And don't worry about how the bits are arranged because when you have multiple parts like this, Shapeways position each one separately on the printer face. The big issue is about orientation in the printer since height is now very heavily penalized and material needed to support the model during printing is charged for. (Shapeways are supposed to be providing a tool to allow designers to change orientation, but it is not here yet...) The net effect is that for airships generally the pricing changes in FUD have been almost entirely bad.
: Lovely Looking aircraft there Derek, I've
: always had a soft spot for the Clipper
: Just one small note on the recent shapoeways
: FUD material pricing changes - If you
: arrange the models side by side that should
: drop the price as the space between the
: wings is considered as used machine space.
: The pricing changes as a whole for FUD were
: mostly good - Biplanes went up slightly,
: monoplanes down and FUD ship models almost
: halved in price!
: --Previous Message--
: The fabulous Boeing Model 314 is now in my
: CLASSIC AIRSHIPS shop in a choice of
: scales: 1/1250th and 1/1200th, 1/700th and
: 1/600th, 1/285th.
: In 1/1250th I have opted once again to
: provide a three piece set including the
: complete, "in flight" model, a
: separate beaching trolley and a waterline
: model. The waterline model features open
: doors and hatches - but you'll need your
: glasses on to see them!
: My range of flying boats already includes
: the Dornier DoX, the Short Empire, the
: Sikorsky S42 and the Martin JRM1 Mars.
: Here is the set in "Frosted Extreme
: Detail" plastic...
: The Boeing B-314 clipper is widely regarded
: at the summit of flying boat technology. It
: inaugurated the world’s first transatlantic
: heavier-than-air service, and carried
: passengers and cargo around the globe in the
: 1930’s and 1940’s.
: Large, luxurious, and reliable — and with
: an astounding range of 3,500 statute miles —
: the B-314 made intercontinental passenger
: airline service a practical reality.
: ... extract from clipperflyingboats.com
: which is essential reading for anyone
: interested in flying boats and in
: particular, the Pan Am fleet.
: Happy modelling everyone!