Thanks for the comment, Peter!
I think I'll add some chips and pigments with wash, but it won`t be strong effects. But first I need to paint and collect ammo - that's where the "fun" is.... Then, I plan to glue the rest of turret and paint its interior. And after that I will finally decide which color scheme outside I want to see.
Regarding the putty, I wouldn`t say that I had to use it really much, most of all I was worried about the breech of the gun, the most notable place in the turret and so badly cast! About the traces of pushers in the ceiling or in the floor, you need to think whether they will be seen, and whether the model will be collapsible, so that someone really could see them. For example, traces of pushers on the floor should not be touched at all, only those that are on the front lower front part, the transmission will not hide them completely, but if the body is glued tight - then who will see them at all? And about the putty on small elements, well, there were worse things in other models, it`s annoyingly but it is okay.
I did not do the weathering on the engine until gluing into place - it was clear from the beginning that only I would see results only during the assembly process, and those who can see the photos, because I didn`t want to saw the hull.
The installation of the engine was really terrible, at some point I thought it would be much easier to paste the engine into place first, and then paint, rather than combining the painted parts and all these tubes. I will even recommend not to glue even both side walls of the engine compartment before installing the engine.
So big comment, I should make some notes to photos.
07. January at 03:01:10