Swan-class ship sloops of the British Navy.
A series of 25 ships ordered and built from 1766 to 1779. In service from 1767 through to 1815. Initially had 14 guns installed but was later increased to 16.
HMS swan, kingfisher, cygnet, atalanta, pegasus, fly, swift, dispatch, fortune, hound, hornet, vulture, spy, cormorant, zebra, cameleon, fairy, nymph, savage, fury, delight, thorn, bonetta, shark and alligator.
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The ship hull and shape was built as accurately as possible to admiralty plans. The hull under the waterline was then removed and the upper parts were simplified in detail at the bow, thickened in the stern, windows exaggerated, and deck detail exaggerated. All this to be able to print out on an FDM 3d printer at 1:600 and 1:700 and then at smaller scales for Resin printers (1:900, 1:1200)
The photos show the first test print on an Ender 3 FDM printer at 1:700 scale. Note, I mistakenly excluded one of the catheads in the first print in the pictures but this has been corrected.
In the group photo the swan-class ship is on the far left to show scale against a 32 gun, 40 gun, 74 gun and 90 gun (2nd rate ship of the line), all at 1:700.
1) Create some 3d printable sails to make it easier to get this up and running for gaming
2) Standardise the mast/bowsprit inserts as they currently are cut out at th e1:700 scale for the wire of a smallish paperclip. This has not yet been changed for the other scales.