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Huge Surprise from AFV Club
jimbrae
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Posted: Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 11:14 PM UTC
AFV Club have just sent us news of a VERY surprising release. Scheduled for release in Summer 2010 is:
AF35178 - British Infantry Tank Mk.III Valentine Mk.I. More details and a touch of 'Rumor Control', can be seen:

Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
AlanL
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Posted: Friday, May 21, 2010 - 12:52 AM UTC
This is more excellent news following on from the MiniArt announcment.

Al
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Posted: Friday, May 21, 2010 - 01:01 AM UTC
I saw a Valentine at a farm in the wheat belt of Western Australia .
Well done AFV Club , exciting news
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Posted: Friday, May 21, 2010 - 01:42 AM UTC
Here´s a pic on PMMS:
ericadeane
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Posted: Friday, May 21, 2010 - 02:05 AM UTC
I love competition but I almost feel for the MiniArt guys. [email protected][email protected][email protected]!!!!
Dodger013
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Posted: Friday, May 21, 2010 - 02:29 AM UTC
Is a plus they decided to do a MK.I rather than try to make a MK.II, III, IV, V, X or XI like Miniart is already planning, at least to start.

So it fills a variant gap initially rather than offer up a second kit of the same vehicle though I am sure that will come later.
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Posted: Friday, May 21, 2010 - 05:21 AM UTC
Wonderful news! AFV Club does some fine engineering; now the only concern will be price.
casualmodeler
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Posted: Friday, May 21, 2010 - 06:16 AM UTC

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I love competition but I almost feel for the MiniArt guys. [email protected][email protected][email protected]!!!!
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Hmm... Tamiya vs ICM and Matilda release..
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Posted: Friday, May 21, 2010 - 12:47 PM UTC
If only we had this sort of dog-eat-dog competition for a new M42 Duster!

Seriously, this is a great release --- I don't know how it performed, but I have always liked the look of this tank!! Great to see it in sty-rene!

Regards and Aloha,

Johnny B.
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Posted: Friday, May 21, 2010 - 02:20 PM UTC
Nice to see another manufacturer come to realize that there are an almost infinite number of Allied subjects still available to produce !!
Cheers to AFV Club

jjumbo
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Posted: Friday, May 21, 2010 - 03:51 PM UTC
It's a nice looking kit, but what about the relase dates for kits they announced earlier?
RedwingNev
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Posted: Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 01:02 AM UTC
What kind of Bizarro world am I living in when there are TWO new tool Valentines coming out?
Halaci
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Posted: Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 06:07 AM UTC
Not about the Valentine, but seems that their sIG33 gun has been launched without any further notice. At least I've got a message form through eBay from a taiwanese webshop. It's offered for 15,99 USD what I think is quite reasonable.
mj
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Posted: Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 07:04 AM UTC

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It's a nice looking kit, but what about the relase dates for kits they announced earlier?



Exactly! I've been waiting for their 105mm and Pack Howitzer for over a year now...

Cheers,
Mike
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Posted: Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 10:49 PM UTC
hi
it is bovingtons tank , i have been measureing it for two years . there is even more good stuff comming out very soon ossie
jimbrae
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Posted: Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 10:50 PM UTC

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hi
it is bovingtons tank , i have been measureing it for two years . there is even more good stuff comming out very soon ossie



So are the Valentine's from MiniArt & Bronco - they were photographed and measured there as well!
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Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 - 05:35 PM UTC

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hi
it is bovingtons tank , i have been measureing it for two years . there is even more good stuff comming out very soon ossie



So are the Valentine's from MiniArt & Bronco - they were photographed and measured there as well!



Bovington's Valentine wasn't the only vehicle photographed and measured for the AFV Club kit. :-)

Cheers,

Scott
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 10:16 PM UTC

would i be wrong in thinking that with the imminent release of the Valentine maybe a Bishop or even an Archer may be following?

ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease

AlanL
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 10:57 PM UTC
Ok, who will be first with this one?

AFV or MiniArt



I think MiniArt may have the edge here as their kit looks good, must be close to release, comes with figures (a major plus), has a partial interior and is likely to be a tad cheaper.

I'll look forward to both, and also to 'what else they have in mind! Great place Bovington

Al
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 11:32 PM UTC
they have added more "blueprints" images: one showing how the workable suspension works (i think) and an image of what looks like an individual track link
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