This two-part model kit represents the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.
- overall dimensions scaled from official US Navy Facilities Engineering Command "as-built" blueprints dated August, 1977, modified to represent the Memorial as it presently appears
- accurate, characteristic "sag"
- accurately shaped, dissimilar, stylized shrine windows
- raised "U.S.S ARIZONA MEMORIAL" lettering above the entrance
- boat ramp support ledge
- separate, detailed interior with accurate walls and flat and sloped floor panels
- accurate structural framing
- memorial plaque pedestal midway on the bridge, facing the ship's aft
- kneelers accurately shaped and located before the shrine
- two memorial markers accurately located on the second shrine kneeler for the names of survivors whose remains have been interred with their shipmates
- parts designed to permit interior painting and further detailing
- walls designed intentionally thicker than scale to provide strength to the model
Model Monkey 1/200 scale Battleship Products:
- USS Arizona BB-39
- USS Pennsylvania BB-38
- USS Tennessee BB-43 and USS California BB-44
- North Carolina class and South Dakota class
- USS Iowa BB-61, USS New Jersey BB-62, USS Missouri BB-63, USS Wisconsin BB-64 and Montana class
- King George V class
- Imperial Japanese Navy
Some part cleanup will be necessary. During the 3D printing process, a waxy substance is used to support certain part features. Although the parts are cleaned by Shapeways afterwards, some waxy residue may remain. It can be safely removed with water and a mild aqueous detergent like “Dawn” dishwashing detergent, baby shampoo (no conditioner) or "Simple Green" using an old, soft toothbrush, Q-tips or pipe cleaners. Customers report that "Bestine" and "Goo Gone" also work well.
During the printing process, liquid resin is cured by ultraviolet light. Microscopic bits of resin may remain uncured. Let your parts sit in direct sunlight for a few hours to fully cure the resin before painting.
Once your parts are fully cured, if desired, careful use of an inexpensive “air eraser” emitting common household baking soda can help smooth surfaces and remove any unwanted “frost”. Similar to an airbrush but much cheaper, air erasers can be found on Amazon.com. Models by Harbor Freight and Paasche are popular.
Water-based acrylic paints meant for plastics is strongly recommended. Other paints, especially enamels, may not cure on Frosted Detail 3D-printed plastics.
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