Ok, so next stage done, main wheels complete, drive wheels and idler to finish. main body shape ready for fixtures and fittings.
The holes for the hatches are now in place as are the main panels ready to start adding the detail, periscopes and hatch detail. The hatches will be separate metal castings along with the weaponry. I am hoping to get two variants done, a basic M113A1 and an ACAV version, perhaps with additional floatation devices on the bow brake which will again be a separate metal casting as will the side skirts.
Stay tuned for part 3, the detail bits then the tracks. I am still not too sure how I am going to do the tracks but I am sure I will sort something out.