|The next largest part is the superstructure which also a lot of detail cast into it, such as watertight doors, lockers, a pair of cowl vents and vertical ladders. The opening underneath and the bottom edge have some excess resin that need to be removed so
that it will fit properly into the corresponding raised section on the deck. There is also a little bit of resin film the needs to be removed to open up a breezeway on the forward section of this part. The locations for the forward 4-inch gun and bridge are
scribed into the deck and there are some slots to fit smaller parts. The bridge housing is also extremely well done, with the open bridge having a piping, lockers, running lights and the foot rings for the 20mm Oerlikons. There are openings to fit the pelorus
and binnacle. A wee bit of casting plug needs to be removed from bottom as well as some resin film. The funnel is the other larger resin part in the kit and it is very well done with the external piping and grill cast into it.
The smaller resin parts include the midship gun platform for the 2-pounder guns, some smaller deck housings and a coaming with hatches. Other resin parts include the Type 271 radar lantern housing and platform, various lockers, cowl vents, rudder,
shaft struts, and four boats (two motor launches, whaler and dinghy). The smaller resin parts come on casting blocks with fairly thin attachment points and part numbers cast into the runners. The smaller resin parts are well cast and clean, with some
possible clean-up along the edges coming of the runners.
The numerous 3D parts are of the quality and detail that has become synonymous with Black Cat Models. The parts come printed on several bars with very thin attachment points for easy removal. The 3D parts include the 4-inch guns, mounts and
shields as well as the 20mm single Oerlikons with shields and other details. You are also given the choice of a either a pair of two-pounder guns or a pair of twin powered 20mm guns, which were fitted on the Free French ships. The hedgehog launcher
and depth charge roll-off racks, throwers and storage rack are beautifully done. Other 3D printed parts include the anchor windlass, anchors, Carley floats, searchlights, mushroom and other vents in several sizes, crow’s nest, floater nets, flag lockers,
pelorus, binnacle, mooring bits, fairleads, chimneys, propellers, HF/DF aerial, DF antenna and some smaller fittings.