: The first of a new range of keenly priced
: models are now in my CLASSIC AIRSHIPS shop
: at Shapeways. These are the 1/1250th WW1
: Zeppelin P-Type and the WW1 Zeppelin
: R-Type . Designed in "Strong and
: Flexible" (nylon) plastic they are only
: a little less crisply detailed than my
: original "Frosted Detail" models
: BUT, are well under half the price!
: Since Shapeways "restructured"
: their pricing back in the spring, I have
: turned to "Strong and Flexible" as
: the default material for all new models. It
: is tough and takes paint well and the
: textured surface seems to suit models of the
: fabric covered originals very well! Some
: smaller items will still be in the
: "Frosted Detail" material as and
: when the subject demands it, as indeed will
: all of my flying boats. But as time goes on
: I will try to introduce more affordable
: "Strong and Flexible" versions of
: the majority of my airship subjects.
: Happy modeling!
: Derek, at CLASSIC AIRSHIPS
: The R-Type and the P-Type out-of-the-box and
: unpainted (the display stands are not