Model of a "Dutch" Windmill for 1:100 (15mm/FoW) or 1:160 (N) Scales

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Model of a "Dutch" Windmill for 1:100 (15mm/FoW) or 1:160 (N) Scales by wisar Apr 10, 2016


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NOTE!!! There was an error in the initial upload of this file! The Sail.STL file had a bunch on internal faces that may confuse your slicer. The file has been corrected now.

More on this project can be found on my Blog and on the Instructable that covers assembly:

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Ultimaker 2






100-200 microns


The 1:100 scale version of this model can be printed with a standard size nozzle (unlike some of my work). If you want to reduce the size of the print for 1:160, or N, scale you will need a smaller than standard nozzle for quality of things like the sails, railings, and braces. You can try to reduce extrusion width to print in a smaller scale but quality will suffer.

Support is only needed for the top piece and only for the sails axel. The Tower can actually benefit from being printed at 200 microns as the grain can be painted and will sorta look like wood. Other parts are up to you!

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Hi is this a copy of a real dutch design? If yes where can I found the real one?

There is no single prototype but the design is common to many windmills that can be found not only in the Netherlands but elsewhere in Europe. Do a Google on Dutch Windmill and then look at the images returned. Scanning them will quickly come across similar designs.