We at Sea port Model Works design, hand craft, and sell an exclusive line of the finest scale marine related craftsman model boat kits, hulls, deck and pilot house structure kits, waterfront structure kits, and fittings for our United States and International modelers in HO or 1/87, N or 1/160, and O or ¼" scales. We are the source of marine components for modelers of dioramas, model train layouts, and those who build and display fine boat models. If your looking for the finest craftsman scale model boat and building kits, you've come to the right place. Our boats and buildings will enhance your waterfront layout and help you to create the masterpiece you're looking for.
MODEL BOAT KITS
Our hand crafted model boat kits are freelance designs that incorporate features from prototype vessels. Very little, if any, model shipbuilding skills are required for our kits as they are not plank on frame construction, but rather, for the most part, solid hull construction. Our model boat kits include all parts and fittings necessary for assembly as shown in the photos unless noted otherwise. Detailed drawings, assembly and finishing instruction sheets are included in all model boat and structure kits. We primarily focus on model boat kits that are "working craft vessels" such as tugs, barges, fishing and lobster boats, rail, passenger & auto ferries, cargo, lighters, etc. The components of our model boat kits and structures are crafted from artist resins, laser cut wood, and detailed etched brass. Our highly detailed resin parts are hand molded from the highest quality artist resin that is tough, durable, paintable and easily machined. We promote "on line" or "phone" communications with our customers to discuss the kit construction and finishing. We welcome photos and descriptions for work in progress and finished boat models that will be displayed on our web site "Modeler’s Gallery". Send photos sized at 1024 pixels maximum (width or length).
We provide model boat hulls, deck & pilot house structure kits for those who want to design and build their own model boats. Contact us for availability of your specific needs, as many of these products are not listed on the website and are not always immediately available.
Our highly detailed pewter, brass, and resin marine and model boat fittings, although specific in size and suggested scale noted, can often be used in larger or smaller scale projects, depending on the application. Many of our high quality fittings have been designed specifically for our model boat kits.
"BUILT UPS" AND RESTORATION
View our web site for already "built up" boat and structure models. E-mail or call us to make arrangements for pickup or shipping.
E-mail or call us to discuss other requirements you might have regarding restoration work and contract model building. You will talk requirements and pricing with the craftsman who will actually do the modeling or restoration.
Our prime objective is to provide the modeler with quality craftsman model boat and structure kits, detailed fittings, and accessories that give the modeler the option to either work from a kit, scratch build, or kit bash. Also to provide a model boat or structure completely built and finished to someone who simply does not have the time to model.
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We offer our products directly to the modeler through our Web Site and Specific craftsman and model Shows.
Our products are recommended for ages 14 years and older.
All of our products are hand crafted in the United States
In addition to our model boat kits, fittings, and related marine waterfront items, we offer museum quality model boats and structures completely assembled and finished (Built Ups), either standing alone or in a diorama setting. We will build that model boat kit or structure kit you acquired but do not have time to build. If you have a full size boat and want a model of it built, talk to us!
We offer museum quality restoration services for all types of model boats, from simple pond models to highly detailed 4-masted schooners, square riggers, freighters, tugs, etc.
Our model boats, waterfront structures, dioramas, and restoration work are crafted by artists and professional modelers who have the required nautical knowledge, respect for the prototype and the eye for quality and detail. Our hand molding of resin and centrifugal molding of pewter is not a craft but an art as we continue to meet exacting technical standards.