This is a full-color 1:144 3D print
of R.A.F. S.E.5a A'4853 of Capt. Frank O. Soden of №60 Squadron. Born in Canada, Soden moved to the U.K. as a child. Joining №60 Squadron in 1917, he scored 27 victories, the later ones with №41 Squadron, where he also flew S.E.5a's. For a brief time the S.E.5a's of №60 Squadron escaped the notice of upper command and were painted partially in bright colors.
No painting is necessary -- this model comes printed in full color, ready to use. It comes with an integral flight peg for mounting on game flight stands (not included), which can be carefully removed with a cutting tool, if desired. The peg is designed for a fairly tight fit; you can file it down slightly if you prefer a looser fit. The model does not come with a flight stand, maneuver deck, or plane card. You can find an unofficial plane card for this plane in this paint scheme at https://linen.miraheze.org/wiki/File:RAFSE5a-Soden.jpg
High-Definition Full Color has a smoother, satiny surface and deeper colors; Full Color Nylon 12 (MJF) makes a less expensive alternative, with a rougher, matte surface and less deep blacks. Both are robust materials and fine for gaming. Attached here is a picture that shows the difference between the surfaces. "Matte HDFC" and "Smooth FCN12" choices mean the prints are oversprayed in the factory, and the difference with the overspray is subtle. You can find more material photos and comparisons at https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/showthread.php?35581-Material-HDFC-vs-Full-Color-Nylon-12-(MJF)
If you are willing to prepare and paint models, you can find an inexpensive single-color print of an R.A.F. S.E.5a at https://shpws.me/SmT3
. Plane statistics and gaming information may be found at https://linen.miraheze.org/wiki/R.A.F._S.E.5a
. Please see this notice for information about fixing slight warping of Shapeways prints: https://poeland.com/Shapeways/shapeways-warping.html