|Photo Etch: The photo-etch set is very complete and includes railings, antennas, mast yards, helicopter safety nets, doors for the RHIB bays areas on
each side of the model, etc. An extra photo-etch set is provided just for the NH-90 Caïman helicopters and includes the main and tail rotor blades for
two helicopters, with two sets for the folded option and one set for the extend version as well as the tail horizontal stabilizers.
Decals: Gwylan Models provides a very compete and sharply rendered decal sheet (hull numbers, helocopter deck markings as well as the ship
nameplates) allowing the modellers to build one of the following ships: D650 Aquitaine; D651 Normandie; D652 Provence; D653 Languedoc; D654
Auvergne; D655 Alsace; D656 Bretagne; and D657 Lorraine.
Instructions: As always, the instruction sheet included very clear and provides via a systematic methodology a very simple and easy approach to
build model. The location of the decals and PE parts are also very clear, and the only step on this building that requires extra attention is highly detailed
mast, which requires 12 PE parts to be fixed.
Painting Scheme: Although no specific colours reference is indicated in the instructions sheet, the manufacturer suggest Vallejo Model Colour 153
Pale Grey Blue for the hull and other “vertical” surfaces, deck houses, masts, funnel, etc. As for the decks and other horizontal surfaces (flight deck
included) the Vallejo 163 Model Colour Dark Sea Green could be a good option.