|The larger superstructure parts include the bridge, aft superstructure, foremast and hangar structure. The large funnel is integrated into the aft superstructure. The
casting is excellent with bits of excess resin needing removal along the bottom edges of some of the parts. Waffle pattern watertight doors, vents and other details are
cast into these parts, eliminating the need to apply photo-etch parts. The hangar interior is detailed, which gives you the option to model it with the roller door open.
The smaller resin parts include 4.5-inch Mk. 8 turret, Exocet mountings and boxes, Wasp and Lynx helicopter fuselages, Corvus chaff launcher enclosures, SCOT
radomes, main mast, 27’ whaler, 25’ motor boat, Gemini inflatable boat and a small maintenance boat. The casting is generally good but not as clean as previous
Atlantic Model releases, with the parts requiring the removal of excess resin in several spots.
A common feature of Atlantic Models kits are white metal parts, which include the 4.5-inch Mk. 8 gun barrel, rudders, stabilizers, propeller shaft “A” frames,
anchors, Corvus chaff launchers, Seacat missile launcher, a variety antennas and sensors, life raft canisters, torpedo tubes and deck windlass. The white metal parts
require a little more cleanup and are not as refined when compared to the small resin parts but they work. White metal is malleable so be careful when handling the gun
barrels and anchors as they can be easily bent. A replacement turned brass barrel is available separately from Atlantic Models, for which I did a review of (http://www.