build a ship in a bottle how to book

Captain Dan Berg's
Build a Ship in a Bottle
The complete how to guide to the ancient mariners art of ship in a bottle building


only $9.95

This heavily illustrated ebook is
5.5 x 8.5, 64 pages, 6.5 MB and loaded with color photographs and sketches. This printable ebook is available for immediate download as a PDF file.

 

Unlike other books on the subject, that provide a diagram and step by step instructions Capt. Dan attempts to teach model builders to understand the basic principals involved. After reading this heavily illustrated text, readers should have a good understanding of how to design rig and build both square sailed as well as fore and aft rigged vessels. They will then be able to apply the basic principles and techniques and build any type of sailing ship they choose. Please note that there are many different techniques used by different builders in creating their ship models. Some use elaborate mast hinges while others contend with a maze of rigging lines which all run through and under the hull. This book teaches Capt. Dan's basic and the straight forward simple techniques that the authors uses on all of his ship in a bottle models. ship in a bottle building two schoonersThese basics can be enhanced and modified as model builders become more proficient. Capt. Dan has included a showcase of ship in bottle images from some of the best master model builders in the world. Often the best way to improve skills and technique is to examine the exquisite work and detail of these masters.



 

 

 
Capt Dan Berg looks through a porthole recovered from the Oregon shipwreck   Captain Dan Berg has worked in the SCUBA industry for over twenty years. He owns and operates the charter dive boat Wreck Valley. Mr. Berg has authored over a dozen shipwreck and diving related books and was the host and producer of the award winning Dive Wreck Valley TV series. Capt. Berg makes no claims at being a master model builder. He is only someone that loves the ocean, maritime history and the art of crafting these miniature tall ships.

Let Capt. Dan show you the secrets of how
to build a authentic ship in a bottle.

 

 

three masted schooner ship in a bottle with lighthouse
 

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The art of building a ship in a bottle dates back to the early 1800's. Sailors for centuries have crafted items during there long journeys away from home. They worked with supplies that were readily available to them and are responsible for some of the finest scrimshaw and models ever created. Exactly when the first ship was built and inserted into a bottle is unknown. Bottles older than the mid 1800's were often not clear enough to showcase a miniature tall ship. By the late 1800's good quality hand blown glass bottles were abundant. It was during this time that this craft was perfected. Models back then were often created out of whale bone and exotic hardwood. Many of these early examples are now housed in museums around the world. Unfortunately, times have changed for mariners and model builders. Far fewer of our youth now venture out to sea for adventure or to seek their fortune. With the advent of the internet and video games even fewer are spending any time carving or crafting any type of models. This books goal is to help stir up some interest in this ancient maritime art form and preserve the building techniques for future generations.

spanish galleon in a bottleCapt. Berg learned years ago the ancient mariners art of building a ship in a bottle. He has now put a how to book together which gives all the tricks of the trade so anyone with a love of maritime history, sailing or the sea can build their own piece of nautical art.

 

two masted schooner in a bottle by Capt. Dan Berg

 


 

Build a Ship in a Bottle
The complete how to guide to the ancient mariners art of ship in a bottle building

 


only $9.95
6 MB instant download, printable  PDF file


Unlike other books on the subject, that provide a diagram and step by step instructions Capt. Dan attempts to teach model builders to understand the basic principals involved. After reading this heavily illustrated text, readers should have a good understanding of how to design rig and build both square sailed as well as fore and aft rigged vessels. They will then be able to apply the basic principles and techniques and build any type of sailing ship they choose. Please note that there are many different techniques used by different builders in creating their ship models. Some use elaborate mast hinges while others contend with a maze of rigging lines which all run through and under the hull. This book teaches Capt. Dan's basic and the straight forward simple techniques that the authors uses on all of his ship in a bottle models. These basics can be enhanced and modified as model builders become more proficient. Capt. Dan has included a showcase of ship in bottle images from some of the best master model builders in the world. Often the best way to improve skills and technique is to examine the exquisite work and detail of these masters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
inserting ship in bottleThe Secret
Many people think that the miniature ship model is actually built piece by piece while inside the bottle. Others think it's a complete illusion and that the bottle is cut in half and then glued back together around the miniature model. Actually, the detailed ship model is built outside the bottle but it's designed in a way that allows its masts and sails fold flat. The model is then slid in through the bottles neck and then the masts are carefully pulled upright with string and a few handcrafted tools. Of course it sounds a bit easier than it actually is. With the information and techniques provided in this text anyone with a little creativity will be able to craft and display a quality piece of maritime art.

 

 

 
"If you always wanted to make a ship in a bottle this is a good book to start with. It is clearly written and easy to understand. It comes with lots of full color photos and takes you through the whole process clearly and easily.

This book shows you step by step how to carve the hull of the ship and how to add the details and it also shows you how to rig up your ship so you can get it in the bottle. It comes with brief explanations and drawings of some of the more popular types of ships. And what is really useful is that it comes with templates for several types of ships. You can copy these, print them up and use them to create your ship - including the sails that you cut out and use.

Nice section on how to make realistic looking water in the bottle and at the end of the book is a photo gallery of some wonderful ships in bottles".

Will Kalif
 

 

 


Shipwreck in a bottle. above: A replica of the RC Mohawk, built by the author
below: Replica of the Cornelia Soule, built by the author.
Built using same principles taught in this guide book.



 

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Captain Dan Berg's
Build a Ship in a Bottle
The complete how to guide to the ancient mariners art of ship in a bottle building


only $9.95

This heavily illustrated ebook is 5.5 x 8.5, 64 pages, 6.5 MB and loaded with color photographs and sketches. This printable ebook is available for immediate download as a PDF file.

 

 

 

 


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Above: Andrea Doria shipwreck in a bottle.

Check out some of Capt. Berg's other shipwrecks in bottles

Capt Berg's How to Guide for building ships in a bottle
RC Mohawk in a bottle
Cornelia Soule shipwreck in a bottle
Lizzie D shipwreck in a bottle
USS Tarantula shipwreck in a bottle
RMS Oregon shipwreck in a bottle
Andrea Doria shipwreck in a bottle
Custom made ships in bottles

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