The story of The Spyglass Shop Model Ship Builders

At The Spyglass Shop, we take great pride in the meticulous process of building our handcrafted model ships. With over 20 steps involving various departments and skilled model ship builders, the creation of each model ship is a labor of love that spans hundreds of hours. Our craftsmen approach each step with unwavering concentration, meticulousness, and an impeccable attention to detail. The result is a masterpiece that will captivate your senses, especially our Model Tall Ship Collection.

Our model ships and model boats are available as museum-quality, fully assembled masterpieces. We are particularly proud of our "Exclusive Edition" models, which feature a unique serial number etched into the hull. This special identifier allows us to trace the production date, materials used, and other relevant information for each model.

Our master craftsmen undertake the creation of these highly detailed wooden models with utmost precision. Using historical photographs, drawings, or original plans as references, they painstakingly handcraft each model from scratch. The models are built to scale using high-grade woods such as western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany. Employing the plank-on-frame construction method, our craftsmen ensure that every model resembles the construction process of actual ships. Each model undergoes hundreds of hours of dedicated work and must pass a rigorous quality control process before leaving our workshop.


If you're passionate about ship model building and have a desire to build ship models yourself, The Spyglass Shop is here to assist you. Our expert model ship builders can guide you through the process and provide you with the materials and support you need to embark on your own model shipbuilding journey. We offer a wide range of model ships to build, providing options for every skill level and interest.


To protect your investment, our model ships and model boats come standard with a solid wood base and a brass nameplate. We take utmost care in packaging our models to ensure their safe arrival, providing you with maximum protection.


If you're searching for the perfect gift for a home or office decorator, a boat enthusiast, or a passionate collector, The Spyglass Shop is the destination for you. Our model ship and model boat collection, crafted by our master ship model builders, exudes the quality and trustworthiness that we stand by.


Immerse yourself in the world of handcrafted model ships at The Spyglass Shop. Explore the wonders of our collection and discover the beauty that lies within each meticulously crafted piece. With our commitment to excellence, you can trust that every model ship we offer is a true work of art. Begin your ship model building journey with us today.