|jerrodcastan12 (jerrodcastan12) wrote,|
@ 2011-05-05 15:35:00
|Entry tags:||boat models, model boats, model ships, yacht model, yacht models, yachts|
Exactly How I Started With Yacht Models
Over the lengthy span of tropical water, the sun glints in diamond shards at its highest point in the sky - noon. The bright light slowly reveals the darker horizon in crisp, clear detail. The intense light also reveals a bright ship painted in all white as it makes its way across the water. The speed of this ship is something to be admired, and in a few minutes it is in stride with another ship. Bigger ships don’t stand a chance, as this small ship can use its agility to run circles around most every larger ship. The only downside to these amazing boats is that they don’t have stamina that can compare with their larger brethren. More than any other type of diminutive ship, this boat enjoys shorter sprints of speed rather than long distance marathons. This is due in part to the way the ship was built.
Yacht models are among the world’s fastest and most agile looking model ships. If it is a fast ship you’re after, look no further than yacht models. The model boat crown of fragility goes to yacht models as well, however. Because yacht models are so slender in real life, in their model form they are even more slender. Because the ratio of size is so important, the smaller the ship, the more likely it will be fragile. Modelers will remedy this aspect by keeping the amount of small parts sticking out from yacht models to a minimum. These small parts are mostly missing from yacht models. It is often considered necessary to place the yacht models in areas where they aren’t touched as often by other people.
‘Yacht’ was the name given to mean a ‘compact, fast ship’. At their inception, Dutch merchants were quick to use them to trade and travel very fast from one point to another. The Netherlands was mostly low lying reef with shallow pockets below sea level, and as such the ships were designed for this environment. The buoyancy of this ship is due to the hull and its long, wide make that allows it to skim over reefs easily while still carrying reasonable amounts of cargo. As time passed, many larger versions of these ships were made. Great numbers of European royalty enjoyed these ships very much. When an exiled prince of England returned to his homeland on one, their popularity literally exploded. From that moment forward, many citizens of means began to seek out these boats. It was a shame that much of the nobility bought them and never set sail in them at all.
The joys of the oceanic world are brought into a room little by little with yacht models. Even if the decor theme of a room is completely different than maritime-oriented things, this ship can blend in quite well. The fact that this model has very few distinctive colors helps it to blend in this aspect. Luxury boats such as these are very often painted a bright white. In real life, white yachts are spotted more easily amidst waves. White does not have to be the color a model is doomed to be painted forever -they can easily be repainted. Popular colors include dark blue, dark red, and gold.