|Sprue B has the parts for the 76mm gun turret, the FL-3000N missile system, the funnel housing, aft weapons director mast, RHIB, propellers and shaft
V-struts, the main radar and other smaller parts. Sprue C has the foc’sle deck, the inner winch/RHIB deck, the radar mast structure, the YJ-83 missile
system, the 30mm guns, rudders, stabilizers, propeller shafts and lot of other small parts. Parts for the Harbin Z-9C helicopter are molded in clear plastic
on two smaller sprues. A small display base, molded in black, is provided and rounds off the plastic parts.
The kit comes with a small photo-etch fret with railings, what should be flight deck safety netting, vent grids for the funnel housing, grids for the
openings in the stern, an alternative door for the RHIB stowage area, a generic name plate and a couple of other detail parts. The plus with the photo-etch
is that the railings are pre-measured and designed to fit into the shapes of certain sections of the ship, though they have individual stanchion ends.
However, Bronco once again has made a major flub with the flight deck safety netting – there is no netting! Instead you have what amounts to be the
framework without the actual netting. You will have to seek another source for proper flight deck netting. Bronco made the same error with their Type
052D destroyer kits. Also Bronco missed an opportunity to provide a photo-etch version of the ship’s radar as the plastic part is a bit clunky and over
scale. The fret is sandwiched between two pieces of clear plastic that serve to protect the parts and are supposed to peel off without difficulty and not
leave any residue. My one experience so far with removing this kind of plastic film from some photo-etch, produced by an after-market producer and not
Bronco, resulted in pulling on and damaging some of the finer parts. So you will have exercise care when removing this film. A small decal sheet is
provided with hull numbers for the two ships in the Hong Kong Garrison,Huizhou (596) and Qinzhou (597). Draft markings, flight deck markings, the 76
mm gun warning circle, flags and markings for the helicopter are also on the sheet.
Assembly instructions are provided in an 11 page A4 sized booklet. The cover has the box top art and a brief description of the Type 056 in English,
German and Chinese. The first page has some general tips, a glossary to explain the icons that appear throughout the assembly guide and color
references, when possible, for Mr. Hobby, Hobby Color, Humbrol and Tamiya paints. Apparently there is no match for the hull color. Page 2 has images
of all the kit parts and decal sheet. Pages 3 through 9 contain the actual assembly diagrams which are detailed and clear. Photo-etch parts are shown in a
brass color, in addition to the part prefix of P, which helps make them standout. The last two pages have color painting and decal placement guides for
the ship and the helicopter’s camouflage scheme.