Gertrude Fuller Ship Models January 25th, 2018 - 10:41:09
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.
No other foe threatens the durability of these pieces quite like rust does. Keeping these ships in a cool dry place is ideal. The wonderful evaporating properties of sunlight help to keep moisture off of these ships. Because there are so many small cracks in this ship, bacteria may gather alongside moisture, but the sun skills many types of this bacteria. Like no other model ship, US Coast Guard ship models remain as the singularly most long lasting ocean ship model. George is an avid collector and connoisseur of all things nautical- nautical decor, model boats, historical artifacts, US Coast Guard ship models, etc. He has written articles for several large manufacturers and retailers of model ships, and he is a master ship builder himself. He brings a unique perspective from both the retail and the consumer side of the nautical decorating and ship models building markets.
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.
Ship models are built-to-scale replicas or representations of sea-going vessels of all types. A model is a decorative art form that promises to enhance lifestyles throughout generations and to create lasting impressions; ship models are marked by elegance, prestige, and beauty and add luster to the interior of ones home, yacht, or office. Traditional ship models have been built of wood, though current amateur kits provide models made of plastic. There are also models built of sheet metal. The ancient Egyptians were the first to make detailed ship models, which were part of funeral practices. Wood models of a ship and crew with accurate details were included in the coffin.