Old Modern Handicrafts
The Bluenose II was the successor of the original Bluenose built in 1921 by Nova Scotia. It is an iconic schooner for the Canadian Maritime Provinces. You may find an image of the Bluenose on a Canadian dime. This model will make a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast, or passionate collector. Master craftsmen handcraft these highly detailed wood models from scratch using historical photographs, drawings and original plan. They are built to scale with high-grade wood such as: western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany. They are 100% hand built individually using plank-on-frame construction method and are similar to the building of actual ships. Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop. The Bluenose II is beautifully painted in a rosewood color with an upper black hull. The masts and booms are painted yellow. All the sails are stitched and meticulously rigged. On the deck, there are authentic lifeboats with ribs and planks. The bowsprit goes through the gunwale and are kept secured with riggings. On the deck, you can see several wooden cabins, companion ways and hatches. There are also metal "Bluenose II" nameplates attached to hull. It is truly a remarkable representation of the Bluenose II. The model is secured tightly on a solid wood base with a brass nameplate. The masts and sails are folded down for easy packaging and shipping. Assembly may take about 30 minutes or more.