I saw the printed model at Paul's home at the last NorCal SMSC meeting. I can verify that this particular model was a kit, with, as Kevin says, the parts included on "sprues" inside the hollow hull. Paul did an amazing job with this model, and I am, as always, highly awed with his work!
The Andrews Shipyard
: Couldn't the masts be printed separately? I've
: completed a number of Shapeways printed
: models from various makers where parts were
: printed separately. The Fort Drum I'm
: working on has the turrets, crane, and some
: other small parts *inside* the main casting
: sort of on 'sprues'. Not sure how this is
: done but it appears to work well.
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