Mil - Shapeways Gray PA12

This article was published Sep 13, 2019.

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Prepared a 54mm (1:32) scale version of the Carolean 3-pdr cannon a while ago, including uploading to Shapeways. Doing so I noticed they added a new material called "Gray PA12" which was supposed to be like FUD but not so brittle. At least I was hoping soo.. I ordered a copy which arrived today, but as you can see it is more like a very expensive WSF material... Yes, not so brittle, but even worse surface then WSF. Sad, it "could" have been a nice development..

Shapeways changed name of there materials several times, very confusing. WSF is today called "White Natural Versatile Plastic" and FUD is called "Smooth Fine Detail Plastic", but the short names live on among those who are familiar with Shapeways.

BUT, I really like this scale proportions! If I had a resin printer now I would defiantly go for this scale! Only a matter of time before I go that route. Gathering all I can find about it on both forums and the net in general now.

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