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  3. JesseLee

    Started build no.2

    Wow! I would never be able to carve something that small! Jesse
  4. DavidB773

    Mast handling tool

    Hello, all. Here's a link to the video of the placement of the foremast on the W.H. Dimond using this tool. https://youtu.be/eT_Nua9Fi3Q David
  5. James w rogers

    Started build no.2

    She's on, bit of sanding and paint and she'll be surfing in no time!
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  7. James w rogers

    Started build no.2

    Carving the figurehead.
  8. DSiemens

    SIB Favorites

    Thats a good method to use. When I started out I had a list of ship in bottle builders that I thought did great in each aspect of the ship and sea. I had a person for decks, a person for hulls, a person for sails a person for seas. When I got to those part I'd pour through photographs trying to find what made that part unique compared to other builders. If needed I asked the builder their method directly. Most ship in bottle builders are happy to share. Also as a hint on seas look up Heather Rogers build of the Kalmar Nykel and Fogel Grip. The sea in that bottle doesn't seem to stop moving.
  9. Spanky

    Hi!

    Beautiful, very nice work.
  10. Spanky

    SIB Favorites

    He really does some nice work. His ships are really nice but his dioramas are phenomenal. I guess you are correct in that the combination of simple ship with nice background makes this one stand out. I imagine dioramas or background detail is an art in and of itself. Even waves or seas can have a dramatic effect, or can be distracting if not done well. I will surely be searching posts on water/ocean/sea for my galleon when it gets to that point.
  11. Spanky

    Pirate type Galleon

    Thank you, your tip on checking and rechecking fit into the neck has saved me hours of heartbreak already.
  12. Fantastic work. I love the weathering on the boat. The whole thing is super realistic. I need to read this book again. I remember reading it in high school. My class mates didn't think much of it but I really enjoyed it.
  13. DSiemens

    SIB Favorites

    I can see why you like that one. There's an elegance about simple ships. It's why sloops are my favorite. This ship in bottle is more than just a simple ship though it has the full scene. The trees and the light house fill up the empty spaces. A great ship in bottle like this one is half modeling and half painting a picture. Look up Gerard Aubrey on www.folkartinbottles.com. He is a master at ship in bottle scenery.
  14. DSiemens

    Pirate type Galleon

    That looks fantastic and she's fitting in the bottle. Great work!
  15. I have a fairly eclectic collection of SIBs. Many are very old, some are very intricate, many different styles and types, but for some reason one of my favorites is also one of the more simple ones. Perhaps it's the scale of a small boat that is different but I like this one.
  16. Spanky

    Pirate type Galleon

    She's been a brain bruiser up until now. I actually expect more trouble with the rigging when trying to pack her through the bottle opening. Its like a series of puzzles all wrapped up into a ship in a bottle. The work you guys do is really inspiring, awesome tips and tricks and I appreciate you freely sharing with us newbies.
  17. Then I made a ripple on the water, using a transparent acrylic gel.
  18. Then I proceeded to place the Fish and the boat in the bottle. It took me two tries to do it. First try...
  19. DSiemens

    Started build no.2

    Nicely done. That is not easy to do.
  20. James w rogers

    Started build no.2

    Cutting mast tops.
  21. Awesome build Igor! I agree with IOAN the detailing and paint on the boat is perfect* Looking forward to more, and love the shark, swordfish, and the old man.
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  23. IgorSky

    Started build no.2

    Hi James! It looks promising! I look forward to the continuation! Good luck!
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