With the turret taking shape, I thought I would add some detail to the hull. The tube-shaped storage container is a regular feature on late-war German tanks. I constructed this one from some spare plastic tubing with sticky-back plastic detailing and plastic card mounts.
The exhaust is a plastic gun barrel with a piece of curved, plastic sprue for the exhaust end. The half bullet structure to the top was once the top off a spinning wheel, which I trimmed to shape, cut in half lengthways and then mounted onto a piece of plastic card.
I want to add some more hull detailing and a lid to the turret before I think about texturing the hull. All this to follow.