1/56 Scale Royal Navy Wasteney Smith Stockless Anchor 128cwt. Highly detailed model parts, modelled from the Norman Ough set of Anchor plans and using the size chart for accurate sizing. Used on many vessels across both World Wars, check your reference for correct anchor type. This size was used on HMS Dreadnought and similar sized vessels.
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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Painting tips and preparation
- Shank, Gravity Band, Bill, Anchor Ring,Fluke, Arm, Crown and Tripping Palm
- Anchor is printed in 4 parts: Locking Pin, 2x Arms and Shank Assembly. This is so modellers can hang Arms at desired angle
- Model is orientated to keep one side free of support wax.