An HMS Enterprise Paper Model Build in 1/64 Scale

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

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Shipyard Quay Port Kits Online

One product that we have been very slow to put up onto Ages of Sail is the line of card model Quay Port kits produced by the Polish manufacturer, Shipyard. But, all that has changed. We’ve just put the final updates on our site with all of these kits listed.

HMS Wolf at Chatham, 1754

Like the ship model kits, these Quay Port kits come in either 1/96-scale or 1/72-scale. Being part of the Laser Cut Model series, these kits include laser-cut parts and must be painted. They are also designed to accommodate a specific model kit. In the above example, the 1/72-scale Chatham Quay Port kit is designed to work with the 1/72-scale Laser Cardboard kit of HMS Wolf. However, these kits are also designed to be displayed without a ship, if that’s what you choose.

HMS Endeavour at Deptford, 1768

Will the Quay Port kit accommodate another  ship model that’s it’s not designed for? We can’t really answer that as we’ve yet to build one of these. But, it seems that if you’re willing to deal with the necessary modifications, then why not? And, if that’s the case, that would mean you should be able to adapt it to your wooden ship model, if that’s what you’re looking for.

There are 9 different models and scales to choose from, and we carry them all at Ages of Sail. Pick your favorite Quay Port and the corresponding Ship Model kit, and make sure you select the correct scale for your build.

HMS Mercury at Chatham, 1780

In addition to these kits, we also have begun carrying some of the individual dock yard equipment pieces. So, you can add an extra shed, extra crane, or whatever.

Add some more accessories!

The Dutch Fluit Schwarzer Rabe at Amsterdam, 1627

Again, you don’t have to add a ship to be able to build a nice Quay Port model. So, if you don’t feel up to the challenge of ship modeling, you can stick with just the Quay Port. Also, consider the models in the photos show ships under construction. If you want to try a ship model, but are worried about the rigging, you can stop before you get there, and build a Quay Port scene out of it. And, if you do complete the ship model, what a great way to display it!

Now, if you want to try a ship and Quay Port combination, but are low on cash, there is one paper model version available. It comes with the 1/96-scale Baltimore Clipper Berbice Paper Model kit.

The kit is something more of a challenge in that you have to cut out all the parts yourself, etc. But, you get the Quay Port kit, you get the ship model kit – it’s a great combination!

Check out all the Shipyard Quay Port kits at Ages of Sail:

http://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/paper-kits/quayport-kits.html

Shipyard’s 30th Anniversary Collections

2015 marked the 30th anniversary for the paper model manufacturer Shipyard. To celebrate, Shipyard created some new model collections. Each collection includes two or more ship model kits from their Paper Model series.

We got these in earlier this year, and finally got them posted on the Ages of Sail website. These sets offer a savings of up to about 25% off the cost of buying the kits individually. So, if you like building models, this is a way to really get started on some models for less than $100.

Want to know more? Check out the pricing and details of these and other Shipyard kits at Ages of Sail:

http://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/paper-kits/30th-anniversary.html

We now have sail and masting sets for each of the models. These are sold separately, but can be found at Ages of Sail:

http://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/paper-kits/sails-and-accessories.html