More Kits from Krick of Germany

Today, we just listed three more RC kits from the German manufacturer, Krick. This brings the total number of Krick kits we carry to 19. These three newly listed kits look like they’re ready to make waves on the water.

Krick Muritz

Krick Katja

 

Najade by Krick

Check out the new Krick items at: http://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/krick-models/new-items.html

Or view all Krick items at: http://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/krick-models.html

Domus Architectural Kits – A Different Kind of Model Building Challenge

While our name implies that we only deal with ship model kits, Ages of Sail is actually the U.S. importer and distributor for a few other products, like these architectural kits from Domus.

Close to 90 Different Kits in Stock to Choose From!

The Castle 6 Burgen kit, Domus kit 40906 shown completed above is a 1/65-scale kit built-up, brick by brick, with real brick and wood materials, into the castle shown here. The kit includes real miniature bricks, so the kits are very heavy. The kits also include glue, paints and scenery material. The kits begin with a cardboard frame, which forms a guide for gluing the bricks into place.

In the case of the castle kit above, this is a big 3300 piece kit, so it’s quite a project. But how special would it be for the builder, young or old, to work on such a fun and unique project. And, with nearly 90 different kits in stock, there’s plenty to choose from.

Here’s a smaller project that makes up a beautiful country scene…

This is the Casona Mansion, Domus kit number 40207. This model comes in a very convenient HO scale, allowing you to create a lovely European farmhouse scene using readily available figures and landscaping.

Looking for a unique model project? How about a beautifully scenic bridge?

The Bridge 3 Construction Kit, Domus 40253, includes over 2000 pieces! Bricks, glue, paints, scenery material, all included. This model will look beautiful on display and provide hours of fun and challenge.

Here’s another bridge kit, but one that’s built from wood instead of stone. The rustic Bridge 4 kit, Domus 40254 is a covered bridge built of wood. This is a 1:50 scale model, very close to the O-Gauge model railroading scale, which is again makes it easy to find suitable figures to add if you like. Even so, the included paint and scenery will make for a lovely display model that will look beautiful on the shelf and make the builder proud.

 

And, if you just can’t get enough complexity and size, how about a 1:100-scale, 6900 piece diorama kit that measures almost 40″ long?  That’s  St. Pere d’Egara, Domus kit 40080.

 

These make wonderful craft projects for classrooms, clubs, families, or individuals young and old. Check out the entire line of Domus kits at Ages of Sail: http://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/domus-construction-kits.html?limit=207 

New Kits from Krick of Germany

Those modelers out there looking for a nice RC project to work on so you can take it out onto the lake in the Spring may want to take a look at what we just listed from the German manufacturer Krick. There are three kits we’ve just added, and we have more from Krick that we’ll be adding in the next couple weeks.

Krick HE 4 – Police Boat

Krick Tugboat Neptun

Krick Cutter Yacht Antares

Haven’t decided what to ask Santa to bring you yet? There’s still time to order yours so it’ll be under your tree. Then again, you may just wanted get started on one and leave some room under your tree for other goodies!

Check out the new Krick items at: http://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/krick-models/new-items.html

 

 

New Colin Archer Kit from Billing Boats Available Now

Several years ago, Billing Boats’ popular 1:15-scale kit of the salvage ship Colin Archer was discontinued. The kit was very big, at about 50″ long, and featured an ABS plastic hull and was suitable for RC operation.

New, BB728 Colin Archer wooden hulled, expert level ship model kit.

Billing Boats has just released a new version of the Colin Archer kit at the same 1:15 scale. But, now, the kit features a wooden plank-on-bulkhead construction hull. The size, construction, and detail have earned this kit an EXPERT level rating. So, make sure you’re ready to take on a kit of this difficulty level before starting your build.

Ages of Sail and our sister site Billing Boats USA now have this kit available. It is one of Billing Boats largest, and lists for $789.95. But, if you’ve been following this blog or our Facebook posts, you’ll know that we currently have a Black Friday Sale that will continue up through midnight tonight. So, you can get this kit now from Ages of Sail, and save $79 by phoning in your order. Your order will also qualify for free shipping as part of our Black Friday special.

Now’s the time to get your big Colin Archer kit!

Call 510-889-6000

If you are only able to reach our operators, just leave your name and number and tell them you want to place an order. We’ll call you back and will honor the special sale pricing.

South Bay Model Shipwrights November Meeting

One of the local ship model clubs had their meeting recently. It was nice to see kits built from some of our customer as they progress and to see others admiring their work. Lou Cierra is one of our regulars who is new to ship modeling, but seems to be taking to it with a passion. The Gulnara is his third ship model kit.

The Krick line from Germany is one of the newer lines of kits that we carry. In addition to the Gulnara, other display models include the U.S. revenue cutter Alert and the Baltic Schooner Karl und Marie. The company also produces a large number of kits designed for RC operation, including steam operation.

If you’re interested, make sure to check them out at http://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/krick-models.html

We also stock Corel’s Baltic ketch Scotland. This is a fairly popular Corel kit due to the interesting subject, the kits small size and lower price point, and Corel’s quality reputation. We have just about the entire Corel line in stock, which ranges from this small ketch to the big Wappen Von Hamburg.

You can find them at http://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/corel-ship-kits.html

The Ship Modeler

I made it to the meeting of the South Bay Model Shipwrights, which is a very long-standing and respected ship model club that was started by Jean Eckert back in 1982 and has operated continuously ever since. Some current and past distinguished members include Jerry Blair, Dr. Clayton Feldman, of course Jean Eckert, Ed Von Der Porten, the late Charles Parsons, and many more.

The club currently meets at the Los Altos Public Library in Los Altos, California, at 6:00 pm, generally on the third Friday of every month. The club, though much smaller than in the past, is  currently headed by Jim Rhetta, who recently completed the rigging of a model of the 3-masted schooner Fannie Gorham for a couple who’s father had passed away after completing most of the hardware.

Jim brought the model, which was in a case built by member and past-president Walt Hlavecek, and presented it…

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Thanksgiving Special at Ages of Sail

Thanksgiving is Just Around the Corner

Save $50 on these two Classic Mayflower Kits

To celebrate our early settlers, we’re offering special limited time pricing on selected Mayflower kits. Save $50 on either the large Amati Mayflower kit or the Billing Boats Mayflower kit (both above). That’s more than 15% off these beautiful American heritage kits.

Both kits are the same 1/60 scale and are about 25.5″ long. Both feature plank-on-bulkhead construction with major parts laser-cut. The Billing boats kit features single-planking with obechi wood, with fittings in wood, metal and plastic. Amati’s kit is double-planked, with an outer layer of  fine hardwoods, and includes fittings of metal and wood.

A closer look at the Amati kit 

Choose the kit that suits you best. But hurry. Prices are only good from now through November 30th, 2017. To get your’s, simply visit us at www.agesofsail.com or click one of the links below. No special codes needed to qualify for these prices.

Amati Mayflower – regular $299, now $249 through 11/30/17

Billing Boats Mayflower – regular $286, now $236 through 11/30/17


If one of those kits don’t quite suit your need for the ship of the pilgrims, there are four other Mayflower kits you might look into, including the new 1st Step Mayflower kit from Amati.

Check them out at Ages of Sail.

*Note: Mamoli kits are in limited supply after a factory fire shut them down. Missing or broken parts can not be replaced at this time.

Ship Model Talk in North Reading, MA

Those of you living in Massachusetts might be interested in attending a ship modeling talk given by the very talented ship modeler Frank Moda. He’ll be speaking at the Flynt Memorial Library in North Reading, MA, on Tuesday, November 14th at 7pm.

You might recall Mr. Moda’s beautiful Wasa model that we featured in a recent post (click here for the story).

Flynt Memorial Library is located at 147 Park Street in North Reading, MA. The event is free, but the library staff is requesting that those interested in attending please register for the event. You may either call them at 978-664-4942, or visit the event page on their website – Click Here

Mr. Moda will be displaying some of his works and talk about the art of ship modeling, followed by a Q & A session. Ω

 

Beautiful Corel Wasa Build

There’s a lot of great ship modeling work that’s available to view on the Internet. Here’s a really beautifully done model of the Swedish warship Wasa (or Vasa) based on a kit from the popular Italian manufacturer, Corel.

The 1/75-scale model was built by ship modeler Frank Moda, Jr. and completed last year.

Mr. Moda enhanced the look of the model with the use of gold leaf, making his model look like a treasure piece. He also made use of some after-market parts to further enhance his work, though as you can see, his work really doesn’t need any enhancing.

Rigged with a suite of flying sails and furled sails, this model is a real masterpiece.

Corel kits can be a real challenge, and the Wasa is one of the most complicated of them all. You need to be good at reading plans to take this model on. Don’t expect step-by-step written instructions to guide you along. But, if you’ve got a few ship models under your belt, and are looking for a something that will put your skills to the test and make a beautiful model, Corel’s Wasa is something you should consider.

You can visit Mr. Moda’s build log on Model Ship World, which will certainly help anyone building this kit. Click Here.

If you’re interested in purchasing this kit, keep in mind, this 35″ long model is one Corel’s top-of-the-line kits. Check it out here, at Ages of Sail.

Amati Swedish Gunboat Build – Part 5

Here’s the latest installment of a modified build of Amati’s Swedish Gunboat kit. This is one of the least expensive kits from Amati and this provides a good example of what can be done with this kit of a very unique type of vessel from 18th century Northern Europe.

The Ship Modeler

With another ship modelers’ get-together coming up again in just over 3 weeks, it’s time to take a look at our group project, the Amati Swedish Gunboat. Still, nobody has finished their model, but three of us are in striking distance of completion and I’ll be wrapping up my project in the next couple months.

I was partly inspired to finish up this model after seeing photos of the model built by ship modeler Junichi Yamashita of the Japanese ship model society The Rope. The model was beautifully done and was part of the society’s 42nd annual exhibition. Below are just a few photos of this nicely done model, courtesy of The Rope.

You can see more photos of this model on their website:

https://www.theropetokyo.org/展示会作品集/第42回展-2017年/第42回展-2-4/

Just scroll down the page to model entry 42-18 and click on the photo.

On my own model, I began by drilling out the…

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