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Monday, February 11, 2013

Mercedes-Benz 170 Va "Leieferwagen" Heller 1/24

 Some history....

 The Mercedes-Benz W136 (170 Model) was Mercedes-Benz's line of four cylinder automobiles from the mid-1930s into the 1950s. The car was first presented in public in February 1936, although by that time production had already been under way for a couple of months. Between 1936 and 1939, and again between 1947 and 1953 it was the manufacturer's top selling automobile.
After the W.W. II the W136 became the foundation on which the company rebuilt, because enough of the tooling had survived allied bombing or could be recreated.

 The "V" in the 170V's name was short for "Vorn" (front) and differentiated the car from the contemporary Mercedes Benz 170H (where "H" was short for "Heck" or rear) which used the same four cylinder 1697cc engine, but positioned at the back of the car. In May 1950 the 170V received a power upgrade thanks to a larger engine. They now used the 1767cc. At this stage there was no name change to reflect the increased engine size. At the same time safety was improved with the incorporation of telescopic shock absorbers, a wider rear track, and stronger brakes. Attention in this upgrade was also applied to comfort with the passenger cabin widened by 50 mm (2.0 in) and larger seats. The luggage compartment at the back finally became accessible from outside, using a boot/trunk lid and ventilation was improved. To differentiate them from the existing models, the petrol/gasoline of the upgraded cars were designated internally as the Mercedes-Benz 170 Va. Lieferwagen was a special version made for food or other supplies transporting.

the model....
  Heller's "170 Va Lieferwagen" is a typical Heller kit. Interesting like subject with small defects mostly about molding's residues. It is made by soft plastic so it's easy to work with. Biggest problem is with trasparent pieces due their packaging (small or big scratches).

my  way....

 Heller's kit has decals for two versions; a Maggi's yellow one and a 4711 Immer Dabei blue one. I prefer a two tones one who belongs to the Mercedes-Benz official workshop. I use Gunze's lacquer colors and after market Mercede's decals bought on Ebay.


hope you like it....cya ;-)

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