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              OCEAN LINER MODEL SHIPS 

Just want you to know that the Rex for us has become a reason to gather friends and family ( in small groups) as they all want to see the ship! They love the "attention to detail" and we are challenging them to look for the people. This has become a fun game. At times we provide a little help, with a magnifying glass! Lot of fun.Sincerely, Lou"

I received the Queen Mary and I love it. For me, it is a fabulous piece of art executed in a meticulous manner and a super addition to my apartment. I have always been fascinated by the era of the great liners, typified by the Queen Mary. I have one small problem that I need to ask you about. In removing the model from the packing, I accidentally broke two of the lifeboat davits. They are so tiny, I do not know how to replicate them.  Would it be possible for your artisans to send me two replacement davits. I would be happy to pay for them. I can't wait to see the HMS Victory when it is completed. Thank you.  Richard C. New York, New York"



We have supplied many model ships to nautical museums, shipping operators, ship builders, marine engineers, business executives. Please click on this
ship models link to view some samples.  Unlike many retailers, we always post large, high quality photos of our ships.   We have nothing to hide (such as the cheap dark decal to portray windows.)  Enjoy your gallery visit!

               
 

"My darling (and I do mean that seriously ) wife loves the models once she sees them, but she is much more practical than I am, at least in the short term, so she doesn't buy for the future...if there is no space for something now, she says "why buy it."  I, however, am much more future oriented, and very aware of the fact that items of high quality but limited appeal to the general public may not be available in the future....books that aren't on the best seller list, classical music recordings, etc. There is always a niche market for high quality items, but it frequently becomes very expensive. Unfortunately, we live in a culture where it is nearly impossible to go broke making mediocre movies or producing annoying and cloned rap music, but quality, if not priced "competitively", frequently becomes extinct, in the mass market sense...try finding a a good quality toaster or other small appliance at any price.  I fully plan on unveiling all of the acquisitions when we have more space, I hope, in a few years, assuming I don't prematurely expire ( I am 63, but in much better shape than most my age... I should know, I'm a physician ). However, no one's future is assured.  Interestingly enough, my wife inquired today as to whether a friend of hers could bring her grandchildren over to see my ship models, as they seem to have a fascination for sailing ships ( probably watched Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean too many times), so I would say that's a positive sign.  Anyway, as usual, I have probably communicated more than you wish to hear.  Keep the colors flying and thanks to all your artisans for their greatly appreciated efforts.  Scott B."

"Hello my name is J M. I'm seeking employment with your company.  I've worked as a model maker for M...B... Inc in Chicago, Illinois for several years.  Model building is my passion, naval and ocean liner models are of particular interest to me.  Thank you for all and any consideration J M.   P.S. I recently gave the owner of xxx.com an ear full for his trying to pass off Titanic and Aquitania models (very poor ones at that) as Britannic, Olympic and Lusitania and Mauritania with only the painted names and plaques changed. I can attach the conversation in full in the future. I'm sure someone here would find it entertaining. He bills ALL of his models as authentic and "museum quality"".


SS
Normandie


Normandie was the epitome of luxury ocean liners.  She was the fastest, the sleekest, and the most artfully decorated. But her first distinction was that she was the first to exceed 1,000 feet in length. On her maiden voyage, she captured the blue riband and broke the Atlantic speed record thus winning the Hale's Trophy from the Italian's Rex.


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SS United States
 


 


SS United States is one of the world's greatest maritime achievements. She smashed all Atlantic speed records on her maiden voyage in 1952.  Though no longer in service, SS United States remains a proud icon of American ingenuity and naval engineering.  To this day, her record-breaking crossings  have yet to be broken by another ocean liner.
 

ss United States
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SS Independence


 


SS Independence
and her sister were two of the world's most famous, popular and innovative ocean liners. They were symbols of the might and ingenuity of American maritime design and construction: big, fast, comfortable.  SS Independence was the last US-built ship to sail under the American flag.   Note the bulbous bow of this ocean liner model.  The beautiful curves are not carved/sanded from a solid hull but heat bent wooden planks on a frame.
 


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SS Constitution

 


 


SS Constitution and her sister SS Independence
were two of the world's most famous, popular and innovative ocean liners. They were symbols of the might and ingenuity of American maritime design and construction: big, fast, comfortable.  Being the biggest liners built in the USA in a decade, SS Constitution was ranked for a time as the fastest merchant ship under the Stars & Stripes.  

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SS Michelangelo


Michelangelo was distinguished by two unusual features: her graceful hull and unique funnels. Research aimed at ensuring smoke and grit fell clear of the decks led to this peculiar funnel shape. Narrow funnels with lids were found to be most effective whilst the surrounding trestlework gave the shape of conventional funnels.
 


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RMS Olympic
 


RMS Olympic was the lead ship and also the luckiest of the White Star Line's trio of Olympic-class liners.  She had a long career, spanning 24 years from 1911 to 1935.  This included service as a troopship during the First World War, which gained her the nickname "Old Reliable."  Olympic served successfully as an ocean liner throughout the 1920s and into the first half of the 1930s.
 


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RMS Queen Mary
 


QM broke record in August 1936, crossing the Atlantic in just 4 days to win back the 'Blue Riband' from the Normandie.  During wartime, she transported Winston Churchill three times to conferences.  Queen Mary now stays in Long Beach, California, after completing 1,001 crossings of the Atlantic! 
 

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RMS
Queen Elizabeth


The history and profile of the RMS Queen Elizabeth is one of distinction and worthy of special recognition. For the Cunard Line, the ship provided the final say in their conquest of the North Atlantic. The epitome of ocean liner travel from her inaugural voyage to fateful retirement, RMS Queen Elizabeth played out a fascinating and colorful role in the history of the Twentieth Century.
 


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Conte di Savoia


If the Rex, with her old-fashioned and neoclassic décor, could be defined as the last of the floating palaces, the Conte di Savoia represented an authentic revolution among ocean liners with her lounges in a genuinely modern style.


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SS Rex


The Rex was the only Italian ocean liner to ever win the Blue Riband and one of the best looking cruise ships to ever wear the colors of the Italian Line and makes a beautiful ocean liner Model.  Rex's half-ton bronze bell stood in the foyer of the Italian Line's head office in Genoa.
 

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Nieuw Amsterdam
 

 


In an era of undisguised luxury and leviathans, the Nieuw Amsterdam stands out as a ship of untarnished stature. By all accounts, the Nieuw Amsterdam took cruise ship interior decor to a new plateau. Designed to be the gem of the Dutch fleet, the accommodations and interior appointments were the finest afloat.

 


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Empress of Canada
 


RMS Empress of Canada was an ocean liner built in 1961 by Vickers-Armstrongs, Walker-on-Tyne, England for Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd.. This ship, the third CP vessel to be named Empress of Canada, regularly traversed the transatlantic route between Liverpool and Canada for the next decade.


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Ile De France
 


The SS Ile de France was a French ocean liner and the first major ocean liner built after the conclusion of World War I.  She was the first liner ever to be decorated entirely with designs associated with the Art Deco style.   Ile de France was considered the most beautifully decorated ship built by  French Line until the Normandie.
 


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Ocean Monarch
 


Ocean Monarch was the first postwar-built ship designed especially for the American cruise market.  Based in New York, she traveled on the New York - Bermuda route.   She served with Furness Withy until 1966, during which she was awarded a gold medal by the American Institute for Designing for her "outstanding beauty and unusual design features of a cruise ship".


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Queen of Bermuda
 


The 22,500-ton Queen of Bermuda was one of the great liners of the 1930's. She added great luxury to the Bermuda cruise trade. Along with splendid public rooms, a large main restaurant, an indoor pool and spacious sports and sun decks, she boasted a great novelty for that era: every cabin had a private bathroom.  The ideal honeymoon cruise was dubbed the "honeymoon ships."  This ocean liner model is a commission and not for sale. 
 


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RMS
Titanic
 

 


The Titanic was an unabashed celebration of opulence and technological wizardry. On her maiden voyage, she attracted an impressive roster of internationally known names.  Her 329 first-class passengers had an aggregate wealth exceeding $500 million!
 


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RMS Mauretania

 


RMS Mauretania was launched on September 20, 1906, to become the largest. On her maiden voyage in November 1907, she captured the record for the fastest eastbound crossing of the Atlantic. In September, 1909, she captured the Blue Riband for the fastest westbound crossing - a record that was to stand for more than 20 years. Her record was broken by the German ocean liner Bremen in 1929.   
 

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SS Bremen


The German ship Bremen was notable for her low streamlined profile and a modern approach to her design.  The  Bremen sparked the building of the large and very expensive express liners of the 1930s. SS Bremen captured the Blue Riband from the Mauretania.
 


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Andrea Doria


Named after the 16th-century Genoese admiral, the ocean liner Andrea Doria was an icon of Italian national pride.  Of all Italy's ships at the time, Andrea Doria was the largest, fastest and supposedly safest. Launched on 16 June 1951, the ship undertook its maiden voyage on 14 January 1953. 
 


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SS France



 


As The France she was the last of the great French transatlantic Ocean Liners and the longest ever made (until Queen Mary 2) until she was laid up from 1974 until 1979.   Click on the photo to view one of our most beautiful ocean liner replica.
 


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SS Liberte

 


 


Renamed Liberte, the former North German Lloyd flagship flied the French flag.  In the days preceding the war, Europa had represented Germany as one of the fastest ships on the North Atlantic, having captured the Blue Riband from the Bremem in 1931 with a record crossing of 27.91 knots.  As Liberte, she found her place as a flagship successor of the Normandie. 
 


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TS Bremen 5
(SS Pasteur)

 

 


North German Lloyd acquired SS Pasteur from the French and renamed it TS Bremen in 1957 and refitted her comprehensively.  To enhance comfort, two 4,50 m Stabilizers were fitted. In 1960, Bremen could carry approximately 14,000 passengers between Europe and the USA.  This ocean liner model is a commission.  

 


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SS Europa

 

 


The Bremen's sister ship Europa made her maiden voyage to New York on 19 March 1930 taking the westbound Blue Riband from the SS Bremen with the average speed of 27.91 knots and a crossing time of 4 days, 17 hours and 6 minutes. 


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SS America

 


SS America possessed strikingly handsome lines.  She presented a sleek and most dynamic appearance as her tall prow was severely flared and had a slight 'clipper' rake.
 

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SS Constitution
American Hawaii Cruises

 


This model features the SS Constitution while operated by American Hawaii Cruises.


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SS Rotterdam


The Rotterdam was the last great Dutch "ship of state", employing the finest artisans from Holland in her construction and fitting out process. With a career spanning forty years, she was also one of the most successful passenger ships of all time.  She sailed from 1959 until her final retirement in the fall of 2000.
 

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 RMS Aquitania

 

 


Perhaps no other ship in the history of the Cunard Line was so revered as was the RMS Aquitania. With a long and illustrious career – spanning the two World Wars – Aquitania was the longest serving ship in the Cunard fleet and was a favorite among transatlantic passengers. Her exquisite and tastefully executed interiors earned Aquitania the title “ship beautiful.”
 


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RMS
Lusitania



 


Lusitania held the Blue Riband a number of times, notably in 1907.  The ship was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-20 on May 7, 1915, on her 202nd crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. The incident played a role in the United States' entry into World War I on April 17, 1917.

 

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RMS Queen Elizabeth 2

 


The Queen Elizabeth 2, often called "the QE2", was the flagship of the Cunard Line from 1969 until she was succeeded by  Queen Mary 2 in 2004.  The QE2 was considered the last of the great transatlantic ocean liners.  She served almost 40 years as the Cunard flagship and traveled all over the world.
 

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Lurline



 


SS Lurline was the third Matson Lines vessel to hold that name and the last of four fast and luxurious ocean liners that Matson built for the Hawaii and Australasia runs from the West Coast of the United States.   We are going to build the SS Matson as well.


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Matsonia



 


Matson was enjoying fair post-war success with Lurline and was looking to expand their passenger operation once more.  The new Matsonia (ex-Monterey) first sailed from New York to San Francisco on 22 May 1957 to team up with her sister Lurline on the San Francisco – Los Angeles – Honolulu run.
 


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SS Imperator

SS Vaterland

SS Bismarck


 


SS Imperator was an ocean liner built for the Hamburg America Line, launched in 1912.  Upon launch, she surpassed the just completed RMS Titanic by 24 ft., and she herself was surpassed the same year by SS Vaterland (later SS Leviathan) by 44 ft.  She was the first of a trio of successively larger Hamburg America ships that included SS Vaterland and SS Bismarck built by the line for transatlantic passenger service. At the time of her completion in June 1913, she was the largest passenger ship in the world, surpassing the Titanic's sister ship the Olympic.

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TSS Nea Hellas
passenger ship



 


Between 1939 and 1945, the Nea Hellas ocean liner became the ship of dreams to hundreds of thousands fleeing the Nazi and yearning a new start in the US and Canada.  During WWII she served a a troopship and after the war resumed her service as a bridge of hope to the promised lands. 


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Pacific Princess
(The Love Boat) 


Pacific Princess was original built in 1971 by Nordseewerke, Emden, Germany as Sea Venture for Flagship Cruises.  Between 1975 and 2002 she sailed for Princess Cruises as Pacific Princess, famous for appearing in the romantic sitcom The Love Boat.
 


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SS Conte Rosso


 


Conte Rosso was an Italian ocean liner active in the early 20th century.  Named after Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy, the Conte Rosso was noted for her lavish Italian interior decoration. Designers included an outdoor dining area, unusual for ships of this era.

 


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SS Australis

 


After serving for 24 years, SS America was sold to the Greek-owned Chandris Group in 1964 and renamed Australis. The Australis was popular as a cruise ship in Europe and out of Australia and New Zealand, although her primary purpose was the transfer of immigrants.   
 

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TSS Fairstar

 


On 19 May 1964 the Fairstar left Southampton with a full complement of passengers, mostly migrants, on her maiden voyage to Sydney, Australia.  Fairstar then began cruising as a permanent cruise ship from Australia in December 1974.
 


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Reina del Mar
 


Reina del Mar was the last passenger ship built for the Pacific Steam Navigation Company and their South American service. At the time she was the largest, fastest and only fully air-conditioned passenger liner operating a regular service between the UK, France, Spain and the west coast of South America via the Panama Canal.
 



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Canopic



 


Canopic was originally built in 1990 as Commonwealth for the Dominion Line.  In 1903 Commonwealth was sold to the White Star Line and renamed Canopic.  The Canopic made her first White Star Line voyage on January 14, 1903 on the Liverpool to Boston service.
 

SS canopic
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RMS Majestic
 


RMS Majestic was a White Star ocean liner originally launched in 1914 as the Hamburg America Line liner SS Bismarck.  She was the largest ship in the world until completion of SS Normandie in 1935. 
 


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RMS Berengaria
 


The passenger liner Berengaria, originally named Imperator, was built in Germany in 1913 for the Hamburg-Amerika Line. Intended as a rival to Britain’s Olympic, Titanic, Lusitania and Mauretania, she was then the largest ship in the world.


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SS Leviathan
 


The SS Leviathan, originally built as the Vaterland, was an ocean liner which regularly crossed the North Atlantic from 1914 to 1934. In 1917, Germany's Vaterland was seized by the U.S. government and renamed Leviathan. She was used as a troopship during World War I and later as the flagship of the United States Lines.
 



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SS Catalina
 


The SS Catalina, also known as The Great White Steamer, is a 301-foot steamship built in 1924 that provided passenger service on the 26-mile passage between Los Angeles and Santa Catalina Island from 1924 to 1975.  She carried more passengers than any other vessel anywhere.  SS Catalina transported more than 800,000 soldiers, more than any other army transport throughout WWII.  Retired in 1975 and place on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. Catalina is registered as a California State Historical Landmark and City of Los Angeles' Cultural Monument.


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"Received your email to order REX.  Price 2,300 plus $90shipping.  Interested in lighting option for $200 extra all I need someone to contact me for order.  My # 917 841 xxxx you can call anytime.
I have ordered models from Motion Models and SD Model Makers wish I would have found you sooner.  Anthony L."

"
Love the REX. I would like to commission for your company to build this ship for me. I immigrated to America on this ship in 1952... I'm asking for a length of 42" and obviously as much detail as possible. This is very important to me. Can you get back to me at your convenience also I would want it built to scale. Thank much.  Anthony L."

Do your due diligence. When you are about to purchase an ocean liner model ship from another seller, ask for large photos.  Make sure that you can see clearly if the ship's windows are "real" or just dark decal ?  Lower end model ships have plenty of decal.   Please click on the link below for some analyses that we were paid to performed in the past:

                                           Analyses of low-end ocean liner models

 


We are sorry for the "sold out" status on many ocean liner models, due to a surge of interest in 2014 and continue to 2017.  These models won't be built again until all custom orders are clear.