|The kit comes with a fairly large brass photo-etch fret with common parts and specialized parts for Novorossiisk, Conte di Cavour, and Giulio Cesare. The largest
of the brass parts are two different flying boat decks. One has bendable lattice side and is apparently used in one or both Italian builds. The Novorossiisk flying boat
deck does not have the lattice sides. Instead it has separate braces. Five of the medium size parts are also platforms, two go on the mainmast, two are just forward
and on either side of C barbette, attaching to the top of the forecastle deck and overhanging the quarterdeck. The fifth is a starfish but this is not used for
Novorossiisk. The stacks get grills/clinker screens, vertical ladders and a siren platform for the forward stack. Turrets get vertical ladders with two secondary
turrets getting strakes. Other parts are different sized cable reels, windlass tops, accommodation ladders, AA director detail’ chocks, braces and inclined ladders for
the flying boat deck; gun shields for open twin 37mm guns; mainmast braces, yard lattice, radar, and boat boom pulleys; ship’s boat details; B barbette base detail,
forward tower details include platform bracing, forward face bracing, foremast lattice yard, small triangular platforms, radars, antennae, foremast bracing and
inclined ladders. Ten long runs of two bar railing with bottom scupper provides for the models railing.
The instructions are in the improved Combrig format with nine pages. Page one is 1:700 scale profile and plan with history and specifications in English. Page two
has resin parts laydown. Page three has the brass parts laydown and a template for cutting masts, yards and davits. Page four starts the actual building steps with
attachment of the initial parts for the hull and detailed insets for cable reels and accommodation ladders. Page five concentrates with insets on assembling main gun
turrets, secondary gun turrets, 4-inch gun mounts and open 37mm gun mounts. Page six has hull fittings and turret attachment with insets for the flying boat deck
and AA directors. Page seven has 01 level and stack assembly. Page eight has the assemblies of the mainmast and forward tower/foremast. Page nine has final
assembly with the addition of some additional small parts.