Yeah Tamiya has always taken special care when doing JGSDF vehicles. All of their JGSDF kits are really nice (for their time). Sorry it has been so long since updating this, but the DML Panzer IV Ausf. E and life have sort of side-tracked me lately. I am in my final two Master's degree classes this semester and they have been piling on the work. My last final is December 15 and I hope to get back to the bench that following weekend. I hope to get a chance to further a number of my ongoing projects during this winter (OIF HMMWV, Panzer IV Ausf. E, & Type 90). I will definately post more as I can.
Here is where the Type 90 is right now. I have all of the handles removed from the entire kit, all of the hull handles replaced with brass rod, and all of the turret handles drilled out and ready for brass rod. I didn't bother filling the sponsons since nothing will be visible once the side skirts are on.