The front bumper is now attached with the headlights in, and I must say the PE headlight guards look great.
The rear stowage and compartments have been painted and added. I am using Ammo by Mig Russian Base, and am becoming alot more comfortable with Ammo paint, to the point that I think I really like it.
Trumpeter has been nice enough to include decals for a lot of the control, including rear under fender control stations.
Construction has moved to the center component section, and the kit is still going together very well. I must say, other then some ejector marks to fill, this kit from Trumpeter is great. I might have to tackle the Smerch next, well actually stay tuned, picked up the Sherman kit I needed and I will be starting on a Ram II conversion real soon.