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      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. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Hmm, I seem to vaguely remember a lieutenant with a similar attitude.
  2. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Craig, the Leavenworth you heard about is a fort in Kansas. That's the GI prison. A far cry from the beautiful spot shown in Washington State. I'd favor the WA one.
  3. CA glues

    Lou, you work in a suit of armor? Be careful there. This stuff is supposed to be relaxing and fun. No races here, mate.
  4. CA glues

    I'd store the CA in a tightly sealed jar with some silica gel packets in the bottom. Humidity/moisture is the bane of CA. It's a part of the accelerator sprays used to speed up the setting process. I'd use the pin in a bigger wood handle. Less likely to get stuck if the pointy end is embedded in a handle. The other end shouldn't pose much of a threat to your paws. Acetone is the organic chemical used to remove CA and fingernail polish. That's hint for a source if you do stick things together incorrectly; see the Admiral for her help. I've never had much luck keeping the nozzles clean with those dispensers. I like the drop at a time applicator; you can also use a little capillary action to get the this stuff to spread on a seam.
  5. CA glues

    I'd suggest putting a small puddle of your superglue on an old plastic lid or piece of a plastic bag and then applying with a sewing needle with the eye end clipped off to make a concave , tiny applicator. Keeps you from repeatedly opening and closing the cap of your glue bottle. The syrupy glue means it's turning, so get a card of two or three of those little tubes. When one goes bad, open a fresh tube. I've read here that the superglue turns brittle over time and that could be bad for rigging. Also it will leave a shiny spot on the rope.
  6. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Patrick, hope it all works out. And a nice bonus with the ice cream serving. Ron, I attended an operating session up there in I think that's Canton, GA, once upon a time (actually back in 2013) Lots of fun, working as the brakeman for that session.
  7. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    The BOMARCs were used as high speed test targets, after the Air Force shut down the launch sites, for various weapons systems out of the Eglin Test Range complex, in Florida, into the late 70s, at least. I was stationed there and we would get notifications in my squadron when they were being fired. As an operational squadron, we never got to shoot at them. The test unit had all that fun.
  8. Making Pens

    Beautiful work, Chief. Very nice woods.
  9. Heller Drakkar 'Osberg'

    Any brand name plastic cement for styrene should work, like Tamiya or Testors. The Tamiya flashes off quickly, so parts should be in place when applied. The Testors has more working time, since it's thicker. Just be careful of any of it oozing from a joint. Wash the parts before assembly to remove mold release agents. Wipe the model off to remove plastic dust and finger oils after assembly with denatured alcohol. Prime with a good quality primer paint, such as Tamiya Fine primer. You can paint with hobby enamels or acrylics. See what your local hobby shop carries(if you are fortunate enough to have one nearby). Good luck
  10. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    Mike, I spent 20 years doing that air to air stuff; 10 or so as an weapons & tactics instructor (think Top Gun). A mere quibble of your display. I love the construction, impressive build.
  11. The Norwegians do that with their airplanes, too. Inside the mountain is a rabbit warren.
  12. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    Add some more banking, so they look like they're turning into each other. That would be a dogfight.
  13. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Worked in a delicatessen as a teen. We sold stuff I'd never even attempt to eat (head cheese, anyone?) The Kosher side had most of those exotic foods; I tried a lot of that stuff, some as double dog dares, like gefiltefish (sp?). The Italian side had some "different" stuff, too. In the mid 60s, we made cheese pizzas with bread rounds, sauce and mozzarella cheese. Why the store did it I don't know. We were in North Jersey and there was a pizza parlor anywhere you looked. Thought the manager was daft, but as the "kid", I stayed mum. All in all, it was a fun place to work. Julie, stick around. We need all the contributors we have.
  14. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    I suspect it already was a bear to fly, with the short wings and ailerons. Very nice work, Mike.

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