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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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    Can't imagine too many people with the resources to do salvage in 16,000+ feet of water would find anything to salvage that would even remotely offset the cost of an operation that deep. No harm in keeping the location secret though.
  2. Thanks for posting this, quite interesting to see. She looks kind of weird with all those empty gun ports!
  3. R.I.P. Captain Bob

    Rest in Peace Bob. Hope you have a wonderful shipyard to work in now.
  4. There are also a number of build logs you can read for their products in the kits build log section.
  5. It's "Snapshot" As you scroll down a long page (like this one), it fades from the tan background with the ship plans to a very dark blue. Here you can see how the scroll down starts the fade and ends up dark blue. And at the very bottom it leaves you with this, where the theme stuff is still there, you can just barely see it! It's possible that this is an artifact due to my screen resolution (3440 x 1440). If I just go to the settings page, the screen is short enough that I never get down to the fade out and it's easy to see. Switched to the new "Uniform" theme with the ship backgrounds and it's not an issue at all, as the background doesn't scroll with the forum frame.
  6. And.. I figured it out myself. As you scroll down the background changes to a very dark blue, but the text for selecting the theme doesn't change, so it simply becomes invisible.
  7. So possibly a stupid question, but did the location of the "Themes" selection change? When I selected my current theme (the only other one available after the upgrade) it was selected from a 'themes' menu at the lower left corner of the page. Today I have nothing at the bottom when I scroll down on the main Forums topic listing, and I don't see it in my profile settings either. Browser issue or is it moved? I use Chrome on Windows 10.
  8. Armed Virginia Sloop of 1768 by Model Shipways. 1:48 scale, my 2nd wooden ship model.

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