1/600 Scale WW2 German Army Jagdpanzer IV Tank Destroyer.
Contains 10 highly detailed tanks.
10x German Jagdpanzer IV Tank Destroyers
Jagdpanzer IV Tank Destroyer
The Jagdpanzer IV
, Sd.Kfz. 162
, was a German tank destroyer
based on the Panzer IV
chassis and built in three main variants. As one of the casemate
-style turretless Jagdpanzer
(tank destroyer, literally "hunting tank") designs, it was developed against the wishes of Heinz Guderian
, the inspector general of the Panzertruppen
, as a replacement for the Sturmgeschütz III
III). Guderian objected against the needless, in his eyes, diversion of resources from Panzer IV tank production, as the Sturmgeschütz III
was still more than adequate for its role.
Officially, only the L/48-armed vehicle was named Jagdpanzer IV. The L/70-armed vehicle was named Panzer IV/70. In this article, both versions are referred to in general as Jagdpanzer IV, except in the variants and surviving vehicles section.
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.
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