One of my favorite features to add in any model scene is water. Whenever I see a layout that has a water feature I'm always drawn towards it and from what I've observed on not only my YouTube channel but many others as well is that water effect tutorial videos tend to be much more popular than most others.
For the next tutorial video I'll be building a small river scene.
As part of the scene I've been doing a few test printing a small boat to include, so far the results have been fantastic and with a small amount of paint and a figure I think the scene will come out just how I'm planning.
With the boat loosely placed on one of my older dioramas and a figure near by you can get an idea of how the boat will create a much more dynamic look and feel to the scene.
The boat is a model downloaded online from thingiverse and is surprisingly detailed, the model is separated into 35 printable parts however I printed it as an assembled model.
By importing the parts into TinkerCad I was able to position the components to build the 3D model and export the completed boat. Doing it this way enabled me to assemble and print the main boat as one piece and then assemble and print the motor and paddles as separate pieces.
The model is printed on the Anycubic Photon, I usually prefer using the Anycubic Clear Green resin however for this model I tried using the Monocure Grey resin which worked well. I improved the resolution by lowering the layer height to 0.03mm and set the exposure time to 12 seconds which seemed to work well.
With the green resin I could probably lower the exposure time to about 8 seconds which would improve print times!
And if building a diorama for this boat seems like too much hard work you'll be happy to know the boat actually floats!
As I progress with the upcoming diorama I'll post updates here so be sure to check back.