Jana Mooney Ship Models January 27th, 2018 - 11:19:25
Certain RETAILERS are known to dramatically increase their list prices and then offer fabulous sales advertising 60% or more off MSRP. I know Im attracted to a 60% savings sign! I also know that I have to be aware of the real regular price what other retailers are offering for the same object and how service differs between retailers. The net effect of this illusion is an inflated advertised discount which should leave end users - YOU - with a bad taste in your mouth and a determination to avoid retailers who try to put one over on you. Ahhh the internet! Such a wonderful tool it has opened up chains of supply never seen before. It offers the consumer a chance to browse without leaving the comfort of their living room. But what about the consumer who lives in a rural area the fellow who cant get high speed service? Or the consumer who without access to the internet at all? Or the customer who wants to touch and browse? Often times these customers are overlooked in our race to go digital. There are many fly-by-night radio-control and wooden ship model retailers out there.
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.
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.
Grandeur and a sense of great luxury are conveyed when gazing upon the impressive ivory bulk of a cruise ship model. A ship model is perhaps the model that retains the greatest regal bearing due to its large size and clean lines. Great numbers of passengers staff and amenities such as athletic courts and cafes are included on these ships. The size and girth of a cruise ship is accounted for by these great crowds of people. With such size a cruise ship model is one if not the largest size of model ship available to consumers. These models are also one of the most expensive due to their size and the details required to be included within the model itself.