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1/350 Scale Royal Navy MKII Depth Charge Throwers x4 as used on Flowers Class Corvettes and many other Destroyers and Escort vessels. Incredibly detailed parts modelled using plans and Many reference photos taken at Priddy's Hard weapons depot in Portsmouth. See My Shop for other scales, MKIV Thrower coming soon!
4x Depth Charge Throwers with 4x Depth Charges and Carriers in place
DC Carrier, Firing Mechanism,Support Web, Safety Key, Base Plate, Set Screw, Cast Ring and Cast Strap
Manufacturers logo (Thornycroft) cast onto main launcher side.
Parts are orientated and printed to minimise wax support contact and to ease painting.
Historical Data Depth charge thrower Mark II, 1939 was the usual thrower on 'Flowers' for most of the war, the basic design of the Mark II dated from 1917, weighed about 10cwt including the carrier and could throw a standard Mark VII depth charge 40 yards. Its main drawback was a separate carrier which required space for stowage and was expended when a oc·was fired. The improved Mark IV thrower was not introduced into 'Flowers' until late in the war.
Cleaning Information Some part cleanup will be necessary. The 3D printing process uses a waxy substance to support certain part features during the printing process. Although the parts are cleaned by Shapeways, some waxy residue may remain. It can be safely removed with water and a mild aqueous detergent like "Simple Green" using an old, soft toothbrush, Q-tips or pipe cleaners. 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.
Water-based acrylic paints meant for plastics is strongly recommended.
Other paints, especially enamels, may not cure on Frosted Detail 3D-printed plastics.
Use dedicated model sprue cutters to remove parts to minimise the risk of damage to parts. Please take a look at my other items.