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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)

      THE RULES

       

      *“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. Although this is voluntary, I use some resources of the website, and the donation of 20-30 dollars is a small sum. I tried to register and learn to use paypal, and I decided that I would complete a donation this year.
  2. making full size yachts! good idea!I have visited a Chinese small dockyard who build small wooden ship,and some small dockyard(or workshop) in Europe can been found out on Internet. They bend plank after heating them with steam,and some metal jigs are used.A large CNC milling machine can process such a large size of plank, a friend of mine who has a furniture factory use this kind of machine.I think these machines can fully meet your idea. I think the cost of processing wooden planks may be about the same as that of making furniture.I don't know the cost of processing in the European and American countries. In China, it is very cheap. The processing of large quantities will even be as low as 1.5 US dollars per hour. The price of the machine is from about 4000 (3 axis) to $100000(5 axis).
  3. Yes,It's flat on the bed of the cnc but the strake is curved,so it needs double sides milling. I have some strange and eccentric ideas - but my behavior is normal, for example, in the Chinese forum, when I propose to use CNC to produce an independent figure-head - without any support or "bridge", many members were opposed or thought it's impossible, but I did it by the same machine without any "bridge". Many people question that the plank was so thin that it is impossible to be machined by CNC. But they ignore that i can use a support, the rough stock of strake can be fixed on the surface of a support, then processed it and installed it to the hull? The frames produced by CNC will be very accurate, and the deviation may be within 0.1 or 0.2mm.-But this is not the traditional method of making ship models, there may be a lot of opposition.
  4. And my fancy is to planking on a substitute of hull (NC machining), and then transfer it to the actual hull, but strake was processed directly by CNC-I have done the experiment in this step.
  5. Hello Williamo I have seen AlexBaranov made shipmodel by this way(Or close to your idea).You can search the keywords "cumberland"/"hms cumberland", he introduced the method in his buildlog.
  6. Hi nick He didn't sell products on eBay yet, and he can't speak English. He said he had exported a number of machines through the agent,he can not provide after-sales service to customers.A cast steel engraving machine with a weight of more than 120kg. Secondly, Machines with electric motors are difficult to express or send by mail. (customs formalities are very tedious),perhaps the European voltage is 110V, but 220V in china ...so I suggest you buy it locally. Even if I send you the Chinese website of their company, Chinese is also an obstacle to you. I suggest that you'd better buy a cast steel engraving machine. Secondly, I suggest you buy 4 axis engraving machine. The 4 axis engraving machine can make almost all of the shipmodel parts, even the metal cannon with relief (except for sails).
  7. Hi Denis Your idea is super cool-wondful. I remember that a member used to use a game engine to make a ship model before, but the effect was not very good at that time. Today, UE4 has an amazing real time effect. It can achieve the effect you imagine.And the software is free (last year). I wanted to do it at first, but I had a crush on CNC, I want to get the true model, so I "over the wall" From the affirmation and expectation of so many members to your work,nice work you have done!
  8. Nice work Greg,and it is a good idea to separate the design of the ship model from the rendering.As you have such a detailed 3D model, the file will be very large in the end, I estimate at least 1G, unless the model is optimized. Simplify the model and restore the details with a normal map(use alfa map),this is a common technique at present. But it takes a lot of time(to do it ), and maybe it's another choice to improve the performance of the computer. In any case, this will be a grand project. CAD and virtual simulation intervention ship model making, as well as more applications of CNC, may be used by more and more people in model making -- just like many power tools used to replace some manual works.
  9. I use 4 Axis carving machine,3040-Actual processing area 26x36cm. It's my carving machine,the product is being processed and has not been cleaned yet. It doesn't include computer and any software, costs me about $1200 ,equivalent to 8000RMB. This is made by my friend's factory.It is made of cast steel and can engrave the metal and stone such as jade and copper. The precision is +-0.02mm,1500w,water-cooling. He also has a 6090 machine, the table is aluminum alloy. The price of 3 axis's is 7000RMB this year(excluding computers and software),about $1000.
  10. I want to add that, when you have mastered the 3 axis NC machining, you will look forward to 4 axis engraving machine, but once you have 4 axis engraving machine, it is eager to 5 axis engraving machine (like me), but the mother-board of 3 axis and 4 axis /5 axis is not the same and as far as I know, there is no way to upgrade-You have to replace a lot of parts, and it will cost you a lot of money(to upgrade 3 axis to 4 axis ) , but the 5 axis engraving machine is very expensive, and the CNC program of 5 axis is very difficult, so, I suggest you buy 4 axis engraving machine, because the 4 axis engraving machine basically can make all KITs of the ship model.
  11. Hi pompey2 I saw your picture of engraving machine. The drawback of this engraving machine is that the less rigidity. When the carving is deep relief or cutting, the vibration of the machine will affect the accuracy. I suggest that you choose the carving machine made by steel casting, the machining precision will be higher and more durable. It's just a little more expensive (if in China). But if you use a laser as Z axis, it would be better to use an aluminum alloy machine. If you need to make 2D or 3D sculpture, I suggest you choose a 4 - axis engraving machine. The 4 - axis engraving machine can make a perfect relief (sculpture) and figurehead. If there is a chance, I will do a demonstration for you(There are great differences between the 3 and the 4 axes engraving machine in making relief-excluding the figurehead).The sculpture made by 3 - axis engraving machine, the side will be stretched. If you are very interested in that machine, ask them to carve a sample for you.
  12. Hi.

    You posted some inteesting junk drawings.

    https://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/16755-plan-requested-to-purchase-for-hainan-type-chinese-junk/&tab=comments#comment-518910

    Would you mind sharing the link with me.

    Regards Antony.

    1. hjx

      hjx

      Hi.

      If the website is the one prohibit by chunk,i'm sorry that i can't publish or disseminate it in the forum.Another site, which contains many Chinese ship drawings, has been closed.

       

      If you need some drawings for research purposes, I can consider looking for it for you.

       

      It may be different from what you think. It's so rare that the ship model drawings drawn by Chinese . Instead, the European ship model company has developed a lot of Juncke drawings.

       

      HJX

    2. AntonyUK

      AntonyUK

      Hi.

      Thank you for the reply.

      NP I understand.

      Antony

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