Nicely Executed Model of Caldercraft’s HMS Sherbourne

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

 

Summer Shipments In

At Ages of Sail, we’ve been getting a lot of shipments coming in over the past week. Today, we just stocked up on Caldercraft kits.  Over the last couple weeks, we received a large shipment of kits from Occre and we’ve restocked our assortment of Amati fittings and tools. And, of course, we get regular shipments of Artesania Latina and Dumas products.

So, if you’ve been looking for something that’s been out of stock, or just want to see our huge assortment of products, check us out at Ages of Sail!

Ship Modeler Kevin Kenny Posts How-To Videos

Kevin Kenny, a shipmodeler in Trinidad and Tobago (mistakenly reported as Florida initially), has been working on Caldercraft’s H.M. Bomb Vessel Granado, and has been posting videos to show how it’s done. The kit is a 1/64-scale wooden ship model of this beautiful ketch rigged ship. Kevin says his goal is to encourage more modelers to get involved in ship modeling or to start getting back into modeling. His videos are very informative and you can see them on Vimeo. Here is a link to all his videos:

http://vimeo.com/user15853815/videos

  Here’s an image of the Caldercraft’s Granado kit that Kevin is building.

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Caldercraft Granado on Ages of Sail

  There is also a very similar kit in the same scale by Amati Model. amagranado  Amati Granado on Ages of Sail

[Apologies for misspelling Mr. Kenny’s last name on the original post and for mis-reporting his location!]