Hi. My name is Gwyl Blaser.
I have been interested in Ships In Bottles ever since I, as a young child, accompanied my father to the Idaho State Capital building somewhere around 1960. In one of the rooms, there was a display with many ships in bottles. Some were small and some were surprisingly large. I marveled at what it would take to build a ship in a bottle.
It was not until the early 1980's, while viewing a wooden ships kit catalog from Model Expo that I saw a book by Peter Thorne about how to build a ship in a bottle. Needless to say, I purchase the book and it lead me to the wonderful hobby of building ships in bottles.