FREE SHIPPING on your model orders $25+
with code MAKEITYOURS.

<div class="sw-email-modal sw--display-block"> <div id="emailModalContentContainer"> <span class="noty_close sw--position-absolute sw--position-right sw--padding-top-3 sw--padding-right-3 icon-cancel sw--opacity-8"></span> <div class="sw-row"> <div class="sw-email-modal__copy sw--position-relative sw--display-block sw--padding-vert-4"> <p class="last sw--font-size-16">Sign up to get email alerts on discount promotions. There might be one very soon...</p> <form action="/register/email-signup" class="sw-email-modal__signup sw--position-relative" data-confirmation="emailConfirmationModal" data-sw-email-modal-form> <input type="text" class="sw-email-modal__signup-input sw--input-height__medium" placeholder="Email address" name="email" /> <input type="hidden" class="sw-email-modal__signup-input" name="location" value="/product/F5KANTP2D/fletcher-class-tear-drop-gun-tub-version-1" /> <input type="hidden" class="sw-email-modal__signup-input" name="confirmation" value="emailConfirmationModal" /> <input type="submit" class="btn-primary" value="Sign Up" /> <div id="emailModalFormError" class="text-error" style="display:none"></div> </form> </div> </div> </div>

Click and drag to rotate
Fletcher-class Tear Drop Gun Tub Version 1 3d printed

Not a Photo

Frosted Extreme Detail
Fletcher-class Tear Drop Gun Tub Version 1 3d printed
Fletcher-class Tear Drop Gun Tub Version 1 3d printed

Not a Photo

Fletcher-class Tear Drop Gun Tub Version 1

  • 3D printed in Frosted Extreme Detail: Matte translucent plastic that showcases incredibly fine and intricate details.
  • Be the first to try. Learn more
  • This product is intended for mature audiences.
Share Link
Embed This Product

Product Description

This is a 1/350th scale after deckhouse and tear drop shaped gun tub for the Trumpeter or Tamiya 1/350th USS Fletcher-class model. Check your references to ensure that this is the correct part for your model as there were many different versions each with little detail differences.



This version represents a tub with a Mark 51 director (not included). The mounting hole for the aftermarket, modeler supplied 40mm Bofors is 1 mm in diameter. The holes in the deckhouse sides represent locations where hatches would normally be. Simply apply your favorite aftermarket photoetched hatches there. Each Fletcher was almost unique in the myriad types of doors and hatches it carried, so to ensure accuracy its probably best that the modeler select the hatch or door that best replicates that carried by the Fletcher that he or she is building.



You can either place the Mark 51 inside the little tub, or attach a small piece of circular scrap plastic atop it and mount the Mark 51 there.  In this latter case, the modeler will need to supply and apply photoetch rails to enclose the Mark 51, as current printing limits just don’t allow us the resolution to print things as small as railings.  It all depends upon the particular ship that you are modeling, so please check your references.



Clean the part by soaking it in lukewarm soapy water and then CAREFULLY scrubbing it with a soft toothbrush or similar. Be carefully, as the splinter shielding is just 0.3 mm thin and is easily damaged. Acrylic modeling paints are probably best. Consider painting the interior of the part, as well, to reduce light transfer through the otherwise mostly clear part. This will reduce the need to overpaint the exterior, allowing the parts finer details to not be covered over with paint.



NOTE: little Mark 51 tub now included. Its bottom is filleted and shoudl fit right in atop the little on-deck tub. The mounting hole for the modeler supplied Mark 51 remains 0.5mm.

What's in the Box
Fletcher-class Tear Drop Gun Tub Version 1
Frosted Extreme Detail
3.1 cm
1.2 cm
1.4 cm

Sign In or Join to comment.


We're sorry to inform you that we no longer support this browser and can't confirm that everything will work as expected. For the best Shapeways experience, please use one of the following browsers:

Click anywhere outside this window to continue.