1/56 Scale Flowers Class Corvette RDF Lantern and Operators Office with optional Door position (open or closed). This is the revised cylindrical Lantern from May 1942 onwards. These parts are produced using the John Lambert plans and photographic reference. This set has 5 parts: The Lantern Tower Side, Tower Roof, Door, Operators Office and the the Type 271 Radar, these have been made for easy assembly and painting.
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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Painting tips and preparation
- Hex nuts and rivets
- Accurately sized construction beams
- Lightening holes, scuppers and cable trunking
- Door handle and hinges
- Office interior has been modelled