Model Ship Master can
repair ship models of ANY TYPE and ANY QUALITY.
We can travel to your place (please request at
least one week in advance) or you can send your
models to our facility in California.
For a cost estimate, please send us some
photos of your ship model. Services@modelshipmaster.com.
Please help us to be efficient and do not call.
We really need photos.
general, for a model ship that has rigging and
masts, the minimum cost is $500 if restored at
our facility in Southern California. For
other types such as model yacht, ocean liner
model, container ship model, ect., the minimum
is $700. For a repair in Europe,
it's minimum $700 for all models.
can drive up to two hours to make the
restoration at your place for $300 extra.
For longer distances, please contact us for a
quote. Please note that we can't accept
all off-site restoration jobs, as we might be
focusing on building some model boats at the time of your
is best that you send your ship model in for
restoration. If your ship model is
fastened firmly to its base via screws, it will be easy to
pack. Just build a simple crate, attach
the base of the ship to the crate's bottom with
several screws from below (so that the model can't move
inside the crate), then fill the box with
packing peanuts and you're ready to go.
If the boat model is not fastened to its base,
it is requiring more work but still fairly
manageable and we'll can show you how. If the box is too big for
your car, we can schedule a FEDEX pickup for
Below are some of our representative restoration
At the residence of the owner of the
luxury cruise liner
OCEANIA CRUISES, Miami:
and restoring the Crystal Harmony
by a well-known American craftsman J.H. who has been
featured regularly by modelshipwrights.com
Second time at
CRYSTAL CRUISES, making the Crystal Harmony
model more accurate:
We also repair
plastic model ships which are very flimsy:
for the tardiness in letting you know she has
arrived and is beyond
gorgeous! My son’s face was priceless and
he actually thought I had somehow found another
ship as he remembered how tragically damaged she
was! He’s happy that a case is being made
since right away my granddaughter (9) wanted to
touch it. He was telling his family
stories of how he ran around on her as a kid and
all the fantastic treats he used to get in the
galley etc. No secrecy in shipping the
case since he knows it’s forthcoming.
And some other
"I just want to
let you know how thrilled my clients are with their
ship. Thank you for taking the time and care
in bringing it back to life. Nicole
"The work you did on my wife’s schooner, The Sword
Fish, is beautiful! I too love to look at eye
level from the stern to imagine the rough conditions
under which the model was made. I guess men
were really men back then!! Freeman."
We also accepts
jobs to build crates for the most odd-shaped art
pieces. We charge only two third of what
specialized art movers do but will do a better job
as model ships have the oddest shapes and we are
extremely successful at packing them.
"I contacted several model ship places in California
for a repair and only you accepted it. Before I
found you I had dragged myself to a big retailer and
disappointed myself after learning that they
imported everything and all they could fix was to
glue back broken-off parts. More surprise was that
another retailer whose web site appeared highly professional
did not even have an office and no warehouse! He
also knew zip about building ship models (Now I
realized that the plastic models that he'd built in
his childhood required only gluing.) Anyway, it's a
great pleasure to know you guys who will save my
sinking ships. Sincerely, Jim P."