Disar Galleon Santiago de Compostela Build

Customer Glenn Stanfield chose Disar Model’s Santiago de Compostela Spanish galleon kit to be his first wooden sailing ship model, and he began his build with a kit he purchased from us back in August of 2021. Here it is, August 2022, and we just discovered that he’s been keeping a very nice build log on the ship model forum Ships of Scale.

Photos of Glenn Stanfield’s Santiago de Compostella build, posted here with his permission.

Glenn began his model back in September of 2021. It is his first wooden model ship build, and we think he’s doing an awesome job with it.

As a first time wooden ship modeler he’s faced some new challenges, but he’s done a great job overcoming them. Particularly impressive is how well he made the unusually shaped upper gun ports. That must have taken a lot of careful filing.

The finish of the deck is quite nice, and the planking shows some nice planning while using slightly different colored deck planks. Not sure if this is a feature of the kit – you’ll have to read his build log to find out more.


Read the full content of his build log and following along with his progress here: https://shipsofscale.com/sosforums/threads/santiago-de-compostela-disar-model-1-72.8166/

If you’re inspired to build your own Santiago de Compostella model, we have them in stock and ready to ship at Ages of Sail here: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/santiago-de-compostela-(disar,-1-72).html


Disar Shipment in – Marieville back in stock

Good news for lovers of paddlewheet riverboat lovers. We just received a big shipment from Disar Model, so the Disar Marieville kits are back in stock. This popular kit is a 1/72 scale replica of the classic American riverboat. It measures about 26″ long and just under 10-1/2″ tall. All wood and metal construction.

In addition to these, we’ve replenished our stocks of other popular Disar kits, including Disar’s 1/72-scale model of the frigate Hermione, the ship that carried the Marquis de Lafayette to U.S. to aid in the fight for independence.

And the popular 1/72-scale model of the Spanish galleon Santiago de Compostela, which may be one of their best looking ship model kits.

Whatever your interest, you might want to check out the range of Disar kits at Ages of Sail here: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/disar-model/ship-kits.html?p=2.

Taking Another Look: Navio Rayo Gun Section Kit

It was about 3-1/2 years ago that Ages of Sail first introduced this new line of Spanish wooden model kits to North America. Among the first batch of kits was an often overlooked wood model kit of a section of the 18th-century Spanish warship Rayo. The Rayo was an 80-gun ship-of-the-line built in 1746.  The ship was rebuilt in Cartagena in 1803, transforming her into a three-decked ship of 100 guns.

If you’re interested in getting the kit, you’ll find it on our website here: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/navio-rayo-s.xviii-puesto-de-combate,-wooden-kit-by-disar,-20148.html

Soon after, the Rayo joined the coalition of French and Spanish ships sailing out of Cadiz on 18 October, 1805. Three days later the combine French and Spanish fleet encountered the British fleet under Admiral Lord Nelson off Cape Trafalgar on the southwest coast of Spain.

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Spanish Galleon Kit – Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela is a 1/72-scale wooden model kit of a 16th century Spanish galleon. It’s a new kit from Disar Model of Spain. It’s a plank-on-bulkhead kit that features laser-cut structural parts and high quality woods for planking.

The ship is a beautiful four-masted galleon, which is rigged with square sails on the first two masts and lateen sails on the last two.

This new kit from Disar Model of Spain is now in stock in limited supply. As with all Disar Model kits, this kit includes step-by-step photographic instructions, so you can see how to build it. A full set of fittings of metal and wood are included. Colorful flags and a set of pre-sewn sails are included.

The Santiago de Compostela model measures about 29.5″ long and 20.4″ tall when complete and will make for a beautiful display in your home or office.

Order yours here: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/santiago-de-compostela-(disar,-1-72).html

Or check out the full line of Disar Model kits here: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/disar-model.html