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Chasseur last won the day on December 13

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  • Birthday 10/04/1957

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    Anything Naval and ships in bottles of course.

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  1. Ahoy maties! Our first journal is out. Please hit the clubs tab to find it. If you haven't signed up please join our club. The journal is free of charge and all that I ask is that you sign up so I can track our readership! Please enjoy our first journal. Jeff
  2. Ladies and Gentlemen, attached is our first edition! Enjoy...Jeff The Bottled Shipwright.pdf
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    Hello all. Now hear this! I almost got our first edition of the Bottled ShipWright journal ready to go. A bit more editing and I’ll be ready to release it. Stay tuned and please check the clubs tab around the 15th of December...your editor in chief. 😎 Christmas is coming!
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    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?
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    HMS Ramillies, 74

    Very cool idea, talk about thinking outside of the box on your part!
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    Welcome aboard and we’re glad to have you join our group. If you like hit the clubs tab at the top and join our party. Jeff
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    Lydia Eva Steam Drifter

    I concur well-done congratulations, Alan!!!
  8. Way to go Artur! I am very proud of you and your performance. ? The one SIB with the red ribbon tied at the middle, is that France II? Jeff
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    EASIB Convention SIBS

    WOW outstanding craftsmanship thanks for sharing Allan!
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    Sexy socks for the well dressed Bon vivant

    Very cool! Go figure ?
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    HMS Gannet

    Deck furniture looking great. Too bad about the broken spar. I know the amount of work that goes into modeling... hurts when you break someth?ing.
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    HMS Ramillies, 74

    Hey Frankie, good to see you back at it. That is definitely western red cedar you have set aside for your hull. I love your tool for smearing the seas. Nice one!
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    HMS Wivern by Chausseur

    Today I was in the cave and put one coat of flat black on the hull after I sanded all the imperfections out. Bulwarks are glued on. Aforementioned made from thin veneer. I built the two turret/guns. I also fabricated the rudder and the prop as well. The bottom of the hull will be flat red and the top flat black. Here is the first coat of flat black. Still some sanding to do before the final coat. Notice the old record player turn table I use for painting. Having the ability to swivel the hull while painting is desirable. The rudder is drying in the pin vice and the four gun barrels are on the tooth picks. To make the tops of the turrets, paper is formed around some pipe and tacked with cyanoacrylate. Then the bands are soaked in water. Then they are dried with the rear Admirals hair dryer. Then they are simply cut off and they retain their shape which is marvelous. Two turrets complete with rudder. I weathered the turrets subtly with chalk to simulate some rusting. The bands are on the top of the turrets, just hard to see inner and outer bands. No zoom/micro close up function on my phone. I used my iPhone so closeups are poor. Prop was made from paper glued onto a toothpick. The end of the toothpick is perfect scale for hub assembly. Brazen brass was the color chosen. Tomorrow the hull gets its second coat of black on top, then I move to painting the bottom of the hull. Will work on more deck furniture et al.
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    HMS Wivern by Chausseur

    As promised two pictures of gadgets I built for putting things inside the bottle i.e. masts with yards or what have you! One on the left has a spring for extra grip. One on right is fine-tuned by an interference fit by sliding the rod back to create tension. Notice the gripping power. Also to create that grip, a dab of Gem tack was installed to fully dry on the inside of each finger.