Battlestar Galactica 3D Printing Model | Assembly

cm: 13.9 w x 36.6 d x 9.5 h
in: 5.472 w x 14.409 d x 3.74 h

Source Files




Printing Details

This 3D Model consists of files in StereoLithography (.Stl) format that is optimized for 3D printing.

Before printing the files, we strongly recommend reading the PRINTING DETAILS section.

Battlestar Galactica 3D Printing Model comes in 4 versions for FFF/FDM, DLP/SLA and SLS 3D printers. STL files of both versions are available for download after the purchase.

Detailed information about this 3D printing model is available in the DESCRIPTION section.

File Name File Size Time / Filament Object Size
(x/y/z mm)
1_hull_front_FDM (repaire d).stl
39.95 MiB 28 h 14 min 15 m Download
2_hull_center_FDM (repair ed).stl
40.96 MiB 32 h 25 min 18 m Download
3_hull_back_FDM (repaired ).stl
54.95 MiB 35 h 56 min 19 m 92 x 44 x 124 Download
4_gun_x22_FDM (repaired). stl
3.26 MiB 6 min <1 m 5 x 7 x 10 Download
5_leg_front_R_FDM (repair ed).stl
5.48 MiB 1 h 22 min 1 m 12 x 20 x 46 Download
6_leg_back_R_FDM (repaire d).stl
5.62 MiB 1 h 13 min 1 m 12 x 20 x 46 Download
7_leg_front_L_FDM (repair ed).stl
5.48 MiB 1 h 22 min 1 m 12 x 20 x 46 Download
8_leg_back_L_FDM (repaire d).stl
5.62 MiB 1 h 13 min 1 m 12 x 20 x 46 Download
9_turbine_front_R_FDM (re paired).stl
17.86 MiB 4 h 57 min 2 m 30 x 17 x 81 Download
10_turbine_back_R_FDM (re paired).stl
17.08 MiB 4 h 44 min 2 m 30 x 17 x 80 Download
11_turbine_front_L_FDM (r epaired).stl
17.87 MiB 5 h 1 min 2 m 30 x 17 x 81 Download
12_turbine_back_L_FDM (re paired).stl
17.08 MiB 4 h 55 min 2 m 30 x 17 x 80 Download
13_platform_front_FDM (re paired).stl
6.60 MiB 3 h 47 min 2 m 95 x 60 x 52 Download
14_platform_back_FDM (rep aired).stl
6.71 MiB 3 h 56 min 2 m 95 x 60 x 61 Download
15_Ge_lock_10H_x16 (repai red).stl
0.03 MiB n.a.
10 x 18 x 2 Download
Keychain (repaired).stl
0.35 MiB 23 min <1 m Download
Tag (repaired).stl
1.70 MiB 1 h 16 min 1 m 150 x 18 x 5 Download


The Galactica is the oldest capital Battlestar in the service of the Colonial Fleet and easily one fo the most iconic sci-fi ship designs ever. Part spacecraft carrier, part maneuverable battleship was one of twelve Battlestars built during the thousand-year Cylon Wars and served as a home to a large human crew in search of Earth. Being particularly inspired by the reimagined sci-fi television series Battlestar Galactica, our contributing 3D artist reportedly spent 162 hours in total in order to bring to life the incredible Galactica 3D printing model. The author of the beautiful and sleek 3D printing Battlestar paid utmost attention to the fine details that adorn the long body of the legendary vessel. The fore section of Galactica’s massive main hull (that is also known as the "alligator head”) comprises a vast amount of intricate details, wires, cannons, arrays etc. that guarantee an unsurpassed 3D printing experience. The midsection of the 3D printing Galactica model features the static flight pod retraction mechanisms and a pair of see-through flight pods themselves, that are known to hold up to a thousand Vipers! The author of the model also didn’t forget to include the beautiful “Galactica” logo on the sides of both pods, as well as the round hatch on top of the hull that is waiting to have the yellow Colonial Fleet logo painted on it. The stern section of the Battlestar Galactica model for 3D printing depicts the ship’s six sublight engines, as well as cooling units and engine access hatches. Last but not least, the huge hull of the Colonial Fleet centerpiece for 3D printing comprises 22 anti-ship gun turrets mounted 2 guns apiece on the dorsal and ventral surfaces of the body. The mighty and renowned Battlestar Galactica ship can unlikely leave any sci-fi enthusiast indifferent and will certainly become a masterpiece among anyone’s 3D printed fleet.


Battlestar Galactica for 3D printing is a static assembly model and its moderation and adaptation for different types of 3D printers took Gambody team 42 hours in total. The huge battleship model was divided into as many assembly parts as needed to fit even the smallest 3D printers' build plates and for you to nevertheless receive a giant 3D printed ship after assembly. The cutting of the Battlestar Galactica model was chosen by our team to minimize the amount of filament needed for generated support and for you to receive the cleanest 3D printing result possible. For the same purpose, Galactica’s flight pod access arms, flight pods themselves, sublight drives, etc. are provided as separate STL files. The model’s 22 anti-ship gun turrets (batteries) that are to be mounted all over the battleship’s body are also provided as a separate file. This file needs to be printed 22 times and once assembled the turrets will be movable for you to display the ship in any fight mode you prefer. There can also be found special tunnels throughout the hollow body of the starship model that were designed by our team for you to easily introduce LED wiring for illumination of the main hull, six sublight engines, and flight pods. For you to display the Battlestar Galactica model among your spaceship collection there is a two-piece stand provided. All assembly parts come in STL files in recommended positions that were worked out in order to ensure the smoothness of the details’ surfaces after printing and that the 3D printing beginners won't face difficulties when placing the parts on a build plate. When downloading any model's file you will also receive "Assembly Manual" for FFF/FDM 1.0 and DLP/SLA/SLS 1.0 versions in PDF format.

The model is saved in STL files, a format supported by most 3D printers. All STL files for 3D printing have been checked in Netfabb and no errors were shown.

The model's scale was calculated from the actual length of the Battlestar Galactica that is 1438000 mm. The 3D printing model's chosen scale is 1/4000 for FFF/FDM version and 1/8000 for DLP/SLA/SLS versions.


FFF/FDM 1.0 version features:
- Contains 15 parts;
- A printed model is 95 mm tall, 139 mm wide, 366 mm deep;
- Assembly kit includes lock 15_Ge_lock_10H_x16 to attach the model's parts securely without glue that needs to be printed 16 times;
- Tunnels throughout the battleship's body are provided for LED wiring to light up the main hullsix sublight engines, and flight pods;
- All 22 batteries mounted all over the battleship’s body are movable;
- Comes with a two-piece stand for you to conveniently display the long space battleship;
- All parts are divided in such a way that you will print them with the smallest number of support structures.

FFF/FDM 1.1 version features:
- Contains 30 parts;
- A printed model is 95 mm tall, 139 mm wide, 366 mm deep;
- Assembly kit includes lock 30_Ge_lock_10H_x58 to attach the model's parts securely without glue that needs to be printed 58 times;
- This version is cut into more assembly parts to fit the smaller 3D printers' build plates or to be used in large-scale projects.

DLP/SLA 1.0 version features:
- Contains 10 parts;
- A printed model is 48 mm tall, 70 mm wide, 183 mm deep;
- Tunnels throughout the battleship's body are provided for LED wiring to light up the main hulltwo sublight engines, and flight pods;
- Comes with a two-piece stand for you to conveniently display the long space battleship;
- All 22 batteries mounted all over the battleship’s body are movable;
- All parts are divided in such a way to fit the build plates and to ensure that support structures are generated where needed.

SLS 1.0 version features:
- Contains 3 parts;
- A printed model is 48 mm tall, 70 mm wide, 183 mm deep;
- Made as a solid one-piece ship.


- STL files of Battlestar Galactica​​ Model for 3D printing which consist of 58 parts;
- 4 versions of files for this model for FFF/FDM and DLP/SLA/SLS printers;
- High-poly detailed model of Battlestar Galactica​​;
Assembly Manual for FFF/FDM 1.0 and DLP/SLA/SLS 1.0 versions in PDF format;
- Detailed settings that we provide as a recommendation for Cura , Simplify3D and Slic3r for the best print;
- Full technical support from the Gambody Support Team.

You can get the model of Battlestar Galactica for 3D Printing immediately after the purchase! Just click the green Buy button in the top-right corner of the model’s page. You can pay with PayPal or your credit card.

Watch the tutorial on how to assemble Battlestar Galactica​​ 3D Printing Model at Gambody YouTube channel.

Also, you may like the Viper Mk II 3D Printing Model, as well as other Space Ships 3D Printing Models.


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This model was tested in Cura 3.4.1 and printed on an Ultimaker 2 in PLA material. Below you can find printing recommendations for CuraSimplify3D and Slic3r softwares.

Cura printing recommendations:

Recommendations: For all parts of Locks you need to change "Brim" type to "Skirt" in Build Plate Adhesion section.

To avoid printing problems, we recommend the following settings:

Layer Height: 0.1 mm
Initial Layer Height: 0.3 mm
Line Width: 0.4 mm
 Wall Line Width: 0.4 mm
   Outer Wall Line Width: 0.4 mm
   Inner Wall(s) Line Width: 0.4 mm
 Top/Bottom Line Width: 0.4 mm
 Infill Line Width: 0.4 mm
 Skirt/Brim Line Width: 0.4 mm
Support Line Width: 0.4 mm
 Initial Layer Line Width: 100%

Wall Thickness: 0.8 mm
    Wall Line Count: 2
Outer Wall Wipe Distance: 0.2 mm
Top Surface Skin Layers: 0
Top/Bottom Thickness: 0.8 mm
   Top Thickness: 0.8 mm
      Top Layers: 8
    Bottom Thickness: 0.8 mm
      Bottom Layers: 8
Top/Bottom Pattern: Lines
Bottom Pattern Initial Layer: Lines
Top/Bottom Line Directions: [ ]
Outer Wall Inset: 0 mm
Compensate Wall Overlaps: Check
    Compensate Outer Wall Overlaps: Check
    Compensate Inner Wall Overlaps: Check
Fill Gaps Between Walls: Everywhere
Filter Out Tiny Gaps: Check
Horizontal Expansion: 0 mm
Initial Layer Horizontal Expansion: 0 mm
Z Seam Alignment: Sharpest Corner
Seam Corner Preference: Hide Seam
Ignore Small Z Gaps: Check
Extra Skin Wall Count: 1

Infill Density: 20%
Infill Line Distance: 4.0 mm
Infill Pattern: Grid
Infill Line Directions: [ ]
Infill X Offset: 0 mm
Infill Y Offset: 0 mm
Infill Overlap Percentage: 10%
    Infill Overlap: 0.04 mm
Skin Overlap Percentage: 5%
    Skin Overlap: 0.02 mm
Infill Wipe Distance: 0.1 mm
Infill Layer Thickness: 0.1 mm
Gradual Infill Steps: 1
Gradual Infill Steps Height: 1.5 mm
Infill Before Walls: Check
Minimum Infill Area: 0 mm2
Skin Removal Width: 0.8 mm
    Top Skin Removal Width: 0.8 mm
    Bottom Skin Removal Width: 0.8 mm
Skin Expand Distance: 0.8
    Top Skin Expand Distance: 0.8
    Bottom Skin Expand Distance: 0.8
Maximum Skin Angle for Expansion: 90˚
    Minimum Skin Width for Expansion: 0.0

Initial Layer Flow: 100%
Enable Retraction: Check
Retraction Extra Prime Amount: 0 mm3
Retraction Minimum Travel: 0.8 mm
Maximum Retraction Count: 90
Minimum Extrusion Distance Window: 6.5 mm
Nozzle Switch Retraction Distance: 16 mm
Nozzle Switch Retraction Speed: 20 mm/s
    Nozzle Switch Retract Speed: 20 mm/s
    Nozzle Switch Prime Speed: 20 mm/s

Print Speed: 45 mm/s
    Infill Speed: 45 mm/s
    Wall Speed: 22.5 mm/s
      Outer Wall Speed: 22.5 mm/s
      Inner Wall Speed: 45 mm/s
    Top/Bottom Speed: 15 mm/s
Travel Speed: 45 mm/s
Initial Layer Speed: 22.5 mm/s
  Initial Layer Print Speed: 22.5 mm/s
  Initial Layer Travel Speed: 30 mm/s
Skirt/Brim Speed: 30 mm/s
Maximum Z Speed: 0 mm/s
Number of Slower Layers: 2

Combing Mode: All
Avoid Printed Parts when Traveling: Check
Travel Avoid Distance: 0.625 mm
Layer Start X: 0.0 mm
Layer Start Y: 0.0 mm

Enable Print Cooling: Check
Fan Speed: 100%
    Regular Fan Speed: 100%
    Maximum Fan Speed: 100%
Regular/Maximum Fan Speed Threshold: 10 s
Initial Fan Speed: 0%
Regular Fan Speed at Height: 0.3 mm
    Regular Fan Speed at Layer: 2
Minimum Layer Time: 5 s
Minimum Speed: 10 mm/s

Generate Support: Check
Support Placement: Everywhere
Support Overhang Angle: 50°
Support Pattern: Zig Zag
Connect Support ZigZags: Check
Support Density: 15 %
    Support Line Distance: 3 mm
Support Z Distance: 0.1 mm
    Support Top Distance: 0.1 mm
    Support Bottom Distance: 0.1 mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1 mm
Support Distance Priority: Z overrides X/Y
Minimum Support X/Y Distance: 0.25 mm
Support Stair Step Height: 0.3 mm
Support Stair Step Maximum Width: 5.0 mm
Support Join Distance: 2.0 mm
Support Horizontal Expansion: 0.2 mm
Support Infill Layer Thickness: 0.1 mm
Gradual Support Infill Steps: 0
Use Towers: Check
Tower Diameter: 3.0 mm
Minimum Diameter: 3.0 mm
Tower Roof Angle: 65°

Build Plate Adhesion 
Build Plate Adhesion Type: Brim (for all parts of locks use "Skirt")
Skirt/Brim Minimum Length: 250 mm
Brim Width: 8.0 mm
    Brim Line Count: 18
Brim Only on Outside: Check

Mesh Fixes 
Union Overlapping Volumes: Check
Merged Meshes Overlap: 0.15 mm

Special Modes
Print Sequence: All at Once
Surface Mode: Normal

Slicing Tolerance: Middle
Maximum Resolution: 0.01 mm
Flow rate compensation max extrusion offset: 0 mm
Flow rate compensation factor: 100%

Disclaimer: This model will look outstanding if printed on SLA/SLS 3D printer. The accuracy of the model printed on FFF printer can vary from the result shown in the pictures.

Simplify3D printing recommendations:

This model was tested with PLA material.

To avoid printing problems, we recommend the following settings:

Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm
Extrusion Multiplier: 0.97
Extrusion Width: Auto

Retraction Distance: 5.00 mm
Extra Restart Distance: 0.00 mm
Retraction Vertical Lift: 0.08 mm
Retraction Speed: 5400.0 mm/min

Wipe Distance: 5.00 mm

Primary Layer Height: 0.2 mm
Top Solid Layers: 8
Bottom Solid Layers: 5
Outline/Perimeter Shells: 2
Outline Direction: Inside-Out

First Layer Height: 90%
First Layer Width: 100%
First Layer Speed: 20%

Use Skirt/Brim: Check
Skirt Layers: 1
Skirt Offset from Part: 6.00 mm
Skirt Outlines: 5

Internal Fill Pattern: Fast Honeycomb
External Fill Patern: Rectilinear
Interior Fill Percentage: 10%
Outline Overlap: 22%
Infill Extrusion Width: 100%
Minimum Infill Length: 5.00 mm
Combine Infill Every: 1 layers

External Infill Angle Offsets: 45/-45 deg

Generate Support Material: Check
Support Infill Percentage: 15%
Extra Inflation Distance: 1.00 mm
Support Base Layers: 0
Combine Support Every: 1 layers

Dense Support Layers: 0
Dense Infill Percentage: 70%

Support Type: Normal
Support Pillar Resolution: 5.00 mm
Max Overhang Angle: 60 deg

Horizontal Offset From Part: 0.50 mm
Upper Vertical Separation Layers: 1
Lower Vertical Separation Layers: 1

Support Infill Angles: 45 deg

Extruder 1 Temperature: 210
Heated Bed: 60

Increase fan speed for layers below: 45.0 sec
  Maximum Cooling fan speed: 50%
Bridging fan speed override: 100%

Default Printing Speed: 4800.0 mm/min
Outline Underspeed: 50%
Solid Infill Underspeed: 80%
Support Structure Underspeed: 80%
X/Y Axis Movement Speed: 10800.0 mm/min
Z Axis Movemen Speed: 1002.0 mm/min

Adjust printing speed for layers below: 15.0 sec 
  Allow speed reduction down to: 20%

Unsupported area threshold: 20.0 sq m

Slic3r printing recommendations:

Layer height
  Layer height: 0.1 mm
  First layer height: 90%
Vertical shells
  Perimeters: 2
Horizontal shells
  Soid layers: 
              Top: 8
              Bottom: 5
  Detect thin walls: Check
  Detect bridging perimeters: Check
  Seam position: Random
  Fill desity: 20%
  Fill pattern: Honeycomb
  Top/bottom fill pattern: Rectilinear
Reducing printing time
  Combine infill every: 1 layers
  Solid infill every: 0 layers
  Fill angle: 25 deg
  Solid infill threshold area: 0mm
  Loops: 2
  Distance from object: 6 mm
  Skirt height: 1 layers
  Minimum extrusion length: 4 mm
  Brim width: 10 mm
Support material
  Generate support material: Check
  Overhang threshold: 45 deg
  Enforce support for the first: 3 layers
  Raft layers: 0 layers
Options for support material and raft
  Contact Z distance: 0.1 mm
  Pattern: Rectilinear
  Patter spacing: 2 mm
  Pattern angle: 0 deg
  Interface layers: 2 layers
  Interface pattern spacing: 0.2 mm
Speed for print moves
  Perimeters: 60 mm/s
  Small perimeters: 20 mm/s
  External perimeters: 20 mm/s
  Infill: 60 mm/s
  Solid infill: 60 mm/s
  Top solid infill: 30 mm/s
  Support material: 50 mm/s
  Support material interface: 100%
  Bridges: 30 mm/s
  Gap fill: 50 mm/s
Speed for non-print moves
  Travel: 60 mm/s
  First layer speed: 30 mm/s
Acceleration control
  Perimeters: 800 mm/s
  Infill: 1500 mm/s
  Bridge: 1000 mm/s
  First layer: 1000 mm/s
  Default: 1000 mm/s
  Max print speed: 100 mm/s
  Max volumetrix speed: 0 mm/s
Extrusion width
  Default extrusion width: 0.42 mm
  First layer: 0.42 mm
  Perimeters: 0.42 mm
  External perimeters: 0.42 mm
  Infill: 0.42 mm
  Solid infill: 0.42 mm
  Top solid infill: 0.42 mm
  Support material: 0.42 mm
  Infill/Perimeters overlap: 20%
  Bridge flow ratio: 0.95
  XY Size Compensation: 0 mm
  Threds: 8
  Resolution: 0 mm


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