Annie Wiley Ship Models December 29th, 2017 - 10:23:59
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.
Many other countries relied on these vessels to improve their naval strength. The tallest ships of today are cruise liners and military carriers. Buying wood tall ship models is often a wonderful experience and they fit well into any type of room. In a room that has a predominantly wooden theme these models and their wooden design will be accentuated. It is very common for these models to have some sort of lacquer paint job. The presence of lacquer keeps the wood beneath untouched and dry while still displaying all the beautiful attributes of the wood. Putting a coat of paint on a model often only makes it more visually striking. A very popular color is white.
Types of Wood There are a lot of types of wood that can be used but make sure that it is good quality wood dont settle for any soft woods.The grain is what makes Wooden Model ships so make sure that it has good detail. The Materials Besides the fine wood that is used on your model ship especially if it is a tall ship model make sure that the sails are made of silk or another fine linen. You want to look for hand tied rigging and all the details should be in metal. Dont ever settle for plastic if you are paying any amount of money for one of these models. There is no reason there should be plastic parts.
Admiralty style ship models were built by ship builders from the 15th to the 19th century. They served as a design aid for the engineers a simulator for those responsible for operating the vessel and as a \"show and tell\" display to be used for those raising funds from investors. An Admiralty model will have some parts of it un-planked exposing the framing and internal and deck furnishings. Usually masts spars and some rigging are in place. The keel stern post and stem are erected and the ribs are attached to the keel. This will then represent the general form of the hull. Some of the planks are then applied to the ribbed frame. In some Admiralty boat models the entire hull will be planked while only a portion of the deck will be planked. In other models a side of the hull will be left un-planked while the deck is planked. Another version will have the entire hull un-planked while the deck is planked.