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MiniArt Valentine Mk 1 with Crew
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Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2011 - 04:01 PM UTC
Darren Baker takes an inbox look at one of MiniArt's latest Valentines - the British Infantry Tank Valentine Mk 1 with Crew.

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Posted: Friday, June 03, 2011 - 03:37 AM UTC
Very nice review, Darren.

A couple of questions:

Does this model have the very interesting Vickers turret MG? I've seen a couple of MA models with it, but it's not shown on any cover.

And this one for you Allied modelers: of all the MA kits on the market or coming, which is the one to get for someone who's only going to build one? I like it that so many of these were in North Africa, but I'd also be interested in knowing if any Vals served in the BEF in 1940.
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Posted: Friday, June 03, 2011 - 04:07 AM UTC
If you want to build only one, get this kit. It includes all parts of the previous so- called Mk. II and Mk. IV kits, plus the transmission compartment. It has decals for European and Desert camouflage schemes.

It has the Lakeman mount with Vickers MG included.
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Posted: Friday, June 03, 2011 - 04:29 AM UTC
Vielen Dank, Thomas!
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Posted: Friday, June 03, 2011 - 08:23 AM UTC
Bill; Alan McNeilly may be the best person to answer the question on which one to buy as I believe he has them all.

There is a turret mounted Bren gun included in the kit for the model, but it is not meant for this version of the tank and does not have the greatest detail on it. The Bren gun detail for the tank riders is far better.
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2011 - 08:17 AM UTC
Thanks, Darren, I'll ask him.