1/35 Scale Royal Navy Flowers Class Corvette Large Midship Vent Set (contain the 4 large midship vents). Highly detailed parts modelled using plans and photographic reference. Parts have been orientated to minimise wax support on surfaces.
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
- Hex Nuts and Vent Bases
- Crank Shaft Apparatus for turning Vent Tops
- Vent Tops are printed separately and can be rotated as desired as per real vessels