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    Greetings Skysters! This is my 8th year working with Shapeways products, things have changed over the years for the better, here's what the elves are up to these days. The world of 3D printing need not be as complex and confusing as some of us old guys would think. It all starts with a need for planes no longer available or never available for our game. If you have joined the site in the past 5 years you know the pain and frustration of finding that rare mini without having to remortgage the house, again! Imagine a squadron of Fokker EIII's or half a dozen DH-2's, ah the old days! But it can happen for you today through the magic of Shapeways!

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    Looks fun, but how $ and how do you do them? Let's dream on . . . .

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    The first step is going to their site and entering the name of the aircraft (or item) into the search box. Don't forget to add the scale (WWI is 1/144" scale, WWII is 1/200" scale)

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    Do not be surprised at the number of items that may be available! 44K! Yikes!

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    Okay, now we have little images, I like to use the vendors from our group, Reduced Air Factory is excellent and often has pilots included in the plane!

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    Click on the selection and even more details and images appear . . .

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    The prices are incredible! Some vendors offer discounts when ordering sets so check out the fine details. Select, pay and send your order in! Did I mention they take PayPal? The 5 to 10 days waiting gives you time to read Part 2 . . .
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    That photo of all the painted aeroplanes is amazing!

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    Clipper, you continue to amaze! What a stable of Shapeways...
    I have a few assembled and unassembled versions of D.VIIs stowed away for when my repainting skills are a little better.

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    it would take me decades to paint that many aircraft lol.

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    It is amazing how fast the collection grows when your elves do them in multiples . . . these are from 4 years ago and does not include the WWII collection . . . What have we done@?!

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    What's worst is having as many planes, and not getting them painted
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    What's worst is having as many planes, and not getting them painted
    Karl
    Thanks for the guilt trip, Karl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Thanks for the guilt trip, Karl!
    Right there with you mate!
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    What's worst is having as many planes, and not getting them painted
    Karl


    or mech figures. or d n d minis etc.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by milcoll73 View Post
    or mech figures. or d n d minis etc.......
    Tanks......boxes of tanks.
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Tanks......boxes of tanks.
    yep those as well (though i must say ive done pretty well getting the ww1 ones painted).

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    Great post David!
    I really added to my collection with Shapeways & sourced aircraft that were not available & many that had not been made by Nexus or Ares such as BE 2's, Vickers Gunbus, Sopwith Pup plus "proper" Sopwith Triplanes & DH-2s & H-P 100's, Halberstadt D 11's before they came into production.

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
    Member Australian Society of WW1 Aero Historians



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