1/700 Martin PBM-3D/5 Mariner - (x2) 3D Printed

The PBM Mariner is one of the least well known patrol aircraft of World War II, yet it was also one of the most successful. They would be credited with sinking at least ten U-boats by the end of the war and were also used extensively in the Pacific, operating from sea tenders and from bases in the South West Pacific, Saipan, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. In addition to the bomber role, these flying boats were used for forward patrol (reconnaissance), transport and rescue operations (Dumbo Missions). In the forward patrol role, the PBMs were based entirely on seaplane tenders to create floating bases near the attacking amphibious assault forces and they saw action in all of the major offensive campaigns in the Pacific.

This set actually includes two different models -= (1x) full hull, in flight and (1x) waterline model which simulates the aircraft in the water. These 3D printed models require no assembly but compare favorably with injection molded kits and exceed the detail of most comparable resin and white metal models by a good measure.

Although the surfaces are not perfectly smooth (3D printing is done in layers), the plastic used can be sanded and painted much the same way you would handle resin or styrene.

NOTE: While we currently maintain limited inventories of most items, some items may be "printed on demand", which usually requires 10-15 business days from order to shipment.


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