Undoubtedly, this is going to be a project of huge proportions, especially in 1/35 scale. I'm sure it will be followed with great interest by many modellers, myself included!
Mike, I admire you for taking on a project of such magnitude, and for trying to figure out and actually building the hull, structural components, turrets and mechanicals (tracks, suspensions and so forth) to present a believable model.
Any comments that I've already made on this particular blog are not meant to be critical of your ideas and other modellers' thoughts and contributions.
Rather, I'm questioning the soundness (sanity) of the people running the NAZI "War Machine" in even considering such an unwieldy and impractical vehicle...
Was this thing only meant to be used as a "movable fort"..? I can't see this vehicle being involved in a tank vs. tank confrontation, where mobility is a key prerequisite in tank design... Even with that extensive suspension/track layout, wouldn't all of that weight have created a nightmare of ground-pressure issues?
Again, how could the Germans, who were being bombed day and night by the USAAF and the RAF, and with the Soviet juggernaut relentlessly taking German territory and assets in the East, actually manufacture such huge, thick rolled armor plates to assemble such a behemoth? The German industrial base was fast-becoming not much more than a gigantic pile of rubble, with their supply of raw materials disappearing by the hour...