You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

Gabrielle Rogers and Stefan Auer build ships in bottles the old-fashioned way (and if you don't know how it's done, you'll be amazed to find out). They got a request to build the boat from the 1975 movie Jaws in a bottle, and they did, complete with shark!

The amount of details makes all the difference when an artist is tyring to bring to life a scene like this one.  A miniature fishing rod is made of a needle.  Miniscule hoops (watch washers) act as the eyes, which the slender thread actually passes through.  The reel is a gear from a watch.
 
If there are people, the must be directed to a task.  The personna holding the bucket represents Quint (the shark hunter).  He will be handing a bucket of chum.  Brody (the police chief) holds the rifle and will be taking aim at the shark before its final moments. Hooper (oceanographer) bravely takes to what he calls the shark proof cage in an attempt to stab the animal.

See how it was constructed step-by-step, with pictures. The finished bottle is just wonderful! Link -via Metafilter


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