This is a full-color 1:144 3D print
of the SPAD VII S3173 of Capt. Charles J. Biddle of 103rd Aero Squadron. Attorney Charles Biddle joined the French air service in April 1917 and was assigned to SPA73, where he scored a victory flying a SPAD 13. He transferred to N124, which became the 103rd Aero Squadron under American command, where he flew this SPAD 7 and scored two victories. Later he was given command of the 13th Aero Squadron, where he scored five further kills. Biddle, like some French pilots, painted an oblique white triangle on the decking to throw off the perceptions of any enemy that got on his tail.
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:SPAD7-Biddle-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" 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 a SPAD 7 at https://shpws.me/Sod2
. Plane statistics and gaming information may be found at https://linen.miraheze.org/wiki/SPAD_7
. Please see this notice for information about fixing slight warping of Shapeways prints: https://poeland.com/Shapeways/shapeways-warping.html