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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

      4 – CDs or 1 Flash Drive            ($150 value)

      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. The treenail colour also matters a lot. Real treenails are basically invisible, you need go come very close to see them (except iron bolts). Model ones are mostly an aesthetics choice, where colour contrast affects visual size much more than the diameter. It would be wise to make a large enough test piece, using the same wood and plank size as on a real model, and then experiment with various woods and sizes. Always put the finish on, since it changes the treenail colour a lot (absorbing into endgrain differently than into the plank). if you add various finishes in the mix - the number of test boards might increase
  2. And once again, maybe it worth trying to set up a Patreon page for MSW, as an additional way to fund it? So people can up a monthly contribution that would be fully automatic. The setup is very flexible, typically creators or websites set up different tiers (basic supporter / silver / gold / whatever). The fee is around 5% plus some payment system fee, but it seems to be pretty successful. Example - the man who rebuilds an old, but nicely built wooden yacht: https://www.patreon.com/sampsonboatco/overview He has a per-video payout. Another example is a monthly support: https://www.patreon.com/clickspring/overview This might be more effective than a semi-yearly "fundrising drive", and both could be used in parallel. Maybe worth trying? What is the downside?
  3. Sent! MSW is the only way to share the progress with other like-minded people, so it is critical to keep it well fed! Let's all jump in and bump this pesky progressbar up to at least 70%!
  4. Rudder: Updates from the model: The launch is coming soon (end of May), so there are some retrospective photos being posted to the official group:
  5. Visit To England

    From what I heard, there are not so many models on display in Britain anymore If you want to see a lot of nice models (including British ones) - you might want to consider going to the maritime museum in Hamburg, Germany. It is a fantastic collection, all on display! The best I saw so far. Can compete only with a museum in Paris, which is currently closed for renovation. And Hamburg is not so far away from UK, especially on US scale Sorry for suggesting a non-UK location in the topic that clearly states "England", could not resist!
  6. At first I thought that this guy is just crazy, but after following a dozen of his Tally Ho videos I see that he is just a really dedicated hard working person. Really impressive!
  7. Hej Jörgen, Actually never heard about Biltema's one. Checked their website, it looks like one of those OEM saws that are sold under a dozen different brands. Unsure about the quality and haven't saw it in person. And for the price of 3200 kr there are plenty of better options, for sure! Especially considering shipping from Germany. No problem with cutting planking, though I would not trust it to cut super straight lines. It would be similar to cutting planks with a scroll saw, just faster. Andi, thanks for the info! Hope that Proxxon will work just fine for you.
  8. Impressive amount of details in that document! Looking forward to see some build logs based on it
  9. They probably use some kind of template as well... Just guessing, I do not have any real information.
  10. Your Images for our Facebook Page :-)

    Do not have anything worthy, but if you would like to use any of my photos - please go ahead, with watermarks or without, I trust you guys Makes me think about finishing the display case soon and finally getting back to the model!
  11. Yes, exactly. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shtandart_(frigate,_1999)#Bureaucratic_challenges The guide from Poltava said that lots of enthusiasts that were building Shtandart - are also participating in Poltava. The plan was to draft a new set of rules and force the regulator to accept them (because Gazprom), allowing Shtandart to return, becoming legal under the new set of rules. Hope that will work out.
  12. And there is also a handy app that helps to reduce errors when converting back and forth: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/model-scaler/id528641484?mt=8
  13. An important milestone - the ship got an approval from the Naval Register (the regulator that previously banned another replica from russian waters on a ground of being wooden, hence a fire hazard).
  14. Sidenote: Sherline is available in EU, and last time I checked - the prices were very reasonable, not far off from the US prices: http://sherline.com/sherline-worldwide-dealers/

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