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1/426 Late 5&quot;/38 Lightweight Mounts (no barrels) 3d printed

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1/426 Late 5"/38  Lightweight Mounts (no barrels) 3d printed
1/426 Late 5"/38  Lightweight Mounts (no barrels) 3d printed

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1/426 Late 5"/38  Lightweight Mounts (no barrels) 3d printed
1/426 Late 5"/38  Lightweight Mounts (no barrels) 3d printed

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1/426 Late 5"/38  Lightweight Mounts (no barrels) 3d printed
1/426 Late 5"/38  Lightweight Mounts (no barrels) 3d printed

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1/426 Late 5"/38  Lightweight Mounts (no barrels) 3d printed
1/426 Late 5"/38  Lightweight Mounts (no barrels) 3d printed

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1/426 Late 5"/38 Lightweight Mounts (no barrels)

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Product Description

Catalog (click here)

Scale: 1/426

Contains two (2) turrets without barrels.

Recommended for Revell's 1/426 scale USS Pine Island (# 85-013)

Among naval historians, the US Navy 5"/38 caliber gun is considered the best intermediate-caliber, dual purpose naval gun of World War II.  This type was installed on several classes of destroyers, destroyer escorts, auxiliaries such as Currituck class seaplane tenders, Coast Guard cutters, as well as the battleship USS Idaho BB-42 and the nuclear-powered cruiser USS Long Beach CGN-9.  

The "Lightweight" or "Single Knuckle" version was normally placed in locations where roof reinforcement was not required.  The late version, reproduced here, appeared sometime after 1942, had no stiffeners on the front of the gunhouse and additional fasteners on access hatches.  An alarm bell was often fitted to the rear of the mount.  Photos indicate that Currituck seaplane tenders carried four of these mounts.

A "Heavyweight" version is available separately.  

Of the five 5-inch/38 caliber Mk.30 single mounts normally fitted to a Fletcher class destroyer, three "Lightweights" were carried, all mounted on top of deckhouses in superfiring positions, one forward (“Mount 52”) and two aft (“Mount 53” and "Mount 54").

Features: 
  •  an asymmetrical gunhouse (turret)
  •  accurately offset gun opening
  •  accurately offset barrel slot (when looking at the front of the turret, the barrel should align to the RIGHT side of the opening)
  •  detailed turret bottom supporting structure
  •  rear vent and alarm bell 


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.  Customers report that "Bestine" and "Goo Gone" also work well.

During the printing process, liquid resin is cured by ultraviolet light.  Microscopic bits of resin may remain uncured.  Let your Frosted Detail parts sit in direct sunlight for a few hours to fully cure the resin.  

For painting Frosted Detail plastic, water-based acrylic paints meant for plastics is strongly recommended.  Other paints, especially enamels, may not cure on Frosted Detail 3D-printed plastics.

© Model Monkey Book and Hobby.  This 3D-printed item may not be copied or recast.

                            
What's in the Box
INCM
1-426 5in-38 Lightweights.late (2).no Barrels
Frosted Extreme Detail
Width
1.7 cm
Height
0.7 cm
Depth
1.1 cm

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