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1/144 USS Saratoga CV-3 Island, 1936-1940 3d printed

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1/144 USS Saratoga CV-3 Island, 1936-1940 3d printed
1/144 USS Saratoga CV-3 Island, 1936-1940 3d printed

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1/144 USS Saratoga CV-3 Island, 1936-1940 3d printed
1/144 USS Saratoga CV-3 Island, 1936-1940 3d printed

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1/144 USS Saratoga CV-3 Island, 1936-1940 3d printed
1/144 USS Saratoga CV-3 Island, 1936-1940 3d printed

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1/144 USS Saratoga CV-3 Island, 1936-1940 3d printed
1/144 USS Saratoga CV-3 Island, 1936-1940 3d printed

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1/144 USS Saratoga CV-3 Island, 1936-1940 3d printed
1/144 USS Saratoga CV-3 Island, 1936-1940 3d printed

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1/144 USS Saratoga CV-3 Island, 1936-1940

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3D printed in white nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
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Product Description
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Scale: 1/144

This model represents the island of celebrated aircraft carrier USS Saratoga CV-3 as she appeared during extensive pre-war training exercises where she and her crew laid the foundation for modern carrier warfare.  The ship at this time did not yet have the widened flight deck forward with this island configuration.

The major difference between this 1936 version and the earlier 1933 version (available separately) is that this version has a venturi (wind deflector) on the splinter shield forward of the pilot house.

Features:
  • fully assembled
  • accurately dimensioned from US Navy Booklet of General Plans drawings
  • detail locations confirmed by careful study of photographs of the actual ship
  • proper asymmetrical deck shapes for Saratoga (Lexington's were shaped differently)
  • accurate splinter shield shapes (Lexington's were shaped differently)
  • enlarged Flag Plotting Station (above Pilot House), unique to Saratoga
  • accurate fighting top with open windows
  • upper top Fire Control Station (the large uppermost platform on top the tripod) includes supporting structural framing with lightening holes, subtle locator disks for rangefinders (not included) and splinter shielding of a slightly different shape than Lexington's​
  • open A/T doors (doors available separately)
  • open portholes (airports) properly sized and located
  • detailed interior barbette and associated bulkheads with open scuttles
  • heavy structural supports included
  • light structural supports, railings and ladders omitted
 
Notice: due to the large size of this model, it is only available in the more economical "White Natural Versatile Plastic", a kind of nylon.  This material is waterproof and durable, a very good choice for Radio Control models where durability is important.  When compared to "Fine Detail" acrylic plastic, sharp edges appear less defined and more rounded when printed.  Being nylon, "White Natural Versatile Plastic" is generally not sandable and fewer types of paint will adhere to it.  Care is recommended in choosing a paint that will adhere to, and fully cure upon, nylon.  Google "paint for nylon" and "primer for nylon" to find several good choices.

Customers report that "White Natural Versatile Plastic", when compared to "Fine Detail" acrylic plastic, will have noticeable striations (print lines).  To help smooth "White Natural Versatile Plastic" surfaces, apply thin layers of primer meant specifically for nylon.  Allow the primer to harden. Then smooth the hardened primer.

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1-144 Saratoga CV-3 Island 1936-1940
Dimensions:
8.75 x 14.89 x 21.45 cm
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