Mindy Abbott Ship Models January 25th, 2018 - 10:28:54
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.
Wooden pirate ship models are a way in which modelers can express their creativity as well as their copious building skills. A gentle touch should be used when handling wooden pirate ship models. The pirate ship should be put in a position where handling such a delicate item is discouraged. On higher shelves this model ship runs a significantly lower risk of being carelessly pushed and otherwise cracked or broken. Wooden pirate ship models are often purchased with a glass case which is a wonderful protection method. Wooden pirate ship models can be constructed with fewer parts and with a hull made from sturdy plastic this allows for greater handling. Many wooden pirate ship models are complicated in design and build. With so many tiny details and minuscule enhancements this particular model is thought to be harder to craft. The interconnected thread of parts can be particularly difficult to fix if just one simple part goes missing or is damaged. Wood pirate ship models are glowing gems in a model enthusiasts collection.
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.
Turn off the builders and watch the niche market we occupy get even smaller my friends. The reason DISTRIBUTORS exist is to represent and consolidate numerous manufacturers products under one roof providing an inventory warranty and technical support system often in a different country or continent than the manufacturer. This addition to the supply chain should enable smaller retailers to improve their competitiveness. One frustration in this system with todays emphasis on internet sales is the distributor who competes with the retailers he is supposed to be supporting. This can lead to reduced supply increased prices and an unfair (to the consumer) marketplace. And while the global marketplace has allowed us all shorten the delivery cycle and to become more price conscious and price savvy it has also become a thorn in the side of the retailer particularly the small business person.