I have been working on the parts of the front body piece, where the gunner hatches extend out of the hull. These won’t look like much, until I do more steps later, and finish the tops of these hatches.
I also began working on the fiberglass nose piece. First I layed out some fiberglass cloth, and soaked it with Resin. I layed it on a piece of UHMW (green) because once it dries, nothing sticks to UHMW, so I could simply peel it right off.
Here is the completed sheet. The red lines are where I cut, and the the dotted lines are where it is slightly folded:
Then I layed it on the front area, clamped it in place, and began curving it, and temporarily screwing it in place. I will next add more layers of fiberglass, and finish the areas that bump out, and once done, it should hold this shape, and be a nice removable nose piece to access the drive system.