USS Dictator was laid down in 1862, and originally had the name Protector. Upon further consideration, the Navy decided that the ship needed a more aggressive sounding name, and so her name was changed to Dictator. She was built with two purposes in mind, speed and open sea travel. Unfortunately, numerous issues with her power plant prevented her from doing either of these things. She had a very short, uneventful because of this as well, serving during the final years of the Civil War, seeing no action, and after the war with the North Atlantic Fleet. Continuing to be plagued with engine issues, she was mothballed and sold for scrap in 1883.
This ship is modeled in 1/600 scale and can be printed using any resin or FDM printer. Ship comes with and without base.
When printing in FDM, some details may be too small to print with a stock 0.4mm nozzle.
This model is very large in comparison to other ships of the time, the model in 1/600 measures just over 6″ and is too large for resin printers such as the Elegoo Mars or Anycubic Photon. A split version of the model is provided in the purchase for those with conventional resin printers. The model can be printed as a single piece on larger printers such as the Elegoo Saturn, Anycubic Mono X, or FDM printer such as the Ender 3 or Prusa.
Included with this purchase is:
USS Dictator split
USS Dictator with base
USS Dictator split with base