Rachel Vaughn Ship Models January 28th, 2018 - 12:05:42
\"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.
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.
These were supposed to transport the soul of the deceased to the next world. Seafaring aspects were delineated to the modern world by these ritual models. Also one can see models of vessels crafted from the twelfth century to the fifteenth century mounted in various churches. During the occasion the vessels and the crew members were blessed. In course of time up to the eighteenth century shipwrights were apprenticed to vessel-building craft and the art was handed down from father to son. It is clear that there were no models during the days before actual ship building. Models began to be formally made during eighteenth and nineteenth centuries when celebrated warships were made. Ship modeling had a slow start in the United States; it became more popular only from 1900 onwards.
There are several types of construction of a wooden ship model. Some are carved from a single block of wood others by gluing together blocks of wood or by gluing together of slabs of wood into a laminated block. Others are built on what is called plank-on frame built just as the full-size ship is constructed. Wooden models of all types of vessels--luxury cruise liners war ships sailing ships--are available from dealers. A wooden model of a Chalutier ship costs $149.95; a USS Ronald Regan model costs $999; a wooden model Schooner costs $26.96; a Harvey wooden model costs $110; a Cutty Sark Wooden model costs $189; and an Atlantic costs $195.95. There are various price ranges for the connoisseur.