Well,well,well......this build log ended up nothing as I had hoped! Life seemed to have grabbed me and only left bits of build time, and as a result not much progress was captured on film. It didn't seem that I was accomplishing much and then all of a sudden I was done.
One of the items that was noted on PMMS by Terry, and can be seen on reference photos, was the spacing under the front travel lock. Since this needs to stay loose to mount it on the barrel, I popped it off and filed/sanded the bottom a bit to give a little more gap.
Still unsure of how I wanted to finish this one, I assembled the Magic tracks and finished installing the bits and pieces. Then it was just a matter of painting the on-board tools and doodads.
Decided to give mud a try, so mixed up some Warpigs pigments, Migs acrylic resin, plaster and a little static grass. Liked the look and decided to go with it, and glad I did......as I was putting the track on the left side I tightened the idler a bit too much and blew the track apart. I glued them back as best I could and let the mud cover as much of the mistake as possible. I left the rest of the weathering very light, to my standards, with just some light acrylic washes. Anyway, she's done.........
Thanks for looking