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I am currently fiddling about with 3D printers and as it is high time I built another boat I am going to combine the two hobbies and make the decks superstructure and some fittings on my 3D printers, a Prusa i3 Mk2S and a Tronxy X5S. So far the results are encouraging. The model is based on a 105ft Motor Minesweeper, a wooden harbour/coastal sweeper. About 300 were built and saw service throughout WW2. My example carries the LL magnetic influence sweep but proved under powered for the task and many were converted to carry an acoustic 'kango' hammer for dealing with acoustic mines.
Great job.Looks like with the 3D printer you will have the boat finished a lot quicker than I can.Nice to be able to use modern technology for your build.The details so far look good.Will look forward to more details being added.
The majority of the parts were made on a Prusa i3 MK2S. Made from PLA and printed at 0.075 mm layer height at 200^C hot end temp and 60^C bed temp. A few were done on my TronXY X5S at the same temperatures but with a layer height of 0.15mm.