Ships in Bottles
by Guy DeMarco

215 x 280mm

Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA


ISBN 0-7643-0999-4

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Extract from back cover of book:

Five projects of graduated difficulty are explained clearly step-by-step through drawings, black and white, and colour photographs. Woven into the instructions is historical background giving the ships and bottles greater interest and authenticity. Guy DeMarco leads the modeler slowly through the steps to create this legendary art form.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial



Chapter One - Bottle Choice and Sea Preparation
The container for the thing contained, always different, always a challenge.

Chapter Two - Tools and Materials
Wherein the crafty mariner learned to improvise.

Chapter Three - Hulls, Masts, and Spars
The ancient art of woodcarving, shaping and assembling

Chapter Four - Rigging and Sails
Tying of strings, splicing of cord, and hoisting of sails

Chapter Five - Insertion and Erection
Tis not complete 'til it's sealed

Chapter Six - Hudson River Sloop Victorine, circa 1850
Commerce of the time, lifeblood of a nation

Chapter Seven - Schooner Yacht America, circa 1851
The Cup, the glory, and the legend

Chapter Eight - California Lumber Schooner Forester, circa 1900
Unsung hero, draught horse of the Pacific

Chapter Nine - Baltimore Built Clipper Privateer, circa 1815
To sail free, against all flags

Chapter Ten - Confederate Raider C.S.S. Alabama
True to a cause, gallantry and chivalry on the sea

Glossary of Nautical Terms and Expressions