New Shipment of Card Model Kits from Shipyard

Over the holidays, we got in a new shipment of kits from the Polish manufacturer of paper ship model and structures kits, Shipyard.

The shipment replenishes most of our stocks of kits, including the big 1/72 scale laser-cut HMS Mercury and HMS Wolf kits.

The best news, though, is that we are now carrying two new ship model kits from Shipyard. These are two 1/72 scale laser-cut kits of Cogs of medieval Europe. These ships were clinker-built vessels with a single mast and a single square sail.

We will have these kits listed as soon as get caught up from the holidays. Stay tuned for more announcements about these two exciting new kits. Ω

 

Building a Beginning Billing Boats Kit, Dana Fishing Boat – Part 11: Standing Rigging

Rigging has started on this build of Billing Boats 1/60-scale beginner-level kit, the fishing boat Dana. This kit is popular due to it’s pricing (only $69!), simplified construction using a vaccu-formed plastic hull, and the interesting and attractive subject.

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Waxing the Line

Before getting started, I should point out that rigging line gets fuzzy because of the short threads used. To minimize fuzziness, it helps to run the line through a piece of beeswax before using it. Now, this is where paying for this more expensive rigging line from Syren Ship Model Company comes in handy, it’s pre-waxed and fuzz free, so this was a task I didn’t need to deal with.

Bowsprit Guys

The lines that run from the end of the bowsprit back to the sides of the hull are the bowsprit guys. These are probably the easiest to install of all the standing rigging. I used the smaller sized rigging line for these. Attaching these required eyebolts near the tip of the bowsprit, as well as as below the rail, about an inch back from the bow. I simply knotted the line at the eyebolts and…

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Expedited Holiday Shipping on Kit Orders Now through Friday, 12/20

Get it by Christmas!

Here’s a special offer for the holidays – If place your domestic order for any kit with us by Friday, December 20, and pay for standard shipping, we’ll automatically upgrade your shipping for free, so that your order will arrive by Christmas.

To qualify for the free upgraded shipping, you just need to order any kit. Need some fittings, glue, tools? No problem, as long as there is a kit in your order, the whole order will go out with the upgraded shipping.

New Kit From OcCre Models – Whale Ship Essex – Now in Stock!

We just received a new shipment from OcCre Models of Spain, and it includes the brand new wooden ship model kit the Essex.

The Essex was an American whale ship launch from Nantucket in 1799. During a whaling voyage in the Pacific Ocean in 1820, the ship was attacked and sunk by a sperm whale. The story of the Esssex became the basis for Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick.

But, as much of a classic the story of Moby Dick was, the true story of the Essex was a more harrowing tale, as 20 of the ship’s crew managed to take to the ship’s boats. After 3 months at sea, only 8 people survived, resorting to cannibalism to stay alive. They even resorted to drawing lots to determine who was to die to save the others.

The true story of the Essex was the subject of the novel In The Heart of the Sea, which in 2015 was made into a major motion picture. The story was also the subject of the 2010 PBS documentary Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World.

For some inspiration, check out this trailer from the 2015 film In the Heart of the Sea:

And this introduction to the Essex and whaling from the 2010 PBS documentary Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World:

The Essex kit itself is a 1/60-scale wooden model ship kit that features a double plank-on-bulkhead construction. The kit we sell includes a full set of pre-sewn sails.

What could make this kit even better? How about a series of 59 videos showing you each step of construction! View them here:

Best part of this kit may be the special introductory pricing offer we have here at Ages of Sail. Buy the kit, regularly $209, for only $129!

CLICK HERE to buy yours now at Ages of Sail

 

 

 

 

 

12 Days of Sail – Holiday Sale

 

“12 Days of Sails” Sale

at Ages of Sail

Every day, we have different model kits on sale. Find what you want to buy on the list below and visit us on that day to get the discount on the listed items. You can click on the image below to enlarge it.

Sale items and prices are limited to quantity on hand.

 

New version of the big Andrea Gail Kit now in stock!

The Big 1/30-scale Andrea Gail kit from Billing Boats is back in stock at Ages of Sail, but it’s changed. This is a whole new version!

The Andrea Gail is the American fishing boat made famous by the film “The Perfect Storm”. This kit now features a wooden hull, using wooden planking and laser-cut framing, and measures about 28″ long. It is designed for either static display or RC operation and lists for $329.99. Check it out now at Ages of Sail: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/andrea-gail-(1:30,-billing-boats).html

Make sure to take advantage of our Black Friday sale this weekend to get this kit for 10% off!

Black Friday Sale

 

2019 BLACK FRIDAY SALE

at Ages of Sail

 

10% off all products, including our recently reduced Amati line of kits. Save on all kits, tools, collectibles, plans, books, supplies… No coupon needed.

In addition, we’ve got special Black Friday discounted prices on all kits from Disar and CCV.

 

Sale is limited to stock on hand, so grab what you can while supplies last! Sale prices good from Friday, 11/28. through midnight, Sunday, 11/30.

 

 

BIG Price Reductions on Amati Kits!

Ages of Sail and Amati have just worked out a new pricing agreement, which results in big savings for you the customer. Prices have been cut as much as 30-50% on all Amati kits. This is not a sale price, this is all new pricing.

NEW LOWER PRICING ON AMATI KITS!

The new prices include beginner kits, classic ship model kits, ships in bottles, non-ship kits, America’s Cup kits… even their Victory Models line of kits!

Check out this sample of some of the new, lower prices:

AM1711/01 Wells Fargo Stage Coach – was $299.00 now $230.99

AM1410 Pinta – was $179.00 now $105.99

 

AM1413 Mayflower – was $299.00 now $187.95

 

AM1300/08 Revenge, 1577 – was $549.00 now $429.95

 

AM1300/02 Bomb Vessel Granado – was $499.00 now $279.00

AM1606 RMS Titanic – was $799.00 now $411.95

 

AM1300/04 HMS Vanguard – was $1149 now $731.95

But of course there are many more Amati kits than what’s listed here. And the new prices come just in time for you to start your holiday shopping, especially if you’re shopping for yourself! Look for that favorite Amati kit that you’ve been eying and check out the new lower prices at Ages of Sail. Ω

Amati’s Big 1/35-scale America’s Cup Challenger Endeavour

The America’s Cup sailboats have always been beautiful examples of speed and the sailing technology of the times, but nothing stands out as much as the famous J-boats of the early 1900s.

Amati model is a great source of models kits of these graceful boats, with more than a dozen America’s Cup kits to choose from. The grandest of these kits is the 1/35-scale model of the 1934 UK Challenger Endeavour.

 

We recently ran across this build log on The NRG’s Model Ship World by a modeler that goes by the screen name “cdrusn89”. He started posting his log at the end of August. Take a look at his progress only a few weeks into the build: https://modelshipworld.com/topic/21703-endeavour-j-class-by-cdrusn89-amati-135-scale/

This is a BIG model that measures nearly 4′ long and 5′ high. At a scale of 1:35, it gives you a lot of opportunities to add all the detailing you want, but includes plenty of its own. This kit makes a great personal project that will make for a beautiful display piece in any room. It also makes a great gift for the seafarer or sailing buff in your life.

Note: Due to a recently negotiated deal with Amati Model, we have just reduced prices on all Amati kits. In this case, that means a reduction in price for this kit from $399 to $282.95. That’s a $116 savings – a 29% price drop! So hurry and get yours while we have them in stock!

We have several in stock right now. Get yours before the holidays! Here’s a direct link to this kit: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/amati-kits/america-s-cup/amati-endeavour-j-class-wooden-hull-am1700-82.html

Looking for something a little smaller? Check out the full range of Amati’s America’s Cup collection: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/amati-kits/america-s-cup.html

 

 

Nicely Executed Model of Caldercraft’s HMS Sherbourne

We recently found a beautiful model of HMS Sherbourne built by ship modeler Jon Gordon. The 1/64-scale model of the late 18th-century, 10-gun cutter was built from a Caldercraft kit, with modifications made.

HMS Sherbourne was designed by Sir Thomas Slade, who also designed HMS Victory, and was launched in December of 1763 for use against smugglers in the English Channel.

Photo copyright Jon Gordon, used with permission.

The kit is part of Caldercraft’s “Nelson’s Navy” series, which are almost all 1/64-scale kits.

Photo copyright Jon Gordon, used with permission.

There are a lot more photos of Mr. Gordon’s model on The NRG’s Model Ship World, and you can see them here: https://modelshipworld.com/gallery/album/1981-hm-cutter-sherbourne-by-edwardkenway/

For those interested in building their own model of the Sherbourne, we have the kit available at Ages of Sail for only $129. Ω