Today's planned session disappeared due to work as all too often. But, I've got the day off tomorrow, so I aim to get stuck in!
Seeing Paul's and Andy's note that this is a re-box explains a lot. As I seldom build jets, it hadn't clicked that it's the AMK kit in a different guise, but I'd had a definite "this just doesn't seem like Eduard" feeling after the short-shot and as I filled all the ejection pin marks (there are a lot more that aren't in the photos). It also explains why some of the etched parts seem a bit of an afterthought - they are.
Anyway... the current state of play... with the pin marks filled, I've shot a grey base-coat over the interior parts, so it should all start to come to life now.
All the best