But the most elusive item has been finding Pucara ground attack aircraft. Originally I was going to try and find a 1/72 scale model, but since I have moved to 1/144 scale for modern fixed wing aircraft I have opted to use a model produced by 3D printing.
|This is how it shipped from the Netherlands to NZ. Of course it was in a bag surrounded by bubblewrap!|
I ordered them here from Shapeways - a site that contains quite a great deal of interesting items for gamers. I am sure that i will be purchasing more items from them in the future.
|I ordered two as I figured it was a useful number. One suffered a minor breakage of a broken prop blade.|
I also decided to purchase some ships to add into my existing 1/1800 scale fleet. I decided that this time I would get ships and boats that would increase the amphibious capability of my US fleet.
|Two Bayfield class APAs. Both models still have runners attached that are not part of the finished model.|
I don't think my photos give justice to the detail of these models, nor how hardy the material they are printed out of actually is.
|12 LCIs still attached to their runner.|
|The view underneath showing the runner frame.|
|LCVPs - four bases of two craft. APAs included to give a sense of scale.|
|The various models - all 1:1800 scale with a 20mm square GW base to give an idea of actual model size.|
I am very happy with my purchases from Shapeways and will be looking to put them up on the tabletop soon.