Kelley Pittman Ship Models January 26th, 2018 - 10:51:05
Many types of US Coast Guard ship models are modeled after their real life brethren, which put great importance on enduring harshness. The more delicate peers of US Coast Guard ship models are prone to breaking, while this ship stands strong. Because metal is so sturdy, US Coast Guard ship models that are made from this material are often those that end up lasting the absolute longest. As a decorative item, US Coast Guard ship models last for many years. Crafting these items from tin and aluminum is common. Modelers not only like these metals for their malleability, but for their affordable cost. In terms of metal, melting these particular types is very easy. On many occasions, modelers will coat their models in these metals instead of constructing the entire structure out of them. On the inside, these ships are crafted from wood or plastic.
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.
Model Ships are a scaled down replications of a full-sized historical ship from ancient times to the present. Model ships played a vital part in the building of real ships. Model ship builders would pass the completed model to the workers for them to build their ships to proper scales. In a sense the old model builders built their models for the opposite reason as model ship builders of today; they built them to create an upscale model instead. These older hand carved models that provided the model ship to their workers, were actually provided the workers blueprints for the ship they were building. Today, model ships and computer programs are used to help ship designers select the final form of the ships hull before they draw out the actual plans.
An Admiralty style model could also be a cross section of the hull. This is where all the planking is in place however the model would only represent part of the ship such as the bow, mid section or stern. The advantage of building an Admiralty ship model to the ship model builder is that you can add detail to better represent the purpose and era of the ship. Using the Bounty as an example, representation can be made for the galley, armament room, carpentry shop, hold, captains quarters etc. The Bountys botanical mission was to pick up bread fruit plants so some plants can be added as well as an area that would have been used for the studying of plants and animals discovered along its journey. Prior to starting the ship model the builder should not only study the ship that is being represented but also the era in which the ship was built. Ship building changed from century to century.