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


About Jack12477

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    : Ice Station Glasco

Profile Fields

  • Full NRG Member?
    MSW Member

Recent Profile Visitors

3,203 profile views
  1. Machining copper stock.

    Lard - I remember as a kid my Mom collected ALL the meat fat in empty metal coffee cans then put them once a week on the front porch stoop for some guy in a truck to collect the "lard" so they could make soap, lard, grease, and other things for the war effort - that's WW II - yes, I am that old.
  2. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Bill, some of those old Victorian style hotels/boarding houses still survive here in the Catskills of NY. Most are in pretty good shape too.
  3. Your favorite saying

    Dumber than a bag of rocks! When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is difficult to remember that your original objective was to drain the swamp
  4. If you mean the Marie Jeanne Denis, you did follow me. Remember we changed the home port from France to Ireland and made new decals (with your advice) to put the Coat of Arms on the sail..... I have a new log you can follow - an ice boat/yacht from 1888.
  5. I have not seen the Billings kit so I can't comment on it, but I have built the AL Marie Jeanne kit (see signature for link to build log) and had no issues with the kit. Wood was first class, Denis points out the sail are pre-made with a nice bolt-rope sewn on, metal parts were good - no flash to remove. Instructions were about as good as all other kits by any manufacturer. I had fun building the AL kit and the model came out pretty good.
  6. Advice about attachinng eyebolts

    I use medium CA - gap filling - (15-20 second cure time) - holds pretty well for me.
  7. Well the "major ice storm" blew past us today well to our north up over the Adirondack Mountains of northern NY.............. Whew !!!!!!
  8. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    That's a good thing Lou ! And you might want to put off trying them <forever> Spent a whole week in Norfolk VA while in the Army (Temporary Duty - TDY - to Navy) and had them every morning on my breakfast plate <whether I wanted them or not >. Tried putting butter, then honey, then maple syrup, then gravy, then ketchup, then ???? then ???? on them - No matter what I put on them they still tasted like a mouthful of beach sand !
  9. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Are these single vision or those multi-focus jobs?
  10. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Just found this beautiful video by Jordy Mathews of my good friend and fellow ice boater, Reid Bielenberg, sailing his 1885 vintage ice yacht Vixen on Orange Lake this past February 17th. More Orange Lake drone views . Vixen is the only surviving lateen rigged Hudson River ice yacht from the late 1800s; it is owned, maintained, and sailed by Reid. It is one of my personal favorite ice yachts.
  11. Do you also remember playing with Britains Limited LEAD soldiers ? I still have mine ! And yes I drank water from the garden hose too. And I'm also your age.
  12. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    I bought 2 phones for $30 apiece about 2 years ago with a plan that costs $25 per month for 200 minutes with 2 individual phone numbers. So far the Admiral and I have never reached our calling minute limit. Phone is dumber than a bag of rocks. Doesn't understand when I say "ET Phone Home!" ! Have to push the numbers on the keypad to dial out. Phone battery charge lasts about 2 weeks. Always in my pocket for emergencies.
  13. R.I.P. Michael Zemmel (ca.shipwright)

    Condolences to his wife Donna and family. Thanks for sharing

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