I've seen a lot of very nice versions of this tank but I thought I would try improve on the others. I'm not sure if I accomplished my goal or not? I used some of the ideas I saw from other models but mostly used photos of the real thing to get it as accurate as possible. Not as difficult as the T-90 I built but still a challenge. It's tough to get every right in this scale and the tan parts don't come cheap. It also has independent elastic band suspension that works very well. A fun build.
A suggestion. For white background shots I suggest getting a piece of A2 white paper, tape the back edge to the wall and curve down to the front half where you place your model. That way you don't see any distracting paper corners in the shot. It also helps to crank up your camera exposure time to 'white out' the background - so your model appears on a pure 255-level white background. (kinda like a poor-man's photoshop background removal - but it's always better to do these things 'in-camera').You may also need to pop your camera on a tripod and use the timer to activate the shutter in order to avoid blur. Hope this helps.