Ship modeling

Ship modeling is a very old activity. As mediators between people and the sea, ships are often personified, and the life on them stiff and full of self-renunciation.

A ship is a working environment, life space, source of wellbeing and existence. Shortly, a ship is a home. Marine life in this small floating city is closely connected to all people who live on and from the sea. In a lively and impersonal life, a man finds pleasure and relaxation entrusting his feelings and materializing them through making models of ships.

Modeling is a skill gained by working, learning and experience. Any man who approaches this activity, either as an observer, or especially as modeler, has their own attitude, their own opinion and vision that seeks to achieve and reaffirm with the miniatures. Often, the modeler brings much subjectivity (personality) so that same kind of vessels made by the same design and even material, in two or more modelers appear very different. The models become a result of mans intimacy, awareness and finally – knowledge.

Modeling is a skill of making human’s environment as a miniature. Man’s environment is a set of objects that surround him and modeling is miniaturization of it, or reducing sizes while maintaining the same forms and ratios.

In time of industrial revolution, modeling has improved the most, because new “unknown” areas revealed themselves – mainly the stem engine. With the arrival of railway, cars and airplanes, ship modeling looses its primacy, and other forms of miniaturization became equal. The development of modeling has advanced so much it is hard to tell the models from rational devices – robots- having in mind their reasons of existence and their final goals. Only a modeler may define and decide the technique he wants to apply, which goal he wants to achieve with it and which message to send out. It is hard to combine the artistic and technical approach. Most frequently, it is tried to be done by so called patination, with darker colors and varnish, imitating antiques and weariness.


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