Roolz@hawke0 There is indeed a significant cost difference between hollowed and not (at least with today's shapeways costs structure). Anyway, I modified the parts to make the cleaning easier for Shapeways (added hidden escape holes).
Roolz@hawke0 Thanks for the feedback. The sphere is hollowed for cost reduction, making them solid would raise the cost significantly. Typically, most of the powder is removed by Shapeways during post-processing/cleaning (that was the case for my own bernals). But I'll see if I can modify the parts attachment (wire) and/or the parts themselves to make the post-processing easier.
Roolz@hawke0 Maybe I've been lucky. I got some Litko stands on 3D-printed parts and the holes only required minimal rework (re-drilling). It was similar for other flight brands I used (Hawk Wargames & Stuff4games). Thanks for the info anyway. I'll remove the "Litko" reference in the description :).
Roolz@hawke0 Sorry. You had simply a "not perfect" combination of manufacturing tolerances (3D print vs extruded acrylic). It can happen with any acrylic flight stand manufacturer (Litko, Hawk wargames, etc). Hence the note in the description.
Roolz@hawke0 True. Actually there are tolerances on the 3D-printed holes (depends on the batch) and on the flight stand pegs themselves (depends on the manufacturer and batch), so in some cases they can fit perfectly, in other cases it can be a bit tight. I went for the safer option regarding the holes diameter (i.e. it's easier to enlarge a bit the hole than to narrow it or thicken the peg :)).
Roolz@hawke0 As indicated in the description : The colonies are indented to be stackable on the factories. The factories are intended to be compatible with flight stands. Factories' chimney (where the colonies hole can go) has to take into account primer and paint layers thickness. Hence, the colony holes are slightly larger than the fatories' holes.
Roolz@Zebel Hi. I believe so. I just design my models, everything else (orders, manufacturing, shipping, etc.) is handled by Shapeways. Shipping cost and taxes vary depending on the destination country. You can see the shipping cost & taxes by placing items in your basket.