Therese Burns Ship Models January 25th, 2018 - 10:13:47
Getting a die-cut keel out of a 1/8\" thick piece of basswood without losing any important curves can sometimes be enough to drive a builder to close up shop for the night. Listen up kit manufacturers; if you are going to be in the business then do yourselves and your customers a huge favor and get some laser cutting machinery! Or go forward thinking and investigate the possibilities of a 3D printer. Then there are the manufacturers that give you materials that are almost impossible for the average ship model builder to work with. For example some kits provide wire that is to be fashioned into chain assembly parts. This is a sure-fire way to turn off a novice builder.
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.
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.
\"A ship sailing is the most beautiful thing that man has made.\" Anyone who has ever seen a tall ship cutting the waves will agree. As impressive as the sight of such a ship at sea can be many people are fascinated by historic ship models too. Since ancient times ships have not only been used for transport but were also a means of demonstration of power and domination. Even the Egyptian pharaohs designed their vessels very beautifully. Fine ship models of that time were found as burial objects in pharaos graves in pyramids. They are displayed today in museums like the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. In the Mediterranean ships at that time were use by all peoples to travel transport and warfare.