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: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/the-quartermaster-(flagship,-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: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/diana.html
And the link for the Caldercraft kit: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/caldercraft-diana.html