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The works of this wold-class model master are, in fact, art. And priced accordingly.

October 4, 2007
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THE MASTER: Rob Eddy thinks like a historian and works like a jeweler, resulting in models that sell for up to $200,000. Erik Schweikardt

DETAILS MATTER: To get it right, Eddy might spend 300 hours collecting data on a yacht—by photo, video and tape measure.

DETAILS MATTER: To get it right, Eddy might spend 300 hours collecting data on a yacht—by photo, video and tape measure. Erik Schweikardt

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SPECIAL TOOLS: Eddy has developed or aquired a set of special tools, including a miniature lathe and crucible for liquefying gold, to aid in his work. Erik Schweikardt

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PRECIOUS: Eddy casts fittings such as this pulpit and anchor. Erik Schweikardt

PRECIOUS: Melting gold in a crucible.

PRECIOUS: Melting gold in a crucible. Erik Schweikardt

rOLE MODEL: Even other model makers call Eddy the best; /Snowhawk/, is one example of his craft.

rOLE MODEL: Even other model makers call Eddy the best; Snowhawk, is one example of his craft. Erik Schweikardt
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