We just started updating our listings for card model lighthouse kits from Shipyard of Poland. It’s been long overdue and we’re just started to get a handle on it. Shipyard produces about two dozen different lighthouse kits in both 1:72 scale and 1:87 (HO) scale and we have nearly all of them in stock now from their Laser Cut Models series as well as their boxed edition Laser Cardboard series.
These are NEAT kits! All the lighthouse kits we carry are the laser cut kits that Shipyard produces. They also have cut-out kits, where the parts are printed and you have to cut them all out. But, for now, we’ve decided to focus on carrying just the ones where the parts are all pre-cut for you. You just need to cut off the tiny tabs that hold the pieces to the laser cut sheets to release them. You just need to glue, assemble and paint.
The kits are available in either HO scale 1:87, or 1:72 scale. They vary in size from the short Crowdy Head Lighthouse, which is just about 3-3/4″ tall at HO scale, to the towering Pellworm Lighthouse, which at 1:72 scale is just under 23-1/2″ tall.
The laser cutting allows for intricate details which are hard to get when cutting with scissor or knife as can be seen in the above close-up of the 1:72-scale Pellworm Lighthouse.
If you’ve never built a paper model, the lighthouses make a great introduction. For a more advanced model, check out the ship model kits from Shipyard. We have those in both regular Paper Model kits, which you cut out yourself, and Laser Cardboard Kits, which are larger scale boxed sets that include laser cut parts, metal cannons, rigging material, wooden dowels for the masts and yards, plus paints, brushes and fittings.
I know the Shipyard product line may seem a bit confusing at first, so if you have any questions, just feel free to email us or call us at 510-889-6000.
Keep in mind that we have close to 150 Shipyard products, with only a fraction of those listed on our website at this time, so if you’re looking for something, let us know, as we may have it, even if you don’t see it on our website. We’ll be working to get everything on line in the coming weeks.