|The smaller resin parts come on a series of casting runners. The parts include the OTO Melara 76mm turret and base, rudders, stabilizer fins, large and small Rigid
Inflatable Boats (RIBs), the davits for the large RIBs, gun director, the Rh202 cannon mounts, radar domes, equipment lockers in different sizes, RIB fuel cans,
capstans, mooring bitts and chocks, life raft canisters and other details. The casting of these parts is also well done and clean and the chocks will need the openings
drilled out. The kit comes with several turned brass parts produced by Master Models, so you can be assured that the quality will be excellent. The turned brass parts
included the 76mm gun barrel, the Rh202 cannon barrels, two propeller shafts and the drums for the anchor winch. It is pretty hard to beat the detail and scale of turned
brass parts, so these are a major plus with the kit.
The photo-etch brass is very extensive and comes on two separate sheets with a good degree of relief-etching. Part numbers are etched into the fret next to each part,
including the railings. Sheet A has the structural and detail parts for the kit. The parts include the funnel housing, which wraps around the base on the superstructure,
breakwaters and support bracing, support bracing for the foc’sle bulwark, vent grills, base structure for the mast, the parts for the mast, watertight doors and frames,
hatches, inclined and vertical ladders, various platforms, details for the 76mm gun, details for the Rh202 cannons, details for the RIBs and their davits, and the ship’s
main and thruster propellers. The mast structure, anchor winch and bases for the RIB davits are complex little multi-part affairs. There are other parts on Sheet A, but I
got tired identifying the ones I did already. There is practically no detail overlooked – the Rh202 cannons even have photo-etch ammo belts!