Building HMS Wolf – Shipyard’s 1/72 Scale Laser-Cut Card Kit – Part 3

Being that Ages of Sail is the US distributor for the products from Shipyard, the maker of very fine quality paper and card model kits, it’s always wonderful to see one of our kits go through the transformation from 2D paper pieces into a beautiful 3D model.

Here’s the continuation of the 1/72 scale HMS Wolf laser-cut model build.

Follow along and build your own. Check out the kit at Ages of Sail here:,-1754-1:72—shipyard-zl029-laser-cardboard-kit.html

Ship Modeler

In addition to my work on the paper Armed Virginia Sloop model from Seahorse. The build of Shipyard’s 1/72 HMS Wolf kit continues with the adding of the second hull layer. As a reminder, this kit is almost 100% laser-cut parts. There are some dowels to shape for the masts and yard later on, plus rigging. Also, cannon barrels and belaying pins are turned brass, and there are some other non-paper parts, such as the figurehead, which is cast resin. But, there are no paper parts that aren’t already pre-cut by laser, except for a small sheet of color printed decorative friezes and flags.

In my previous post, I had the hull skeleton covered by the first layer. This primarily stiffens the bulkheads and provides some support to the outer hull layers. This covering is done the same way on all ship model kits from Shipyard, whether they are printed…

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