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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. Denis - just so you know, I find myself continually coming back to look at these pictures as they really show a level of detail just not normally seen on even the most perfectly executed models. So looking forward to being able to access somehow the complete library. Given the state of 3D printing, wouldn't it be nice if one could just hit 'print'....maybe one day
  2. Stumbled across this this morning while doing a general search. It appears that what appear to be PMs appearing in the search results and are fully viewable, I'm assuming to all. This seems to be a privacy concern. Can this be corrected, or does there need to be a disclosure that 'PMs' can possibly be viewed by all members? Or is there some other form of messaging that I don't know about?
  3. Caldercraft 1/72 HMS Victory Plans Lost.

    I would suggest calling Jotika/Caldercraft, if anyone can provide them it would be them and they are typically very helpful.
  4. Visit To England

    There is also RRS Discovery - of Scott and Shackleton fame - in Dundee close to the frigate Unicorn.
  5. Ship paintings

    Really nice Jim, once again I love the atmosphere. Your Borei made me shiver I also didn't get a chance to comment on your minseweepers in the Forth, the skyline looks very familiar - used to spend quite a bit of time running up and down the firth in the more recent (but defunct) River class minesweepers (Spey and Helmsdale) but still have the views of Berwick Law and Bass Rock etched into my brain. Also had the opportunity to live for a time in Seattle in the Pac Northwest - you really captured the spirit of the place which has such beautiful scenery,and yes, you are right to put orca's in as they show themselves not infrequently. (@ Nils if you're reading this, the mountain range in the background are the Cascades, not the Rockies which are further inland)
  6. Just amazing - I think it would have been amusing to not reveal that this was actually a CGI build and see the comments of incredulity on the 'build'.
  7. Ship paintings

    Jim, you have some real talent, I'm not an art critic either to explain why, but your colour balance, cloud and water effects which are notoriously difficult to do well are to my taste, and work especially well in watercolour medium - oh, and the ships look good too!. Would love to see more.
  8. Greg - this is just amazing to see. Will the 'photos' be published in a book, or be viewable on a PC?
  9. Is Crown Timberyard still open for business?

    Hope this is temporary also, I have had nothing but exceptional service from Crown in the past and hope that nothing serious has occurred.
  10. Thankyou! Works on my PC, and yes I found the dustbin, it is so faint that I had not even noticed it despite trying what you described before. Thanks again!
  11. I often find myself in the situation of wanting to exclude a photo from a post once it has been uploaded (for example, after noticing the photos orientation changes and is incorrect). How can the pictures be deleted/removed so they don't appear as phantom images at the bottom of the post. They keep reappearing even if the photo is deleted from the post section, and there seems to be no way to remove from the 'uploaded images' section.
  12. I'd suggest checking out the Soleil Royal build logs, there is extensive discussion on this in many of them.
  13. 1814: British vs French Frigates!

    You need to define 'best'...the criteria for which will vary significantly given that every aspect of ship design is a trade off and ever country had different design priorities - e.g. Cruising endurance, cost, manning requirement, firepower, speed, stability, strength, longevity....etc etc etc
  14. Thanks Greg, you answered my question, just not the answer I was hoping for Can fully appreciate the work that would go into such an undertaking. Hope you have a great session.
  15. I know this is not really the goal of these workshops, but I wonder if there has ever been thought to selling parts and materials separate from the workshop, and perhaps materials that would allow someone not able to attend to get at least some of the benefit of the wonderful prep that goes into these. I would so LOVE to be able to attend once of these but just don't see it happening anytime soon unfortunately.

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