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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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  1. I drill the holes & make sure the pins will go in,but the yards are not attached until after the masts are stepped & the standing rigging is done. Other people may do it differently,but that works for me. Mark
  2. My pinning doesn`t go all the way through the yard or mast - I drill the holes only half way through each one.That way it`s invisible. Mark
  3. Definitely pin. I use 1mm brass wire - hard enough to hold the yard,but soft enough to straighten out if you bump the yard out of alignment. Mark
  4. I have had one of those Aeropiccola plank benders for many years - it works wonderful. With Aeropiccola long out of business, I don`t know why someone hasn`t copied it. Mark
  5. OcCre kits

    I`m currently working on the Nuestra Senora - the instructions are brief,but adequate to go along with the many color pictures. My biggest issue is the wood - the plywood tends to de-laminate if sanded or filed the wrong direction & most of the plywood is warped to some degree - the deck planking is so bad it is unusable. In spite of that it`s still not a bad kit,just needs a bit of extra work. Don`t know why the plywood is warped - most of the plywood sheets were sealed in shrink wrap,so weather or humidity should not have affected it. Mark
  6. A balmy 15F here this morning. Temps may hit -20F by Sunday & Monday night with highs of -5F.Brrrrrrrrrrr! Mark
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    Thank you very much!
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    Thanks very much Vince! Mark
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    Thanks Mike!
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    Thanks Ken!
  11. Royal William

    This is my build of the HMS Royal William fro the Euromodel kit with a few modifications
  12. Ken3335

    Great job on a difficult kit. Mark
  13. Vallejo makes a line of paint called model air - it`s pre-thinned & can be sprayed without extra thinning. They can also be brushed just as well. They are very high quality paints. Mark
  14. Ageing Decks

    Hi O.C. - what I did on my current build was I soaked the planks in household bleach for about 40 minutes,then rinsed them,then laid them out to dry. They turned a light grey when dry. The planks I used were kit supplied 1mm thick walnut,so I don`t know how that would come out using other types of wood - haven`t tried it on anything other than walnut. It didn`t seem to hurt the wood,either. Mark

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