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I wanted to put a pirate ship in a milk bottle. The bottle I got was an old antique and I broke it putting the clay base inside. The replacement bottle had wavy ridges in the handle area and I am not too keen on that. The ship is made completely from scratch. Bass wood, veneer, doweling and thread. The cannons are brass tubing and the trim brass is left overs from another large ship kit. The palm trees are brass wire wrapped with brown napkin paper and the fronds are construction paper. The cave is made from painted pop rocks candy sprinkled with bits of real moss. It took several weeks to draw, scale and make the basic parts and then a couple more weeks to put the ship inside the bottle and rig it. I think it came out nicely though.