This set of models represents the 16"/45 caliber guns of South Dakota-class battleships USS South Dakota BB-57, USS Indiana BB-58, USS Massachusetts BB-59 and USS Alabama BB-60.
These 3D-printed acrylic parts are designed to accurately represent features of the real guns based on original builder's blueprints. Details were confirmed through careful study of photographs of turrets aboard USS Massachusetts BB-59 and USS Alabama BB-60 preserved as museum ships.
Turrets are available separately.
Notice: because of its size, this model is only available "White Natural Versatile Plastic", a kind of nylon. White Natural Versatile Plastic is waterproof and strong, a good choice for Radio Control models and Combat RC models where durability is important.
Sharp edges of models printed in white strong and versatile plastic appear less defined and more rounded. Being nylon, "White Natural Versatile Plastic" is generally not sandable and fewer types of paint and glue will adhere to it. Care is recommended in choosing a paint that will adhere to, and fully cure upon, nylon. Google "glue for nylon", "paint for nylon" and "primer for nylon" to find several good choices.
Customers report that "White Natural Versatile Plastic", when compared to "Smooth Fine Detail" acrylic plastic, will have noticeable striations (print lines). To help smooth "White Natural Versatile Plastic" surfaces, apply thin layers of primer meant specifically for nylon. Allow the primer to harden. Then smooth the hardened primer.