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3D printed in matte translucent plastic that showcases fine and intricate details.
1/96 scale very hi detailed and accurate KIt model of 5"/25 (12.7 cm) Deck Gun Marks 10,11,13 and 17 for U.S. Navy ships.
This was the first USN heavy AA gun designed for the purpose and was used on most USA capital ships and cruisers built or modernized between 1926 and 1940. When these weapons started to appear on battleships, the gunnery officers began thinking of them as dual-purpose weapons and often fired them in the annual surface gunfire contests with impressive results.
Ship Class Used On:
USS Nevada (BB-36),
USS Pennsylvania (BB-38),
USS New Mexico (BB-40),
USS Tennessee (BB-43),
USS Colorado (BB-45),
USS Pensacola (CA-24),
USS Northampton (CA-26),
USS New Orleans (CA-32),
USS Portland (CA-33),
USS Brooklyn (CL-40) classes USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
Real scaled from original
Hollowed to saved material
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Some part cleanup will be necessary. The 3D printing process uses a waxy substance to support certain part features. 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. Customers report that "Bestine" and "Goo Gone" also work well.
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.