SD Model Makers is proud to offer a true museum quality replica ship model of the famous Golden Hind, an English galleon best known for her circumnavigation of the globe between 1577 and 1580, captained by Sir Francis Drake.
As a widely recognized leader in handmade tall ships, SD Model Makers master model shipwrights produce models in magnificent detail. From hand laid decks, tarred standing rigging, complex running rigging and furled sails, each model is a hand made museum quality masterpiece.
When we say museum quality - we meant it! Our recently completed 1/40 scale Golden Hind model (36 inch hull length) is on permanent display at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Some exhibit photo are in the photo gallery.
Each model comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany. Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes brass pedestals, a polished mahogany base board, and a brass name plate. One look at our photo gallery, and you'll see that we produce true museum quality models that you'll be proud to own and display. We pride ourselves in offering our clients some of the finest replica ship models available.
We can easily build your model in ANY size or scale you desire. Special commissions are our specialty - just ask.
These models are only made-to-order - The build time is generally 20 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. Our ordering procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping. When the model is complete, we will take a series of photos of your 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. Once you have approved your model, we will collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.
You’ll find commissioning a replica model is a fun and engaging process as well as one which is rewarded with something you will keep forever.
FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Note that our model prices include shipping and insurance within the USA.
Shipping costs outside the USA will depend on the model size ordered and shipping destination. You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or duties, based on the commercial invoice value for the model
Add a museum-like touch to your model display - Consider our protective display case option. Keep fingers and dust away - forever!
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