1/200 Martin Mauler (x2)

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1/200 Martin Mauler (x2)

Postby kampfflieger » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:08 pm

Martin AM-1 Mauler available from shapeways: http://shpws.me/npjZ

Two models in kit.

The Martin AM Mauler (originally BTM) was a shipboard attack aircraft of the United States Navy. Designed during World War II, the Mauler encountered production delays and did not enter service until March 1948. A total of 151 aircraft were built, remaining in front line service only until 1950, when the Navy standardized on the smaller and simpler Douglas AD Skyraider. Maulers remained in reserve squadrons until 1953. In service the Mauler earned the nickname "Able Mable" because of its remarkable load carrying ability, once lifting a 14,179 lb useful load, including 10,689 lbs of ordnance, perhaps the heaviest load ever carried by a single-engine piston-powered aircraft.

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Re: 1/200 Martin Mauler (x2)

Postby grwebster » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:35 pm

could you show a real, actual photo of the finished model so I can get an idea of how it looks?
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Re: 1/200 Martin Mauler (x2)

Postby kampfflieger » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:06 am

grwebster wrote:could you show a real, actual photo of the finished model so I can get an idea of how it looks?


Unfortunately no, sorry.
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Re: 1/200 Martin Mauler (x2)

Postby grwebster » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:26 am

unfortunate, indeed. How can anyone judge the quality and definition?
Interesting just the same. Thanks
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Re: 1/200 Martin Mauler (x2)

Postby kampfflieger » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:29 am

You could read this: http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/showth ... F-P-and-FD to know how Shapeways models looks.
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Re: 1/200 Martin Mauler (x2)

Postby grwebster » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:49 am

Thanks, interesting site for modelers
But I see most of the posters are not impressed with the results. They should do larger WW2 aircraft like multi-engine bombers and not tiny WW1 biplanes with struts and perhaps then, with a lot of finishing they could be presentable. Rudder and elevator will still be too thick, though.

Or you guys should try bigger scales like 1/144.
What does one of those biplanes cost, anyway?

I find them too thick to be acceptable in a collection of 1/200 models. Perhaps later the technology will improve and the minimum material depth will be lessened?
Frankly, the current metal 1/200 chinese mass produced aircraft are the finest I have ever seen, especially the polished ones. Hogan and the others do superb work.
But they are not cheap. And its doubtful any buyer will ever get back his costs down the road when he wants to sell, as they must make 10s of thousands of each one, no?

Just my opinion.
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Re: 1/200 Martin Mauler (x2)

Postby kampfflieger » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:52 am

Yes, now 3D printing is far from perfect. But this models are cheap enough for wargamers.
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Re: 1/200 Martin Mauler (x2)

Postby grwebster » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:58 pm

so what is cheap? I keep asking but no one comes forth with any prices.
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Re: 1/200 Martin Mauler (x2)

Postby kampfflieger » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:12 pm

For example 1/144 WWI fighters costs 4-6 Euros per one.

1/200 Miles M.20 costs 6.85 Euros per two, Polikarpov I-152 in the same scale 5.88 Euros per two.

For more 1/200 wargame models you could check here: http://www.shapeways.com/shops/kampffli ... %2F200&s=0
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Re: 1/200 Martin Mauler (x2)

Postby grwebster » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:26 pm

thanks, that is good value for its purpose.
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