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Offline Arteis

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Building report on two new 3D-printed pirate ships
« on: March 10, 2018, 11:37:49 PM »
Printable Scenery have just launched a new Kickstarter called 'The Lost Islands', for a range of 3D-printable fantasy pirate scenery and ships: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/printablescenery/the-lost-islands-3d-printable-terrain-for-rpg-and
 
I was lucky enough to be asked to build a couple of their new ship models to be photographed for their publicity material. Here is my story on my blog about making the two ships: https://arteis.wordpress.com/2018/03/11/fantastic-new-3d-printed-pirate-ships/

Here's a couple of photos - plenty more on my blog as above:





And, what's more, the models actually float!



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Re: Building report on two new 3D-printed pirate ships
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 12:16:08 AM »
My internal monologue...
"eh, I doubt it's very cost effective to print such big models."

They float.
"HOLY CRAP GET THE PRINTER FIRED UP AND BRING ME MY TRUNKS!"

 lol
never trust a horse, they make a commitment to shoes that no animal should make.

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Offline Arteis

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Re: Building report on two new 3D-printed pirate ships
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 03:55:17 AM »
Wargaming in the pool. Imagine if the ships were moored to weights on the bottom of the pool to keep them in place.  Then for moving, you just shift the weights.  A ship suffering damage would have its mooring line shortened slightly so it looks like it is listing or taking on water.  Hmm ...

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Re: Building report on two new 3D-printed pirate ships
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 10:41:53 AM »
Wargaming in the pool. Imagine if the ships were moored to weights on the bottom of the pool to keep them in place.  Then for moving, you just shift the weights.  A ship suffering damage would have its mooring line shortened slightly so it looks like it is listing or taking on water.  Hmm ...

That is the EXACT system I thought of as a kid, but my plan was to use polystyrene ships and airfix toy soldiers to avoid chlorine damage.

Offline ichwillauch

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Re: Building report on two new 3D-printed pirate ships
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2018, 05:47:27 PM »
Both ships and the rest of the Kickstarter are looking really good, especially I like the small sloop (and the pool)

Offline Mako

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Re: Building report on two new 3D-printed pirate ships
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2018, 08:34:06 AM »
They look nice.

Love the sloop.

Wonder what it would cost to have a company print a copy.

Would be nice if people could provide that service for those of us who don't own printers, with the 3D artist's blessing.