Master Box Typ 170V Tourenwagen
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Company: Master Box
Item #: 35100
Item name: Typ 170V, Tourenwagen, 4 Türen; WW II era
Review type: Inbox preview
Master Box just released the first kit of the Mercedes Benz 170V. The kit is the
four door version and can be built with hard top or folding hood. Other options
to build with or without side windows. Also two options for the fuel tank are
included. The kit consist of four sprues in two different grey colors, a clear
sprue for the window and a sprue of soft plastic in black grey for the tires.
All parts are free of any flash; only the mold departing line needs clean up.
The clear parts are free of any distortion, bur close inspections show some very
faint brush marks. But you see them only when getting very close. Some light
sanding and polishing should solve this.
The wheels show nice pattern, but due to the soft material, the mould departing
line will be difficult to clean up.
The instructions are 3D CAD drawings printed on an A3 sheet. The instructions
include additional steps, where the completed assembly of the chassis and the
engine are shown from several views, to give a better impression where which
part is placed after assembly.
The engine is complete including water cooler and ventilator. If you want to
display the engine hood open after assembly, only some additional plumbing is
The chassis includes leaf springs, gear box, drive train and transmission. The
parts show very sharp detail.
The superstructure consists of one main piece, where all other parts are
installed. The doors are separate parts and could be displayed open. Many small
parts for additional detail, like gas and brake pedals, door opener, side
consoles, rear view mirror, etc. are included for better detail. Two rifles and
their holders can be placed in the rear passenger compartment.
Only the trunk cannot be displayed open. This could be an opportunity for
aftermarket companies, to release such a set. This is one drawback of the kit,
which otherwise gives so many options to display the model.
The Notek light on the left front fender seems a little oversized compared to
the ones I know.
Decal options are given for four Heer vehicles, two Marne and Luftwaffe
vehicles; even one military police option is given. Dials for the instrument
panels are also decals.
Painting instructions are printed on the back of the box, with paint suggestions
given for Vallejo Model Color and Vallejo Model air.
Many thanks to Master Box for the review sample!
Review by Thomas Voigt for Prime
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