So I just finished painting 2 Jedi Interceptors at 1/270th scale from Shapeways designed by Mel_Miniatures.
Is this the future of miniature gaming?
However right now it is no replacement for plastic/resin models.
This model in Frosted Ultra Detail set me back around 11€,
which is a bit steep considering the level of detail and it's only 20mm long.
Here is a picture in it's raw state:
And with a black undercoat, to get a better view:
Closeup of the underneath before cleaning:
Cleaned with a white coat, to get a different view:
So basically it is a great way to get the basic shape of a model, but the level of details (the resolution so to speak) is not there yet compared to a plastic/resin model, even in the frosted ultra detail which is the best level of details you can get from Shapeways.
However I bet it would be a great way to create a main body for detailing in order to create a master for casting.