Rachel Vaughn Ship Models October 14th, 2017 - 13:06:30
Look for a retailer that will provide products at a fair price, have both a digital and print presence, are ship modelers themselves and enthusiastic about the hobby. You want to deal with a company that has a history in the business, and responds to your phone calls and emails in a timely fashion; a company that has more than a single manufacturers product lines, a wider distribution network, and a ship model building focus. When you find a company like that, dont lose their contact information! At Cast Your Anchor we are far from perfect but we strive to become better every day given the constraints we face with our chosen industrys manufacturing and distribution networks. The radio controlled or wooden ship model hobby enthusiast will always find that Cast Your Anchors owners and employees have a passion for this wonderful, wacky, and challenging ship model building hobby. We aim to make your ship model building experience an enjoyable and rewarding one.
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.
By 1920, ship model kits were available in cast lead parts. In the 1930s, these became popular when \"Popular Science\" magazine published a series of articles and plans of ships. Thus, ship modeling developed into a hobby. Ship models have revolutionized the world of pastimes and hobbies. Models of ancient and historic ships, sailing ships, cruise ships, warships, small vessels, and tall ships are available for prices ranging from $122.99 to $15,000. Crude primitives to precision-detail models of museum quality are available from dealers. People associated with ship modeling join together to form guilds, for the veterans to pass on their knowledge to the greenhorns and for members of all levels to exchange new ideas. USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild and Ship Modelers Association of California are examples of these guilds.
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