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Tango0101 Dec 2017 10:30 p.m. PST

The Plastic Soldier Company published new pictures of their 15mm Valentine tanks


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Amicalement
Armand

Fred Cartwright02 Dec 2017 8:37 a.m. PST

Very nice. I assume by "knife away rivets"they mean cut away rivets with a knife!

Combat Colours Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2017 9:05 a.m. PST

Very cool!

Tango0102 Dec 2017 11:08 a.m. PST

Glad you like them my friends!. (smile)


You are right Fred!.

Amicalement
Armand

Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2017 11:01 a.m. PST

Isn't there supposed to be a side of the tank behind the running gear? These look kind of hollow.

PiersBrand03 Dec 2017 11:50 a.m. PST

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Im guessing the renders aint showing the hull bottom properly.

spontoon03 Dec 2017 1:31 p.m. PST

Soooo; When are they going to get that 1/72 Cruiser Mk.II A 10 released!!!! H'mmm!

LDC271 Inactive Member04 Dec 2017 6:20 p.m. PST

Are all the hatches there? :-)
Also if you can use a bit of plasticard to form a hull bottom (doesn't seem very hard compare to the M5 adventure), you can build two tanks from one kit.

Leadgend05 Dec 2017 12:15 a.m. PST

It's a pity they didn't include a 6pdr version. I guess just cut back the 75mm gun on the MkIX.

Lion in the Stars05 Dec 2017 3:16 p.m. PST

@Leadgend: I thought that the 75mm gun was a 6pdr barrel rebored to 75mm, so externally identical?

Lee49405 Dec 2017 3:39 p.m. PST

Assuming you want to use Valentines to start with. FoW lists aside (they are always created to get you to buy more minis not to fight historically) there are almost always better choices than a Valentine tank! Why do you think the Brits gave them to the USSR or converted them to AVREs? Cheers!

Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2017 5:02 p.m. PST

Lion,

They are the same size, but I think the muzzle brakes are different. So depending on how picky you are they might be usable as either.

Lion in the Stars05 Dec 2017 9:47 p.m. PST

@Lee494: I think it'd be great fun to have a hunting party of Valentines stalking a few 'big cats'. One of the guys in my gaming group has more 15mm Tigers than were at any battle but Kursk!

@Mserafin: thanks!

Leadgend05 Dec 2017 11:12 p.m. PST

The 6pdr doesn't have a muzzle brake. Simply cutting off the muzzle brake of the 75mm gun might not end up with the correct barrel length for the 6pdr.
To me it would have made more sense than having two complete upper hulls would be to only have the one upper hull with a couple of options for mudguards and include a 6pdr barrel.

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2017 4:06 a.m. PST

A welcome addition I am sure. Its nice to see that its not a duplication of whats already available in plastic .

Your Kidding28 Dec 2017 1:04 p.m. PST

They appear to have more "bulk" than the previous casts.

Part time gamer04 Jan 2018 11:51 p.m. PST

"15mm Valentine Tank" from PSC Outstanding! But 'too late' for me.

Ive wanted to play some Early desert war; the Matilda's and Valentines vs. the Afrika Corps. Pzr. III's.
Buy already got a platoon of Sherman M4's and the Pzr. IVG's.
And I'm really pleased w/ PSC.

Would really love to see them do some U.S. half tracks with 37mm ATG's & 105mm's.

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2018 2:16 a.m. PST

You could always make your forces so that they cover early and later desert war .I intend doing that myself by adding tanks like Grants to my 4th armoured to suplement the Honeys.

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