1/400 scale British Sexton Self-propelled Artillery (10), ideal for the Heller Landing Craft Set. Soon available in other scales. Watch out for other British Tanks of WW2.
The 25pdr SP, tracked, Sexton
was a self-propelled artillery
vehicle of World War II
. It was based on Canadian-built versions of the American M3 Lee
and M4 Sherman
tank chassis, which entered production in Canada as the Ram
. When Sherman production in the US expanded and supply was no longer a problem, in 1943 it was decided to switch the Canadian production lines to produce the Sexton to give the British Army a mobile artillery gun using their Ordnance QF 25 pounder gun-howitzer
, which could fire an 87.6 mm (3.45 in) 11.5 kg (25 lb) HE shell
or an armour-piercing shell
. It found use in the Canadian and British Army, as well as numerous other British Empire
and associated forces. Just after the war, a number of Grizzly and Sextons were sold to Portugal
, who used them into the 1980s.
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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