Jump to content
Bottled Ship Builder

Recommended Posts

Trial and error with sails today. I first printed some with seams, telltales, reef lines etc., then sized it accordingly. Then I thought, well it's only printed on one side so I printed another set cut them out and glued together. The print lines were too dark for me, so I tried painting the sails white and weathered looking but in the end I thought it looked terrible so... I took them off and started over. I am happier with the refit. I still need to shave down the anchors a bit and clean up the hull, touch up some paint etc. but she's slowly getting there.

124374250_766606883924256_263541034190987972_n.thumb.jpg.c9d9c3db1e7b2cbb4128ba9b829058f9.jpg

124133938_435897937422181_6447333579924737504_n.thumb.jpg.ecbd2e857d786cab9acb6ef4b448ee39.jpg

124580862_471752800456915_2278257931320923983_n.thumb.jpg.b96a7ce4b33df3b9efe61d09f3bc2a14.jpg

124575898_379893739926161_6574019870000833461_n.thumb.jpg.6afeff965ce26ba9318d7a36593a3db9.jpg

124520258_488827688744003_5771684981340443475_n.thumb.jpg.78c599b09bc36da91c6bff52dca85466.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 62
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

To say this has been an exercise in patience, would be a gross understatement. I got 'er in the bottle without "major" disaster but there were quite a few things that went wrong. The post on the stern

Slowly building her up, scuppers, more planking. I have been playing with this for a couple weeks and this is the point I am at currently.

Putting some masts, crows nests and rails together.

Posted Images

Made and raised the Union flag and The English Cross of St. George. Trimmed the anchors a bit, pulled 'em up to the catheads and hooked up the "chains" from the hawse holes. Touched up the 2 cannons, made a new capstan. Planning on sprit sail, stern lantern and control lines to chain wales soon. 

125183280_811650352957858_3734894669673283431_n.thumb.jpg.a19bf78f5fb4aa2d6f794f39186ad6e6.jpg

124383337_284410722908666_972288872241601466_n.thumb.jpg.f1878b776a35e7af0ab6696178e0fe35.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi. Donald,

Nice work. Its looking very good. Going back to your comment on photography, unfortunately, macro photography will show up everything. If you think about it, a few thou out at our scales is a reasonably large proportion of the 'bit', while if it was at, say, 100 to 1 like some of the large kits are, it would never be noticed.

Nice to see you got the Union Flag historically correct and named correctly as well.

Looking forward to seeing it in the bottle.

Alan

Edited by exwafoo
Link to post
Share on other sites

To say this has been an exercise in patience, would be a gross understatement. I got 'er in the bottle without "major" disaster but there were quite a few things that went wrong. The post on the stern broke off(in the bottle), that was an absolute bear to try to glue back on for the rigging to loop on. My control lines all broke, ( foolishly used thread I had not tried before) I got glue in the peg holes, ...before the pegs got in there, I still have a bit of glue residue inside the bottle that I think I will be able to clean alright. My stern lantern wouldn't fit through the neck so I had to build a swivel for it. All in all I am happy it is in there O.K. but I feel like it could be done far, far better. I suppose experience is how one gets to that point.

I will be getting after this bottle stand in the next few days. Happily the stand will be far less nerve wracking than the puzzle that ship  has been so far.

126166123_222600242563090_2577496762561170453_n.thumb.jpg.1023b50c0784a88d1567455a149ef891.jpg

126043620_733355670863423_4259918374467778923_n.thumb.jpg.f560fe6ae2b45b3a81be600438f12d64.jpg

126507703_445994126387979_8097936479212767938_n.thumb.jpg.24473bd3cb1e24f2b127dd5d153cf2f9.jpg126039417_483296585964598_728324054232264487_n.thumb.jpg.e668762e4504eeaf64173b82ce25fd8c.jpg125879897_282531029846065_4280829117506447370_n.thumb.jpg.a425053a88315aa30d79ac5d5c444d33.jpg

126172780_368629614226497_5648254137112502472_n.thumb.jpg.f1c0bc9dc6a4652786576423f445cf10.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Donald
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...