This week, Ages of Sail is at the National Retail Hobby Stores Association (NRHSA) convention in Las Vegas. This event is for manufacturers and distributors to show their products to hobby store representatives. So, if there’s something we have that you want your favorite hobby retailer to carry, be sure to let them know to come and talk to us.
For more information about the NRHSA, visit their website at https://www.nrhsa.org.
In the meantime, no worries! The shop is working as always, shipping out your orders and getting in new shipments.
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.
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!
Disar Models recently released a very promising looking new kit of the Hermione, a 32-gun Concord-class French Navy frigate. Built in 1779, she was designed for speed and it is said that she was one of the first French Navy ships to be copper sheathed. The ship is most well known for carrying the Marquis de Lafayette to the newly declared United States, where he served as a Major General commanding American troops in the American Revolution under Washington.
The new kit from Disar Model is a big 1/72 scale kit, making it about 6″ longer than the Atesania Latina kit. So, fans of big models should appreciate this one.
Length: 36.6″ (930mm)
Height: 28.3″ (720mm)
Beam: 12.6″ (320mm)
The kit includes turned brass cannon, laser-cut frames, many laser-cut parts, pre-sewn sails, and an 84-page, full-color instruction booklet, and more.
One of the things that set this kit apart from others is that Disar Model gives you a full open gun deck, with 28 full cannons on full carriages. There are no dummy cannons on this ship model, and the full gun deck gives you plenty of room to customize and detail your model as you like.
Watch for this kit to show up VERY SOON AVAILABLE NOW at Ages of Sail! Ω
Note: We originally posted this yesterday. But our posts get put onto our Facebook page automatically, and unfortunately, when talking about how things are getting back to normal, we mentioned the word see-oh-vee-eye-dee. We have to put the word here phonetically, so that Facebook doesn’t catch it and limit our ability to share the post. We’re not going to use the “c” word here and hope it works better this time!
So, as the Summer quickly approaches, more and more of us are able to get out and enjoy the outdoors. That doesn’t mean you have to abandon ship modeling! Take it outdoors with these great RC kits we’ve just brought in from Aero-Naut of Germany.
These Aero-naut kits are all designed for RC operation. Some feature wooden hulls and some have plastic hulls. But, all will allow you to install your own choice of radio control equipment.
We currently have sixteen kits to choose from, from sport boats and fishing boats, to workboats and battleships. And, all of the kits we sell include the fittings. So, it’s not necessary to buy a separate fittings set.
Take a look at just some of the Aero-Naut products we now carry…
1:200-scale Battleship Bismark measures a little over 49″ long.
The Victoria Luxury Yacht
The mahogany hulled Victoria luxury yacht.
The Anna 3 Fishing Boat
The Anna 3 fishing boat.
Aqua-Race Outboard Motor Mounts
The Aqua-Race 50 outboard motor mount.
Check out all the Aero-Naut products we carry at Ages of Sail here.