I appreciate your input Chewie. Because the original purpose of the vehicle was a tank, I wanted to avoid making a tank. (I'm not a very literal person :-P).
That being said as I worked on this yesterday, I ran into a snag -- None of my various glues are working to bond the clear plastic to the Chasis... Still trying to figure out of I can use screws and digging through parts for clips, but the windscreen may be going away.
I've also added a vintage At-St top gun to the front right cockpit seat at the suggestion of a military buff.
More pics will come once all the painting is done.