|There are two deck pieces. One is the long forecastle deck running 2/3 the length of the ship and the shorter quarter deck. Both parts are loaded with detail. Although the Flyhawk Deluxe Agincourt comes with a wooden deck, the plastic decks for those
that want the standard version of the kit or those who do not like to use wooden decks, has exquisite detail. The planking is fine and has butt end detail. The deck anchor hawse are deep and have detail not normally found on a 1:350 deck, much less one
in 1:700 scale. Anchor chain is molded on the chain plates but is also very fine. The deck entry hatches and coamings are superb. Twin and single bollards in different sizes litter the forward forecastle. There is a placement line for attachment of the
separate breakwater. Aft of the breakwater the circumference of the A barbette is surrounded by mushroom ventilators of different sizes. This area also has single and twin hatch deck access coamings. Additionally, there is a three hatch pyramid access
coaming offset to port. Some cable reels are molded as part of the deck. The numerous coal scuttle plates are slightly raised, making them prominent. The amidships barbettes repeat the extraordinary detail found around A barbette. Also found here are
double and single deck access coaming, which also include a new design of single hatch coaming. Boat cradles, single & twin bollards and lockers round out the amidships deck detail. The quarterdeck is equally fabulous with many triple hatch deck
access coamings offset to starboard. The three aft barbettes with all of the mushroom vents, deck coamings, boat cradles and lockers present a very busy and cluttered appearance. The coal scuttles are on each side of the deck ending just forward of X
barbette. The very rear of the quarterdeck has its own share of detail, including a skylight, But it is not quite as cluttered as the deck around the barbettes.
Three superstructure parts, numbered K, L, & M, are numbered separately and are large pieces of the superstructure. Two of the parts are for the forward superstructure and the third is for the aft superstructure. Detail is excellent. The cable reels, gun
shutters, doors, platform supports, lockers, deck access coamings, and bulkhead ventilation louver are loaded with detail. Three of the sprues of smaller parts have only one or two parts on them. Both funnels are on a sprue. They are cast whole and
have deep cut-outs at the top. The top and bottom aprons are thin and crisp. They also have fine band and vertical lines. The big derrick amidships is prominent with detailed platforms and searchlights. The large forward and small aft conning towers
have their fair share of detail, including fine vision slits. There are two large F sprues. Each has five turrets (in two styles), four turret bases and eight 12-inch guns. The turrets have thin aprons. The crown detail is superb with armor plate lines, gun
and turret commander’s cupolas forward, turret directors in two styles and access hatches. The F sprue also has parts for the very fine QF guns, davits, open 6-inch mount, anchors and streaming anchors, gun shields and gun barrels for the enclosed 6-
inchers, small searchlights, navigation equipment, flag staves, boat booms, starfish, boats, raft and other items. The N sprue has some very nice items. Among them are the bulkheads for the aft superstructure. They have closed shutters for the two
lower levels of 6-inch gun positions and open shutters for the top level guns. Shutter detail is outstanding and the closed shutters have holes for location of gun barrels. The top deck for the aft superstructure is also on this sprue. There are locater holes
for the 4th level shielded guns. Other noteworthy items are the detailed funnel grills/clinker screens, breakwater with support gussets, upper bridge levels, smaller superstructure bulkheads, sternwalk base with supports and awning, control tops, and an
extraordinarily detailed wheel house. Other parts on this sprue include tripod legs, top masts, deck house, large ventilators, B barbette, and many others. The small G sprue concentrates on the ship’s boats with two sizes of steam launch and three open
boats. The launches have separate upper and lower full with detailed decks and cabin bulkheads. The open boats have excellent planking and thwart details. There are also some small booms and other parts on this sprue.
A large and a small brass photo-etch frets are included. Some of the parts on the large fret are optional replacements for plastic pieces, such as a boat lattice structure, sternwalk awning, flagstaffs, funnel grates/clinker screen, relief-etched cable reels,
starfish and supports, and a relief etched small platform with canvas dodger covered railing. Also included are inclined ladders with safety railing and posable treads, long davits, derrick rigging and pulleys, long boat davits, and boat davit rigging and
pulleys. There is also a glorious relief-etched sternwalk base with supports and railing (replacing the plastic part). There is a good supply of three and four bar railing, as well as vertical ladders. The small fret has relief-etched dropped gun shutters. The
deluxe set comes with turned brass barrels and brass rods. For the main guns and open mounts, you will have to cut off the plastic barrels and attach the brass barrels with the blast bags for 12-inch barrels or gun mount for the open guns. A small decal
sheet has flags of Great Britain, Turkey and Brazil. I doubt that a Brazilian flag was ever flown on the ship. The deluxe set comes with wooden decks by Chuan Yu. This company does superb wooden decks that are far easier to use than others. You don’
t have to punch out openings because every deck opening and locater hole already comes open. The Agincourt wooden deck is outstanding. You also get a masking sheet to cover and protect the wooden decks while you are painting the model. Anchor
chain is included. Two back-printed sheets of instructions are included. The large sheet is for the overall assembly. Assembly is presented in a series of modules with options for plastic or brass parts and options for an early 1915 or middle 1915 fits.
The instructions are color coded and easy to follow. The second sheet of instructions covers various brass parts.