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      Hello fellow modellers   02/04/2018

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    • 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)



      *“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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  1. Hello ! AWESOME forum!

    Welcome to Model Ship World!

    Moving topic to correct area...
  3. Retirement

    My first ever ship model was Artesania's San Francisco back in 2002. That sort of paved the way for me and I loved it. I absolutely love Amati stuff too and I followed it with their Santa Maria. Nice stash build!
  4. I can quite categorically say this is not OUR problem. These are problems local to your/others computers. The CTRL+A is a proven binary science. It works. It can't NOT work. CTRL+A selects all of your text. CTRL+C then copies it. CTRL+V then pastes it into a document or text field.
  5. I do know that the text remaining in the input box AFTER a post has been made is a known bug of this system as it happens on another forum I am a member of too, yet the text itself has posted fine. This phenomenon can also happen in private message windows too. There's little we can do about that. Just press CTRL and A then delete to remove that, or COMMAND and C for Mac.
  6. Hello from UK

    Welcome to MSW, John. Yorkshire is my favourite county. I visit York several times per year,
  7. Hi all, Welcome back to MSW after our downtime. Hopefully, we'll feel the benefit of the improvements with the upgraded infrastructure. This has been a trying time for our staff, with many New Year's Eve and Day spent in ticketing and making tech changes. As for me, I'm having an hour off and opening a beer.
  8. Never apologise for showing a StuG! Brutal piece of armour. Glad things appear to be working ok for you. These last few hours, access has been pretty zippy, so I'm hoping this continues.
  9. None of this is to do with our server, but the traffic both to and from it, due to the infrastructure work that our host has been carrying out.
  10. I understand your frustration folks, but I really can't fix this. The works at the weekend weren't an upgrade as such, but a major expansion to one of the biggest data centres in the US. This has caused traffic routing issues and all manner of fallout that was largely inevitable, and will take time for them to iron out. Millions, if not 10's of millions of sites will be affected by this, and not just us. If you try to get access and things are slow, go make some coffee and get some bench time. Things will straighten out.
  11. Ok, it does indeed look like we have gremlins at our host, but again, these are out of our control. I didn't encounter any issues yesterday, and my visits today appear to have been at a time when things were working fine. We'll all just have to sit tight and keep on checking back in.
  12. Just to reiterate that any service issues occurred only over Friday/Saturday, and these were entirely due to infrastructure changes at our host. These were nothing to do with traffic to MSW, Santa, hardware or the Russians.
  13. Woke this morning to MSW offline again, but 30mins later, we are back. Our host tells me there were some issues left over from yesterday and they are still looking at them. If we go offline again, this is what it will be.

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