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3d printed models on shapeways

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Prospero Quevedo, Apr 4, 2021.

  1. Prospero Quevedo

    Prospero Quevedo Active Member

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    Checking out shapeways had some interesting models but way too expensive. Saw a Grumman goose one of my wanted aircraft, but for a hundred bucks I'll scratch build one. A lot of stuff was high price. Many of the models were not very good looking and lots were digital pics of what the model was supposed to look like, hell all models look great in art work. Going to try and find out if he's really producing any and will send me actual pictures. A hundred dollars I could get like ,20 kits from ftoys. Saw they have several new collector sets, centurion, Stalin 3, and chi nu in a set and another with 38t, panzer IV d, and m3 Lee the only thing new in this set is the Lee, the others have been out by others, wish they had done the grant as part of the series. More zero sets like I don't have enough bandai, takara- tomy, ftoys, sweet, think I may have about twenty zeros already as many collector sets included one each set having ten, three different subjects with three standard schemes and then one to three specials to round off to ten. One more shelf and storage rack and I should be all reorganized. Hope I can be as motivated as yesterday but feeling a bit tired and cold the temperature has dropped this morning.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    "The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys." (Just got a 1963 Chevrolet convertible appraised.)
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Regarding 3D printed models, I would buy a few and not open them or remove the shrink-wrap. Then sit back and wait for the companies to prove themselves or fall by the wayside. "Be hasty slowly."
     
  4. Prospero Quevedo

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    You kill me, so your saying to preserve the kit as pristine condition so it might get a hefty price. Exactly why I bought three collector sets of the panthers from can do. I figured I would get at least one special per box, the panther F. The average per kit came to 3.50-4.50 per model. I kept the, Fs in storage for about a year sold one at a collector show for 25, then auctioned one on eBay started at twenty final bid 75.50. Keeping the third for myself. Want to rework a Takara chassis to the last production type as the panther set was by Can do and not as crisp in detail. I have a pic of an F with the late style exhaust that looks like canister's and had a slight change to the engine grates. Anyway should be fun I had about forty or more sold half. Got lots for kit bashing maybe a recovery one and whatever else that looks interesting.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    You have a sharp eye. :salute:
     

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