Modeler’s Name: Daniel Siemens
Period: Mid 1700’s
Type of Model: scratch build ship in bottle
Build Time: 10 hours
Match sticks, toothpicks and tissue paper. The hull is built out of match sticks using a plank on bulkhead method. The masts and spars are made from toothpicks and sails were made from tissue paper.
The Fly was a cutter used by the British in 1763 to catch smugglers in the in the English Channel. The large sails made this ship exceptionally fast. The plans for this ship were taken from the Story of Sail by Veres Laszlo and Richard Woodman.
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.