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  2. Hello to all! So ... The boat stood on the shipway during almost a year in anticipation of the process of placing in the bottle. About a month ago, I returned from vacation and, in the remaining few days before going to work, I, nevertheless, poured the sea, put the parts of the hull in a bottle and ... In general, as of sundays evening, everything looked like this - I'm going to tell about the process of moving the model into the bottle a little later. Best Regards! Igor.
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  4. IgorSky

    SS First Attempt

    Hi Weege! Goog start! I am sorry, but what is it? Best Regards! Igor.
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  6. James w rogers

    La nina, caravel.

  7. James w rogers

    La nina, caravel.

  8. CD of The Bottle Shipwright 1983-2016. Purchased from Bob Little I believe for $25. Will past it on for $20 postage included. TNX Contact me at abeckett[at]gci[dot]net
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  10. John Fox III

    James Miller 3 masted schooner

    Greetings All, Finally got the hull air brushed, flat black upper hull and copper lower hull. The cap rail is still white as I have to add solid railings and boat davits before painting the rails black. Next we have the ship's boat for one model. There were two made, one for each model, using cigarette papers over a bone mold. The ribs and cap rail are plastic, the floor boards and thwarts are made from light and dark apple wood. The blocks have been added to hang the boat. Then we have the spars with their blocks attached. I try to add all the blocks and tackle to the individual parts before installation as space is restricted once they are installed. Last, but not least, are the four anchors for the two models. They were made by cutting and sanding 0.02" thick brass sheet, then adding apple wood and black thread to finish them off.
  11. Chasseur

    HMS Wivern by Chausseur

    Well, I had big intentions of finishing this build by October 4th for SIB day and that was an absolute pipe dream. Life has been exceedingly busy taking care of my aging Mom and... we had a major incident at work which shut down 600 plus employees for almost 2 weeks. Henceforth I have been stupidly busy. Anyway attached is a bit of work on Wivern. I got the hull painted with waterline installed. I have 2 weeks off at Christmas hopefully I can get a lot done on her then?
  12. James w rogers

    La nina, caravel.

  13. James w rogers

    La nina, caravel.

    Bit smaller this time, made a start on Christopher Columbus La Niña, one of the three Spanish ships used by the Italian explorer in his first voyage to the West Indies in 1492. As was tradition for Spanish ships of the day, she bore a female saint's name, Santa Clara.
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  15. James w rogers

    J w Rogers

  16. exwafoo

    The 'Phoenix' Portsmouth.

    Some nice photos there. Its not easy to shoot through glass. Alan
  17. James w rogers

    The 'Phoenix' Portsmouth.

  18. Bernard Kelly

    The 'Phoenix' Portsmouth.

    Very nice James. Looks like she is really rolling to the waves.
  19. Onni

    The 'Phoenix' Portsmouth.

    Very nice James. Like the simplicity of the wooden stand too. Onni. ?
  20. James w rogers

    The 'Phoenix' Portsmouth.

    Ship ahoy! She's in. ?
  21. Onni

    Gypsy Moth IV

    Thanks James.?
  22. James w rogers

    Gypsy Moth IV

    I like that a lot, looks great, nice bottle aswell! ?
  23. Onni

    Gypsy Moth IV

    After working on HMS Gannet for months felt a need to build something quick and a bit easier. Plumped on Sir Francis Chichester's, 'Gypsy Moth IV' something that I remember from my younger days! Never done a model in an upright bottle before so this was something new for me. (Thanks to Ioan for the idea) From start to finish about 27 days to complete. Split hull design. Carved a new internal stand to allow for the natural curve in the bottle base.
  24. DSiemens

    Horror Stories

    Nice save. Not making the same mistake twice isn't a bad thing. I think get more frustrated when I make the same mistake. I should know better after the first two times. ?
  25. James w rogers

    Horror Stories

    As I'm quite new to this, so far it's been a steep learning curve. So far, on a previous build I managed to snap a yard in half, then I managed to flip the front mast and ended up with the rigging lines through the bowsprit criss crossed! And had to painfully un thread them in the bottle and then re thread them with a cut down needle in a pair of tweezers as I'd already glued the mast in place! ? This time on my current build I've just managed to glue the rear mast in place and then snap it off 10 minutes later because I'd drilled a hole but didn't end up using it, and forgot to make good the hole! Luckily the rolled up spanker is now not just for show but now glued to the mast as reinforcing! ? I learn from my mistakes, it's just a shame that each mistake is not the same as the last! They just get bigger and better!
  26. Jeff B

    How to Build a Bermuda Sloop (for beginners)

    I just got the same bottle... I'm ready.
  27. exwafoo

    The 'Phoenix' Portsmouth.

    A nice bit of painting for the sea. Alan
  28. James w rogers

    The 'Phoenix' Portsmouth.

    All ready to go in.
  29. James w rogers

    The 'Phoenix' Portsmouth.

    Trying a slightly different technique for the rigging to last time. Rear mast goes in first and gets glue fixed in place with some key anchor points fixed to Hull, then all other rigging is prefixed at key points and fed through front mast then fed through bowsprit last when front mast is dry, glued and cut off, voila, that the plan anyway! Plus side is I only have 4 lines running through the neck. ?
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