How to take great care of your model ships

Taking on a hobby is a fantastic way to relax and this includes building a model ship. There is a lot of money and hard work that goes into building a beautiful and classic tall ship replica for example. Because of all this it is important to keep your completed model maintained and perfect as it was the day you built it. These completed ships can also be quite valuable to collectors so you wouldn’t really want it to get damaged or neglected. You might wonder where to start with cleaning this detailed addition to your home. There are so many small parts and so much detail that can easily get damaged. Here are a few tips to better care for your ship model. Click here to read more about the value of tall ship models.

How to take great care of your model ships

These items collect dust, smoke and dander and it is important to make sure it doesn’t have become a permanent problem. Remember that displaying your model ship in the right place is incredibly important because it shouldn’t be near a heat source or in direct sunlight. Start by storing your ship in a container and if you want to add lighting make sure that you choose energy saving and low wattage LED lights.  Remember to add a level of Mylar to avoid acid migration from the wood of the display case. This is a great way to keep your ship looking as original as it should. You can also take a look at http://healthyairlab.com/best-humidifier-reviews/ for some great reviews on humidifiers which will allow you to keep the air clear and also to remove harmful particles from the area. This is a great investment and will not only benefit your ship. Fresh air is good for you too.

The million dollar question is how to clean dust particles and other residue. You can easily do this by using a compressed air can or a hair dryer. Whichever tool you choose to use needs to be set on a cool temperature though to do a good job and no damage. You can also use a small brush and cloth to get to tough bits that doesn’t blow away. You can preserve the wood with a small sponge and the right oil. You can remove oily and nicotine spots with alcohol. When cleaning your model ship you need to do it methodically by dividing it into six parts not forgetting the base of the ship.  There are many different display case sizes which will make the cleaning process a lot easier. Click here to take a look at the general cleaning process of model ships.

If you take these simple steps you will be able to effectively clean and take care of your prized possession which in turn will allow you to get the maximum value for it if you ever intend to sell. If you intend to leave it for your next generation you would also want it to look as good as the day you built it.…

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How Women Hobbyists Can Slim Down Without Spending Consistently

Hobbies such as model ship building is terrific because it gives you a little something to look forward to each and every month and you can see how your hobbies grow and become more and more beautiful with each passing month.  Hobbies and collections can however be expensive because there is no limit as to how long you can enjoy your hobby or how big your collections can become.  If you want a hobby or collection that is worth your efforts then you need to spend a bit every month which can be tough for women who also have weight issues to tend to.  Following diets and drinking supplements is incredibly expensive in the long run because once you start on them you never stop which could result in your hobbies suffering.  If you want to lose weight without sacrificing your beloved hobbies or collections then it is time to start investing in gym gear and fitness equipment that you can use and use for the rest of your life.

How Women Hobbyists Can Slim Down Without Spending Consistently

Top workout gear for losing weight on a budget

Some of the top advantages of buying your own workout gear instead of using the gym is the fact that you can do workouts at times convenient to you, you can still workout even though you have spent all of your money on your hobby that month and you can always sell your workout gear on second hand stores when you no longer have any use for them.  Here is the top reusable workout gear that is sure to save you a lot of money in the long run;

Waist trainer – Waist trainers are terrific for all women because they allow women to slim down their wastes and lose stubborn body fat in the tummy and love handle area without much effort.  You can wear a waist trainer all day discreetly underneath your clothes and be instantly slimmer because the trainer compresses your mid-section which alters your body.  The trainers are terrific for instant slimming down so you look fantastic in flirty outfits and for improving your posture throughout the day.  They also lend added support to your body while you work out and make workouts far more effective.  The best waist trainer corsets are also completely adjustable so you can tighten them up as you slim down or as you get more used to waist training.

Cardio bike – A workout bike is one of the easiest workout essentials for women with limited space because they take up little space and they allow you to work out as frequently as you need.  You can also combine waist training and cardio workouts on the bike for much faster results.

 Treadmill – Treadmills do take up a little more space in your home and might be expensive to invest in but in the end they are the best workouts for families since even the family dog can take a hike on the treadmill and stay fit.

Workout DVD’s – One of the best pieces of workout gear you can invest in is a workout DVD.  The DVD’s usually contain compact workout sessions that are sure to help you lose a lot of weight in less time without the use of any workout gear.…

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Unleash your inner shipbuilder

Hobbies are a fantastic way to get away from your daily life and can turn out to be a lifeline if you don’t particularly have the most stimulating job. We all know that we sometimes have to do our less favorite job to pay the bills but that doesn’t mean we cannot indulge in our passion in the form of a hobby. Model ship building is a fantastic way to relax and with great attention to detail you can create something classic and beautiful to display in your home. Tall ships date back to 1874 and are by far part of the most elegant of all created sea vessels from our past. You can build your very own tall ship from scratch. This is incredibly detailed work and most model ship builders say that you need patience to take on such a large task. To read more about the history of tall ships click here.

Unleash your inner shipbuilder

When looking up the benefits of starting a hobby it seems that it can also benefit your mental state. There are various scientific medical research websites like Dove Press that have published articles about medical research. These articles suggest various methods of therapy and it would seem that hobbies like building model ships, painting or sewing is good for the body, mind and soul. It is not just an escape from life’s daily pressures but a form of therapy.

The best part about starting a tall ship project is that you can now purchase required items and crafting tools online. The internet provides us with wonderful platforms to buy just about everything. I prefer not to sell my crafted items because of a sentimental feeling and all the work that went into it. However there are many individuals that sell their finished products online and with properly built tall ships you can fetch quite a lucrative price. There are quite a few collectors that don’t have the patience or skill to build these ships but that are willing to pay quite a bit for a completed ship. I had an uncle that actually built his own tall ship. He was incredibly proud of it as it was a replica of the famous Tea clipper wooden tall ship. He had it in a glass encasement and never touched it after it was completed. I remember we always wanted him to open it up so that we could play with it, I now understand why he never did considering all the hard work it took and how much it meant to him.

Most tall ship model builders choose to build classical and historical models however there is a great variety that you can choose from to build. Click here for various types of ships and a bit of history. Once again make sure that you are well prepared and that you have the patience to see it through. It shouldn’t turn out to be the project that you never finished. It takes some people a couple of years to get one of these beauties built but is worth it in the end.…

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