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1/144 Albatros J.I

1/144 Albatros J.I 3d printed Miniatures Vehicles The actual print
The actual print
  • White

    White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.


One 1/144 scale Albatros J.I WWI ground-attack aeroplane with crew: an observer with a Parabellum machine gun and a pilot. -- The Albatros J.I was a 1918 aeroplane with an armored cockpit, supplementing the Junkers J.I and A.E.G. J.I in the ground attack and contact patrol role.


IN: 3.832 w x 3.832 d x 3.832 h
CM: 9.734 w x 6.182 d x 2.446 h


Well, I supplied a list to both Colinwe and Jagdfflieger that helped them fill in a lot of the gaps that were there when I discovered Shapeways. There are not a lot of glaring gaps I see left in WW1-- and JF has produced a whole lot of "made one or two but never flew in combat" planes because of that. But I'll give it some thought. Ares finally has Series 1 out but, given the quality I have seen, I think there is still a market for a good DR1. I do know there is a lot of dissatisfaction with Shapeways versions of some critically important planes, like the two I mentioned, the Bristol Fighter...
January 23, 2013, 11:59 pm
Thanks! For a while, I think I can avoid stepping on anyone else's turf by "filling in the gaps", eventually I'll run out. Then we'll see. By the way, that detail comes out a lot more evidently in FUD (Frosted Ultra Detail) than it does in WSF (White,Strong,Flexible). I have a FUD Junkers J.I in 1/144 that really pops.
January 23, 2013, 1:32 am
Man, I love your stuff. Have you thought about redoing the Fokker D7 and Dr1? Those were some of the first Shapeways models I think and they are not very good-- seem extremely prone to stepping and both would benefit from your detail.
January 22, 2013, 9:26 pm
Thanks, I'm just waiting on a test print of an updated observer's gun, to see if I need to thicken it further for reliable printing. Otherwise my copy came out well.
January 15, 2013, 2:43 am
Looking good. I hope to see it for sale.
January 14, 2013, 7:06 pm