Sengoku Bune

This ship-in-a-bottle was scratch-built by Daniel Siemens. It is a Japanese merchant ship, the Sengoku Bune

This ship-in-a-bottle was scratch-built by Daniel Siemens. It is a Japanese merchant ship, the Sengoku Bune

Modeler’s Name: Daniel Siemens
Period: 1600’s
Type of Model: scratch build ship in bottle
Build Time: 20 hours

Build Materials:
This ship was built for the challenge. The bottle is a unique Japanese Soda bottle called Ramune. The marble keeps the bottle sealed and is pushed down into the bottle to open it. The build was tricky because not only did the ship have to be split into two pieces to fit through the narrow bottle neck it had to pass over the marble and into the second chamber.

Ship’s Story:
Japanese merchant ship from the early 1600’s. Used mainly to carry rice and sake. It was however occasionally used for warfare such as the raid of Okinawa in 1609.

Modeler’s Bio:
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.