Step 10: Now, the magic!

Some glue is put on the top of the hull. You are now committed to inserting the top half of the hull within the next few minutes.

Loosen the rigging control lines.

Lower the back mast.

And then the forward mast.

Carefully roll the paper sails around the hull and start slowly feeding the top half of the ship into the bottle.

Once the rest of the ship is in the bottle. Pull on the control threads and PARTIALLY raise the mast. You are just trying to get them out of the way while you rejoin the two halves of the hull.

Once you have the two haves together, let the glue dry, and then slowly raise the mast. You may need to reach in and untangle some threads… Take your time.

The rear sail had become misshapen. The masts were slightly lowered and the sail was secured to the bottom boom.

Who can build me a boat inside a Corona bottle???? With a little bit of the beer liquid inside of the boat so it can look like the boat is inside floating on the liquid <br>Email me at 1211anakaren@gmail.com
<p>Thanks for this instructable. Could you append a list (with pictures if possible), of the various tools you used? Are they custom built tools (i.e. the stuff you use to work inside the bottle? Coat hangers perhaps?</p>
<p>Once more unto the brink. I used your pinned hull method again to make a gift for a friend. This is the Irish immigrant ship Dunbrody. It took me about twenty hours. I chose to do the sails stowed so it would show off the rigging. </p>
<p>First&hellip; Let me thank everyone for their very kind comments! <br>I cannot believe that it has been almost four years since I made the ship and posted this instructable. It was the last on of these that I have made. Although I have not built one of these for some time, I find that I am constantly on the lookout for suitable bottles, and I have just found one! <br><br>I recently purchased a bottle of &ldquo;Big House&rdquo; Bourbon. This bottle does not have a screw top cap, and the opening is slightly oversized. So I think that it may be a good choice for your first attempt at putting a ship in a bottle. <br><br>When I am finished putting a ship in this bottle, I will post a photo for you. <br>Thanks again for looking at my instructable!</p>
<p>Here is the ship in the Big House Bourbon bottle. </p>
<p>That is awesome! looks really sharp</p>
<p>I see it, and I still don't get it :/ </p>
Made my own :D
<p>Hi, the detail on your work is commendable, but do you have a comprehensive list of materials needed? I noticed that you mentioned the necessary materials only during the corresponding steps, which makes it hard for a first timer (me) to compile the needed items.</p>
<p>Nice job on this Schooner! </p>
<p>This is such a well done 'ible, I might actually be able to do this. First, I need to find a suitable bottle. I've searched through thousands of old apothecary bottles on ebay but most have very narrow mouths. How large (tall) a bottle is typical and how wide a mouth can be found on bottles like that? I was hoping to find a bottle about 8 or 10&quot; tall with a mouth at least 1&quot; diameter. Any suggestions as to what kind of bottle would be like that? Liquor bottles? Medicine bottles? Thanks!</p>
Quick question. Once you get the ship in the bottle and the masts raised do you glue the other edges of the sails? Or, do you just leave the one edge glued? Also, what kind of glue do you use for the sails? Thanks!
If the sails stayed where I wanted them to, I just left the one edge glued. If they tended to curl at an odd angle, I glued them to something nearby, such as a toothpick boom or one of the thread ropes. (See step 12) <br>Also I just used Elmer&rsquo;s all purpose glue for the entire project. <br>
It would really be awesome with blue water (putty) under the ship, instead of a wooden stand. FYI
Nice Work, congratulations! <br> <br> Would your like to know how to get a ship in a 34lts bottle?, I have been working on it... I have already deal with 64 in total.... Now I am catching the big fish. Keep working on your projects it is a really nice thing to do.... I just got me this page randomly. Now I am a member because of you, ahoi for that. <br>I do not use any mashines (anything with electric power/at least on the two last projects), just the old methods... it takes longer but I think it has something special. <br>I got me from Spain a glas baloon. It is a really crazy project if you think about, that I am making also the skeleton for that.... <br> I usually do not spend money to getting bottles... but that one is like more that I can eaven imagine... <br> <br>I hope you are doing great, lets get in contact... <br> <br> <br>Martin
This is a great Instructable! Very impressive! i can't wait to try this out. Thank you for putting it up.
I did another for my son, I continue to be greatful for this excellent instructable.
I assume this is the Black Pearl, right? Very nice &quot;piratey&quot; looking model. I have been considering building either the 'Pearl' or the Flying Dutchman in a bottle. For the 'Dutchman, I think the movie one is easier to copy because of all the footage, but making the legendary one from paintings and word descriptions from the era of exploration is a little bit trickier because they are all different. If I made this one, I would use clear plastic or something to hold the ship above the &quot;water&quot; to make it &quot;fly&quot;.
Thats a geocaching travel bug in the picture right?
yes, I like to go caching whenever I get the chance. I have the same screen name on there.
That is just incredible! Very, VERY well done! <br>
Great work here! If anyone is looking for small drill bits but don't want to pay allot just ask your local dentist. They don't reuse them. They are small and free. Don't work well on metal but very well on wood. Fits most dremel type drills.
Here is mine! <br> <br>http://www.instructables.com/id/Ship-in-a-Bottle-1/
Hey, I have a bottle of a similar size which I want to use for one of these but it has a square base. So to better use up this space I want to make a clipper with rectangular sails. How would I make the sails fit through the bottle neck? Keep in mind they will probably be wider than the opening in the bottle.
Hello, The ship I made was a topsail schooner. There is one rectangular sail on the top of the front mast. This sail is similar to the sails on a Clipper. The thread &lsquo;hinge&rsquo; allows it to rotate parallel to the mast when entering the bottle. <br>
Okay, thanks!
Excellent instructable! <br>I think I noticed Ponal/ Elmer's White Glue used throughout. Did you glue the model to the bottle with White Glue as well? <br>Nice work. <br>G'
Thank you to the compliment. Yes, I did use Elmer&rsquo;s glue to attach the ship to the glass bottle. <br>
On the island of Mauritius there is a small factory which only makes ships in bottles. I went there in 2007 but the factory was closed when we went so I never got to go inside.
This is really quite amazing and one of the best tutorial on how to make these I have seen. <br> <br>I have a few questions, most of which I've conveniently forgotten, but, off the top of my head..... <br> <br>....what do you mean by typing paper? Typing paper is paper which is suitable to be used in typewriters, am I correct in thinking? If so, that may pose a problem. Therefore, are there any other materials one could use for the sails? <br> <br>Sorry that was so lengthy. <br> <br>Thank-you.
Hello, Any generic white paper should work. I used the bulk paper that you buy to put in a printer for your home computer. Out of habit, I still call it typing paper. <br> <br>Thanks for looking! <br>
I there. I was just wondering, if you had a round bottle, how exactly would you get the ship to stay upright? I've heard people use putty, is this the only option? Thanks for the guide, I'm definitely going to use it.
Hello, I always used blue putty when I put a ship in a round bottle. The putty was molded in roughly the shape that I wanted to end with, and then I would cut it into strips narrow enough to fit through the opening of the bottle. Once inside, I used a bent wire to press the seems of the strips together, and create the surface of the water. <br> <br>I did not make a full hull for the ship, only from the waterline upward. And the ship would just be glued to the top of he putty. I would then use a little white paint on a very thin wire to paint the wake behind the ship. <br> <br>Thank you for looking at my instructable, and I hope this helps. <br>
where did you get the giant tweezers
The tweezers came from a box of odds &amp; ends that I bought at an estate sale. I got them years ago. <br> <br> <br>
Aren't ships in bottles made by putting the pieces in th bottle, rather than making the ship outside the bottle and then putting the ship in ???? <br>
This instructable demonstrates the traditional method of putting a ship in a bottle. A few parts of the ship (such as the upper and lower halves of the hull) are assembled inside of the bottle, but the majority of the work is done outside. <br>
Oh, ok. Thanks for letting me know :)
This instructable is outstanding. It convincedme to become a member. I had done a kit one once asa kid, but this method allows for a way nicer hull. I made one using this technique to use as a geocaching clue. Thank you for the awesome help.
I&rsquo;m really glad that my instructable was helpful. I have to admit that your first ship looks better than the first one that I made. Well done! <br>
The ship itself is great <br>the detail is amazing <br>i know i will fail but i will try it this summer <br>can i use cardboard <br>thanx
can i use bamboo
I don&rsquo;t see why you could not use bamboo. The only reason I use basswood is because it is readily available in convenient sizes at the local hobby store. <br>
If you want to try this, I would suggest that you first focus on learning the technique of getting the ship in the bottle. Do not worry about fine details. Start with a bottle with a little larger opening, and make your mast and bowsprits wider than they need to be&hellip; On you first try just focus on HOW to do it. Once you are comfortable with that, THEN focus more and more on the little details and making it LOOK good. <br> <br>GOODLUCK! <br>
Very cool. I always wondered how these were made. Thanks!
I've wanted to try and make one of these since I was little, thanks for the really easy to follow instructions!
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What is the type of wood being used?
I used Basswood.
Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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