Modeler’s Name: Daniel Siemens
Period: early 1800’s
Type of Model: scratch build ship in bottle
Build Time: 10 hours
Match sticks, basswood and bamboo
This ship is modeled after the ship built for the 1960 film The Bounty. It was later used in films such as the 1989 Treasure Island, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Mans Chest and At Worlds End. The ship sunk in Hurricane Sandy with the loss of the Captain and one crew member. This was one of many commemorative builds built by members of the Ship in Bottle Association of America. The other builds can be seen on www.folkartinbottles.com.
I do accounting as my day job but love bottling ships when I can find time. I started two years ago after watching the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie.