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1/96 Best Cost BB-43 class Fighting Tops '21-'34 3d printed

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1/96 Best Cost BB-43 class Fighting Tops '21-'34 3d printed USS Tennessee, 1920s
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1/96 Best Cost BB-43 class Fighting Tops '21-'34 3d printed USS California, 1921
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1/96 Best Cost BB-43 class Fighting Tops '21-'34 3d printed USS Tennessee, 1942
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Scale: 1/96   (1/8 inch = 1 foot)

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This product is designed for Best Cost using the more economical nylon plastics.  A "Best Detail" design is available separately (click here).  

This model represents the fighting tops of Tennessee class battleships USS Tennessee BB-43 and USS California BB-44 as they appeared from 1921-1934.  The fore top of battleship USS Tennessee BB-43 returned to this configuration during 1942, following its post-Pearl Harbor refit.  For a 1942 Tennessee model, only one fighting top of this design is needed.  

This model features open shutters all around.  Overall dimensions are based on drawings made by Alan B. Chesley.  Details were confirmed by careful examination of available photographs of the actual ship.

This fighting top is specific to Tennessee class batleships.  Other fighting tops for similar US Navy battleships may be differently shaped.

Notice: this model is designed for Best Cost using 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, available separately, 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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