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      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 S.Coleman

  • Birthday 08/14/1987

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    Perth Western Australia
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    Anything to do with wood working. Hanging out with friends, Reading books.

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  1. Hello all

    Welcome from Western Australia. You will find boat loads of info for your victory on here should you need it. Best of luck.
  2. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Well. We moved house over Christmas so was extreamly busy holidays. But at least I get a full room that is allowed to be a model/ hobby room. So have been putting in new desk and setting it up. Hopefuly I will have a new build log up and running soon.
  3. Ahuh. I was getting worried for abit. Know that it was scheduled. It's all good cheers
  4. I baaaack!

    They do have hard to understand written instructions sometimes. I use Google Translator for the list parts and that gives me a bit of an idea.
  5. Just like in school!

    Ahhhh the Mamoli Victory. Could be a handful, Mamoli is my prefered kit manufacturer and they do some clear plans but maby a smaller ship with a bluff bow. Like the Beagle , Endevour or the Bounty even. They are 3 masted Smaller ships that should be ideal with a fair bit of rigging to go with them. Best of luck.
  6. Latest pieces off my drawing board

    Those look brilliant. Very clean neat and tidy. Good job.
  7. Red paddles with white tips or a single white stripe could be a possibility.
  8. It would be interesting how accurate these were for setting correct height etc. Probably wouldn't rely too much on them.
  9. Q ship Hunter.

    Also from by georgous partner got me this kit for my birthday.This will be the next build once I finally finish the Friesland. Another build log will be up for this little ship.
  10. Old English Carronade.

    Hey guys. My partners parents had got me this old kit for my Birthday. And a date says 1972. It is 1:17 scale and all is there including plans and all in good condition. The barrel is of heavy turned brass in 3 sections Anyone out there know a value of a kit like this for this age? If any value at all. Cheers in advance.
  11. They look good. What scale can you get these down too?
  12. Hey all. While on a Vist to the replica HMS Amity in Albany, Southwest Australia I found a gun on display next to the ship. As normal I pawed my way all over it and found some measure markings on the rear of the gun. These were indented on the side. Is this for elevation adjustments or are these for some other purpose. I have not seen these markings before
  13. DSCN0960

    Wow!! Great job. I love the furniture installed on her. Looks real great. Thumbs up!
  14. IMG 2382

    I'm building a paddle wheel model at the moment. This model looks great.it lots of detail, well done

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