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Types of Model Ship Kits

Author: Andrew Anten
by Andrew Anten
Posted: Dec 28, 2016

Building a ship model kits is a amazing hobby for people who love ships, and always wanted to have a miniature of their favorite model. One can easily build a ship miniature using its model kit, and enrich the collection.

Model ship building is an interesting hobby that many people enjoy. It can be a lot of fun to see your model ship come life as you build it. Most model ships are accurate representations of real ships and even share some things in common with their assembly processes. If you've never built a ship miniature before, just relax, because, there are plenty of model kits that have all the pieces you'll need to build your own model ship.

There are diverse range of companies and websites that deal with the purchase of ship kits for various abilities and skills. Whether you are just a beginner or a specialist, you can easily find a ship that can perfectly meet your needs.

Consider below ship types to choose from your first miniature model:

1. Motor Vessels Ships:

Ships for which the primary motive of propulsion is an engine

2. War Ships:

Ships whose primary purpose is warfare are cross referenced on this page, whether motor, sail, or oar-powered vessels

3. Cargo Ships:

Ships whose primary purpose is to transport cargo are cross referenced on this page, whether motor, sail, or oar-powered vessels

4. Utility Vessels:

Ships whose primary purpose are to serve the maritime industry, such as pilot vessels, tugboats, or lighters are cross referenced on this page, whether motor, sail, or oar-powered vessels

5. Sailing Vessels:

Vessels for which the primary motive of propulsion is sails

6. Oar-powered Vessels:

Vessels for which the primary motive of propulsion is rowing

7. Coast Guard Vessels:

We offer plans of U.S. Coast Guard vessels ranging from early sailing cutters of the revenue service to modern motor vessels such as the buoy tender White Sumac.

For those who are beginners in ship modeling, building a Wooden Model Ship Kit from the scratch by reading a plan can be a daunting task. Building ship model requires a lot of patience, time and skill due to their built in design and complexity. Size of the ship must be considered before buying, according to your display area. Moreover, beginners should buy a smaller size model, because if they buy a model of very large size, then it becomes too difficult to complete the model.

You can choose model of choice, from a vast array of ship kits available today. There are a number of Wooden Model Ship Kit manufacturers, who is now constantly providing new offerings to ship modeling enthusiast. They are constantly introducing new kits, and adding more detailed models to their lineup. Generally, all model ship kits fall into three basic categories, based on hull construction technique: Solid hull; Plank-on-bulkhead; and Plank-on-frame. The complexity of design is determined by the nature and subject of the kit you have bought. Model ship kits are made from both plastics and wood.

About the Author

He provides lessons on how to choose the best ship model kits or the a href=http://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/beginner-easy-ship-kits.htmlmodel boat kits through his blogs and online videos.

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  • meghabadal  -  3 years ago

    Wow, you have a very interesting hobby.

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Author: Andrew Anten

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