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Frigate Mk2


The Frigate Mk2 comes in two versions: ballista and cannon. Included in the .ZIP file are: separate deck layouts, interior fittings such as barrels and boxes, a removable ‘wake’ that simulates ship movement, cannons, ballista, and rigging clips. The separate decks can be used to simulate movement within the ship.

It is a completely new model compared to the original Frigate, and is designed to be printed in three parts. For best results switch on ‘supports touching build-plate’ This will avoid the stringing under the hull.

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

This product is part of the ADD-ON The Lost Islands Complete or Add-On The Lost Ships. Please log in if you backed the campaign.

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.


Whether it be by the mighty cannon’s blow, or a ballista’s piercing strike, a wartime encounter with a frigate is one not many ships survive.



  • 30 May 2018 (version 1.2) Scale of Frigate Wheel adjusted.
  • 8 October 2018 (version 1.8) Changeable figureheads of the Maiden and Neptune added.
  • 19 March 2019 (version 1.9) Rear cannon port hatches removed.
  • 12 September 2019 (version 2.0) Vertical banding added to the Mid section.


  • Right-click on the image below and “Save As” to download the reference sheet for this pack.
  • Perfect for Pirates, Freebooter, Blood and Plunder, or Dungeons and Dragons
  • You will need 6mm (1/4”) and 4mm (3/16”) dowel for the masts, and black elastic string for the rope.
  • Add supports touching build plates if you get too much stringing on the lower section of the hull or if using Cura select “make overhang printable”.
  • Product measurements can be found in the image gallery.

Reference sheet for Medium to large printers


Reference sheet for Small printers

Reference sheet for Fittings

Reference sheet for Interior

Reference sheet for Ballista version

Reference sheet for Ballista version for Small printers

Reference sheet for Wake




You will need 6mm (1/4 inch) and 4mm (3/16 inch) dowel for the masts and black elastic string for the rope.



Additional information




Prints without Supports, Supports touching buildplate

Layer Height

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

Q & A

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    patrick diederiks (verified owner)

    Hi, thank you again for a lovely model !

    quick question: what are the diameters of the dovels for mast’s and ra’s

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      Jo Boorer

      You will need 6mm (1/4 inch) and 4mm (3/16 inch) dowel for the masts and black elastic string for the rope.

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    Dan Dinolfo (verified owner)

    For the balista version, are the beams/supports in the windows supposed to be removed? I know on the cannon ships I’ve printed (sloop/brig), there are often built-in supports in the cannon ports. These look different and look like they were sculpted to look like wood, so It’s harder to tell. I really don’t want to wreck 1/3rd of my ship finding out!

    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell

      You can remove the supports in the middle of the cannon ports.

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    oxen007 (verified owner)

    How do I decide which version of each rig to use? Some appear to use all 6 mm dowels, others a mix of 6 and 4 mm, the the last one all 4 mm dowels?

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    bfroehlich123 (verified owner)

    I second oxen007’s question. Which versions do we need to use if we follow your instructions to use 4mm and 6mm dowels for the masts?

    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell

      In our prototype rigging example, the Bow sprit and the bottom middle mast are 6mm in diameter and the rest are 4mm in diameter. We have included options in the zip to do other configurations if you wish.

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    What is the length and width of the Frigate Mk2? I can’t seem to find the dimensions.


    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell

      Total dimensions are 149.9mm x 406.2mm x 111.5 mm when assembled.

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    What size elastic string do you use?

    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell

      1mm millinery elastic.

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    jonshouse (verified owner)

    Great ship! I can’t seem to find the file for the piece which sits directly in front of the main mast though (in the 2 holes there and used to attach to some of the righing). It’s in all the main photos. Can anyone guide me to this file please? Thanks

    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell

      It’s the “Frigate-rig-v1.1” piece in the Frigate Mk2 folder.

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    jspotts (verified owner)

    What paints/colors did you use? In particular the railings.

    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell

      The railing was painted with Khaki Brown and washed in Sepia Shade.

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    arren.schlerf (verified owner)

    what are you using to keep the 3 parts together. It looks like you have holes in the hold for joining but what are you putting there?

    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell

      tehy are guide holes for 175mm Filament or 1.5mm gauge wire to align the sides while glue dries.

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    prosk8ter4d (verified owner)

    Will this ship print without supports?

    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell

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

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    jakeh (verified owner)

    In the images, you have some external ribs on the joining seams. Curious what material you used? Hot glue, strip of wood, etc.?

    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell

      We’re doing an updated version of vertical banding shortly.

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    Voodoo (verified owner)

    Two suggestions: 1) instead of those little holes for filament or a wire, make the holes bigger and on the opposing piece make round nubs that fit into the holes like a snap together model. Easier to keep the model aligned when gluing. Or make the holes the same diameter as the masts. (2) make every other floor board slightly longer on each piece. When the model is put together there will be no seems on the floor going across the model. For example every second or third floorboard from each printed section interlocks with the next section eliminating the seem on the floor of the boat.

    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell

      Thanks for the suggestions, the filament holes are only meant as a temporary guide holes to set the two pieces together whilst glue hardens and dries.

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    Voodoo (verified owner)

    An addition to Jakeh’s question from August 19th will those vertical banding pieces be able to be printed separately or will we have to print out the whole boat again? Thanks and wonderful model. Will purchase other ships in the future when the vertical banding is sorted.

    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell

      The vertical banding has only been applied to the middle piece.

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    Voodoo (verified owner)

    Wonderful! Thanks for the quick reply! when will the file be updated for the ballista version? Sorry for all the questions.

    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell

      We’re looking at updating that as well soon.

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    Voodoo (verified owner)

    Should have been more precise with my question. When will the frigate’s middle piece, with the updated vertical banding, be ready for download? Thanks.

    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell

      This will be available soon. You will get notified by email automatically when this gets changed if you have purchase the product before.

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