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Flying Dhow


The Flying Dhow is a fantasy ship conversion of the Dhow. Included in the .ZIP file are: interior fittings such as barrels and boxes, cannons, rigging clips and a mounting stand.

For best results switch on ‘supports touching build-plate’, this will avoid the stringing under the hull.

To rig the dhow, check out the Rigging Guide. You will need dowel and black elastic string.

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This product is delivered as a .ZIP file pack containing STL files for use on a home 3D Printer. The files are set to 28mm scale but can be rescaled before printing.


Sleeker and faster than it’s heavier counterpart, the Flying Frigate, the Dhow can strike deep into the heart of the enemy fleets quickly.


  • 2 April 2020 (version 1.1) Filament holes added to the Flying-Dhow-Back.
  • 22 June 2021 (version 1.2) Hull wood grain re-textured to prevent stringing.


  • Reference sheet for small printer is included in the zip file.
  • Right-click on the image below and “Save As” to download the reference sheet for this pack.
  • Product measurements can be found in the image gallery.

The Flying Dhow is rigged the same as the original Dhow (as pictured below). You will need 6mm (1/4 inch) and 4mm (3/16 inch) dowel for the masts and black elastic string for the rope. You may need to sand the ends of the dowel to go into the mast holes easily.

Dhow 3D printable

Additional information



Layer Height

.2 for Normal Quality .1 for High Quality (.2 Layer height is recommended)


Requires supports on some files

5 questions for Flying Dhow

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    emptypage12 (verified owner)

    The Flying-Dhow-Back-v1.0 stl doesn’t seem to have the guide holes that the other pieces do. Is there a reason for that?

    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell (verified owner)

      Thanks, we’ll get this updated.

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    kagbb (verified owner)

    I am thinking of hanging al the flying ships from the ceiling when not in use on the table. a decorative plug for the stand hole would be great, and if you are really in a good mood a hanging system would be more then epic.

    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell (verified owner)

      It’s an interesting idea, we’ll add it to the suggestion list.

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    chrisgray216 (verified owner)

    Is there any plans to add an interior deck plan that you can print? Like the dwarf airship. I know it would only be small, but it would be cool.

    Love the model.

    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell (verified owner)

      It’s something we could look at doing in the future.

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    Lavawine (verified owner)


    I’ve purchased the flying dhow, and I’m about to start printing it (Prusa i3 MK3S).

    I’m using Cura, and enabled supports on the build plate only. Even though I can tell that’s going to be enough supports for most pieces, I’m worried about the main big “Back” piece, as it appears to have some overhangs that cannot be reached with supports from the build plate only…

    Does it print well anyway? What’s your experience with this (massive!) model


    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell (verified owner)

      For best results switch on ‘supports touching build-plate’, this will avoid the stringing under the hull.

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    paulkostandin (verified owner)

    Should I use tree or everywhere supports?

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      Nicholas Jebson

      generally turning on supports touching buildplate is fine, though the only piece you should need it for is the central section with the wings out.

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