Re : SUPPLY of 5 HISTORIC SHIP MODELS FOR HONG KONG's MARITIME MUSEUM.
This letter is to serve as notice of my Company's appreciation of the work carried out by Premier Ship Models Ltd regarding the design, construction and delivery of five model ships for a project Rich Creation International Ltd has to fit out the currently 'in-progress' installation of Hong Kong's first full Maritime Museum.
We first commissioned Premier Ship Models in early 2004 for a very urgent delivery on custom making model ships of the Batavia
and San Felip
e Galleons. This then increased to additional orders of a further two model ships of the Borobodur
vessels and lastly, late in 2004, a Singalese
model sailing boat.
The entire project continued to undego many design changes and even resulted in the change of size/scale of the Batavia. All accommodated without problem by Premier Ship Models. They worked very professionally and did significant research on the later commissioned model ships as our client had little information.
Constant delays and our clients change of mind on needs, finishes, ageing of the ship models etc added complexities to already difficult tasks, but in the end we received on time excellent ship models, highly detailed and fine finishing. The shipping and packing was excellent, and all 5 model ships received after a near 3 week journey by sea were without damage.
We found Rashid and his staffs service to be very helpful, timely and professional in every respect. We will and hope to use them again on other projects and further commissions for this Museum as it expands and creates new displays. The general quality, service and reliabilty has proved its worth in using them over less expensive options, but in saying that we still find them to be highly competitive and value for money. We would recommend them to any other prospective client for the provision of high quality Maritime model ships.
RICH CREATION INTERNATIONAL LTD.
A series of model ships produced for Rich Creation International Limited of Hong Kong, for their own end client (Hong Kong Museum). The museum opened in August 2005.
We provided our client with a complete reserch service on the history and design of the ship models, including sourcing of plans and drawings.
The client wanted an antique look, to fit in with the surroundings of the museum.
Finally, the client was provided with pictures throughout the project in order to check on progress and sign off on their ship models.
Handcrafted, scratch built and readymade scale Singalese ship model
The Singalese ship model has been fully handcrafted with great attention to detail, and is one of the many wooden ship models we have available here at Model Ships. This particular model is now on display at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.
Built in Sri Lanka in the 1850s, their construction is very simple, allowing sailors to manoeuvre the vessel easily. The wooden ship is built with the trunk of a cocoa-nut tree hollowed out.
Along the upper edges, a row of planks is sewed on to raise them above the surface of the water and to prevent the ship from capsizing. With an additional log of very light wood secured to it in a parallel direction at the distance of about six feet.
Mainly used for fishing, this model of a ship includes two masts with large square sails supported by extended ropes from the masts to the outrigger.
Painted and handcrafted by our own skilled artisans according to the original ship plans and drawings that we had do research as part of this exciting project for our first museum collection. This model of a ship has been constructed to include features of the original vessel.
An elegant piece for any private collection, the Singalese sailing ship model comes with tremendous appeal.
This ship model is representative of the quality and expertise here at Model Ships. Using the highest quality of materials and precise ship modelling craftsmanship and maritime research, we bring you this flawless replica.
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