We recently found this very interesting build of the English frigate HMS Enterprise. While this is a paper model and it’s based on Shipyard’s paper model kit, Shipyard’s kit is made at a scale of 1/96. This particular builder, who lives in Vietnam, after building a 1/96 scale paper model, decided he wanted to build something larger, so he bought the Shipard kit and made an enlarged copy, to create a model that’s 50% larger.
The model is complete, but you can follow his full build log on ModelShipWorld here: https://modelshipworld.com/topic/27494-hms-enterprize-by-dominichsteven-finished-shipyard-164-card/?_fromLogout=1
There’s some really interesting and useful information for those who are curious about what it’s like to build a model in paper. They’re a lot more detailed and realistic looking that you might think.
Again the model is based on Shipyard’s 1/96-scale paper model kit, which is very inexpensive.
And, if you’re happy to build the kit in 1/96 scale, in addition to the optional sail set, the blocks set, and the mast and spars set, there’s a new set of laser-cut detail parts designed specifically for this kit.
The set includes gun carriage parts, gratings, ship’s wheel, binnacle, railings, capstans, deck pumps, bitts, and timberheads. This will save hours of work, though I believe the parts will need to be painted. Now, we don’t have this detail set in stock yet, but we are in the process of getting them. Hopefully, we’ll have these in just a few weeks, along with similar detail sets for HMS Mercury and Santa Leocadia.
The Santa Leocadia, by the way, was temporarily out of production, but is back again with the release of the new detail sets. So, we should have the Santa Leocadia back in stock soon as well.
Of course, we’ll post announcements when these products are in stock, so keep watching our blog if you are interested.
In the meantime, if you haven’t done it yet, make sure to check out the big, 1/64-scale HMS Enterprise build and get some great inspiration, whether or not you are a paper model builder: https://modelshipworld.com/topic/27494-hms-enterprize-by-dominichsteven-finished-shipyard-164-card/?_fromLogout=1