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Lord Nelson

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  1. Lord Nelson

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    Very nice, reminds me of my first build from Don Hubbards book. I like DeMarcos book also and have done some of them.
  2. There was an article in Bottle Shipwright a while back on how to build a SIB the Japanese way where the ship goes in backwards. The lines on the bowstrip are secured at the bowstrip, through the masts and out the bottle. The masts are then pulled into the bottle one at a time and set in an indent in the hull. Once all lines are in the backstays are tied to a wire hook on the hull buy using a "sliding knot tool" that you make.
  3. SIB's Iv'e made. I have done scratch builds and kit builds. The kits are wood, plastic, or paper
  4. While mostly wood you will see a paper ship and some plastic ships that were not SIB kits
  5. Excellent video Jim. It gives me a warm feeling knowing I'm one of those 200
  6. As far as the build is concerned, I did something similar using a plastic ship from a game. When it came to the masts I used a hinkley hinge for the main and thread glued to the bottom of the aft mast which was then pulled into the hole in the deck.
  7. The bottle came with the kit
  8. I colored the silicone with blue acrylic paint while it was still wet and spread it out on a piece of paper that I had drawn a circle the size of the wood platform. The platform was made up of slats that fit the neck and were glued to a piece of cloth and unfolded in the bottle. Once the silicone was dry I painted white caps, cut the circle out, rolled the sea up and put it on top of the wood with white glue. I then painted the bulb below the platform with the same paint that I mixed in the silicone, adding a touch of Elmers at the edge of the platform to keep it from moving.
  9. In order to cut down on weight you can build a platform out of sheet wood or plastic and build the waves on top of the platform. Paint the inside of the globe below the platform with the sea color. i used clear silicone with paint added for color. It's lighter than clay. .
  10. I colored it with blue acrylic paint while it was still wet and spread it out on a piece of paper that I had drawn a circle the size of the wood platform. The platform was made up of slats that fit the neck and were glued to a piece of cloth and unfolded in the bottle. Once the silicone was dry I painted white caps, cut the circle out, rolled the sea up and put it on top of the wood with elmers white glue. I then painted the bulb below the platform with the same paint that I mixed in the silicone, adding a touch of Elmers at the edge of the platform to keep it from moving.
  11. If you are on Facebook, take a look at a group titled Ship in Bottle Builders. also take a look at www.shipsinbottles.org and check out their links section
  12. I used it for sea material on my most recent SIB for the first time and it worked fine
  13. The ship is great. I would suggest that on your next build try to pick a bottle that fits your ship. You want to fill the bottle as much as possible. You could also scale up the size of the ship to fit the bottle you have. Mast height should be close to the top[ of the bottle and length of the ship should fill the length of the bottle. You can also add a lighthouse to help make up the length.
  14. The Mayflower and one of Heather Roger's SIB
  15. http://www.amazoenever used it myself but I know others have. n.com/dp/B000GBT8V0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=7MDBP8MG156H&coliid=I1NUUWP8PKGF4M&psc=1 I have not used it but I know others have. It's Easy Cast clear epoxy
  16. Your doing a great job and I love what your doing but I don't understand your purpose in doing this. Other then starting with their preshaped block of wood and their bottle and stand this is a regular experienced build. I did a build of their America ship when I first started. I remember the instructions used pins to secure the ratlines to the hull so instead I drilled 4 holes on each side and that was it. As you can see because of the height of the bottle supplied the masts are too short in relation to the hull length for this ship.
  17. You should have kept the paper and then glued the paper to the platform. I used this method and had no problem
  18. Love the dog watching you too. I have these ornaments also so far I put a paper plane in mine.
  19. Pretty simple one where there is a screw through the bottom of the stand that screws into the bottom of the ship and the lines are wrapped around nails. The cross piece is for stability.
  20. I would say in general it is generic unless you want to represent a specific ship that has meaning to you or if it's a gift to someone that the ship has meaning to them. I have done quite a few kit ships and they tend to be specific ships because that is what is advertised by the kit maker. I do know people that do a lot of research to represent a specific ship and the detail is there, even in the small scale. Most of my scratch ships are generic because I used plans from books and the plans were generic. It comes down to you as to what you want, not what others are doing.
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