While Amati has been busy with development work on their fantastic new Orient Express Sleeping Car kit, we haven’t seen a new ship model kit from them for a little while, until now.
Amati’s latest kit represents a type of traditional fishing boat developed on the east coast of Scotland, and mainly engaged in the herring fishery. These boats characteristically featured a plumb stem, a long, straight keel, and wide beam – a configuration that made them very stable sailers.
Amati’s Fifie motor fishing boat is the latest release and, like the rail-bound previous release, this kit is a nice big 1/32 scale. At this large scale, the plank-on-bulkhead wooden model kit measures over 27″ long and just over 17″ high. As part of Amati’s Victory Models Line, it has been extensively researched and carefully designed. The kit features Amati’s highest quality materials and includes color illustrated step-by-step building instructions and detailed plans in English.
Amati’s newest addition to the Victory Model Line has been designed specifically for any type of model maker, and as such it is a perfect kit for those who want and expect a little more. All fittings, masts and rigging have been researched using contemporary sources and the most up to date reference material avaliable to make the kit as accurate and as detailed as possible. The kit contains laser cut keel and frames, Amati wood and metal fittings, step by step color building instructions and detailed plans in English.
This is a beautiful kit that lists for under $300, and you can find it on our online store here: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/amati-kits/victory-models/scottish-fife-(amati-1:32).html
Please pay attention to the following dates to ensure your packages are delivered before Christmas:
USPS Priority 12/20
USPS Priority Express 12/22
FedEx Ground 12/14
FedEx Home Delivery 12/17
FedEx Express Saver 12/19
FedEx 2 Day 12/20
FedEx Overnight 12/21
Shop at Ages of Sail starting Friday, November 23, and take advantage of special Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale pricing.
Add one or more items to your shopping cart, then enter discount code BF18 and you’ll receive 10% off your order. Plus, all orders over $200 will automatically receive free standard shipping (up to a $40 value).
Visit our all new online shop now: http://www.agesofsail.com
Ages of Sail has finally sailed into the modern age with a newly designed website. The site’s new modern look is all part of a push to make it more accessible to customers who are increasingly using tablets and phones to do their online shopping.
With the new site, you get a cleaner look, but retain access all of the great products we carry, including wooden ship model kits, multimedia kits, RC models, tools, fittings, books, plans, paints and more!
To celebrate the grand opening of our new site, we are offering free standard shipping (* up to $40 credit) on any order of $200 or more. The discount credit will appear automatically during checkout.
Things get busy as we get closer to the holidays, so make sure to buy early to avoid the rush and to make sure what you want will be in stock!
The Nautical Research Guild’s annual conference is coming up fast and Ages of Sail will be there this year!
Model display and vendor room, San Diego conference, 2016
This year, the conference is at the Palace Station Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you haven’t yet registered, there’s still time to make the late registration date. But, even if you miss the late registration, you can still pay at the door, it’ll just cost you a bit more.
Details on registration and hotel can be found on the NRG website: https://www.thenrg.org/nrg-2018-conference.php
The last conference we attended was in San Diego in 2016, so we’re really looking forward to the event. Please stop by our vendor table and say ‘hi!’ Hope to see you there. Ω
One of the finest ship model kits is the 1/72-scale kit of the British first rate ship of the line, the 74-gun HMS Vanguard, from Amati’s Victory Models line. This kit measure 46″ long when built, and 35″ high. This is a very advanced, very detailed kit with lots of photo-etched parts and castings.
There’s nicely done review of the kit on the NRG’s Model Ship World. Read it here: https://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/18418-172-hms-vanguard-1787/&tab=comments#comment-586165
You can find this kit on our ecommerce site here: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/amati-hms-vanguard-am1300-04.html
Check out the other kits of Amati’s Victory Models line: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/amati-kits/victory-models.html
No, these aren’t ship models. But, sometimes you want to take a break from your ship model project to build something different. So, we’re now stocking balsa airplane kits from the classic Guillows brand. We’ve got 19 different kits to choose from, from the simple to build, rubber band powered Cadet kit, to the big 1:28-scale Flying Fortress bomber with it’s 45″ wing span!
Most of the kits we carry are designed for free flight or U-Control using small engines or can be built rubber band powered. We also have a couple kits designed for display only, such as the Catalina PBY or the B-24D Liberator bomber.
But, of course, any of these kits can be built for display only. Also, they can be built as the completed aircraft or with their internal structure displayed. Build yours now!
Check them out at Ages of Sail