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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 11:45 PM UTC
Delivery van based on the Mercedes typ 170 V chassis
https://miniart-models.com/products/38035-lieferwagen-typ-170v-german-beer-delivery-car/
Fits into a diorama with civilian vehicles or maybe commandeered by the Wehrmacht
Car accident with a tram and a lot of bystanders mourning the beer spilled in the gutter .....
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 11:51 PM UTC

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Car accident with a tram and a lot of bystanders mourning the beer spilled in the gutter .....



Nice idea, fortunatly little to mourn since was cheap that times. Freibier!!! I wonder were to get all the civilian figures?
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 12:28 AM UTC
MiniArt is doing its' best to quietly drag us armor guys over into cool period civilian vehicles without us realizing it. And it's working!

Of course put some big speakers on top and paint it dark gray and you immediately have a propaganda vehicle!

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This looks to be an extremely nice offering! Very well done, WITH working suspension!
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 12:55 AM UTC
so now we need a 1/35 kit of an Biergarten.
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 01:28 AM UTC

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so now we need a 1/35 kit of an Biergarten.



Or more expensive Oktoberfest...!
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 02:55 AM UTC
I can't tell what years this would have been is use, that is, was it produced during WWII or only after. Anybody know?
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 03:10 AM UTC
Autoevolution website says production was 1937 to 1942 for that overall chassis type. (all models)
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 04:17 AM UTC

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so now we need a 1/35 kit of an Biergarten.



Or more expensive Oktoberfest...!



I really miss Oktoberfest.
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 07:07 AM UTC

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MiniArt is doing its' best to quietly drag us armor guys over into cool period civilian vehicles without us realizing it. And it's working!!



Oh yeah, this is great... the range of colour options is definitely enticing. Maybe with a line of soldiers at the rear, emptying it out. Or as an abandoned vehicle at war’s end?

Note, Armorama supports responsible drinking.
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 07:58 AM UTC

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MiniArt is doing its' best to quietly drag us armor guys over into cool period civilian vehicles without us realizing it. And it's working!!



Oh yeah, this is great... the range of colour options is definitely enticing. Maybe with a line of soldiers at the rear, emptying it out. Or as an abandoned vehicle at war’s end?

Note, Armorama supports responsible drinking.



I limit myself to two cases of eisbock for lunch. I just got a job as a quality control inspector at a nitroglycerin factory.
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 08:30 AM UTC
I think I’d like to give this a try for a change of pace. I’m sure you could depict this as post-war, surely some of these survived into the 1950’.
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 08:53 AM UTC

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I’m sure you could depict this as post-war, surely some of these survived into the 1950’.



from the Daimler website :

"So when automobile production resumed in 1946 the Stuttgart brand fell back on the 170 V (W 136), a vehicle it had built from 1936 to 1942. The 170 V was also the first direct forerunner of today's E-Class. But instead of elegant saloons of the upper mid-range category, the first vehicles to come off the assembly line were delivery vehicles – pickups and panel vans – along with ambulances and police patrol cars."

Here's a 1952 brochure :



H.P.
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 08:53 AM UTC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNypbmPPDco
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 09:02 AM UTC

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNypbmPPDco





H.P.

(I like the Beach Boys BTW...)
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 10:59 AM UTC
Is the consensus that this is really a post war vehicle?

Is the license plate suitable for a WW II civilian/commercial vehicle?
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 11:30 AM UTC

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Is the consensus that this is really a post war vehicle?

Is the license plate suitable for a WW II civilian/commercial vehicle?



The concensus is, this is a fantastic release of a civilian vehicle for the early war period that spans late 1930 to early 1950. Buy yours now! Further, a restored example can even be seen today, https://www.themodellingnews.com/2019/08/new-item-preview-miniarts-35th-scale.html
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 01:16 PM UTC
I'm wondering if these had the body cut down and used as one of those odd military cars seen late in the war. It looks familiar.
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 06:27 PM UTC

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Is the consensus that this is really a post war vehicle?



Like Michael has said in his post, the production of the 170 V Lieferwagen started before the war. Here's a restored 1939 one :



According to this website : https://www.classiccarcatalogue.com/MERCEDES%20BENZ%201936.html, this variant appeared in September 1936.

H.P.
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 08:23 PM UTC
At the risk of restating the obvious:

Much to their credit; MiniArt has issued the Mercedes 170 V in just about very chassis/type style as the original!

Just looking at this combined photo makes me want to build one of each!

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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 08:26 PM UTC
and don't forget the ones made by Master Box:

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/master-box-mb3530-sdkfz1-type-170-vk--165378

Master Box' own webpage:
http://www.mbltd.info/vehicles/vehicles-35.html
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 08:33 PM UTC
Oh oh, a couple of 170 variants that MiniArt hasn't covered: Not yet!



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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 08:38 PM UTC
Mercedes 170V Cabrio 'B' con matricula de la Wehrmacht y sus nuevos propietarios (desconozco fecha y lugar donde fueron tomadas las imagenes):


Photo provided by: Jairo Erdmann Nasarre

A Typ 170 V under new ownership!
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 10:46 PM UTC

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Oh oh, a couple of 170 variants that MiniArt hasn't covered: Not yet!






If they did the pickup truck, I’d be all over that like a fat kid on cake.
Surprised CMK doesn’t have a conversion for that....didn’t check either.
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 11:42 PM UTC
JMP, resin kit maker, had a Kastenwagen once:
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/jmp-productions-35-095-mercedes-170-v-fourgon--993549


For Mercedes-lovers:
https://www.scalemates.com/search.php?q=%22mercedes+benz+%22++1%3A35

I hope that Miniart continues to re-use and expand on their existing molds.

/ Robin
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 12:06 AM UTC
Robin I certainly agree!