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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. Is this a MSW banned kit?

    Chuck, THANKS, I was thinking as much but wanted to be sure - now I am - Will absolutely not go forward with this. Appreciate your time in responding, and I just removed the link to their site from my post above. Sincerely,
  2. Chuck, Awesome the Admiral and I so loved Rome !!! Great - thanks for remembering
  3. I was thinking of putting this one on my shipyard door. I don't see this particular company on the banned list. I absolutely do not want to buy suspect product. Any help will be appreciated. I do like the concept - I just removed the link after Chuck's responce to my questtion Regards,
  4. Denis, Thanks for the head's up for E&T's build log - brilliant work. I had no idea about the poss. OcCre theft of his research - SO glad that he resolved all the issues to his complete satisfaction. Re: GØT actors - Nice had not thought about this. Yes also looking forward to 019 -inhaled all 5 books Martin is such a great writer whose words just flow off of the pages.
  5. RE; HMS Terror

    OcCre will release this new kit http://buildingterror.blogspot.com/2018/04/building-your-own-hms-terror.html direct to OcCre website; http://www.occre.com/hms-terror.html
  6. Update on Santisima cross-section; Added ballast rocks, will add lighting, then work on next deck - intend on leaving out many planks.
  7. Mark: Thanks I have indeed tried looking through all of those vender's sites. No luck beyond stern lamps Michiel: Thanks as well. Yes indeed 3D printing will become a very big part of ship modeling. The improvements are spectacular. I have seen stern ship sections that were rendered using 3D printing. Regarding my small needs, apart from creating a 3d file that is beyond my skills, I will try to fashion these lanterns as you did. I already have some ideas in mind. Waiting for the lights to arrive first. Thanks mates for your advice.... Regards,
  8. I may just play round and try Again Thanks indeed.
  9. Michiel, Brilliant work indeed. Hmmm my skills are not there. Thanks for your kind responses. Cheers,
  10. Thank you Michiel, I was not clear - I have a sources for the lights. You last link also look perfect. I was asking about the covers around the lights (;-) that you used. Those are so perfect. Regards,
  11. Michiel. Hello - I plan to add lights to my current build (first time for this). Saw the great work that you have done in this old posting. I now need to look for the light covers like the ones from your post. If you read this would you remember where you got these? I have looked online but can't seem to find anything at all. Thanks in advance.
  12. Hi Mates, I was lucky enough to visit the Vasa Museum for a second time. First visit was in the mid 90s. Just returned home a few days ago. They have added a keel level area where visitors can now walk around the entire ship at its base. The long boat is also “right there”. Here are some photos of displays (sone new) as opposed to adding to the hundreds of thousand photos of the Vasa that you have all seen. I met Dr. Fred Hocker, and had a wonderful conversation with him. He was also kind enough to also take me into the research areas not open to the general public. They are still analyzing many thousands of objects that were strewn around and within the ship. The wreck area is also still being studied. It is believed that a few cannons are also yet to be found. The last photo is from the Stockholm Maritime Museum – Enjoy the photos….
  13. Mike, Again thank for the updates fascinating indeed. Mark - YES I along with prob many of us have had your exact thoughts - Must have been so labor, muscle, time, climate intense work - I still find it hard to fathom how these ships could have actually been built - some with amazing artistic details as well. This sort of reminds me, by comparison, of other amazing, even much earlier - 10th-15th century cathedrals. Ken Follett's book Pillars of the earth has been one of my all-time favorite reads (building a cathedral in the mid 12th century). PS:Do not watch the mini-series - destroyed the book (;-(((( wen't a bit off topic apologies....... Cheers,

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