Wooden Ship Model

At our ship model company, we know that after spending 300 hours creating a ship model, the model itself needs to be the star on the show and also the display materials should go on a back seat unless it’s being displayed within a diorama being a dry dock.

The display base may very well be made of wood or acrylic. If you choose wood, it ought to be a solid bit of real wood versus MDF nicely routered although not ornate and finished in a very muted sheen. Another option will be a clear acrylic block.

Mounting the model around the display base is possible a number of ways. Our company won’t believe in invading the keel and hull of an ship model using a screw or bolt.

Non evasive display supports could possibly be cradles, supports or magnets.

Cradles can be crafted from wood, acrylic or wire armatures. Cradle design needs to be as minimal as you possibly can and placed as low around the hull as practical.

Supports can be made from clear acrylic rod, bendable wire or wood dowels.

For clear acrylic rods, the conclusion that touches the hull ought to be mitred. Display supports to show your work of art without drilling an opening through the ship model keel. We have developed this system so that it doesn’t compromise your model nor remove from your ship model when someone is admiring it. The product is mitred, paintable and will be glued towards the base as appropriate.

Rare earth magnets are intriguing, notable and used in museum displays as much as you possibly can. Installing an adequately sized SmCo or NdFeB magnet inside the hull on the model ship and insetting one inside the wood base will hold the model in position. Once the magnet may be inset and epoxied in to the wood base, a thin veneer of wood might be glued over it thus it essentially disappears.

Of course if you do not mind drilling a dent in the keel of your respective model ship, there are many of kinds of pedestals you need to use. A turned brass or wood slotted bass is easily the most common. If using this kind of pedestal, they needs to be of different heights to provide your model a realistic setting.

Like with lots of variables when making a model ship, before starting the build, you need to determine how you can be display it in order for the method you use may be incorporated in to the build as you go along.