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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. It will only show status updates on your profile NOT private messages. No need to worry.
  2. Measure them....compare to my measurements. Chuck
  3. Actually scale means nothing and the measurements are what you need. It depends on what size you need for the ship you are working on. If you are building a frigate at 1:64 scale and your frigate carried 12 pounders then my 1 29/64" barrels are fine. If you are building a larger ship that carried 42 pounders then my larger size would be better. What are you building? What scale.....and what size guns did she carry? You can also download the drawing from my site (cannon page) and compare them to your plan to see if they match as well. Chuck

    I downloaded the full build Triton in January of 2017. I have been going through the file list of the Triton full build drawing list and have found that several of the drawings are missing. Is there a way that I can get the missing PDF's for the build. Missing are belfry layout, binnacle, capstan details, capstan layout, wheel. 9poundercgn and carriage, stem 48 1, tapered keel, alternate aft deadwood, taffarel rev1,rudder, and  rudder iron work. These are the ones that I don't have. Can you help me out??

    1. Chuck


      Unfortunately they were lost in the crash.  Several are on the database site however.


      see here



    2. mike0879


      if I were to buy the plans from NRG would these files be in there? I have looked at the forum that you have posted, but there is nothing on the rudder or hardware.

  4. Yes indeed it is past due for our annual fundraising drive. Any help you folks can give will be very appreciated. As you can see we are really low on funds for the year as I usually start a drive in early January. I have been so busy that its a little late this year. every little bit helps....$5......$10......$20........Lets try and get that kitty back up near 100% for the year. Thanks Chuck
  5. Just a quick note...if you are planning on attending, time is running out!!! Register soon. There are going to be some very fine models displayed this year. Its not something you want to miss. I (Syren) will be there as a vendor along with several others. We have a maritime and ship model book seller who has old and new books available by the hundreds....we have two or three vendors selling kits of all sorts. We have Bluejacket as a vendor.....we even have a model train vendor. There will be all kinds of wood available for purchase as well. The list goes on and on. And dont forget the auction for the Byrnes saw. Winner must be present to drive home with a brand new shiny saw!!! Dont you want to examine this model close up!!!! Chuck
  6. Oh jeez I just looked at Danny's and its even longer still...LOL
  7. Mike if that signature gets any bigger it might need an index unto itself. LOL....Maybe you can work on making it take up less space. No need for links to the gallery for the same builds you link to as build logs.... Not trying to be harsh but before you know it we will have complete resumes posted ...see below for the guidelines...maybe prune a bit. -Limit your signature to four lines of text or links. No links to commercial sites with an exception for site sponsors. Limit of one image no larger than 40 x 40 pixels. Keep your signature clean and non religious or political.
  8. We still do have that resource and its listed on the NRG site... https://www.thenrg.org/modeling-clubs.php
  9. This program still exists...just letting folks know. Just send your inquiries to Kurt....Toni....or any other NRG director. In the past they were sent to me but since I am no longer a director all inquiries should be directed to one of the other folks on the NRG board. This is an exciting program and as noted the guild just released their latest project from this grant program see here https://www.thenrg.org/genericsharpie.php Chuck
  10. Unfortunately....the vast majority of internet users frown upon having their contact info gathered and displayed and for privacy reasons it is not something we can do. Its a good thing. Can you imagine what the list of MSW members is worth to big box stores and MFGs in this hobby. Many have asked to buy it or gain access over the years and it is not something we intend on ever releasing......I can only imagine how the spammers would come out of the woodwork. In addition, we have had other members frivolously contact hundreds of our members unsolicited by PM or email in the past to sell them something or to gather something. Again this is seriously frowned upon. Its one of the reasons why email addresses are not published any longer. Once the NRG board eventually comes to a decision about the clubs/groups feature I announced over one year ago on MSW it will be surprisingly easier for members to form geographic regional clubs. You might want to nudge them a little..... They could literally be up and running in just a couple of weeks once they greenlight it. Its kind of been yellow-lighted for a while now. As an aside....for the brief time I had the test club post for my local New Jersey club we gained two new members locally. I urge many of you to contact these directors below via PM to get this started a s a p. kurtvd19 tomshipmodel and tlevine Chuck
  11. You just need to use the plans as a guide....and measure the part in imperial or use a ruler with metric. Then buy what ever is close. Dont buy based on scale......actually measure the part from the plans. Chuck
  12. That is very typical of those older solid hull kits. You get a hull...a few bits of wood sheet and strips and some string. Then you get a few packs of bad blocks to boot. Folks expect to get more these days but back then ....that Katy kit was what you usually got. With the plans you could make those into a great model but the instructions were about 3 pages long and of no help what-so-ever. Start a build log here and you will get some help as you build her. You can try Syren (link at bottom of my post) for the blocks and rope. Chuck
  13. Its the traders and dealers section but as a new member here you can not post anything yet. Folks need to get to know you and you must have a minimun number of posts. And they cant be just nonsense posts to get to that number so you can list stuff for sale. We have had a few folks try that and wonder why we wouldnt let them sell stuff. Just to give you fair warning. There are also rules for all sellers as you can click on and read. Chuck

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