Additional Craft Information:
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
DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers
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
DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint
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.