Materials: Almost all my models are supposed to be printed in Fine Detail Plastic, but because they are usually meant to be game pieces i also have an eye on stability. This means they often also meet the requirements for Versatile Plastic too and because many ask for this material due to its lower price, i also make the models available in this material. But when printed in Versatile Plastic they lose a lot of details, especially when you order any kind of processed/polished versions which will erase even more details from the surface.
Prices: On Oct. 22, 2018 Shapeways has released new (higher) prices. Products in the shop at this time keep their old, lower prices until the end of 2018. New items now have a minimum price of $7.50/part for Detail Plastic and $5/part for Versatile Plastic. I usually add $1-2 to each item to cover the licence fees of the programs I have running to create these items as also to pay for my own prints. So, if you stumble across an Item in my shop that is just $1-$2 above these minimum prices, there is a good chance this ship can be made cheaper by combining this with other ships on a sprue to create one big part and get rid of the per part minimum. However, building a sprue for your custom order is a lot of work for me, so I will have to add an addition $1 for each ship in this set. Just PM me your list of ships you want to order and I will see what I can do.
Ships with prices well above those minimums theoretically also can be made cheaper by about $2, but as written before i will have to charge $1 for myself, thus reducing your saving to $1/per ship. On the other hand a sprue increases the risk of the whole order being rejected by Shapeways because of weak geometry. For them a broken sprue is like a broken product. Also, you have to deal with the sprue attached to your model with at least 2mm in diameter in at least two places. So I would rater recommend ordering these individually.
Custom Requests: I can resize any of my ships to almost any size/scale you need. Just tell me what ship you want and the length/scale it should be. For some of my ships I don't have an original length, so if you want a specific scale you also have to tell me how long you think the original ship is in “reality”.
Due to the current price structure it is not economically to buy very small ships, usually small scales like 1/15000 or 1/20000 as singles. So I do not have all of them listed individually but when you send me a list I can make a sprue with each of your wants on it to cut the cost down to a reasonable price.
Attack Wing: I also can add a socket for the “Star Trek: Attack Wing” tabletop game to any of my models or provide a version without it if you need it. Just PM me about this. The small Attack Wing socket is a D-shaped hole with a diameter of about 2mm and does fit to any of the commercially available bases and pegs for Star Trek: Attack Wing, Star Wars: X-Wing and Dungeons&Dragons: Attack Wing. To provide a tight fit, my socket is purposely designed with little to no clearance. TIP: Always clean out the hole from remaining wax (Detail Plastic) or powder (Versatile Plastic) as good as you can. If it still does not fit onto the pin of the peg without having to use too much force, use a sharp blade to “scrape” the pin a bit thinner. Hold the blade as you would cut off the pin at its base and then move it sideways to peel off a small layer of plastic from the pin. Repeat this in a circle around the pin until it fits perfectly.
Last but not least, have fun with the ships. I also allways apreciate if you post pictures in the comment sections of the listings. Also let me and others know what you found good abut your print and what not.
Make it so.