|The rest of the parts are white metal and include the 4.7-inch gun barrels, paravanes, TSDS winches, depth charges and depth charge throwers, searchlight,
foremast pole with crows nest, Carley floats, propellers with shafts, propeller struts, director control tower and ASDIC sonar dome. The white metal parts require a
little more cleanup and are not as refined in my opinion when compared to the small resin parts but they will do. White metal is malleable so be careful when
handling the 4.7-inch gun barrels and foremast as the can be easily bent. There is 3-inch gun among the white metal parts that is not used with this model.
The photo-etch brass is excellent, with wonderful relief etching, and is quite extensive as it was designed to supply brass parts for any destroyer in the G, H or I
Classes. As a result, some of the parts are not used with the Glowworm, so I will focus on the relevant parts. The upswept forecastle railings are pre-measured
lengths but the others are standard lengths of railing which need to be measured and cut to size. Two of these lengths have one end shaped to fit the curve of the
spray shields at the forecastle break. In addition to the railings, the brass fret has inclined and vertical ladders, bridge windscreen, optional canvas cover with frame
for the navigation platform, quad Vickers mounts & base plates, TSDS related equipment, signal lamps, signal platform supports, Carley raft rack supports, bridge
semaphores, funnel cap grills, funnel sirens and platform, boat davits, motor boat details, whaler boat fittings, various equipment handling davits, mast yardarms,
tripod mast frames, anchors, rudder, stove pipes and G Class name plates. Some of the extra photo-etch parts may be used on later fits of some G Class ships, so
research by the modeler will be required.
The assembly instructions are printed on 7 pages (3 pages are double-sided) and are in the familiar format we have come to appreciate with White Ensign and
Atlantic Model kits. The instructions are among the best out there and provide numerous illustrations to aide in assembling the model. The first page provides a
brief history of this ship and an inventory of the smaller resin and white metal parts and the reverse side has a keyed image of the photo-etch fret. The following
four pages cover the various assemblies and sub-assemblies with clear and detail illustrations and the last page was a painting guide in color for the paint scheme
worn by Glowworm at the time of her loss with references to Colourcoats where applicable.