1/56 Scale German 8.8 cm/45 (3.46) SK L/45 Guns x2. Highly detailed parts, created from plans and many reference photos. Will require some assembly as parts have been printed to minimise wax support contact and maximise detail. Was used on many German WW1 Warships , please check your reference.
- Set Contains 2 Mounts
- Rivets, Hex Bolts, Handwheels, Sighting, Elevation and Training Mechanisms
- Barrel is printed separately and can be elevated as desired up to maximum of 25º
- The Guns come in 2 Parts and will require some assembly: 1x Mount and 1x Barrel
A series of weapons with similar performance that were used as anti-torpedo boat guns on pre-dreadnoughts, main guns on torpedo boats and destroyers and later developed into Germany's first AAA gun. The Flak L/45 was also used to replace some of the 8.8 cm/35 anti-torpedo boat guns
on older warships.
During the 1920s these guns were used as an interim measure on the Panzerschiffe Deutschland and on light cruisers until the new 8.8 cm/76 SK C/32 gun
was available, with most ships being refitted by 1939.
During the 1930s surviving guns were modified to take the same ammunition as was used in the 8.8 cm/45 (3.4") SK C/30
and then had the same performance as did that gun.
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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