For me it brings back memories of Christmas 1976 or 77 when I was given this kit by my grandmother. The DIY shop up her road stocked Matchbox kits I could afford, and these big Italaeri (as it was then) kits that I couldn't... granny to the rescue. Still have it and it can still be pushed along the carpet with the wheels and tracks going round. Partially repainted it recently for an airbrush review.
Tom, what is that strip to the right of the gun mantlet? I don't recall that, though maybe it fell of mine years ago.
Also, of course, the repainting of the APG Elefant this represents was documented on "Tank Overhaul". I remember they painted the "wound" to the right of the gun in silver paint.
It's great that you finally built it, I remember your review of it a few years back (50%...