The Quartermaster Vignette

For those of you who don’t really have time for a full-on ship model project, or maybe just want something small and self-contained that’s ship model related, here’s a little-known product that we’ve had for some time here at Ages of Sail. This is The Quartermaster from Flagship Models.

This 1:32 scale mini-diorama is a resin kit with real wood planking for the deck. This is a pretty easy build that requires painting, including the Quartermaster figure himself.

The diorama is based on the Quarterdeck of a real ship, the British heavy frigate HMS Diana. The Diana was a 38-gun frigate of the Artois class, launched in 1794.

This kit normally sells for $60, but our website hasn’t been updated at the time of this writing. So, if you hurry, you can get it for only $50 here on Ages of Sail:,-1:32).html

Of course, if you prefer to build a whole ship model, we have two different HMS Diana kits available, a 1/85-scale kit from OcCre and a 1/64-scale kit from Caldercraft.

Here’s the link for the OcCre kit:

And the link for the Caldercraft kit:


Ages of Sail and Model Craft Tool Shop Grand Opening, Saturday May 14, 2016!

If you’re anywhere near the Bay Area, you’re going to want to mark this on your calendar. Only two weeks away, Ages of Sail is officially opening it’s all new store!


Ages of Sail and Model Craft Tool Store


Grand Opening!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

  • Free Refreshments
  • Door Prizes and Raffle
  • 10% Discount on all In-Store Purchases
Come Join Us! Bring a Friend!

Where: 676 Bockman Road, San Lorenzo, CA


Questions? Call us at 510-889-6000

or email us at



Join us and local Bay Area ship modelers in celebration of the new Ages of Sail and Model Craft Tool Shop!

Check out aisle after aisle of wooden ship model kits and RC kits, multimedia kits, and paper kits, ships in bottles, cross-section models, ship modeling books, Amati ship model fittings, Billing Boats ship model fittings, craft tools, jeweler’s tools, specialty ship modeling tools, Proxxon power tools, glues and accessories.

Plus architectural kits, replica swords, and more!

And be sure to take advantage of our special, one day, Grand Opening In-Store Discount and take 10% off that ship model kit you’ve been waiting to get.








Find the right tool for those tricky tasks, stock up on supplies, get those anchors you need to finish your model, pick out your next project…




Find just the right kit for your next project or that kit that you read about online or in a magazine…

We carry kits from: Amati, Artesania Latina, Billing Boats, BlueJacket, Caldercraft, CCV Model, Constructo, Corel, Cottage Industry Models, Deans Marine, Domus Architectural Models, Dumas, Dusek, Euromodel, Flagship Models, Krick Models, Mantua/Sergal/Panart, Mount Fleet, Nordic Class Boats, Occre, Saito Manufacturing, Shipyard, Soclaine, and Turk Model.

We even have some hard to find, out of production kits from Mamoli and Yankee Model Works.

Don’t know what any of these product lines are? Come by and check them out. You may discover something you’ll really like.

Civil War Era Kits from Cottage Industry Models

We’ve completely revamped our listing of kits from Cottage Industry Models. This long time producer of multimedia (resin) kits has been producing some very unique, very interesting and very detailed kits. We’ve had them in stock, but many of these somehow got removed from our website.

When we started setting up our new showroom, the kits showed up and we realized that these beautifully detailed kits needed to get back on our website in a hurry.

Five of these kits have been added to our listings and a couple others have been re-added: C.S.S. AlbemarleC.S.S. ArkansasC.S.S. PioneerC.S.S. Palmetto StateC.S.S. TennesseeDavid Bushnell’s “Turtle”.

Check out these photos of a nicely done model of C.S.S. Palmetto State, a 27″ long, 1/96-scale model featuring interior detail made with resin and metal fittings.




This is just one of many Cottage Industry Model kits available now at Ages of Sail.