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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

      4 – CDs or 1 Flash Drive            ($150 value)

      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. How to handle fresh wood?

    Thanks Jaager for these helpfull informations. The walnut seems to be juglas regia or Persian/English Walnut. If I understood right I should so peel the wood and let it dry. So only AFTER that several years of drying I should saw it in billets, shouldn't I?
  2. How to handle fresh wood?

    On Tuesday we had a big storm in Germany in y neighbourhood a walnuttree was knocked down - today I can get some wood for helping to saw. So I'm going to help. For the work I'll be able to pick some of the wood. Due to the price of wood the do want to get for sawed wood in the internet I'm willing to invest a bit of time and sweat. But my question is how to handle the wood. I know it must lager for a timeof about two years to get dry. So that I can't use the wood imediatly. So I have to peel off the bark? Or shall I try to cut the branch in to quater or eightedge bar. They will be around 5-20cm / 2-9' diameter abd 30-50cm / 12'' - 18'' long. With a bit of good luck I'll get a bit thicker parts. I have only got a little table saw by Proxxon and an old scroll saw to cut. Hope you don't say after all this work: “Sorry fot you but just walnut has the wrong grain for 1/64 shipbuilding.“ Thanks for your intrest und help.
  3. Little paper builder

    David, there is a lot of trouble in the manual - and for me in the inaccuraty of the kit . If you look like me from the historical point of view. The kit is easied ue to the lasercut parts. but there must be done a lot additivly ifst you want to, build a fine model. I've had got thr idea to copy all, the sheets in colour on cardboard. I ave to admit it isn't the cheap way but I habe got some rescue parts. I don't no if I'll scuttle the kit in my first trial - but as the Northgermans use to say: “Do not load everything on one ship.“ Here zhe pice of woor making the big difference between tje kit and the much more sophisticated Ancre plans: - in the top iew it's N°4 - in the enlarged detaildrawing it is E - the frontview doesn't tell us a name But in the frontview you see it isn't square and in the, other two drawings you find further information - does anybody know it's name?
  4. Little paper builder

    Thanks to all of you for the warm welcome. I'll start the kit building log when I did some more progress.
  5. Little paper builder

    Hello from Germany, as a changing from the more and more expensive plasic modelbuilding swinging towards pure chequebook modeling I decided to build no more tanks and airplanes and figured out sailing ships seem to be, an intresting field of hobby and history. So I bought on the one hand the Shipyard plan of Le Coureur scaled to 1/96, added the Peterson Rigging book and ordered the navy museum's friends plan from Paris and on thevother hand the Ancre version drawn by Jean Boudriot. And the Mondfeld's book of model ship building. So researche and buildung are starting to go hand in hand both starts make fun. Here the sideview of the Le Coureur to give you a first impression of my little paper ship project by, showing bouth plans. The Shipyard plan is based on the Paris museum plan set. (The plan with the little scalebar wearing figure is the Boudriot plan.) As the deck of the kit is very empty and the ancre plan shows a plenty of superstructure to be added I'll try to boost the kit by adding details from the Ancre plan onto (into?) the Shipyard kit. One of the most importand duffrences is the spill - the Shipyard deck has a withe dot for a, standing spill, Jean Boudriot shows a lying one - detail with the letter H. When I'm right I'll have to change the hole deck. Best wishes, Heinrich

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