Toothpick Models of Early 20th Century Ocean Liners
and Ships From the Age of Sail
by Folk Artist Wayne Kusy
RMS Queen Mary


Length: 25 feet 3 inches
Beam: 3 feet
Toothpick Tally: 814,000
Glue: 19 Gallons of Titebond II
Completion Date: 2005
Current Display: National Museum of Model Ships, Sadorus Illinois

This was the largest ship I have ever built, and will probably remain the largest ship I have ever built. It took too long, too much to move around and had a hard time convincing museum to to exhibit it.

Built in 6 sections, the Queen Mary was never assembled full until it's first exhibit. There were 3 lower hull pieces and 3 upper works sections. I had doubts that it would be accurate enough to look good. Yet, on it's first exhibit, it looked perfect. This ship has been seen internationally and many many online blogs feature photos of it. It featured on Good Morning America, and ABC Word News.

Most of all, this was the first ship that I used the internet for photos and mechanical drawings. My previous were chosen because I could only find that kind of detail with more notable ships that had sunk.




















The Fleet
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Titanic
10 Feet Long 75,000 Toothpicks


Lusitania
16 Feet Long 197,000 Toothpicks


Queen Mary
25 Feet Long 814,000 Toothpicks


America
14 Feet Long 272,000 Toothpicks

Custom Boats

I do special requests as long as they are boats, and around 2-3 feet in length. This way, they will not take too long to build. They can be carriers, schooners, yachts, racing boats, clippers, as long as you have deck plans or some sort of drawings to guide me.

It is easier for me to build small stuff, but be aware that you will not have the details as seen in my larger vessels. But, I will pay just as much attention to constructing it, and document it's progress with my trusty iPhone for your approval!

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