Restoration Demo

 For this large scale ship model we choose to make the case of red oak, a lovely complement to the midnight blue hull. This is stand alone case reaching over 9' tall in which the front panel of plexiglass is removable for servicing of the model. The arched treatments on the top and sides add to the viewing pleasure and reduced the overall size which would have been required for this case in a conventional square design.

All wood is sanded to a fine, soft as silk finish and sealed in numerous coats of top quality sealer and oil. It is hand rubbed between each coat until a it will hold no more oil and we have achieved a lustrous fine finish.

The ship is perfectly illuminated with a custom lighting treatment from above. Two four foot bright sunlight fluorescent bulbs shine through two lovely white stained glass panels with an iridescent mica outside finish. Stunning.

We utilized a very unique method for permanently securing this model in place with a custom made block and tackle assembly attached to the base of the case. The base of the model is supported with a solid red oak keel support which is screwed through the ship's hull into the base of the cabinet. A brass name plate is placed onto a block of red oak, then pinned into place within the case for the final touch.

This image shows her placed into her permanent location gracing the center mezzanine just outside the grand ballroom of The Carolands Mansion located in Northern California.

Finished Model

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Antique Pond Yacht investment and museum quality ship models such as this turn of the century large scale pond yacht are built, repaired and restored by professional Master Model Builders with more than 35 years experience. Each one custom built or restored by hand in the USA, available in a multitude of configurations and sizes including radio controlled versions.
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