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Coast guard ships travel on the many seas with an air of power and great authority behind every wave they make and pivot they flawlessly execute while in the water. In such turbulent times, one is always glad to know that there are many coast guard ships guarding our waters well. Many ages and genders enjoy playing with a coast guard ship model. Due to the immense amounts of care given to the reproduction of military vessels, a coast guard ship model is among the highest quality of ship model available. Though not always cost effective, the coast guard ship model is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

Coast guard ships can come in many sizes, ranging from cargo carriers to personnel vessels. The government outsources the construction of many ships to foreign countries, and as such a coast guard ship normally does not come together until it reaches American soil. For instance, many parts of the plate metal is assembled in Japan, while electronics are as well and the bolts and rivets come from Philadelphia or China. Once in America, the coast guard has the grueling and ultimately rewarding task of assembling the ship safely. According to the regulations, all coast guard ships are christened before setting out on their maiden voyages. Landmarks and names of cities rank in as common names to use for coast guard ships. The familiar name of the coast guard ship serves as a comforting reminder that home goes wherever the coast guard does.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

Because a coast guard ship model is often a wartime ship, the colors tend to be dull, but the detail and high integrity of the ship itself are colorful in many ways. Because these models tend to be large, the material from which they are made of has to make up for this by being exceptionally light, and the metal chosen is oftentimes tin. The advantages of metal plated wood to pure metal are few and far between, and many collectors say there is no difference save for their weights. Because they are made of metal either way, they are usually not suitable for sailing or anything other than displaying.

The maintenance of a coast guard sip model is not small, but it isn't substantial, and one can be done in thirty minutes with a light dusting and touch up of paint as well as waxing or oiling of rusty or uneven sides. Heaviness is a factor in this model, and when placing it up high for a better display point consider securing it somehow so that it doesn't fall. This is a simple task for many, and requires only a bit of wire or magnets. The pedestal of a coast guard ship is extremely important in displaying, as it must have a sturdy foundation to stay still at all. Compared to a house environment, an office is ideal to display a coast guard ship model, as it is usually quieter than a house itself.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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