The Ship Model Masters of Raven Arts are the United States West Coast's Premier Artists for Custom Modeling, Restoration and Repair, located west of Seattle, WA. Dollar for dollar, we build simply the finest models anywhere in the world.

We do not mass produce our work off shore. Our models are built by professional Master Model Builders with more than 35 years individual experience. Each one is a custom work of art built by hand in the USA.

We can build to suit budget, detail level, size, date specific details and/or whatever you want to see in your custom model presentation. For really unique models, you can do the research or have our top notch professional researchers do it for you. For these reasons the same vessel can be built in a vast number of configurations and prices varying accordingly.

Our custom models are constructed using a variety of materials depending upon the model. Lightweight woods, hardwoods for details and hull planking, copper, cast metal, brass, brass etching, custom brass turnings, polyresin, cast resin, styrene and much more are included on most every model. All rigging lines are highest quality waxed line for maximum in longevity. We have a vast network of artists around the world for specialty items as well on-site speciality casting abilities.

Traditional time tested model building practices are integrated with the latest technologies in chemical fastening, illumination and detail casting. We use a combination of incandescent, fluorescent, electro-luminescence and LED lights to create perfectly balanced lighting within the ship. Cabins, stairways, deck houses, masts, decks can all be lit as well as all the navigational lighting. Each can be independently or combination controlled by small, discrete switches located on the base of the model. Sound effects and limited motion can also be added.

The extensive level of attention that is paid to the fine details of each model is what creates a work of fine art. Raven Models are shipped worldwide with collectors around the globe. Our client list includes museums, government officials, politicians, Naval Commanders, Heads of State, celebrities and professionals of all kinds. All our work is above Museum Quality
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