Restoration & Repair

If you have an antique model or pond boat, you may want to consider having it repaired or cleaned.  Over the years, I have gathered quite a collection of antique woods, bone (whale and hoofed beasts) and ivory that I use for this purpose.  A good example of the process is the 19th century bone, wood and ivory model of the New York packet ship, “Helena”.  The “before and after” can be pretty dramatic.

meta-restore1-before         about-helena-after

If you would like to have your model repaired, please contact me to discuss your project.

A large portion of the work I do is repairing and cleaning old or antique ship models.   It is an aspect of ship modeling that takes a special approach.  For each repair I perform, I create a document that outlines, in text and photos, my conclusions about the model and the reasons for making the repairs in the manner I did.

If you’d like to see what a typical repair/restoration document looks like, click here.  The document is a bit on the long side, but I think it will give you a good idea of what the repair process is like for a large project.