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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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  1. Hello from London, UK

    Thank you all for the warm welcome! After a little trouble with DPD I've received everything today. My daughter's already had a good look through and pointed out how shiny the "boomers" are. Really pleased with the quality with it all at first glance, and also a little daunted with the size of the blocks! I have no idea how I'm going to thread them! Tonight with a cup of tea I'll settle down and take inventory and rig up some sort of temporary stand. I've seen a lot of people in their logs choose to 'upgrade' parts and fixings to their models. Does anyone have experience with the Cruiser who might suggest some upgrades for down the line? Thanks Richard
  2. Hi all, Very happy to be here amongst this wealth of knowledge. I've spent the last day trawling through build logs and tutorials trying to get an understanding on the basics of model ship building. As today, my first model ship kit arrives. The Caldercraft HMS Cruizer (or Cruiser) and I can't tell you how excited I am to receive it. I've watched this hobby with great interest for a number of years, but never took the plunge due to the percepted level of complexity that comes with building a wooden model ship. I always thought it would be far beyond my skill set and I just wouldn't have the time to stick at it and lead a build to completion. However, I thought sod it and give it a go. Better to try and fail than not try at all right? I'm somewhat experienced with model making and painting. But that usually comes with a strict instructions with little room for creative license. Either way I hope I have the foundations in place to become a competent model ship builder... With all your help of course! I'll start a log in the coming days and no doubt will plea for help along the way. Many thanks Richard.

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