|Pontos provides a whopping four frets of relief-etched brass photo-etch. Two are large, one medium and one fret is small. Fret #1 is about 40% railing. The largest part is the forward face to the aft
superstructure. This fret provides a major upgrade for the plastic stern-walk in the kit. The kit was a solid walkway, a simplistic post railing and a separate top. The plastic top is still used but dump the
solid walkway and plastic railing. Pontos provides the correct perforated walkway and intricate X pattern railing. The delicate radar arrays are also present on this fret. Academy makes some effort to
provide radar but the yagis and other fine parts of each array are missing. There are separate metal plate chain plates and deck hawse with separate grill-work guards to fit atop the wooden forecastle for
the anchor chains. Other major parts include brass catapult and multi-piece funnel grate. There are host of intricate smaller parts such as perforated platforms, antiaircraft gun sights, multiple pattern
deck coaming doors and others. The included railing includes a number of different patterns. Pontos even includes two strips of railing covered with canvas dodgers.
The second large fret is designated as fret #2. A good portion of it is for the ship's boats. This time the wooden decking is in brass for six ship's boats in three different patterns. Twenty-two boat
cradles in seven different patterns are included. The extra boat details include boat cabins with open windows, keels with rudders, propellers, other separate rudders, stern platforms and safety railing.
Most of the boat crane detail is also on this fret. This includes frames, gears, pulleys and other fittings. Stack platforms, including open siren platform are of fret #2. Starfish platform and braces for the
foremast, Walrus detail, inclined ladders and a host of even smaller parts can be found on this fret as well.