Recently, a customer had some questions regarding rigging of the HMS Vanguard, one of the best, most detailed wooden ship model kits available today. In the process of helping him out, we ran across a build log of the kit by an Australian ship modeler that goes by the screen name RMC.
The model was apparently completed just over a year ago, and the pictures posted show us an absolutely gorgeous build of this extremely complex model.
This is a 1:72nd-scale kit of the 74-gun ship of the line that served as Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of the Nile in August of 1798. The completed model measures about 46″ long and 35″ high.
The build log on Model Ship World is about 32 pages long and shows and discusses many construction issues that were dealt with in building the model. This is very difficult model, and the builder shows tremendous skill and care in its construction.
We highly recommend checking out this build log! The build log can be found here:
If you are interested in building this expert-level kit, you can get yours at: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/amati-hms-vanguard-am1300-04.html
Amati/Victory Models HMS Vanguard
This kit can be built as HMS Vanguard, but also includes figureheads and decorations to build it as one of the sister ships HMS Elephant or HMS Beleraphon.
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
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
Ages of Sail is offering a special, very rare, limited time discount on them kits from Amati/Victory Models. From now through June 1st, 2017, you can save $50 to $150 on one of these amazing kits. There’s no special coupon code to mess with, just visit our website and see the savings.
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74-Gun Ship of the Line HMS Vanguard – $150 off!