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I've not tried white detail personally but I have heard that black detail can be brittle. I've got an order coming up so may give it a try.

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I orderd latly a truck in WSF polished. And i was surprised. What a difference between the regular wsf and the polished material. I think it is so far the second best choice beside FUD.

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I think WSF polished is the way to go (better than FUD as there are NO lines/striations as they have been polished out) BUT it can't handle thin items and some of the original detail (like slightly raised ribs or exhaust stubs) are smudged or even lost.
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Checking out the Shapeways' site, it seems like WSF Polished is only around a dollar more than straight WSF. Definitely seems worth it. However, I also noted that many items didn't include "WSF Polished" as a materials option. For that matter, most items seem to only offer 4 material options. Is this simply a shortcut taken by Shapeways and all options are available, irrespective of the item selected? Or are you restricted to those options listed?
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The material tolerances are much bigger for WSF Polished. Shapeways check the models for small parts and may not offer the model with that option.

This automatic feature doesn't always work and if the shop owner knows some parts are too small then they can remove the material option too.
(Most of my aircraft would fail using WSF polished as the struts would be too thin)

The polishing also removes some surface detail so a shop owner may also remove it for that reason.

see:
http://www.shapeways.com/materials/stro ... guidelines

for the differences and comments.

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A small update on shapeways "White Detail" material.

It appears that the material guidelines are more restrictive than WSF, this indicates to me that while the material probably gives a better finish and surface detail it does not handle thin parts well - it is probably quite brittle.
Some models might get rejected if you select White detail even though they print ok with WSF.

Another option I'm trying now is to use FD instead of FUD which is priced a little higher than white detail but should handle the thinner parts.

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I've got a print of my I-16 using the FD material.

So far looks good. much finer than WSF and I suspect the "frosting" will hide the stepping that appears with FUD.
The material seems tough.

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I've washed it like FUD in very hot water and detergent and given it a first coat - looks quite smooth now. Photos to follow.
But definitely looks a good option. Less fuss than WSF and cheaper than FUD.

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Hi, all.

Now I´m designing german armored trains in four scales (1/72, 1/87, 1/148, 1/160). It´s april 2013 and i'm on it.

http://www.shapeways.com/model/1057778/ ... Box-search

I´m focused in 1/72, but if you are interested in tanks or scenography 1/144 from my objects, tell me.

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Hi all.

My BP-42 german world war two armored train keep on growing in shapeways:

http://www.shapeways.com/model/1114978/ ... =my-models
http://www.shapeways.com/model/1115055/ ... =my-models
http://www.shapeways.com/model/1104486/ ... =my-models
http://www.shapeways.com/model/1113390/ ... =my-models
http://www.shapeways.com/model/1057778/ ... =my-models

The first printed models on 1/148 came to home, and I´m very pleased with the detail level (the locomotive is a dream in that scale!).

You can see the photos of my printed models in the shapeways page.

I´m working to complete it, but I want to begin my soviet bronepoesd WWII trains shortly.

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Some photos:
G-Wagen 1/72
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1/148 loco and both tenders
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1/148 G-Wagen, two of them
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some views of the 1/148 loco
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1/148 center of the BP-42 panzerzug
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