Karin Colon Ship Models January 24th, 2018 - 11:09:47
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.
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.
Admiralty style ship models were built by ship builders from the 15th to the 19th century. They served as a design aid for the engineers a simulator for those responsible for operating the vessel and as a \"show and tell\" display to be used for those raising funds from investors. An Admiralty model will have some parts of it un-planked exposing the framing and internal and deck furnishings. Usually masts spars and some rigging are in place. The keel stern post and stem are erected and the ribs are attached to the keel. This will then represent the general form of the hull. Some of the planks are then applied to the ribbed frame. In some Admiralty boat models the entire hull will be planked while only a portion of the deck will be planked. In other models a side of the hull will be left un-planked while the deck is planked. Another version will have the entire hull un-planked while the deck is planked.
Tall ships began to undergo a transformation when new technologies came to light. Ships with taller hulls and decks began to emerge. Schooners of the time had always been streamlined but now they were transformed to a larger ships that could carry much more cargo. War was what many of these ships were best suited for. Loads that were significantly more heavy and dense could be carried by these ships with great ease. The transfer of food medicine and guns to their troops was greatly increased when countries employed these ships. The war effort by England around the world to control more countries was made easier by the aid of these ships.