Armouring the track units
I've just finished adding the plasticard to the track units, the whole things is so much more sturdy now, I'm sure I could stand on it with minimal damage. As you can see in the pictures below (sorry for the quality of the longer range shots, the macro lens works great, but not quite sure how to get it focusing on things 3 feet away), I added details to the sides, including access panel things to get at the wheels (fear my technical fluency), and doors.
The sponsons now look much better all clad in plasticard. I've added similar detail strips to those on the leman russ, further echoing the design. Hopefully they'll be recognisable. One side has a prototype gun mount attached, but I'll remove that and do a proper one as soon as my weapon sprues arrive from GW. Hopefully won't be the full 8 days they threaten you with..
I have literally just this minute glued together the two sides, using the 16mm pipe you can see in some of the shots. Not tested it yet, but I'm hoping when it's dried it will be incredibly sturdy. If not I'll look at reinforcing it somehow.
Aside from the weapons I've mentioned, I've got a list of details I need to add. Including, but not limited to, headlights, rivets (bloody thasands of em), tracks (that'd be nice), covers for the track wheels, ladders, and hatches. Hopefully once all that's sorted I'll be ready to start on my first modular unit.