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      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, Frits, Sorry for the late reply - you can find her here: www.kolderstok.com
  2. Your Images for our Facebook Page :-)

    Pictures of the kits I make: - Batavia - Duyfken - Zeven provinciën
  3. The Flag ship of Michiel Adriaanszoon de Ruyter - Dutch commander of the fleet in the 17th century. This ship is completely scratch build from different available sources and then worked out up to a complete building kit which is now available via Kolderstok.com
  4. Dordreght 2

    Marcus, Both build on the Peperwerf in Amsterdam - and maybe both build by the same master. There are differences however: In 1618 the VOC standards described a vessel of max 150 feet length (Amsterdamse voet - 28,3 cm), so overall length of the Hull almost 43 meter Somewhere in 1625 these standards where changed and the vessels could now have a length of max 160 feet - w.i. somewhat more then 45 meter No great difference, but some there was. When I started to build the Batavia as model kit I did not yet have permission from the Batavia wharf to bring it on the market. So I called the prototype the Dordrecht, gave her a new stern and started to build. The photos show the result. I have already started a new build of a (second) Dordrecht, somewhat shorter, little change in decks etc. to make her as a building kit.
  5. During the Voyage of the Batavia to East India Francisco Pelsaert shipwrecked on the Australian coast. Before he was Skipper on the Batavia he was in charge of a sister ship - the Dordreght. The Dordreght was built in 1618 on the Peperwerf in Amsterdam. She was about 150 Amsterdam feet w.i. roughly 43 meters. On her stern was the maiden of Dordrecht, and this statue (from 1616) is still on the Groothoofdspoort of the city of Dordrecht. Fully scratch build, but I am planning to make a model kit of her in future.
  6. Small yacht (or pinas) on which Willem Jansz made the first landing on Australia in 1606 for the Dutch VOC
  7. Batavia model

    Hello Ships88, We are planning the following models: - Batavia (already released) plus sistership Dordrecht from 1618 - Duyfken (next in row) - Later: Statenjacht, Watership, Great 17th century military vessel (which is...) Time schedule however unknown. Sorry
  8. Pictures of the 17th century Batavia which shipwrecked at Australia on her maiden voyage.
  9. Stern View

    Nice work, very well done! The 17th century ships are nice ones!
  10. Cimg7980small

    Costas - and all the others - thanks for the comments and the likes! It is not the Revell plastic model - no. In fact there is no manufacturer who makes a wooden kit of the Batavia, so I made this model complete scratch out of wood myself :-)

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