I din't think I'd finish this until next week, but I stayed up the last few nights to work on it instead of playing games or watching netflix.
I kept the weapons assemblies separate so I could detail the sponson doors without interference.
I primed the parts using vallejo black airbrush primer.
Here are the parts with the base coats applied.
I wasn't happy with the blue going straight across the top of the tank, so I made it into an arrow shape, to accentuate the forward motion of the vehicle.
I always put down an undercoat of vallejo beasty brown before I apply my golds. it makes the tones much richer and warmer.
Here's the completed model. It needs a little edge highlighting here and there, but it's 99% finished. Honestly, edge highlighting is one of my favorite things, and goes really quickly for me.
I'll post a showcase gallery next week!