What are the models made
All our models are built from 'Philippine mahogany', which
encompasses several different species. Frequently Tanguile and
its variety Lauan are used for the
hulls, deck and superstructure. Smaller pieces may be built out of
almost any material including brass, steel rod, copper wire,
plastic, cloth and resin as best meets the needs of the crafter to
obtain the desired result. The base is also Philippine mahogany and
uses solid brass pedestals to mount the ship model. Occasionally
Acacia wood is used in some submarine bases as indicated on website
Can I order a model at a larger size
than listed on the website?
"Yes". Please write for a free quote if you wish to purchase a model
at a larger size. State the page title where the ship model you want
is listed and just include what size or scale model you want.
Can I order a model not listed on
"Yes". We are often commissioned to produce models not shown on our
website. Please write giving the full ship designation, ship name,
scale or size of model wanted, and circa (year) of the ship that the
replication will apply to. If possible, please include one image
only showing the ship in the exact configuration that you want the
model built to. We will reply with an obligation free quotation.
My order is for a birthday (etc)
gift; can you deliver it by a certain date?
Please advise us when placing the order that the model is needed by
a certain date. Although we cannot guarantee to meet a deadline, we
can provide personalized production certificates to present in lieu
of the model if the deadline cannot be met.
Can I call you to discuss or place
All Wood Ships is an internet based business with a global client
base. We have found email to be the most efficient (time zones) and
cost effective means of communicating with customers. Sometimes
people believe that they can convey their request or specifications
for a model better verbally. However, details taken verbally can be
misunderstood or incorrectly recorded; while emails are a permanent
record for both parties that clearly records the many details
entailed with custom orders. "A picture sent is worth a thousand
Can I pay using a service other than
We believe PayPal offers excellent protection for all parties
concerned. However, we do understand that some may still prefer not
to use PayPal and so we also accept payments made via Western Union
Money Transfer, Bank Wire Transfer and Government or Personal Checks
mailed to us. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for
details. Credit card payments are NOT accepted offline or via the
Where are the models made?
Our ship models are made by selected sub-contracted freelance
artists and a major model building factory in the Philippines. We
gather all info needed to accurately produce your replication,
oversee the production, communicate with you via detailed images of
construction when models reach approval stages, and ship the model
How should I care for my model?
Your model will last a lifetime if properly cared for. Simply clean
the hull outside with a good quality furniture polish every so
often. Do not use solvent cleaners that may damage the finish. Do
not place your model near a heat source or in direct sunlight.
Unless the model is kept in a display case, dust will accumulate on
topside. The best way to remove that is to blow it off carefully
using compressed air or a vacuum cleaner that has the hose reversed
so the hose blows out air. Never use a vacuum cleaner to suck dirt
off a model because it is easy to damage the model if suction head
strikes model. Smaller areas need individual cleaning using cue