Thanks for the kind comments guys.
I'm getting a bit ahead of myself but decided it's time to put on the markings by way of a change from making bits. So here's the story:
Having chosen an Ausf N, I wanted to do a North African campaign vehicle. The Russian Front was too bleak. I found this picture of Pz Regt 8, one of the original DAK regiments, with their distinctive card markings. Such embellishments are all too rare on German vehicles:
I then found this, which is the battalion commander's vehicle, with all four suits as his marking:
Further research revealed a remarkable career and a remarkable tank commander called Hans Guenter Stotten, who is in the Wittman, Carius class but who had not enjoyed any of the post war fame:
So here goes:
The DAK palm is a bit speculative but I've seen it on other Pz Regt 8 vehicles for the same period.
The results were a bit stark to start with but with the first weathering in the form of some filters, washes and streaking, the markings are beginning to settle into the overall image. More to go though, I'm nowhere near the excellence of the masters of paint. It's perhaps a bit invidious to name names but I've taken inspiration from Noel's work in Australia and the tanks shown by Paul, Simon, Tim in the US and Chris Fry.