Hi Doug, I totally agree with you.
Anyone who knows how to restore is truly talented and is a model maker who is not easily discouraged.
I have never restored it. I imagined if the major trunk of a mainmast broke, for example.
What a pain if you can't repair it, a really complicated job with all the shrouds and ratlines to be redone.
Maybe one day, I will restore my father's beautiful motorboat.