At Model Ship Master,
we accept commissions to build any model in any scale
and at any quantity. Our master craftsmen love a
challenge to build new ships, and our extensive network
with the museums in the world allows us to obtain
virtually all records available for any vessel.
Information supplied by you also
helps in creating the best custom product available.
If there's no plans available anywhere,
We can draw full ship plans based on
photos and descriptions. Our artisans have drawn for major
museums such as National Maritime Museum Antwerpen in
Belgium and The Navy Museum of Brest in France.
All our ship models look at least 90% like their real
counterparts. Custom built ship models can be completed
within a few months, and photographs of the work in
progress are available to you at periodic intervals.
A small deposit is required to begin construction and is
used for research and material preparation, and therefore is non-refundable.
To obtain a quote on any ship model, please fill out
the Commission Work Survey as follows. All quotes
are good for two weeks and require a deposit with in
Please note that all of
our models are hollow hull, plank-on-frame just like the
real ships were built. This is not only about
realism and authenticity but also the matter of value.
Imagine a ship model that are made of many solid blocks
of wood glued together and onto a hull that is
also made out of another (large) block of wood! It
would be more like children's Lego, not a nautical art
piece that prizes ownership, impossible to become a
As well, Model Ship Master accepts commission job to
build your model kits. We solve many of the
problems in kit manufacturing. For example, we
make hinged doors that move, glass-like windows that are
transparent, and realistic cannons under deck...
The picture below shows a mass-production sample of kits. Our
models are hand crafted one by one and
these issues do not exist.
Model Ship Master has created over 400 custom built
models and range from ancient vessels to the most
advanced modern ships with prices ranged from
$1,500 to $25,000. Following are photographs of
representative projects that our clients allow us to