This is a full-color 1:144 3D print
of Nieuport 17 N1977 of Sgt. Robert Soubiran of Escadrille N124, the Lafayette Escadrille. After joining the French Foreign Legion and being wounded in 1915, Soubiran transferred to the air service where he joined the Lafayette Escadrille. In October 1917 he scored his only air victory while protecting an observation balloon. This Nieuport 17 features both a synchronized Vickers and top-wing Lewis gun.
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:N17-Soubiran-1977-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 Nieuport 17 at https://shpws.me/SvHz
. Plane statistics and gaming information may be found at https://linen.miraheze.org/wiki/Nieuport_17
. Please see this notice for information about fixing slight warping of Shapeways prints: https://poeland.com/Shapeways/shapeways-warping.html