Saturday, 12 May 2018

Jagdpanthers and Valentines




I have just won a single sprue of an Armourfast Jagdpanther to add to the German tank force that I'm assembling. Huzzah! I've wanted one of these all along but couldn't justify the cost of a full kit of two tank destroyer models when they were relatively rare. I can use the leftover spare bits from the Panther detailing set to tart up the single Jagdpanther too. I'll aim to paint it up in a winter scheme a bit like this one:


As a bonus, the auction came with a single sprue for a Valentine MkII, which I can use for my Soviet force as a recce tank, which is how the Russians decided to use them right up to the end of the war. It was a bargain as well, with each tank costing only £2.49, so well under the normal ticket price. I now have more than enough kits for both the Russians and the Germans, which doesn't mean I won't be tempted to get some more...

...and this was supposed to be a small, weekend project?!

4 comments:

  1. Ah, mission creep, know it well. Incidentally, talking of Russian use of the tank, you might be interested in this video of a Valentine Mk IX being salvaged from a swamp near the River Warsa in Poland.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YxcxQ9IUg0

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  2. Tanks, tanks tanks. Gotta love em!

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  3. Tanks are a bit like books...you can never have too many?

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  4. Great video...amazing condition after 70 years or so under the mud.

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