Yacht America

Yacht America - Daniel Siemens scratch-built this ship in a bottle

Yacht America – Daniel Siemens scratch-built this ship in a bottle

Modeler’s Name: Daniel Siemens
Type of Model: scratch build ship in bottle
Build Time: 20 hrs.

Build Materials:
Basswood, toothpicks and cloth

Ship’s Story:
The first winner of the “One Hundred Guinea Cup” later known as the America’s Cup named after the ship. The America sailed by Richard Brown won the cup by 18 minutes. After seeing America sail by, Queen Victoria asked who was second. She was answered, “There is no second, your Majesty.”

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

Xebec – ship in a bottle

This Xebec in a bottle was scratch-built by Daniel Siemens

This Xebec in a bottle was scratch-built by Daniel Siemens

Modeler’s Name: Daniel Siemens
Period: 1700’s
Type of Model: scratch build ship in bottle
Build Time: 20 hours

Build Materials:
Basswood and toothpicks

Ship’s Story:
Xebecs were Mediterranean ships built in the 1700’s with their triangular lateen sails.

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.

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.

Queen Anne’s Revenge

Queen Ann's Revenge is another ship-in-a-bottle from Daniel Siemens

Queen Anne’s Revenge is another scratch-built ship-in-a-bottle from Daniel Siemens

Modeler’s Name: Daniel Siemens
Period: Scale:
Type of Model: scratch build ship in bottle
Build Time: 40 hrs.

Build Materials:
: This ship is mostly made of paper. Wire from a cell phone charger as well as paint brush bristles were used for the masts and spars. Tissue paper was used for the sails.

Ship’s Story:
The flag ship of the famous pirate Blackbeard. The Queen Anne’s revenge started out as a slave ship until it was captured by Blackbeard. He used it for piracy from the Caribbean to Africa and later ran it aground off the coast of North Carolina where it was recently found. The ship is based on the research of Mark Wilde-Ramsing Ph.D who did a lot of research on the history of the ship. The model is represented about as close as historians can figure the real ship may have looked.

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

Fly

Fly, a scratch-built model in a bottle by Daniel Siemens

Fly, a scratch-built model in a bottle by Daniel Siemens

Modeler’s Name: Daniel Siemens
Period: Mid 1700’s
Scale: 1:400
Type of Model: scratch build ship in bottle
Build Time: 10 hours

Build Materials:
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.

Ship’s Story:
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.

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.

Coastal Schooner in a Bottle

Coastal Schooner built and inserted into a bottle by Daniel Siemens

Coastal Schooner built and inserted into a bottle by Daniel Siemens

Modeler’s Name: Daniel Siemens
Type of Model: scratch build ship in bottle
Build Time: 20 hrs.

Build Materials:
Basswood, bamboo and fly tying thread

Ship’s Story:
: Typical coastal schooner used for fishing off the coasts of the USA. Plans for this ship came from the best ship in bottle book out there. Ship-In-Bottles by Commander Donald Hubbard.

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. Modeling for 3 years.

Bounty in a Bottle

Scratch-built Bounty in a Bottle - put there by Daniel Siemens

Scratch-built Bounty in a Bottle – put there by Daniel Siemens

Modeler’s Name: Daniel Siemens
Period: early 1800’s
Scale: 1:1000
Type of Model: scratch build ship in bottle
Build Time: 10 hours

Build Materials:
Match sticks, basswood and bamboo

Ship’s Story:
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.

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.