Thanks for the kind comments,
I'm close to finishing this build up, its gone pretty well.
Finished up the rear tank, polished and replaced all the rivets with stainless steel ones from scale hardware.
The front end is done.
The fuel tank is done and ready to be installed.
I tried to use the photoetched strap that wraps around the middle of the tank but found that it would never conform to the shape of the tank, I found some red leather that I'll make the strap out of.
the back ready to be finished.
all that's left is the attachment of the fuel tank and I need to build one more wheel. stay tuned for the finished model.