If patience (at the end satisfied) in the construction of a new model is 100, the restoration is 1000.
To begin very well need to save what remains of the model and the exact placement of the single particular (which is not always easy) and I've never seen that someone given to me the original documentation,so you've to start with a search job for the missing one and details reproduction.
Imagine only having to redo a gun of a galleon with all its components perfectly identical in every detail to those still exist! Or totally redo the sail without having the sail plan!
Without considering the wise use of all the products needed to feed a wood that is maybe 20 years he has not seen a little wax with colors appurtenances.
Below presented here is some of the latest works I made with pictures before and after the "cure."