1/100 Scale German
15cm/45 (5.9") SK L/45 Gun x1. This is a highly detailed part modelled using plans and many reference photographs. Used by numerous German Naval vessels in WW1 and WW2. Model comes in 3 parts (Shield, Mount and Barrel) for ease of painting and to allow the modeller to elevate the Barrel as desired.
- 1x Mounting
- Highly detailed and accurate parts, modelled from plans and photographic reference.
- Barrel and mount is printed separately for maximum detail and can be elevated as desired
- details include Hex nuts, accurate Rivet placement, Sighting ports, Handwheels, Operators Chairs
- All apparatus is included: Sighting, Training and Elevation
A good, reliable weapon used as secondary armament on battleships and battlecruisers as well as on most cruisers built during World War I. Some pre-war cruisers were rearmed with these weapons during the war.
In the 1920s, this weapon was used to arm the Light Cruiser Emden. During the Second World War, it was notable for equipping some of the famous merchant raiders and was used in coastal artillery batteries.
Constructed of A tube and two layers of hoops. Used the Krupp horizontal sliding wedge breech block.
All German 15 cm guns had an actual bore diameter of 14.91 cm (5.87 in).
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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