New kit now available at Ages of Sail is a nice looking Spanish galleon, the Santiago de Compostela.
1/72 scale is somewhat unusual for a ship model kit, but several have started to appear in recent years. One nice thing about this scale is that there are a lot of figures available.
I don’t know about this specific kit, but there are some nice looking and usual subjects available from Disar Model. The kits I’ve seen also come with things like pre-sewn sails, laser-cut bulkheads, photo-style instructions, and a re-usable, compartmentalized parts box that actually snaps shut (if you’ve gotten parts boxes in other ship model kits, you know why this is a “thing”).
Looks like it lists for $204, which is a good price point.
Santiago de Compostela is a 1/72-scale wooden model kit of a 16th century Spanish galleon. It’s a new kit from Disar Model of Spain. It’s a plank-on-bulkhead kit that features laser-cut structural parts and high quality woods for planking.
The ship is a beautiful four-masted galleon, which is rigged with square sails on the first two masts and lateen sails on the last two.
This new kit from Disar Model of Spain is now in stock in limited supply. As with all Disar Model kits, this kit includes step-by-step photographic instructions, so you can see how to build it. A full set of fittings of metal and wood are included. Colorful flags and a set of pre-sewn sails are included.
The Santiago de Compostela model measures about 29.5″ long and 20.4″ tall when complete and will make for a beautiful display in your home or office.
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