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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. Fusion 360

    I was wondering if l should download a copy. But the thought of the time it will take me to learn stopped me. At least for a little while
  2. Fusion 360

    If you take a look here: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/fusion-360/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/How-to-activate-start-up-or-educational-licensing-for-Fusion-360.html Richard.
  3. I work with computers all the time and sometimes you just have to give up and say "well it is Tuesday today".
  4. I've just updated Chrome on my Win 10 machine to Version 65.0.3325.146 (Official Build) (64-bit) (from 64.0.3282.186) and it seems to have fixed the issue. For example this post https://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/17812-new-guy/&do=findComment&comment=548215 was and is now
  5. You're right. As software developer who is very picky about UI/UX (User Interface/User Experience), I want to go and swear at them. 10 out of 10 for making the area that you can click nice and large, and minus several million for making most obvious place not work. Richard.
  6. It's never worked for me either. My setup is the same as DelF's. However pressing Ctrl+Home does work Richard.
  7. Unusual ship models

    Me too !
  8. What have you received today?

    She's just making sure that you remember that being a cat, she is the most important thing in the universe. Hopefully, she'll release it to you so the rest of us can see you build it! All the best, Richard.
  9. Model Shipway Ratline tool

    Thanks so much for taking the time to review this product. Richard.
  10. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Julie, I can't possibly "like" that. I'll just say "ouch!" Stay safe. Richard.
  11. What have you received today?

    EBay were kind enough to send me a $10 off coupon. Unusually for these kind of offers, I only needed to spend $20. So I spent $25.70 and got another book: It is not large but is full of information, including notes and plenty of pictures of contemporary models and drawings. This was brand new with free shipping (arrived in 3 days!). Richard
  12. Wood Project Source?

    I placed a very small order for some Alaskan Yellow Cedar on Dec 14th and it arrived Dec 30th. This was enough for my immediate needs (which at my pace is about 6 months worth!). The single sheet was 0.025 x 3 in + some strips. Quality is excellent. The sheet was a little longer than the 24" specified and they included a few extra strips. I've not used this wood before but it is very nice. I will definitely order from them again (I just wish my budget was big enough for "a dozen of everything"). Richard.
  13. Received my copy yesterday. A 1976 edition (probably a little less accurate!). I only hope the author's already been paid, less than $5 (including shipping!) for a 970 page hard-bound book is not going to make anyone rich. Thanks for the recommendation. Richard
  14. What have you received today?

    At least you got the whole mouse. The cat we had when I was a kid usually only gave us half the mouse (or bird).
  15. New member HMS Pandora

    Try the book by John Mckay in the Anatomy of the Ship series. You should be able to get a good second-hand copy for around $50. The ISBN-13 number is 9780851778945. All the best, Richard.

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