|To help distinguish the differences between the Trumpeter kit parts with the Kraken conversion parts, I have included photographs of both parts together, if appropriate. The parts of the 01 deck serves to show the significant differences between
Astoria and San Francisco. Look at the completely different shape of the splinter shields on this part. The Kraken parts has open portholes and open doors of the 01 bulkhead, so with brass photo-etch parts, you can portray these doors open or
closed. The 3D part does have very fine deck planking but unlike the Trumpeter part, it doesn't have butt end detail. The after control position is the second largest part and also has significant differences with the Trumpeter part. The splinter
shielding is very different. Also the Kraken part has open portholes, open doors and vision slits on the control position, all of which are missing on the Trumpeter part. The upper platform that is integral to this part is very fine and since it is integral,
eliminates the fiddling normally encountered in attaching a platform to a photo-etch lattice. Look at the comparison, or more accurately contrast photographs of the 3D Kraken directors and the Trumpeter plastic directors. The Trumpeter parts
appear almost crude in comparison. My only complaint is that there are no instructions. The conversion set comes with a sheet on the set but it merely describes the contents. Although almost all of the parts are direct substitutions for Trumpeter
parts and the attachment locations are obvious, it would be nice to have a little text and some drawings on instructions to serve as an emotional control and warm, soft, security blanket for the anxious modeler.