Complicated parts no longer need to be hand-made taking many hours. 3D parts, in many cases, can save time, especially when multiple parts are needed. If you see a part you like here and it is not the scale you need, let me know and I will make ones available as long as they are 3D printable (I do not charge any fee for this). I am retired (equipment designer and Computer Aided Design specialist) and have have many years of experience in CAD software, so this is not a source of income for me, so I keep my mark-up price to a small minimum.
Feb 5, 2019: Shapeways increased their prices. I did not!
My (small) markup is based on their old pricing.
Information & Instructions
You can find out more about me and view instructions for many of these models atLew's Model Boats 3D Models. Once on that page go down to the 3D model you have to information on and select the insturction sheet.
Recently New Items - now available New December, 2019: Small and Large H-Bitt sets for the 1/16 scale Springer tugs (fits others too).
(More 1/16 scale items are in process.) More new items for the scale model builder are coming!