I made use of a highlighter pen to highlight each section of the assembly that I completed. I got confused and lost track of what I had done and needed done.
Another way I tackled it was to get as much assembled without using the instructions; only referring to them for the remaing parts which surprisingly wasn't many. That way I was able to eliminate much of the confusion.
It's a beautifully engineered kit though, how many other kits out there include Jeeps, Personel, etc. that are little kits in themselves.