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Paul is correct, and...
...the owner of WTJ has lots of cool projects in store. He is looking for SLA vendors, but only if they can meet his criteria. It is great to see RP expanding its presence, and also to see producers who are willing to find the people they need to make quality products. A big step will come when an RP material is found that can capture thin, delicate shapes (tertiary guns, davits, cranes, etc.) while still being durable (and perhaps flexible). At present, the ersatz metal materials are not affordable or ductile enough to meet our needs. But these are early days, and one ponders the possibilities. I highly advocate WTJ products, and not merely because I have a large number of them. I know the owner is an innovator, and people like that are critical for the development of any hobby. Incidentally, Paul does great work, and that Jeanne D'Arc is a gem by any standard.
Here are two more of the War Times Journal SLA models I have just completed, the French armored cruiser JEANNE D'ARC and the U.S. armored cruiser BROOKLYN. Both are good, sharp castings. As you can see in the first photo these models need a little cleaning up, as they come with thin strings of plastic that were created during the production process. These are easily removed with an Xacto blade.
The finished model of BROOKLYN includes items I added: the pole upper mainmast and boom, pole upper foremast, small crane at the bow, and gun barrels on the aft superstructure. This model was easily finished, and should be no problem for someone with only minimal skills.
In the next photo you can see the WTJ model with the Navis model. Unfortunately there has never been an upgraded N version of the BROOKLYN, and this model is over 50 years old. The WTJ is definitely superior in detail, and the tumblehome is much more accurate than on the old Navis model.
Next is the JEANNE D'ARC. This makes up into a very fine model. Added parts by me are the pole masts, the boat davits, small anti-boat guns and a few other minor details.
By comparison here is the WTJ model with the Hai model.
Draw your own conclusions. I think that the WTJ model is a much sharper model, with no casting defects.