1/96 Scale DKM 12.7 cm/45 (5") SK C/34 Guns x2. These are highly detailed parts based on plans and photographs to make these the most accurate 12.7 cm/45 (5") SK C/34 Gun available (these aren't the old 3D Models lifted from the German Naval Guns book as these are quite inaccurate/low detail).
- 2x Mountings
- Highly detailed, accurate parts, modelled from plans and photographic reference.
- Barrel and Sighting Apparatus are printed separately and can be angled as desired (-10º to +30º)
- Details include Hex nuts, open sighting ports, Non-slip Pattern on footplates, Training/Elevation Apparatus and Receivers
- Parts are printed in 5 separate parts to maximise detail and minimise Wax Support contact.
A low-angle weapon intended for surface action, this gun armed all of the German destroyers built before the start of World War II and a few war-built ones. There was also a twin mount planned for the never-built Type XI U-boats (U-Kreuzer).
At least eight of these guns were exported to Greece for arming the destroyers of the Vasilevs Georgios class.
Early guns were bored-out versions of the 10.5 cm/55 (4.1") SK C/28
. The production guns were constructed of a loose barrel, jacket and breech end piece with a vertical sliding breech block.
Some of these guns were still in service as of 2003 in coastal defense units in Norway.
All German 12.7 cm guns had an actual bore diameter of 12.8 cm (5.04 in).
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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