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Little bathtub tug boat (visual benchy)

Creation quality: 4.8/5 (6 votes)
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Licence CC BY-NC-SA
Publication date 2018-02-27 at 17:04
Design number 21723
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  • ship_v2_bottom.stl
  • ship_v2_top.stl
  • ship_v2_v2.stl
  • ship_v3.stl
  • ship_v3_bottom.stl
  • ship_v3_top.stl

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3D model description

Growth for my bathtub fleet. A little tugboat.

I had seen a great 3d picture of a tugs and I couldn't get that out of my head. Unfortunately, I don't know where I saw it. So I tried to draw it out of my head. The model was created on this basis.

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

I drew two versions. One with open cabin and one with closed. The highlight of the open version is a variation of Larry the Engineer (Makerbot) as captain. The tug can be used on land, then you don't have to pay attention to anything. However, if it is to be floatable, the fuselage must be printed with two different fillings. Otherwise the boat is too light.

Bottom: 40-50% Infill
Top: 10% Infill

The models on the pictures are printed with 70% of the original.

Update (21.01.2018)
Minor bugs fixed, thanks to Melchiorus

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Support me :)

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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3D printing settings

Printer Brand:



i3 MK2 MMU








50% / 10%

If it shall swim, two different infill

Bottom: 40-50% Infill
Top: 10% Infill


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