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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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    Thanks Geoff!! It's a pleasure making your acquaintance!
  2. Hello ! AWESOME forum!

    Thank you Old Collingwood! It's a pleasure to be part of the family! Thank you Dibert55!! Ahoy Mark! Thank you VERY MUCH! It's a pleasure being amongst such esteemed, and cool, Ladies and Gents SARGON
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    Personally, it looks great if you can scratch build the moulding, and can compensate for the inaccuracies and lack of instruction. Maybe try to get a better newer version on, ModelSpace, or on ebay. Sargon
  4. Billings Boats Kit Accuracy

    The Norske Love looks very beautiful.... Is this one fairly accurate to the original Danish Ship of the Line? Thanks! Sargon
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    This is an amazing Model David.... Thank you very much for sharing it with us! I'm impressed with the full gundeck, with no dummy barrels! I like it alot! Have you had any more time to work on her? Keep up the GREAT work... better late than never! Sargon
  6. OcCre kits

    Beautiful model! Great job Snow! The quality seems really good... been meaning to try out an Occre kit.... Sargon
  7. Interesting new model ship company

    VERY interesting indeed! These models look really good. Has anyone any experience with this company? Sargon
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    Hi Steve, I don't have the plans for this kit. Have you tried writing Constructo in Spain? I don't have their email address handy, but they are online. BTW, nice score on the Enterprise! Sargon
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    I've sold models on eBay before, and it can be rewarding depending on the type of model, the amount of time and money that went into it, and if people were willing to pay top dollar. It really depends on whats hot I think. Just my opinion. I wish you luck with your building and sales! Sargon
  11. errors in blueprints

    Looking great! I'll be keeping an eye on this one for sure Sargon
  12. My First Build

    WOW! She really came out great. GREAT WORK! What's the next project? Sargon
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    I picked up the San Juan Nepomuceno back in the early 2000s, and the kit was really good, even then. I think they have definitely improved, however, with the Santa Ana, the Hermione, etc... especially with wooden sterns, and lanterns with clear parts etc, instead of molded metal. Sargon
  14. Mamoli 1/90 HMS Victory Instructions.

    Nice! These instructions will porove valuable. I just picked up a kit on eBay with no instruction book. KUDOS!
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