I’ve recently finished this kit as part of a forum’s group build. The kit is by Armourfast, the crewman by AB and the stowage is from an unkown manufacturer that I grabbed from my bits box.
As part of the lendlease agreement the Soviets recieved some 3462 Valentines (of all marks) from both British and Canadian production runs.
Although slow and lacking a HE round for the 2pdr it proved popular in Russian service, being standardised as a light tank during the middle years of the Great Patriotic War.
I decided to go for a work winter white wash paint scheme. It was easy to achive, green was used for the basecoat followed by a patch badly applied (on purpose) all over coat of white. Then by using a sponge and some Vallejo Russian Green paint the work paint effect was built up by carefully dabbing the green on to the exposed edges. A dark brown wash of thinned Vallejo Smoke was used to weather the paint job and add some grime.