|The full hull is generally well done but you do have your share of bubble voids, especially along the keel and bottom, due to air getting trapped during the casting. While it can be a bit annoying, they can be filled in smoothed down. In my sample,
there was streak of extra resin at the bow that will need to be sanded down. The hull captures the lines of the Charleston, with the sponsons for the 6-inch guns, bulwarks along the sides, the barbettes for the 8-inch guns, portholes, hatches,
skylights and a deck housing forward all cast into the large part. What is especially eye-catching is the scroll work at the prow that is also integrated into the hull – gild it with some gold paint and it will pop. The larger resin parts include the funnel
and decks for the bridge, flying bridge and forward platforms. The funnel is cleanly cast with the steam pipe attached. There is some flash between the funnel and piping that will need to be removed as well as a bit of resin on the bottom from the
mold. The platforms are also well done but needs removal of some excess resin from the mold channels. The main deck and the bridge platforms have planking that is effective.
The smaller parts include the shields and barrels for the 8-inch and 6-inch guns, a variety of cowl vents in different sizes and styles, some mushroom vents, what I think are either the 6-pounder or 3-pounder guns, anchors, anchor handling davit,
rudder, searchlights, masts and fighting tops. The running gear, in the form of the propeller shafts, struts and propellers are also provided. To round things off, a slew of boats is provided, ranging in styles and sizes and includes steam launches,
cutters, whalers and dinghies. The smaller parts are typical for Iron Shipwrights in that they are somewhat of a mixed bag in terms of casting quality. The better parts will still need a fair amount of flash to remove and bit of resin from the mold
channels to clip off. Some parts are just not usable. The resin boat skegs are an example, but I think they were included because they were part of one of the molds and brass versions are included on the photo-etch fret. You do get plenty of extra
parts to pick out the better ones to use. The resin masts are really not meant to be used but are provided as a template to scratch build a pair using plastic or brass tubing and rod.