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Wooden Ship Models are quickly becoming an obsession of mine I must admit! They make a phenomenal center piece for any room but if you are going to put it on display you want it to be high quality. There are a lot of things that you want to look for when you are in the market for a Wooden Ship Model whether they are tall ship models or a scale Titanic model there are some staples that you should look for. The Construction The construction of your model should be done by master craftsmen and should be considered \"museum quality.\" For a normal model of this caliber you want to look for at least a hundred hours of labor time during construction. The preferable design is what is called plank on frame construction. This is the same technique that was used to build real wooden ships and it gives them a very authentic look.
Some readers of this article may find it too provocative but it needs to be said. After spending 30 years building ship models and twelve years selling radio controlled and wooden ship models to the hobby enthusiast I find there are some frustrations that never go away in the ship model building industry. Lets face it; the business of ship model building operates as a niche industry. Nonetheless radio controlled and wooden ship models are to the hobby enthusiast a very important past time. Rich in history technical challenges and a form of art and legacy; ship modeling is a very rewarding hobby.
The fair winds blow strong across the steely blue waters of the open ocean. With such a favorable wind the water makes for smooth sailing. On the ocean a large gray ship is trawling ever closer. The ship itself moves quite quickly and with great velocity. The impressive bulk of the ship is what people first notice. The ship has a large central tower and a wide deck. The vessels tallest spire is extreme in both height and thinness. These ships in particular are built to remain in use on the ocean for great lengths of time. Having little to show in the way of damage on this ship the wear of constant sea journeys is extreme and it takes its toll on most other vessels.
This is because many of these models are often older than others. Pirates and their ships hold a great sway in history and as such modelers reproduced these boats over the course of many centuries. This act has filled the market with a variety of these models. The age of a model increases its rustic appeal and monetary value. Recently discovered old models with an age of half a century or more rarely appear on the market and as such are bought as quickly as possible by enthusiasts. More than anything else the ships are prized for their old world charm and rich back story. George is an avid collector and connoisseur of all things nautical- nautical decor wooden pirate ship models historical artifacts ship models etc. He has written articles for several large manufacturers and retailers of model ships and he is a master ship builder himself. He brings a unique perspective from both the retail and the consumer side of the nautical decorating and model boat building markets.