1/700 Scale Modern German Leopard 1A5 Main Battle Tank.
Contains 10 highly detailed tanks.
Leopard 1A5 Main Battle Tank
- 10x Leopard 1A5 Main Battle Tanks
The Leopard 1A5 is a main battle tank designed and produced in West Germany. The Leopard 1 was studied as part of a research program in 1980 with the intention of designing improvements for the vehicle. Modifications of the Leopard 1A1A1 model led to the development of the 1A5, including upgrades based on earlier models. The vehicle was delivered in 1987 and has since been considered the standard model of the Leopard 1.
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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