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Kelley Pittman Ship Models January 26th, 2018 - 10:40:42
Now, lets suppose you do manage to get someone at the hobby shop on the phone. Who are you speaking with? Could it be a ship model builder, a long term full-time employee who understands the ship model hobby world, a small business owner, a part-time student? Most likely you will be speaking to a part-time employee or a small business owner and while owners and employees have a vested interest in your business, they dont always have the experience to address your concerns or the ability to provide personalized ship model and parts and fittings searching services. Sometimes they cant even get replacement parts from the manufacturers for you (see the information about manufacturers and distributors above)! The hobby market has changed in recent years and most hobby businesses are catering to the general consumer. In other words, their focus is elsewhere and its because sales of ship model kits, fittings, parts, and accessories are a very small part of their overall business.
They dont have any print catalogues for customers, they dont have any in-house stock, theyre not willing to send samples, and they dont accept returns without expensive restocking and handling fees. And worst of all - minimum shipping costs that dont reflect the true cost of shipping products you order. Many of them offer poor customer service, corresponding only by email, offering no warranties on the products they sell, no follow up customer service, and only rarely do you find a retailer with any staff expertise to answer the wooden ship model hobby enthusiasts technical questions. If you dont have a computer or are not comfortable using this technology, you could have a difficult time finding what you need to be able to enjoy the great hobby of ship model building.
Wooden ship models are built-to-scale representations of modern or ancient sea-faring vessels. Traditionally, all types of ship models have been built of wood, though with the advent of plastic and sheet metal, these have been used for amateur kits. Of course, wooden models project grandeur and finesse. The ancient Egyptians were the pioneers who made detailed ship models. The models were crafted as part of funeral rituals, which forced the builders to strive for precision, otherwise the unmitigated soul would pester them. The ship models kept inside the coffin were supposed to transport the soul of the deceased to the next world.
Until the appearance of the Vikings long boats in Northern Europe (of which several ships have been found and now are displayed in museums in Norway and Denmark) the development of marine technology can be assessed only from sparse old records, frescoes, seals and other visual representations. Contemporary ship models survived only from the period after the discovery of America by Columbus. Many of them were votive ships in churches, which had been donated as expression of gratitude for successful travel or rescue from disaster. In the 17th century shipyards began to make accurate models before starting the actual construction of ships (the so-called Admiralty models when built for the English navy).