This model is only available from Shapeways. The mast cannot be printed in gray resin. Click here to buy this model from Shapeways. For answers to printing and shipping questions about this model, please contact Shapeways' customer service.
Recommended to help build any Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, except USS Ticonderoga CG-47 and USS Yorktown CG-48, from:
- Cyber Hobby 1/350 scale USS Yorktown CG-48 & Russian Alfa
- Dragon 1/350 scale USS Ticonderoga CG-47
- Dragon 1/350 scale USS Bunker Hill CG-52
- Dragon 1/350 scale USS Mobile Bay CG-53
- Italeri 1/350 scale USS Gettysburg CG-64
- Revell 1/350 scale USS Valley Forge CG-50
- Shanghai Dragon 1/350 scale USS Ticonderoga CG-47
- Shanghai Dragon 1/350 scale USS Mobile Bay CG-53
- and more!
Notice: this model is not suitable for the first two ships of the class, USS Ticonderoga CG-47 and USS Yorktown CG-48. Those two ships had quadruped masts, not tripod masts. Check your references to know if this model is a good match for the ship you are modeling.
This fully assembled model represents the large tripod mast of modern Ticonderoga CG-47 class guided missile cruisers of the US Navy. This detailed mast is intended as a direct replacement for Dragon/Cyber Hobby/Italeri/Revell 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class model kits' parts D26, E1, F28, F29, F32, and F44.
Carefully remove and discard the reinforcing sprue at the mast's bottom. A simple cuticle cutter may work best.
A detailed pilot house with open windows is available separately.
Advice for correcting warped parts: Warped parts are caused by the presence of uncured microscopic bits of resin within the parts, a normal characteristic of Shapeways' 3D printing. To correct the warp, fix the warped part(s) of the mast to a flat surface with clear plastic or clear tape being careful to gently position the bent parts in the desired, straight position. Then expose the mast to direct sunlight or a UV lamp for a few hours in order to fully harden any bits of liquid resin present. When released from the tape or clear plastic, the now fully hardened parts should retain their straight shape. Ultra violet light hardens the resin, not heat.
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