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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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    Buenos dias, Javier - Welcome and your work looks fantastico!!!
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    and Welcome!
  3. To Barbara and your father, welcome to MSW What a beautiful ship your father has started and what a wonderful project for the two of you to share together. Stunning!!!
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  5. Aye up!

    Welcome Peter! My 1st build was in 2011, so no worries at being new to modeling The above statement by Davidrasch is very true. There's a lot of information out there and there are a lot of knowledgeable and kind people in here that will give you a hand. Enjoy and look forward to seeing your model. Your English es muy bueno!
  6. What have you received today?

    I just received my Model Shipways 1:16 HMS Bounty Launch in the mail. I got a good deal at $69.99 instead of $89.99. I'm looking forward to trying my hand at building my 1st POF wooden kit. I'm really excited about getting started but I need to finish my work on an old solid hull Scientific Bluenose kit that is nearing completion. I am also going to see about keeping a more accurate log when I start this kit. Thanks goes out to the many people who have helped me along the way in ship modeling!
  7. I've been working on an old Scientific kit of the Bluenose as my 1st wooden build. I plan on having furled sails and was wondering: Does anyone know if there are clear diagrams for running rigging for the Bluenose available to look at? My one page plans are not that easy for me to decipher. This kit came with metal blocks but I've used 2mm & 3mm wood blocks so far in my build. Seeing how this is my 1st wooden kit, I am trying to make this a decent build with the skills that I have. My build is listed in NGR's model builds. Any help or information on running lines will be appreciated - Many thanks!
  8. This month of April brings the Tall Ships to Pensacola, Florida from the 12th - 15th. If you miss this weekend, you can find them again in New Orleans, Louisiana between the 19th - 22nd of April. I hope some of you can benefit from this! Cheers!!!
  9. Hello

    Jamco - Greetings, we come in peace ! LOL Some great knowledge on this site.
  10. New here, new to ship models.

    No worries Larry - I started my 1st model ship at 58. No time like the present. Welcome & Cheers!
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    Welcome aboard !!! “Every Captain is a king aboard his own ship.” ― George R.R. Martin
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    Marijin - Welcome !!! You've got some mighty fine models and skills. Cheers!
  13. Kits to start with and avoid?

    Richard - thanks for your post. I got a really good deal on Model Shipways Bounty launch. This will be my first attempt at a POF build. I picked up Model Shipways English Pinnace but it's deceiving. I will hone my skills with planking on the launch instead. Thanks again!
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    I'm throwing myself at the mercy of the rigging gods that I can achieve close results like yours! ^5

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