Well my plan to put this aside was foiled by the early arrival of the parts I had ordered yesterday. So I finished off the building by adding some Askua periscope cages and handles from lead wire before finishing off with a selection of stowage from the spares pile. With the model done and off for a wash I also found a nice standing figure to go with it once finished which should arrive soon.
My Tamiya bases also arrived so I prepared one for the male tank by priming the edges and then used oils to give it a wood effect. This now needs to dry for a few days before I can start on the groundwork.
Never one to hang about I've also decided on my next project which is the very nice Diopark civilian truck with w/UB-32 rocket launchers. I've had this one a while but have been thinking about building it for some time. The potential for weathering is huge and I'm sure it will be a lot of fun to paint as well.