1/120 (TT) Scale German Wiesel 1 TOW Armoured Fighting Vehicle.
Highly detailed tank with accurate Track detail and moveable Turret
Wiesel 1 TOW Armoured Fighting Vehicle
- 1x Wiesel 1 TOW Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Developed by the German Army, this light armored vehicle was built for reconnaissance, allowing it to be air-dropped into hostile environments to scout as well as engage enemies when needed. A total of 350 units were produced between 1989 and 1992, with most going to the German Army. Having since been replaced by the more modern Wiesel 2, the vehicle has participated in peace-keeping operations primarily in Western Asia.
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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