I've bought some 1/72 kits of the ESCI/Italeri Valentine Mk. I. The kit feauture a tapered barrel with a separate nozzle. I would like to replace this. I have found some images of Valentines showing a sectioned barrel but I am unsure if they show a Mk. I Valentine.
Examples of sectioned barrels on possible Mk I's:http://www.wwiivehicles.com/unitedkingdom/infantry/valentine-mk-i.asp
As I udnerstand it early 2 pounder gun barrels were tapered. Is it possible to replace the plastic barrel from the kit with a aftermarket sectioned barrel (designed for a Matilda) and still get a correct Mk. I version? When did the production switch from using tapered barrels to sectioned?
This is the kit:http://henk.fox3000.com/infantry.htm
What I want to replace the barrel with:
Thanks for any help!