|The other larger structural parts include the two funnels and various deck houses. The detail on the deckhouses include water-tight doors, portholes, windows and
skylights (light colored resin parts are a bit difficult to photograph, at least for me, but trust me they are there). The pilothouse is open, with internal details and flooring,
and it allows you to add the ship’s wheel inside of it. The roof of the pilothouse is one of the wooden deck parts. The windows to the pilothouse will need to be opened
up if you wish to have what little detail inside to be seen. The casting again is generally good though I do see some evidence of rapid prototyping of the masters in some
of the parts. There are also a void here and there from air bubbles that will need to be filled in and some resin film that has to be removed. These parts also have slots to
accommodate the tabs on corresponding parts.
There are a myriad of smaller resin parts that include the frame for the minesweeping gear, hatches and coamings, skylights, a companionway, boats, guns and
pedestals, winches, bollards and chocks, ventilators, Carley floats and other details. Since the kit has wooden decks, a lot of details that would normally be cast integrally
into the upper hull, such as the hatches and coamings, skylights, bollards and chocks, are cast as separate parts. Again the casting is generally good but the smaller boat
is a bit rough. Some clean-up is needed to remove some excess resin and resin film. If you look closely at the larger pair of boats you will see the life-lines cast into the
sides, which is really neat but will be a challenge to paint.