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Gwyl Blaser

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  1. Nice bottle. I like those thin bottles. It increases the challenge and the WOW factor is also enhanced. Gwyl
  2. John, This is looking great. In every photo and word that you post there is a tremendous amount of information. I wished I could remember it all! Sometimes it is like a huge feast where there is so much food but when you are stuffed you cannot absorb any more. I look forward to your updates. Gwyl
  3. Welcome aboard Lobo. I remember Frank Mastini. I think I have a construction video from way back where he is demonstrating the ship building process. Gwyl
  4. Rob, Nice looking practicum. I'm getting interested in these merchant ships. Gwyl
  5. Although Bob is not a ship in bottle builder I think he has a lot to offer as his models are usually on the smaller size scale wise and the building techniques he uses can cross over to the SIB'ers on this site. I asked Bob to join quite some time ago for the reasons mentioned above. I'm glad he is here. I have learned a lot from him. Thanks Bob! Gwyl
  6. Thanks John! Great tutorial on deadeyes and blocks.
  7. Joe, This is fantastic miniature work. The weathering really brings these models to life. Have you thought of doing a build log of one of your builds. I would truly like to follow your work if you do. Again nice work. Gwyl
  8. This is quite the build Dave. Your exactness is paying off. Gwyl
  9. Hi Alex and welcome to the group. There are lots of builders here with tremendous amount of knowledge and they are all willing to share. We hope to see some of your projects in the future! Gwyl
  10. Nice work. Very clean details. Gwyl
  11. Thanks for posting this offer for the books. I am glad they all found a good home. Gwyl
  12. Hi Dave, With each update you post I am getting really exited to see this complete. It's one of those projects that I wish I could see the final product soon, but at the same time I hope is goes on for a long time because each update is full of so much instruction and an opportunity to learn. This is looking great! I am also excited to see your steps in completing this model. You mentioned you are using boxwood for some of these parts. Is that Castillo? What other woods are you using in this build? I am also curious as to what type of scroll saw and blade choice you use whe
  13. I agree. This is looking nice. What did you make the mast out of? It looks like aluminum. I would hope this will end up as a prized item in someones future. Gwyl
  14. Hi Jesse, I am seeing 5 books that pertain to ships in bottles. I have all five and have learned much from each on of them. I would recommend any or all of these. I also have many of the other books that are geared toward general model building and if you are doing some extremely fine scale modeling these can be handy as well. I do not have the one to the left of Bill Lucas' Historical Bottled Ships. This book looks intriguing for more accurate scale models. Gwyl
  15. Hey Jesse, I know it is nice to spread these books as far as they can go, but I would think if there were a few that would help you out, I would email David at his email he listed above to see if they are available. Gwyl
  16. Hi Dave, We are still working on a fix for editing the first post in a topic. Previewing posts is still possible and can be accessed by holding your curser over the topic in the index for that forum and the preview will appear. There you will see the first post and there is a tab to see the last post in the topic. The nice thing about this preview vs the older one is that you can now see images etc in the preview. Gwyl
  17. Those are some nice books to have in any library and a very generous offer by a gracious ship builder. I have quite a few of these books already so I will pass and hope they go to a builder who can put them to good use. I am particularly fond of the "Secrets Of Ships In Bottles" by Peter Thorne as that was the first SIB book I purchased long ago and it is what got me started in this fantastic hobby. This is a very nice offer from Robert Stetson and should help the seasoned and aspiring builder alike. Thanks for posting these David. Gwyl
  18. Before the upgrade, finding members was fairly easy. With this upgrade, it is still quite easy but the way to find members has changed. In the upper right corner you will find the search field, click the field and a drop down menu will appear. Click on members and then search for the members names. You can also leave the search criteria blank and hit enter to see the full list of members. This is sortable in many directions. Gwyl
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