Saturday, February 4

Preview: Put this cheesy new entry from MiniArt in your "Dairy"

All puns aside, Miniart has again pushed their "moulds" to another level in the creation of their latest kit. An adaption of the Type170V in 35th scale, this time laden with hard, blue, fresh, aged fresh and semi-soft - it's all there for you fromagers and turophiles. We take a slice in our preview...

Preview: Put this cheesy new entry from MiniArt in the "Dairy"

Cheese Delivery Car Liefer Pritschenwagen Typ 170v
From MiniArt
Kit No #38046
1/35th scale
The kit contains three marking choices in the box.
Photo-etch & clear parts are included
The Subject - the Type 170V utility
The Mercedes Type 170V utility vehicle was another one of the variants of the successful Type 170 that was produced before, during and after WWII in many various forms from roadsters, cabriolets'  Kubelwagens, utility vehicles, four-door passenger wagons, ambulances and other variants. It is a very popular vehicle amongst Mercedes enthusiasts and until recently not produced by many model makers in 1/35th scale.
MiniArt has made a few of these vehicles in 35th scale, this time, a very smart way of changing the look of their moulds with a delivery van version of the car, complete with cargo for the back and decals for the commercial uses of the kit.

The kit from Miniart: The feature set of the kit is:
- Both the doors and the bonnet can be opened
- The highly detailed engine can be seen through a fine photo-etched grille
- Wooden boxes & cheese included
- The whole structure of the underside of the vehicle is replicated faithfully on this model

CAD shots of the sprues:
MiniArt has provided us with CAD sprue shots of the kit that give us a little more idea of the kit.

The sprues included with the kit 
The wooden tray for the utility is here on a single sprue
Clear parts included
Sprues for the wooden boxes & cheese for the car are included
The photo-etch sheet includes finer parts.
Also, the single deal sheet is supplied for four versions of the 170V, each bearing  different number plate,
There are three marking choices, all of these for utility vehicles from after the war, right into the 50's, but these could be used in an earlier setting if you liked...

That is all we know about this release so far. See more about all of MiniArt's kits on their website...

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