Model Cannons Plans

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Has Your Model Ship Sunk?
Submitted by: Derek

Perhaps you thought of getting a new tall ship model lately, if so, you might have given some consideration to building one. The choice of whether to build or buy does not even take into concern the type of ship you are looking to get and that will be left to your preference.

In any case, there are several issues to dwell on when making such a choice. Factors that must be accounted for include such things as the quality of the materials being used, the cost of materials and supplies, the amount of time needed to build a ship and the quality of workmanship that you wish the ship to be. All of these concerns should be addressed before making your decision to get started.

Things you will need

Patience will be your primary tool. Most model ships will have a considerably large number of exceptionally small pieces. This fact will become quite glaringly obvious with a tall ship model. There will be a ton of tiny cannons, rigging material, a dozen sails, and literally thousands of small pieces of wooden planks.

Because you have decided to build your model tall ship, you might at well get started buying some of the other items that will be needed. You will need several types of tools to build your new model ship. The list will generally include a generous amount of various woods, such as teak, oak, or poplar, a few hobby saws, a large supply of hobby knives, sandpaper, small files, glue, any paints that will be needed, and do not forget the ship kit or detailed plans, in case your building the ship from scratch.

Now that you have the basic tools, you would want to look into several good books on model building, assuming you have not already bought those as well. Most books can be found at your local hobby shop, if you have access to one. If not, the internet is your friend and these can be ordered through an online bookstore, such as Amazon. Luckily there is also an extensive amount of information that is freely obtainable on the web as well.

If you are building your new tall ship model from a kit, then you may get off easy on building a ton of small parts. The ability to build your own parts will come in handy should you lose any parts, or if you simply make a decision to alter the ship in some way. If you are not building the ship from a kit, then building those small parts will be a fundamental component of your construction effort.

If by some chance you are a beginning model builder, then you may perhaps wish to practice your new skills on some other models before delving into a tall ship model. Building a model ship from scratch will be a very rewarding experience and a great way to better your modeling skills; however, it might not be the best way to develop these abilities for the novice modeler.

Once you have all of your materials, plans and tools, you are ready to get started. Make sure you have lots of room to work, a place to keep it from getting disturbed, and plenty of light. Now you can get to work. Take your time, and do not rush or get overly frazzled at any point. It is now up to you. In the end, this will simply mean that the quality of your model ship will be solely limited by the skills you possess and the amount of time that you are willing to put in to it.

About Author: Derek Wood scale model enthusiast that has been building models for 24 years. Specializing in models such as planes, tanks, dioramas, model ships and model trains, he now spends his time helping others enjoy the modeling hobbies. Learn more about model ships at: Model Ships Online Website.

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10 Responses to Model Cannons Plans

  1. kid says:

    Which camera is better.cannon or nikon?
    I’m planning on getting a nikon D40 but Im not sure if a cannon would be better
    which cannon camera model is the same price as the nikon d40??
    and is it a better quality camera than the nikon??
    help!!???
    give me your opinion
    also,what is your opinion on the cannon rebel’s?
    how much are they?
    also,what is your opinion on the cannon rebel’s?
    how much are they?

    • Ansell A says:

      Canon and NIkon are the top two Dslr manufacturers.
      There is no “best” make.

      It is entirely upto the individual whether they go for one or the other.
      This should be based on the “total package” i.e. does it have the right facilities, the right accessories, “feel” right, right price etc.

      If you want to compare models then go to http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sidebyside.asp
      and do a side by side comparison of the models you are looking at.

  2. sbbaby2 says:

    I am planning to buy Sony HiFi, model DHC AZ5D. PLease suggest whether I go for it?
    Features

    530W RMS (100W x 2 + 50W x 3 +180W), 5800W PMPO
    1 DVD / VCD / CD Slot in Mechanism
    MP3, DivX Playback Capability
    Cannon Shaped Aluminum Subwoofer (18 cm, 180 W)
    USB Audio Streaming (PC Streaming)
    Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS Decoding
    Digital Cinema Sound (Virtual Multi Dimension)
    S-Master Digital Amplifier
    Touch Screen Operation
    V-Groove
    Sound Broad System
    Price: INR. 29900/-
    Shall I Go for it?

  3. AVA says:

    Starting out in photography- is this camera a good buy?
    I am going to start soon, I love photography and I want to do it as a job now. I am planning on starting off slow and getting hired for events-models-weddings-parties…ect. And take pictures then give them the pictures on a disc. I am not going to charge much, is this a good “basic” business plan? It goes much further but thats just basically what I would be doing…

    Also, is the cannon XTI rebel a good starter camera?

    • David M says:

      The Canon XTi is a great entry level DSLR. It is not a professional camera. It will perform quite well with a good quality lens. There will be no difference in image quality between the XTi and a better camera like the 40D as long as you use the same lens. The big difference between the XTi and a semi pro or prosumer camera like the 40D is build quality and a few advanced features.

      As far as using it professionally goes I wouldn’t recommend it. It is an entry level camera that many people have and it will make you look like and amateur. This is what you are if you have to ask this question but if you are offering your services you need to project a professional image which means you need professional equipment. In addition to a better camera you will need some top quality lenses (Canon L series) and a good Canon flash, flash bracket, and diffuser. You will also need to have Adobe Photoshop (not Elements) and an account with a pro lab to do prints, proof books and flush mount albums. Of course you will have to have 2 of everything. If something breaks at a wedding you can’t say sorry my camera broke so you wont have any pictures from your wedding. This is a recipe for a lawsuit which you will lose.

      So before you think about going pro I would buy the XTi, take some classes and learn how and when to use every feature of your camera. Then work with a pro for a while to learn how to shoot a wedding and how to run the business. Then if you still want to do it buy the equipment you need and go for it. Just having a digital camera does not make you a pro. You need to learn what your doing first.

  4. tinytinydino says:

    Digital Camera Advice: which is the best model for a beginner?
    I have the option of two cameras that are within my meager budget. The first is the Olympus E-500 and the second is the Cannon Digital Rebel 300D (each one will come with a nice lens, etc). I am a beginner but I plan to take full advantage of the camera’s features and I will also be taking lessons soon. I don’t need the mega-top-of-line camera, but I do need something that will allow me to manipulate and play around with exposure, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc to help me in the learning process. Which would be a better camera for a newbie who wants to learn?
    I have the option of two cameras that are within my meager budget. The first is the Olympus E-500 and the second is the Cannon Digital Rebel 300D (each one will come with a nice lens, etc). I am a beginner but I plan to take full advantage of the camera’s features and I will also be taking lessons soon. I don’t need the mega-top-of-line camera, but I do need something that will allow me to manipulate and play around with exposure, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc to help me in the learning process. Which would be a better camera for a newbie who wants to learn?

    I should ad that I’ve found these models 2nd hand and both run around $200.
    *I should add that I’ve found these models 2nd-hand, and both run around $200.

    • Gum says:

      Are you sure you are able to find 1st hand of the models that you’ve mentioned. They are quite old cameras to me.

      If you are going for 2nd hands, I would say get a more recent models since the price difference is not going to be too much.

  5. DAVID G says:

    Will lenses made for SLR cameras fit my 55mm non SLR camera. Do SLRs have a different mount,or have threads to
    I have an Olympus SP 510 UZ/ 7.1mp/10 zoom. I purchased the conversion tube to give me a 55mm thread. I seen on the internet with,Ritz.com and with,Amazon.com that there were alot of cheep prices on the SLR lenses made for different Model cameras. I plan on buying a 75mm-300mm zoom lens,so will the SLR Lenses fit my camera if it says; Accepts 55 or 58mm Filters. I know I would have to but a step-up ring, if I got a 58mm lens. Also, I have another question about Amazon.com; I seen prices for a 75-300mm Cannon SLR lens for 119.00, is this an auction site,or is there a catch to it; like a high shipping fee.

    • Andras F says:

      I fear we are talking about many, different realities…
      The zoom lenses for SLR becoming cheap because of the digital boom. But if it says it’s accepting so and so filters, that mm value goes for the FRONT of the lens, the backside is specifically fitted for the different brands – Nikon/Canon/Minolta/etc. So, unless you get a conversion ring which says “converting Olympus mount to Nikon/Canon/Minolta/etc. you will not get lucky.
      And check carefully the maker of those zoom-lenses; usually, it says SOMEWHERE, that lens made “for” Nikon/Canon/Minolta/etc. not “by”…i.e. we are talking about a 3rd party supplier…
      Good luck!

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