Many people across the world today are passionate about sailing ships and research whatever information is available about the majestic ships that made their way across the oceans long ago. In our modern world it is not so strange that people are awed by what people accomplished in ships of wood.
Sailing ships were for a long period in history the primary way of travelling across long distances by water. It was the only way to get people, supplies, bulky cargo and mail to other countries. Today we can experience what it was like so long ago aboard the tall ships used as training vessels. For many people taking a voyage about the tall ships is a recreational experience of a lifetime. For others their sailing passions take the form of sailing ship model building.
Recreating Sailing Ship Model
For sailing ship model enthusiasts it is a labor of love to recreate the majestic sailing ships of a long ago era in perfect miniature. They will spend countless hours meticulously setting each perfect model piece in place. For the sailing ship model building it is a matter of pride to get it perfect. They will pore over sailing ship diagrams of whatever old sailing ship it is they are busy recreating in miniature size. They will scrutinize copies of each ancient diagram with a magnifying glass to ensure they can make the sailing ship model to perfect scale. The sea battles fought in sailing ships are an integral part of our history today. The slave ships that took so many people from their homelands also form an infamous part of world history.
So does the sailing ships of those intrepid explorers that set off into the unknown to discover new worlds. Some people may feel that building sailing ship models is an activity for children; they could not be more wrong. Sailing ship models of all the famous and greatest sailing ships in history are on display in museums around the world. These sailing ship models were made by model buildings who are craftsmen in their own right. Sailing ship model building is a passion for old and young.
Children usually start off with basic sailing ship model building and a model kit can cost roughly $100, which is affordable. Then again, when anyone moved into serious sailing ship model building classified as museum quality model building you could spend up to a whopping $15,000. This can most definitely be called a child’s hobby at that price.