1/700 Scale Imperial German Navy Bayern Class 38cm/45 (14.96") SK L/45 Guns x4. Highly detailed parts, created from plans and many reference photos. Parts have been printed to minimise wax support contact and maximise detail.
- Set Contains 4x Turrets and 8 separately printed Barrels that can be elevated as desired
- Rivets, Hex Bolts, Rangefinder Hoods, Ladder Support Brackets, Sighting Ports and Blast Bag Fasteners
The most powerful German naval gun of World War I. Used on the Baden class battleships, which were completed too late to participate in the Battle of Jutland (Skagerrak) and saw little action during the rest of the war.
Those guns planned for the uncompleted battleships Sachsen and Württemberg were instead used on the Western Front where they were known as "Max" or "Lange Max" (Long Max). Coast Defense Battery Deutschland
was equipped with four of these guns and Battery Pommern
had one more. The Pommern
battery, located at Leugenboom in Belgium, is perhaps best known for firing about 500 rounds between June 1917 and October 1918 at ranges of up to about 48,000 yards (44,000 m) including many at Allied positions in and around Dunkirk (Dunkerque). One gun was greatly altered and became the long range "Paris Gun."
The naval mountings for these guns used electric pumps to drive hydraulic elevation gear while the training was all electric. These guns also had hydraulically worked shell hoists, rammers and breeches.
Constructed from shrunk on tubes and hoops and used a Krupp horizontal sliding wedge breech block.
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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