We can cure your separation anxiety with a desktop replica model of YOUR Boat!
Working with photographs and available boat plans, line drawings and other resources, our model makers work to create an exact replica of your vessel and build a masterpiece which you will be proud to display and cherish forever. One look at our custom model photo gallery and you’ll see that we focus on the details, even reproducing a client’s exact helm station layout - down to the electronics package, gauges and bimini. We can even match the canvas work and upholstery, including deck furniture and toys. Your boat's name, hailing port and exact color scheme are precisely replicated to tell everyone it's YOUR pride and joy.
Everyone finds that commissioning a replica ship model a fun and engaging process and one which is rewarded with something will be kept forever. It is more affordable than you think. A treasured memento - the model will bring smiles to the faces of all who enjoyed her and discussions with those who wish they could have.
We are quite simply - Makers of the World's Finest Hand-made Replica Ship Models! Visit the CEO of Newport News, the chief of the U.S. Navy, the Pentagon, the Smithsonian or the White House and you will see examples of our models on display. Whether it is a military ship, a commercial freighter or your own pride and joy - the SD Model Makers craftsmen can make them all, with incredible attention to detail and museum quality workmanship.
Thanks to our master model makers, some with over 20 years in the business, we skillfully create display models that capture every detail of each vessel. We offer our customers true museum quality replica models you will be proud to display for generations. Each full hull model ship comes fully assembled with a solid hull (hand-carved from kiln-dried mahogany). Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resins and metals. Each full hull ship model is mounted on pedestals and a polished mahogany display base and includes a nameplate. We engage our customers at each stage of the model build. Prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications.
The build time is generally 20-24 weeks from receipt of the necessary photographs and support documents (plans/drawings), and will depend on the model complexity and quality of the support materials provided. If the model build time does not work for your situation, ask about our Gift Certificates.
The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping. Once you have approved your model, she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.
Add a museum-like touch to your model display - Consider our protective display case option. Keep fingers and dust away - forever! Please visit our Display Case page to see our selection.
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Full model sizes start at 12 inches. Pricing is based on the vessel size, type and complexity, the model type and size, any additional options, and the shipping destination and method. We can build models to virtually ANY size or scale desired.