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News from the Continent February 2016: Herpa

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

Here are some of my photographs and comments on some Herpa releases of the  fourth quarter of  2015.
028561/038560  Audi A4 Limousine  brilliant black / argus brown metallic
Herpa Audi A4 Limousine (3)
This is the latest version of the A4 recently launched. This 1:87 scale miniature has now been released by Herpa. The model was developed with the co-operation of the Audi design department.
745314  IFA L 60 Pick up truck with canvas cover “NVA fire service”
IFA L 60 Pick up truck with canvas cover NVA fire service
The well used moulding of the IFA truck appears now in the typical finish of the DDR fire service.
091879  Mercedes-Benz Atego 2010 DLK L32A
Mercedes-Benz Atego 2010 DLK L32A (2)
This a turntable laddered fire a based upon the Mercedes-Benz Atego Chassis. It is liveried for fire brigade of Frankfurt/Main in white and daylight red. This model is highly detailed and is fully movable. A number of small accessories are included in the box.

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News from the Continent 12/2015: Herpa

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

Here is the news about a selection of Herpa releases in the final quarter of  2015.

1:43 scale

Two more 1:43 scale models have been released. The models are diecast to a high standard of finish and packed in a show case with a clear plastic cover.
070904  BMW X4 black
070911  BMW X4 mineral white metallic
The new BMW X4 comes again as a “crossover” a mixture of a saloon, a coupe and a SUV. Fitted with a  4×4 drive system, four doors and a design similar to the BMW X6. The rear body design is more pleasing on the X4 I think.
The body shape is well replicated. A brown interior is visible through the neatly glazed windows and sunroof. Lots of detailed parts are added and the wheels are nicely made with calipers clearly visible through castings. The model is rounded off with a detailed base plate.
The bonnet and tailgate open and a detailed engine is visible.
070942  Volkswagen Touareg – black
070950  Volkswagen Touareg – Sand gold metallic
This is the latest re-working of Volkswagen’s big SUV and it has been excellently modelled by Herpa.
The contours are true to the original with the gaps between doors, lids, and filler flaps finely engraved. The paint coat is finely applied and fault free. Many small parts are used to add additional detail. The interior is also an authentic replica even the cupholders in the centre console have not been forgotten. Again the wheels are good showing the brakes mounted behind clearly. Finally the baseplate is well detailed with the rear exhaust a separate component for greater realism.

1:87 Scale

745154  GTK Boxer transport vehicle – decorated
The latest armoured military transporter. Developed to meet the needs of the German Bundeswehr today. The miniature is authentically shaped and fitted with a cannon for self-defence. It is  painted in camouflage tan and green.
745161 GTK Boxer Ambulance vehicle – decorated
An Ambulance developed from the military transport vehicle described above.
The military vehicles are released in newly designed boxes for showing the new “Herpa Military” model range. New moulds are quickly joining re-workings of the former ROCO models to build this new series.
305020  Roman Diesel articulated concrete mixer
In the former Soviet states the Roman Diesel was a design licensed from the West German manufacturer MAN. It was common in the GDR. Here it is released as a detailed model of an articulated concrete mixer.
305136  Volvo FH Gl bulk drawbar “Wandt”
The forwarder Wandt operates the new Volvo. It can be seen in the customers livery as well as that of this Brunswick based company.
092142  Wartburg 353 1985 Volkspolizei
The Wartburg saloon is issued again. Now in the 1985 version as a patrol car of the former DDR Volkspolitzei. The body is moulded in white and the lower area of the body is printed in authentic brown-green. The roof carries two blue warning lights and a loudspeaker.
305273  Scania Bonnet tractor with articulated bulk-container
The Dutch company Boere, located near Rotterdam, runs this articulated container transporter using a Scania bonneted tractor unit.
028493 / 038492  Volkswagen Touran pure white/pacific blue metallic
After the Golf and Polo, now the Touran has been updated to adopt  the current design line of the Volkswagen Group. A lot of detail is printed including fine roof racks and even the trim underneath the bumper is embossed.
028561 Audi A4 saloon – brilliant black / 038560  Audi A4 saloon – argus brown metallic
Only just released this model was developed in co-operation with Audi Design and Construction department so it could be released at the same time as the real car. A nice model with nice paint and small parts to detail it.
027694  Audi A4 saloon with camouflage pattern
The new Audi A4 in the decoration applied to the development mules for the the final road tests.
027717  Audi R8 V10 Plus
Here the body painted in matt black with contrasting chromed wheel rims.
028523  Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe indian red
038522  Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe sapphire blue metallic
The Porsche Coupe is well modelled and finished. Featuring fault free printing and a realistic interior.
920421  Audi Q7 “Herpa Cars Club Model 2015”
Members of the Herpa Cars Club get given a special model each year. This year it is a Audi Q7 moulded in deep glossy black. More about Herpa modelcar collectors club can be found at www.herpa.de

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Pinko 1:43 Models

By Robin Godwin

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Pinko are producing a range of 1:43 scale detailed resin racing models with a high level of detail and the models are priced very competitively. They include some nice MGB models one of which is pictured above. Other photographs can be found in the gallery below.

Amongst the models currently available are:

  • 87961 ABARTH 2000 SPORT N 348 BOLOGNA-RATICOSA 1968 J.ORTNER
  • 87960 ABARTH 2000 SPORT N 101 INNSBRUCK 1968
  • 87962 SUNBEAM ALPINE TEAM SUNBEAM TALBOT N 34 24h LE MANS 1961 P.HARPER – P.PROCTER
  • 87958 FIAT 131 ABARTH GR4 R6 N 36 RALLY SANREMO 1982 NOBERASCO – CIANCI
  • 87959 FIAT 131 ABARTH GR4 R6 N 47 RALLY ACROPOLIS 1982 TONY – ELLO
  • 87945 MGB GT N 44 SEBRING 1968
  • 87942 MGB GT N 230 TARGA FLORIO 1967
  • 87943 MGB GT N 4 MARATHON DE LA ROUTE 1968
  • 87944 MGB GT N 5 MARATHON DE LA ROUTE 1968
  • 87946 LANCIA FULVIA F&M SPECIAL N 238 TARGA FLORIO 1969 MUNARI – AALTONEN
  • 87947 LANCIA FULVIA F&M SPECIAL N 232 TARGA FLORIO 1969 MAGLIOLI – PINTO
  • 87948 ABARTH 3000 SPORT N 61 DOBRATSCH-BERGRENNEN 1969 JOHANNES ORTNER
  • 74939 SIMCA 1300 ABARTH BIALBERO TEAM ABARTH CORSE & CIE N 62 24h LE MANS 1962 G.BALZARINI – F.ALBERT
  • 74940 MERCEDES BENZ 300SL COUPE TEAM DAIMLER BENZ A.G. N 22 24h LE MANS 1952 – K.KLING – H.KLENK
  • 74938 MERCEDES BENZ 300SL SPIDER N 22 NURBURGRING 1952
  • 9529 PORSCHE 909 N 96 BERG SPIDER CAMPIONATO MONTAGNA 1968
  • 16530 ABARTH 3000 SPORT SPIDER N 0 PRESENTAZIONE 1968
  • 16997 FIAT ABARTH 3000 N 1 RACE INNSBRUCK 1968
  • 18182 ABARTH 700S ABARTH TEAM ABARTH CORSE & CIE N 49 24h LE MANS 1961 T.ZECCOLI – J.VINATIER
  • 16920 ABARTH 2000 SPORT N 48 ARTURO MERZARIO TRENTO-BONDONE 1969
  • 28499 MGB SPIDER HARD TOP N 31 LE MANS 1963
  • 28500 MGB SPIDER HARD TOP N 37 LE MANS 1964
  • 28501 MGB SPIDER HARD TOP N 39 LE MANS 1965
  • 29752 ASTON MARTIN DB3S 2.9L SPIDER TEAM ASTON MARTIN LTD. N 9 24h LE MANS 1956 P.WOLKER – R.SALVADORI
  • 50510 AC COUPE N 3 24h LE MANS 1964 J.SEARS – P.BOLTON
  • 28178 ABARTH 3000 N 3 ASPEN 1968 P.SCHETTY
  • 28179 ABARTH 2000 SPORT N 392 SAVONA CADIBONA 1968 P.SCHETTY
  • 28504 LOTUS COVENTRY CLIMAX 1.1L SPIDER TEAM LOTUS ENGINEERING N 36 24h LE MANS 1956 R.BICKNELL – P.JOPP
  • 28505 LOTUS XI CLIMAX 1.5L SPIDER TEAM LOTUS ENGINEERING N 32 24h LE MANS 1956 C.CHAPMAN – H.MACKAY-FRASER
  • 28506 LOTUS COVENTRY CLIMAX XI 1.1L TEAM LOTUS ENGINEERING N 35 24h LE MANS 1956 C.ALLISON – K.HALL
  • 28510 ABARTH SIMCA 1300S ABARTH N 14 COPPA INTEREUROPEA 1965 K.STEINMETZ
  • 29751 ASTON MARTIN DB3S 3.0L SPIDER TEAM P & A.G. WHITEHEAD N 5 2nd 24h LE MANS 1958 P.WHITEHEAD – G.WHITEHEAD
  • 32501 LISTER JAGUAR COSTIN N 146 SPIDER LAGUNA SECA 1961
  • 32503 AUDI 90/4 QUATTRO N 16 RALLY XXXIII TOUR DE CORSE 1989 D.GIBELLINI – P.MOLINI
  • 43325 JAGUAR D-TYPE 2A 3.0L TEAM BRIGGS S.CUNNINGHAM N 6 24h LE MANS 1960 D.GURNEY – W.HANSGEN
  • 43326 AUDI 90/4 QUATTRO N 17 RALLY MONTELO 1989 U.GIBELLINI – P.MOLINI
  • 70106 OSCA 750S N 52 24h LE MANS 1959 LAROCHE – TESTUT
  • 70108 JAGUAR LISTER N 11 12h SEBRING 1958 O’CONNOR – CRAWFORD
  • 40124 MASERATI 250F N 36 GP MONZA 1955 BEHRA
  • 21491 ABARTH 700S N 51 LE MANS 1962
  • 17076 MERCEDES BENZ 300 SL N 21 WINNER LE MANS 1952 H.LANG – F.RIESS
  • 27207 ASTON MARTIN DB2 N 26 LE MANS 1951
  • 27205 MASERATI TIPO 154 N 12 LE MANS TEST 1965
  • 27204  ASTON MARTIN DB2 N 24 LE MANS 1951
  • 27199 ROVER BRM TURBINA TEST LE MANS 1963
  • 28025 ABARTH 2000 SPORT N 102 INNSBRUCK 1968
  • 28177 ABARTH 2000 SPORT N 70 ASPERN 1968 MERZARIO
  • 63627 AC BRISTOL SPIDER N 28 8th 24h LE MANS 1958 P.BOLTON – D.STOOP
  • 37066 SUNBEAM ALPINE N 40 12h SEBRING 1961
  • 63628 LOTUS XI CLIMAX SPIDER N 337 MILLE MIGLIA 1957 G.GRANT
  • 63629 LOTUS XI CLIMAX SPIDER N 78 TARGA FLORIO 1957 DE LEONIBUS – MUNARON
  • 63632 LOTUS XI CLIMAX SPIDER N 122 TOUR DE FRANCE 1959 DAGORNE – RICHARD
  • 63633 LOTUS XI CLIMAX SPIDER N 131 TOUR DE FRANCE 1958 DAGORNE – RICHARD
  • 63634 LOTUS XI CLIMAX SPIDER N 47 SEBRING 1959 FLEMING – SCHADE – DAGER

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