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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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  1. Hey guys how is it that i went to Angus and Robertson and got the last copy of billy ruffian.thanks Collingwood good timing . Cheers snowy
  2. Sorry mate other way round, 3 or 4 black and 2 or 3 yellow Cheers
  3. Hi backer I did my ship the adventure with a colour i found in a book by frank mastini called tallow. It's just white with 3 or 4 drops of yellow and 2 or 3 drops of black mixed together .cheers good luck
  4. Thanks mate I'm looking all these up i already ordered billy ruffian.
  5. Thanks. Mate was my first took me 8 months .ps i had lots of time off work. Cheers
  6. Hey mate how ya going I recently built the amati adventure and it called for an off white colour called tallow .i found a book called ship modelling simplified by frank mastini ( great book) i recommend it to all, but anyway the colour was white with 2 or three drops of black and 3 or drops of yellow ,i think it turned out great good luck.
  7. Thanks thunder I'll just have to choose by recommendations Cheers
  8. French frigate diana

    Ok thanks mate i may colour mine a yellow ochre or i did find a cream colour which looks pretty close cheers snowy oh and my strips are light ramin .6× 5 mm
  9. Please lets just hope they can make a movie about this.
  10. Hey Collingwood i looked up the billy ruffian. It looks like a grea read . thanks
  11. Thanks all in now for me is a conquest to find out more, especially you allenyed for your unreal transcripts
  12. Mate i have to get this is this a book or just transcripts from the time . Just love this and never knew the depth of this story , the ships and the men or the intensity. Cheers
  13. Allenyed, just an awesome read and to know all those ships i admire are just about all there I'm looking into it right now thanks

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