Welcome to the world where your dreams of
owning a beautiful, accurate model of the great
ships can finally be realized. Our
mission is a simple: Sparing no
expenses to create living memories of wonderful
models of historic ships. When exploring our Web site, you’ll see
true nautical art pieces,
something mass-produced in Asian sweatshops or carved
out of solid pieces of wood.
All of our
craftsmen are master builders who love to build
model ships than to make money. That's what many
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"My darling (and I do mean that
seriously ) wife loves the models once she sees them,
but she is much more practical than I am, at least in
the short term, so she doesn't buy for the future...if
there is no space for something now, she says "why buy
I, however, am much more future oriented, and very
aware of the fact that items of high quality but limited
appeal to the general public may not be available in the
future....books that aren't on the best seller list,
classical music recordings, etc. There is always a niche
market for high quality items, but it frequently becomes
very expensive. Unfortunately, we live in a culture
where it is nearly impossible to go broke making
mediocre movies or producing annoying and cloned rap
music, but quality, if not priced "competitively",
frequently becomes extinct, in the mass market
sense...try finding a a good quality toaster or other
small appliance at any price.
I fully plan on unveiling all of the acquisitions
when we have more space, I hope, in a few years,
assuming I don't prematurely expire ( I am 63, but in
much better shape than most my age... I should know, I'm
a physician ). However, no one's future is assured.
Interestingly enough, my wife inquired today as to
whether a friend of hers could bring her grandchildren
over to see my ship models, as they seem to have a
fascination for sailing ships ( probably watched Johnny
Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean too many times), so I
would say that's a positive sign.
Anyway, as usual, I have probably communicated
more than you wish to hear. Keep the colors flying and thanks to all your
artisans for their greatly appreciated efforts.
SANTA MARIA model ship
"I would have gotten back
to you sooner but I've been on vacation.
Nonetheless, I must tell you how pleased I am with
the "Santa Maria". The pictures you sent, as
impressive as they were, do not adequately convey
the beauty and elegance of the model itself. I
congratulate you and your staff for a job superbly
done. If I decide to obtain another model (a very
real possibility) I will most certainly be getting
back to you. Best regards, Paul""
TITANIC ocean liner model ship
Ettinger wanted me to write and tell you that
yesterday at the Titanic press conference, your
custom made Titanic model was seen by news
crews from all over the world and will be seen by
100s of millions of viewers world-wide.
Also, someone at the press conference
pointed out to Arlan that there are several tiny
flags missing from the model, and he asks that you
send them to him please. Many thanks,
108 East 73rd Street New York, NY 10021"
whaler tall ship model "I just unpacked my
Wanderer and it is beyond my highest hopes. You did
a masterful job in recreating this historic whaler!
It is the centerpiece of my "man cave" and I'm sure
will become a family heirloom. Almost equally
amazing was the craftsmanship of the shipping crate.
I have to admit, I was a bit worried about how such
a large, detailed and delicate model would survive
the transport but your custom fitted crate supported
and protected it perfectly."
FAIR AMERICAN brig model ship
"We received the "Fair American” on Monday. Wow! It
looks fantastic! Thanks so much for your staff’s
skill and professionalism. It is truly “museum
quality” work! Tony Youmans,
Director, The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon."
HMS SURPRISE tall ship model
"Just to let you
know that I received my model HMS Surprise
yesterday, Tuesday 2nd October - just six days
from California to Wales, brilliant !
I am absolutely
delighted - it is beautifully built, detailed and
rigged, a real credit to the builder. Neil Myles."
NAUTILUS submarine model
Nautilus couple of days ago and unpacked it in the
parking lot. The sub looks great! Well worth every
dollar and the xtra cost regarding the handmade
details that shows well. This model makes an excellent
addition to my Nautilus collection. Packaging
was excellent. Thanks
again, Alan Terry."
Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge pirate model ship
here at Capstone Press would like to thank you for
the use of your pirate ship model. A copy of
Pirate Ship: Sailing the High Seas will be sent to
you when the books arrive in our warehouse...Capstone Press."
GREEK TRIREME model ship
"I have had a lot of
compliments on the trireme. Please thank all those
involved in its construction and assembly. Not
an easy ship to make. And the execution
is perfect. Again,
thanks! Judge Peter Caras, Peoria, Illinois."
VIKING boat model
wanted to let you know how much I like the Viking
Ship Model I bought from you. It
is an absolute work of art! I have
seen the very best ship models that exist: the
Smithsonian, Mystic Sea Port, San Diego, Los Angels
and San Francisco Maritime Museums – and this one
ranks right in there with them. Thank you! - Jim
SS NORMANDIE ocean liner ship model
"My Normandie model arrived today [6/23/14] and it
is stunning! Exquisite detail. Truly beautiful.
The shipping channels to and from New York begin
about 50 miles offshore and to the south of where
our house stands here on Nantucket Island... This
great ship passed near here dozens of times before
World War II brought her career to an end. It is
wonderful to have this beautiful model in our home
to celebrate that history. Thank you for your
excellent work, and as I previously indicated, we
will be back to you in the future as we continue to
decorate our home. Bill K."
PACIFIC PRINCESS cruise
"I have received the Pacific Princess model
that you built for me, and I am thoroughly enjoying
it. I commend all of you on the diligent way that
you faithfully recreated this ship from scratch.
Thank you for the many hours, days and weeks that
you spent working on this model on my behalf. Your
fine effort is very much appreciated!... I never had
the chance to take a cruise on the Pacific Princess,
but now I have my own "Pacific Princess" to admire
for a lifetime. Again, allow me to say "thank you!"
Best regards and God bless,
Jeffery Seay Editor in Chief, "Florida State
Times" and "STATE Faculty-Staff Bulletin" The
Florida State University."
SAN CARLOS tall
"We are extremely pleased
with the ship models; they are absolutely gorgeous
and beautiful. You have some very talented
artisans working with you. I am going to send
some information about the WWII Japanese Destroyer
IJN NENOHI. This will go into an exhibit with
the submarine the USS Triton sub your team is
building now. Wings Over Alaska."
"Dear Frank: "Guatemala"
finally arrived at home port. Very nice, good
attention to detail. Satisfied with the
model. I will send you a photo of the
final port of this ship when I get the display
finished and installed in
the museum. Viktor."
CANOPIC ocean liner model ship
Ship Masters, I received by commissioned model of
the White Star Liner - SS Canopic this morning.
I have not completely unpacked it yet but from
what I see so far it is absolutely spectacular.
I am very please and impressed with the accuracy,
attention to detail, superior packing, etc.
Please give my compliments to the builder or
builders of this fine model - the only known model
the SS Canopic in the world. I will not
hesitate to have Model Ship Masters build my next
custom model! Sincerely, Jason J. Diogo, M.D."
SS MANHATTAN commercial tanker ship model
"My name is Peter
K. I work with McQuilling Partners, Inc., N.Y..
McQuilling is a tanker chartering brokerage
company founded in 1972. We maintain strong ties
with the U.S. and international maritime
industries and McQuilling employs some 35 Kings
Point, Fort Schuyler and other MM school
recently contacted my good friends at American
Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and requested their
assistance in providing me with
“Manhattan”GA/Capacity/MSS plans. At that time
they were kind enough to recommend that I
contact your fine firm who they believed would
likely have all that is required to build the
model to hand..."
safely received, in place and just perfect.
Thank you so very much. You will be
hearing from my son Jason K. in the near future
and I myself would like to do one more, finances
permitting. The model makes me happy each
time I pass it – usually 5-6 times daily. Very
best regards, Peter"
Fine boat modelsand
satisfaction rate: higher than that
of Apple, Inc.
Our ship models have been purchased and/or featured by:
The Maritime Museum of San Diego, Texas' Civil War Museum, South Carolina's Revolutionary
War Museum, Schiele Museum of Natural History,
SC State Museum, Taiwain's YM Oceanicculture and Art Museum,
Denmark's St. George Museum, Deutschland's
Transportation Museum, Wings Over Alaska Museum, Jupiter
Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Oregon's Navy
Operational Support Center, Philippines' Mc. Arthur Shrine,
Denmark's Royal Van Lent Shipyard, AEREON Marine, New
York Police Dept, Radisson Hotel, The
Egyptian Operating Company, Czarnowski, Praendex, Intel,
Magazine, CTV Television, Wingnut Films, Hazazah Film, Merritt
Productions, Schussler Creative, Gaylord Entertainment,
The Company Men Productions, Audi Car Marketing
Dept, Actor Nicolas Cage, Singer Barbra Streisand,
Academy winner Richard King...