Build the Basta
- by Frans Dekker
On a day in September I had a call from the museum of bottle ships, located in Enkhuizen (a really beautiful little town in my own county).
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I made the hull out of two parts, hold together with wooden sticks of
The hull is painted white also the top of the steering house, de deck is natural wood in colour of teak and the deck house is in the colour teak. (I helped the nature with some water paint) I put everything in the line-seed oil.
After the sea was completed first I put the interior of de deck house inside the bottle. De second parts where the hull sides, connected with each other by the stags of the mast. They were put together inside the bottle. Than, one by one, I put the sides of the deck house, champagne deck, front of the deck house and top of the steering house inside the bottle. This was really difficult because I had to “work” inside the bottle the deck house in to one part. Clips, my wife used to get her hair done, were used as a cramp. I specially made a tool to get everything at the right place and put it together.
After everything was completed I put two see birds on the inside of the bottle. Once again a very lovely model, but this time not for my collection.