About the models
Specializing in half hull models, each artpiece is custom made with every fitting and piece totally handcrafted and painted by award winning marine artist Rick Hopper.
Mounted within a choice of oak, mahagony, or cherry cases, these models make a stunning and unique addition to the descriminating tastes of the nautical collector.
Perfect for the office or home, each scale model measures 40 inches long, 15 inches high, and 4-6 inches deep. All finished models are mounted atop an actual nautical chart that depicts the operational area, or area of significance for the ship.
Each model takes approximately 150-300 hours to handcraft and paint. Because the scale is dictated by the size of the nautical chart used as a background, every fitting has to be individually created by the artist.
Rick Hopper specializes in custom crafted commissions of almost any ship desired.