DER MASS:STABDER 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.
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 STORYEye Candy
is Herpa's story of a new Volvo showtruck by Guldager. Several pages showcase the full sized truck.
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.
ReportsThe Benz of the Borgward Works
. Pages of text and photos of the Benz staitionwagons.
Conversions1. 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.
DioramaThe 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.
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!