The tow cable (see step 13 above) is quite a nice moulding, with the four eyes moulded separately, the sockets being open at the back with the missing portion of the socket being moulded with the cable, so that they can only be fitted one way.
This provides a well moulded and detailed cable, note the included nuts/bolts, and the clips on the upper run:
The lower inward facing shackles are to be held in place by the two hooks, D16, on the hull rear; I think if the hooks are attached first, the shackles won't fit under them, so I suppose you have a choice of cementing the hooks with shackles in place, then attaching the cable to those two shackles later, or else attaching the hooks to the shackles and then the whole assembly to the hull later, which is what I chose to do. Of course, you may prefer to just assemble everything prior to painting...
In this photo, the hull top and bottom is taped together and the upper cable ends blu-tacked in place in order to get the other ends in position over the location for the two hooks; the right hook has been cemented to the shackle in the main photo, with the inset showing the cable assembly when set.
I experienced a mishap with the turret with one of the covers for the gun sight disappearing. Luckily there is the optional part provided for a closed cover - I guess it could be cut in half, but I decided to play safe and just add it in one piece:
As we are nearing the end of construction prior to any painting, I removed the remaining large components from the sprue, including the other main side armour skirt which had this unfortunate feature, where the attachment point is where there should, I think, be a piece of detail which is therefore missing. Compare below the untrimmed attachment point circled with the detail in the rectangle.
So there remain a few delicate parts which should probably be added much later. There are wing mirrors that attach to the armour skirts, but photos show that these are really optional, possibly just added for road driving? Then there is the aerial, which I managed to break the thin part of, but I will drill that out, and add the base to the turret, then add the thin part after painting. The bar armour at the rear cannot practically be added until the hull is in one piece.
Jan, I'm glad this has inspired you to tackle more of the T-90, and I agree that the fit and design of these kits is very good indeed, with the track system being probably the best I have seen in this scale at the present time.