|The funnel occupies one resin runner by itself. The funnel is excellent and loaded with detail. It has both horizontal and vertical reinforcing bands, ventilation rectangles and a superlative funnel opening. This opening has good depth with an internal
trunking division and fittings at the aft end. One runner has the deck edge forecastle deck extension bulkheads with rectangle openings and port holes. The main gun turrets and Bofor mount bases share a runner. The gun turrets, actually gun houses,
have shutter outlines on the forward faces. Most of the other armaments are found on a runner. This runner has the two triple torpedo tube mounts, the twin 5.9-inch barrels, and the twin Bofor blocks and barrels. Also on this runner are boat davits
and kingposts. A fifth runner has the twin MG mounts, paravanes, gun directors, and extensions for the conning tower level deck. A sixth runner has the searchlights, deck shacks, signal lamps, pedestals for the torpedo davits, aft windlass, deck
winch, navigation equipment, siren platform and other funnel fittings. Two runners have Carley rafts with some single and some stacked. Two more runners have the ship’s boats with two boats on each runner.
The Combrig Tromp comes with a medium size brass photo-etch fret. The only relief-etched parts are the ship’s name plates that fit into the openings on the aft hull and the torpedo mount platforms. None of the parts are especially large but the
midships lattice director tower is the largest and most noticeable. The second largest brass part is the platform that attaches on the aft face of the funnel. The forecastle gets brass anchors and windlass heads. The forward superstructure and bridge
get brass equipment stands, platforms, loop antenna, deck supports, and specialized railing. The foremast gets platform railing and a vertical ladder. In addition to the brass platform, the funnel gets support gussets, funnel top grates, and specialized
railing. The midship brass parts consist of cable reels, davits, boat chocks, equipment cradles, king post boom, paravane frames, inclined ladders, block and tackle for the large davits, torpedo mount platforms and railing, small parts and specialized
railing for the twin Bofors mounts, depth charge racks, and other specialized railing. Even the deck railing has specialized parts at different locations.
The instructions are in the older Combrig format, not the new color coded format. They are three double sided pages. Page one has a profile and plan of the ship with rigging, specifications in English, history in Russian and a brass fret laydown.
Also present is the logo of Pacific CrossRoads who had produced a 1:350 scale Tromp and must have worked in conjunction with Combrig to produce this 1:700 scale kit. Page two is the resin parts laydown. Page three shows assembly of the
bridge, foremast, funnel and extended forecastle deck. Page four shows attachment of the major subassemblies to the hull, along with attachment of hull and deck parts, and turrets. There are six small insets that cover the assemblies of the cable
reels, turrets, torpedo mounts, Bofor guns, large davits, and midship director tower. Also included on this page is a template for masts, yards, booms and other parts cut from plastic rods. Page five has main railing and depth charge racks
attachment. The last page is a drawing of the assembled model.