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    Hey shipmates, I just found these 1/1000 scale ships free on thingyverse.com

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    Thanks! I haven't seen these before. With Thingiverse you often get very generic or fantasy style ships.

    I like the included pdf templates for paper sails.

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    You are welcome Eric. They are pretty generic but not too bad, considering they are free. Name:  20221004_084844.jpg
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    I'm a modeler from way back but this whole 3D printing thing is still very new to me. The file for the ships is free but I assume we'd either need to own a 3D printer or else find someone who can print them for us, correct? Does anyone know of any places that would print them? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KirkH View Post
    I'm a modeler from way back but this whole 3D printing thing is still very new to me. The file for the ships is free but I assume we'd either need to own a 3D printer or else find someone who can print them for us, correct? Does anyone know of any places that would print them? Thanks.
    I think you can get them printed on Thingyverse. There is also Shapeways. Here is a list of printers:

    https://www.wargaming3d.com/licensed...rint-services/

    Also a helpful article:

    https://www.wargaming3d.com/2018/11/...tions-for-you/

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    Another freebie, Commerce de Marseille 1788, this one from PC Model Yard. They also do ACW vessels.

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    The first models I printed a few years back. I wasn't that pleased.

    That version of Commerce de Marseille 1788 is really good. Sadly ports are closed, but it's great for free.

    Turner miniatures, from Henry Turner, together with Mann-O-War, from Simon Mann, are so worth the price.

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    I am also very satisfied with the quality of the prints (resin printer Aleego Mars 3). Unfortunately, not all models are available in the finished 1:1000 scale. As a result, a few details are too small due to their own scaling.
    But these are just small things.

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    When printing larger models at smaller sizes you can play with 'expansion' of details - I print on an FDM printer and have successfully printed 'in scale' models from 1:72 to 1:700 scale at scales of 1:333, 1:1000 and 1:2743 (9ft=1mm) by playing with the scaling factor, contracting by half the extrusion width overall (on the scaling tab) and then adding this lost size back as horizontal expansion to prevent thin walls being extinguished when scaling down.

    Very large changes in scale are feasible if models are to be printed in one piece and moveable joints/parts are not required to mate correctly from distinct parts. I could do even more radical changes with a finer nozzle than the 'stock' 0.4mm one which was shipped with the printer. Results are 'FDM', with some visible layer lines, and not terribly good vertical 'rods', but a tilting of the model to make verticals or (nearly but not quite) horizontals at roughly 45 degrees to thicken top surfaces and increase the area of each section of a vertical rod does help with many types of print.

    Previewing the print job and tweaking until it looks good on screen saves a lot of time, energy and filament (and presumably also resin, time and screen life for the resin printers).

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    OK.
    I'll take my time and look at the "Chitubox Pro" slicer program again. Maybe I can make some adjustments there. Thanks very much!

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