Ages of Sail is carrying a nice alternative to the usual blocks found in kits. Of course, blocks are a very small detail, so many modelers may not care to spend the extra money to upgrade their build. But, for those who want their models to be as scale accurate as possible, blocks like these are worth the investment.
I’ve decided to use these to rig my gunboat “Arrow” that I’m building from an Amati kit. The limited amount of rigging and the need for only smaller sizes of blocks makes this a pretty ideal candidate for using them.
The blocks included in ship model kits haven’t changed a whole lot over the ages. That’s because they’re small wooden details that weren’t easy to produce in a fashion that looked much like real blocks used on ships. There are things you can do to make blocks look better, like spinning them in a special tumbler, which can improve the shape. For most of us, that’s probably fine.
In recent years, newer methods have been incorporated in the mass production of wooden blocks for ship models, and we are proud to announce that we’re now carrying high quality pear wood blocks produced by Master Korabel!
How do these blocks compare to the standard kits blocks? You can see this for yourself. Below are some single sheave blocks. Can you tell which ones are Master Korabel and which is not?
We carry all sizes from 2mm to 5mm of single-sheave and…
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