|The pilot house has windows, door frames, and inverted “J” vents cast into the part. There are two bits of casting block, one underneath the base and one underneath
the roof overhang, the will need to be removed. There is a tab on the bottom of this part that fits into a corresponding slot in the main deck housing. A dry fit shows
that a wee bit of thin filler will be needed to blend the pilot house to the top of the main deck housing. Also, I would strongly recommend assembling and painting as
much of the main deck housing and pilot house as possible before attaching it to the main deck, as there is very little room along the bulwarks to add photoetch doors
and other parts to the main deck housing once it’s glued into place.
The smaller resin parts include the funnel and funnel cap, individual bollards to fit along the hull bulwarks, propeller, life raft cannister, H-bitts, mast, radome, fire
pump bases, rollers and wing fenders. The funnel components and individual bollards are on separate casting blocks and the remaining parts are on a larger casting
runner that resembles a sprue from a plastic kit. A few of the parts on the latter need some clean up to remove from resin film. Overall the smaller parts are well cast.
The kit comes with turned brass parts which are comprised of a pair of capstans and a pair of fire pump nozzles. The turned brass parts are a very nice feature and
are excellent. Parts to make a clear plastic display stand are also included with the kit.
A large and small photoetch brass fret is provided and they are well-done with relief-etching to add some detail and depth. The parts on the larger fret include pre-
measured lengths of railing, vertical ladder, watertight doors, fantail deck, bases for the capstans, cradle for the life raft cannister, hatch covers, parts for the wing
fender cradles, parts for the anchor, hand wheels for the fire pumps and various other details. The smaller fret has open chocks that are fitted to the hull. You need
only four, so you will have extras in case you lose one or to add to the spares box.