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      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.


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  • Birthday 03/19/1979

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    Marlton, Nj
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    Rc Planes, hiking, Home Improvement Projects and of course, model ship building

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  1. When the RMS Olympic - sister to the Titanic - homing in on its radio beacon in dense fog, rammed the Nantucket Lightship 117.
  2. Yeah Bill, What's up with that!? Joshua
  3. Oh Cathead - I think you were excited to participate from the beginning Thanks for posting!
  4. Wayne, you look ready for some serious hiking! Thanks for participating! Joshua
  5. Nice to meet ya Grant! Thanks for participating! The Flying Machine looks like an interesting project! Joshua
  6. Cathead, No judgement rendered - just seeing who I can convince to become a real person for a time. I've been kind of striving to get to know certain people on here well enough to consider potentially becoming friends outside of this online space as finding people in my local life to have an active chat about this hobby is difficult sometimes. I know there are various levels of comfort in regards to that and respect their boundaries. All the best! Joshua
  7. Chris, Awesome! Thank you for participating! Joshua
  8. Today, I realized today how much I enjoy seeing other people's real faces on here as part of getting to know someone on here. I'd like to request everyone to consider the Month of March a month of ship modeling fellowship and for you to, at least temporarily, replace your profile picture with your real photo. I already changed mine and am looking forward to meeting some of you face to face! Joshua
  9. Hello!

    Andrew, I'm no moderator, I'm sure they'll have some guidance. Personally I think the second title provides the most value since it helps us understand that the kit from BlueJacket is really the Samuel B. Roberts. Maybe after the "1/192" - you can add "Kit Bash". Joshua
  10. Hello!

    Welcome aboard Andrew! You can find the link to my PdN build log in my signature. Looking forward to seeing your build logs! Joshua
  11. What have you received today?

    I'll have to see if I can make it... I'd like to.
  12. Thanks Ace! I'm no interior decorator and the color choosing is the bane of these projects for me, so I think it turned out better than I expected. I wasn't afraid to use a broad board for the frame since the picture is so large. Thanks for stopping in! Joshua
  13. What have you received today?

    So Ken, what does one have to do to get an autographed copy?? Congrats on the book, can't wait to order my copy!
  14. Some progress here with finishing the wall paneling and the overall framing. My plan is to add shelving on both sides to accommodate models and books.. wondering if that's going to make it too busy? It looks so good as it stands, don't want to over do it. Planning on making the shelving out of 5/4" thick select pine stained similar to the wall paneling. I plan to experiment with lighting. I'm definitely using those deck lamps but I need to see how much light they throw once I build them. More to come. Joshua
  15. I'd like to know where you can even find Holly hobby wood now? Anyone have suggestions?

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