Monthly Archives: May 2016

Mamoli Kits are Coming Back

Just heard it from a posting by Daniel Dusek on Model Ship World that he has closed a deal with the former owners of Mamoli to take over the old line of kits. As you may know, Mamoli had a big fire that completely shut them down (see Mamoli Fire post). The kits you still find on the Internet are existing stock from distributors’ warehouses, and are gradually disappearing and what’s left out there gets sold. That’s not to say that they are completely going to disappear for a while – there was a lot out there. But there are some kits that are more popular than others that may have disappeared completely.



Classic Mamoli kit Yacht Mary


Mamoli’s 42.5″ long Royal Louis

But Daniel Dusek, the owner of Dusek Ship Kits, in the Czech Republic, will be starting from scratch. Apparently nothing had survived the Mamoli fire. He’s brought out many new kits over the past couple years, and should be up to the task. However, it’s going to take time for him to redesign and reissue the kits. So, don’t expect to suddenly see Mamoli kits start showing up everywhere.

America's Cup Yacht Puritan

America’s Cup Yacht Puritan

He announced today that he will begin with the very successful Mini-Mamoli line. I imagine those smaller, easy-to-build kits will take much less time to develop, allowing him to maximize the number of products he can bring back. He didn’t indicate exactly which kits he will be releasing first, so don’t let the images in this post confuse you – they are just for reference purposes!

There were a lot of kits in the Mamoli product line, so Mr. Dusek has his work cut out for him. He’s suggesting an early Fall time frame for the first Mini-Mamoli kits. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, if you’re interested in checking out Dusek kits, I recommend visiting Ages of Sail, which is the U.S. importer of Dusek kits. Also, if  you just can’t wait for Mamoli kits to be rereleased, one place you can still find a supply of them is at Nature Coast Hobbies.

(All images are courtesy of Nature Coast Hobbies)


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

I’ll be at this event at the new Ages of Sail shop. If you’re a ship modeler, or interested in ship modeling, and you’ll be anywhere relatively nearby, you should really try to come to the Grand Opening of the new shop. Hope to see you there!

Ages of Sail

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…

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