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Yellow Admiral07 Jun 2019 8:49 p.m. PST

I want at least twelve 1/200 scale miniatures of the French Dewotine D.520. I only know of one 1/200 scale model of it: link

Unfortunately, the price of these on Shapeways has gone from painful to unimaginable, unless I get them made in the crappy base-line material with the grainy texture. I'm looking for any other manufacturer that makes this plane. Does anyone know of one?

- Ix

Sgt Slag07 Jun 2019 9:16 p.m. PST

I purchased a 1/144 scale, Russian Ilya Muromets plane, in the "crappy base-line material", around 2010. It is the world's first strategic bomber, from WW I. I painted mine with "crappy" craft paints, and it looks fine at arm's length -- the model is about 4" in wingspan, and around 3" in length, so it is not small, by any means. Maybe buy one Dewotine D.520, as a test, and move forward from there? The crappy baseline model from Shapeways will likely be head and shoulders above anything you could print on a home-user's 3D printer… Cheers!

keithbarker08 Jun 2019 12:23 a.m. PST

I got mine from Wings of War / Wings of Glory but as they come painted they are probably more expensive than shapeways.

BTW if you are doing a google search, try spelling with an exta i "Dewoitine"

//Keith

Lion in the Stars08 Jun 2019 1:08 p.m. PST

I think you're looking at the Shapeways FUD/Smooth Fine Detail version, it's half the cost of the Wings of Glory D.520 on evilBay(!).

If you get the White Natural Versatile plastic version from Shapeways, give it an acetone wash before painting to smooth the bumps.

Yellow Admiral08 Jun 2019 7:03 p.m. PST

I hadn't heard that acetone smoothed the surface of the grainy white stuff. Thanks, that's good to know.

After Keith's comment above, I did go looking for WoW D.520s, and I wish I'd know about them while they were in production. They look pretty nice and I'd be happy to have 4 each of the different paint jobs with French markings, but they are indeed expensive now.

- Ix

Yellow Admiral09 Aug 2019 8:07 p.m. PST

This story took a couple unexpected turns, and just reached it's end.

A local friend found a file to print these on his 3D printer, and made me a dozen of them, totally free of charge.

I contacted Kevin at miscmini.com to ask if he could paint and decal them before mid-August, and he said yes, so I had the planes shipped straight to him to save time. I never even saw them in the raw plastic.

They just arrived a couple days ago. Kevin did his usual awesome job, which you can almost tell in my crappy photo below.

These will be going on the table for the first time in a few weeks, to help defend the skies over Casablanca during Operation Torch in 1942.

- Ix

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