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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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About albergman

  • Birthday 08/06/1938

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    Barrie Ontario Canada
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    Beautiful subject perfectly executed. Well done. Frank
  2. Culé and Chata

    Lovely work!! Beautiful lines and, no doubt, a realistic colour scheme. Great attention to detail too. Frank
  3. DSCI5471.JPG

    Hello Nils I came late to this forum and missed the build of your magnificent model. This is a truly wonderful example of craftsmanship! I can't imagine having the determination and imagination to make so many many items required for such a build. Very impressed Nils ... congratulations. Frank
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    WOW ... what a perfect rendition of a war-weary ship!! Well done. Permit me an observation (not a criticism) maybe it's just the camera ... but the lines around the ship's boats are so brilliantly white! They look out of place on such a weathered vessel. Maybe they just got a new shipment of lines?? Frank
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    Lovely subject!! Wonderful scratch building.
  6. P1010870.JPG

    WOW, one of the most tasteful displays ... NO ... THE most tasteful I've ever seen. Any model would just shine in such an environment. Very cleverly designed and executed and I'm sure many are rushing off to try and emulate it. Frank
  7. King Of The Mississippi

    Nice work there Jimmy. Bet it was a lot of fun to assemble. My brother-in-law has been struggling for several years on (I think) this same kit. I'll have to send this to him for inspiration. Frank
  8. Starboard aft quarter view

    Wonderfully realistic. Lovely detailing. Congratulations!
  9. Fore Deck

    Thanks Julie. That's the ultimate complement a modeller can receive! You actually made me double check to make sure I hadn't posted the wrong picture. Don't know how the labelling got mixed between the foredeck and aft deck shots ... I do know the difference!! (Fixed now). May I congratulate you on your Endeavour which I've been watching silently from a distance. Between yours and Keith's Altair I'd love to have a go at one. Sure hope you finish yours with a natural finish. Frank
  10. Trojan Sport Fisherman

    Totally scratch built model. Hull is shaped from glued/screwed together planks of synthetic wood aka composite decking. Metal handrails all shaped from stainless steel welding rods and threaded through handmade aluminum fittings shaped for 120 or 90 degrees. Smoked glass windows made from 1/8" welders mask material.
  11. C&C 30 32 025.JPG

    Lovely work!! Can I ask whether the hull is hewn from solid material and what you use? She'd be wet to sail!! Frank
  12. Model 001

    Lovely scratch building here. well done. Pity she didn't float well but nice static model.. Frank

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