1/700 Scale Imperial German Navy Moltke Class 28cm/50 (11") SK L/50 Guns x5. Highly detailed parts, created from plans and many reference photos. Parts have been printed to minimise wax support contact and maximise detail.
- Set Contains 5x Turrets and 10 separately printed Barrels that can be elevated as desired
- Aft Turret has no Sighting Position on Turret Roof
- Rivets, Hex Bolts, Vents, Shell Disposal Ports, Sighting Ports and Blast Bag Fasteners
A slightly more powerful gun than the previous 28 cm SK L/45
. The mountings for these guns used electric pumps to drive hydraulic elevation gear while the training was all electric. The famous German/Turkish battlecruiser Goeben/Yavuz
carried these guns for fifty years.
The battlecruiser Seydlitz
has the unfortunate distinction of having her after turrets burned out twice following damage received at the battles of Dogger Bank and Jutland (Skagerrak). However, alterations and practices put in place following Dogger Bank are credited with saving German lives at Jutland (Skagerrak).
With the exception of Yavuz
, during World War II these guns were used only as coastal artillery. They were then supplied with a lighter shell with a larger propellant charge for increased range. Four of these guns in single Drh LC/37 coastal turrets were employed as the Grosser Kurfürst
battery at Pillau, then at Framzelle, as part of the Channel defenses.
Constructed of A tube, two layers of hoops and a jacket. Used the Krupp horizontal sliding wedge breech block. A total of 36 guns were made.
All German 28 cm guns had an actual bore diameter of 28.3 cm (11.1").
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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