Over the holidays, we got in a new shipment of kits from the Polish manufacturer of paper ship model and structures kits, Shipyard.
The shipment replenishes most of our stocks of kits, including the big 1/72 scale laser-cut HMS Mercury and HMS Wolf kits.
The best news, though, is that we are now carrying two new ship model kits from Shipyard. These are two 1/72 scale laser-cut kits of Cogs of medieval Europe. These ships were clinker-built vessels with a single mast and a single square sail.
We will have these kits listed as soon as get caught up from the holidays. Stay tuned for more announcements about these two exciting new kits. Ω
Get it by Christmas!
Here’s a special offer for the holidays – If place your domestic order for any kit with us by Friday, December 20, and pay for standard shipping, we’ll automatically upgrade your shipping for free, so that your order will arrive by Christmas.
To qualify for the free upgraded shipping, you just need to order any kit. Need some fittings, glue, tools? No problem, as long as there is a kit in your order, the whole order will go out with the upgraded shipping.
We just received a new shipment from OcCre Models of Spain, and it includes the brand new wooden ship model kit the Essex.
The Essex was an American whale ship launch from Nantucket in 1799. During a whaling voyage in the Pacific Ocean in 1820, the ship was attacked and sunk by a sperm whale. The story of the Esssex became the basis for Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick.
But, as much of a classic the story of Moby Dick was, the true story of the Essex was a more harrowing tale, as 20 of the ship’s crew managed to take to the ship’s boats. After 3 months at sea, only 8 people survived, resorting to cannibalism to stay alive. They even resorted to drawing lots to determine who was to die to save the others.
The true story of the Essex was the subject of the novel In The Heart of the Sea, which in 2015 was made into a major motion picture. The story was also the subject of the 2010 PBS documentary Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World.
For some inspiration, check out this trailer from the 2015 film In the Heart of the Sea:
And this introduction to the Essex and whaling from the 2010 PBS documentary Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World:
The Essex kit itself is a 1/60-scale wooden model ship kit that features a double plank-on-bulkhead construction. The kit we sell includes a full set of pre-sewn sails.
What could make this kit even better? How about a series of 59 videos showing you each step of construction! View them here:
Best part of this kit may be the special introductory pricing offer we have here at Ages of Sail. Buy the kit, regularly $209, for only $129!
CLICK HERE to buy yours now at Ages of Sail
“12 Days of Sails” Sale
at Ages of Sail
Every day, we have different model kits on sale. Find what you want to buy on the list below and visit us on that day to get the discount on the listed items. You can click on the image below to enlarge it.
Sale items and prices are limited to quantity on hand.
2019 BLACK FRIDAY SALE
at Ages of Sail
10% off all products, including our recently reduced Amati line of kits. Save on all kits, tools, collectibles, plans, books, supplies… No coupon needed.
In addition, we’ve got special Black Friday discounted prices on all kits from Disar and CCV.
Sale is limited to stock on hand, so grab what you can while supplies last! Sale prices good from Friday, 11/28. through midnight, Sunday, 11/30.
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
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?