Well I've cracked on with the model and have now completed the main construction. I did change a few things to better represent my refs and to make life a little more easier! Very pleased with the result so far. The tow cables were a mare to fit, took me two attempts but I finally managed to beat them into submission.
Next I'll be tackling stowage and a crew. Not sure if I'll do a full crew yet but my base figures will be some mini art US tank crew figures enhanced with hornet heads.