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Restoration of Square Rigged Ship.
The first model restoration I did was one the owner wanted restored and returned to her as a keepsake. It is quite small, the hull is 4.75 inches long. In the picture below you can see the damage it had suffered.
Missing and broken masts and yards will be replaced as will all of the rigging. The hull will be cleaned up and remounted on the base.
Stages of Restoration.
Here the masts and rigging have been removed and the deck partially cleaned. It was amazing to see how much dirt and other material there was to be removed.
The decks stripped and ready to refinish.
Finished model viewed from bows
Profile of finished model.