Been a little while, but I'm back with pics; got most of it painted, here's my progress so far:
Interesting size comparison with a regular Tiger I hull:
I decided to paint the Bellville-Washer suspension springs a different color for two reasons: 1.) it provided a nice contrast with the rest of the otherwise green chassis, and 2.) the suspension springs were going to be the last piece of hardware installed on the (prototype) chassis at the end of the War, so I theorized that they would've painted the rest of the tank while they were waiting for the springs, and installed them on the tank as soon as they arrived.
Should be putting the wheels on this weekend, I'll keep you posted . . . .