I had started making an AKS-47U using the same design elements as my first AKM model, but then cast it aside, realizing that the whole receiver needed to be redesigned from the ground up. There were some truly annoying things, like the way the dust cover fit on the receiver (or failed to do so), the backwards semi and auto modes, a lot of incorrect shapes, and an overall blockiness and oversimplification on some parts.
So now we'll go back to the AKM and make an Version 2. The goal of this model will be to increase realism and mechanical functionality. Naturally, it will be a little bit more complex.
The first four pages of the AKM V2 constitute the receiver, front and rear trunnions, rear sight, selector, trigger guard, and mag release.
There is a rotatable gas tube lock on the front sight tower. Not having built the gas tube, I can't say whether it works properly.
The mag release has some extra space behind it, where you can put a spring.
Thee is also an opening for the trigger, and I'm considering providing an option to implement moving internals. Of course, it's far from functional condition.