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      Hello fellow modellers   02/04/2018

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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. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    control yourself man , your from scotland ?????
  2. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    love it , grats mate
  3. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    I,m just dissapointed u didn,t get it built any quicker !!!!! I,m still fafhing about tryng to cut the hull for a Triton and it,s only the section ??? great work Mike ,i think u made the right decision to half cover it, it certainly makes it interesting . i,m glad u did the log and think my next build will probably be a plane . Which begs the question what,s your next build . ship in a bottle maybe ??? Boyd.
  4. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    Love it , definately on my to do list !!!!!!
  5. Hello from Belgium

    Welcome Marijn ,, brilliant work !!!1 Your pics take me back many years when Verlindin ," not sure now of the spelling " catalogs showing great figures and dioaramas where a must buy .. Although i have now moved to wood builds i can appreciate the skill and work u have put into your projects ,, I look forward to your log and although my knowledge is very limited there are many here who will be very helpfull in your research . Boyd
  6. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    lookin great , is it covered with something like tissue paper and dope like the old balsa models ????
  7. Your Images for our Facebook Page :-)

    Here are a few of a heavily bashed , Billings Victory ,, shortened version , u have my permission to use all or any on facebook
  8. Hi there,

    just tidying up admin now not sat at work.


    updated profile, answered most replies to my post/s, house admin etc etc.


    Thought I would reply to the ones kind enough to welcome me aboard the site.


    Cheers for the 

  9. A new Canadian Member

    Welcome Mike , u just joined a agreat forum ,, Have fun . Boyd,
  10. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    sry for causing indecision Mike , but i did start with " my opinion " your the captain, or should i say pilot ??
  11. New here, new to ship models.

    Welcome to the forum Larry , i think like u most of us have returned to a childhood hobby after life got in the way . If u intend to add to the kit there are some great build logs on here that should be helpfull,, Have fun !!! Boyd
  12. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    my opinion -- it would be a shame to cover all that work !!!!!!
  13. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    on the real thing would all that riggin have been wire ??? was thinking about fishing line as a sub !!
  14. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    Now i am impressed and a bit put off by all that rigging , didn,t think there would be that much in a plane , i live and learn .. thats the benefit of build logs ,they let u see what you are in for . Boyd
  15. Fokker Dr 1 by Mike Dowling

    To be honest i wouldn,t worry about having moving parts ,as u say who will move them anyway ? i would be more concerned about the finished look . problem with moving parts is people are inclined to move them and usually break them !!!!

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