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  1. Thanks Onni, coming from you that is a great compliment. Merry Christmas to you and yours and Happy New Year!
  2. The Insanity has been completed! I worked on this project off and on over the past 4 years. Life got in the way numerous times however I persevered. 'A mighty fortress is our God a bulwark never failing' is my motto under pressure. This is a Christmas gift for my youngest son!
  3. She hit the bottle on the weekend! More fun to be had hooking everything up etc. What is the definition of insanity? Putting the Preussen into a wine bottle!
  4. I use Aleen's tacky glue, white glue, some super glue for very small parts. Onni is right, superglue is really touch to get off the glass.
  5. Now for the fun part, all of the rest of the rigging to get done! Also I have to make the jibs as well.
  6. The annual edition of the journal is now in the clubs forum for your viewing pleasure! Chasseur ⚖️
  7. The Main mast is done less running rigging.
  8. The Mizzen mast is done, which is weird as it sits midship on the Preussen. When I think of a mizzen mast it comes as something being located on the stern of a ship. I am modelling the sail detail taken off of the Cap Horn model by Heller. The Preussen will be in heavy seas as modelled. Also finished the detail on the stern in gold. Two more masts to rig up then it's on to the running rigging, then into the bottle. Or as the late Jack Hinkley would say, time to "Hit the Bottle."
  9. The annual edition of the Bottled ShipWright will come out on Oct 4th, 2021 to coincide with Ship-in-Bottle day which was officially declared by Commander Donald Hubbard.
  10. Jigger done less running rigging to be added.
  11. Hello, Suchojik, Find my build on the Preussen Nitrate Clipper ship and you will see how I carved a wood seas our of cedar. Chass.
  12. Just finished the Spanker less the control lines that go to the Jigger Mast. I have to get the yards on the jigger first to determine length of control lines.
  13. Started on the Spanker with yards etc. Lots of rat lines to build as well. The Uschi thread is awesome, it will stretch and allow me to fold the yards sideways, to get the mast into the bottle! 👨‍🍳 Steady as she goes!
  14. All the masts are done save ratlines and rigging. Yards are done up, painted & ready to go. Now comes the fun part all of the rigging etc. Steady as she goes!
  15. 3 Masts; Spanker, Jigger, and Mizzen completed to date. Also starting to work on all of the ratlines.
  16. Love this build and your creativity. Well done!
  17. 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*
  18. Finished the bowsprit, will start on all of the masts tomorrow.
  19. Welcome aboard Mate! Greetings from Canada.
  20. Forecastle area completed. Working on the Bowsprit etc.
  21. Finished deck items on the midship. Gangway completed moving forward to the Forecastle.
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