- To commission a model, Graeme needs reference photos and a good set of plans of your vessel.
- Longitudinal and cross section are very important. General layout plans with port and starboard elevations are equally important.
- For historical maritime models, Graeme has a library of excellent reference books but any research or publications you may have will be of great help also.
- Any photographic reference you can provide will improve the final look of your model.
- A scale also needs to be decided, for example 1:72. or 1:96.
- Any other factors will need to be discussed and confirmed in advance. There is no such thing as too much information!
- The terms of delivery, materials used in construction are important aspects of the commissioning process and need to be finalised in the initial briefing period.
- For all commissions, regular progress updates and images will be sent to the client via email or fax.
- An initial payment of one third of the quoted price is required before any work is commenced on your model.
- Shipment and delivery details will be negotiated as part of the initial briefing.
- Each commission brings its own challenges and unique characteristics to the process. Feel free to discuss these with Graeme anytime. Your input and involvement is appreciated and encouraged.
- Supplying good reference is the key to building a great model.
- Accurate plans to the correct scale are a must.
- Hull lines, longitudinal and cross section lines are very important.
- General layout plans of ships’ superstructure are also required
- Collect or take lots of photos of the vessel you want. Don’t forget the small details.
- Medium resolution digital photos are best as they can be emailed directly to Graeme.
- If you are able to photograph the original vessel, start at the bow and work methodically back to the stern, taking images of each portion of the vessel as you go. Take four wide shots from each side of the vessel, front and back.
- If you know the history of your vessel please let me know so I can be aware of all details of the model. It really helps!
- If you have a particular era you would like your vessel to reflect, for example, pennant number etc., please include this information in your initial brief.
- Note that quite often ships of a class differ enormously from the first off the slipway to the last built.
- Remember, the more reference you can supply the model maker, the more accurate the model will be.
The old adage, "You get what you pay for", is no less true of ship modelling than any other highly skilled art...
Forward looking management techniques have, however, devised methods whereby ship modelling projects can be tailormade to specific needs and economic requirements.
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