Thursday, January 06, 2011

1/144 Small Scale Models - Shapeways

Small Scale Model have increased thier range of 1/144 Kits and Accessories manufactured and distributed via the increasingly popular Shapeways system of 3D Printing.

Working from Brazil, you will notice a recurring theme in the refelcted in the selection of the model items that have been produced by the Small Scale Model shop. Many are products that are used by the Brazilian armed forces, or are manufactured in Brazil and sold to other Armed forces around the world. It is probably true to say that the part played by Brazil in world arms sales is pretty much overshadowed by the 'big 5' countries that supply military equipment

The aircraft currently come with solid canopies that can be used to generate "push-form" canopies, or just painted. Alternatively, Opaque semi transparent canopies can be purchased at the time of ordering.

SSM has produced, the following 1/144 Aircraft:
Aermacchi Macchi MB-326
EMBRAER EMB 314 Super Tucano (also named ALX or A-29)
(Some F-15 Parts are also available)

and 1/144 Armour:
EE-11 Urutu - Armoured Personell Carrier

Other 1/144:
Airport Luggage Tractor & Trailer

There also appear possible plans to to produce:
Yak-38 Forger
Eurocopter AS350

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