This is a tank of many, many angles, and modelling is not proving to be completely straightforward.
I think I'll have to scrap what I've done on it so far and start again.
|The lug you can see at the bottom of the turret is just to hold it to the inside of the hollow hull.|
It won't be seen on the assembled model.
The mantlet is still far from perfect, but it's a million times better than it was, and certainly good enough for my purposes.
Now I've got all the bits and bobs on the turret, and hollowed it out to save on materials when it's printed, and I'll call it finished. Now I can move on to the next bit, which I think will be the various components of the running gear.
We've got some wheels, and now I shall have to make some tracks to wrap around them.
And the next
It's starting to look a bit tankish now. I have the basic shape of the hull and trackguards, and the wheels in place.
However, I'm going to have to revisit the turret because I forgot about the cut-out beneath the back half which would allow it to rotate over the guards and other assorted clutter.
What a nuisance. Still, I have nobody to blame but myself.