The box features an action painting of Kφnigsberg coming under attack from the Skuas of 800 and 803 Squadrons while alongside the pier at Bergen on April 10, 1940 where she would be sunk after suffering 3 hits and 3 near misses. The box art is also on an included card.
The lower hull features the lower portion of the side armour belt, bilge keels, and a separate piece for the forefoot.
The upper hull has portholes with eyebrows (rigoles), anchor cut-outs at the bow and stern, plating strakes, and the top of the well-defined armour belt.
Main deck with hatches, anchor chain, the base of the aftermost 5.9in turret, and cut-outs for small pieces of deck equipment.
The raised forecastle deck extends all the way aft to the second 5.9in turret and includes the deckhouses underneath. This is quite a unique piece and will greatly simplify assembly. Detail includes the bases of the forward and second 5.9in turrets, anchor chain, bollards, hatches, boat chocks, portholes, vents, windows, and cut-outs for the upper superstructure.
Hull and deck pieces are wrapped in foam to protect the bow and stern.
Forward and after superstructure pieces have detail on every face: pipes, vents, handrails, and hatches. The bridge windows are clearly defined on the bridge roof piece.
One piece hollow funnels with steam pipes and separate funnel grills.
Bracing on the underside of overhanging decks.
Catapult made up of six pieces.
Separate barrels for the 5.9in turrets; each turret has raised rivet detail.
Three piece 88mm AA guns, three piece twin 37mm AA guns.
Very detailed triple torpedo tube mounts.
One AR-196 made up of 10 parts with detailed panel lines and flaps. Can be built with wings extended or folded.
Boats with oarlocks, wood decking.
15 sprues of parts, three superstructure parts not attached to any sprue.
Decals include flags and Arado markings.
One page of full colour instructions with nine sub-assemblies.
Full colour painting guide with two tone peacetime scheme and yellow turret tops.
The deluxe edition adds:
o Turned brass barrels for 5.9in and 88mm AA guns.
o Turned brass crane posts.
o Three photo-etch sheets with parts for the catapult, railings, crane booms, cable reels, vertical and angled ladders, AA guns, etc.
o Six Blackburn Skuas molded in clear plastic can be assembled with extended or folded wings. Full colour painting diagram is included.
o Clear plastic bridge roof with clear windows.
Flyhawk provides yet another unique warship kit with this release, the first German light cruiser in injection moulded plastic. The kit really captures the fine lines of the ship and the very narrow stern section with its staggered turrets. There are not a lot of smaller parts, and the one piece forecastle deck with moulded in deckhouses and their roofs is a great feature. This is a well-engineered kit packed with extremely fine and subtle detail on all components and makes a great addition to the Flyhawk line.