Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • 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)



      *“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.


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Central Florida
  • Interests
    Model building, metal detecting

Recent Profile Visitors

1,167 profile views
  1. boat build commission requested

    Thanks Kurt, I'll refer him to the NRG page. He is not looking for museum quality, which you can't get from a kit. He looked me up because I build display pieces ONLY. I don't think money is the main object here and yes, I have scared people off before with commission prices. He asked me what a reasonable fee should be and I told him $2000.00-$3000.00 depending on the detail and complexity of the model especially since it's not a tall ship with tons of rigging. My fees for commissions raged from $500.00 to $5000.00 when I was in that business. But to me it was the time constraints more than the money that people had an issue with since we live in such an instantaneous world, they can't comprehend it taking 6 months to two years to build a model especially like the HMS Victory. mike
  2. boat build commission requested

    WOW, I'm surprised not a response. I figured there would be several builders wanting t0 test their abilities, or at least give it a go. I don't think he is looking for any particular ship or boat. I know Dumas has a few tanker kits that can be used as starters like a great lakes tanker or similar. If this came up a few years ago, I would have been all over it, but I'm burnt out on modeling, which is why I'm not going to do it. Plus I have had a set back health wise and will be under going treatments daily for the next several months.
  3. Someone has contacted me about wanting a boat build commission done. They are looking for a tanker, freighter style model either built or would purchase one already done if the builder wants to part with it. I would have taken on the task, but I have recently retired from model building. So if you have something or are willing to take on the task, PM me and I will put you in touch with the client. mike
  4. Stern View.jpg

    Looks like someone flunked English. It reminds me of that tattoo commercial " No Regerts"
  5. I'm retiring from ship modeling

    I will not be giving up on life, just model building. I will find another hobby as I always have after a while. mike
  6. I'm retiring from ship modeling

    Thank you for the kind words and well wishes. I will still be around, just not in a building capacity. mike
  7. Oh I'll still be around peeking in on other folks builds and generally make a bit less of a pest than I have been in the past. I still have to finish up the Montane's with a little rigging left to do, but after that, I will be hanging up the modeling tools as far as tall ship models go. I still have a 1956 Chris Craft Commander that I will piddle with from time to time if I feel like it. This bout of Pmonia has really taken it's toll on me. My daughter asked me what hobby is next since I have been into models, trains, RC planes just to name a few of the hobbies, I told her nothing, just livin. hahahahahahaha. mike
  8. HPIM3382

    Beautiful model, I love the looks of the Latina San Fran especially in the natural wood color.
  9. DSC 0241

    what an absolutely beautiful model WOW! mike
  10. P1b

    WOW, absolutely stunning work. Mike
  11. Constitution Display Case Completed 8

    absolutely beautiful. mike
  12. DSCN0932

    Absolutely beautiful!!! Mike
  13. DSCN0810

    I love the display case especially with the sky blue background. Very nice work on the model as well.
  14. New hatch cover

    Very nice cover indeed. I bet she's a blast to sail.

About us

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research

SSL Secured

Your security is important for us so this Website is SSL-Secured

NRG Mailing Address

Nautical Research Guild
237 South Lincoln Street
Westmont IL, 60559-1917

About the NRG

If you enjoy building ship models that are historically accurate as well as beautiful, then The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) is just right for you.

The Guild is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to provide support to our members in their efforts to raise the quality of their model shipcraft.

The Nautical Research Guild puts on ship modeling seminars, yearly conferences, and juried competitions. We publish books on ship modeling techniques as well as our world-renowned quarterly magazine, The Nautical Research Journal, whose pages are full of articles by master ship modelers who show you how they build those exquisite details on their models, and by maritime historians who show you what details to build.


Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research