Kelley Pittman Ship Models January 26th, 2018 - 11:36:11
Scandinavians developed Viking ships; one of the best ships built in Europe between 700 AD to the late 1000s and in 1300 A.D. introduced the stern rudder. The Mediterranean shipbuilders developed full-rigged sailing ship models in 1450 A.D. From there to the early 1800s ships used were constructed mostly using the plank on frame method, rudder control, and full-rigged sails. Galleons model ships launched to sea in the 1500s and used to the 1800s. The most famous ship models were the packet and clipper ships. Packet ships appeared in the Atlantic Ocean in the early 1800s followed by the Clipper ships during the 1840s. Both of these models were used as import ships.
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.
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.
Types of Wood There are a lot of types of wood that can be used but make sure that it is good quality wood, dont settle for any soft woods.The grain is what makes Wooden Model ships, so make sure that it has good detail. The Materials Besides the fine wood that is used on your model ship, especially if it is a tall ship model, make sure that the sails are made of silk or another fine linen. You want to look for hand tied rigging and all the details should be in metal. Dont ever settle for plastic if you are paying any amount of money for one of these models. There is no reason there should be plastic parts.