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  4. John Fox III

    Diorama "The Old Man and The Sea" in bottle. Scale 1/72

    Greetings Igor, All one can say is WOW! It's all so incredibly realistic looking, one almost expects the old man and shark to start moving. Excellent work my friend! Anchor's A Weigh! John Fox III
  5. John Fox III

    Permission to come aboard!

    Greetings Lou, We all start in the same place, and most of us start with the same questions, so ask away and we will help as we can! Anchor's A Weigh! John Fox III
  6. JesseLee

    Permission to come aboard!

    Welcome Lou! You will find this a very friendly and helpful group. Jesse
  7. Onni

    Permission to come aboard!

    Welcome Lou. Look forward to seeing your model.
  8. Chasseur

    Permission to come aboard!

    Welcome aboard Lou! You’ll like the site as there are bunch of talented people here and always willing to share. Also please hit the clubs tab and sign up for our free journal. First edition comes out this December. Jeff
  9. Igor, Please PM me with a nice snapshot shot of this build as I would like to feature it on the cover of the Bottled ShipWright this December.
  10. Chasseur

    How to Build a Bermuda Sloop (for beginners)

    It’s always a challenge getting the detail right at this scale and you are doing a wonderful job! Looking Good!
  11. DSiemens

    How to Build a Bermuda Sloop (for beginners)

    Time to put some cannons in. Going back to the concept of putting together shapes a cannon consists of a cylinder sitting on a rectangle. For the cylinder I opened up an old cell phone charger cable and pulled out the black wire. For the rectangle I found a nice dark veneer and cut strips. I still had to thin it a bit to fit the cannons in the gun ports. Good to be aware of sizing on this part. Here it is with all the carriages glued in. If you can get a hold of or build this tool I highly recomend it. It really helps keep my length cuts consistent. Here it is with cannons. One of the last parts the hull needs is the channelsnfor the rigging. This is the piece chain plates and deadeys attach to on real ships. For this I cut a piece of veneer, drilled four holes and glued it to the side of the hull where the backstays will attach. This piece will be used for those back stays. Starting to get into masts and rigging. More to come.
  12. DSiemens

    Permission to come aboard!

    Welcome aboard. Nothong wrong with a million questions. Ask away. Thats what we're here for. I look forward to seeing your work. It is a fun and addicting hobby.
  13. Weege

    Permission to come aboard!

    Hi my name is Lou I live in Lewes Delaware, I'm 68 years old. First I would like to thank you for the website, I am new to all this, I have built R/C planes and gliders from kits and from scratch and have always loved the building part much more than the flying part, I have many hobbies as my wife reminds me from time to time, I stumbled onto ships in bottles and though I would try it, well wow I'm hooked. So far I have four hulls started but every time I get it close to bottling I see an article and say to myself that would look better so I start again I have learned a great deal and still have miles to go but I really do enjoy the hobby. I chose a gallon wine jug so I'm not working on the smallest level, I chose a two masted schooner no name but little bits of all the ones I see in the forum and books, I hope to post some pictures next time, just a though I also have turned wooden pens on my lathe and the pen blanks are the perfect size for some of the hulls they come in many different hardwoods and some pretty exotic stuff not too expensive. I'm afraid I may have a million questions so please bear with me, some day I hope to be able to answer some for someone else.
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  15. Landlubber Mike

    Challenge - Great Lakes Schooner (1852) 1:250

    Thanks John - that makes sense. Not sure why I didn't think of that 🤔
  16. John Fox III

    Challenge - Great Lakes Schooner (1852) 1:250

    The only time that the shrouds do not go slack when lowering the mast heads towards the stern is IF the foremost shroud is forward of the center line of the mast itself.
  17. Landlubber Mike

    Challenge - Great Lakes Schooner (1852) 1:250

    I happened to come upon this old picture of what looks to be the Challenge. Interestingly, it seems to have a slightly different shape and color design than the plans which I found in the Chapelle and Lazlo books. Challenge - photo from stern in harbor.jp2
  18. Landlubber Mike

    Challenge - Great Lakes Schooner (1852) 1:250

    Wow, it's been two years since I last posted. Between work, kids and working on my larger models, time has really flown. So when I dusted the Challenge off, I decided I wasn't happy with the hull. The shape was a little boxy, and when adding the decks, I realized I didn't carve the hull deep enough so my bulwarks were non-existent. I also thought that the red stripe (which I made from redheart) was a bit out of scale. After sleeping on it, I decided to redo the hull... It took a few weeks, but I like the results. I set up a second blank to do two at once and have the option of just picking the best one and use the other for practice or trying out techniques (or bottling both), but the first one came out pretty nicely so I might just stick with it.
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  20. Landlubber Mike

    A You Tube SIB Video

    That was cool - interesting techniques with the rubber, Q-tip approach to hingeless masts, etc. Thanks for sharing!
  21. Chasseur

    Clubs

    Please check the Clubs tab for an important announcement! As well, If you haven't signed up please do so ... Jeff
  22. Gents, Not only will Commander Donald Hubbard USN supply us with one amazing article about the inception of The Bottle Shipwright decades ago, he has also agreed to supply an article about the Japanese method of inserting a ship in a bottle. I am really excited about the aforementioned as there really isn't much out there on the Internet and anything about the method from Japan is written in Japanese. Don made a lot of connections in his career and you can bet your boots he will supply us a first rate article for our journal this December. Stay tuned ... yours truly... Chasseur Editor in Chief.
  23. Chasseur

    HMS Wivern by Chausseur

    Rough blank carved. Have to start the hull detail and carve keel section and hull contour. Also, a fellow on MSW sent me a link to a small boat building slip of which I'll build one of for my little tray. See link http://www.hobbyzone.pl/en/boat-building-tools/105-small-building-slip.html
  24. Chasseur

    Constitutionen

    Beautiful work! Coming along nicely.
  25. Artur

    Constitutionen

    Continuation Artur
  26. Onni

    HMS Gannet

    She is coming together beautifully. Wonderful work. Many thanks. Still a long way to go yet. The larger the ship the more detail has to go into it. I will take it one step at a time . I have never made a ship in the bottle at this scale so this is new ground for me.
  27. DSiemens

    HMS Gannet

    She is coming together beautifully. Wonderful work.
  28. DSiemens

    A You Tube SIB Video

    That is some very intereting techniques. A great example of using every day objects in a ship in bottle build. Thanks for sharing.
  29. exwafoo

    A You Tube SIB Video

    I wondered as well. Not sure how elastic would last over time tho' Best Alan.
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