I thought that this kit would go together very nicely and so it proved. Unlike this reviewer I was less bothered by the open sponson bottoms – once the tracks are fitted I am not sure it will be that obvious unless you are looking from quite low down. Neither did I feel the need for any additional photoetch. However, I did use a metal barrel by Aber (35L69) for the 122mm D-25T gun. Unfortunately I managed to launch one of the tiny photoetch parts for the gun muzzle from the end of tweezers before I could attach them – thus they are not present.