1/600 Scale Modern Russian T-80 Main Battle Tanks x10.
T-80 Main Battle Tank
- 10x Russian T-80 Main Battle Tanks
Built by Russia, this main battle tank is the third entry the long-running series of armored vehicles and is the first to be powered by a gas turbine engine. With production starting in 1976, the T-80 spurred multiple variants, the most notable of which being the T-80U. While the original T-80 is no longer in use, the variants remain in active service, participating in combat in Western Asia and Eastern Europe.
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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