1/56 Scale Royal Navy 12ft Type F.Q.2 Rangefinder on M.Q.1 Mount as used on numerous vessels in WW1 and WW2. This is a highly detailed part created using the plans from the Dreadnough Project website.
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.
- Operators Chair, Training and Elevation Wheels, detailed Sights, Compass, Operators Armrest, Rivets and Hexnuts, Correcting Spheres, Operators Ladders
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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