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Don Perrin05 Dec 2019 5:05 p.m. PST

Hi All! Is anyone aware of where I can find STL files (those computer files used for 3d printing) for aircraft for the Battle of Britain? I'd like to create a 3d printed set of aircraft for flying games at various scales. I would like to find:
Spitfire, Hurricane, Defiant, Gladiator, Wellington, BF-109, BF-110, JU-87, JU-88, HE-111, DO-17.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2019 5:31 p.m. PST

Hey, Don! Good to see you haunting these parts again.

No great collections I am aware of, I'm afraid, though if you are willing to spend, there are a few good sources.

You can hunt and peck in thingiverse and cobble together many but not all of your list.

Don Perrin05 Dec 2019 5:33 p.m. PST

Thingiverse seems to lack, of all things, a good Spitfire and a good BF-109!! Great to talk to you, Tim!

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2019 10:04 a.m. PST

Actually, I found a Spitfire on thingiverse, but someone decided to model the rondels, so it looks like there are turrets on the wings. has a Spitfire and a 109, but they are very small. has spitfires in a couple sizes. has some, too.

I'm in a rush and can't look hard, but depending on the scale you want some of these might work, even though they don't look like great models.

What scale are you looking for?

Don Perrin06 Dec 2019 10:40 a.m. PST

I'm thinking of 1:200 or 1:144. I found a good collection of 1:200 for everything but JU88, BF-109 and Spitfire! See link for Simon Mann's designs.

Don Perrin06 Dec 2019 11:47 a.m. PST

CGTrader seems to have all sorts of great models, very detailed, but they all look to be geared for games or CGI. I'm not certain you could actually print any of them. Any thoughts or experience with these models?

Halfmanhalfsquidman06 Dec 2019 1:23 p.m. PST

Captain_Ahab_62 on thingiverse has a ton of designs. you might be able to find something that matches your desires in his catalog.


The great thing about STLs is you can resize them too. I wouldn't get to wrapped around the axle on what scale they are published at. Just understand that's what the detail is optimized for.

Don Perrin06 Dec 2019 2:26 p.m. PST

Captain_Ahab_62 has a great collection. I've found a reasonable Spitfire, but no good BF-109 or JU-88. He doesn't have either. Tant pis.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2019 6:08 p.m. PST

Simon Mann has some great stuff, I'm going to have some fun with that tomorrow. I don't like the aircraft split lengthwise, though, I prefer to print them nose straight up.

Don Perrin09 Dec 2019 2:41 p.m. PST

Andrew Walters, I think you could import them into TinkerCad and glue the two halves together (electronically speaking) to create a solid model. Then export as a new STL and you're set! TinkerCad is free and online accessible through your browser.

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