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This section is where contributors share step-by-step instructions and guidance for building ships, folk art, whimsey, stands, displays, and more. I encourage you to send in your instructions for building your favorite bottle by email me using "Contact Us" button in the menu bar. If you are a builder and use any of these plans to build a bottle, I ask and encourage you to send pictures of your completed models for others to learn from and enjoy.
This section is where we can share our general guidance and tips for building ships, folk art, whimsey, stands, displays, and more. I encourage you to send in your tip, ideas, and suggestions by email me using the "Contact Us" button in the menu bar.
General Tips and Ideas
This section is where iI ask you to share your ideas or information of a general nature to help improve and expand on overall improvement and enjoyment of building ships, folk art and whimsey in a bottle is shared. Please share your information, links, and more by emailing me by using the "Contact Us" button on the menu bar.
Scaled Plans and Drawings
This section is where we can share our plans and drawings for building ships, folk art, whimsey, stands, displays, and more. I encourage you to send in your favorite plans and drawings by email me using the "Contact Us" button in the menu bar. If you do use any of these plans I ask that you send pictures of your completed models for others to enjoy.
Building the HMS Bounty
Follow the progress of ship in bottle builders of all skill levels as they participate in a community build of the HMS Bounty. This ship was chosen by the group as its first building project as a tribute to the 1962 Bounty replica that went down during Hurricane Sandy on 29 October 2012. Sixteen Bounty crew-members abandoned ship off the coast of North Carolina after getting caught in the high seas brought on by Hurricane Sandy. The ship sank, according to Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, at 12:45 UTC Monday 29 October 2012, and two crew members, including Captain Robin Walbridge, were reported as missing. The Captain was unfortunately not found and presumed deceased November 2nd 2012. It was later reported that the Coast Guard had recovered one of the missing crew members, Claudene Christian, who was apparently the great-great-great-great-great granddaughter of Fletcher Christian, the sailing master of the original HMS Bounty. Ms. Christian was found to be unresponsive and pronounced dead at Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City, NC.
The original HMS Bounty, also known as HM Armed Vessel Bounty, was a small merchant vessel purchased by the Royal Navy for a botanical mission. The ship was sent to the Pacific Ocean to acquire breadfruit plants and transport them to British possessions in the West Indies. That mission was never completed, as disagreements between Lieutenant William Bligh and his acting Sailing Master, Fletcher Christian, led to a revolt by half of the crew and their seizure of the vessel on 28 April 1789, leading to the Mutiny on the Bounty.
Meet the builders and follow their progress.
Fantasy Building Project
Bottle builders are participating in a "Fantasy Building Project." This is designed as a fun project for an artist to create a ship, folk art, or whimsey creation in a bottle based on a scene or idea from a cartoon, movie, book, game, or from their own fantasy or imagination. Follow the progress of the Artists (listed alphabetically by last name) by clicking on their Building Page shown below. This section will be updated on an ongoing basis, so be sure to visit often. If you would like to participate in the Fantasy Building Project, please contact me using the "Contact Me" button in the banner of this website for details.
This section is used to highlight some special and uniqe aspects of this craft. It may focus on special bottles, artists, techniques, awards, themes, and more, that are notable for one reason or another. Articles in this area may change out from time-to-time. If you have requests, suggestions, or ideas for this sectin please email me using the "Contact Us" button on the menu bar.