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  3. Yeah, Jeff, I'm interested in that question, too. Organic material is not very durable.
  4. Hi All, Thank you for your wishes, everything went well, I now have better eyesight than most people 30 years younger than me! She is almost ready to go into a bottle. Some cleaning up of details etc. I have been playing with the sea, (in a coffee jar), and it seems to be working OK, the clay takes a few days to set properly, but it easy to paint. The clay does not stick to the glass, so when it is properly dry, I have to roll the bottle and put epoxy in and then move the clay sea back into position. A bit of a pain, but what the hell! With my new eyes, I can now see all the bits that aren't good! However, I won't pull it all apart and start again, that will have to wait for the next project. Enjoy your-selves! Mick
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  6. Beautiful masterpiece, Bill. You made the crew too, I see.
  7. Magnets!! What a great idea! Oh the possibilities. Lightbulb just turned on!
  8. Almost need a poll here: what would the sails look like in 40 yrs? Because it's organic material, would the skin shrink and shrivel up, deteriorating? My Lexington 1776 is ready for sails. The onion I imagine is very flexible and forgiving, going into the bottle. Notice how the skin has lines on it? What a plus! I'm intrigued.
  9. I think your right Jeff. Looks more like an onion.
  10. How would anyone come up with an idea to use garlic skins for sail's. Think I have to look at the vegetable rack next time I go shopping.🤣
  11. In that video, Volodymyr just talks about his collection One more video by Volodimer (It shows here how to make sails out of garlic skins) -
  12. Well done, Bill! Amazing work!
  13. Took me 3 months to build. Built it outside the bottle first then had to cut it up to fit through the neck. Deck is 12 pieces and the hull is 8 pieces. Then painted and put back together using magnets and other ideas. Took it apart again and inserted into bottle and rebuilt. The hardest part was rigging in the bottle.
  14. Hi Daniel, BTW Burt Reckles hit the donation tab to donate some funds and nothing happened. FYI, Jeff
  15. Wow Bill that is a beast of a ship and a bottle to boot!
  16. Built this ship in a bottle when I was in the AF in 1965. Now I am replacing some of the rigging that broke and also some of the parts that I broke trying the replace rigging.
  17. DSiemens

    Asgard

    Those are the scuppers. You are correct they allow water to drain off the deck. I think the thread represents them really well.
  18. tazam0827

    Asgard

    The thread with the painted stripes is meant to represent the gap between the deck and the gunwal that I suppose allows for drainage in heavy seas. See this picture of the actual yacht. Here's my model, almost ready for the bottle.
  19. Sorry, but I have only just started up again after quite a long break and only just noticed your request. I can scan the book for you if you still need it?
  20. Beautifully done. I love all the detailing that went into this. The red green lights, the wire rails. It looks great. The lighthouse in the bottle neck and macrame are a great touch too. Great job.
  21. DSiemens

    Asgard

    Great job that looks awesome. I've seen thread used on the side of the hull before but I've never seen stripes painted into it. That's a nice touch.
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  23. Thanks for your comments. Much appreciated. There was a pub lunch involved in the handover and a nice donation for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. In the UK, the coastal lifeboats are manned by RNLI volunteers, and the RNLI itself is supported by public donations, etc. So, all for an excellent cause. Best Alan
  24. Onni

    Asgard

    Looking good. Nice work.
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