Understanding antique ships and their life is how to know about the history of their era. With the deep love to legend ships, and the passion to models building that is also her family’s handicraft tradition, Ms. Ha Tran, the shop owner, has researched about their structure, characteristics as well as their history to imitate the model ships.
Among a range of souvenirs shops selling diverse products of lanterns, sandals, pottery,… in the ancient town, Hoi An Craftships is seen as a highlight through the uniqueness of products made by skillful hands of craftsmen.
All our products are handmade by skilled and experienced craftsmen. In particular, they are very knowledgeable about the history of each product . To complete a model ship, must through a lot different stages in the production process. We would like to introduce complete process of a product, as you can see in the following steps:
STEP 1: Select and prepare materials handling: wood is dried to the proper temperature before they are used, to ensure the products meet the highest standards of quality
STEP 2: Images were simulated back follow original ship, fit with the rate requested by the client.
STEP 3: Design skeleton, and built the hull ship. We use the Double Plank-on-Bulkhead method to construct the hull of thodel. We do not use from ship model kits because it is mass produced and are rarely accurate.
STEP 4: Handle part crude and smoothed hull ship.
STEP 5: Handle termites and finish the hull ship.
STEP 6: Prepare the mast, sails, ropes and decorations.
STEP 7: Stretch the mast and sail
STEP 8: Model ships completed
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