Finally got around to working on a project I've planned for years. I'm converting Dragons Panther II into a Sturmpanther II. Going all out and doing an up-armored version. Almost done the turret. Added stand off armor from evergreen sheet with some 1.5mm rod for spacer mounts and MENG conical bolts. I "painted" Testors liquid cement on the sheet before putting the bolts on to simulate a rolled steel plate. I roughed up the mantlet with a Dremel and some Gunze Mr. Surfacer 500 to simulate a rough cast texture. The grab handles were replaced with copper wire as the kit plastic was brittle and they snapped cutting them off the sprue. The main gun if right off an ancient Tamiya Sturmpanzer IV. It slid right in after removing the key inside the mantlet for the kit barrel. Periscopes are resin ones from an CMD Schmalturm resin turret I'm using for another Panther II. A few more details and it'll be done. Figuring out what to do with the hull. Might do a similar stand off armor set up but not sure about where to put the tools or even if they should go on.