|The rest of the 3D printed parts range from the 26-foot launch, anchors, floater net baskets with the floater nets inside, various styles of lockers, bitts and chocks, gun directors, mast details, flag bags, life rafts, smoke generators, cable reels and
many, many more that are too numerous to list.
The kit comes with four brass photo-etch frets and turned brass parts. The largest fret has most of the railings needed which are premeasured for its location. Other parts include the grid platforms for the forward two 3-inch gun positions, the radar
grid to fit inside the 3D printed frame (this is a stroke of genius in my humble opinion) and several relief-etched ventilator grills to fit into the openings on the superstructure. Other parts include hand wheels for the cast on watertight doors, inclined and
vertical ladders, raft storage supports and mast and yardarm details. The next largest fret has some more railing, the 20mm gun tub supports, short vertical ladders and the circular ammunition clip rails for the internal bulkhead of the twin Bofors
splinter shield. The third fret is small with just two parts of railing. The last photo-etch fret is a guide to help correctly place the stern 20mm splinter shield. The brass is made to fit through the bollard and two shields forward of the smoke generator
positions that are cast into the deck to then line up the position of the splinter shield. Providing this guide just underscores how much thought went into the design of this kit. The kit comes with two bags of turned brass parts. They include the mast,
parts for the yardarms, ensign staff and the propeller shafts. Since this is a waterline kit, I will not need the latter but they are provided in any case.