I typically build planes these days, but about 20 years ago was really into armor. Last year, on a lark, I bought the Meng FT-17 with riveted turret because who can resist it?
So this is definitely out of my comfort zone, haha.
This kit doesn't have a full interior, and I planned to build it closed up, but I wanted to play with some weathering techniques, so I went ahead and painting the innards. Here is where they are when I was mostly finished with them.
That was where I got to early last night, and then I went about assembling the tank. It seems to have a much higher parts count than the old Tamiya kits I was building in the '90s, but it went together pretty quickly and, wonder of wonders (for an aircraft guy) there was no seamwork to deal with.
I closed up the fighting compartment last night, and wenthome for lunch today to throw primer on it.
This is where I am now. I've taken it as far as I want to before painting, with the exception of the upper suspension arms, which I will glue in at the main point, but leave unattached at the forward eng so I can rotate them out of the way for paint. This is just sitting together - turret and all of the suspension will be coming off for paint, as it looks in the photo above.
Thanks for looking! This is really fun...