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The Fluyt

$19.95

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.

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.

Description

Updates:

  • 25 September 2018 – 1.1 Small printer option updated.

Notes:

  • 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.
  • 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”.

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

Infill

20%

Supports

Prints without Supports, Supports touching buildplate

Layer Height

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

Q & A

  1. Mark Sim (verified owner)

    Hi;
    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
    Thanks

    • Sam Campbell

      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

      Sam Campbell (verified owner)

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

  4. Skip Stephenson

    A question about all the ships you’ve got available – would it be possible to get versions of the decks with 1 inch squares on them for movement on the decks?
    It’d be nice to have them able to track movement instead of guessing where miniatures should be.
    Thanks!

    • Sam Campbell

      Sam Campbell (verified owner)

      Thanks for suggestion we’ll add it to our ideas queue for possible development.

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