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    • Dubz

      Hello fellow modellers   02/04/2018

      We would like to present on our Facebook page more regularly pictures of your work. If you would like to participate, and we would appreciate that as we wanna promote the forum this way, please visit https://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/17711-your-images-for-our-facebook-page/

    • kurtvd19

      An Incentive to Start A Build Log - New Plan Set from the NRG   03/17/2018

      An Incentive for Starting a Build Log

      The NRG’s Generic East Coast Oyster Sharpie plan sets have been selling out – we had to reorder prints 2X already.

      BUT nobody has started a build log yet.  As an incentive we have decided to reward the first three (3) MSW / NRG members who purchase the plans and start and continue* actual build logs** from the plans. 

      The build logs should be started in the scratch built forum and labeled with Generic Sharpie – by “your ID”.  When we have six or more build logs up and running we will set up a group build area for the Generic Sharpie build logs.

      The winners will be able to pick any one of the prizes listed below:

      Free registration for one day at 2018 or 2019 NRG Conference                  ($145 value)

      Shop Notes 1 and 2 set                                                                         ($60 value)

      Nautical Research Journal – all content set                                              ($145 value)

      4 CD's or 1 flash drive         

      Continental Galley Washington Plan set                                                    ($65 value)

      1 year NRG membership or extension                                                      ($50 - $62 value)

      THE RULES

       

      *“Continue” means that multiple posts containing build log content must be made for a minimum of 30 days after the initial post.  Logs will be tracked by starting date and the first 3 that have continued for 30 days following their initial post will be declared the winners.

      **Note the words “actual build logs” – no fair showing a few pieces of wood and going no further just to win. 

       

      The NRG has a new set of plans available for purchase with a free 200+ page full-color monograph .  Check the NAUTICAL RESEARCH GUILD NEWS forum below for details.  This plan set is developed for the first time scratch builder with limited tools and experience.  All materials are standard strip stock available from hobby wood suppliers.  However, it is also a great project for the more experienced builder looking for a smaller project to take a break from the bigger builds.  Remember MSW Members who provide us their real name are considered members for the discounted price.  An email or call to the office before you order with your real name and MSW user name before you order is needed for the discount code.

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  2. Member's Build Logs

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    2. Build Logs for SCRATCH SHIP MODEL PROJECTS

      If you're building a model from scratch, whether it be a tall ship, PLASTIC, CARD, WOOD, or RC, here is where to post your progress.

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  3. Model Ship World Group Projects

    1. Admiralty Models Echo Class Cross Section

      This is a Group project where anyone building the Echo Class Cross Section Kit From Admiralty Models can post their logs. This Project will be Moderated by Greg Herbert from Admiralty Models.

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    2. H.M.S. Triton, 28 gun frigate

      Welcome to the scratchbuild project of H.M.S. Triton, 1773. We are now OPEN AGAIN to new members

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    3. Intro to carving - typical decorative relief carving for ship models

      This is an intro to carving. Basic stuff with no fully round carving such as figureheads. This group area is set up for folks who have never tried carving before. Laser cut blanks are available from the NRG so everyone can compare notes and techniques while carving the same design.

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    4. General Info about group projects on Model Ship World and past groups archived

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  4. Shop Notes, Ship Modeling Tips, Techniques and Research

    1. Nautical/Naval History

      If there's anything from our maritime history and heritage that you'd like to discuss or share, then this is where it goes.

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    2. Ships plans and Project Research. General research on specific vessels and ship types..

      General discussion about Ships Plans and research on specific vessels for SCRATCH projects. Scratch building techniques and questions. Interpreting and drafting ships plans, etc.

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    9. Wood discussion

      Where to use it? How to store it? What types are best? How to mill it? Where to get it? What's the best finish for it?

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  5. Ship Modeling News And Reviews.....Traders and Dealers...Ship Model Clubs

    1. General Ship Model Kit Discussions - Questions and reviews

      This is the place to discuss model kits in general and ask members questions relating to any such kit or kit manufacturer. If you have a question related to wood, plastic, card or RC model kits, you can use the appropriate sub forums.

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    3. Traders, Dealers, Buying or Selling anything? - Discuss New Products and Ship Model Goodies here as well!!

      YOU MUST BE A MEMBER WITH 25 POSTS IN ORDER TO START A TOPIC or POST IN THIS FORUM. If you are a commercial dealer or supplier of any hobby related products, and want to announce a new product or promotion, contact the admin for info about becoming a sponsor of the site. No commercial advertising is allowed without the permission from MSW site administrators. All members need  25 posts on the forum before they are able to post in this area.

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    4. NAUTICAL RESEARCH GUILD NEWS, Model Ship Clubs and Exhibitions and Events, Museums and Museum Ships

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    1. Nautical General Discussion

      Chat about anything ship-model related or nautical in nature. If you just feel like getting something off your chest, or have a valid hobby related topic, then here's where you would post it. Examine the other categories above before posting to see if there are other forums that would be a better choice for the subject matter.

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      This is the area that many wanted, and perhaps didn't even know it. If your topic is nothing to do with the world of ships or ship modelling, then here is the place to post it. General chat, Birthday announces, non-ship models, etc.

      No politics. No religion. No inflammatory topics.

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