We at Model Ship
Master craft model ships one by one.
For the hull, instead of using machinery to
carve wood blocks into multiple units simultaneously, we use thin, narrow stripes
on frames just like how real
ships’ hulls are built. An example of this
technique can be viewed here:
hollow hull ship. And instead of
using balsa wood that is as soft as paper, we use
wood such as teak, rosewood, ebony, jupiter...
Carved hulls from
solid block of wood makes ship models extremely
heavy. A three-foot long ship can sore a man's
arms within few steps and a
five-foot one requires two porters. Those
model ships might look quite good due to computer
printed decal application but are in fact are more like
children toys than art. Think of this as real
cutout windows versus dark decal. The
decals are also prone to degradation over time.
Model Ship Master
believes in the value of the materials that make up
the product and thus avoid the techniques that hide the inferior materials
beneath the model's surface.
Below are some
examples of the bad products that might look good
from the outside.