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    miniart valentine 1/35

    Post  alexbb on Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:08 pm

    take a look at the new mini art valentine
    it looks good

    http://www.primeportal.net/models/thomas_voigt4/mini_art/

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    Re: miniart valentine 1/35

    Post  Tancred on Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:06 pm

    This would be a great diorama:



    is it the same version? scratch


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    Post  alexbb on Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:08 pm

    unfortunately i dont think so apart from the fact that no info on markings for this vehicle have come uo as yet

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    Re: miniart valentine 1/35

    Post  Ray on Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:23 pm

    Is that a Malta scene? Its like in Valletta or?

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    Post  Tancred on Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:27 am

    Ray wrote:Is that a Malta scene? Its like in Valletta or?

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    Yes I think so, it looks like the tank is facing St. George's Square and that corner is where today there is Ascot House. Suspect

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    Re: miniart valentine 1/35

    Post  alexbb on Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:18 am

    yes ray its in valletta
    WOULDN'T IT MAKE A LOVELY DIO ?, PITY FOR THE LACK OF INFO THOUGH

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    Re: miniart valentine 1/35

    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:31 pm

    Nice pic, Tancred!

    THe tank belongs to the 48th Queens Regiment of Duke of Oldburn. This tank is actually of the 2nd battalion! It's nic-name was ADVANTAGE.

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    Post  alexbb on Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:45 pm

    noel where did you get the info from?
    any chance of the serial number as well

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    Re: miniart valentine 1/35

    Post  Ray on Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:03 pm

    Noel Petroni wrote:Nice pic, Tancred!

    THe tank belongs to the 48th Queens Regiment of Duke of Oldburn. This tank is actually of the 2nd battalion! It's nic-name was ADVANTAGE.

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    WoW Noel, you know your History Cool I'm impressed to say the least cheers

    Keep it up mate!!

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    Post  iCocker on Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:56 am

    Noel Petroni wrote:Nice pic, Tancred!

    THe tank belongs to the 48th Queens Regiment of Duke of Oldburn. This tank is actually of the 2nd battalion! It's nic-name was ADVANTAGE.

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    Same here Noel, where did you get the name and the unit? Very interesting if you manged to find the name. here are some further info. IWM fotosession show other images of the same Valentine during the King's BDay ceremony in Valletta but never managed to find any more then the one above ...

    According the the British War Diaries this is what I managed to get so far ... by the way Miniart Val is different then this, this has a fifferent Turret and road wheels, unlike LandLease MkIV versions ...

    3rd May two Valentine Mk II received from Middle East. 11th, an "I" Tank was returned from REME Workshops and an "I" Tank sent from Luqa to REME Workshops. An exercise at Marfa on the 19th-20th used two Light Tanks, three Cruisers and three Valentines, one at Hal Far on the 20th used a Light Tank, an A9 and an "I" Tank. On the 22nd another Valentine III was received from the Middle East. 27th saw an "I" Tank and crew sent to Ta Kali for towing duties. 2nd June a Valentine was displayed at Palace Square, Valetta for the King's Birthday celebrations. This may be the tank shown in IWM GM3408 and -9 dated 3rd June. On the 3rd a A9 and driver went to REME Workshops. 5th, a Light Tank and two Valentines co-operated in a sub-calibre anti-tank gun shoot at the North of the island. 10th, an exercise on control, map reading and wireless involved a Light Tank, two A9 and four Valentines. One A13 was sent to REME Workshops on the 13th. Another control exercise on the 17th used two A9 and a Light Tank from Nos 1 and 3 Troops. On the 18th an "I" Tank and driver returned from REME Workshops.

    Summary -

    It would appear that there were 18 tanks on Malta between 1941 and 1943 -

    Three Light VIC listed as at September 1942 although only two were landed in November 1940. IWM GM465 dated 24 March 1942 shows three in the same shot. GM474 and GM847 both show T5878

    Four Matildas all landed in November 1940. GM484 shows GALLANT GM498 and GM836 show GRIFFIN Others were Greyhound and Faulknor

    Four A9 received in the first months of 1942

    Three A13 IIA received in the first months of 1942. These include T15231 in GM454 and T18117 in GM467

    Four Valentines, two Mk II and two Mk III received in April and May 1943


    Sources -

    War Diaries WO.169/904 for 1940, WO.169/3272 1941, WO.169/7395 1942, WO.169/14554 1943


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    Re: miniart valentine 1/35

    Post  alexbb on Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:06 am

    noel please please please tell us where you got the info from because my reference states that the 48th queens regiment where a canadian highland regiment and not rac

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    Re: miniart valentine 1/35

    Post  Ray on Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:15 pm

    Noel, should I start to DOUBT you History or Cool Twisted Evil Evil or Very Mad Shocked ?

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    Re: miniart valentine 1/35

    Post  Noel Petroni on Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:57 pm

    SORRYY I didn't wish to take it this far!!! I was in a funny mood and I made up the names!!!!!!!!
    Duke of Oldburn sounded pretty cool though!!!

    Sorry guys.... it was a joke!!!!

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    Post  jojjemannen on Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:44 pm

    Noel Petroni wrote:SORRYY I didn't wish to take it this far!!! I was in a funny mood and I made up the names!!!!!!!!
    Duke of Oldburn sounded pretty cool though!!!

    Sorry guys.... it was a joke!!!!

    I'm laughing!! Smile

    /Tiny

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    Re: miniart valentine 1/35

    Post  alexbb on Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:08 pm

    [quote="Noel Petroni"]SORRYY I didn't wish to take it this far!!! I was in a funny mood and I made up the names!!!!!!!!
    Duke of Oldburn sounded pretty cool though!!!

    Sorry guys.... it was a joke!!!!
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    I THOUGHT AS MUCH BUT DID NOT WANT TO SPOIL THE FUN
    noel up to his usual antics at his best

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    Re: miniart valentine 1/35

    Post  Ray on Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:14 pm

    Noel Petroni wrote:SORRYY I didn't wish to take it this far!!! I was in a funny mood and I made up the names!!!!!!!!
    Duke of Oldburn sounded pretty cool though!!!

    Sorry guys.... it was a joke!!!!

    Noel I also thought so from the sound of your tone but like Alex I let it roll lol! lol! lol!

    And if you read between my lines you could have sensed that I was sort of pulling your leg lol! lol! lol! lol!

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    Re: miniart valentine 1/35

    Post  alexbb on Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:23 pm

    JUST ONE GIVEAWAY
    HOW CAN A QUEEN CHANGE SEX UNLESS SHE'S A DRAG
    lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

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    Post  jojjemannen on Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:25 pm

    alex wrote:JUST ONE GIVEAWAY
    HOW CAN A QUEEN CHANGE SEX UNLESS SHE'S A DRAG
    lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

    And that reminds me of this joke:

    Gay Flight Attendant

    I once was on a plane where I was served by an obviously homosexual male flight attendant. At one point, he bounced over to where I was sitting and announced "The Captain has asked me to announce that he will be landing the big scary plane shortly, so if you could just put up your trays, that would be great."

    I did as he had instructed but the woman sitting next to me did not. A few moments later, our flight attendant came back and said to her: "Ma'am, perhaps you couldn't hear me over the big scary engine, but I asked you to please put up your tray so that the captain can land the plane." She still wouldn't comply.

    Now he was getting angry and asked her again to put up the tray. She then calmly turned to him and said: "In my country, I am called a princess. I take orders from no one."

    Our flight attendant replied: "Oh yeah? Well in MY country, I'm called a queen and I outrank you, bitch, so put the tray up!"

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    Re: miniart valentine 1/35

    Post  alexbb on Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:32 pm

    NOEL PLEASE KEEP IT UP
    GOD ONLY KNOWS HOW I NEED YOUR TYPE OF HUMOUR AT THE MOMENT
    you are so good at it that sometimes you make me doubt even the most certain of certainties

    nice one too joseph


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    Re: miniart valentine 1/35

    Post  Tancred on Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:55 pm

    good one Noel lol!

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    Re: miniart valentine 1/35

    Post  Noel Petroni on Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:50 am

    lol! I glad you all liked it!

    @ jojjemannen: It's you! Joseph! Hi Joseph! I can't tell who's who on this forum unless they sign with a name at the end. If Ray doesn't sign I would think he's a green monster from his avatar, and Alex's is a scary one too!

    @ Ray / Alex : But you still had a slight doubt! jocolor

    This goes to show that I can publish a book about "ARMOUR in MALTA 1941 - 1945" and just invent stuff!!! How about it!?

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    Re: miniart valentine 1/35

    Post  iCocker on Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:35 am

    Prsit Noel

    Probably most of the books out there are based on lack of sources, God knows how many pics are stated to be in some place and proibably it's somwere else ... remember the old quote from you ... IMMA INT KONT HEMM? tongue

    But apart from this joke it is still in doubt what the hell is that name of the Val, sources surely lack we really need to search another phito and I guess if it was a celebration in Valletta probably some civvie has taken another photo apart the known IWM one, maybe also Allied Newspaper ... will still continue the search

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    Re: miniart valentine 1/35

    Post  jojjemannen on Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:09 am

    Noel Petroni wrote:lol! I glad you all liked it!

    @ jojjemannen: It's you! Joseph! Hi Joseph! I can't tell who's who on this forum unless they sign with a name at the end. If Ray doesn't sign I would think he's a green monster from his avatar, and Alex's is a scary one too!

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    Thanks for pointing that out! Did not know that!

    Do you like this one?

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    Post  Ray on Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:13 pm

    A Really Befitting Avatar Tiny lol!

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:14 pm

    Thanks for pointing that out! Did not know that!

    Do you like this one?

    /Tiny

    lol! Good one Tiny!

    You are tall because us Maltese are short!!!! Very Happy

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