|Deck detail is abundant and outstanding. There is very fine deck planking with butt end detail. About the only area lacking detail is inside of the outline for the forward
superstructure placement. The forecastle, forward of the locater lines for the separate breakwater, has fittings of deck edge twin bollard and open chock fittings.
Anchor chain run plates lead from the chain locker fittings past/through the windlasses to deck hawse openings. The hawse openings would benefit from deepening.
Aft of the breakwater is concave depression, in the center of which is the forward 7.5-inch gun base. Clustered around this position are deck access coamings and a
minute ventilator. Both funnel bases have rectangular ventilators with overhang and sloping aprons, with locater holes for steam pipes. Aft of the funnels are three
ventilator fittings, each of which has numerous small doors, typical of large British warships of the period. At the rear of this deck is a skylight and another multiple
door ventilator fitting. Other detail found amidships are what appears to be coal scuttles (designed for coal and fuel oil Vindictive finished construction for fuel oil
only), raised bases for the waist 7.5-inch guns, twin bollards, open chocks, ready ammunition lockers, deck access coamings, one large and two small deck houses.
The low quarterdeck has more open chocks, twin bollards, access coamings, mushroom ventilators and locator lines and circles for separate parts. The mount for the
aft 7.5-inch gun is in another dish depression like the forward gun.
The smaller resin parts are cast singly or on a runner. There are four parts that are cast singly, the aft flight deck, the forward superstructure and both funnels. The
forward superstructure will probably take the greatest effort to remove from the casting block and clean the connection. The connection of the part to the casting slab
by a moderately thick ridge. You will need to separate the ridge first but if you have a Dremmel or other rotary cutting device, this won’t take long. There is a sizable
gap between the superstructure and the casting slab so it is easy to get at the connecting ridge with the cutting device. Once separated, of course you will have to sand
the bottom of the superstructure flat so that it sits flush on the locater outline on the hull casting. As with the hull casting, the superstructure part is loaded with detail.
The forward sides are packed with fittings that look like arrestor wire fittings but can’t be because there were no arrestor wires. There is a large well, which is covered
by a separate crowned roof and a separate locater square for the upper superstructure. The aft end of this part has porthole and door details. The majority of the deck
has steel plate detail but the junction lines are slightly raised instead of being incised. The largest of the separate parts is the aft flight deck. It is cast on a three-sided
runner with a thin connection shelf between the runner and the flight deck, which facilitates removing the deck from the casting runner. The deck has two different
patterns for top and bottom with the pattern with small rectangles facing upward. It appears that the top pattern represents wide wooden rectangles, while the lower
represents a steel plate base. Both patterns have raised junctures instead of recessed ones. The large forward funnel and the smaller aft funnel are well done with steam
pipe brackets and a clean upper apron. Both funnels will be focal points, as both have numerous brass parts for structures, platforms and fittings.