SD Model Makers Launches Nautical Decor Offering

Carlsbad, CA (October 21, 2015) Carlsbad California based SD Model Makers announces the expansion of their product line to include Nautical Décor items.  The company currently offers made-to-order, museum quality, replica models of any modern naval warship, ocean liners, tall ships, commercial vessels, and private recreation vessels, both sail and power boats. The company has added nautical decorative items such as binoculars, telescopes, ships bells, compasses and nautical furniture.
Customers around the world are familiar with SD Model Makers museum quality replica models.  Visit the shipbuilders across the globe, the Pentagon, or the even White House and you will see examples of SD Model Makers maritime models on display. Whether it is a military ship, a commercial liner or your own pride and joy, the SD Model Makers craftsmen can make them all, with incredible attention to detail and museum quality workmanship.
SD Model Makers founder and President, Captain Brad Poulos states “As a lover of all things nautical, my home, office and garage is chock full of various nautical items. Some are authentic antiques, some are gifts or souvenirs, and a few items are from my own boats and/or maritime adventures. Every item has a story. There's hardly a free space on any wall or shelf, but I love looking at them. And fortunately my wife enjoys them too. It was a natural fit to offer a few nautical decorative items to our product line.”

SD Model Makers core business is offering made-to-order museum quality ship models, in virtually ANY size or scale desired.  SD Model Makers motto – “We offer our clients, quite simply - The finest ship models in the world!”

“Providing  high quality ship models as gifts, office displays or trade show exhibits in any size or scale for current service members, veterans, ship builders and boat yards will remain the core competency of our business. The expansion of our product line to include nautical decorative items provides our clients with an opportunity to create their own unique display in their home or office, with easy one click on-line ordering through our website store.” says Poulos.

SD Model Makers offers museum quality replica ship models of commercial, military and private vessels. The company can produce ship models in any size or scale desired, as well as display and transportation cases. For further information Captain Brad Poulos at (760) 525-4341.

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SD Model Makers Launches Detailed Half Hull Models

Carlsbad, CA (May 13, 2014) Carlsbad California based SD Model Makers®, maritime replica model makers, announced the introduction their new detailed half hull model product offering, for both powerboats and sailboats.

SD Model Makers now offers both traditional and a new detailed half hull model styles. The traditional or "simple”, half hull model has the basic hull shape and color, from the deck down. The hull is normally painted and includes a mahogany baseboard and brass name plate. The new and  unique “detailed” half hull models have the basic hull shape but also include above deck details such as wood trim; doors, windows and ports; hand railings, stanchions and lifelines; for sailboats a section of the mast, rope clutches, winches, cleats, etc. will be included. Essentially the detailed half hull is almost a full model, cut in half.

SD Model Makers owner, Captain Brad Poulos states “Everyone finds that commissioning a replica ship model a fun and engaging process and one which is rewarded with something will be kept forever. It will bring smiles to the faces of all who enjoyed her and discussions with those who wish they could have. Sometimes a full desktop model is a bit too much to display, whereas a half hull model is easy to display, as they are normally mounted on a wall. Typically built in the 12-16” hull length range, the models stimulate lasting memories and have a very traditional nautical look.”

SD Model Makers will work with individual boat owners and builders in replicating private power and sail boats, mega yachts and catamarans, to produce museum quality desktop replica models. Captain Poulos explains “The commissioning process is fairly straight forward - If you can take a photograph, you can have a model made of your boat. It is that simple!  Working with photographs and available boat plans, line drawings and other resources, our model craftsmen work to create an exact replica model and build a masterpiece which you will be proud to display and cherish forever.  We focus on the details, even reproducing a client’s exact helm station layout - down to the electronics package, gauges and wheel cover!”


Other replica ship model categories include Naval Warship Models, US Coast Guard Models, Tall Ship Models, Commercial Vessel Models and Ocean Liner Models. Visit the Chief of the United States Navy, dozens of museums, or even the White House and you will see examples of SD Model Makers replica ship models on display.  Their master model makers hand craft each model with incredible attention to detail and true museum quality workmanship. The company has an extensive naval warship plan library that includes ANY Naval Warship from ANY Country!  Customers can specify the service era or vessel configuration, as well as display case options.

SD Model Makers offers museum quality replica ship models of commercial, military and private vessels. The company can produce ship models in any size or scale desired, as well as display and transportation cases. For further information contact Captain Brad Poulos at (760) 525-4341.
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SD Model Makers Delivers Three Tractor Tug Replica Models

San Marcos, CA (July 24, 2013) San Marcos California based SD Model Makers delivered three replica models of a 100-foot tractor tug to Nichols Brothers Boat Builders of Freeland, WA. The 24-inch scale model ship replicated the Nichols Brothers lasts build – the second of two new 100’ x 40’ Z-drive ship assist tractor tugs. The tugs are the most technically and environmentally advanced equipment available.

“SD Model Makers has provided Nichols with a fine-crafted model of our tractor tug. The attention to detail has captured the vessels complexity and characteristics. Using this model at our future tradeshows will illustrate to potential customers the vessels aspects and features. Captain Brad and his team were very accommodating and were a pleasure to work with.” Says Lacey Greene, Sales and Marketing Representative of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders.

SD Model Makers owner, Captain Brad Poulos explains: “We specialize in making museum quality replica ship models. We have built scale ship models of all types of workboats – container ships, tug boats, LNG carriers, OSVs - even offshore oil platforms. Customers use them as gifts, office displays or trade show exhibits in any size or scale for ship builders, boat yards and vessel owners. This is a core competency of our business.”

SD Model Makers offers museum quality replica ship models of commercial, military and private vessels. The company can produce ship models in any size or scale desired, as well as display and transportation cases. For further information Captain Brad Poulos at (760) 525-4341.

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB) invests over 45 years experience on Whidbey Island in
Washington State into the construction of an astonishing variety of vessels. NBBB specializes in steel and aluminum new construction, repair, and major conversions. We lead the shipbuilding industry by adopting innovative marine technologies to serve our customers needs. Our portfolio expresses our quality, attention to detail and our passion for boat building. When you are ready to build your next marine investment, Nichols Brothers has the equipment, facility and experienced work force to get the job done with your mission and objectives in mind.
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SD Model Makers Delivers Eighth Replica Patrol Boat Model

San Marcos, CA (May 29, 2013) San Marcos California based SD Model Makers delivered their eighth scale model ship to Tampa, Florida based Riverhawk Fast Sea Frames. The 1/36 scale  24.05 inch model is a replica of Riverhawk’s  SeaStriker 22 very high speed fast patrol and interdiction craft. The model replicates the actual SeaStriker that will launch in Tampa in May and be on display at the Special Operations Forces International Convention (SOFIC) beginning 22 May in Tampa.

Riverhawk’s SeaStriker model represents one of 8 highly detailed replicas of different RiverHawk vessels that SD Model Makers has modeled for the Tampa shipbuilder. The SeaStriker model displays examples of several armament and defense packages, and includes a stern ramp with an FC470 combat rubber raiding craft embarked. Details also display the SeaStriker’s state-of-art shock-mitigating seating for mission personnel and crew.

RADM Jake Shuford,  (USN-ret) RiverHawk’s Director of Development and Fleet Integration, praised the utility and quality of the SD Model Makers work: ”Using scale replica ship models for industry exhibits and customer engagement provides an opportunity to highlight the diversity of our product lines when we can’t actually bring the customer to the Shipyard. We have relied on SD Model Makers since we modeled the very first RiverHawk hull over two years ago: they have always delivered superior quality workmanship with the highest professionalism and attention to detail.”

SD Model Makers owner, Captain Brad Poulos, states: “We specialize in making museum quality ship models for ship builders, boat yards and vessel owners. We work closely with our customers to produce incredibly detailed and exact replica scale ship models of all types of naval and military support vessels –command and security boats, naval warships, OSVs and all types of commercial vessels - even offshore oil platforms. Providing maritime ship models in virtually any size or scale is the core competency of our business.”

SD Model Makers offers museum quality scale model replicas of commercial, military and private vessels. The company can produce ship models in any size or scale desired, as well as display and transportation cases. For further information Captain Brad Poulos at (760) 525-4341.
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SD Model Makers Delivers 225 Warship Models for Canadian Gala Event

San Marcos, CA (November 8, 2012) San Marcos California based SD Model Makers delivered 225 replica ship models of the Canadian Naval Frigate HMCS Toronto (FFH 333) for use by the Toronto based True Patriot Love foundation at their recent annual tribute dinner. The 1:440 scale, 12-inch length models with Acrylic cases, were the cornerstone auction items at the November 1st gala held by the foundation. The annual tribute dinner supports and honors members of the Canadian military and their families, wherever they may serve. The annual gala is the organization's flagship and largest charity event across the country, hosting senior-level business and political leadership. This year the event raised over $2.3 million for the fourth year in a row.

SD Model Makers owner, Captain Brad Poulos, states: “We specialize in making museum quality ship models for ship builders, boat yards and vessel owners. It was an honor to provide models for the True Patriot Love foundation event. When we learned the focus of this year’s tribute dinner was on the Canadian Navy, we realized a detailed replica model of a modern Canadian naval vessel was a perfect fit for an auction item.”

ABOUT SD MODEL MAKERS   
SD Model Makers offers museum quality scale model replicas of commercial, military and private vessels. The company can produce ship models in any size or scale desired, as well as display and transportation cases. For further information contact Captain Brad Poulos at (760) 525-4341 or www.sdmodelmakers.com

ABOUT TRUE PATRIOT LOVE
The True Patriot Love Foundation was formed by a group of dedicated business leaders to support and honor members of the Canadian military and their families, while also building bridges between Canadian civilians and the military to better understand and appreciate the sacrifices of soldiers and their families. Over the past three years, True Patriot Love was honored to have raised over $13 million to fund a variety of military programs, charities and causes, when and where it is needed most. Our three key areas of support are Family Health and Support, Physical Health and Rehabilitation and Mental Health and Well-Being. To learn more please visit www.truepatriotlove.com
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