Building model ships since several years, I was often disappointed by the quality of many metal cast, brass or laser cut parts of some kits. They were not to scale or very simplified and I did not want them on my model. 3D printing gave me the chance to have these parts in the quality I want.
All parts are constructed on the basis of plans of the original ship in conjunction with photos I made myself. The plans are mainly from John McKay's "The 100 Gun Ship Victory", and Arthur Bugler's "H.M.S. Victory': building, restoration & repair", but many other source are used, too.
This shop features scale parts for HMS Victory mainly but some parts will fit to other period ships of the line, too. The shop is divided into categories based on scale. On the left you can find a menu with the different available scales. If you have a certain part that is not included or not available in the scale that you need, just concat me by using the "Send message" button below..
Note: In the interactive 3D view, the display quality is much lower than the real quality!
For general handling instructions see bottom of page.
Most items are only available in Smooth Fine Detail Plastic or the higher detailed Smoothest Fine Detail Plastic materials to ensure the highest quality and the smoothest surfaces. Some parts will be available in other materials, too. Especially at the smaller scales, some thinner parts can be quite delicate to handle, but if you are building a Period Ship model you should now how to handle things with care. :-) Here are some recommendations:
The Fine Detail Plastic materials are cured by UV light. When you receive the part it is good practice to leave it in the bag(!) and put it on a sun lit place for 2 days to make sure it is completely cured.
When printed, wax is used as support metrial. This will be melted away, but some residues may still be on the parts. You should only clean them with immediately before painting, because this layer protects the parts form oxygen, too.
To clean the parts you can use household detergents (as for dishwashing), or use a ultrosonic cleaner.
Painting with acrylic paints and primers is recommended. Other paints and thinners can cause damage. If in doubt, first try on non visible areas or on sprues.