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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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    Excellent placement of individual shrouds. Tough to do. I applaud you.
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    Did a bit of research on types of rigs. What your model has is the lateen rig. The Marconi rig (still not sure of where the term comes from) is the most typical of modern sailing rigs -- where the triangular sail is secured at its luff (leading edge) to the mast (or to a forestay).
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    I'm not sure either what the "Marconi" rig entails or where the term comes from. I was just curious because whatever its called its an unusual style of rig.
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    Wonderful model and exquisite work. Thanks for sharing it. Question: is this what is known as a 'Marconi' or Lateen rig? It appears all the sails are hung from gaff booms.
  5. A 3/4 finished kit because I chose not to go beyond to the first level of masts. This ship should be thought of as in the process of being rigged. Its obviously not yet ready for sea. The rigging I did do is of my own creation; done solely to allow for some lines to be run and to give it a nautical feel. Reading rigging plans proved too tedius for me and of course without the upper masts and yards there was no way to rig it properly. The fun and beauty of the build (I believe) is in the detail work both on and below deck. Hope you enjoy.
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    Mike,so glad you put this build in a gallery. I hadn't realized before what a great job you'd done.
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    Keith, I thought it was about time to thank you for this great gallery. I'm doing the same kit and your closeups answer so many questions for me that the kit's pictures leave vague. So thanks for taking the time to post these.

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