'John: thanks so much for your wonderful craftsmanship on the HMS Bounty.
Your repairs have her looking good as new - and I can't tell you how much I appreciated you taking the time to do it right the first time!'
'We have finally unpacked her and I
have to say she is stunning!!! The pictures you sent didn't do her
justice! Wow! We are all totally blown away. Thank you so so much!'
'Finally got down to Florida to see
your fantastic model of Amazing Grace-- "Exceeds all expectations!"
Many thanx for a truly superb execution of my Bruckmann Blue Star
'The custom model of our Morgan 384
is absolutely breathtaking. Even though I saw the progress via the
photos you sent me, the finished piece is truly unbelievable. My husband
was very, very happily surprised.'
'John, thank you again for applying
your fine skill, dedication and efforts to our SS Newfoundland project.
It was a great success and we are thrilled by your result.'
'I'm speechless, John. And for me, that
doesn't happen often! It is absolutely beautiful. You are truly a
'Arrived in perfect condition. Great
Job. Thank you for all your work.'
'The HMS Diana arrived safe and sound
today! The ship is simply, well...there are no words to describe how
delighted I am with the finished museum quality work! She is absolutely
beautiful and the craftmanship is above and beyond expectations! I
can tell you the ship was well worth the wait.'
'My wife and I brought you a very tired
ship model made by her father when he was in the Navy. Not only was
the model looking tired, but very dirty and with sails rotted away,
plus a bag of parts that had fallen off over the years. We hoped it
might be brought back to something good enough to give to our son,
who was named after his grandfather and is also serving in the Navy.
You returned something so wonderful we could hardly believe our eyes.
Your creative restoration is absolutely wonderful. Thank you. Thank
you. Thank you.'
'Your models are prominently displayed
in our shop window and command a lot of attention.'
'It is here! And it is beautiful! There
is absolutely no damage, and I am absolutely satisfied! Thanks.'
'For anyone even remotely thinking of
having a replica ship built, you will find none better than John Andela
at the Art of Age of Sail. You get honesty, integrity and confidence
in investment. You get exceptional research into authenticity of every
part of the vessel. The detail in workmanship in everything from planking
to paint is perfect. All this takes alot of hours, weeks and months.
BUT the work of art is worth the wait. Simply Fabulous!'
'I was the one that asked John to do
the HMS Ontario. The project took over a year, but was well worth
the wait. A fairly small scale model (1:64), but John's attention
to the "smallest" detail is extraordinary. And his sense of humour
is second-to-none! As far as I know, this is the first model of the
HMS Ontario based on the actual, recently discovered wreck. Truly
a work of Art, worthy of a centre stage place in any Maritime Museum.
Many, many thanks...'
'I was very impressed with this model
that you did for friends of mine. As the former owner of this vessel,
it was a joy for me to see the detail and authenticity, truly amazing!
I forwarded photographs of the model to some of my sailing friends
and now we all want one of our respective sailboats! '
'Just a quick note to express how incredibly
impressed I am with the model. It is just amazing. Thanks ever so
much for your professional work on every detail.'
'Mark and I are both very impressed.
It's really very good.'
'I just unpacked it and it looks great.
I don't know how you can part with your finished pieces. The sails
have just the right amount of aging and the ship looks "Ship Shape"
The workmanship is impressive as well as the rigging. Final inspection
is a big PASS.'
Wow!!!! The yacht looks fantastic!!!!
You are a very skilled craftsman.
'It's a beautiful model. Thank you for
a job well done.'
'I like the model very much. Congratulations!'
'Spectacular C&C 40 model. Your
model is truly artful in its detail and proportion. I think your work
'Well, I'm speachless. Your art, for
that is what it is, is beautiful!!! Thank you so much for everything.
My father is going to be beyond thrilled.'
'My Husband LOVED the boat and it was
a great surprise! It worked out exactly how I planned and his reaction
was as I'd hoped - a VERY unique gift! Everyone is impressed and it
looks wonderful up on the mantel.'
'I compare your models to replicas of
the interested boats that I saw recently at the boat show in Genova
– big difference!'
'The ship is simply spectacular and
now graces the top of the credenza behind my desk for all to admire'