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    allan sib

    This is the ratlines being added after adding gunports
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  5. Here we have HMS Tiger, The Most Splendid Cat, arguably the best looking warship the Royal Navy ever built. Launched in 1913, built by John Brown & Co in Scotland, she was assigned to the 1st Battlecruiser Squadron during the First World War. Tiger would go on to fight at the Battle of Dogger Bank in 1915 and the Battle of Jutland in 1916. Her official motto was “Quis Eripet Dentes” or “Who Shall Bear my Teeth”. The model is entirely built from boxwood and brass. The sea base is carved jellying wood and painted, and her rigging is mostly nitinol and copper wire. Of course the paint is by ScaleColors, nothing else will do. This model is a bit smaller than my usual scale of 125’ to 1” or 1/1500. Tiger here is around 1/1900 scale. I wanted to see if I could achieve the same fidelity at a magnitude smaller than my usual work. While I am quite pleased with this one, I think I do prefer 1/1500 as my working scale. If you’d like to see more of my work, I have a website with all of the pictures at www.josephlavender.com
  6. allan sib

    allan sib

    This is my model of HMS Ganges the very ship that gave its name to the famous or infamous boys training establishment, depends on how you viewed your time there as 15 year old boy seaman,I was there in 19-58 the place opened in 19-06 to 19-76 I believe that 15 year old boys stopped going there in 19-70 when the school leaving age was raised to 16.They used to say they took on 15 year old boys and turned out 16 year old men.I had suspended this build so as to finish my ww2 trawler model in time for the annual reunion at the sparrows nest the home of HMS Europa the patrol service base.
  7. The Mizzen mast is done, which is weird as it sits midship on the Preussen. When I think of a mizzen mast it comes as something being located on the stern of a ship. I am modelling the sail detail taken off of the Cap Horn model by Heller. The Preussen will be in heavy seas as modelled. Also finished the detail on the stern in gold. Two more masts to rig up then it's on to the running rigging, then into the bottle. Or as the late Jack Hinkley would say, time to "Hit the Bottle."
  8. allan sib

    allan sib

    This is the pic of my completed RN Patrol service model.
  9. allan sib

    allan sib

    This is the trio of ww2 armed trawlers now in the bottle
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  11. allan sib

    allan sib

    This is the pic of 2 armed trawlers in the bottle with one to go,here is the pic of the third trawler now in the bottle.
  12. allan sib

    allan sib

    This is the pic of 2 armed trawlers in the bottle with one to go
  13. Hello Donald I have had a look at this bottle pic and this is what happens when a model has been put into a bottle that has been washed out and not properly dried out,as you may know the bottle has a mini climate of its own and over time the damp has caused the mould,so it is always important to make sure the bottle is completely dry,I use a hair drier to blow warm air into the bottle after swilling it out with Isopropanol. regards allan sib
  14. This is the first of the 3 armed trawlers to be launched into the bottle
  15. The annual edition of the Bottled ShipWright will come out on Oct 4th, 2021 to coincide with Ship-in-Bottle day which was officially declared by Commander Donald Hubbard.
  16. Jigger done less running rigging to be added.
  17. This is the famous Lowestoft steam drifter that once landed a record catch of herring to win the madam Prunier trophy there is a photo showing the heavy laden drifter being escorted into Lowestoft dock having only 9 inches of freeboard,hence the escort.
  18. well go for it and good luck.
  19. JesseLee

    allansib

    I always wanted to do a SIB with several ships in it
  20. Very impressive. Especially the rigging.
  21. allan sib

    allansib

    This is the 3 ship group for the gallon Grants bottle
  22. allan sib

    allansib

    This is the complete model of my third trawler HMT Sir Lancelot
  23. Hi Suchojik, This is a common question. This is an article I was asked to write for Bottleship, the Quarterly Magazine of the European Association of Ships in Bottles, after I showed a photo of some tools I use during a discussion on this site's facebook forum. Hope it helps. Alan SEA.pdf
  24. Hello, Suchojik, Find my build on the Preussen Nitrate Clipper ship and you will see how I carved a wood seas our of cedar. Chass.
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