The issues keep piling up! The photo etch coverings on the Afghanit Active Protective System seem to be to big. Looking at the picture of the real thing, the covers are squared and not curved like on my kit.
Part E9 and photo etch part PE-10 proved to be difficult. Again, it seemed that the photo etch was a tad to big or not shaped properly. The parts glued just fine during step 9, but when it came to step 11 and attaching the top turret, part B6, there was an issue with fit. I had to remove part E9 and cut off the locating pins and "forced" the part back on to shape the photo etch properly.
In step 9, it is labeled next to part A33 "optional." It was unclear to what that meant, leave off or another part to replace it with. Well after fighting with attaching B6 to E1, it came to me that "option" meant "leave off." Part A33 along with part D50, D43, D44, and D51 are not seen, so there fore not needed.
In step 10, E5 is marked wrong and should be E3. In step 11, part E10 should be part C24. Photo etch part PE-2 and PE-9 don't square off real good, so soldering will be needed to get a good shape.
In step 11, when gluing Part C24 to D34, there is no key to align parts. Glue part D34 down first to upper turret, then after putting together the rest of the 7.62 machine gun, you can glue C24 to align the gun in any direction you want.