Ages of Sail has carried a range of instant glues from BSI, we decided to carry wood these classic wood glues. As most ship modelers already know, these glues offer strong bonds and fast drying time, they clean-up with water, and they are non-toxic. They are the preferred glue by many ship modelers.
By adding these, it gives us the opportunity to make beginner combo sets that are safer for younger first-time builders. Watch for those soon.
Ages of Sail is also proud to announce that it will soon be carrying the full line of Historic Ship Paints. These water-based acrylic paints are color matched specifically for ship modelers. They come in 2 ounce jars in a line that includes water-based stains and finishes. Look for them soon on our website.
Finally, while the Historic Ships Paints includes metallics, we find that the best metallic finish comes from oil based paints. We experiment with some options and decided to carry Testors brand paint markers. We’re only stocking Gold markers at this time, as that’s the primary need for wooden ship model builders.
These markers produce an excellent gold finish that’s difficult to get from acrylic paints. Markers also remove the need for brush cleanup and reduce the chance of messy paint spills. You still need to take precautions to make sure you’re working in a well ventilated area, but the cap keeps the marker sealed, and without the need for paint thinner and brush cleaner, vapors are kept to a minimum.