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We do not take private commissions!
Sunday, April 28th, 2018 
Ship drawings section added - See below.

Contact e-mail: sagamore @ (Remove spaces on either side of @)   

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Merchant Ships in Miniature
Here is the link: {LINK}
You will only be able to view it if you are registered on Facebook.    At present, we have over 500 members!  (1st May 2018)
Examples of what can be achieved after following the instructional downloads listed below, are now appearing on this Facebook page, and are quite impressive. 
Some of the links are enclosed in brackets {    } they are not underlined!  
Latest completion  (Sold)
Sunday, 10th June, 2018.   Iron barque Gulf Stream.   25 feet to 1 inch.   
Gulf Stream - Sold

Sunday, 27th May, 2018
These two  models, the barquentine Bellmore, and the topsail schooner Julia,  were reserved over a month ago.    They were both handed over to their new owner yesterday, Saturday 26th May, 2018.
Bellmore (Sold)
Julia (Sold)

 Shelterdeck Ship Models and Publishing: FREE download, available here:   {LINK}
Please note.   We do not participate in Linkedin!
Tuesday, 6th February, 2018
New download - A New Approach to Miniature Shipbuilding. 16 pages.    Click this link and scroll down to read synopsis: {LINK}    Then, if you wish to purchase a download, a button is provided for Paypal or credit/debit cards.  
A comprehensive  30-page download is also available containing general arrangement and lines plans for the small passenger liner RMS St. Helena (1978 - 1990).    It is also well illustrated numerous views of the ship, and has been specially prepared with the ship model builder in mind.

RMS St Helena:

Download version of From Good Hope To St. Helena
{LINK} (£4.99)
The printed version sold out on Monday, 29th january, 2018!
All the model ships on this website were hand-built by myself, using any materials that came to hand.        They are NOT kits!     This type of model shipbuilding has virtually died out now, with most modellers preferring kits.       The models are built to small scales, usually 32 feet to 1 inch (1:384), or slightly largers scale for smaller ships.       Modellers will often state "I could never do that," and there the matter rests!     They are not, however, all that difficult when special modelling techniques are used.    For some time now, I have been putting these techniques into various downloads for prices that range from £1.49 for the shorter ones of 15 or so pages, up to £8 for the comprehensive ones that contain over 150 pages with hundreds of illustrations, and several "free" downloads thrown in, to allow you to decide if you like the style, or not.       The synopsis of these downloads may be viewed by clicking on the links supplied.   Then, if you wish to purchase any particular download, a Paypal button is available in the synopsis.    The system is fully automatic, and you will receive a download link the moment that payment is made.     The downside for most modellers is the fact that over 99% of my models are of merchant ships.     I find them rather more interesting and colourful than warships, but the techniques may be used for whatever type of vessel you may wish to build.      The download summary is given further down this website.   
Here are the Free downloads: 
{LINK} (Issue 1 of The Shelterdeck).

{LINK}  (A Deck Scoring Device). 
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Here are some examples of my work:
Isle of Jersey (Sold)
Preussen (Sold)

Armadale Castle (Sold)

Winchester Castle (Sold)
Loch Torridon (Sold)

Politician (Sold)
Amarna (Sold)
Flying Foam (Sold)