|The larger superstructure parts include the bridge, radar housing, shelter deck housing, forward funnel and the hangar. The aft funnel is integrated into the shelter
deck housing. The casting is excellent with bits of excess resin needing removal along the bottom edges of some of the parts. The openings for the inclined ladders in
the shelter deck structure are covered with resin film which needs to be opened up. The bottoms of the bridge and shelter deck structure have lumps of resin that
will need to be sanded down to make them flush with the upper hull. Waffle pattern watertight doors and other details are cast into these parts, eliminating the need to
apply photo-etch parts.
The smaller resin parts include the hangar roof covers, 4.5” gun shields/mounts, the Limbo mortar and base, Wasp helicopter fuselage, Corvus chaff launcher
enclosures, Seacat directors, 27’ whaler, 25’ motor boat and Gemini inflatable boat. The casting is very good with the parts requiring the removal of a resin film to
clear out opening in the shields and helicopter and excess resin along some of the edges.
Numerous white metal parts round out the kit, which include the 4.5” gun barrels, rudders, propeller, Type 993 radar, Type 978 radar, Corvus chaff launchers, MRS-
3 director, Seacat missile launchers, life raft canisters, whip aerial mountings, anchors, searchlights and deck winch. A VDS body is provided for modelers who
wish to model HMS Ashanti or Gurkha, as they were the only ships fitted with Variable Depth Sonar equipment. The white metal parts require a little more cleanup
and are not as refined when compared to the small resin parts but they fit the bill. White metal is malleable so be careful when handling the gun barrels, anchors and
searchlights as they can be easily bent.