|The smaller resin parts include radomes, propulsion jets, life raft cannisters and what I am presuming are the either the 30mm or 40mm grenade launchers. The
smaller parts are nicely cast with good detail and come on a casting runner with side tabs that help protect the parts and keep them from breaking off. The actual
attachment points for the parts are minimal which makes it easy to remove them. Each boat has two photo-etch frets each with parts, which are comprised of
railings, support for the grenade launcher, parts for the radome mast, windshield wipers, mooring bits, life raft cannister stowage racks, steps, aft platform and
supports, propulsion jet brackets, machine guns (again not sure if they are 12.7mm or 7.62mm MGs), whip antennas and other small details. There is a good amount
of relief etching for details and for folding points and part numbers are etched into the frets. Some of the photo-etch parts are almost miniscue, given the size of the
model and a bit fiddly. In several spots where there are embarkation points to the boat, the railings are 3 individual lengths that you attach to other railings or to a
bulkhead. This photo-etch is not for the meek-hearted.
The assembly instructions are printed on two pages. The first page has some background on the BK-16 in Russian but the specifications are in English. The resin
parts are broken down with part numbers but with no description. The part numbers are referenced, along with the photo-etch part numbers, in the assembly
diagrams, though they are not differentiated like on other instructions. This really shouldn’t be a problem here as the resin parts are pretty obvious and are given the
highest numbers. The diagrams are a combination of subassemblies and more general assembly steps and all are very clear. Unfortunately, there are no painting
instructions for the disruptive camouflage scheme applied to these boats, which is a major omission in my opinion. Yet even with color call outs, painting the scheme
on a 1.85 inch model will be very challenging.