|Using the overall length of 75m for the original destroyer, a 1:700 model should measure 107.14mm. I measured the NNT hull at 109mm, which would put the
scale of the model at 1:688. The hull was cast on a resin wafer and then removed. Therefore, light sanding along the waterline will clean it up. Usually NNT kits are
free from defects but the hull in my sample did have a casting defect. This was a small ellipsis void at the starboard bow waterline. It won’t be hard to fill this in
with putty and then smooth the hull side and bottom but it is something extra to do. Other than this one anomaly, there were no defects to the hull casting. Detail
quality is very good. Hull side detail is fairly minimal with port holes and anchor hull hawse. In common with most destroyer designs of the period, the ship has a
raised forecastle. Solid splinter shielding of fine and thin quality runs from the forecastle deck to the main deck at the break. The forecastle is loaded with cast
detail. There are anchor chains running to the deck hawse, windlass, ventilators, and deck edge bollards. The ship had steel decks so you won’t find any deck
planking. Except for some deck edge bollards, the amidship deck is smooth but that is to be expected as the low funnel deckhouse will attach here. Deck detail
picks up again at the stern with aft torpedo turntable, deck access shelter, J shaped ventilators, mushroom ventilators and more deck edge bollards.
Six runners provide the smaller resin parts. One is simply the two masts with the foremast being significantly taller. The biggest of these parts is the central funnel
base. This is a raised platform that attaches to the amidship section of the hull casting. Cast to this platform are the two stacks, two large J-shape ventilation
cowlings and forward torpedo turntable. The forward funnel is the short funnel as built. The funnel openings are somewhat shallow so the interior will need to be
painted black to increase the appearance of depth. Another runner of seven parts has the taller forward stack that replaced the short stack in September 1916.
There are alternate parts for two different fits for the ships in the class. Most ships are in one fit, the Admiralty design, with a large searchlight and searchlight
cupola on a photo-etched frame. The second group is for the Specials with a smaller searchlight on a conical base and funnel base extension. Other parts on the
runner with the tall funnel are the compass, conical searchlight tower, searchlight cupola, dinghy, life raft and funnel base extension, which is placed forward of
the stack base for the Specials and aft for the Admiralty design. A runner of four parts has the forward superstructure with bridge windows and door detail, bridge
deck with navigation lights, searchlight platform and whaler. You get two of the last runner, which have a searchlight, cable reel drum, a cutter as an alternate to
the whaler, 76mm gun, 4-inch gun and torpedo tube. The guns have very fine, thin barrels and the torpedo tubes have band detail.