Taking Another Look: Navio Rayo Gun Section Kit

It was about 3-1/2 years ago that Ages of Sail first introduced this new line of Spanish wooden model kits to North America. Among the first batch of kits was an often overlooked wood model kit of a section of the 18th-century Spanish warship Rayo. The Rayo was an 80-gun ship-of-the-line built in 1746.  The ship was rebuilt in Cartagena in 1803, transforming her into a three-decked ship of 100 guns.

If you’re interested in getting the kit, you’ll find it on our website here: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/navio-rayo-s.xviii-puesto-de-combate,-wooden-kit-by-disar,-20148.html

Soon after, the Rayo joined the coalition of French and Spanish ships sailing out of Cadiz on 18 October, 1805. Three days later the combine French and Spanish fleet encountered the British fleet under Admiral Lord Nelson off Cape Trafalgar on the southwest coast of Spain.

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Introducing the Latest from Spain – Disar Model

Ages of Sail is proud to introduce a new product line from the Spanish company Disar Model. We’ve got 11 new kits that include some very unique subjects.


Atrevida Lancha Cañonera, Spanish Gunboat, 1779

The kits feature quality wood and fittings in wood and metal. Each kit also includes a handy compartmentalized parts box with a snap-tight lid, keeping all the parts sorted and protected.

Many of the kits offered by Disar represent smaller subjects in large scale. The Atrevida Lancha Cañonera is a Spanish Gunboat kit at a scale of 1:30, and the model measures just under 28″ long.


Up close on the Atrevida Lancha Cañonera kit.

Disar also produces three different ship’s boats kit, including the launches of Nelson’s favorite, HMS Agamemnon, the French flagship, Bucentaure, and the Spanish Ship of the Line, Salvador del Mundo. All three kits are in the scale of 1:30 and range in length from about 19″ to 24″.

Agamemnon's Launch

Agamemnon’s Launch


Salvador del Mundo’s ships boat up close

Stern view of Le Bucentaure's launch.

Stern view of Le Bucentaure’s launch.

Here’s a new combat station kit with three decks of details in 1:32 scale. A beautifully display of the Spanish Navy’s 80-gun ship of the line, Rayo, from the mid-18th/early 19th century, this expert level kit details 5 gun stations at the mainmast.

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Combat station of the 80-gun Spanish Royal Navy ship of the line, Rayo.

Want to see more? Visit us a www.agesofsail.com and check out the new kits from Disar Model and find your next model project!