Okay, just to show I have not been idle (doing several kits at once....)
Dragon Sherman V (aka M4A4) and Legend Crab Flail conversion.
Firstly, an often overlooked requirement for this vehicle - the front 4 suspension bogies have been modified to lower the front of the tank. The weight of the Flail apparatus resulted in the front bogie almost bottoming out and the middle ones compressing noticeably as evident in photos of the real vehicle.
Legend mantelet with cover and periscope extensions added. Had to use the kit barrel as the Legend one had a huge slot hole from trapped air and correcting was not worth the hassle. Just cut the cover part off the Legend barrel section, dilled it out and fitted the Dragon one. Didn't see a need for a turned replacement. Also added some cast texture:
Added Meng bolt heads to the track skids although you can barely see them here. The kit instructions do not mention these (however I discovered that there are a string of bolt heads moulded in the sprues which I did not notice until later). All the white bits are styrene rod glued in the location holes for the kit tools. These will be trimmed flush and PE straps and tie downs added later. This pic of the other side proves all road wheels sit flat after the mods have been done!!
PS, before someone tells me the grouser box tops are on backwards, they were turned around on the flail to prevent dirt and debris accumulating in them!
Some of the Legend parts trimmed from the carrier blocks. A few air holes, which is to be expected, and yes I have to try and straighten quite a few bananas, or some scratch building will be needed. Note the slot hole in the barrel (second from the top) as per comment above.