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  1. 5 points
    IgorSky

    What's on your workbench?

    Hello, everybody! I was away for a while, but my work was progressing... Best Regards! Igor.
  2. 2 points
    Onni

    What's on your workbench?

    Okay, it's HMS Captain which sunk in the Bay of Biscay in 1870. A Victorian navy turret ship which had a dangerously low freeboard. She goes together well with my other model;HMS Inflexible.
  3. 1 point
    James w rogers

    HMS FURY 1942

    Looks amazing! 😎
  4. 1 point
    Jeff B

    HMS FURY 1942

    Splendid piece of history!
  5. 1 point
    Jeff B

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    Nicely done!
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    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    Hey shipmates! Here is my next story about building one more of my mini SIBs. In this time this will famous schooner AMERICA.
  7. 1 point
    IgorSky

    Yacht J-class. Scale 1/300

    Many thanks, friends! This project I built three years ago to test a new way to make the sea. Best Regards! Igor.
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    IgorSky

    Yacht J-class. Scale 1/300

    Hi everyones! Some time ago I bought a new material for the making of the sea for one of my current projects. I've never used this silicon, so I decided to first try it with some simple project.So, more two years ago, I made this hull for yacht, but at that time I was not satisfied with the result, so that the hull was lying in the drawer of my desk all the time. Now I have decided to slightly improve this hull and use it for this project.
  9. 1 point
    exwafoo

    West Country Trading Ketch Bessie.

    West Country Trading Ketch Bessie Way back in 2016,when the world was normalish, the Royal Yacht Club asked the European Association of ships in Bottles to help fund raise for the UK Olympic Sailing Team by building and donating SIBs that had had the sail signed by a team member. I built two SIBs of this ship, see Build Log called ‘Going for Gold Build – Bessie’, so I won’t repeat that part of the build. I actually built 3 SIBs, using the third as a trial ship for some techniques, such as split hull, that I had not used before. Up until last year it sat on a shelf unfinished. I then thought I’d carry on with trial methods in the form of small blocks and dead eyes to see how I got on. I made the blocks from a strip of hardwood veneer. It was a mixed packet of off the net so I’m uncertain what it actually was. The strip was 0.75 mm thick, 1 mm wide and about 10 cm long to give something to grip. I drilled 0.5 mm holes along the length at 1 mm intervals, then applied a diluted acrylic varnish to strengthen the wood strip. After clearing the holes, I filed notches all round as shown in Figure 1, then cut the blocks off. I held them in a pair of tweezers that have a sliding lock, Figure 2, to lightly sand the corners. The tweezers were then held upright in a small vice and the block stropped with thin buff thread with a touch of glue on the thread and knot. Figure 1 Figure 2 I then set about the running rigging as shown in Figures 3 & 4. I know that these blocks are a touch too big for the scale, but it was a proof of concept. I’m happy enough with the result. To form the dead eyes, I tried a method I saw on a page on the net somewhere a number of years ago. A small jig is made, Figure 5 left hand side. I used 0.5 mm brass rod in a bit of wood. Wire is wraped around the posts as shown. The wire is then removed, the shroud threaded through it, positioned and glued in place. The centre of the wire circles is filled in with glue mixed with black paint. I actually used thread on the jig as I did not have any wire of the correct size, and stiffened it with dilute PVA glue, removing the assembly before the glue cured completely. Figure 4 shows a close up of the dead eyes installed. Figure 3 Figure 4 Figure 5 Figure 6 shows the completed SIB before bottling. Figure 6 Then, CRACK, the mainmast broke in the bottleneck, Figures 7 & 8. Not a happy camper. Figure 7 Figure 8 It took a while, but I fixed it by turning the break into a hinge using a thin piece of brass so it would not break again. Circled in red in Figure 9. The brass rod sticking out to the right is my mast holder tool. Figure 9 Figure 10 shows it nicely bottled and dust free. Figure 10
  10. 1 point
    Onni

    HMS FURY 1942

    Went out and bought some light blue felt just to finish off the inside of the old whiskey box and added/glued the ship's badge onto the side...and she's done. Pity Dad's not around to see it ,think he would of loved her.
  11. 1 point
    Chasseur

    Preussen Clipper

    Well it's time to resurrect this project and get it done! It has been over 2 years. I will start to post soon. The Preussen is going to be a bit of a stinker as there is a ton of rigging involved. There is going to be some head scratching for sure. Stay tuned! Chass 😵
  12. 1 point
    Wood by Raven

    Hi from South Africa

    Hi everyone, I am new to your site and through the little bit of checking out the pics before I registered I already love the place. I was introduced to ships in bottles by my dad and our first ship was a Cutty Sark in a Dimple bottle, dad did 99% of the project as I was still young but the bug bit. I did not immediately start building ships at that time but built a lot of aircraft from kits until school and socializing got in the way. I did continue woodworking at school as a subject though and loved it. I took up trying to build a ship to fit a dimple bottle 15 years ago but again a newborn and life got in the way but I loved it so much I kept on tinkering when I had a bit of free time. So why am I here, I now have a bit more free time and after finishing a project that had me make a grip, cheek piece and front grip for a competition FT air rifle from South African Kiaat I simply had to make my next project a completed boat. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEqCD4jX74s) Excuse the glitchy video it was my first attempt at youtube. So I have found three empty dimple bottles and have again decided to make this a Cutty Sark project as I kind of wanted to do the same thing and get my sons involved, as my dad did. The plan is to build a slightly larger Cutty Sark (Stern to tip of Bowsprit 22cm total), this to be kept in a small glass display case. The idea is to present the ship moored at a dock, sails folded and some activity on the dock like provisions and crates or drums ready to be loaded. Once this is done we plan to make project #2 our Cutty Sark in a Dimple bottle at sea, full sails. Any advice on rigging for this scale, what items to make for the dock scene or even links to a similar project would be great. Hope to make many new friends here! Ian
  13. 1 point
    Onni

    What's on your workbench?

    Guess the ship,no prizes for the right answer though🤔
  14. 1 point
    Spanky

    What's on your workbench?

    Onni, Love the stand and SIB. Just starting a stand for my favorite SIB. It's a Jonny Reinert bottle and deserves a proper stand. Planning on power carving an octopus as the stand.
  15. 1 point
    Jeff B

    What's on your workbench?

    The beginnings of a clipper. Flying Cloud? Cutty Sark? Lightning? Star of India? Not sure.
  16. 1 point
    Jeff B

    Yacht J-class. Scale 1/300

    I built and raced a J- class One meter RC boat in local and regional tournaments long ago. Always fond of them. Any hoo, yours looks great!
  17. 1 point
    Spanky

    Yacht J-class. Scale 1/300

    Wow, beautiful work!
  18. 1 point
    Onni

    What's on your workbench?

    Set the Black Pearl inside a small half barrel with a moonlight sky as a backdrop and lit by a small battery Led light. That was the image I had when I first started the model so I'm happy with the way that it turned out.
  19. 1 point
    John Fox III

    Yacht J-class. Scale 1/300

    As usual, your detailing is superb Igor! Well done! Anchor's A Weigh! John Fox III
  20. 1 point
    oldflyer2

    Yacht J-class. Scale 1/300

    This is a lovely build. The "J" Class is a favorite of mine. I learned a lot from reading through this build.
  21. 1 point
    Spanky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    Wow! Bravo, super impressive. Nice presentation and photos on this build log as well.
  22. 1 point
    CharlieB

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    Igor, you do beautiful work. I enjoy following your builds and pictures.
  23. 1 point
    IgorSky

    Yacht J-class. Scale 1/300

    Well, I finally fixed and cut the last thread. I can relax and take a photo of the model with her spars and rigging through the bottle wall. Now, I still have time to clean the inside of the bottle, finalize the design of the cork, and other things associated with the blockage of the bottle.
  24. 1 point
    IgorSky

    Yacht J-class. Scale 1/300

    The next stage - making of the steer wheel. In this case I also have used some photoetched parts.
  25. 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.
  26. 1 point
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    One more test
  27. 1 point
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    Then I have checked all details of the rigging and masts
  28. 1 point
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    The next stage - the masts and the standing rigging. So first - foremast.
  29. 1 point
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    Then I made the parts of masting and gunwales
  30. 1 point
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    Next detail - capstan
  31. 1 point
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    The next update - making of deckhouses
  32. 1 point
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    Almost at the same time I did the lower part of the hull.
  33. 1 point
    IgorSky

    Schooner AMERICA Scale ̴ 1/800

    Then I made planking of the upper parts of the hull. I have used the planks from black hornbeam for this work
  34. 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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