Old Modern Handicrafts is on a mission to keep alive the fine craftsmanship of yesteryear with its traditional hand-crafted model ships and vintage nautical gifts. These high-quality scale model ships are built using traditional techniques to create works of art that any sailor, historian or lover of the sea will appreciate.
Model ships include the Titanic, the Queen Mary, the Cutty Sark and HMS Endeavour. It can take the craftsmen hundreds of hours to complete museum-quality level models such as HMS Victory or USS Constitution.
Old Modern Handicrafts scale ships are built using the old-school plank on frame or plank on bulk head methods that are executed by hand. Then the company brings in a dash of modern technology to perfect the designs even more. Laser machines replicate the details to the exact scale of the original. The combination of classic model ship building techniques with the modern technology creates an authentic and beautiful product at a very reasonable price point.
The Old Modern Handicrafts models are available in different sizes so you can find the perfect ship to decorate your home or office. The detail is extraordinary, with extensive research going into every ship to ensure the model is exactly true to the original ship plans, both in scale and in design. Woods used in these hand-built model ships include rosewood, mahogany, teak and Western red cedar. The metal fittings, ornaments and other details are made to the same high standards using chrome, brass or cast metal.
In addition to scale models, Old Modern Handicrafts also crafts vintage nautical gifts and nautically inspired home decor. These make wonderful gifts, including Victorian style brass and wood binoculars on a tripod, mother of pearl binoculars in a wooden box, and handsome brass armillary spheres.
If you harbor a nostalgia for the sea, set sail with one of these magnificent Old Modern Handicrafts model ships or nautical accessories.