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The Fluyt


A large ship of consequence, progression and tax avoidance, the East India trading company employed these as the stalwart of their trading fleet to choke out competitors. They needed to be armed to fight off the pirates attracted to so much wealth… and if they were to fall into the wrong hands could be used in a pinch as a mercenary vessel.

The Fluyt is a ship that can be used in a fantasy setting or historical setting. It was originally purposed by the Dutch as a sailing vessel for transporting cargo.

To rig the Fluyt check out a general Rigging Guide.

It includes separate deck layouts, a removable ‘wake’ that simulates ship movement, ballista and rigging clips. There are rigging clips for normal angles.

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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.



  • 25 September 2018 – 1.1 Small printer option updated.


  • Supports need to be touching build plate when printing the stern.
  • Right-click on the image below and “Save As” to download the reference sheet for this pack.

Medium Printer Reference


Small Printer Reference


Fittings Reference


Fluyt 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.

Wake Reference

Ballista Reference

Additional information




Prints without Supports

Layer Height

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

Q & A

  1. Mark Sim (verified owner)

    I just noticed that the small printer version of the The Fluyt has a problem; Fluyt-Front-A-v1.7.stl is the same piece as Fluyt-Back-C-v2.1.stl. In other words; its the stern of the ship and not it’s bow.

    • Jo Boorer

      Thanks for pointing this out.
      We have now updated The Fluyt

  2. coy (verified owner)

    Was wondering if you can update the model to have 7 cannon ports on each side of the ship
    so its more compatible with firelocks Blood n Plunder ?

    Also I have notice the bottom half of ships hulls don’t print out that well a lot of cleanup needed “with all ships”
    to fix this problem suggested that the deep wood grains in that area be alittle more shallow not as deep
    i think would solve that problem

    • Sam Campbell (verified owner)

      Adding cannons is something we could do as an upgrade in the future.

      You can turn on build supports touching plate only for the ship pieces and that will solve most of the stringing problems.

  3. ben1 (verified owner)

    A tip, not a question– For those with a small printer, when assembling the rear of the ship, I definitely recommend gluing together pieces that assemble side to side first, and then gluing those pieces top-to-bottom.

    I did it the opposite way and I’m having a bit of trouble with gaps.

    • Sam Campbell (verified owner)

      Yes, a very good tip. You can do it this way.

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