Ship’s Boats kits from Vanguard Models – Now in Stock

While Vanguard Models is known for some very beautifully designed kits of British fishing boats and 18th century warships, they also now produce a full line of ship’s boats kits, and Ages of Sail has them for you.

All kits are 1/64-scale models. They are fully detailed to finish out your large ship model or waterfront scene, and they make great short term projects on their own.

All kits come with a disposable building frame, with all wooden parts provided in high grade pear wood. Planks are laser-cut, and accessories are provided in the form of photo-etched brass.

There’s a wide assortment to choose from – everything from an 18-foot cutter on up to  34-foot launch. There are currently 8 different kits available, so you’ll be able to find the exact boat you need, and we have them all at Ages of Sail here. Ω

 

Holiday Shipping Timetable

Every year at the holidays, it’s important for us to post this timetable, so shoppers know whether or not to expect their order in time for holiday gift giving. These are the dates posted by each of the major carriers we use, but they are not guarantees.

We are working hard to get packages out on time, but all carriers are reporting delivery delays.

We recommend making your purchases early, to help assure you get them on time.

Service Deadline Time Frame
USPS AK/ HI Priority 12/17/2021 by 10am
USPS AK/ HI Express 12/21/2021 by 10am
USPS International Priority 12/06/2021 by 10am
USPS International Express 12/10/2021 by 10am
USPS First Class 12/16/2021 by 10am
USPS Priority 12/17/2021 by 10am
USPS Express 12/22/2021 by 10am
FedEx Ground/Home Delivery 12/14/2021 by 10am
FedEx Express Saver 12/20/2021 by 10am
FedEx 2-day 12/21/2021 by 10am
FedEx Overnight 12/23/2021 by 10am
All FedEx International 12/13/2021 by 10am
FedEx to AK/ HI Ground 12/09/2021 by 10am
FedEx to AK/ HI Express 12/15/2021 by 10am

All carriers are experiencing delays, and we are not responsible for packages that are delayed and cannot make any ultimate guarantees on deliveries.

Purchase early to help assure you get your items on time!

 

 

HMS Sphinx from Vanguard Models Now in Stock

In case you haven’t noticed yet, the newest release from Vanguard Models, HMS Sphinx, has made it to our shores and is now available at Ages of Sail!

HMS Sphinx was a 20-gun sixth-rate warship of the British Royal Navy, launched in 1775 at Portsmouth Dockyard. Technically, she is not a frigate, but a sloop-of-war. However, she was “frigate built” with connected quarterdeck and forecastle.

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New Titanic Kit from OcCre

Coming Soon to Ages of Sail…

The latest release from our friends at OcCre is a new 1/300 scale model of RMS Titanic. From their website:

On April 10, 1912, the world’s largest and most luxurious ocean liner, Titanic, set sail on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.

She took the lives of 1,495 people and gave rise to the greatest legend in the history of maritime navigation. The Titanic did not have enough lifeboats for all the passengers, about 1,200 people, but there were about 2,223 on board.

In the early morning of April 15, 1912, the Titanic collided with an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland. The sinking of the Titanic was the largest shipwreck in the history of maritime navigation in peacetime. 1,518 people died. Only 711 people out of 2,223 survived.

Myths and legends have been created around the fatal shipwreck, making the Titanic probably the most famous ship in history.

For many years historians, treasure hunters, oceanographers and businessmen have searched for the wreck. Finally, the wreckage of the ship was discovered on September 1, 1985 by Robert Ballard during a secret mission in charge of the United States Navy. The wreck of the Titanic was located 3,784 meters deep, about 800 km off the coast of Canada.

The lights of the Titanic went out minutes before she disappeared into the Atlantic Ocean along with the dream of reaching New York.

The kit is on its way to our store, so please watch the store, Ages of Sail, or keep an eye on our blog here for an announcement of its availability. Price TBD. In the meantime, here are some photos of the new kit…

The completed 1/300 scale model measures just over 35″ long with a height of about 9-1/2″.

Check out OcCre’s YouTube preview here…

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Amati Bismarck, Now Shipping!

Amati’s new wooden model kit of the German Battleship Bismarck arrived just today as part of a shipment of 6 big pallets of kits, fittings, tools, wood supplies, and more! But, we were prepared and got our online shop setup with the new kits listing. They are now online and ready for you to buy.

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German Battleship Bismark by Amati Model

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This is a very big kit at 1:200 scale, weighing in at around 20 pounds. This is a single planked plank-on-bulkhead wooden ship model kit, with LOTS of fittings, including more than 2200 photo-etched parts, plus two full-color instruction books, and 7 large plans sheets.This is a master model for those who want to build the ultimate challenge. But, make sure you have room for it. This amazing kit finishes up at over 4 feet long.

Be among the first to build this challenging kit!

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Big Plastic Warship Kits Now in Stock – Trumpeter, Fujimi, Tamiya, ICM

Ages of Sail is more than just wooden model sailing ships. Because many of our customers like to build modern ships too, and those are mostly plastic kits, we’ve expanded our inventory, and just added over 100 high-end plastic model kits from Fujimi, Tamiya, ICM, and Trumpeter.

Trumpeter 1:350 scale USS New York LPD-21

Tamiya Japanese Submarine I400

Fujimi 1/350 scale Japanese aircraft carrier Hiryu

Use the Links below or view all plastic kits here: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/plastic-kits.html

Fujimi

ICM

Tamiya

Trumpeter

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Shipyard’s Hanse Kogge von Bremen – Card Model Progress

We wanted to share some progress photos of a build of the Hanse Kogge von Bremen laser-cut card model kit. This kit comes from the Polish manufacturer called Shipyard. It is a 1/72-scale model kit of the Bremen cog, a well preserved ship from 1380 that was uncovered in Bremen, Germany in 1962.

This particular model is still under construction by ship modeler Clare Hess, and you can read about the model his build log on the NRG’s Model Ship World forum here: https://modelshipworld.com/topic/23434-hanse-kogge-by-catopower-shipyard-172-scale-card/

The kit itself is one of Shipyard’s laser-cut models, which means that all the card stock parts are all pre-cut and just need to be cut from the provided sheets. Take a look at this progressing of photos of the model’s construction. Hopefully, we’ll be able to show you some photos of the model once it’s completed.

Shipyard now produces laser-cut cog kits in both card and wood. Both feature parts that are laser-cut, and the kits are in the same 1/72 scale. At present, the cog models are the only ones that are available in wood. The card kits require painting using techniques outlined in the kit instructions to simulate wood. The wood kits can be left natural or enhanced with stains or clear finishing products.

For other types of ships, most subjects, except for the cogs, are available in paper kit format. These kits provided all parts printed out in color on heavy paper, and require you to cut out the parts, and in most cases the parts need to built up with layers of paper or cardboard up to a require thickness. These require more work than laser-cut kits, but are less expensive, and with pre-printed paper, the parts usually need only some coloring of the paper edges.

Whether paper, laser-cut card models, or laser-cut wood models, these kits are ideal for those without a lot of tools or space. They can be built on a small desk with little mess.

Check out the cog kits at Ages of Sail here: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/paper-kits/cog-kits.html

Check out the full range of Shipyard kits at Ages of Sail here: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/paper-kits.html

Mantua Shipment Just In

We’ve been running low on our Mantua Models inventory lately, and if you’ve been eying one of their more popular kits, like the Royal Caroline or the Armed Launch, you’ve probably noticed we’ve been out of stock for a while.

Well, good news! We just received a big shipment of products from this classic maker of wooden ship model kits, and many of the best sellers are back.

Royal Caroline

Mantua/Panart’s Royal Caroline

 

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Mantua/Panart’s Armed Launch, AKA Lancia Armata

 

Unfortunately, many European manufacturers are struggling to get the fittings, wood, and other items necessary to produce their kits. As a result, there’s still a large number of kits that we don’t have in stock, such as the Wasa, La Couronne, Albatros, and others. We’re keeping tabs on our suppliers’ inventories, so you can rest assured that we’re working on getting these other kits.

In the meantime, you might check out what we do have in stock now. And, if you’re looking for anything in particular, let us know!

Mantua/Sergal/Panart at Ages of Sail: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/mantua.html

 

 

St. Gabriel Model by Alexander Bulimov

Just yesterday, we posted an article, taking a closer look at the Master Korabel kit of the ship St. Gabriel. Well, we found this wonderful build on the NRG’s Model Ship World forum, and got permission from the builder to share some photos here with you. For background on the ship and the explorer Vitus Bering, please see our earlier posting here.

This particular model of Master Korabel’s 1/72-scale kit was built by Mr. Alexander Bulimov, who is an IT engineer, living and working in Dublin, Ireland. He built this model in 2019, and it took him only 4 months to complete. What’s really amazing is that this is only the second wooden ship kit that Alexander has built, the first being a ship’s launch kit from the same manufacturer.

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