Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • Dubz

      Hello fellow modellers   02/04/2018

      We would like to present on our Facebook page more regularly pictures of your work. If you would like to participate, and we would appreciate that as we wanna promote the forum this way, please visit https://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/17711-your-images-for-our-facebook-page/

    • 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.


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited


About Mirabell61

  • Birthday 10/14/1947

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Glinde, state Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  • Interests
    sailing ship and steamship model building

Recent Profile Visitors

5,358 profile views
  1. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    Wonderful WW1 aircraft Mike Congrats, well done ! Nils
  2. EE1C401D-77CC-4D4D-B849-FF509459AC4B.jpeg

    very nice introducing explaination Javier, your two boats are looking top.... Nils
  3. Caïque de l’Etretat

    Beautiful work Javier, I love those working boats.... Nils
  4. Billing Boats T78 Norden - By Popeye the Sailor

    Wow ! thats a fantastic work boat, well done Denis !! Nils
  5. Your Thumb is a good comparison for this small scale Patrick.... Nils
  6. Shadow (Mega Yacht)

    Congratulations Patrick, an oustanding build, fantastic performance throughout... Nils
  7. Hello Barbara and dad, welcome to the forum and enjoy your stay. That is a very interesting introduction you have given and I wish you and your dad all the best with this great hobby. Telling by the pics of the Victory model you have a very skilled and talented and experienced father. It is a pleasure to see you in his footsteps, looking forward for more to come... Nils
  8. Continental Sloop Providence

    Lovely model SOS, I love it, that you equiped a period crew, thats the way I like model ships coming to life.... Nils
  9. Sandbagger. Scale 1:112

    Hi Javier, an excellent model of a sandbagger, especially in this small scale, love it, and thanks for your interesting lines of introduction to this boat type... Nils
  10. USS SANTA FE Bottle in a Ship

    Right there Torpedochief, it muss`nt always be a ship in the bottle, now its the other way around, Thanks for sharing Nils
  11. Hello from spain to everybody

    Welcome Javier, and enjoy your stay with MSW, Your model is looking excellent NIls
  12. Ship paintings

    wonderful Jim, the stranded 4-mast barque looks very real ! Nils
  13. Saint Columba’s curragh

    Nice built boat Jnorton, I like your introductional description..... Nils
  14. Ship paintings

    beautiful themes Jim, they look very realistic.... Nils
  15. Thanks Kevin, for sharing that steamed plank bending... Nils

About us

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research

SSL Secured

Your security is important for us so this Website is SSL-Secured

NRG Mailing Address

Nautical Research Guild
237 South Lincoln Street
Westmont IL, 60559-1917

About the NRG

If you enjoy building ship models that are historically accurate as well as beautiful, then The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) is just right for you.

The Guild is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to provide support to our members in their efforts to raise the quality of their model shipcraft.

The Nautical Research Guild puts on ship modeling seminars, yearly conferences, and juried competitions. We publish books on ship modeling techniques as well as our world-renowned quarterly magazine, The Nautical Research Journal, whose pages are full of articles by master ship modelers who show you how they build those exquisite details on their models, and by maritime historians who show you what details to build.


Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research