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  1. Meinen ersten Beitrag (nach meiner Vorstellung) möchte ich mit einem meiner neueren Schiffe beginnen. Es handelt sich hierbei um das letzte von insgesamt vier von mir fertiggestellten, sogenannten 'Orlogschiffen'. Die Vorbilder hängen in meiner Heimatstadt Bremen im Rathaus von 1404. Sie stammen aus den Jahren zwischen 1545 und 1779. Das 'Wapen van Bremen', wurde 1750 gebaut und stellt ein Linienschiff von 1689 dar. Ich habe mein Modell in einem 25-Liter-Gärballon in Segmentbauweise eingebracht und dafür rund drei Monate gebraucht.
    6 points
  2. Chasseur

    Preussen Clipper

    3 Masts; Spanker, Jigger, and Mizzen completed to date. Also starting to work on all of the ratlines.
    5 points
  3. DSiemens

    Spam

    It appears we've been getting a lot of spam lately. It's in some alphabet I don't understand but when translated they're selling something. We are pretty international so I am careful not to delete something even if it's in another language. Typically Google translate is helpful enough to give me an idea of what the poster is saying. I don't want to discourage any one from writing in they're native language. We benefit a lot from our members in a lot of different countries. How ever what ever this stuff that's been posting is it's not ship in bottle building and they typically pos
    4 points
  4. Chasseur

    Preussen Clipper

    I rounded up all of my parts I had made over 3 years ago for the masts et al. Today was a job planning session to get organized. Started on the Spanker! Thank goodness for Ashley Book of Knots, as I have to do a twist/knot when inserting the mast complete with the yards/spars in one go when it's time to insert everything into the bottle. This is where the work gets interesting*
    4 points
  5. The first "real" ship in a bottle that I built was the SCHULSCHIFF DEUTSCHLAND. I got married on it in 2013. So it was a very personal event, which has revived the long-cherished desire. Everything is still a bit clunky and crooked, but made with muuuuch love. Including wedding couple on the back.😍
    3 points
  6. Hanseat

    CUTTY SARK

    I had promised to present here some of my ships in bottles of the last years. But now I will show you my FIRST ship in a bottle, which I built at the age of ten. It is a plastic kit of the Clipper CUTTY SARK, which I got as a present at Christmas 1982 and "built" within three days. This is how it looked like... But nevertheless: Already at that time the desire should settle in me to build sometime a "correct" ship in a bottle, so completely without prefabricated parts. It should take over thirty years until it was finally so far... Best, Matthias
    3 points
  7. Hanseat

    Hello Everyone!

    Hello Everyone, I would like to intoduce myself with a few words. I was born in Bremen, Germany, the home of the worldwide known “Town musicians of Bremen“. It is located right next to Hamburg and after this the second biggest city in the north-western part of Germany. Bremen is located at the river Weser and also close to the North Sea. Besinde this, I grew up in the small village called Achim and as a child loved to paint old houses and castles, and of course tall ships. At the age of ten years I have received a gift of a model kit for a ship in a bottle, the CUTTY SARK. A
    3 points
  8. Onni

    Hello Everyone!

    Welcome Matthias!
    1 point
  9. Greetings Mathias, Welcome aboard! I too build my ships with no sea, or other distractions, for the same reasons that you do. It is often the entire hull shape that most defines a ship/boat. Anchor's A Weigh! John Fox III
    1 point
  10. JesseLee

    Hello Everyone!

    Hello Matthias, welcome!
    1 point
  11. Onni

    Nile gunboat 'Melik' 1898

    Thanks again Moab.
    1 point
  12. Onni

    Nile gunboat 'Melik' 1898

    Thanks Chasseur.
    1 point
  13. Moab

    Nile gunboat 'Melik' 1898

    What a great model and build. Super photos...Moab
    1 point
  14. Chasseur

    Nile gunboat 'Melik' 1898

    Love this build and your creativity. Well done!
    1 point
  15. Hello, I appreciated Dave Fellingham 's Dave Fellingham suggestion that I transcribe. It is plausible, because in the list of "captains" in the archives of Venice there is no Biondo, neither Giovani nor Francesco. "About the title of Captain associated with Giovanni Biondo, I'm reminded of the Royal Navy practice of giving the title of "Colonel of Marines" to Navy captains who had distinguished themselves in battle or through other outstanding service to the Crown as a sinecure (a paycheck with no responsibilities or duties attached). These Colonels of Marines were never listed on t
    1 point
  16. Moab

    Test build of Lady Isabel

    Below are photos of a quick build of the Lady Isabel. I first saw this boat in a 2018 issue of the National Research Guild Journal and loved it's odd lines. The model in the journal was built by the late Steve Wheeler and is a beauty. One description calls it a canoe back. I wanted to model this for a bottle but do this test buils first. Now I'm not sure if I want to build it for a bottle or a larger (1:75) model....perhaps both...Moab
    1 point
  17. My father was an avid artist and wood carver but scrap dealer by trade. Around 1947 he built this ship which was used in a magazine advertisement. I was four at the time so I don't remember anything about the build but do remember we lived on the West side of Chicago in a small apartment. To my knowledge this is the only model ship he ever built...Moab
    1 point
  18. Slow progress, haven't really done anything since november, kind of lost the will with current situation, but thought it was about time to knuckle down and crack on with it. probably not going to do much more to the hull apart from a few small deckdetails. Time to start the lateen rigged masts,the holes are drilled and lined up ready. 😁
    1 point
  19. 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?
    1 point
  20. Alex, She looks like she was a beautiful ship. I know you will be able to restore her to her former beauty. Definitely keep us posted once you start the repairs.
    1 point
  21. I was given this damaged model by Rob Napier and I think it is so well made it should be repaired and given a new home. The workmanship looks familiar so I am putting out these pictures with the hope they might reach the original builder. I won't be able to get to her until early next year anyway. She is an English 4 mast ship about 4" high and 8 3/4" long.
    1 point
  22. Decided to do a little experiment to see how difficult it really is to do some of the more complex items in the mining bottles. For the first experiment I tried a version of the wheel in the Buchinger bottle. The bottle used for the experiment is 5 inches / 127 mm, outside diameter, with a neck ID of 1.060 inches / 27 mm. The wheel is six spoked, 4 inches / 102 mm OD, made in three segments. Components for the wheel ready to go into the bottle. I dug up a digital stop-watch to time their assembly inside the bottle. Time starts after I move the camera and tripod aside and put the bottle
    1 point
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