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  1. Lubber123

    US Lexington 1776

    Finally made some more progress on this. I had used an old watch gear to make a ship's wheel the last time I made this SIB so I reprised that method and also made a capstan out of a gear. Then I found some watches that I think I might be able to repair and got sidetracked repairing all my old watches and bands! Another hobby for another forum I suppose. Well here is my current progress. I have the deck detail done so now it's on to grinding down dowels for the masts, yards and spars. I left the ship's boat loose on deck to see if it doesn't interfere with folding down the foremast once I'
    5 points
  2. Moab

    Greetings from Chicago

    I’ve always had an interest in ships in bottles but never built one. I’m going to try one after I finish my “Armed Launch.” ...Moab
    3 points
  3. Dam Dam! Plan "A" didn't go to as planned! Just have to sort out a few threads, and figure out Plan "B"!! Cheers, Mick Just a quick update, I've almost sorted them all out, and at least no damage was done, inserting or un-inserting!! Mick
    3 points
  4. Donald

    Mayflower

    Stepped out of the room for the summer. The cold has forced me back in to hibernate. Getting some masts, rigging etc. going. Played around a bit with my bottle holder.
    2 points
  5. Donald

    Mayflower

    Thank you for the info. on EASIB, I joined and love the publications etc. and facebook page. I question whether things will be back to normal this upcoming summer, but in any case I am going to hop the big pond and attend the next convention whenever that may be. Looking forward to meeting you folks as well. - Don
    1 point
  6. Lubber123

    US Lexington 1776

    I have long had a fascination for the US Lexington 1776. It is the subject of Charles G. Davis' book "The Built Up Ship Model" that I've had for forty years now. I never imagined that I would ever be able to have the skills let alone find the materials to be able to build a from scratch plank-on-frame ship model. However, after I got the book I used the ship diagram in the book to build a nice from scratch, to scale SIB of the US Lexington 1776. I built it for a gift upon request for a ship-in-a-bottle and after I gave it away I never saw it again. I always thought it was my best made model an
    1 point
  7. She's Launched!!!! It's been a while since I've been here, but slowly bits have come together. There is a photo of the ship, rigged, (almost), sitting on the table, one of my launching tool,(launch ramp??),which is modelled after the Amarti tool I used for Hannah, and one of her in the bottle, with the air pump going to get rid of any fumes from the glue. I have the mast handling tool sorted out, it seems to work on the dummy runs, and a few suitable Swann Morton blades in the post, due very soon, which clip onto an extended handle. Now I just have to rig her! Cheers
    1 point
  8. Onni

    What's on your workbench?

    Flipper 650DC made for a client.
    1 point
  9. A hoy! I finally cracked the rear cabins and am happy with the result. The windows and stained glass are printed paper printed with a yellow grid pattern. To get the arched window frames raised, I bent a brush bristle in a tight radius to form a U. I then trimmed each side to length and glued their ends together. These got glued over the top of the printed paper, which got glued on top of a thin strip of wood. I capped the top of the windows with another piece of wood with a rounded edge for the roof. This rounded piece is slightly thicker than the first strip of wood. This allows it to h
    1 point
  10. IgorSky

    Yacht J-class. Scale 1/300

    Hi everyones! Some time ago I bought a new material for the making of the sea for one of my current projects. I've never used this silicon, so I decided to first try it with some simple project.So, more two years ago, I made this hull for yacht, but at that time I was not satisfied with the result, so that the hull was lying in the drawer of my desk all the time. Now I have decided to slightly improve this hull and use it for this project.
    1 point
  11. IgorSky

    What's on your workbench?

    Hello, everybody! I was away for a while, but my work was progressing... Best Regards! Igor.
    1 point
  12. Greetings fellow ship nerds! I inherited my family's ship in the bottle and I could really use some assistance dating the piece. It's been in my family for at least 5 generations, but I have little family history other than my great grandfather brought it from Ireland around the turn of the century. There are 25 sails and four flags-the top and most identifiable being the Fa signal flag T or 3 (could also be french flag, but doubtful), I believe signal flag 1, Signal Flag B, and maybe 4. Does this have meaning? Regrettably I do not have pictures of the pontil, as the ship is at my office which
    1 point
  13. Onni

    What's on your workbench?

    Okay, it's HMS Captain which sunk in the Bay of Biscay in 1870. A Victorian navy turret ship which had a dangerously low freeboard. She goes together well with my other model;HMS Inflexible.
    1 point
  14. Onni

    What's on your workbench?

    Guess the ship,no prizes for the right answer though🤔
    1 point
  15. Lubber123

    AM "Privateer" WIP

    I just got back to SIB activity and noticed some interest in on Authentic Models "Privateer" kit. I had started this build last spring and left it on my work table until now. I completed the hull last spring, my favorite part, but got bogged down by the tedious sanding down of masts and spars and just couldn't bring myself back to it. I suppose I suffered a little bit of model ship burn out after my sprint to finish my large scale models and the various SIB's I finished from Needham's book. I find this kit to be pleasant enough but since it lacks a bit of authenticity to it I found I lost inte
    1 point
  16. I’ve been collecting SIB kits lately. I’m up to seven different model kits, all of various quality and contents. I was going to post these in some sort of order, like least favorite to most favorite, but one got under my skin right away and I decided to start building it so I wanted to post it before I got too far with its construction. And it is similar to a kit that Jim Rogers posted about so I thought I’d add to it. I became interested in kits because that is where I started, but that was more than forty years ago and I’ve been away from the hobby for a long time so I missed a lot of d
    1 point
  17. Donald

    What's on your workbench?

    Onni, Love the stand and SIB. Just starting a stand for my favorite SIB. It's a Jonny Reinert bottle and deserves a proper stand. Planning on power carving an octopus as the stand.
    1 point
  18. Jeff B

    What's on your workbench?

    The beginnings of a clipper. Flying Cloud? Cutty Sark? Lightning? Star of India? Not sure.
    1 point
  19. Onni

    What's on your workbench?

    Set the Black Pearl inside a small half barrel with a moonlight sky as a backdrop and lit by a small battery Led light. That was the image I had when I first started the model so I'm happy with the way that it turned out.
    1 point
  20. IgorSky

    Yacht J-class. Scale 1/300

    About a day later, I started to fill the second layer of silicone. I mixed the remaining 40% of the colored component A with an equal amount of the component B and the resulting mix I filled into the bottle. The surface of the "sea" was almost flush with the line cut of the hull along which is going the waterline.
    1 point
  21. IgorSky

    Yacht J-class. Scale 1/300

    And so looks the forward sails and them rigging
    1 point
  22. IgorSky

    Yacht J-class. Scale 1/300

    The idea of making this rigging of the boom was born suddenly for me. Feature of "bottle" modeling is that it should be possible disassembly of the rigging before placing the model in a bottle and reassemble all we have made before this, but inside the bottle. In this project, I am going to put into bottle the hull of the model piece by piece, and then later install the mast and pull the rigging.
    1 point
  23. IgorSky

    Yacht J-class. Scale 1/300

    Here is the next small update - I finally fixed the mainsail and cut off any excess threads.
    1 point
  24. IgorSky

    Yacht J-class. Scale 1/300

    So, I also continue to learn. This model has become my testing ground for the testing new ideas and technologies I was continuing to work with sails. At first I have glued grommets using CA. But it was not the good idea. Then I tried to use Titebond II and then I have drilled holes.
    1 point
  25. IgorSky

    Yacht J-class. Scale 1/300

    The next step is the making of the sails. First I tried to make them my old way, but I did not like the result.
    1 point
  26. IgorSky

    Yacht J-class. Scale 1/300

    Then I completed the mast and boom attached to it.
    1 point
  27. IgorSky

    Yacht J-class. Scale 1/300

    On the deck should be binnacle
    1 point
  28. IgorSky

    Yacht J-class. Scale 1/300

    The next stage - making of the steer wheel. In this case I also have used some photoetched parts.
    1 point
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