1/700 Scale Modern Russian T-72A Main Battle Tank.
Contains 10 highly detailed tanks.
T-72A Main Battle Tank
- 10x T-72A Main Battle Tanks
is a Soviet second-generation main battle tank
that entered production in 1971.
About 20,000 T-72 tanks were built,
making it one of the most widely produced post–World War II
tanks, second only to the T-54/55
family. The T-72 was widely exported and saw service in 40 countries and in numerous conflicts.
The T72A variant has an Added laser rangefinder
and electronic fire control
, turret front and top being heavily reinforced with composite armour
(nicknamed Dolly Parton
by US intelligence), provisions for mounting reactive armor, smoke grenade launchers, flipper armour mount on front mudguards, internal changes.
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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