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.
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.