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Before you post your build log please read this - Starting and naming your build log

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PLEASE NOTE.....Build logs are to be light hearted places for members to discuss the building of their model. It is NOT the place for senseless chatter and conversation. Please DO NOT post nonsense in another persons log. They might be nice and not say anything to you but that doesnt mean you can hi-jack their build logs. It makes reading through the logs a horrible experience for 99% of our members. KEEP THE NONSENSE CHATTER AND SNARKY HUMOR OUT OF THE LOGS AND KEEP THEM ON TOPIC....all people who dont comply will be warned...and all non relevant content will be deleted.

This area is intended for your build logs of any KITS you are working on, whether they are Wood, Plastic, Card, or RC kits. This is the place where you can document your step-by-step progress. Post images of your work and share your techniques and ideas with your fellow Model Ship World members. Do not post only photos of your completed model. Those should go into our "COMPLETED" model gallery where you should set up an album.

How to set up your log?

Create a new topic in "Build Logs for Ship Model Kits" for each individual kit you are working on. As you make more progress on it, reply within that topic to post updates on it.
Please keep all such posts on topic with regard to the kit log you are working on.

How to Name your build log?

We have a "Build Log Naming Convention" to enable the Search Engine to sort them Alphabetically by "Ship's Name" and/or "Builder's Name".

We urge you to follow the guidelines below to make this work properly. If you don't, a Moderator will do it for you anyway - so you may as well get it right first time and save us the trouble.

To Edit your Build Log Title - simply go to the FIRST post of your Build Log and click on the Edit button in the bottom-right corner. The Title Box is at the top in the Edit Box.

This is how your Build Log Title must be set up for Static Wooden Ship Kits :

HMS Victory by Fred Bloggs - Caldercraft - Scale 1:75 - 1805 as she appeared after Trafalgar - First wooden ship build

The first section in RED is MANDATORY and must be done EXACTLY as shown to enable correct Sorting by the Search facility. Use your Username exactly as it is registered.  Note there are SPACES either side of the dash following your Username. 

DO NOT Re-Title your build log if it has been done by a Moderator!

The second section in BLUE is the Kit Manufacturer and is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to be added so others building the same Kit can find it more easily.

The third section in GREEN is OPTIONAL - you may add any further information you like. There is a much larger Character Limit than previously - 150 characters compared to the old one of about 40.

NOTE - DO NOT add "Static" to the start of the Title - the only models that AREN'T Static are Radio Controlled and have their own way of showing it (see below). You also DO NOT need to add the word "Wood" to a build log title - most of the models here are wood and it's more or less the default medium. Only NON-WOOD media should be identified.

(Note that the colors above are only for this demonstration - you can't Format a Title like you can with other Text)

For Kits other than Wooden Ships the following (in PURPLE) will need to be added :

USS New Jersey by giblets - Tamiya - PLASTIC - Superdetailed with PE
HMAS Sydney by ship ahoy - LMS Models - 1: 100 - CARD 

Vosper PT Boat by whereami - Hasegawa - RADIO - A nice kit to build

 

There are also a few Special Categories, namely "Small Craft", "Ships in Bottles", "Restorations" and "Cross-Sections, Guns and Dioramas".  These are identified the following way :

 

Small Craft - SMALL        "Small" means the TYPE of Vessel (Dinghy, Longboat, Lobster Smack etc) not the actual SIZE of the Model

Ships in Bottles - BOTTLE

Restorations - RESTORATION

Cross-Sections, Guns and Dioramas - CROSS SECTION

 

Notice these tags are added AFTER the kit manufacturer and scale. Please notice that HYPHENS are pretty much the only punctuation necessary for a build log title. If you are including the YEAR in which your ship was launched, that should go directly after the NAME of the vessel and before the username, e.g. HMC Sherbourne 1763 by wingnut.

 

Finally, when your model is completed it would be convenient to Edit the Title of your Build Log with - FINISHED after the first section (ship and username). To Edit the title you need to open the FIRST POST of the build log and use the Edit button at the bottom of the post. If you don't trust yourself to accomplish this task, just send a PM to a moderator and we'll update it for you.

Instructions on how to use the Search to find a Build Log list of the Ship you are looking for are in a pinned Topic in "Questions/instructions on how to use and post to this forum/Site Problems or suggestions".

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That's right Mark, and it's good to see that they do.

 

Take care,

 

Anja

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Indeed, it is good to see this is going in the right direction.

I am curious (concerned???) about one thing. In order to add more details to a post I notice that some will add their own 'reply' with more pictures. That becomes confusing.

Another thing is that my profile or signature are too large and bold. I will have to change that. 

Done a few minutes ago. Nice addition to the edit option.

 

But Dan, I realize you guys have more on your plate right now than to worry about such details. Keep up the good work and chin up high.  :) 

Edited by Modeler12

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I would like to say that I like the new format guys but it's going to take some getting used to, tough about the loss of data but thats life, we'll have fun putting it all back on.

Well done guys.

 

Mobbsie

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Indeed, it is good to see this is going in the right direction.

I am curious (concerned???) about one thing. In order to add more details to a post I notice that some will add their own 'reply' with more pictures. That becomes confusing.

Another thing is that my profile or signature are too large and bold. I will have to change that. 

Done a few minutes ago. Nice addition to the edit option.

 

But Dan, I realize you guys have more on your plate right now than to worry about such details. Keep up the good work and chin up high.  :) 

 

Steve,

I'm not sure I understand about the adding more details... you can either edit an existing post or reply the thread and add new text and new photos.   Generally, that's the way it's been done.  As you add more "stuff" to build, you hit reply.

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Good to see the most of the people try to Repost, and at the end, i'm very sure the this site will be even Better than before.

Thanks to all that try to make this site, again, the best of this type

 

I'll repost very quickly almost everything i've done, even the text is lost

All the best to all

Cristi

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I Have a question i have put my log back on here with lots of photos but i notice they are all on one page,i was under the impression that the page numbers where auotomatic,which seems to be not the case

                                                                                    DEREK S

Edited by ocean clipper

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Yep I have bee wondering when my page number will change. I have a boat load of photos (sorry) on one page, but note that some logs are up to page 3 . David

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Derek and Sid,

 

This is because you can now post a lot more than 5 pics per post - it's limited to 2Mb per post, so if your Pics are a small Filesize you get a lot more in.

 

Also, there are now 30 Posts per Page instead of 10. Once you have 31 posts page 2 will come up.

 

BTW - some of the posts are getting "Off Topic" - can you please ask any other questions in the right Topic (or start a new one in "Site Problems and Suggestions") if you need answers to anything else.

 

Danny

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A big THANK YOU to all those members who READ THE INSTRUCTIONS in the first Post before (or after) submitting their Build Logs and Naming them correctly :) .

 

One problem quite a few of you have had is omitting the SPACE between words or punctuation marks - this will result in a Search of your ship or Username not coming up correctly. Please pay attention to that. I've corrected all the ones that needed it.

 

Danny

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A word of advice of my own...upload photo's as normal but write your log in another word processing program (like Word or Text Editor) and cut and paste it into the forum's editor when you're done...this will save you a ton of extra work in the event that you lose connectivity mid-post or experience a page expire/timeout. Also you'll have a record of your work in the event there's ever an issue with the site.

Edited by MarkF

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Hi Danny,

 

could you please correct my log name - Royal Caroline by marsalv - Panart - bold font. Thank you very much.

 

marsalv

 

The bold font only appears on threads with new comments.  If there's no new comments, the font is un-bolded. 

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Hi Danny,

 

could you please correct my log name - Royal Caroline by marsalv - Panart - bold font. Thank you very much.

 

marsalv

 

The bold font only appears on threads with new comments.  If there's no new comments, the font is un-bolded. 

Thank you for explanation.

 

marsalv

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Bruno,

 

The only option is for you to repost as little or as much as you want to bring everyone up to date. I hope you've seen the posts relating to the "Great Crash".

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Ahoy Bruno,

 

If you have not started a new log "Google" your old log. Google saves everything. If you can find it click the double arrows  >> that will display on the right when you first mouse over the link. Some if not all of your old "deleted" log should come up. Mine did. It is less the pics. I guess Google does not save those.

 

I found this tip here on MSW after I redid my log. Thanks should go to that person whom I apoligize to for forgetting his name.

Edited by JPett

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I tried this Pett, but got nothing of my old build log. Probably covered by new version.

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Ahoy Dida :D

 

It is there :P

 

Add words to your search you know are only in the old log. I just found this from my old log today dated August 26 2012. When it came up and I moused over the arrows "no preview" was displayed. I clicked on the word CACHE in what did come up.

 

It is a comment Mark made regarding a tool I made

post-108-0-56219500-1362240608.jpg

Edited by JPett

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I would like to recommend MarkF's suggestion of 2/18/13 as being an extremely beneficial way to post, expecially long, involved posts.  I just reposted my build log MS Glad Tidings-Pinky Schooner, which even in its ultracondensed condition involved a lot of pictures and commentary regarding the build.  I was able to note the pictures I was going to post then wrote the comments regarding the photos in WORD at my leisure.  I then started a new topic in the Kit Build Log Forum, added the pictures to the post then returned to WORD.  In WORD I copied the comments regarding the picture then pasted the comments in in my new topic post then went to the corresponding photo and clicked to add it to the post option.  I just needed to make sure the cursor was at the end of the comments to insure the photo was located properly.  This worked out well and I want to thank MarkF for the suggestion.

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We have had a few requests from builders of Small Craft to categorize their Build Logs to make finding similar vessels easier using the Advanced Search function.

 

The solution is to have the word "SMALL" in the Build Log Title, then you could Search for all the small builds like you can for PLASTIC, CARD, BOTTLE and RADIO by simply Searching for the word SMALL in the Title using Advanced Search.

 

Unfortunately it would mean a LOT of work by the Moderators to find and rename all the Small Craft build logs already in place (and even new ones), especially those that haven't named their Build Logs clearly, or some of the more obscure vessels we are unfamiliar with.

 

There's nothing stopping those builders who would like their boat categorized in this way from renaming THEIR OWN build logs with the word SMALL in it. Place the word AFTER the name of the vessel, builder's name and Kit Manufacturer as in this example :

 

Lobster Smack by Joe Bloggs - Midwest - SMALL

 

Note that there must be Spaces in the positions as shown, or the Search won't find it properly.

 

You need to go to the FIRST POST of your build log, click on the Edit Button. This brings up the Edit Box with your Title in it. Edit the title and click the "Edit Topic" button.

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I think you will need to come up with a definition of what will constitute a "small boat" or you may cause more confusion. Everyone knows a "small boat" when they see one but at the larger sizes your going to get into a grey area. For instance a cutter is pretty small but I wouldn't call it a small boat. Maybe you could come up with a given scale overall length? Presumably an open boat- something with no deck- could be the criteria but then you get viking ships in there. Thats my two cents. I tend to look for the definitions of things in a pedantic way but a world devoid of definitions is a chaotic place.

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Thanks very much for the information on this post...a big thanks to all of you. I learned something and this is always good. Everyone have a great day of shipbuilding.

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That's a goog question - in Germany the Navy clarified within NATO regulations:

 

"A boat is a keelbuilded watergoing vessel with less than two continuous decks."

 

So my proposal is:

 

 "A small boat is a barge, canoe, (falt)boat or other swimmig vessel without any continuouse deck."

 

What do you think about this?

We don't discriminate anybody - even the fans of Zoadiacs®  or assautboats are are represented...

The LCVP's are in this group, too... and the can be from tremendous size builded in 1/12 for RC-tanks :o

Also skiffs, sharpies, catboats, sand baggers, drifters and yawls also the oar-driven small netting yalws belonging the Glouchester Schooners and the whales classical fast boats are within this definition, aren't they?

Edited by Small Stuff

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Hi!
$.02 from a lurker who will be posting soon.
When I hear "small" boats associated with our hobby I literally think size. Before approaching any type of build I have to consider " Will this fit in my office/family room/house (!)."
I'm currently leaning towards builds that are less than @ 20 inches long as they will fit into my office. 

Am I way off base on this?

Edited by JLuebbert

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Has nothing to do with the size of the model.. but the 'type', such as launch, yawl, small fishing boat but not a trawler, etc.  If you're not sure sure, PM a moderator.  We can help.

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Nothing to apologize for.  You asked some good questions.  I hope I gave good answers.

 

Pick a ship that fits your needs as that's primary importance. 

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Ahoy Jimmy :D

 

Starting from the main screen (click "Model Ship World 2.0" in the upper left)

 

Then select and click on the appropriate category ( Example "Build Logs for Ship Model Kits")

 

In the upper right under "Search" and "Follow this forum" is "Start new Topic". Click on that.

 

Click meaning left click on your mouse.

 

Go to town and have fun.

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