Karin Colon Ship Models January 27th, 2018 - 12:25:04
A wooden ship in the distance sails ever closer from its place far below the horizon. These ships are recreated by many modelers for the enjoyment of those who find the ocean beautiful. The extremely high popularity of wood tall ship models enables them to be recognized by nearly anyone at first glance. The popularity of these models is reputable and many enjoy them for their striking visual appearance. Those who walk into a room are prone to seeing wood tall ship models first as they are a very prominent display even when they are small in size. For many these are the very reasons they buy wood tall ship models as they want a model that creates attention. Those who value style bold colors and quality center pieces will surely enjoy these models the most.
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.
An Admiralty style model could also be a cross section of the hull. This is where all the planking is in place however the model would only represent part of the ship such as the bow mid section or stern. The advantage of building an Admiralty ship model to the ship model builder is that you can add detail to better represent the purpose and era of the ship. Using the Bounty as an example representation can be made for the galley armament room carpentry shop hold captains quarters etc. The Bountys botanical mission was to pick up bread fruit plants so some plants can be added as well as an area that would have been used for the studying of plants and animals discovered along its journey. Prior to starting the ship model the builder should not only study the ship that is being represented but also the era in which the ship was built. Ship building changed from century to century.
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.