Daily Archives: June 8, 2022

Saucy Jack – New from Vanguard Models

Chris Watton, who was involved in the developement of Caldercraft’s Nelson’s Navy line of ship model kits and Amati’s Victory Models line, brings us yet another fine looking wooden ship model kit from his own Vanguard Models brand. The Barking well-smack Saucy Jack.

Ages of Sail

It was barely over 2 months ago that we announced having two new fishing boat kits in stock from Vanguard Models, and here we are announcing that we now have yet another new release in stock, the well-smack Saucy Jack.

A well-smack is a type of fishing boat that keep it’s catch fresh by use of a large internal tank of seawater. The method was a good way to keep the catch fresh, but the extra weight of the water she carried, made her slow. Boats of this type were used in the 1800s and up into the 1950s.

Saucy Jack is a typical example of this type of fishing boat. She was built in 1836 and operated until 1880. Vanguard Models kit is a 1/64 scale reproduction of the 51 ton well-smack, and measures just under 17″ long and 14″ tall.

The kit features laser cut and engraved parts in MDF…

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