Daily Archives: March 1, 2020

Kolderstok kits at Ages of Sail

Ages of Sail just posted an announcement on MSW and on their blog site that they are now carrying kits from the Dutch ship model kit maker Kolderstok. I’ve only recently heard of this company, but their kits look interesting.

The Statenyacht. At 50cm (19.6″), this 1/50-scale kit is Koldercraft’s smallest ship model offering.

Kolderstok appears to be a one-man production, kind of like Vanguard Models and Syren Ship Model Company. For this reason, I’m rather surprised to see that Ages of Sail was able to carry the line. These companies usually offer little or no discounts to resellers due to their production costs.

The kits appear to feature single-planked hull construction, which is also a bit unusual these days, but not unheard of. It just means that you have to more careful or more creative in the hull construction techniques to keep the hull planking smooth. This alone is probably a good reason for the kits to be recommended for experienced ship modelers.

The flagship of Admiral Michiel de Ruyter, De Zeven Provincien, is Kolderstok’s largest and most complex kit – A 1/72-scale kit, 90cm long (35″).

Anyway, the kits look interesting and fairly unique subject matter. Here’s the link to Ages of Sail’s blog post: https://blog.agesofsail.com/2020/03/01/kolderstok-17th-century-dutch-ship-kits-now-available/

And, a direct link to their Kolderstok kit listings: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/kolderstok.html