Wednesday, November 9

Preview: MiniArt's new Tempo A400 Athelet 3-wheel truck in 1/35th scale

MiniArt's version of the A400 Athelet has many forms. Now, this three wheel truck is a delivery wagon, loaded for bear with crates in five different colour schemes. We look at it in our preview...

Preview: MiniArt's new A400 Athelet 3-wheel truck in 1/35th scale

Tempo A400 Athlet3-wheel truck
From MiniArt
1/35th scale
Five marking choices included in the box.
The Tempo A400 Athlet
The Vidal & Sohn Tempo-Werk GmbH based in Harburg was founded in 1928, in order to manufacture delivery vans. Above all, the Tempo tricycles and the post-war model Matador are known nowadays. 
The first tempo tricycles were created from a combination of motorcycle and flatbed, which was in front of the driver. In the further development, the cab was moved in front of the bunk or box. The tempo tricycles are equipped with single-cylinder or two-cylinder two-stroke Otto engines—the 400cc 12 hp Tempo A in 1938, for example. 
The engine drives the front wheel through a transmission and a chain. The engine, the transmission, the load-bearing chain box, and the front wheel are hinge-connected to the rest of the vehicle as an integrated pivotable part. The A 400 Athlet was made from 1938-1948, so it saw service often in a long time after World War Two. 
This version could be suitable for your post war Germany & European scenarios or right through the forties. Tempo vehicles were used in the Wehrmacht only very rarely. A use by the location administrations is conceivable.

Tempo A400 Athelet 3-wheel truck in 1/35th scale
MiniArt's kit of the Tempo A400 Athelet 3-wheel truck in 1/35th scale. This version of MiniArt's kit features a load of wooden crates and five marking choices for you to choose from.
The plastic parts:
Clear parts are of course provided.
Three sprues are included, full of small and large crates for the back and the rest of the scene.
There are, of course, photo-etch parts included, as well as a decal sheet for this little delivery vehicle.
The five marking choices for this kit: These included schemes from the 40s & 50s.
 See more about all of MiniArt's kits on their website...