Perhaps the most seaworthy flying boat ever built, the elegant tri-motor Dornier Do 24 served with both the Allied and Axis forces in very different parts of the globe during World War II, garnering an excellent reputation along the way. The Do 24 was the Netherlands Navy's principle aerial asset during the Japanese invasion of the East Indies. While the survivors of that ordeal served in the Australian Air Force, production continued in occupied Holland and France and the Do 24 equipped the German Air-Sea Rescue service, whose crews loved and respected the machine. The type witnessed the rise and fall of the Luftwaffe over all the European seas, took part in the desperate evacuations of Wehrmacht troops on the Baltic in the face of the overwhelming Soviet advance and continued in service in Spain as late as 1969! 279 Do 24s of all variants were built.
The set of 3D printed models offered here actually includes two different models - one of the "full-hull" flying boat AND a waterline model that simulates the aircraft as it would appear in the water. We've posted high resolution photos so you can judge the quality for yourself. While photography of these little gems is a challenge for our equipment and limited skills, check out the well proportioned model including the fuselage with detailed cockpit, nose, dorsal and tail gun turrets; the twin tail assembly; the wings with the engine nacelles and the delicate struts.
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.