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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. Unknown Model Company

    thanks for that. guess I should have looked in the kit log section first! oh well, good to see some have built her already and by the looks of it my questions about quality etc. have been answered. I really like the Mariefred. cheers chris
  2. Unknown Model Company

    hey, yeah I have seen both of those pages when I did a search as well. really want to find out more about quality etc. though. cheers chris
  3. Has anyone had any experience with this company (Nordic Class Model Ships)? There models look really interesting to me but I would like to know a lot more about the construction and quality before forking out on them. Are they double planked etc? What is the quality/quantity of the timbers used? Is there any plastic (hope not). What about metal/PE parts? How does the overall quality stack up against some of the more well known reputed brands; Amati, Caldercraft Sergal etc? Here is a link to a company in Australia that has just begun to stock them. A quick search online finds many other reputable companies overseas stocking even more vessels from this manufacturer. https://www.modelerscentral.com/model-ship-kits/nordic-class-boats/?mc_cid=fdf68ef080&mc_eid=b2e1744581 I have emailed Modellers Central about the product but am yet to receive a reply. Cheers Chris
  4. Hey Chuck, thanks very much for your reply. Actually I am building the Amati Bounty 1:60. I am a long way off placing and rigging the cannons but it comes with pretty average metal ones which I really want to replace when the time comes. Cheers Chris
  5. hi all, can someone please tell me the scale of the laser cut gun carriages on Syren Shipmodelling. The measurements listed mean nothing to me i'm afraid. Can they be converted to 1:60 etc. cheers chris
  6. hello mate, you have some really nice builds there. I am sure you will find this site invaluable. good luck on your Supply, looking forward to watching her grow. Chris
  7. Well the vessels you mention are popular for a number of reasons. Historical fact, visual representation etc. I grew up totally obsessed with Columbus and The Santa Maria. Guess what my first build was? Also I think for new people getting into the hobby they see it as very helpful that someone has gone before them on a particular vessel from a particular manufacturer. It gives them a sort of safety blanket should they run into trouble, as we all do from time to time. As we are all aware, these kits aren't an initial cheap outlay, so if a new member chooses to build and show the 50th version of The Victory so be it I say. Plus, I have read and studied many different logs of the same vessel on here and no two are the same. I think you can learn a bit from each new log that is submitted. Chris
  8. Sorry, don't know about transport in your neck of the woods, but your father really produced a beautiful model there! any chance we can see more pics of Victory and the other one? Chris
  9. so you attach the yard before you step the mast? or just drill the holes then step then attach the yard? chris
  10. might be a dumb question, but whats pinning? chris
  11. Google The Mayflower. There will be tons of info on her. One of the most famous ships in history really. Name is on the stern. Chris
  12. No problems here Pat, and I am pretty close geographically to you. I also use win10 64bit. Are you on our so called world leading bells and whistles NBN? If so I can sympathise with you completely as its more dodgy than a backyard Chinese mock-up kit version of the Caldercraft Victory! Chris
  13. its not that hard! just look at your build and use common sense. relate figures etc. to doorways and other structures that are pretty standard in our world. always remember though, that all of us already are in possession of the best calculator/convertor in the world; our brain! chris
  14. hey rob, my number 1 piece of advice is go with something you are really interested in. the first wooden ship I built was the amati santa maria. even though it is usually listed as an intermediate kit, I still chose this as I am a bit of a columbus freak! sure, it had its challenges for me, but this site was a godsend and all in all I think I turned out a really nice model. I guess the big thing to remember is that whatever you choose, it wont be built overnight. that's why I say choose a subject you are really interested in because the build can be with you for a very long time. chris

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