Hey Rip31st, great work your doing here!
If your looking to save time, maybe you would be interested in trying to convert Jean Christophe
Panzer pack from OFP if you can get a hold of him and he gives you permission.
They are all UV mapped with 2-3 1024 textures(which you could merge if you wanted) and it is done really well imo (textures). Each vehicle has 3 different camos and There are lots of varients of each one with added armor and such.
If you can get a hold of him and he lets you, pm me if you like because I already converted a panzer IV and panther (though they are in a pretty rought state, no interiors only the 2d driver/commander/gunner views and no working damage textures).
Though looking at your skill, it probably wouldn't take you long to get them to that state anyway. Just a suggestion anyway.
Also if you want any of the stuff in this thread (note the tiger model was made from scratch by me it has nothing to do with Jean's, obviously :))
Feel free to pm me, though most of it is far from finished(not even imported into o2 exept the fort) not to mention i'm a pretty bad modeller/texture so I dout it is worth your time trying to fix it up... but like i said its there if you ever want it.
Good luck with the project anyway!