The Secret To Model Pirate Ships

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The wonderfully exquisite blue sapphire waters of the tropics engulfs a calm atoll chain where many ships sail on their way to other destinations. A particular ship carrying passengers and mail is heading towards a nearby tropic port. Because this is a luxury ship, both the passengers and mail bags are worth a decent amount. This ship is being followed from behind by a darker ship that flies with a strange looking flag. In a desperate bid to get rid of its pursuer, the mail carrier presses on through the sharp and thin corners of the atoll chain in the hopes it will lose the ship. With a little investigation using a telescope on the first mate’s part, the mystery ship is revealed to be a sinister pirate ship.

Both regular pirate ships that sailed the high seas and model pirate ships share in the single fact that they have very striking visuals. Many model pirate ships are said to be very striking, and collectors prefer them for just this reason. More than any other description, the word ‘intimidating’ is used quite often when referring to the actual pirate ship. The ruthlessness of pirate ships helped to boost model pirate ships sales even in the beginning stages of this model’s introduction. Model pirate ships may even be quite old and therefore more valuable than their newer peers. Sap was used to piece together most models in years passed, while glue is used in the modern day; these can be used as indicators of whether a model is old or recent. The age of model wooden boats is irrelevant if one is simply looking for quality, as many of these items are extremely sturdy.

Themed rooms and houses are not a problem for this item and trying to blend into the scenery around it. When placing this model in an area with little color, the subtle aspects come together to brighten the room as a whole. Repainting better colors onto this model is a relatively simple process. Colors that are vivid help this model to truly stand out as a decorative piece. The tall masts of model pirate ships are among their most noticeable feature. As a weak point, the masts of this model are impressive but easily broken.

In order to prevent any falling or breaking on the item’s part, model pirate ships are commonly put up much higher than any other model ship in order to keep people from touching it or causing it harm. When placed in a household with children, it is very important to keep the models out of their reach. With an insatiable need for natural light in order to show off their best features, being higher on a shelf tends to give them an advantage. Cleaning is not needed for these ships on a constant basis, unlike many other models. The occasional dusting is all these models need, and this is only once a year or so. This model is therefore perfect for those who dislike cleaning. Offices do particularly well with model pirate ships, as they are intricate and historically rich ships that don’t take away from the seriousness of the office itself.


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George Roy has 177 articles online and 1 fans

George is an avid collector and connoisseur of all things nautical- nautical decor, model boats, historical artifacts, etc. He has written articles for several large manufacturers and retailers of model ships, and he is a master ship builder himself. He brings a unique perspective from both the retail and the consumer side of the nautical decorating and model boat building markets.

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This article was published on 2011/04/06