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The Black Ship


The Black Ship is suited for fantasy RPG, pirate, or skirmish tabletop games. 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.

To rig this model, 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.


Wrought in iron and malice, decked in hatred and contempt, a dark scourge stalks the seas. An ominous vessel, feared to bring ruin upon any world.


  • 3 November 18 (version 1.1) The Wheel has now been added.
  • 13 May 2021 (version 2.0) Hull wood grain re-textured to prevent stringing.
  • 29 October 2021 (version 2.1) Bow is now sitting flat on the buildplate.


  • Right-click on the image below and “Save As” to download the reference sheet for this pack.
  • There is no ballista version.
  • 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.

The Black Ship Reference

The Black Ship Small Printer Reference



Interior Reference

Fittings Reference


Wake Reference


The Black Ship Rigging

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 insert into the mast holes easily.


Additional information




Prints without Supports, Supports touching buildplate

Layer Height

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

12 questions for The Black Ship

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    andy.prior (verified owner)


    Looking at the images you have a painted version of the Black Ship in Grey, I love this paint job. Do you have a tutorial on how this was painted? (I see there are other models painted in this way too)


    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell (verified owner)

      I will post a full tutorial in the new year. The ship was primed in black and drybrushed in dungeon grey. The Metallics were layered with GW Typhus Corruption, drybrushed with GW Ryza rust, washed in Army Painter Sepia Wash and highlighted with Army Painter Gun Metal. The roof tiles were painted in Army Painter Alien Purple, washed in Army Painter Purple Tone and black, and highlighted with Army Painter Oozing Purple.

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    andy.prior (verified owner)

    Perfect, thanks Sam!

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    Is this the same length as the Galleon?

    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell (verified owner)

      The Black Ship is much shorter. The Galleon is the longest ship by far.

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    blessedhorizonstudios (verified owner)

    I’m printing the main body now but was wondering if there is a guide on which rigging peices I need?… I checked the references in the Imperial folder but they seem like different sizes. Do I print them all?

    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell (verified owner)

      The reference is in metric sizes, you will need to print the equivalent in imperial.

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    a_toppins774 (verified owner)

    Hi there, I pringed this out with your suggested stats here, the stern top came out great, but the midsection came out pretty brittle, its salvageable but it feels like the insides are just ready to crunch inward, any ideas on why this might have happened?

    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell (verified owner)

      Usually with brittleness you may need to look at anything that will effect your extrusion. A partial clog, loose belt tension and even temperature will cause brittleness.

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    a_toppins774 (verified owner)

    Hi there again. One final question here, did you guys just glue the rigging pieces on of did you have a special way to keep them in place. Sounds silly to ask but I want to do this right.

    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell (verified owner)

      We just used glue.

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    Roughly how long does a ship this size take to print at 0.2?

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      Nicholas Jebson

      Hey Philc
      Roughly it takes 7 days or so to print a ship that size at 0.2, though some printers are faster and some are slower.

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    Roughly how much filament will be needed to print this at 32mm scale? Cheers

    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell (verified owner)

      We’ve only printed it at 28mm and it was about a kilogram. Depends on your slicer and your infill for 32mm scale but it will increase exponentially so it may be a a few hundred grams difference.

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    Josh Peters (verified owner)

    Is this comment the colors used in the majority of these picture? I believe that it is but I want to make sure before I purchase the actual colors:

    “The Metallics were layered with GW Typhus Corruption, drybrushed with GW Ryza rust, washed in Army Painter Sepia Wash and highlighted with Army Painter Gun Metal. The roof tiles were painted in Army Painter Alien Purple, washed in Army Painter Purple Tone and black, and highlighted with Army Painter Oozing Purple.”

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      Nicholas Jebson

      That is correct. It is the paints used to do all the metallic and sections and roof tiles. pretty much was heavy on the typhus corrosion and light with the ryza rust, with a light drybrush of the gunmetal at the end. The roof tiles are pretty straight forward.

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    James Berryman

    Does this ship come in a size that could be printed on an Anycubic photon or is this designed to be printed on the more commonly larger FLM printers?

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      Nicholas Jebson

      It was made to go on larger FDM printers. There is a small printer cut version though it is still slightly larger than the anycubic’s volume, though I think you can fit it on vertically if you shrink it by 10%

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    Jason Pfirman

    just a quick question, I have a resin printer, elegoo mars 2 pro, has anyone ever printed these ships with a resin printer or is it strictly a filament print job?

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      Hi Jason!

      In the download are small printer cuts that should fit on your printer. We have had a couple of customers print the Black Ship in resin, the details really shine!

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    alejandro salgado (verified owner)

    what diameter dowel do we need

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      Mike (Printable Scenery)

      Hi Alejandro,

      You’ll want 6mm and 4mm dowel for this ship

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