This listing is for a scale model of the USN Gato Class Submarine.
Perfect for Wargaming, Axis and Allies: War at Sea, Victory at Sea, or dioramas of naval actions.
Our Model ships are printed in either .12 mm layer heights for FDM and .05 mm layer for resin to maximize the details. Resin colors are limited to Gray, White (Cures off white), Black, Clear Red, Clear Green, Clear Blue, or Yellow. We will contact you with current color choices if you order a color that is not available.
You can choose from the following scales:
- 1:1800 - 53 mm Length
- 1:1200 - 79 mm Length
- 1:2400 - 40 mm Length
- 1:3600 - 27 mm Length
The length figures above are listed in mm to give a closer estimate. All the figures are rounded to the nearest whole number. To convert to inches, divide the mm by 25.4.
These items are usually printed in either Gray, Black, or White. However, we offer a wide variety of colors please specify your color preference in the personalization text box. Some colors may require a few extra days to process.
We examine all of our items and will only send you the pieces that meet our standards.
All items are unpainted (unless otherwise stated) and will usually require some basic cleanup. This can be done with a hobby knife and/or high grit sandpaper. Due to the nature of FDM printing, which creates objects by melting plastic and applying it in layers on top of each other, there is layer lines. These are not really noticeable unless you examine the item in close detail. Additionally, through the cleanup, application of primer and paint, can in most cases hide these lines.
Resin Printing does not melt plastic like FDM printing. Instead a photo curable liquid resin is placed in a vat and an LCD screen /LED array at specific wavelength (405 NM), which solidifies the liquid resin in that spot. The build plate then moves up to the next layer height (.05 mm or 5 microns in this case) and the process repeats. Each reaction attaches the 'cured' resin in the previous layer. After the printing is completed, we wash the excess resin off in an alcohol bath, and then place the model on a turntable with curing lights for several hours to harden the material to its final form. Resin printing offers a much finer level of detail/resolution at a higher material and consumable cost.
These are printed in Polylactic Acid (PLA), which is different than most thermoplastic polymers in that it is derived from renewable resources like corn starch or sugar cane.
These are printed on demand for you. Orders will be printed and shipped in the order that they are received. If there are any delays, we will communicate with you the expected delivery date.
Source models are copyright Ghukek's Miniatures, provided as an officially licensed printer.
***Products in pictures are example pieces. As these are individually printed, there may be small variations***
3-5 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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Sep 24, 2022
Amazingly good model. Very crisp in 1/4800
Sep 18, 2022
Jul 18, 2022
Great product, thank you much!
Sep 13, 2021
Good quality, exactly what I needed.
Aug 24, 2021
Great products and fast shipping.