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  1. 7 points
    Bruce Foxworthy

    AMERICA

    Well I've been so frustrated with not building anything because of this or that dead end, or this or that distraction, that I decided to go back to my roots and build a simple sloop so I could at least get going. I chose the" America", because years ago I made a,"Model Shipways" model of it. At the time I remember it took me nine months to build it. Working on it a few hours a night after work nearly every day. I decided to take my model out of it's case and photograph it so I had good references and I took the lines from the book I have called, "The Story Of Sail". So here's some pics of the model I made years ago.
  2. 7 points
    Bruce Foxworthy

    AMERICA

    Now here's some pics of the hull as I was carving it.
  3. 7 points
    Bruce Foxworthy

    AMERICA

    And here are some pictures of the bottle I hope will work and the stand I have roughly made up.
  4. 7 points
    The wheels on the gun carriages reminded me of a trick I used to keep track of cannons.
  5. 6 points
    Spanky

    Da Seamans Sloop

    Working on the "ocean" a bit. This is the first time I have played with this "Plastalina" and I kind of like being able to "sculpt" an ocean. I have to cut it in half then place back together once in the bottle. Still plugging away at the sloop. Sails coming soon.
  6. 6 points
    Started rigging the shrouds on the masts, these strips will be cut to short lengths and glued inside bulwarks when inside the bottle. Trying to get a suitable green paint to match the picture is proving troublesome, mixed some yellow in 3 times now to lighten it but every time it dries to dark, so I’ve given up, that’s the colour now, take it or leave it!😂
  7. 5 points
    Bruce Foxworthy

    AMERICA

    Just a note here for you guys. I don't think I'll ever build anything this small again.. It's driving me crazy!! I need to find some 10 dieter bottles so I can build at a scale that I can manage. Just sayin. LOL. Regards to all Bruce.
  8. 5 points
    Hello all, The Old Salt Blog by Rick Spilman has a wonderful video of a Museum created by Des Pawson, http://www.oldsaltblog.com/ Des is a fascinating Old Salt/Curator of a museum he had constructed to further the lost art of rope building etc. By far IMHO, he is probably the best subject matter expert on the Planet. If you are a fan of Ashley's Book of Knots this a must watch video. Your Editor in Chief
  9. 4 points
    RSmith

    Hello from WV

    Hi everyone, I’m new to building ships in a bottle. Hope to learn a lot on here, because as of right now I don’t know where to start. I do have woodworking experience though, I’ve been building scale model vehicles for years. But I’ve been wanting to Build a ship in a bottle for a while. I’ve gotten burned out on building scale vehicles, so I figured what better time to change things up and start building these for a change. i look forward to this new hobby and getting to know you all. Rick
  10. 4 points
    Hi all: Yesterday I was going through the nautical section of my library at home and I came across this book that a friend had gifted me many years ago. Hadn't look at it for years. It's a real treasure in it's eclectic relevance within the time frame it was published, (1928). For whatever reason I decided to thumb through it for a bit and I was really struck by the first two paragraphs of the PREFACE. I thought I'd share this as it is so perfect in my minds eye about how we are and do. Enjoy the words of someone who loved the art of modeling long before we fell for it in our particular way. The prose here is classic. Sail on guys. Bruce.
  11. 4 points
    Jeff B

    Starship Enterprise in bottle

    All ready to "go in", but I have been notified by the chief engineer that the transporter will be out of order until 12/25. The bottle is in my Christmas stocking.
  12. 3 points
    IgorSky

    AMERICA

    Hey, Bruce! I built this model a few years ago. You can see my building log here - . Maybe you will find something useful in it for yourself. Good luck! Igor.
  13. 3 points
    Bruce Foxworthy

    AMERICA

    Igor: I have no idea what scale this model is. I made a copy of the lines drawing from the book I have then I took the bottle with that copied print over to my local printer shop and started making reduction copies of the print until I got one that held up behind the bottle was a pretty good match for filling up the bottle"s size. All I can say is, It's small to me. The hull is 2 1/2 inches long and the beam is not quite 5/8 inches wide. Regards Bruce I am planning on building the Half Moon from the plans you sent me, but first I have to find a bottle for it. I'll get there eventually.. There are some really nice videos of the reproduction ship on U Tube. So that will be helpful as well.
  14. 3 points
    Spellbinding. More please.
  15. 2 points
    Great words! Really enjoyed reading that, thanks.😎
  16. 2 points
    Bruce Foxworthy

    Hello from WV

    Welcome aboard Rick: So happy you found us. Just wander around this forum and you will be amazed at what you will see and learn. Warning though, don't become overwhelmed about what you see and where you are at in all this new stuf. It's not that hard and when you get there, it's a joy to see something you made inside a bottle. I would suggest you look at the" build logs", section of this forum and start out with a simple sloop type ship. Steady as she goes matey. We're all here to help you on your way. Best regards Bruce
  17. 2 points
    DSiemens

    NCC-1701

    More like beam it in. 😆
  18. 2 points
    Jeff: Thanks for that awesome compliment. I for one encourage you to take your time and do things the way you know how in your own undivided time. Best of luck with your audit trials and tribulations. Regards Bruce.
  19. 2 points
    Jeff B

    Starship Enterprise in bottle

    Good day shipwrights, Today the other Enterprise is in the paint shop. This one is going into the bottle in pieces. I have chosen this side of the disk to be the top, as its cuts matched up the cleanest. On previous attempts, I have found that too many times of folding the disk weekend the rubber band holding it together. I imagine paint may make it brittle. One shot at going in. Honestly, that's all that's needed. 😀
  20. 2 points
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    Finally I made the mainsail
  21. 2 points
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    Then I made the front triangular sails.
  22. 2 points
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    Then came the turn of the second mast
  23. 2 points
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    The next stage - the masts and the standing rigging. So first - foremast.
  24. 2 points
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    The next step is making one more the small detail - the nose winch
  25. 2 points
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    Then I made the parts of masting and gunwales
  26. 2 points
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    Next detail - capstan
  27. 1 point
    DSiemens

    What's on your workbench?

    Love the shapes of that one.
  28. 1 point
    DSiemens

    AMERICA

    Beautiful work so far. I did this one several years ago it's a fun ship to build. Mine wasn't half as good as yours is turning out to be though.
  29. 1 point
    DSiemens

    Starship Enterprise in bottle

    Question is will the bottle in your stocking be full or empty? 😄
  30. 1 point
    Bruce Foxworthy

    Terminology Help

    Rick: Yep, These will work. It just takes time and patients to learn all the parts and pieces of a ship. But you"ll catch on in no time. On a side note, My brother is a sheep farmer in WV. He lives between Parkersburg and Bridgeport. Are you near them? Regards Bruce
  31. 1 point
    IgorSky

    AMERICA

    In what scale are you building this model?
  32. 1 point
    IgorSky

    AMERICA

    Good luck, Bruce!
  33. 1 point
    Jeff B

    AMERICA

    I know that ship! And that bottle! Looks like it will fill it well. Nice work on the hull.
  34. 1 point
    James w rogers

    AMERICA

    That’s a beautifully made model you have there, Very impressive! Can’t wait to see the small one! I could see the advantage of a 10 litre bottle, at least you’d probably be able to get both arms in the neck!😂😂
  35. 1 point
    That's looking great. Love the planking.
  36. 1 point
    Chasseur

    Our next Bottled ShipWright Journal

    Hello all, Our next Bottled ShipWright journal release will be delayed until the beginning of January 2020. I am in the middle of an internal safety audit and some emergency management training which is taking up all of my time unfortunately! I wanted dearly to get the journal out before Christmas but that would of meant rushing and I would’ve had to sacrifice the quality. In particular, Mr. Foxworthy has supplied an outstanding article which deserves my attention to detail. Sorry for any inconveniences, Your Editor in Chief
  37. 1 point
    exwafoo

    Our next Bottled ShipWright Journal

    No worries. The Health and Safety Police can ruin anyone's plans.
  38. 1 point
    James w rogers

    Our next Bottled ShipWright Journal

    As usual, I’m sure it will be well worth the wait! Something to look forward to! You do a great job!
  39. 1 point
    Jeff B

    Starship Enterprise in bottle

    Greetings shipwrights, In the last few days I have been experimenting with the folding disk, it has to look right in the bottle. I' m on #4 and I think I figured it out. Meanwhile I chose one of the ships to be a static display for the shelf above my work area. Still envisioning putting the other in the bottle piece by piece. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Or a nice Thursday for those those outside the U.S. Best regards, Jeff
  40. 1 point
    DSiemens

    Bottled Ship Builder Hats and Things

    Bruce has come up with a logo and it looks fantastic! Here's our new logo. I will soon be setting up some purchase-able items that will include it. Thanks Bruce!
  41. 1 point
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    Then I needed only to fix the rigging with glue and to cut the ends of the threads, to install the bottle on the stand and to close the cork.
  42. 1 point
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    I had placed all parts of the models into bottle. Then I had installed and glued in its place upper part of the hull, I had set the foremast, but now remained the most difficult part - I have to install the main-mast and pull all the rigging )
  43. 1 point
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    In this project I used two different ways to install masts.
  44. 1 point
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    Now it's time to pour a little of sea in a bottle ))
  45. 1 point
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    Then I made the stand
  46. 1 point
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    One more test
  47. 1 point
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    Then I have prepared the cloth for the manufacture of sails and the blanks for gaffs.
  48. 1 point
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    The next update - making of deckhouses
  49. 1 point
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    Almost at the same time I did the lower part of the hull.
  50. 1 point
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    So, I begin as usual with making the upper part of the hull and the deck.
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