I found another beat up 1/72 scale Valentine that was beyond salvaging so it turned out to be a case of “vendicarsi dà soddisfazione” (revenge is sweet)!!!
I am not as happy with this”wreck” as the others, because the original paint was very thick and there was nothing I could do could do toovercome the loss of detail, but at the end of the day it is just a wreck (in more ways than one!).
At least it has been saved from the rubbish bin.