1⁄35Chariot of Fire
Creative armor solutions
Front-mounted engine w. rear crew access door to increase survivability
A nasty 120mm smoothbore gun
Metal "dreadlocks" on the turret basket to detonate RPGs
Never one to be satisfied with an OOB build if I can complicate things with after-market add-ons, I sprang for the Friul metal tracks (a good choice) and the ET photo etch main set and side skirts.
Not the best idea,
After struggling for weeks with the PE, I came to understand why the company chose "ET" for their name: the stuff is freakin' out-of-this-world. The instructions are chaotic, and many of the items are microscopic. They even ask you to make your own chain from PE links.
I added the Voyager set of chain "netting," a set of radio aerial bases, and a brass & resin .50 cal. MG for the turret front.
The result was pleasing, but I'm still not sure if it was worth all the grief.