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Models
     All models sold will include either a printed history sheet about the ship portrayed, or in the case of most of the award winning models, a copy of the required competition entry brochure. These brochures usually contain not only the history of the ship modeled, but information on construction techniques and processes as well as the plans that were used to build the model. All of the models purchased will also include a CD, or DVD, with high resolution photographs taken during the model's construction.

     Models that were not built on commission are usually made in a series of several models at one time, to decrease the time involved in building individual models, and therefore keeping the prices down. This also involves constructing many times the necessary number of small parts for the number of models planned, and only using the best of those to construct each model. This technique not only saves time over individually building the models, but also keeps the standards of craftsmanship at a higher level.

     The actual models that won awards are not sold, except in rare instances.

     General sales of models already built can be paid for as mentioned below. Commissioned model require that one-half of the estimated cost for the model to be paid before John starts actual work on the model itself. The balance of the payment, plus applicable shipping and taxes, if required, will be due upon completion of the model.

     Payment for models can be by personal check, Post Office money order, bank money order or Western Union money transfer. All payments to be made in US funds. Checks, money orders or money transfers to be made out to John Fox III and/or Lothlorien Crafts & Design at the address listed below. At this time John can not accept credit card orders for payment. Shipment of any models paid for by personal check will be held until the check clears. This can generally add one to two weeks to delivery times for models.

     Ship in bottle, or ship in light bulb models, are shipped in a sturdy foam lined plastic box for permanent storage. These boxes are then placed in cardboard boxes with additional packing material. Shipping costs for ship in bottle models and ship in light bulb models are generally around $25.00 each for smaller sized models and about $35.00 for larger models. This quote is for UPS ground delivery in the continental United States. Canadian and other foreign shipments would cost more. 

    All models shipped to an address in the state of Wisconsin will have the additional, appropriate state and county sales tax added to the purchase cost.

     Static display models require much more care and packaging, and the shipping charges for those models reflects this. Exact shipping charges for these models will be determined at the time of sale.

    All models are shipped with insurance covering the entire purchase price.

     Please use the email hotlink below to leave an email message if you have any questions. Lothlorien Crafts & Design "snail mail" address is listed below.


Video DVD's
     John currently has available two video DVD's, covering the knockdown, insertion and completion the specific models listed below. Each DVD video sells for $20.00 in US Funds, which includes shipping to any continental US address. More video DVD offerings are in the works at this time.
USS Constitution in a gallon jug DVD
     This DVD is approximately 1.5 hours long, and shows the knockdown of the model, as well as insertion through the neck of the bottle, and the finishing of the model inside the bottle. The DVD also includes photos of the model during construction, and is fully narrated by John, explaining what he is doing at any given time. Please be aware that the DVD does not contain information about how the model was constructed, only the work outlined above done to the completed model. The building of this particular model was covered in a six-part magazine article published by Model Ship Builder Magazine. The exact issues that this article was printed in can be found by visiting the Awards & Articles page of this site.

Bon Homme Richard in a globe light bulb DVD
This DVD is approximately 45 minutes long, and shows the knockdown of the model, as well as insertion through the neck of the light bulb, and the finishing of the model inside the bulb. The DVD also includes photos of the model during construction, and is fully narrated by John, explaining what he is doing at any given time. Please be aware that the DVD does not contain information about how the model was constructed, only the work outlined above done to the completed model. 

Lothlorien Crafts & Design

John Fox III
416 East 9th Street South
Ladysmith, WI
54848



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