Nell Jarvis Ship Models January 28th, 2018 - 12:06:22
Sailing ship models are models of wind-powered ships. In olden times before the advent of the steam engines sailing ships were the primary means of transportation across long distances of water. Sailing ships were used for ferrying passengers cargo mail supplies etc. Some of the developing countries still use sailing boats for fishing. There are many tall ship training vessels that provide recreational sailing experience. In the age of sail yore sailing ships had crucial military applications. Several wars were fought using sailing ships. For example Spanish convoys returning with gold and silver plundered from the newly-discovered Americas needed protection from the pirates. Naval battles were fought among the United Kingdom France Spain and the Netherlands with the help of sailing ships.
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.
Based on these models the properties equipment and uses of ships were discussed between customers and shipyards. At the same time they served as scale model during construction. Many English and French shipyard models of that period still exist and are displayed in museums. From that time there seems to be a growing popularity of ship models as a decorative object of art. Today ship modelling is a widespread hobby facilitated by easily accessible literature on the development of naval technology and on the history of many famous vessels. Many enthusiasts who either want to buy a model ship or build one themselves will look for help and other offers on the Internet. High in desire by modellers are photos that show a particular ship model in many pictures and perspectives.
Wooden ship models are built-to-scale representations of modern or ancient sea-faring vessels. Traditionally all types of ship models have been built of wood though with the advent of plastic and sheet metal these have been used for amateur kits. Of course wooden models project grandeur and finesse. The ancient Egyptians were the pioneers who made detailed ship models. The models were crafted as part of funeral rituals which forced the builders to strive for precision otherwise the unmitigated soul would pester them. The ship models kept inside the coffin were supposed to transport the soul of the deceased to the next world.