Sat, 14 Jan 2012
Custom Model Request & Model Restoration Repairs
Here at Den`s Model Ships, we accept Mode
to build any model ship, or
diorama in any scale. We specialize in Model
, & we build handcrafted
quality ship models, and dioramas.We can build
from your photographs, or plans, (blue
master craftsmen Den Holmes will meticulously
build, or restore your model ship exactly to your
specifications. Contact us by phone #717-521-2688
or Email email@example.com
Hello Den, The two packages have arrived in good
condition. Santa Maria arrived on 20 Oct, and the
cross section on 22 Oct. Thank you for all your
services given to us. I really like the cross
section, and very sure our attendees also will be
blessed. Thanks for your kind attention and
professional service. I'm very satisfied dealing
with you. God bless you and your ministry!
Regards from Indonesia, Erich Unarto
Our Loyd Murphy Ship Model
Dear Den, OUR SHIP MODEL IS HERE!!! All in one
piece, and absolutely perfect! We got it unpacked
with no problem, and will give it to dad
tomorrow. My daughter will take pictures and I
will send you some. I cannot thank you enough.
Thanks again! ---Cindy
Hello Den, the models look great. Thank You. I
am amazed of your work. Truly a great skill that
you have in your restoration knowlege.
You have my permission to use as many pics and
referrals as you like on your website. This would
be a testimonial to all that visit your website
on the artistic work that your visitors could
view for the skills and talent that you put into
your work. feel free to use my name , pics or
whatever you need on your website. It has been a
pleasure at this end.
The models I am very pleased with and I thank
you again. We will be communicating soon . I
have enjoyed this project very much and
appreciate your professionalism. regards Dave
My Restored Harvey Ship Model
Thank you for restoring my harvey ship model,
it looks better then it did the day that I
received it from my dad. Thank you very much, it
was nice meeting you. Best Regards, Paul
Thanks Den for the Ship Case
It was a pleasure to meet you and your wife and
brother, you did a great job on a difficult
project and I was delighted with it. Thanks again
for all your hard work. Best Regards, Dan
The Ark & Dove Ship Models
David arrived about 10:30 today with both models
safe and sound. They are so beautiful! I've taken
everything off my sideboard so as to give them
plenty of room. Now my 2nd son, Don will make
plexiglass cases for them. They go beautifully
with King Charles II's first yacht Mary.
How can I ever thank you?
Restoration on my Pitcairn model
Den. That is gorgeous. You've exceeded my
expectations!! When can you bring it in and let
me know what I owe you. I'll write a check out
tonight. Let me know how to make it out. Thank
you so much.
Our restored pirate ship model
It looks wonderful, thanks for the pictures and
for restoring our model! I'm so excited to see it
tomorrow in person. :) We are heading out early
again, likely around 8:30 am - so should be at
your place between 10 and 11 in the morning.
Thank you very much!!
Restoration on my 1865 Fishing Yawl
Den: The model arrived on Friday. You did a great
job my friend! I am very pleased with it. I will
recommend you to anyone who may need a model
restored. You also did a great job of packing it!
Repair 36" SS Normandie Model
I have a model of the SS Normandie that was coming apart where
the superstructure and the hull were glued together. Den did a
fantastic job of restoring the model and for a reasonable price.
Thank you so much!
Excellent Model Ship Restoration
Den has an amazing talent! He restored a model ship that my
grandfather made by hand about 70 years ago. The ship was in
pretty bad condition. He reworked all of the lines and repaired
pieces that were broken. The ship is now beautiful! It is all
cleaned up and repaired looking just the way it should. It is now
proudly displayed in our home. I would recommend his work to
Den did a wonderful job restoring a nearly 100
year old model of the Flying Cloud which
belonged to my uncle and has been in storage for
close to 60 years. His craftmanship in
unequalled. The detail work he did to restore
this ship was amazing. It is truly artistry.
The ship is once again proudly displayed in our
home and we have Den to thank for that. I would
highly recommend him - you won't be sorry.
Thanks again Den!
Maryland Dove & Ark Ship Models
THANKS FOR THE MESSAGE -- AND THE PHOTOS WERE
OUTSTANDING (LIKE EVERYTHING YOU DO) I certainly
miss not having met you in person. Don made it
back to Baltimore and delivered your models to
Calvert School and Gilman School right on time.
The Maryland history teachers and others were
delighted to receive them and busy already making
fiberglass cases for them. This was a very
gratifying exercise in purposeful donations to
these outstanding schools.
Couldn't have done it without your skills.
Thanks again and please accept the forthcoming
check as a bonus from a grateful client.
Ship Restoration / Custom Case
The ship landed safely! We put it in our newly
renovated lower level. If fits perfectly and It
Thanks again to you and to Jim for a spectacular
My antique ship model
We returned from our 7 week stay in Montana a
few days ago and retrieved the crate from my
You did a wonderful job - I love the light
house, sails,and dinghy (never noticed it
before). I'll send a picture when it's finally in
place. Thanks again.
The man is a wizard...simply put!
I brought my fairly old model ship to Den in
pretty neglected condition. Within weeks, Den
restored it to its former glory, and then some!
Beautiful, meticulous, thoughtful work by a man
who truly understands how to work his magic in
Moreover, Den is a stand up, super friendly guy
who explained to me in detail every step he would
take to work his amazing magic. I traveled 190
miles back and forth twice for this, and would do
it again in a heartbeat- well worth it!
I would recommend, without hesitation, having Den
handle your ship and maritime model builds and
Ship arrived in great condition
Scott delivered my USS Constellation ship model
around 10:30 am today. It was worth the wait and
it is much better here than pics indicated I am
very satisfied. I hope you and your family has a
great Thanksgiving,let me know if you build any
model ships that you think I might be interested
Restoration of my grandfather's model.
In 1935 my grandfather crafted a model of the
Flying Cloud. It's sat in his house for about 35
years and in my mother's house for another 35.
It's been in my house for a couple of years. My
wife suggested we take it to Den to have it
restored and he did a magnificent job in all
aspects. He also built a plexiglass case that
exceeded our expectations. In fact his work
exceeded all of our expectations. It was a
pleasure meeting him and watching him work his
My Repaired King Mississippi model
Den, We just made it back to Columbus safe and
sound. I can't thank you enough, I really
appreciate your time and detail with this. If I
ever have any other business like this you'll
definitely be my first or if you ever need a
recommendation feel free to reach out. Enjoy the
rest of your weekend!
I received my model ship today and it arrived in
perfect shape. It looks beautiful!! You cannot
tell at all that the bunnies had nibbled. Thank
you so much!
I had Den do a restoration on a ship my grandfather had built
about 75 years ago. It was basically a basket case.
Well, I just picked it up yesterday. The results were
astounding! I couldn't be more pleased!
I would recommend Den and his services to anyone!
My model arrived.
We are just closing up our practice and I had to
tell you how much I enjoyed meeting Jason and the
ship got here in perfect condition. Den, there
are no words for how beautiful the ship really
is. You have a very special talent and one you
should really be proud of. Thanks to the crate
you sent it in my husband has gotten the idea to
build a shadow box for it so our son can enjoy
your work as more a furniture piece than just
displaying it on a shelf. It is just too
beautiful to let the dust get to it and the
temptation of anyone wanting to touch it being
too much to resist. Thank you so very much for
making this such a pleasure. It sat in our front
office until closing and became quite the
conversation piece. It was certainly a spectacle
in the UPS store as it started t's journey to
you, the conversation quite different, however!
Stay well and thank you again. I will send
pictures as Bill gets the shadow box underway and
as our surprise is given to our son!
Has arrived safe and sound.
Just to let you know that the shadow box arrived
last week safe and sound. I was worried that
something might have shaken loose but everything
was intact when I pulled it out of the box. The
overall model looks very nice now. Its amazing
what expertly applied paint, cleaning and the
work of unscrambling the bad rigging will do. I
also think the colour of the sails is a lot nicer
than before and more what would have been the
original intent. Of course the rigging really
makes the piece stand out. Without that the ship
would never look right. Its funny, but my wife
who was no real fan of the boat (but put up with
it as it was my heirloom) even commented on on
how good it looks now and urged me to get it up
on the wall right away. Like day and night!!
Thanks again for your good help, Den. It was a
pleasure working with you and I feel that my
investment has yielded a product better than I
could have imagined so I see this as very good
value. I can now look at this piece everyday and
enjoy it, not be irritated by how broken and
wrong it looks. All the best and thanks again.
Its so difficult to find craftspeople as strong
as you these days. Grant
Den is an artist! He blew us away with the work
that he did in restoring our 100 year old Santa
Maria. We were absolutely amazed by the work. We
couldn't be happier with his professionalism,
attention to detail, and the pride that he takes
it doing the job at the highest level. Thanks so
Den, Bill here, just want to say every time I
look at the ship I marvel at your beautiful work
bringing this old broken down ship to this proud
vibrant work of art! Thank you again for your
expertise I am overwhelmed.
My dads ship model
Thank you Den for your beautiful work on the
model. I think my father would be very pleased.
It is sitting high on a bookcase in my family
room where I can enjoy it often. I hope you enjoy
the goodiesfrom one chocoholic to another. Merry
Christmas to you and your beautiful family. It
was a pleasure meeting them and so generous of
them to make the delivery. Thank you again.
My ship came in! It looks absolutely perfect.
You are a true craftsman! I'm certain that
generations of family will enjoy it. The
grandkids already have their eye on it. Thanks so
Omg Den! I cant believe your workmanship! Its a
showpiece. Looks better than it did in my
grandfathers candy store in East Harlem, New York. I
couldnt be happier. Thank you for restoring a
So nice to finally meet you and see and get the
wonderfull work you did with the Random. You
totally exceeded our expectations. Getting her
loaded in the van went pretty well, was good
that you had attached the pine board rather than
a square piece of plywood. I was able to easily
attach screw eyes to each corner and us cargo
straps to the hold downs in the van floor.
Padded with a couple of blankets and held down
by 2 bags of tools. We came back on I- 81 and
84, much smoother ride and less traffic. Got
home with the beginning of rain, so have not
unpacked yet. Will send pics of her tied down in
the van. About 2 weeks to finish the case and
will send those pics then.
Again, THANK YOU!
David and Jill
Den, the ship is absolutely gorgeous and beyond
my expectations!!! I am so delighted with the
expert craftsmanship you used to restore its
beauty. Thank you so very much. Both Cathy and
Danielle are precious and were so kind. God bless
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