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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.
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.
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.
Model ships contain miniature versions of their larger counterparts including libraries sitting rooms and movie theaters. These ships have a slower speed than most boats and their seaworthiness compared to ocean liners is lower. Overall compact a cruise model is very shapely when put on a pedestal or holder. A snowy white is the norm for these ship models and many have bottoms that are painted dark blue or some other vivid color. The colors accentuate any small detail carved into the cruise ship model. A cruise ship model either large or small is an excellent addition to any maritime themed home or office space. George is an avid collector and connoisseur of all things nautical- cruise ship model items model boats historical artifacts etc. He has written articles for several large manufacturers and retailers of authentic models 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.