As the F.E.2b grew older, it could no longer fulfill the roles it served in 1916 in later 1917 and in 1918 it was converted to a night bomber. This extended its service lifetime and made it one of the longest-serving planes of the war. This is a full-color 1:144 3D print
of R.A.F. F.E.2b A852 of №100 Squadron, with crew L.G. Taylor and F.E. LeFevre. A852 was captured and photographed after coming down after a long-range night bombing mission. It is finished in lamp-black except for the top wing upper surface and various metal pieces in dark gray. Only the front Lewis gun was carried, and the model shows the plane laden with a 230lb bomb and racks of 20lb Cooper bombs.
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:RAFFE2b-A852-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. The "Matte HDFC" choice means 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. F.E.2b at https://shpws.me/SnPt
. Plane statistics and gaming information may be found at https://linen.miraheze.org/wiki/R.A.F._F.E.2b
. Please see this notice for information about fixing slight warping of Shapeways prints: https://poeland.com/Shapeways/shapeways-warping.html