This is a full-color 3D print
of Sopwith Snipe E8069 of Captain Thomas Charles Richmond Baker of №4 Squadron Australian Flying Corps. Baker began in the field artillery and transferred to the flying corps in autumn 1917. He arrived at the front in June 1918 and initially flew Camels before No. 4 was re-equipped with Snipes. He scored twelve air victories before he was shot down on 4 Nov 1918 by Karl Bolle of Jasta Boelcke. E8069 is an early-model Snipe with normal ailerons and the short fin.
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:SopSnipe-Baker-card.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" choice means the prints are spray-coated in the factory, and the difference with the coating 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 a Sopwith Snipe at https://shpws.me/SrNk
. Plane statistics and gaming information may be found at https://linen.miraheze.org/wiki/Sopwith_Snipe
. Please see this notice for information about fixing slight warping of Shapeways prints: https://poeland.com/Shapeways/shapeways-warping.html