|A number of parts are 3D printed and come on several bars. One set of parts include the anchors, mooring cleats, aft chock with a stern light, hatches, capstans, searchlights and the pedestal for another 20mm gun. This set of 3D printed parts were
printed using a very brittle but hard material, which made removal troublesome. The other two bars of 3D printed parts include the propeller struts, stern diving planes support arms, 3-in gun and mount, 20mm gun barrel, loop radio antennas, the second
.50 caliber gun and the propellers. These parts were printed using a different media which is similar to that used by Black Cat Models and Model Monkey, which is easier to remove and work with.
A photo-etch fret is provided with deck railings for both the as built and wartime fits and the conning towers, propeller guards, vertical ladders, conning tower details, hatch hand-wheels, parts to detail the 20mm guns, deck plates, aft diving plane
support arms (in case you don’t wish to use the 3D printed versions) and torpedo loading cranes. There is some relief etching on the conning tower railings to help fold them at the right spot. The turned brass parts include the different periscopes and
snorkel. A decal sheet with conning tower and hull numbers and boat names is provided for the as built version.
The instructions come in a 12-page color booklet. The cover page, page 1 has a brief, partial history of Sargo. The first two pages have a breakdown of the kit parts, with the resin and 3D printed parts common to both fits at the top of page 2 and the
parts unique to each fit broken down in the bottom half. Page 3 has images of the turned brass parts, the photo-etch fret and the decal sheet. There are some assembly notes at the bottom. Pages 4 through 9 breakdown the assembly of the model from
bow to stern and clearly pointing out what parts are to be used for each fit option as needed. At different points, the diameter and length of brass rod is provided in millimeters to make staffs, rigging posts and the torpedo loading cranes. The last pages
provide painting instructions for each fit and the placement of the decals for the earlier fit.