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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. Culé and Chata

    Wow!! that is absolutely beautiful!! the modeling is masterful and the painting is a treat to behold!
  2. Your favorite saying

    Always remember to keep the main thing main
  3. Newbie in Atlanta GA

    oh my gosh Robert, that submarine is absolutely awesome!!!
  4. Deck from starboard

    It's perfection John!
  5. What have you received today?

    Hi George, I'd be interested to hear how you make out learning to use the ropewalk.
  6. IMG 7313

    gorgeous work!! congrats
  7. What have you received today?

    Mario, the shop is looking good! I am looking forward to your next build!!
  8. Thanks for the photos Jan! you've given me some good ideas. I really like the glass top.
  9. DSCN1533

    the sails are perfection!
  10. Jan-Willem, thanks, I will be looking forward to them!
  11. 7 Provinces, Please please pictures!!! , this sounds like the perfect modeling table! I would love to see a photo tour of this bench you have built.
  12. Carmenia scale 1/20

    what a beautiful model!
  13. march 12 041

    great weathering! It looks perfect!
  14. Marcus, thank you so much for posting these great photos!!! I loved them, what a treat to be able to see some of what is in these museums! thanks again john
  15. great looking boat you have chosen Bob, I think it's a great idea definitely go for it.
  16. Constructo's Pilar

    Pilar is a great looking boat, are you going to go with black for the hull? I think I would. anyway, good luck with your build, I will be watching
  17. Mayflower - full size replica

    very cool, thanks for posting this link!
  18. What have you received today?

    Hi Dave, I would be very interested to hear what you think about "The Sloop of War"
  19. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Tom, your Model T is just beautiful! Wish you could do a build log on it. Thanks for posting your photos.
  20. Questions about Magellan era Portuguese Carrack

    Hi Buck, just found your build log today and I look forward to you build of this interesting ship, just love this era!
  21. Nautical History Podcast

    Sounds really interesting, thanks for posting the link!
  22. Hi all, I am building a model of the Mary Rose and am wondering if this book would be of use to me in making the model. The book is: Before the Mast: Life and Death Aboard the Mary Rose (The Archaeology of the Mary Rose) by Julie Gardiner Has anyone looked through this book? thanks! john
  23. thanks Geoff, I got that one just recently, you are right it's really good book.
  24. thanks Randy, it really does sound like a fascinating book, I am planning to do as much internal detail as I have data for and was hoping that book might help me make any interior scenes more accurate. Let me know what you think of the book when you get it. I have to wait at least until next months allowance rolls around before I can order it. Mark, I am planning to do a build log. glad to hear you are retired now! congrats I still have to get up there to visit you when we go to our daughters house in Iowa, maybe I can bring my Mary Rose with me. thanks, john
  25. thanks for the input wq! I am working on a scratch build of Mary Rose, couldn't afford the kit. It's a very interesting ship to model. Chidokan, on the forum is building a cross section, mine will be whole hull. Why not get the kit and join us. john

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