1/160 (N) French Renault R35 (Char léger Modèle 1935 R) Light Tank x1. Highly detailed tank with moveable Turret and accurate Track detail. Comes in 4 parts: Hull, Turret and Wheels/Tracks for both sides. Some assembly will be required.
1x 1/160 (N) Scale French Renault R35 (Char léger Modèle 1935 R) Light Tank
The Renault R35
, an abbreviation of Char léger Modèle 1935 R
or R 35
, was a French light infantry tank
of the Second World War
Designed from 1933 onwards and produced from 1936, the type was intended as a infantry support light tank
, equipping autonomous tank battalions, that would be allocated to individual infantry divisions to assist them in executing offensive operations. To this end it was relatively well-armoured but slow and lacking a good antitank-capacity, fitted with a short 37 mm gun. At the outbreak of the war, the antitank-role was more emphasized leading to the development and eventual production from April 1940 of a subtype with a more powerful longer gun, the Renault R40
. It was planned to shift new production capacity to the manufacture of other, faster, types, but due to the defeat of France the R35/40 remained the most numerous French tank of the war, about 1685 vehicles having been produced by June 1940. At that moment it had also been exported to Poland
. For the remainder of the war Germany and its allies would use captured vehicles, some of them rebuilt into tank destroyers
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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