While I don’t need to start any new projects, as I’ve got a enough irons in the fire, as it were, I started feeling that I need to generate some personal ship modeling momentum. I have had Shipyard’s laser-cut Papegojan kit that I was given about a year ago, but another model in one of my ship model clubs is currently building one, and I don’t want to complete with his.
What I’ve really been interested in trying out is Shipyard’s laser-cut HMS Wolf kit, a 1/72-scale model of an 18th century snow-rigged brig of war. But there are really 3 different kits that I’d like to kind of “test out”. But, one of these is a bit involved to merely test out, and that’s Shipyard’s 1/72 scale HMS Wolf kit.
As you may or may not recall, I did a write up and out-of-the-box review when the kit was first released back in 2015: https://shipmodeler.wordpress.com/2015/09/05/an-inside-look-at-shipyards-hms-wolf-laser-cardboard-kit/. That was almost 7 years ago. Now that I’ve built one of Shipyard’s other laser-cut kits, namely the Hanse Kogge von Bremen, I’ve had a taste of just how nice these kits are to build. So, I finally broke down and bought it. And, so it wouldn’t just sit in the closet, I went ahead and started the kit last week. I’ll post about the build progress soon. In the meantime, here’s a gallery of photos of the kit’s full contents…
The kit is distributed in the USA by Ages of Sail. Here’s a link to the kit on their website: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/hms-wolf,-1754-1:72—shipyard-zl029-laser-cardboard-kit.html
Next post, I’ll start writing about hull construction.