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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

      4 – CDs or 1 Flash Drive            ($150 value)

      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 museum is reopened after restoration, and they did a great job. Have a look: http://www.modelships.de/Museums_and_replicas/Museo_Maritimo_de_Barcelona/Museo_Maritimo_de_Barcelona_eng.htm
  2. There are many pictures of the shipping gallery taken in 2007 before closure http://www.modelships.de/Museums_and_replicas/Science_Museum_London/Science_Museum_London_eng.htm
  3. Many pictures of the Vasa and of the 1 : 10 model are given in http://www.modelships.de/Wasa/VASA_eng.htm
  4. Some information and pictures of the Rotterdam Maritime Museum http://www.modelships.de/Museums_and_replicas/Maritiem_Museum_Rotterdam/Maritiem_Museum_eng.htm
  5. These pictures were taken in 2003 when all the rigging was complete: http://www.modelships.de/Museums_and_replicas/Batavia/Batavia_eng.htm
  6. The Rijksmuseum is definitely worth a visit. They have some very fine contemporary paintings and ship models http://www.modelships.de/Museums_and_replicas/Rijksmuseum-Amsterdam/Rijksmuseum_eng.htm
  7. There are two more fine maritime museums in Denmark, in Copenhagen and Roskilde. In Copenhagen is the Royal Danish Naval Museum (Orlogsmuseet) http://www.modelships.de/Museums_and_replicas/Orlogsmuseet_Copenhagen/Naval_Museum_Copenhagen.htm and in Roskilde is the Viking Ship Museum http://www.modelships.de/Museums_and_replicas/Vikingeskibsmuseet_Roskilde/Viking_ship_museum_Roskilde.htm One can even make short sailing trips with a replica Viking ship.
  8. It is a great museum! I have been there several times when visiting Paris and enjoyed it very much - even my wife did. Some photos of the exhibition: http://www.modelships.de/Museums_and_replicas/Musee_de_la_Marine_Paris/Musee_de_la_Marine_eng.htm
  9. There are many pictures of Cutty Sark in http://www.modelships.de/Museums_and_replicas/Cutty-Sark/Cutty-Sark_eng.htm They were taken in 2013 and 2014 when the ship was reopened after restauration.
  10. Here are many photos of HMS Victory, taken in 2007: http://www.modelships.de/Museums_and_replicas/HMS_Victory_Portsmouth/HMS_Victory_Portsmouth_eng.htm
  11. Norske Love questions

    Here are detailed pictures of two Norske Love models. The clearly show the figurehaed and the stern carvings. http://www.modelships.de/Norske_Loeve_I/Norske_Loeve_I_eng.htm http://www.modelships.de/Norske_Loeve_III/Norske_Loeve_III_eng.htm
  12. What is the most EPIC kit available???

    Best have a look at the many models on this site: http://www.finemodelships.com/Gallery-of-ship-models-sold.htm and try to build the one you like most. Many of them are built from kits.

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