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  1. 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.
    6 points
  2. allan sib

    allansib

    This is the 3 ship group for the gallon Grants bottle
    6 points
  3. Chasseur

    Preussen Clipper

    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."
    5 points
  4. Chasseur

    Preussen Clipper

    Jigger done less running rigging to be added.
    5 points
  5. joe100

    HMS Tiger, 1916

    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
    4 points
  6. allan sib

    allan sib

    This is the pic of 2 armed trawlers in the bottle with one to go
    4 points
  7. allan sib

    allansib

    This is the complete model of my third trawler HMT Sir Lancelot
    4 points
  8. allan sib

    allan sib

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

    allan sib

    This is the trio of ww2 armed trawlers now in the bottle
    3 points
  10. 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.
    3 points
  11. Chasseur

    Now hear this!

    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.
    3 points
  12. HMS Victoria 1893. One of the few vertical standing wrecks in the world.
    3 points
  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
    2 points
  14. allan sib

    allansib

    I would like to say thank you to the 2 members who welcomed me,I am no techie but a far better model maker,so I will try to upload my latest model pics. these are the 2 ww2 trawlers that I have just finished the biggest one is the Coldstreamer a military class and the other is the Mersey class HMT Boyne and the third one is a round table class called HMT Sir Lancelot still under construction all 3 will be launched into a gallon Grants whiskey bottle
    2 points
  15. This is the third model of the 3 ww2 trawlers that I am going to launch into a grants gallon bottle,this model is a tribute to the brave men of the Royal Naval Patrol Service of which over 600 trawlers were lost all over the world at a cost of 15,000 men a very high casualty rate by any standards, the other 2 are HMT Coldstreamer a military class the largest of all ww2 armed trawlers and HMT Boyne a mersey class trawler.
    2 points
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  17. 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.
    1 point
  18. Greetings Alan, It was indeed a learning experience, glad I did it. I guess you are correct, attempting to find ways to make paper do what I am used to wood doing, perhaps not the best approach. I've seen some amazing card stock ship models, must take a slightly different approach to achieve that level. Anchor's A Weigh! John Fox III
    1 point
  19. Marcos

    The princess royal 1841

    Glues, paints and puttys are finally drying up and a much clearer view is now possible. It’s now time to contemplate the work sipping some coffee. Thank you all who followed the build, now all that is needed is letting it dry a bot more just to guarantee now condensation and close the cap.
    1 point
  20. Donald

    Mould in bottle problem.

    Interesting thread. Along these lines, I have a bottle in my collection that has some type of either mold or calcium deposits or something on it. I have had this bottle a while with no plans to clean it as it looks hauntingly unique, but I'm curious if anyone has any idea what this might be inside?
    1 point
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