One product that we have been very slow to put up onto Ages of Sail is the line of card model Quay Port kits produced by the Polish manufacturer, Shipyard. But, all that has changed. We’ve just put the final updates on our site with all of these kits listed.
Like the ship model kits, these Quay Port kits come in either 1/96-scale or 1/72-scale. Being part of the Laser Cut Model series, these kits include laser-cut parts and must be painted. They are also designed to accommodate a specific model kit. In the above example, the 1/72-scale Chatham Quay Port kit is designed to work with the 1/72-scale Laser Cardboard kit of HMS Wolf. However, these kits are also designed to be displayed without a ship, if that’s what you choose.
Will the Quay Port kit accommodate another ship model that’s it’s not designed for? We can’t really answer that as we’ve yet to build one of these. But, it seems that if you’re willing to deal with the necessary modifications, then why not? And, if that’s the case, that would mean you should be able to adapt it to your wooden ship model, if that’s what you’re looking for.
There are 9 different models and scales to choose from, and we carry them all at Ages of Sail. Pick your favorite Quay Port and the corresponding Ship Model kit, and make sure you select the correct scale for your build.
In addition to these kits, we also have begun carrying some of the individual dock yard equipment pieces. So, you can add an extra shed, extra crane, or whatever.
Again, you don’t have to add a ship to be able to build a nice Quay Port model. So, if you don’t feel up to the challenge of ship modeling, you can stick with just the Quay Port. Also, consider the models in the photos show ships under construction. If you want to try a ship model, but are worried about the rigging, you can stop before you get there, and build a Quay Port scene out of it. And, if you do complete the ship model, what a great way to display it!
Now, if you want to try a ship and Quay Port combination, but are low on cash, there is one paper model version available. It comes with the 1/96-scale Baltimore Clipper Berbice Paper Model kit.
The kit is something more of a challenge in that you have to cut out all the parts yourself, etc. But, you get the Quay Port kit, you get the ship model kit – it’s a great combination!
Check out all the Shipyard Quay Port kits at Ages of Sail: