1/200 Scale Royal Navy Built 50ft Steam Pinnace x1. highly detailed boat kit (possibly first ever 3D printed Ship Kit!) ideal for a variety of WW1 and WW2 Royal Navy vessels including HMS Hood, Rodney and Nelson. These are modelled from the Norman Ough plans and using many reference photographs. See My Shop for other scales and other large scale Royal Navy boats. Can be used in conjunction with Micro Master Hotchkiss 3 Pounder Gun: http://shpws.me/Qwod
Note: Some basic assembly is required (see renders for placement)
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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Painting tips and preparation
- Gun Mount for the Micro Master 3 Pounder Hotchkiss
- Fairleads, Bollards, Stanchions, Rudder with steering mechanism
- Vent, Open Portholes, Crew Hand Rails, Passenger Seating
- Accurate Rivet and Hex Nut placement.
- Mounts are printed separately
- Model is orientated for minimum wax support build up.