Tuesday, May 2

MiniArt's 35th scale Liefer Pritschenwagen Typ 170v. Furniture Transport...

MiniArt has made the Typ170V before - in military and civilian versions, now we see another creative version of the car in  flat tray utility version delivering furniture. See what MiniArt deliver in our preview...

MiniArt's 35th scale Liefer Pritschenwagen Typ 170v. Furniture Transport...

Liefer Pritschenwagen Typ 170v. Furniture Transport
From MiniArt Models
Kit No: 38065
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 utility version of the lovely 170V Mercedes, this kit is packed with not only the wooden body tray, but some furniture that MiniArt makes in their sets;
The feature set of the kit:
- Both the doors and the bonnet can be opened
- The highly detailed engine can be seen through a fine photo-etched grille
- Furniture to be moved are included
- The whole structure of the underside of the vehicle is replicated faithfully on this model

Beautiful CAD drawings fully coloured so you can see some of the variants of the car you can make...
The many many colour possibilities of this kit are lovely...
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 furniture for the rear of the vehicle are included. 
An upright piano is included to move - no one wants to move these!
Lampshades, radio& other items are there to pack up and move
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...