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.
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.