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No 3-D printed model of 1861 Gloire on Shapeways or WTJ
Posted by DavidO on 7/29/2021, 8:52 am, in reply to "Re: Gloire
However, Matt Lawson of Brown Water Navy has done some very nice ships of this era (look in his shop on Shapeways, at his Turkish and Russian ironclads for example), and he does take requests for future models to add to his line. Although they may not appear in his line immediately - he is quite busy and he has a regular job in addition to designing 3-D models.
In my opinion, the best Gloire is the one produced by Oliver Maertin as OPT - 7. Outstanding and still available from him direct. Next would be the Skytrex one, listed in Sammelhafen as a Triton. Lots of them on the second hand market but OOP according to my info. The Helvetia Gloire is last, quality-wise, but by far the rarest, so quite high on the second hand market.
There may also be one on either Shapeways or WTJ as a 3-D printed model. I'll check and report back.
Gentleman, Whilst preparing for my presentation HMS Warrior vs USN Intervention 1861 (a success), I noted I didn't have a good miniature of the above French Ironclad.
Who makes a real good one? - as everybody's going to be looking at it closely - like the others displayed.
Please post a photo or two of yours with details.
My sequel presentation will be Intervention: France vs USA/USN, via Mexico 1861. Thanks