The America’s Cup sailboats have always been beautiful examples of speed and the sailing technology of the times, but nothing stands out as much as the famous J-boats of the early 1900s.
Amati model is a great source of models kits of these graceful boats, with more than a dozen America’s Cup kits to choose from. The grandest of these kits is the 1/35-scale model of the 1934 UK Challenger Endeavour.
We recently ran across this build log on The NRG’s Model Ship World by a modeler that goes by the screen name “cdrusn89”. He started posting his log at the end of August. Take a look at his progress only a few weeks into the build: https://modelshipworld.com/topic/21703-endeavour-j-class-by-cdrusn89-amati-135-scale/
This is a BIG model that measures nearly 4′ long and 5′ high. At a scale of 1:35, it gives you a lot of opportunities to add all the detailing you want, but includes plenty of its own. This kit makes a great personal project that will make for a beautiful display piece in any room. It also makes a great gift for the seafarer or sailing buff in your life.
Note: Due to a recently negotiated deal with Amati Model, we have just reduced prices on all Amati kits. In this case, that means a reduction in price for this kit from $399 to $282.95. That’s a $116 savings – a 29% price drop! So hurry and get yours while we have them in stock!
We have several in stock right now. Get yours before the holidays! Here’s a direct link to this kit: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/amati-kits/america-s-cup/amati-endeavour-j-class-wooden-hull-am1700-82.html
Looking for something a little smaller? Check out the full range of Amati’s America’s Cup collection: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/amati-kits/america-s-cup.html
We recently found a beautiful model of HMS Sherbourne built by ship modeler Jon Gordon. The 1/64-scale model of the late 18th-century, 10-gun cutter was built from a Caldercraft kit, with modifications made.
HMS Sherbourne was designed by Sir Thomas Slade, who also designed HMS Victory, and was launched in December of 1763 for use against smugglers in the English Channel.
Photo copyright Jon Gordon, used with permission.
The kit is part of Caldercraft’s “Nelson’s Navy” series, which are almost all 1/64-scale kits.
Photo copyright Jon Gordon, used with permission.
There are a lot more photos of Mr. Gordon’s model on The NRG’s Model Ship World, and you can see them here: https://modelshipworld.com/gallery/album/1981-hm-cutter-sherbourne-by-edwardkenway/
For those interested in building their own model of the Sherbourne, we have the kit available at Ages of Sail for only $129. Ω
By now, you’re probably aware of the discovery of the wrecks of the ships of the ill-fated Franklin expedition over the past several years. A few days ago, Parks Canada published a video exploring the wreck of HMS Terror one of two ships of the expedition, the other being HMS Erebus. The video gives us a murky look at some of the interior spaces of the ship.
If this inspires your interest in the ship, make sure to check out the wooden ship model kit from OcCre. This 1/75-scale model is based on the work of Matthew Betts, who was a technical advisor for the AMC mini-series “The Terror”, which features the ship and crew.
OcCre HMS Terror
For information on this kit, the AMC mini-series, and the work of Matthew Betts, visit us using the link below.
HMS Terror at Ages of Sail
At Ages of Sail, we’re celebrating the 4th of July with a sale on a few of our most popular OcCre wooden model kits.
OcCre’s HMS Beagle
OcCre’s HMS Terror
OcCre’s San Francisco Cable Car
Each of these three items has been marked down 10%. Now is a great time to try out one these wonderful kits. But, hurry, this sale ends Monday, July 8th!
Click on the links to the kit of your choice to find out more:
San Francisco Cable Car
Or browse through out whole selection of products at AgesofSail.com!
James H, one of the admins on Model Ship World, has done another wonderful kit review. This time, he takes a look at OcCre’s latest ship model kit, the survey vessel HMS Beagle.
The review takes a close look at each of the components of the kit, so you can see exactly what you’re getting with this new kit. Read the full review at: https://modelshipworld.com/topic/21084-160-hms-beagle-occre/?tab=comments#comment-639803
The kit is a top-seller at Ages of Sail. Get your’s at: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/occre/hms-beagle-(occre-1:60).html
While we’ve been following a blog on the building of the Billing Boats Dana model kit, we found some photos of a very nicely completed build on the Ships of Scale forum. Take a look at how this ship modeler built and detailed his kit.
He even added belaying pin racks at the main mast shrouds, made his own boom and gaff jaws and parrals, and even added what looks like some fishing gear tied to the port side rail. It also looks like he used some third party blocks on his rigging.
See more photos at http://shipsofscale.com/gallery/hskogstjarna/dana/index.html
It’s been a bit of a wait with a lot of hold-ups along the way, but the new HMS Beagle kits have finally arrived!
We’ve been fulfilling the pre-orders, and if you’re one of these buyers, your kit is already on it’s way to you.
For the rest of you who are interesting in this kit, there are plenty in stock! We made sure to order enough that we shouldn’t be running out of them any time soon.
And speaking of running out, the OcCre HMS Terror kits, which we had run out of, are now back in stock too!
Both were early 19th century British warships, later modified for exploration. Which will YOU build? Terror or Beagle?
[Update: 5/2/19 The Kits are HERE!]
While I’m sorry to say that the new HMS Beagle kits have not yet arrived, they are definitely coming soon. We just found out there was some kind of overload on FedEx’s end with a shortage of warehousing space, which delayed transit. But, they should be back on route to us shortly.
On the positive side, if you haven’t had a chance to pre-order your OcCre HMS Beagle kit with the pre-order discount yet, there is still time. You can get your kit for only $188.10. This kit looks very good and we expect it to be very popular. But, don’t worry, we ordered plenty, so we don’t expect to run out any time soon.
And, if you’re interested in the very popular HMS Terror kit, sadly, we just sold the last of our stock today. Fear not, there are more coming in the OcCre shipment along with the new HMS Beagle kits.
We’ll post an announcement as soon as the shipment is in. So, stay tuned…