|The resin parts count is relatively low with about 28, including the one-piece full hull. The hull is well done and clean with some of details, such as mooring bitts,
bridge housing, hatch coamings, skylight housings and gun bases. The majority of the details will be added using photo-etch parts. The hull, which measures about
4.31 inches, comes on a casting block but with a thin attachment point along the keel and prow, which should make removal a little easier and any clean up minimal.
I would have liked a waterline option but I can think of ways to display it in a seascape. The smaller resin parts included a pair of large vents, small mushroom vents,
radome, capstan, propeller bosses, searchlights and various bridge and deck fittings. The small parts come on casting runners and the tinier of these parts are housed
in between resin walls to protect them from breaking off.
A comprehensive photo-etch fret is provided with very well-done relief etching. Part numbers are etched into the fret for easy identification. The parts to build the
37mm and 25mm guns - bases, shields, breeches, sights and seats - are provided to produce very detailed sub-assemblies. The other parts include premeasured
railings, ladders, bilge keels, propeller blades, rudders, watertight doors, hatches, skylights, storage lockers, bridge bulkhead with details, lattice mast and platforms,
bridge windows with eyebrows, depth charge tracks, chocks, cable reels and other details parts.