James Hastings comes from a long lineage of ship builders. Coming from a family with generations of ship engineers, James has been a lifelong miniature ship builder himself. Mr. Hastings has made multiple scratch-built scale model wooden ships, each complete with a wealth of incredible detail. The models are so impressive that the Joe Martin Foundation chose to honor Mr. Hastings with the 2019 Craftsman of the Year award. This tiny scratch-built scale model boat would have accompanied a larger ship. The vessel is posed with a miniature boat builder’s block, which offers a realistic look at the construction process that led to its making.