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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. Excellent thoughts! Thanks. Would like to hear/see more of these.
  2. Not sure about how many pages but the shop notes number two is about an inch thick. Shop notes number one is a little bit thinner.
  3. When I visited the NMM back in '07 I saw the display of his uniform and could not believe how small it was. I probably could of worn it when I was 11 or 12 but 1.69m about 5foot 5inches is now considered pretty small. It is amazing how big people have gotten since then.
  4. Hello from Central Ohio

    Another warm welcome from Ohio. It’s good to know the Columbus group is active and (reasonably) close. 😁
  5. Hello from Ohio

    Welcome Keith!
  6. Sprung yards

    Just a guess but that looks like it twisted apart. As a guess maybe the piece was spinning too fast and or whatever you were using to shape it either the tool or sandpaper was putting to much pressure on the wood. Slowing down the speed and or going with a much lighter touch may help.
  7. Wonder what this is?

    I think these are two different models. The first one up top looks like it has three decks going all the way down the length of the hull and this one looks like the front half of the ship is a lot smaller. Certainly creative.
  8. If you used regular PVA type (titebond/weld bond/Elmer’s glue) it should come apart quite easily with soaking the joint in isopropyl alcohol. If you used superglue/CA then I have no idea.
  9. Hello!

    Welcome Andrew! Plenty of ex-military around here. A build log is always welcome. There you can show off your work, ask questions etc. There is always lots to learn and this is a great helpful and friendly place to do it.
  10. Every time I look at this I am more amazed at the skill involved.
  11. DSC04737.JPG

    Thanks! The kid and I had a great time building it.
  12. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Our moto is "There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear and bad preparation". The kids are pretty hard core outdoorsmen and we pretty much have "weather" anytime we go out the door.
  13. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Just a small 10 mile hike with the kids scout troop. 40 degrees and raining the entire time. Was super fun.
  14. Pinrail rope coils

    I like them!

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