Be glad to, its pretty cold here now and I've been sick since last Friday, but as soon as weather breaks I can do so. Could you give me an exact list of just what you need done?
For those of you modeling, I am reading "T-34 in Action" by Artem Drabkin and Oleg Sheremet, which is a compilation of stories from T-34 crewmen from WWII. Amazing information and I can recommend it highly.
If you are doing an "in combat" model, almost every driver, commander and loader never fully closed their hatch during combat. It seems every driver adjusted their hatch to an approximate palm width and drove through the opening. The commander would use their hatch to pop up out of every once in a while to see and the loader's hatch had to be left open for fume extraction. Evidently it was not uncommon for the commander to signal fire and nothing to go off, only to see a passed out loader due to fumes...
Also it seems after every shot, the loader on experienced crews would eject the shell casing out the hatch... this may look good with a couple shells stuck between fuel tanks etc.
Finally, in urban combat they would button up, but never use the latches. They would use their belts to secure the hatch and if struck would release the belt (usually tied around a shell holder) and get out quick.
No Phil I haven't been able to start, but hoping to soon! Been working on getting the collection nestled into their winter beds.