|The 1/350 scale Trumpeter JMSDF Murasame kit is bundled with three basic photo-etch frets. Two have lengths of railings and helicopter deck
netting and one has vent grills. However the Trumpeter supplied etch is not very refined and the vent grills are actually solid. To address these
shortcomings MK1 Design by Ka-Models has a detail set with two frets of very well done relief-etched photo-etch and 13 turned brass parts
specifically designed for this kit. This set has parts for the as launched fit (“Early Version”) and some for an updated fit (“Late Version”). Each part is
identified by a number etched into the fret.
Fret A is chock full of pre-measured railings for all sections of the ship, including the catwalks in the hangar. Since the railings are pre-measured, there
is no need to determine proper lengths and cut into sections. All you need to do is to remove it from the fret and, when needed, bend into the
appropriate shape. Other parts on this fret include inclined ladders, platforms, and aerials and electronics for the mast and yards. Some replacement
bulwarks for the later fit bridge structure is included here as well. And yes, those are bicycles you see, though the instructions really don’t show
where they would go. My guess is that they would be stored in the hangar.