Gertrude Fuller Ship Models January 28th, 2018 - 11:20:01
They dont have any print catalogues for customers they dont have any in-house stock theyre not willing to send samples and they dont accept returns without expensive restocking and handling fees. And worst of all - minimum shipping costs that dont reflect the true cost of shipping products you order. Many of them offer poor customer service corresponding only by email offering no warranties on the products they sell no follow up customer service and only rarely do you find a retailer with any staff expertise to answer the wooden ship model hobby enthusiasts technical questions. If you dont have a computer or are not comfortable using this technology you could have a difficult time finding what you need to be able to enjoy the great hobby of ship model building.
Scandinavians developed Viking ships; one of the best ships built in Europe between 700 AD to the late 1000s and in 1300 A.D. introduced the stern rudder. The Mediterranean shipbuilders developed full-rigged sailing ship models in 1450 A.D. From there to the early 1800s ships used were constructed mostly using the plank on frame method rudder control and full-rigged sails. Galleons model ships launched to sea in the 1500s and used to the 1800s. The most famous ship models were the packet and clipper ships. Packet ships appeared in the Atlantic Ocean in the early 1800s followed by the Clipper ships during the 1840s. Both of these models were used as import ships.
Ship models are built-to-scale replicas or representations of sea-going vessels of all types. A model is a decorative art form that promises to enhance lifestyles throughout generations and to create lasting impressions; ship models are marked by elegance prestige and beauty and add luster to the interior of ones home yacht or office. Traditional ship models have been built of wood though current amateur kits provide models made of plastic. There are also models built of sheet metal. The ancient Egyptians were the first to make detailed ship models which were part of funeral practices. Wood models of a ship and crew with accurate details were included in the coffin.
An Admiralty style model could also be a cross section of the hull. This is where all the planking is in place however the model would only represent part of the ship such as the bow mid section or stern. The advantage of building an Admiralty ship model to the ship model builder is that you can add detail to better represent the purpose and era of the ship. Using the Bounty as an example representation can be made for the galley armament room carpentry shop hold captains quarters etc. The Bountys botanical mission was to pick up bread fruit plants so some plants can be added as well as an area that would have been used for the studying of plants and animals discovered along its journey. Prior to starting the ship model the builder should not only study the ship that is being represented but also the era in which the ship was built. Ship building changed from century to century.