Friday, 1 April 2016

28mm Shipwreck in a bottle.



Once again I have rather succumbed to the wares of those talented chaps over at 'Mysterious Minis'; the purveyors of the perplexing and enigmatic have done it again and released another 'must have' hard plastic kit. 
Sculpted by the mischievous Ffwl Ebrill, this set really is a delight to behold with the box containing all you need to recreate a devastating catastrophe at sea.  Perhaps more interesting, and certainly a departure for me, was the option to use the kit to reproduce the lost art of placing a ship in the bottle - albeit it in tiny bits!  
The clear instructions guide even the most novice of modellers through the careful application of plasticine to create the destructive waves, umask the complexities of whipping the end of the bottle closed and even show you how to send a distress signal using morse code.  It really is a wonderful kit and I am delighted to share it with you on this the first day of April!


53 comments:

  1. Well it's different, I'll give you that, who doesn't love a ship in a bottle (even a sunken one!), I'm surprised you didn't go for a survivor clinging to the barrel (or half in a sharks mouth). Perhaps next time?

    Always interesting stuff Michael, Cheers Roger.

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    1. Survivors and sharks, now there's an idea!

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    1. Not falling for it Fran? Clearly I need to get out of bed earlier to catch out an Irishman.

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  3. I was thinking that would be useful for Frostgrave - and then read the reference to plasticine! Nearly...

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    1. Looks like I'll have to try harder next year Lee.

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  4. Quirky and obscure; I like it! Mid you, I've enough on my model-making "to do" list already so I don't think I'll be picking this one up.

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    1. I hear it is a very limited run. ;)

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  5. Nice one ;) More offerings to the great Cthulhu! Good introduction to bottleship building ;)

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    1. I have to confess I have always been fascinated by ship in a bottle phenomenon, amazing skill.

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  6. Any news on when their 'Crew of the Marie Celeste' Kickstarter is starting?

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    1. Now funny you should mention them - http://28mmvictorianwarfare.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/28mm-marie-celeste-crew.html

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  7. In seriousness: I rather like the shape of that glass bottle.
    In silliness: I did think it was a real kit, while I was reading the text.

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    1. Thank you Roy, the bottle is actually one of the milk bottles we used to get a milk in at school - those were the days!

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  8. Modelled one in my youth, v cool. Wreck of the medusa would have been an interesting version. Same time next year for that one

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    1. The Wreck of the Medusa eh? That's a great idea, great painting too.

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  9. Another fine offering from Mr. Ebrill and Mysterious Minis.

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    1. They really are a talented bunch. ;)

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  10. I'm only interested if they bring out pre-made and pre-painted ones! ;-)

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  11. Duh...I fell for it hook-line-and-sinker! Happy Day!

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    1. I'm glad, I'd hate to think that all that work for nothing! ;)

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    1. Have you tried putting it into Google translate Dean? ;)

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  13. It misses a fish, that's all! :-D

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Now that would have been a nice touch.

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    2. An April Fools day fish Michael!

      Greetings
      Peter

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  14. All good stuff comes in a bottle.

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  15. As you've been known to do quirky things before, initially I was lulled into a false sense of security. Then i looked closely at the photo, noted the name of the supposed sculptor and the date - nicely played, Michael.

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