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Swan-class ship sloop (14/16 gun) 1767-1815

by T1ckL35 Jun 1, 2019
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Very nice design, however after several attempts at 1/1200 I think the deck needs to be reworked at that scale to give clear holes for the masts. I had to use very thin wire heated up to make holes, as the holes had not appeared properly. That said, very nice lines on a ship that small.

Thanks and thanks for giving it a try, it is much appreciated. If you have any pictures it would be great to see them.

Apologies for the issue - I mentioned in the todo section that the holes are only currently set for the 1:700 scale model and need changing for the other scales. I think the 1:1200 one will definitely need a bit of deck simplifying so that some wire will fit between parts. I'll take a look whilst figuring out the sails :)

At some point in the future I'll also be look at programming an openscad version so you can specify the wire width required and it will then resize the hole accordingly. Baby steps at the minute though ;)

Here's a few photos. I'd just undercoated a batch, but you can see the difference in the masts on the Swan and the Arethusa. The ones in grey show the mast holes are lost in the deck detail. You can also see the varied quality as I tried a few different settings.

Thanks for showing. Is that with an FDM printer? If so I'm impressed it came out as such but can see the problems. I think I used 3 walls and similar or more for the top in the slicer at the bigger scales (as I can see the deck has printed out too thin on the grey coated one).

Yes they're on an Ender 3 Pro using PLA+, I played around with different thicknesses, and in the end used an 0.1 overlap and three top layers to stop the gaps in the deck.

and I thought I was pushing it at 1:700 or 1:900 on an Ender 3 - good work at getting it to print! :)

love it very nice, sails to come ?

Thanks, yes there will be variations of 3d printed ones like on the larger ships in the group photos. Until then this guide is a very good basis for getting some scratch built ones done: http://volsminiatures.blogspot.com/2013/04/scratch-building-11200-ship-masts.html?m=1

Great work! Very nice indeed.