For a long time, wooden model ships have been in existence. Scaled down models of the real ships their ship-builders made wooden models even during the times of the Ancient Egyptians.
Since time immemorial, discovering these ships from those times amply proves that model ship building was also a hobby.
Rest assured that there is no more satisfying hobby if you are interested in wooden model ship building. To build a wooden model ship there are two methods. One is to buy model ship kits and the other is building them by using plans.
You can build many kinds of wooden model ships. You could build the easy sail boat to a slightly more difficult yacht. You could build a boat that was used by the Romans, Egyptians, the ancient Vikings, and Greeks. For all kinds of ships, there are plans available – warships, fishing boats, schooners, and even dhows.
Just Google it, if by any particular ship you are fascinated and then you will be able to get plans. All the time that is not likely although some may be free.
Scaled to size, wooden boat models or wooden ship models are replicas of the original. They can be modeled to the boat or ship of your choice and are usually handcrafted. To make a replica of you can choose the model you want – be it a clipper, a sailboat, or a schooner anything you wish.
They have been worked by you and these models are smaller in size. Creating the model ship and boat of your choice is your choice. Up to your interest is choosing the type of wooden model ship or boat.
For making a model the old shipping vessels which were normally made of wood you would probably want to go in if you are interested in history.
From the ground up or using kits, wooden ship models can be built. You should prepare yourself for a long time in your work-shop if you are taking the second option, which can sometimes be very frustrating.
Building a model wooden ship is not that easy and you must know that. A fair bit of knowledge in engineering and wood working is required. It should not be very difficult for you if you do have. If you are a first timer in this ship -building exercise but you get yourself model boat kits even if you do have some knowledge.
Even there are kits for the first timer among the kits available, the expert and the intermediate level. Easier to handle with precise instructions it is recommended that you get yourself a kit.
Too difficult to construct it is no fun getting something! Even before you started your love for the hobby will disappear. The first time will always be a bit confusing and difficult. But you will get the hang of it and keep at it.
After you can work your way up the ladder adding on ships you have worked with the entry level kits, which are more elaborate and complex.