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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. fullsizeoutput_11ac.jpeg

    Beautiful and faithful representation of a beautiful subject!!
  2. Hi Pavel, being the dilettante box collector, I have a few of the BB kits, and without exception, they all have a printed deck supplied with them but since the Cutty is not among them I did a google image search and it seems that pretty much holds true in that case also. Did you purchase the kit new, or was it used - it may be missing parts in either case, and another possible answer may be the age of the kit - many of the mfr's change contents here and there for various reasons at times, although I haven't seen much evidence of that in Billing's case. IMO Wefalck's ideas are on the money if you can't get the printed ones from BB, in any case I sure would enjoy watching you build this baby! Steve M BTW - the picture you have posted shows the parts you should have, and the link below shows an actual photo of the parts that should have been in the box.. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/billing-boats-denmark-ref-nr564-cutty-244702677
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    So much fantastic work in such little time - you deserve a break! Thanks so much for sharing this journey, Ken.....
  4. Sovereign of the Seas

    I'll second that!! Beautiful job and SO much work represented there!
  5. So sorry to hear that 'D' - that's extremely frustrating that you've lost all that work, not to mention your home, but glad to hear that you're OK between the finances and the insurance. I've been keeping in touch with my brother who lives in semi-rural Nipomo near Santa Rosa - he had cleared all the brush off his land just in case, but the fires didn't get there...best wishes....Steve M
  6. Buffalo Bill's Stagecoach.

    Fantastic work - as ragove said, I kept checking the table there, 'cause I thought it was real, too - the wood has just the right tone to it, and the lettering to the sign is just right in form and shade...thanks for sharing this!! Steve M
  7. Me three!! I hope you get a taker or two, that sounds like a real chance to get together with some like minded friends - too bad I'm so far away (15 hrs by car!) and the plane would cost as much or more than the kit.......anyway, I know you and whoever goes will have a good time! Steve
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    Great job, Tom!
  9. IMG_4779.JPG

    Just awesome! Shows what can be done with these kits - thanks for sharing the building of them, too!! Steve M
  10. Ictineo II - longitudinal cut

    Fantastic work! I've always admired the kit, but never seen a build before - I'm sure you've improved it immensely, lot of work involved with an outstanding result!!
  11. AFLOAT!!

    This is awesome!
  12. NT129

    I agree, Al, this is a well-designed work of art!
  13. 5.jpg

    RGL, I've been following your build log of this off and on, and all I can say is Wonderful Work! Truly outstanding attention to detail and your weathering is second to none - I also enjoyed your Dreadnought and Artwox Varyag builds - thank you for sharing, Steve M
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    Absolutely awesome!! That sure represents a LOT of excellent work!! I especially like the round mast top, so cleanly executed, and the spritsail topmast.....Steve M
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    Just WOW! Perfect amount of weathering!

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