bathtub boat (visual benchy)

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bathtub boat (visual benchy) by vandragon_de Nov 7, 2017


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My first bathtub boat

so that young and old captains can play in their own bathtub

In the file the ship is 10cm (3.93in) long. But my prints are only 8,5cm (3.34in) long.
So I printed the ship about 13 percent smaller.

Even if my boats are not benchmarks (benchy), you can use them for quality control.

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Although it is a lot of fun to draw boats and bring them to life, it takes a lot of time to research and draw. Especially the 1:1000 scale models are very time-consuming. So I wanted to see if there are any dear enthusiasts among you who appreciate my work and support me a little bit. Thank you for your help :)


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Hi, would it be possible to request an boat with not an flat bottom? ( Could be with an included support tray that it gets printed in, with example 0.15-0,2mm spacing between.

This way it would probably float better in water? And if one want a desktop toy it can stay in its craddle / support craddle.

Can make "anchor hole" like benchy?
So that I can tie a loop string to key chain instead.

It's pretty big for a key, though. I'd be happy to do that.

Built one, almost flawless, just slight deformation on the lower right radius of the horn. Grandkid will enjoy it. Thanks

I'm very happy if there were no problems except for small flaws, have fun with it:)

Is there a reason the first layer is just the front of the boat and the second layer is where the base begins? I was trying to print this at 150% scale and noticed this issue as the print failed after the first layer.

My first layer at 150% looks like this.
Downloaded the file extra new.

Yeah I resliced and layer 1 looks fine now.... Odd...

So I go to save it to my sd card and it slices it again and now I have this...

Seems to be based on layer height and scale... I set it to 160% and all is good.

I'm glad to hear that

That is one great thing! Printed at 15% infill it floats like a charm. Kids love it! Thank you for sharing.

well every thing is clear but what the infill did you use or recommended i hope to print at 12% which gives me 35 grams of filament in Cura.

15% filling has never been a problem with me.

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How fast have any of you with a Prusa MK2 / MK2S printed this? I tried a couple 1.5X size prints at 60mm/sec and detail pieces broke off for me. Has anyone been successful at this speed?

I printed the boat with an mk2s at 80% and 100% at 60mm/sec and everything stayed intact.

Awesome model. Great work.
I like this so much better than Benchy boat.
This one actually floats right side up.

You realize that the point of the Benchy is to "benchmark" the printer, and not necessarily have a functional toy boat, right?

yes I realize that. But, I see no reason why when printing a test it couldn't also be a functional toy.
The original Benchy is a fine model for testing.

there are things to print to make it more "sea" worthy. My daughter has an armada of benchy boats that float right.

You're damn right! I was disappointed when Benchy turned out to be not sea-worthy.

Benchy floats upside-down, does this float right-side-up ?


my ships are all actually floating up. Unfortunately, however, monster waves don't survive these.

Did you print this with or without supports?

The model requires no support

Thanks for the kind words.
The material is once blue - Fillamentum PLA and orange - Janbex PLA

the print quality tho, doesnt even look like FDM.

your printer, printed it like a boss