Recently, a customer had some questions regarding rigging of the HMS Vanguard, one of the best, most detailed wooden ship model kits available today. In the process of helping him out, we ran across a build log of the kit by an Australian ship modeler that goes by the screen name RMC.
The model was apparently completed just over a year ago, and the pictures posted show us an absolutely gorgeous build of this extremely complex model.
This is a 1:72nd-scale kit of the 74-gun ship of the line that served as Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of the Nile in August of 1798. The completed model measures about 46″ long and 35″ high.
The build log on Model Ship World is about 32 pages long and shows and discusses many construction issues that were dealt with in building the model. This is very difficult model, and the builder shows tremendous skill and care in its construction.
We highly recommend checking out this build log! The build log can be found here:
If you are interested in building this expert-level kit, you can get yours at: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/amati-hms-vanguard-am1300-04.html
Amati/Victory Models HMS Vanguard
This kit can be built as HMS Vanguard, but also includes figureheads and decorations to build it as one of the sister ships HMS Elephant or HMS Beleraphon.
Just saw this beautifully done build of Artesania Latina’s Pen Duick kit built by Model Shipworld Member “Reci”.
Photo from The Nautical Research Guild’s MSW.
The Pen Duick is a cutter-rigged racing sailboat built in 1898 and still participates in races today. There’s a nice photo of the deck on the Wikipedia entry…
You can follow along on the build of this model on Model Shipworld here: https://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/19179-pen-duick-by-reci-finished-artesania-latina-128/&
The build log is not long, but it’s full of photos showing some nice step-by-step detail of construction.
The kit is manufactured by Artesania Latina, which is a classic and relatively inexpensive brand, and generally easy to find. The kit is a 1/28-scale plank-on-bulkhead wooden model and measures just over 29″ long and about 24″ high.
Artesania Latina produces quality kits and many, like this, feature laser-cut wooden structural parts, quality woods, brass, and cast metal fittings, rigging line, sail cloth, plus nice step-by-step, color illustrated instructions.
If you’re interested in building this Artesania Latina kit, we’ve got it listed on Ages of Sail here: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/artesania-latina-pen-duick-22418.html
Stock is limited, so hurry if you want one! Ω
While Amati has been busy with development work on their fantastic new Orient Express Sleeping Car kit, we haven’t seen a new ship model kit from them for a little while, until now.
Amati’s latest kit represents a type of traditional fishing boat developed on the east coast of Scotland, and mainly engaged in the herring fishery. These boats characteristically featured a plumb stem, a long, straight keel, and wide beam – a configuration that made them very stable sailers.
Amati’s Fifie motor fishing boat is the latest release and, like the rail-bound previous release, this kit is a nice big 1/32 scale. At this large scale, the plank-on-bulkhead wooden model kit measures over 27″ long and just over 17″ high. As part of Amati’s Victory Models Line, it has been extensively researched and carefully designed. The kit features Amati’s highest quality materials and includes color illustrated step-by-step building instructions and detailed plans in English.
Amati’s newest addition to the Victory Model Line has been designed specifically for any type of model maker, and as such it is a perfect kit for those who want and expect a little more. All fittings, masts and rigging have been researched using contemporary sources and the most up to date reference material avaliable to make the kit as accurate and as detailed as possible. The kit contains laser cut keel and frames, Amati wood and metal fittings, step by step color building instructions and detailed plans in English.
This is a beautiful kit that lists for under $300, and you can find it on our online store here: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/amati-kits/victory-models/scottish-fife-(amati-1:32).html
Please pay attention to the following dates to ensure your packages are delivered before Christmas:
USPS Priority 12/20
USPS Priority Express 12/22
FedEx Ground 12/14
FedEx Home Delivery 12/17
FedEx Express Saver 12/19
FedEx 2 Day 12/20
FedEx Overnight 12/21
Shop at Ages of Sail starting Friday, November 23, and take advantage of special Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale pricing.
Add one or more items to your shopping cart, then enter discount code BF18 and you’ll receive 10% off your order. Plus, all orders over $200 will automatically receive free standard shipping (up to a $40 value).
Visit our all new online shop now: http://www.agesofsail.com
No, it’s not a Halloween headline – Our latest OcCre shipment just came in, and one of more popular kits, HMS Terror, is now back in stock.
We sell this kit in two forms, the basic kit, which sells for only $149, and the Deluxe Combo Set, which sells for $299.
The Deluxe Combo Set includes the kit, but also a plank bender, the classic ship modeling book “Ship Modeling Simplified”, the ModelCraft 15-piece Craft and Model Tool Set, Plank Bender, Razor Saw, Nailing Tool, glues and more…
OcCre’s HMS Terror is a 1/65-scale wooden model ship kit that measures just over 26″ long and just under 20″ tall, and is based on the plans by ship modeler Matthew Betts.
HMS Terror is the same ship of the Franklin expedition featured in the A&E television series THE TERROR.
This combo set, or even just the kit by itself, makes a wonderful gift. Buy your’s here at the all new Ages of Sail online shop: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/occre-hms-terror,-deluxe-combo-set–oc12004dcs.html
Ages of Sail has finally sailed into the modern age with a newly designed website. The site’s new modern look is all part of a push to make it more accessible to customers who are increasingly using tablets and phones to do their online shopping.
With the new site, you get a cleaner look, but retain access all of the great products we carry, including wooden ship model kits, multimedia kits, RC models, tools, fittings, books, plans, paints and more!
To celebrate the grand opening of our new site, we are offering free standard shipping (* up to $40 credit) on any order of $200 or more. The discount credit will appear automatically during checkout.
Things get busy as we get closer to the holidays, so make sure to buy early to avoid the rush and to make sure what you want will be in stock!
The Nautical Research Guild’s annual conference is coming up fast and Ages of Sail will be there this year!
Model display and vendor room, San Diego conference, 2016
This year, the conference is at the Palace Station Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you haven’t yet registered, there’s still time to make the late registration date. But, even if you miss the late registration, you can still pay at the door, it’ll just cost you a bit more.
Details on registration and hotel can be found on the NRG website: https://www.thenrg.org/nrg-2018-conference.php
The last conference we attended was in San Diego in 2016, so we’re really looking forward to the event. Please stop by our vendor table and say ‘hi!’ Hope to see you there. Ω
Chalk up another great kit review from The NRG’s Model Ship World site. This time, it’s not a ship model kit, but one of the many beautifully crafted Tram/Train kits produced by the Spanish company Ocio Creativo, otherwise known as OcCre.
OcCre has produced several very nice steam engine and tram kits for years. One of their more recent releases is the Istanbul tram.
This beautiful 1:24-scale (1/2″=1′) kit is available at Ages of Sail for only $149, and measures just under 15″ long and just under 9″ high. It’s a very detailed model a tram of the Tramway Company of Istanbul. Get your’s here at Ages of Sail: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/istanbul-tram—occre-53010.html
For a complete look at the kit’s components, check out the full review here on Model Ship World: https://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/19105-124-istanbul-tram-occre/&tab=comments#comment-586120
If you want to add some life to your Istanbul Tram model, consider adding the Istanbul Tram Diorama, which makes a perfect display base for your tram model. This diorama kit is also available at Ages of Sail here: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/istanbul-tram-diorama—occre-53010d.html
OcCre has many different tram kits available. See them all here at Ages of Sail: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/occre/trams.html