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1/35 Military Miniature Series No.352

British Infantry Tank Mk.III Valentine Mk.II/IV
Item No: 35352

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Length: 157mm. Image shows assembled and painted kit.

In the Nick of Time
The lighweight, compact Valentine was an infantry tank first deployed in 1940 by British forces. It came as a welcome addition for the beleagured British who had been forced into a desperate evacuation from Dunkirk, during which precious materiel had to be left behind. A total run of over 7,000 units (produced in Britain and Canada) made the Valentine the most prolifically produced British tank during WWII. The Mk.II/IV variant was equipped with the 40mm 2-pounder gun, and featured a 130 hp diesel engine as well as a "slow motion" coil sprung suspension system that gave it ample mobility for the infantry tank role. It débuted in November 1941 in North Africa, and was still serving in Tunisia, in May 1943. Valentines were also passed in significant numbers to the Soviet Union under the "lend-lease" program. They were used largely in reconnaissance roles.
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About the Model
★This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit recreating the Valentine Mk.II/IV. Length:157mm, width: 82mm. ★In-depth study of the real thing made for an extremely realistic recreation of the compact Valentine form. ★Cast metal and armor plate surface textures are faithfully depicted. ★Separate parts recreate British Army desert-use side skirts. ★Assembly type tracks feature 1-piece straight sections. ★Includes 2 torso figures plus 3 marking options (covering British Army and Red Army vehicles).

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★This artful recreation captures the compact Valentine infantry tank form with aplomb.

★Three marking options are included in the kit - 1 British Army, and 2 Red Army.

★Cast metal and armor plate surfaces are depicted. 2 torso figures add further detail.


★Engine bay louver depictions and a range of accessories give plenty to look at on the rear.

★Tracks are realistically rendered using assembly style parts, with accurate depictions of sag.

★Choose between a side skirt-equipped British Army Valentine or standard fender Red Army vehicles.


British Army, Unit unknown, North Africa, 1941-1942

Red Army, Unit unknown, Southern sector of Eastern Front, Summer 1942

Red Army, Unit Unknown

★Tamiya Color paints for painting the British Infantry Tank Mk. III Valentine Mk.II/IV

Tamiya Color Spray Color Tamiya Color
Spray Color
TS-46 Light sand *1 85046 --- ---

Tamiya Colors Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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Tamiya Colors Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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X-7 Red 81507
80007 XF-56 Metallic grey 81756
80356
X-10 Gun metal 81510
80010 XF-57 Buff 81757
X-11 Chrome silver 81511
80011 XF-59 Desert yellow *2 81759
80359
XF-1 Flat black 81701
80301 XF-62 Olive drab *2 81762
80362
XF-2 Flat white 81702
80302 XF-64 Red brown 81764
80364
XF-15 Flat flesh 81715
80315 XF-84 Dark iron 81784
80384
XF-52 Flat earth 81752
80352 XF-85 Rubber black 81785
80385
*1 Used when recreating British Army Valentine
*2 A mixture of XF-59 and XF-62 is used when recreating a Red Army Valentine.

Make the details stand out!
Items 87131, 87132, 87133 & 87140: Panel Line Accent Color (Black), (Brown), (Gray), (Dark Brown)

Adding realistic weathering effects to your model
Tamiya Weathering Master & Stick

Present your model as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73004 Display Case C

Information is correct as of June 14, 2017. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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