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fred oliver Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member02 Jan 2013 3:50 p.m. PST

Shapeways recently released 1/285-scale models of the Curtiss O-52 Owl and North American O-47 observation aircraft. They're beautiful models, with excellent surface detail. They were produced by the hundreds for the US Army Air Corps in the late 'thirties. One of the two (although I forget which one) was used by the Soviets in early WWII.

Personal logo Dom Skelton Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Jan 2013 4:59 p.m. PST

It was the Owl that was supplied lend-lease, surprisingly late on ('42-'43 iirc) although only a couple of dozen were shipped.

Personal logo Sergeant Paper Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2013 5:13 p.m. PST

Shapeways? What's the actual vendor's name?

Allen5702 Jan 2013 7:55 p.m. PST

I would be interested if in 1/600 scale.

Al

Personal logo Sergeant Paper Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2013 10:32 p.m. PST

Made by Kampfflieger:
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Phil Gray06 Jan 2013 1:43 p.m. PST

ooohhh

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Phil Gray06 Jan 2013 1:55 p.m. PST

and ooohh

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and ooh some more

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fred oliver Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member05 Feb 2013 8:33 a.m. PST

My latest order from Shapeways included two new USAAC aircraft of the 'thirties: the Boeing B-9 and the Bell FM Airacuda bomber destroyer. They're beautiful models and should look great when painted in blue and yellow or shiny aluminum. Both were designed by der Kampfflieger and you'll find pictures on the Shapeways website. Although they're in frosted ultra detail (FUD) material, they have neither struts nor extended landing gear, so breakage shouldn't be a problem.

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