Ship models are representations of sea-going vessels or built-to-scale replicas of all types. A model is a form of decorative art that create lasting impressions and promises to enhance lifestyles throughout generations; ship models are marked by prestige, elegance, and beauty and to the interior of one's office, yacht, or home they add luster.
The first to make detailed ship models were the ancient egyptians, which were part of funeral practices. In the coffin Wood models of a ship built with Ship modeling in marisstella and crew with accurate details were included. To the next world and to transport the soul of the deceased these were supposed.
By the help of these ritual models, seafaring aspects were delineated to the modern world. Also, crafted from the twelfth century to the fifteenth century, one can see models of vessels, mounted in various churches. The vessels and the crew members were blessed during this occassion.
In course of time, to vessel-building craft shipwrights were apprenticed and the art was handed down from father to son up to the eighteenth century.
It is clear that during the days before actual ship building there were no models available. During eighteenth and nineteenth centuries models were formally made, when celebrated warships were made.
In the United States Ship modeling with Special tools for ship modeling had a slow start; only from 1900, onwards it became more popular. In cast lead parts ship model kits were available by 1920,. In the 1930s, when "Popular Science" magazine published a series of articles and plans of ships these became popular.
Thus, ship modeling developed into a hobby. The world of pastimes and hobbies were revolutionized by ship models.
Models of ancient and historic ships, cruise ships, sailing ships, small vessels, warships, and tall ships are available for prices ranging from $122.99 to $15,000. Crude primitives from dealers to precision-detail models of museum quality are available.