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Some Of Our Customers Tell Us Why We Are Simply -

"The Makers of the World's Finest Hand-made Replica Ship Models"

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Yep, that's our 6 foot model of the USS Arlington (LPD-24) , taking a place of pride in the redesigned Arlington County (VA) government’s headquarters building.  

"The model arrived yesterday undamaged.It is beyond FANTASTIC! It really is beautiful. Great job to you and your crew especially." Ray S. - Alexandria, VA - Sept. 2023

"My model has come together in its final home. Looks great and we love it!" Andrew L. - Pound Ridge, NY - Sept. 2023

"Our boat model arrived. Thanks. It looks great!" - Sean C. - Cape Coral, FL August 2023
"The Ha-Go tank has arrived safely – It was very well packed and I appreciate the good unpacking instructions.   We are very happy with it – I think it looks terrific.  All my colleagues who have seen it have also been very impressed." Shane C. Australian War Memorial - June 2023

"I wanted to let you know that my model arrived yesterday and it is great!  I am so very happy with it.  Thank you to the model maker(s).  It is just what I had hoped for." Mark D. - Arlington, VA- June 2023

The Bismarck, North Dakota, City Commission hosted a dedication ceremony for a scale model of Military Sealift Command’s expeditionary fast transport ship USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF 9). “As this model will serve to educate future generations about the value and purpose of our U.S. Navy, please continue to highlight and remember the brave and dedicated Merchant Mariners who sail and operate this ship,” Norfolk, VA - April 2023

"The model you meticulously, beautifully and professionally hand crafted for me will be a heirloom and a treasure in my family forever.  Every time, I look at the model of the USS Barry DD-933 it will bring back the most wonderful memories of my life time and it will bring me great and immense joy!!!" Anthony C. - Westchester, OH - April 2023

"The model we ordered from you arrived last week in perfect condition. It looks just like Valkyrie, and the level and accuracy of the detail are amazing. She will have a prominent place in our home. It was a pleasure to work with you. All through the process, you were very responsive, professional, and helpful. It’s been a great pleasure.- Linda D. - Annandale, VA - April 2023

"We received the model yesterday morning and It's absolutely beautiful!! My husband cried when he saw it. He could picture his father on that ship and it brought tears to his eyes. Thank you so much for the detailed workmanship. The pictures didn't do it justice. Seeing it here at our home was amazing. We looked and talked about it for hours."  Rita H. - Long Beach, NY -  April 2023

"Just wanted to let you know that I received my model and all was good. Thank you guys for everything. The artist did an awesome job!! Jarrod D. - Arichat, N.S. Canada - March 2023

"I thought you would enjoy this photo of your model USS Missouri as displayed and its final resting place on my shelf. You guaranteed that I would be pleased with the result and I certainly am. Thanks so much. - Richard C. - Burr Ridge, IL - March 2023

"The "Michelangelo" model is BEAUTIFUL. It rests now in a place of honor in my study."  Douglass W. - Austin, TX -  March 2023

"Just letting you know that my USS Ford is at home and in place. I want to thank you very much to you and your team for a stunning job, its amazing! " Toni B. Las Vegas, NV - March 2023

"I wanted to send a HUGE thank you to you and your team for the gorgeous replica of USS Duncan (DD-485). My father couldn’t believe the craftsmanship and level of detail. Your team is superb and truly top class. Several of my friends are already asking where they can get replicas of their own and I sent them your way! Thank you for making this dream possible for my father."  Julie D. - Brooklyn NY - January 2023

"Kudos for the great job done on the carrier model. My former teammates were extremely impressed with the level of detail and the professional finish of the model. For them it was a jaw dropping experience. Many thanks for delivering an outstanding product." Miguelina C. - China Lake, CA - December 2022

"My husband couldn’t be happier with the model of his boat. He’s truly delighted with his birthday present and so am I!
 Thank you again to you guys and your team of builders."  Elodie C - Port St. Lucie FL - November 2022

"You were right about being thrilled when my model arrived, but that doesn't even begin to do it justice. The model itself is out of this world. Can't thank everyone enough. It's absolutely brilliant. It arrived in perfect condition and very promptly. Well packaged." Stephen G - Basildon, United Kingdom - October 2022

"The model looks amazing!" Tyler E. - Jacksonville, FL - September 2022

"Just received the model, looks amazing, have already shared your web site with fellow navy buddies." Corey S - St. Paul, MN - August 2022

"Model Received and unpacked, looks great!" Charles C - Mount Pleasant, SC - August 2022

"Model Received!   Beautiful Job Thanks!" Noe B - Rio Grande City, TX - August 2022
 "Received our model today.  It looks fantastic.  Great level of detail and very neat model!" Matthew C - Boston, CA - August 2022   

"Received the sub late last week.  Looks great!"  Scott N. - Des Moines, IA - August 2022

"Thank you so much! I am lost with words when I finally seen my ship.  I sat there looking at it.  The Work on the ship details is great.  Just stunned! Love it!  This means a lot to me. Thanks again so much for making memories into reality.- Gregory H - North Prince George, VA - July 2022

"Received my Daring Class Destroyer. Great job verry happy with it." Michael R - Queensland Australia - July 2022

"The HAWKE model arrived Charleston today. We sincerely appreciate all the excellent effort by your team to provide a lasting memory of our last boat and our experiences aboard." Dan W - Charleston, SC  -  July 2022

"The models look fantastic. Excellent detail work!" - Stefan M. - San Rafael, CA - June 2022

"All I can say is WOW. This is a beautiful piece of work. The attention to detail is amazing and the build quality is spectacular." - Ed K - Alameda, CA - June 2022. 

"The model arrived yesterday and looks beautiful on its shelf over my bar." Peter L - Harvard, MA - June 2022

"The model arrived and i wholehearted approve of its craftsmanship. It is amazing." - Stan B. - Vancover, WA - May 2022

"I want to thank you for a perfect model. It's more than I expected." - Daniel G - Hamilon, NJ - April 2022

"I received the model an love it. It looks fantastic in my office." Mark T - Philadelphia, PA - April 2022

"I got the model today and to say I’m impressed is an understatement. The details are incredible." Colby L. - Shreveport, LA - March 2022

"Just wanted to say Thank YOU! The model of our BC is in its place of honor in our living room. It's amazing."  Bruce. M. -  Newington, CT  - March 2022

" I received the model today and she was in perfect condition. She’s absolutely beautiful, looks just like I remember and I love her. The details and proportions are perfect. I could not be happier." Don P. - Hanahan, SC. - February 2022

" Your team produced a fantastic model of my new boat and I love it!  Thanks!" Alex D. -Bay Village, OH - February 2022

"FEDEX delivered today and it is absolutely GORGEOUS! The detail is amazing …. and the model was incredibly well-packed."  Robert Z. - Minnetonka, MN - November 2021

"We received the model of Stalwart today, she does look great and we are pleased with her." Terry C - WA Australia - October 2021

"The model arrived yesterday. It looks amazing and I'm impressed!" Jure M. - Slovenia - Sept. 2021

"I just wanted to let you know I received the model.  It looks wonderful!" Jim C. - Oklahoma City, OK, - Sept 2021

"My Father received the CGN-35 USS Truxtun model I commissioned for him today and he was blown away! The quality and intricate details were top notch." Matt W. - Oak Harbor, WA - September 2021

Everyone I worked with was very helpful and quick to answer any questions I had.

"I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I received my order for the USS Carpenter (DD-825) earlier this week.  This model was for my father, who served on the ship during Vietnam.  When I presented him with the model, all he could say was "WOW!", over and over again.  It was exactly what I was hoping for when I placed this order.  He commented many times on the level of details on the model, and how it matched the actual ship exactly.  He immediately placed it on his display shelf and sent pictures to all his Navy buddies.Thanks again for you/your team's work and attention to detail on this model " Jeffrey S. - Hampden, Maine - March 2021

"I just wished to say thanks so much for the wonderful competed model.  I am thrilled with its size, quality and accurate attention to detail." - Geoff B. - Karnup, Western Australia - March 2021
 "We love it. It arrived in perfect condition. Thank you." - Sarah H. - Glenmore, PA - January 2021

"I just wanted to let you know I received my model two days ago. All was perfect. Not even scratch on the box. I am very happy with it for sure. Thanks so very much and please pass on my appreciation to my model builder on such a great job!! It is very well worth it." - Jarrod D. - Arichat, Nova Scotia, Canada - January 2021

"Received my model this afternoon, absolutely beautiful, extremely well packed, and well worth the wait. Ship is just like I remembered Her. Even the aircraft and yellow gear was appropriate for the time period. Sure brings back a lot of memories." - Ralph T.- Derry, NH - December 2020

"I just want to say thank you to SD Model Makers! Our Giftee LOVED the model! He was practically in tears!  And thank you all for having amazing customer service and being so accommodating! " Angel Y - Las Vegas NV - December 2020

"My model came in today and it is AMAZING.  The detail and the skill, I absolutely love it.  I've seen MANY MANY photos as it was built and you've been patient with all of my requests and focus on detail, but this far exceeds my wildest expectations.  It's a work of accurate art and I'm excited to have a visual aid for the stories I tell my 2.5 year old daughter about her dad's prior life.  She's not allowed to touch it for a couple of decades." Ryan W. - Manassas, VA December 2020

"I have received the shipment, and have set the model of the ship up in a prominent place in our RSL Sub-Branch Ante Room. The model is magnificent & a credit to the workmanship." Jeff L. - Benalla Victoria Australia - December 2020

"Received the model today.  It was a birthday present for my wife in remembrance of her father who passed away a few years ago.  She absolutely loved it." -  Brian R - McDowell, AZ - December 2020

"The ship arrived today. The model Is incredible, amazing detail and accuracy. It is a family heritage piece that will honor my father and his shipmates for generations to come. Thank you and your colleagues for making my dream come true". - Day S. - Canal Fulton, OH - November 2020

"The model looks amazing!  I’m pretty stunned and impressed with the resemblance and quality. Thank you!" Robert L - Palmetto Bay, FL - November 2020

"My model arrived and it looks GREAT!" Paul R- Milford, OH, November 2020

"The model of the RMS Goliath arrived this afternoon. The model is simply superb in every way!, words fail me. My compliments to the model maker(s) who created this splendid work of art for me, and my thanks to you for your time and assistance." - Konrad D. - Calgary, Alberta Canada - October 2020 

"I received the model and it is magnificent! The way it was packed for shipping was also amazing. Very professionally done. - Richard L. - Mustang, OK - October 2020

"I just wanted to let you know both models have arrived in excellent condition, not a scratch. They look even more awesome in person then in the pictures". - Cathy G. - Taylorsville, UT - October 2020

"The model arrived in great shape and it blew me away! its just beautiful.  - Robert C. - Panacea, FL - October 2020

"The model of the Lord Nelson arrived today. It is absolutely beautiful!  - Charles J. - White Bear Township, MN - October 2020

"I received my model in good condition. Unpacked, assembled case and on display in my den."  - David T. - Vancouver, WA - October 2020

"The USS Nevada ship model is all unpacked and ready for display. It is absolutely beautiful, they did a wonderful job!" - Ralph L. - Alhambra, CA  - September 2020

"The model came through perfectly and looks better than I could ever imagine. It is very accurate and looks terrific." - Brian S. - Marathon, FL - July 2020

"Its here. Its absolutely beautiful. Thank you. " - Vince Q. - Westbrook, ME - July 2020

"Received, reviewed and it is in it's new home! Husband loved his present " - Vernon W. - Tempe, AZ - July 2020

"My model arrived in perfect condition. The quality of work is second to none and I am totally satisfied." - Bernardo B. -  La Navata-Galapagar Spain  - November 2019

"The model has been received, and unpacked. Everything came through beautifully" Charles C. - Winter Park, FL - November 2019

"The model you made for me of the USS Navarro is spectacular!" Ellis P. - Newbury Park, CA - November 2019

"The model is beautiful and well worth the wait" William B. - Virginia Beach, VA - October 2019

"Well you went and did it! You brought tears to my eyes. She is beautiful!!! I can not thank you enough for all your hard work. Thank You,Thank You,Thank You!" Rodney H. - Plymouth, MI - February 2019

"We received the model yesterday. It turned out awesome and we were blown away as to how good it looked! Thanks again for all you did to make it right!" Chuck D. - Foley, AL - December 2018

"Just wanted to let you know the model arrived and it is amazing. I had reservations on spending the money on a model, but it certainly was worth it. Phenomenal job. Don’t think I’ve ever seen something this high quality out of a museum. Great job to those that built it." John G.- Malden, MA - December 2018   USCGC Spencer (WMEC-905)

"Mr. C. wanted me to pass along his gratitude and his praises for your incredible work. I can't thank you enough for all of your assistance throughout this project. You were able to complete the ship months ahead of schedule and made the adjustments I asked for. It's easy to see why examples of your work are in the White House." Zachary B - Three Forks, MT - August 2018

"Please inform your entire team that my father, was more than impressed with his model. It left him speechless." Scott B. - Britton, MI - June 2018

"I unpacked my model today and I am way impressed – great job and thanks for the quality." Hans M. - Houston, TX - May 2018

"My family presented me with the model of our 1984 O’Day 222 and I am completely blown away by the detail and the quality. You guys truly exceeded all of our expectations! Thanks so much for your time and attention to detail. The model will truly be treasured for all time!" Ron M. - Dallas, Texas - September 2017

"I just uncrated the model - WOW. The model is spectacular, thank you for such a great work of art." - Gene S. - Oxnard California - June 2017

"The model of HMS ASTUTE looks awesome. Many thanks for your service." - Andrew P. - Gosport United Kingdom - September 2017

"Received our model in perfect condition. Amazed at the quality and detail you achieved. Extremely pleased with the finished product." - Capt. Bruce H. - Kailua Kona, HI - September 2017

"I wanted to let you know that the model is amazing. I am very pleased with its construction and presentation!"  - Adam M. - Moorpark, CA - June 2017


"The model arrived in perfect condition and if anything looks better than the photos! It’s a beautiful piece of craftsmanship."  - Vince E. - New Providence, N.J. - March 2017



"The model arrived with no damage as she was packed very securely and thoroughly. I spent the past 10 days studying the details and I have to tell you that I cannot find one item that wasn’t correct. This model replicates my actual boat to the finest detail. I am very impressed, it was a job well done and I just want to thank you very much." - Jon S.- Scottsdale, AZ - Feb. 2017



"The model arrived and is absolutely gorgeous" - Roy B. - Calgary Alberta Canada - January 2017


"Looks great - Amazing Job!" - Charles C. -  Mt. Pleasant, S.C. - December 2016



"I have to communicate to you what a phenomenal job you did to complete the Sunseeker Model for us. I still can’t believe the quality and detail of the reproduction." Randy G. - Coral Gables, FL - November 2016

"My Akagi just arrived - It is absolutely beautiful!!  I could not be any more happier than I am now. The detail is amazingly stunning." Frank G. - Lakewood CO - October 2016


"Just wanted to let you know I received my commisioned model (USS Monticello LSD-35).  I want to say this model is absolutely stunning.  Pictures do not do it justice... a magnificent piece of work.  I am very happy.  My only regret is that I did not find you (your website) sooner so I could have been enjoying this fine model for more years!" Bill P. - Columbus IN - September 2016


"The model has arrived safe and sound.  It looks spectacular in its place of honor in the living room. It was a pleasure doing business with you and would recommend your operation most highly." Archie L. - Victoria BC - January 2016

 More comments from previous customer e-mails

"Not only are the quality of the model and the case top-notch, the packing was perfect. Someday I may find space for a BB-55, and you folks will be my choice!" Richard D. - Raleigh, NC. - November 2015

"The model has docked at my residence now and are safely and proudly displayed for all to enjoy. It can only be described as sensational as is the display case. The best packaging, I have ever seen. Well done to you and your team!"  Ian H. - Sydney AU - October 2015

"I'm thrilled to tell you the USS Enterprise (CVN 80) 12"-inch model arrived....and in perfect condition in all respects! Not only that, the model is absolutely magnificent....way beyond my expectations! The craftsmanship and detailing leaves me speechless! And, the acrylic case was perfectly in proportion to the model. Bravo Zulu to your whole team!"  Nicholas S. -  Winter Park, FL - October 2015

"I received my model today - It's spectacular!!!" Terry M. - Norco, LA  - May 2014

"The model just arrived and it is BEAUTIFUL!!" John S. -  Belvedere, CA. - June 2014

 "Incredible details and workmanship." Bill D - Monterey, CA - January 2014

"The ship looks amazing! It has been a pleasure doing business with you. You truly do create works of art." Levon K, Cambridge, Ontario Canada

 "Looks Awesome!." Dominick  B - Lindenhurst, NY

 "The model is truly amazing and great value for the price. Morris G., Natick, MA

"I received my shipment of the USS Princeton today. It’s awesome, the pictures of the ship doesn’t do it justice. I am very, very happy with the ship. Thanks again, your service and craftsmanship is top notch!" Eric T., White Cloud, MI

"The model looks absolutely amazing. Better than I expected"  Mike H, - Calgary, Alberta Canada

 "Everything is perfect - Great Job!" Jim B. - Silver Springs, MD

"Received the models. All in perfect condition. I am very impressed. Brought back a flood of memories for me. Mike B., Forrest Hill, MD

"Looks Awesome!" Leah Y - San Diego, CA

 "I received the model this afternoon and could not be happier" Chris M. - Stamford, CT

"I'm very happy with the model, to say the least!" Leory D. Victorville, CA

 "Unbelievable - So Real!" Leanne M. San Diego, CA

"The model arrived today, safe and sound. A VERY handsome model!" Hilary R - Jamestown, NC

"The boat is just perfect in every detail. I just love it and can't wait to show it off." Dan T. - Clayton, NC

 "It looks great! Many thanks for the superb workmanship." Admiral Jacob Shuford - Riverhawk Fast Sea Frames, Tampa FL

"Incredible detail and workmanship. Thank you for creating a wonderful memory" Cheri P - San Diego, CA

"The artistry and craftsmanship is without peer. Only your team can lay claim to the much overused and seldom obtained phrase: Museum Quality." Sebastian S. - West Henrietta, NY