 scale with details like articulated hatchback and engine hood.
February 14, 2016
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: RICHARD TONGE
I remember riding in one of these in France in 1975 the back seat was a hammock! The roof lining had bright flowers printed on it!. Any way back to now with a release from Revell Germany :
IN AUTO MODELING   |   EDITOR: RICHARD TONGE
Posted in this months Italeri e-mail news:
February 13, 2016
IN   |   EDITOR: RICHARD TONGE
Hasegawa pre-order for February.