Restoration and Repair

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Humphreys' Frigate 1922
Barque circa 1920 pointer
HMS Victory
HMS Detroit
Mayflower
HMS Surprise
English Smack 1905 - 1910
HMS Bounty

Before

This relatively small but very detailed model was in need of a serious overhaul. She has more deck details than some models three times her size. She was completely taken apart and the parts were cleaned and refinished where needed. Care was taken to get her as close to the original state as possible. One thing I never quite figured out was what her sails were made of. Some mysteries are simply not meant to be solved.

Model ship before restoration

After

Image of 'Little Bark'

As mentioned previously, the model had to be completely disassembled and some parts that were beyond salvaging or missing, were replaced while trying to match them in appearance to the original parts. Some bare-wood parts such as the spars where stained while the hull got a fresh coat of paint.

The images here show the completed restoration. Sails and rigging where beyond salvaging and a new set of sails and rigging was created.

Image of restored hull

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