|The smaller parts include the 100mm gun housings and barrels, torpedo tubes and bases, rangefinder, twin and single13.2mm guns and mounts, breakwater, boats,
life rafts, anchors, running gear, cowl vents, depth charges paravanes, boom posts and other detail parts. The casting of the smaller parts is still a bit rough and will
require a lot of clean up. The anchors are cast flush against the casting runner which will make removing them difficult. These would have been better if offered in
photo-etch. A pair of cradles is also provided to use as a display stand and some lengths of plastic rod and a section of brass wire are included to use to make some
parts as indicated in the assembly instructions.
The photo-etch brass fret provides lengths of pre-measured railings for the different sections of the ship, vertical ladders, funnel cap, jack and ensign staffs,
propellers, propeller guards, rudder, boat rudders anchor chain, raft stowage racks and other details. The brass is nicely done with some relief etching and with part
numbers etched into the fret for easier identification. A nameplate is also included for a display stand. Decals for the bow and aft red pennant letters, flags and ship’
s name are provided. The decals limit the modeler to build only Pegaso, unless you can find a source for generic Regia Marina lettering. The decals also lack draft
An eight-page instruction booklet is included which does a good job of showing how to construct the model. The cover page has a brief history of the ship and
some specifications. The following pages have a series of clear assembly illustrations that cover specific sections of the model. The bottom of page 7 has a rigging
guide, which is helpful as this bit of information is often omitted from assembly instructions. The last page has a painting and decal placement guide with references
to Lifecolor paints for the non-generic colors. The painting guide depicts the two color splinter camouflage scheme worn by Pegaso.