Nell Jarvis Ship Models January 26th, 2018 - 11:48:28
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.
Often times, its the bottom line that has to register the most strongly with a manufacturing company. Put in stronger terms, the reason is to increase the profit margins also known as we need to \"make more money\"! Dont get me wrong; to stay in business all manufacturers have to make a fair profit. Most manufacturers of ship models provide a good quality product for a reasonable price. They do need to place a little more consideration on the needs of builders. This would certainly help in growing the hobby and their market share. Another frustration for builders is manufacturers that are still providing only die-cut parts in their ship model kits. Die-cut parts have a tendency to become less accurate with the greater number of parts produced and they are frequently difficult to work with.
The ship model market, by its very nature, caters to a very small group of like-minded people with a particular passion to create a unique piece of work. It is characterized by higher prices, limited availability, and limited manufacturers model choices. And, those kits rely heavily on our skills and innovations as builders to complete a historically accurate ship model to be proud of.Lets examine the manufacturing and distribution chain a little closer. MANUFACTURERS of ship model kits and fittings often temporarily remove popular ship model kits from the market place, redesign them, and then, re-offer them. What reasons would a manufacturer have to do this? Have you ever considered any of these possibilities for ship model removal from the manufacturing chain? 1. Improve the overall quality of the kit? 2. Respond to customer comments about the build difficulties in a particular ship model? 3. Reduce manufacturing costs? 4. Re-locate manufacturing center? 5. Add additional features? 6. Improve the plans, drawings, or instructions? While kits can be removed for any of the above reasons; ship model manufacturers are facing the same economic realities as other types of industry.
\"A ship sailing is the most beautiful thing that man has made.\" Anyone who has ever seen a tall ship cutting the waves will agree. As impressive as the sight of such a ship at sea can be, many people are fascinated by historic ship models, too. Since ancient times ships have not only been used for transport, but were also a means of demonstration of power and domination. Even the Egyptian pharaohs designed their vessels very beautifully. Fine ship models of that time were found as burial objects in pharaos graves in pyramids. They are displayed today in museums like the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. In the Mediterranean ships at that time were use by all peoples to travel, transport and warfare.