Very nice indeed Lap man
Okay time to show I have not been (too) tardy. Tamiya Challenger 1 mk 3. Road wheels cleaned up, some work on Hull and chassis, but the turret has seen most of the work. Some improvements made:
Blanked off the roof ventilator and rear gun area so you can't see through:
And some work on the side armour panels - one of the 3 major weaknesses in the kit, they are too simplified. Mine also suffered from sink marks as seen here. I may have made these too thick with the additional backing and will have to redo them.
Also the cupola has had a pin inserted for the cover to open and close (will save masking the transparent part for painting later when the etch piece will be in the way. I can prime and paint this, insert the transparency, then close it when I airbrush!
The other big issues in the kit are 1) the rear turret basket that is beveled on the corners not rounded like it should be, not deep enough (hull outward) and has a lid that is basically detailed backward (these hinge from the outer edge, not the edge closest to the turret)..
...and 2) the front of the hull is the Mk 1 type with the section behind the light clusters recessed and two 'v' shaped holes in the front upper hull, which need to have covers over them.