Lucky me, got some spare time again. I worked on the turret and it seems that I have a chance to finish this little tank in 2009. I hope I'm not too optimistic
Academy overdone the gun shield cast-texture so I had to sand it to correct somewhat. Also had to eliminate some bolt heads because the M3A1 was welded - and Academy did not mind it.
The AA machine gun mount was replaced with Eduard PE and some styrene rod. The holes for the original were filled with putty and sanded. Looks far better than the kit part. I think.
The parts of the AA machine gun and the result.
The interior of the basket:
And the gun (and coax MG) in place.
Thats all for today.