SHIPS in BOTTLES by Michel Bardet
Basic technique to put a ship in a bottle
It is the technique used by many
sailors and lighthouse keepers, who occupied their long days of sailing and hours on watch,
in creating these small miniatures. Sailors often offered them, or sometimes sold them,
when they reach land.
It has on the other hand, the disadvantage of limiting the width
of the hull. If the masts and the sails are bulky, it is difficult to push them through
the interior-diameter of the neck.
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Run of the shroud lines
Run of the stay lines
A few bases of masts
Some fixings of yards
The small scale drawing (hull, masts, yards)
Insertion of the sailing boat in the bottle