|The waterline hull is nicely cast with good amount of detail. The wood planking suffers from the common Combrig omission of not having butt ends and instead being
very long planks. The hawsers on the foc’sle deck could be drilled out to give them some depth. Several upper decks are provided in a casting film and will need to be
removed using a sharp Exacto knife and probably need a little sanding along the edges. The forward bridge deck and aft upper deck have solid bulwarks along the
edges which I am assuming is to represent railings with canvas covers but it is severely over scale and should really be removed and replaced with photo-etch. The
wood planking again suffers from the lack of butt ends. The next largest part in the single funnel.
The smaller parts include all of the guns, boats, cowl vents, anchors, searchlights, davits, binnacles and pedestals for the ship’s wheels (which you will need to find
from another source). The parts are well done and cleanly cast. Some of the guns have their shields cast into the part which eliminates the need for photo-etch and
simplifies construction. The davits are very fragile and subject to warping since they are made from resin. There are three pages of assembly instructions. The first
page has a small plan and profile drawing of the gunboat which are rather small but the profile does provide a basic rigging diagram. The ship’s history and
specifications are written in Cyrillic. Page two has the standard resin parts laydown. Page three has the only assembly diagram along with templates for the masts and
yards to make them from wire.