Ship models by Den Holmes

Posted By on February 6, 2011

by Den Holmes

Ship Model “ Man-Of-War ”

Den HolmesThese handcrafted museum quality wooden scaled ship models are made by Den Holmes from Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, United States.

Den Holmes said about his hobby:

” It started from a simple interest and simple ship building but has grown into a love of building these ships, as has my skills over the years.
My hobby has turned into making and selling my ships. “

The British warship model ” Man-Of-War ” is 100% scratch built, made out an 150 year old barn plank of chestnut wood.
The scale of this ship model is 1/96.
The model is 27″ long x 12″ wide, and 25″ high mid-ship.
It has 5 different deck levels, plank-on-frame construction.
Total work hours on the model, 1,175, and about 10,000 pieces. About 61′ of rigging.

More ship models and other woodwork by Den Holmes can be seen on his website: DENS MODEL SHIPS

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2 Responses to “Ship models by Den Holmes”

  1. Another amazing masterpiece of woodwork. The detail is absolutely magnificent. You have to be really determined to spend 1,175 hours on building something like this. Salute to Den Holmes.

  2. ajay suthar says:

    Hello Den,myself Ajay from India.I am also an artist like you.I was making a ship miniature using camel bone and wood.I saw your pictures.I know there can be no deal between both of us because of both being artists but still great work is done by you and god bless you…

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