Tuesday, 12 January 2021

1/72 scale (20mm) Valentine Infantry Tank (Plastic Soldier Company)

Technical Data Card Valentine Mark III

The Valentine Infantry Tank, designed by Vickers Limited in 1938, was a common British lend-lease tank supplied to the Soviet Union.  The production run for the Valentine occurred from 1940 to 1944, and the tank was produced in both the United Kingdoms and Canada (under license).  At the end of the production run, some 8,275 Valentine tanks were built.

The Valentine Mark III featured a larger turret, which allowed for an additional tank crew (loader).  This freed up the tank commander from loading the gun.

 

The Plastic Soldier Company produces a 1/72 scale (20 mm) Valentine Infantry Tank model kit, which has enough components for three Valentine tanks.  This kit contains options for building either the Mark II, Mark III or Mark IX versions of the Valentine tank. 

 

 

 

 

Plastic Soldier Company 1/72 Valentine Infantry Tank


Plastic Soldier Company 1/72 Valentine Infantry Tank

 

 

 

I built and painted the three Valentine Infantry Tanks as lend-lease tanks supplied to the Soviet Union.  I built one of the tanks as a Mark III and the other two as Mark IXs.  As a way of giving each tank a distinct look, I wrote popular Soviet tank slogans on the Mark III.  For one of the Mark IXs, I added Russian tank riders.  The tank riders are produced byHaT Toy Soldiers.

 

 

 

 

 

Plastic Soldier Company 1/72 Valentine Infantry Tank


Plastic Soldier Company 1/72 Valentine Infantry Tank


Plastic Soldier Company 1/72 Valentine Infantry Tank


 

 


Plastic Soldier Company 1/72 Valentine Infantry Tank


Plastic Soldier Company 1/72 Valentine Infantry Tank


Plastic Soldier Company 1/72 Valentine Infantry Tank


 

 


Plastic Soldier Company 1/72 Valentine Infantry Tank


Plastic Soldier Company 1/72 Valentine Infantry Tank


Plastic Soldier Company 1/72 Valentine Infantry Tank

 

 

 

 

The images below are found in the Russian Armour IV section of Citizen Soldiers: A 1/72 scale World War 2 Model Site.

 

 

 

 

 

Plastic Soldier Company 1/72 Valentine Infantry Tank


Plastic Soldier Company 1/72 Valentine Infantry Tank


Plastic Soldier Company 1/72 Valentine Infantry Tank

 

 

 

 

Technical Data Card Valentine Mark IX

The Valentine Infantry Tank, designed by Vickers Limited in 1938, was a common British lend-lease tank supplied to the Soviet Union.  The production run for the Valentine occurred from 1940 to 1944, and the tank was produced in both the United Kingdoms and Canada (under license).  At the end of the production run, some 8,275 Valentine tanks were built.

The Valentine Mark IX was the first production model to be equipped with the more powerful Ordinance QF 6-pounder gun (the Mark VIII was armed with a 6-pounder; however, the Mark VIII was only a prototype model.)

 

 

 

 

Citizen Soldiers: A 1/72 scale World War 2 Model Site

Citizen Soldiers: A 1/72 scale World War 2 Model Site is devoted to the hobby of painting and collecting World War 2 models/miniatures.  It is my hope, through creating this website, to honour the men and women who served in the Second World War, whose sacrifices and courage have given us the freedom and quality of life we have today.

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