Hello fellow modellers 02/04/2018
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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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I would like to ask the community which model company puts out the best kit. I realize I will probably get several different answers to this question, but by asking everyone which one they feel is the best, one or two names should go to the top of the list. Your input will be appreciated. I have read some really bad reviews on some of the foreign made kits. It has been years since I built my last model ship so I am no longer in the know. I am retired now and have set up a shop just for model ship building. The only thing left is to order my kit. Thank you all in advance for your answers. Bandue
This has been bugging me for a while, and I think I am not alone. Many of us has two or more kits waiting in wings. One thing I am concerned over is the waiting time for the keel and bulkheads to be assembled and start warping in our boxes. Would it be bad to have them assembled with supporting strings to keep everything aligned until it's time to continue the build? I hate to see good kits going warped (bad) even before started. Background to this question is that a while back I went through my upcoming build of MS Bluenose, noticing the laser cut piece for the keel was badly warped, I now have a new straight one in the box but don't want to bother ME again with new parts. Any inputs in this matter are valuable. Thank you
chefarg posted a topic in Wood ship model kitsI am interested in building a model of a Skipjack oyster boat. How does the Midwest Products kit compare with the Model Shipways Kit No. MS2032 in terms of completeness, quality of components and instructions, etc.? Are there "better" kits available than these two? While I am new to wood ship model building, I plan to build 1 or 2 simple wood models before tackling the Skipjack, so building skill should not be a problem. Thanks, in advance, for your help with this. Tony
There is never a lack of suggestions for new kits. The key point is to try and make kits that people want. The thread on MSW about kits you wished were made was helpful, but kind of all over the place. We have put together a list of potential kits we think might be interesting. So fill out the survey and send it to us by whichever means you like! 2014 Survey.pdf