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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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About EJ_L

  • Birthday 03/29/1984

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    Wichita, Ks
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    Obviously I enjoy scale model building, ships and my HO scale railroad layout are my main areas right now but I still do the occasional car model for people.
    I also highly enjoy wood working, especially lathe work. I make many things from pens and ornaments to bowls, plates, vases and goblets. Always experimenting and trying new ideas as I see them.
    Outside of these I also enjoy my wife, two dogs and outdoor activities like biking, camping and fishing.

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  1. Soleil Royal’s stern is coming along. I was probably crazy for learning how to carve with this build but, it does provide me with a lot of practice! Yes those faces are are creepy. I was out of the paint for the skin tone so they are were left white. They have since been corrected.
  2. DSC_0067.JPG

    Thank you very much for the kind compliments. Unfortunately I don't know of very many if any historical images exist to the public for this ship. I've searched around a lot when I was building her with no luck. I believe there are some in The Musée national de la Marine in Paris, but I do not know for certain. I've seen some differences in kit designs as well as scratch builds to make me think there must be something that these various designs were based off of. The best that I have found other than kit plans is here: http://www.themodelshipwright.com/high-resolution-ship-plans/sailing-vessels/french-17th-century-warship-la-couronne/ If you manage to find anything more, please let me know. She is a beautiful ship and I would love to have more information on her. Good luck to you on your build. I will keep an eye out for a build log as I would love to watch another Couronne get built.
  3. What have you received today?

    Getting more organized this weekend. Caught a sale at Michael’s on storage cabinets and found this one. It was originally designed for holding scrapbook tape but with a little modification, putting index cards down to make the bottoms solid, it became perfect for sorting the smaller pieces into something much easier use.
  4. Hello from neillydone

    Welcome to MSW Neil! Good to have you with us! Best of luck to you with your Ballahoo. I will echo others on here by saying to be sure to start up a build log for help. I look forward to seeing your work.
  5. New from Serbia

    Welcome to MSW Miroslav! Best of luck to you on your new sloop build. Just last summer I finished building La Couronne myself. If you ever return to her, I would love to follow along with you as she is a ship that is not often built on here. Your sloop build should prove a much easier build though and I look forward to seeing the build log!
  6. Hello

    Welcome to MSW! Best of luck to you on your first build. Don't be afraid to ask for help and above all, have fun!
  7. Your Images for our Facebook Page :-)

    You may use any of my pictures and watermark them. La Couronne
  8. What have you received today?

    Was at Barnes and Noble getting the next couple Patrick O’Brian books and I came across this book. Looks to be an interesting read about the start of the US Navy.
  9. New member intro

    Welcome to MSW! There is indeed a lot of information to be found here. Wishing you the best on your project and have fun!
  10. iam back

    Welcome back! Sometimes breaks are wanted, needed or unavoidable. Regardless, it is always good to come back to the hobby.
  11. Hello all

    Welcome to MSW Peter! Great to have you with us. Best of luck to you on your Victory build!
  12. New from UT

    Welcome to MSW! That is a great ship kit and one that many of us have built. You will be able to get all the help you will need and plenty of great ideas for building her. Best of luck to you and I look forward to seeing your work!
  13. Hello from Romania

    Welcome to MSW Oliver! Great to have you with us and I wish you the best of luck on your Santa Maria!
  14. Hello from Turkey

    Welcome to MSW! Good to have you with us.
  15. newbee returning

    Welcome back to MSW!! Looks like you have yourself a couple of nice projects to work on. Have fun!

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