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Re: USNS Comfort and Mercy on the move.
It only comes in the nylon white strong flexible material because it is too big for the printers that are used on the frosted detail material (current smooth fine detail material). With the pricing structure Shapeways started last year taking in to consideration the print time this model would be approaching $600 plus to $1000 even if the smooth fine detail printers could handle the size. Dutch Fleet did cut the Lewis and Clark in half so it could be printed in the better materials a couple of years ago. He was also going to do that to the AO Kaiser and the USNS Supply model, but he never did. May of not received enough orders for the revised L&C to warrant doing the others. I have asked him about the others a couple of times, but he has never answered me about them. He does keep doing new models however.
I think your model looks great! What print quality did you have it done in please?
The picture on Shapeways is my build. It was a easy rewarding build.
Pentagon is activating both ships by Presidential Order. Comfort heading for NYC and Mercy to West Coast.
For those who wish a model of USNS Mercy in 1/700, one is available on Shapeways. Red Cross decals are found on the evil site. Donít all retch that she is a printed model. She is a wee bit expensive but she is big and can be detailed nicely.
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