My model of the colonial privateer the Rattlesnake is built in 1/48 scale using a timbering set from the Lumberyard.  It was made using various hardwoods (boxwood, pear, ebony, bloodwood, walnut).  It was taken to three contests (San Antonio, Houston, Austin) in 2006 and won 8 awards, one of which was Best of Show in Austin.  In all three contests it won its division and the category award for Best Ship.  My wooden ship model of the Rattlesnake took me 829 hours and 13 minutes to complete.  It was a labor of love.  Click any image to view a larger photo of my model.