Very informative thread and good the pics have been fixed. Only have the one Elefant and Ferdinand... so far.
Thanks, this is one of those threads I learn something each time I read it, and I wrote it!
I have 2 nice metal spares that I wanted to repaint and rework as the two initial test vehicles used for gunnery trials at Kummersdorf, just before or at about the same time the first units were being trained in France. If I ever make one or both of these I'll post. Grey without the mantlet shield, with other slight details.