The Crowdy Head Lighthouse – A Shipyard Card Model, Part 2

I wrote up this article on the building of one the paper lighthouse kits from the Polish manufacturer, Shipyard. These card models, in this case a laser-cut card model, are really nice kits. The lighthouses in particular are inexpensive and they can be built in a short amount of time. This little Crowdy Head Lighthouse (the real one is on the shore of Australia’s New South Wales) only took about 3 weeks. It would have been done sooner if I hadn’t spread my time out among a couple other projects, including the write-ups.

Honestly, I don’t know why more people in this country haven’t built one of these kits. They are really amazing. Plus, I think they might be a good entry point toward building wooden kits, or toward any model building for younger builders.

Ages of Sail

Welcome to part 2 of the article on building Shipyard’s Crowdy Head Lighthouse card model kit. Ship modeler Clare Hess describes some of his experiences building this Laser Cardboard Kit.

img_2434 1/72-scale Crowdy Head Lighthouse model by Clare Hess


To recap from my previous post, this is my second completed paper model. The first was the British naval cutter HMS Alert, which I build from Shipyard’s line of Paper Model kits. The Crowdy Head Lighthouse kit, I chose from Shipyard’s Laser Cardboard Kit line because it is not all that much more expensive than the other versions of this model, plus it includes paints, brushes, and landscaping material consisting of fake grass and real sand.

The kit provides all the paper parts pre-cut, which is a big time saver, and ideal for people who don’t mind paying a little more money for a simpler project. This model took me about…

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