Brooke Graves Ship Models January 28th, 2018 - 11:15:39
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.
More realism could be added like ballast placed in the hold prior to adding cargo. As an alternative to the standard plank on bulkhead that most ship model kits utilize the builder can either convert the kit to a plank on frame or purchase one of the few plank on frame kits that are available. Exposed ribs can be fashioned using the bulkhead pieces as templates. Add reinforcement to the ribs between the decks by constructing beams. Some of the plank on frame kits that are available are the US Frigate Confederacy Bounty US Essex America Victory USS Constitution and Santisimo Trinidad. Scratch building a plank on frame ship model is also possible. Ensure that you have good quality drawings and are familiar with how ships hulls are designed. If you do build a plank on frame model youll probably achieve more satisfaction. The beauty of any ship model is the intricate detail. A plank on frame ship model allows you to provide detail not just on the upper deck but also on the decks below.
Look for a retailer that will provide products at a fair price have both a digital and print presence are ship modelers themselves and enthusiastic about the hobby. You want to deal with a company that has a history in the business and responds to your phone calls and emails in a timely fashion; a company that has more than a single manufacturers product lines a wider distribution network and a ship model building focus. When you find a company like that dont lose their contact information! At Cast Your Anchor we are far from perfect but we strive to become better every day given the constraints we face with our chosen industrys manufacturing and distribution networks. The radio controlled or wooden ship model hobby enthusiast will always find that Cast Your Anchors owners and employees have a passion for this wonderful wacky and challenging ship model building hobby. We aim to make your ship model building experience an enjoyable and rewarding one.
On the very edge where the horizon meets the sky a storm is slowly forming turning the waters of the ocean a dark gray. Dark clouds threaten to erupt with great deluges of rain. In a desperate bid to outmaneuver the storm a single ship sails ever faster. Unlike other ships the flag of this vessel is a pitch black color. With a bright white hue the jolly roger is emblemized on the flag itself with a large toothy smile. This flag confirms that the small ship is in fact a pirate ship. Carrying huge amounts of cargo while still maintaining optimal speed is not a problem for these ships. In many ways the pirate ship represents the adventure one can have on the high seas as well as the danger and the intrigue that is ever-present.