Micro Boat Hobby

3D printed plastic kits and components for the advanced model enthusiast to build exclusive micro models.

The models are small but pack a bunch of finesse!

All models are made to be assembled easily, and they provide an excellent basis for lots of RC functions. Most models are designed in 1:200 scale and between 25 and 35 cm long and weigh between 200 and 600 grams, enough to add functions and details, but the models also just look nice in your book shelf.

Unique vessels as model building kits!

Find models that you cannot get elsewhere - especially at such a small scale. All models assemble much like a plastic kit, they are 3D-printed on demand for your order. Each kit comes with a detailed set of instructions, both for the assembly and painting and for all additional functionality.

Highly detailed in small scale!

Details are printed down to half a millimeter's size - adding great details to small boats. All models are primarily designed in 1:200 scale, but various other sizes are available, too, or can be made available on request where possible.

Fully functional and radio-controlled!

All models are set up for radio-control (RC) for a minimum of the main propulsion system and steering. The models use standard components that are commercially available. Unfortunately, ready-to-run (RTR) models are not available at this point.

Functions and more functions!

Most models also cater to the needs of the advanced modeler, with working bow and stern thrusters, azimuth thrusters or pump-jets at 1:200 scale. Besides, winches, radar systems, fire monitors, tow pins or cranes are prepared to be made to work!

This is how it works!

If you are interested in a part or a model, you can place your order throught the Shapeways market place. Your parts are individually printed and quality checked based on your order. Shipping is available world-wide, and depending on your location, parts will be at your address in 3 to 4 weeks. Shapeways also handles the payment, and all common means of payment (e.g. credit card or PayPal) are possible. 

For a better idea of what you get, have a look at the unboxing video.

What else do I need?

Besides the printed parts, you will typically need the propulsion and RC components to make the model work. For each model, a manual is available in the download section, and it lists all parts that are recommended to complete the model. 

To assemble and paint the model, you can use basic acryllic colors, e.g. Humbrol, Revell or Tamiya. The manuals have recommendations for paints. The same applies if you want to refine your model with photo-etched handrails or ladders. 

I have my own printer!

If you are interested to print the models yourself, you can find the basic hulls as editable files in the download section. The other files are - at this point - not available. 


All model kits are available through Shapeways, an online market platform dedicated to high-quality 3D-printed parts. Have a look at the "how to order" overview or the download page for the assembly manuals to get a better impression.