this large scale ship model we choose to make the case of red
oak, a lovely complement to the midnight blue hull. This is stand
alone case reaching over 9' tall in which the front panel of
plexiglass is removable for servicing of the model. The arched
treatments on the top and sides add to the viewing pleasure and
reduced the overall size which would have been required for this
case in a conventional square design.
is sanded to a fine, soft as silk finish and sealed in numerous
coats of top quality sealer and oil. It is hand rubbed between
each coat until a it will hold no more oil and we have achieved
a lustrous fine finish.
is perfectly illuminated with a custom lighting treatment from
above. Two four foot bright sunlight fluorescent bulbs shine
through two lovely white stained glass panels with an iridescent
mica outside finish. Stunning.
a very unique method for permanently securing this model in place
with a custom made block and tackle assembly attached to the
base of the case. The base of the model is supported with a solid
red oak keel support which is screwed through the ship's hull
into the base of the cabinet. A brass name plate is placed onto
a block of red oak, then pinned into place within the case for
the final touch.
shows her placed into her permanent location gracing the center
mezzanine just outside the grand ballroom of The Carolands Mansion located in Northern California.