DavidB773 Posted February 13, 2017 Report Share Posted February 13, 2017 Here’s my W. H. Dimond SIB in progress. The hull is 4-3/4” long 1-1/8” wide and in two sections. It will go into a bottle that has a neck opening of 1-1/16”. To secure the ship to the bottle, the hull will be glued to a wood strip base and this strip will be glued to the bottle using silicone. This is going to be my method of inserting the two-section hull inside the bottle: attach one hull half to the base and then place it inside the bottle only just past the neck. The other half of the hull will then be added. The halves have short pegs for alignment. The lines for the rigging will come out below the bow where there’s a groove carved in the base strip. All this is because I want to keep track of and avoid pinching these lines. The three masts are pegged. They will go in one at a time, back to front, of course. I made a tool that holds the mast horizontally for passing through the neck then rotates vertically. Then after the mast is guided into its hole, the grip on the mast is released. Intrigued? I’ll post some photos showing how this works shortly. I haven’t been sure of an accurate the paint scheme to follow until I’ve discovered an online photo of a model that’s at the San Francisco Maritime Museum's library. So the cabins will be changed to white. This is my first SIB so I’m not going to attempt creating sails. I think the beauty of these vessels can be realized docked or in full sail. Thank you! David IOAN, Chasseur, Bernard Kelly and 3 others 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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