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      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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  • Birthday 07/19/1936

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    Pembrokeshire [Wales, UK]
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    Remember, this is 'interests'. Not 'activities'. Some of them used to be activities, but the body deteriorates over time. And the mind? Well, it, er, changes.
    Kite-flying. Orienteering. Cross-stitching. DIY. Astronomy. Computers. Model ships (duh!). Philosophy. Morris dancing. Folk/country music. Cooking. Beer (or Real Ale, to be precise). Belly dancing (because my eldest daughter is amazingly good at it!). And a few other things ...

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  1. Them Old Jokes

    Duh! OK, got it now. (I've never done any ship modelling in a room that had carpets. But the problem was just as bad when I had cataracts and a hardwood floor ...)
  2. Them Old Jokes

    So am I. Still. And what's a carpet monster?
  3. Your favorite saying

    My dad - normally meticulous with his carpentry - would say when he'd done a less-than-perfect bit of work: "A blind man would be glad to see it!"
  4. Hello from spain to everybody

    Y yo tambien, Javier! (me too!) Bienvenido to this excellentissimo Forum!
  5. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Darn. Should’ve put that in the ‘received’ thread, not the ‘done’ one. Sorry.
  6. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Look what the postman delivered to me today!!! That's the good news. The bad news is, the 'Camaret' kit is lacking the instruction book and the list of parts. The Camaret build logs here weren't much help in deciding if the kit ought to contain those items (except for a recent one by Greatgalleons that actually contained some lovely, detailed photos, one of which showed the 'instrucciones'), so I took a look at 'La Royale' (French equivalent of MSW) and verified that the kit should normally contain instructions and a parts list. I've sent a message to Constructo asking them to supply the missing items. I wonder how good they are at keeping their customers satisfied? Anyway, it's the Camaret kit that I want to play with first. In the next hour or two I'll be setting up a build log, starting it off with a box opening and an assessment of the contents.
  7. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    In a hardware shop in France I picked up a bundle of 12 fret-saw blades and bought them for for 2 francs. Except that (as I later found out) I had actually bought a bundle of 12 bundles of 12 fretsaw blades for 2 francs! That was in the 1960s. I’ve still got about half of them...
  8. Hello from Sarnia

    Sarnia? Is that anywhere near Narnia? (Sorry - I suppose you get that all the time!). Anyway, welcome to the forum Phil. That’s a nice looking scratch built Bellona. If you do have a go at the Andrea Gail, I hope you’ll treat us to a build log.
  9. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    My first mother-in-law - the French one - used to make jam (ie, jelly in US) using green tomatoes. Sounds horrid. But delicious, actually. Reason was, they had a 6-acre garden and lots of tomato plants, and I'm talking about the couple of decades that immediately followed WW2. Wasting green tomatoes at the end of the season was just unthinkable.
  10. Hi there,

    just tidying up admin now not sat at work.


    updated profile, answered most replies to my post/s, house admin etc etc.


    Thought I would reply to the ones kind enough to welcome me aboard the site.


    Cheers for the 

  11. New film about Nelson and Trafalgar

    Just hmm. Welsh for “it will be interesting to see how this develops”.
  12. What have you received today?

    You’re not wrong Lou. But I’ve lived a long life buying second-hand cars or ‘budget’ new cars. Now there is (was!) money to spare in the bank, and I felt like indulging myself! I’m now wasting valuable model-building time sitting in the driving seat, trying to make sense of all the knobs and buttons ...
  13. What have you received today?

    Sheer self-indulgence. The "old" car was new in 2014, cost half what I paid for this one, and had 3900 miles on the clock ...
  14. Let me introduce myself, Hi.

    Hello Spider. Welcome to the Forum. Nice build, so far. Very respectable planking, and it's great to see you've kept a photo record of what you've been doing over (what I assume must be) an extended period of time. Yes, it takes a while to get to a point where the Admiral (aka 'er indoors) can't think up impediments to the constructive work we want to devote our spare (??) time to. And yes, the kids (and their kids, and their kids) can also be time-consuming. If you haven't had to cope with divorce as well, thank your lucky stars! My own score is 3 wives, 4 daughters, 10 grandchildren and a fair few step-children too! Looks to me as though Mark (mtaylor) has got it right about the lower deck guns. They're dummies that can be fitted later in the build process. For the upper deck ones, do pay careful attention to the instructions. It always pays dividends to read ahead of where you're currently working. Are you going to give us your name? Or would you prefer that we just know you as 'Spider?'. And where in the UK are you?

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