This is a full-color 1:144 3D print
of a Salmson 2 of 1st Aero Squadron, USAS, as flown by Lt. William P. Erwin and Byrne V. Baucom. Erwin was America's two-seater Ace of Aces, with eight recognized victories and another claimed, spread among three different observers. The white cowl rings and forty-eight star flags are unit markings. 705 Salmson 2's were purchased by the Americans, and 557 made it to the front lines, making it the most important two-seater in the US war effort.
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:Sal2-Erwin-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 print is spray-coated in the factory, and the difference is fairly 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 Bristol F.2B at https://shpws.me/RWDJ
. Plane statistics and gaming information may be found at https://linen.miraheze.org/wiki/Salmson_2
. Please see this notice for information about fixing slight warping of Shapeways prints: https://poeland.com/Shapeways/shapeways-warping.html