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  2. does any one repair ship in bottle phone number please
  3. nevbroster@live.co.uk can any body give me a phone number of a person who would repair a ship in bottle [quite old] bottle cracked/broken.
  4. Last week
  5. Just messing around with a quick "Bluenose" to launch in a little pumpkinseed bottle.
  6. At the moment what ever you can get your hands on! Remember each model is an artform, so use something antique/unique and think outside of the box/bottle, be expressive/creative! Chass ⚔️
  7. So the stand is complete and the seas installed inside the bottle.
  8. Bluenoser; thank you for this great build! Very helpful for new recruits like me...Moab
  9. Earlier
  10. Donald; I picked up a used copy and it's an excellent reference book. Thanx for posting...Moab
  11. Greetings All, The work on the hull progressed by sanding down all the planking, to get as smooth and fair a surface as I could. I sanded, then applied poly varnish thinned 50/50 with paint thinner until it no longer soaked in. Waited for the varnish to dry, then sanded again. I repeated this process many times. While sanding I could see areas where the planks pushed inwards slightly, and small gaps in the finish. I used Bondo glazing and spot putty, applied with a stiff piece of styrene plastic, to cover the gaps and low spots. Again, after Bondo dried the hull was sealed and sanded. I d
  12. JesseLee

    Mayflower

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. Moab

    Mayflower

    Congratulations on a beautiful build and ship. When I look at the detail I often forget about the difficulty of building at this scale. It’s a beauty...Moab
  14. DSiemens

    Mayflower

    Excellent job. The ship and stand are incredible. Its a real work of art.
  15. I use quilting threat and polyester thread, both are nice and smooth and also glue well.
  16. Stunning donald, looks fantastic, love the stand, real work of art! 😎
  17. Donald

    Mayflower

    Finished up the stand and cleaned most of the glue from inside the bottle. I guess she's pretty much finished. Now, ...what next?
  18. Yes I did;it came to approx 72 hours for my rendition of the Golden Hind in 2013.
  19. In the UK a reamer is a precision engineering tool similar to a drill bit, but which leaves a very smooth finish and is used to take a hole drilled or bored in metal which is deliberately just undersize up to the final dimension. Come in a range of sizes from small to very large, and I believe can be tapered. I've only ever used one during my apprenticeship during the 'how to drill holes' phase. One of these would definitely violate the above treaty. Stay safe all. Cheers Alan
  20. Here's my final result, Charlotte Rhodes. I kept an informal log of how much time I spent and what I spent it on. Came out about 54 hours, with 10 spent on the hull, 8 on launching and finishing it in the bottle, 6 on the deck furnishings, 6 on the stand, 5.5 on the mast and spars etc. I actually thought it would have been more like 80 or 90 hours. Did anyone else ever track their hours?
  21. Even though the broaches (mentioned above By Alan) violate the “Moma Bear Treaty” I highly recommend them. We call them “Reamers” in the U.S. and they have been very valuable in my modeling. For example reaming out a drilled hole that is “slightly” too tight is easy and fast...Moab
  22. Thank you Chief (Officer). Do you know what the material is? The reason I ask is because when I see options on line they often use materials I’ve never heard of. Thanks again...Moab
  23. I use fly tieing thread 8/0. Thread that doesn't stretch is best. Larger scale modelers get more in-depth with scale line width. Less ship in bottle builders get that detailed. You can if you want, but 99% of us choose a thread size that just looks right over actual scale size. I use wire for mast hinges and occasionally blocks to tie lines too. I think .5 or .4 mm It needs to be able to thread through the mast. I don't really use wire for anything else. The trouble with wire is it bends but doesn't easily unbend which makes it less usable when you fit a ship through a bott
  24. Thats a good question Moab and just so it's clear, I'm totally for forum members supporting other forum members. Lets just not make this an advertising site. If you see another members work that appeals to you, send them a PM and ask if you can buy. If you want to put an etsy shop web address or other website in a signature line below posts, thats fine. I'd rather not see threads advertising models for sale though. I'd like to keep this as an educational site and not a seller site.
  25. ...is best for these ships (e.g. size, material)? Also when do you use wire as opposed to line and what gauge? Thanx...Moab
  26. Donald

    Mayflower

    To say this has been an exercise in patience, would be a gross understatement. I got 'er in the bottle without "major" disaster but there were quite a few things that went wrong. The post on the stern broke off(in the bottle), that was an absolute bear to try to glue back on for the rigging to loop on. My control lines all broke, ( foolishly used thread I had not tried before) I got glue in the peg holes, ...before the pegs got in there, I still have a bit of glue residue inside the bottle that I think I will be able to clean alright. My stern lantern wouldn't fit through the neck so I had to
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