Are you looking for a perfect display combination? Our Queen Mary model and display case combo will sure to set your home or office apart!
44.7L x 9.25W x 15.0H Inches
|Old Modern Handicrafts
|western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany + metal
The Model: This model of the Queen Mary captures almost all the details of the original ship. Painted in red, white and black, this model was 100% handcrafted from scratch using the “plank on frame” construction method. Come with as many windows as original, it’s amazing that the craftsmen be able to finish the model within a couple hundreds of hours. Looking at the deck, you will see 3 painted smoke stacks, a dozen of lifeboats on each side, masts and flag poles. If you look closer, there are many different stairs connected main decks and others. All the doors and stairs and made of brass. All railings and the air vents are painted white. The wood used on the deck is very fine. It’s not one big piece of wood; instead, there are many pieces of wood put together. You can even see the different grain in the wood use. The model is fully assembled and come with a wooden stand with metal nameplate. It is just the perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast or passionate collector.
The Display Case: This beautiful display case was made out of hard wood and painted in dark mahogany color. It has distinctive designs that add elegance and beauty when displayed in your home or office. It comes with plexiglass panels on all sides. This case is very effective when it comes to preventing dust particles as well as keeping your valuable cruise ship looking new and protected at all time. It is a must-have for model ship enthusiasts or passionate collectors.
The story of QUEEN MARY
The Queen Mary is considered by many as the pinnacle of British passenger shipbuilding. The Cunard Line’s Star Flagship, Queen Mary, was laid down for construction as the Great depression gripped Europe, rendering circumstances unfeasible for ship building. Thus, the construction was held up from 1931 to 1934. The thousand foot passenger ship was built to trump its French rival to the crown of luxury, the Normandie. One of the most appealing characteristics of the Queen Mary was her great speed. Coupled with great luxury and comfort, this factor earned amazing profits for her owners until the outbreak of the Second World War, which found her in a New York Harbor. After being idle for half a year, the Queen Mary re-entered service as a troopship, traveling unescorted from New York to Sydney. Ferrying troops between the Suez and Australia until the United States decided to take part in the fight, the Germans reportedly offered a quarter million reward for sinking this ridiculously fast passenger boat which their submarines could not keep up with. With its speed and finesse along the waters, the Queen Mary bested any warship afloat and adopted the nickname, “the Gray Ghost.”
- Material: high-grade wood such as: western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany + metal only (no plastic parts)
- Skill: best traditional real ship-making methods applied, hundreds of hours required to finish each model by our master craftsmen
- Uniqueness: each ship is an “Exclusive Edition” where the model has a unique serial number etched into the hull
In this final important step, this ship is packed in a sturdy wood and then in a nice carton box with cushion for maximum protection. We also perform a drop test to make sure the package is safe in shipping.
Every ship has a story. From bow to stern, star board to port side, every vessel carries its own exquisite history. Through our fine hand craftsmanship, we tell that story the way it deserves to be told – with heart and soul. We uses traditional methods of building ship models, while integrating modern innovations. Our master craftsmen in Vietnam construct each ship entirely by hand using the traditional plank-on-bulk head method. They then harness high-tech tools like laser machines to create fine, accurate details. Each ship is scaled down in precise proportions from the original model for authenticity. It is a masterful synthesis of modern and traditional methods that makes the Old Modern quality one of a kind. What we mean by quality you can trust:
● Extensive research through original plans and pictures makes our models true to life.
● 100% hand-built from scratch, plank by plank.
● Hundreds of hours of work go into our museum-quality models.
● Made of quality wood such as western red cedar, mahogany, rosewood, teak, and more
● Chrome, brass, and cast metal fittings and ornaments add richness and verisimilitude
● Each model must pass a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop and making its voyage to you. Old Modern Handicrafts carries all manner of ships from every age of sail, and we are also proud to build custom models for our customers. Drop us a line – it’s our pleasure to help you tell your story. Staying at shore? Explore our nautical offerings for the home. Our novelties include vintage-style globes, magnifiers and telescopes, clocks, furniture, and all manner of nautical décor. The same quality of craftsmanship and care is extended to all our products, on land or at sea.