Ages of Sail now carries Vanguard Models’ pre-made sail sets for their Fifie ‘Lady Eleanor’ kit and for their Zulu ‘Lady Isabella’ kit. Each sail set is beautifully detailed and complete with bolt ropes sewn into place.
Zulu sail set for the Lady Isabella kit.
Fifie sail set for the Lady Eleanor kit.
These are beautifully done sails, so if you want to add sails to your model, but don’t feel like trying the difficult task of sewing the seams so nice and straight, hemming the edges, and sewing on the bolt ropes, you can save yourself time and effort with these sets.
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If you’re familiar with Shipyard products, you probably recognize the fact that their line of Paper Model ship kits only contain the paper parts necessary to build the model. They kits give you drawings for proper dimensions of the masts and spars and patterns for the sails, but don’t include material needed to build them.
These materials are easily obtainable at fabric stores and hardware stores. But shipyard also produces separate accessory sets so that you don’t have to make the sails or hunt down the proper size dowels and such.
Now, Ages of Sail has made these accessory sets available, and you can find them on our online store: Shipyard Sail and Masting Accessories
These sets are available only for the 1/96-scale Paper Model ship kits. They are the equivalent of what Shipyard already includes in their boxed 1/72-scale Laser Cardboard series kits, but of course, at a different scale.
The sail sets include all the necessary sails for your paper model. The sails are laser cut, with details laser etched onto the fabric. All you need to do is add the bolt ropes, which are included in the sets, and mount them onto your model. For some models, an optional studding sail set is also available.
The masting sets not only include all the dowels you will need to complete your ship model project, but also include laser-cut card stock parts for the cross-trees, mast tops, and yardarm details to replace or supplement the printed parts in your paper model kit. These will save you lots of time, as the parts are all pre-cut and ready to use.
See our growing selection of Shipyard products at Ages of Sail!