Royal Navy MKVII Depth Charges x12. Very highly detailed models created from the John Lambert plans and using many reference photographs to make these the most accurate
MKVII Depth Charges available. These were used on numerous vessels form the outbreak of WW2.
- 12x Depth Charges
- Highly detailed, modelled from plans and photographic reference.
- Each Charge is printed in 2 halfs so that the top and bottom (detail sides) don't have any contact with the wax support material for extra detail and smoothness.
- Requires the 2 halfs assembling (Timer End and Primer End), one half has guide printed to make as easy as possible.
The 1939 standard with 290lb (132kg) amatol charge and total weight 420lb (191kg). The initial sinking speed was 7f/s (2.1m/s) with termianl velocity 9.9f/s (3.0m/s) reached at 250ft (76m) or almost at once from a DC thrower.
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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