Vanguard Models Shipment Received

After a long hold up by the shipping company, we finally received our shipment from Chris Watton’s Vanguard Models company in England!

Vanguard Models, as you may already know, is one of the newest ship model manufacturers on the market, and already they make some of the finest kits available. Their kits are popular, interesting, and challenging. But, Chris has gone out of his way to make the kits as easy to build as possible, providing clear instructions in english, and advanced engineering, using computer aided design to come up with ways to simplify construction.

HMS Speedy

HMS Speedy, shown above, is a model of a 14-gun British Royal Navy brig. We ran out of stock of these following the holidays, so we’re happy to announce that they’re back in stock, and ready to ship to you!

There are four other ship model kits available from Vanguard Models besides HMS Speedy: HMS Flirt, HMS Alert, the Royal Yacht ‘Duchess of Kingston’, the Scottish Zulu ‘Lady Isabella’ and the Scottish Fifie ‘Lady Eleanor’.

HMS Flirt

HMS Alert

Duchess of Kingston

Scottish Zulu ‘Lady Isabella’

Scottish Fifie ‘Lady Eleanor’

Detailed instructions are provided in english, with lots of photos to help you through every step of the build. Below is a sample of one page from the Duchess of Kingston kit’s 80-page instruction set.

Want to see more from the instructions? Download the whole set in pdf format here.

Check out all five of these wonderful kits from Vanguard Models, in stock now, at Ages of Sail:


One thought on “Vanguard Models Shipment Received

  1. Reblogged this on Ship Modeler and commented:
    These have got to be the finest ship model kits on the market today. The only thing is that you have to like your models in 1/64 scale, and you have to like late 18th, early 19th century British vessels. You also have to really like detailed model kits with great instructions! If all of that sounds appealing to you, check out these kits from Vanguard Models.

    For those of you who didn’t know, designer Chris Watton was connected with two other very popular and highly regarded lines of ship model kits: Caldercraft’s Nelson’s Navy line and Amati Models’ Victory Models line.

    Vanguard Models is his own development, and I’d really love to build one of his newest kits. For me, personally, I think the contenders are the Scottish Zulu, a really sharp looking fishing boat(!), and HMS Speedy, a classic-looking Royal Navy brig.

    Whatever you like, I don’t think you can go wrong with any of these beautiful-looking kits.


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