|With the Orange Hobby Royal Oak you set three brass photo-etch frets and quite a few turned brass parts. A fret is almost all railings, custom sized to the position of attachment. Other parts on the fret are a boom fitting, yards with foot ropes, paravane
fins and cable cutter, block tops for the twin 4-inch guns, and doors with frames that can be posed open or closed. There is relief etching on the door frames and block tops. B fret has some very nice items and also has some relief etching. It is dominated by
the aircraft crane. The crane has multiple parts including upper pulleys, lower block and tackle, vertical ladder, crane tower to go with the main crane. For the crown of the forward control top are a semaphore and various navigational fittings. There are two
lovely boat positions with detailed davits safety nets and falls. Another large part is the relief-etched catapult that is fitted on the crown of X turret. Other turrets get walkway and safety railing details for their crowns. Other parts on this fret include windlass
heads, yardarms, accommodation ladders, pom-pom gun barrels, Vickers barrels, Seafox propellor, cable reels, smaller davits, breakwater gussets and numerous inclined and vertical ladders. The inclined ladders have trainable treads. The largest parts on
sprue C are the two bilge keels, which fit into slots on the lower hull. The breakwater is on this fret and has slots for the support gussets ob B sprue. Other parts on this fret are the propellers, flag staff, jack staff, fore and main top masts, stack grate/clinker
screen, cargo davits, main mast upper and lower platforms, shelter deck bulkheads and brackets above the casemate positions. The kit also gives you a full set of turned brass barrels for the 15-inch and 6-inch guns. These have the nice muzzle flair as well
as hollow muzzles. Also included are two upper masts.
A decal sheet is included. This sheet has the Union Jack, White Ensign and for the Seafox, roundels and tail flashes. Unfortunately the red centers of the roundels are printed off-center. A four piece wooden stand is included for those wishing to build the full
hull version. The instructions come on three back-printed sheets. They are a series of drawings, which are rather busy. Fortunately, every part has the resin or brass identity number next to it so it is easy to find the correct part for the assembly steps. Page
one has six modules. These consist of lower hull, two types of cable reels, breakwater assembly, forward turret assemblies, and forecastle assembly. Page two has seven modules. These include additional detail for the forward turrets, paravane assembly,
midship detailing, twin 4-inch gun assembly, two modules on quarterdeck assembly, and a module on aft turret assembly with catapult on X turret and Seafox assembly. Page three has six modules. Three are more midship assembly steps and three small
insets for assembly of 3-inch HA, quad Vickers and octuple pom-poms. Page four has five modules. Four of them finalize superstructure assembly and the last one is for the main mast tripod. Page five has three modules. One is for the aircraft crane, one for
the forward tripod and one overall with instructions for the wooden stand. Page six has the parts laydown for the resin and brass parts.