|Fret #791, which is included in the Mikasa set, has superb flexibility. Included on this fret are five runs of two bar railing, four runs of dropping two bar railing, four
runs of three bar dropping railing, three short runs of vertical ladder and most importantly three runs of two bar railing with relief-etched canvas dodgers. Almost all
ships of this period covered their bridge and navigation deck railing with canvas dodgers, unless they were in a warm or calm seas environment. Combrig 1:700scale
kits represent canvas covered railing as solid bulkheads. The relief-etched canvas dodger railing is perfect for Combrig or any other kit that lacks this much detail. The
entire Tom's Mikasa set is only $22.00 USD but you can pick up fret #791 alone for only $8.50 USD, which is well worth the detail that it gives you. All railing has
bottom gutters for easy attachment.
Instructions are well done. The set comes with two back-printed sheets. Page one has general instructions and assembly/attachment steps for railing, bridge deck, aft
bridge deck, funnel grills and sternwalk. Page two has assembly/attachment steps for stern platform, funnel foot rails, funnel platform, life buoy racks, boat chocks,
and inclined ladders. Page three has assembly/attachment steps for accommodation ladders, boat deck ladders, crane hoists, bridge braces, yardarm foot ropes, mast
platform, flag staffs, navigation light, skylight frame, QF gun shields and torpedo net shelves. Page four is a blown up view of the #790 fret with parts numbered to
correspond with the same number in the assembly/attachment paragraph. Tom's also uses photographs of the actual ship to supplement assembly.