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The Nautical Research Guild is pleased to announce the launching of our new Mentoring Program. One of the chief directives of any guild is to enhance the knowledge and skills of it's members. Mentoring has always been a traditional method of achieving this. In this program qualified mentors will be paired with ship modelers on a one-to-one basis for a period of one year. While Model Ship World is an excellent venue for having one's work displayed or seeking advice, the responses are sometimes conflicting or confusing (as is the case in any public forum). Or perhaps, as a new ship modeler, you are too shy to share your work in public. Our mentoring program addresses these concerns and allows the necessary follow-up when required.

 

At present, we are seeking individual ship modelers with some expertise in kit, semi-scratch or scratch building categories. Potential mentors must be NRG members who wish to share their knowledge and experience with others. The period of mentoring will be for one year or until the project at hand is completed. Periodic reviews by both parties will insure the pairing is working and, if either party is dissatisfied, adjustments will be made. Mentoring is not only very rewarding for the mentor but an excellent way to give back to our hobby. If you would like to become a mentor please send me an e-mail at dvm27@comcast.net.

 

Once we have established a database of mentors in each category we will be seeking  builders wishing to participate in the program. Membership in the Nautical Research Guild is a requirement so, if you are not a member, please visit our website http://www.thenrg.org/ and check us out. Lots of exciting things are happening in the NRG!

 

Greg Herbert

NRG Director

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Mau   
Hi Greg,

 

I hope this applies to modelers from other countries. I am very excited about this idea.

 

Mauricio

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Chuck   

Its probably one year away Don....After that, it all depends on what members submit an idea and deliver a monograph of their own.  Remember,  the grant program was created as a way for the NRG to use the collective talent and expertise of its more experienced members.   We are hoping that these members would step forward and contribute such a project as an extension of the mentoring program.  Its just another way for more experienced builders to help educate and encourage those who are just starting out.

 

Both programs are dependent on NRG members volunteering their time and expertise.  Should anyone out there who wants to become a mentor or create a model project for these two programs....please contact Greg or myself for details.

 

Remember that you must be an NRG member to become a mentor or a mentee....and submit a proposal for a grant.  If this is something anyone would like to do,  please let us know.  It is very rewarding to say the least.  Plus with teh grant program you can make a few bucks as well and get to see your projects built by others.   That is always lots of fun!!!   :)  :)  :)

 

Chuck

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Chuck   

Interesting idea...but I think that it wouldnt be in the spirit of what we had in mind for the program.   All members already pay a fee.

 

 

Its the annual membership fee.   Membership does have its benefits.  This is certainly one of them. I would encourage all of you to take part and become a member mentor or mentee. 

 

 

Chuck

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I talked to Kurt v. D. about the Model project grant and thought it would be interesting to come up with a small Dutch flat bottom boat and there are many of them.  So in the next few weeks, I will research what boat I can convert/re-draw in a CAD program and built it myself.  I can write proposals - did that when I was in graduate school.

 

I looked at the plan from the Hudson River Sloop and those are simple enough to draw something similar for a flat bottom boat.

There is a museum in Holland h**p://www.friesscheepvaartmuseum.nl/ and they have many plans freely available.

 

My question is.....and I quote, "Each project ........research obtained from primary or secondary sources".

Does this mean that I go to the above museum and - choose a plan?

 

Marc

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Chuck   

Marc

 

Yes....if you you have any questions about the program....please contact me directly about them.   Use my email address listed on the Grant form.  I dont want use the forum to discuss the projects as they are developing.   Use whatever sources you can find.  This is your project.

 

Chuck

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Paddy   

Hello Chuck,

After reading the latest NRG Secretary's Newsletter decided to do a search here for a possible thread covering your article "Introducing the Nautical Research Guild Ship Model Grant Program". Sounds like a grand program and a welcomed resource for those of us that are interested in learning and doing a scratch project that we apprentices my have success at. The Hudson River Sloop looks like a good "First Effort" as you said. One question I have is what scale has been chosen for the Sloop?    

 

 

Anyway, fingers cross in the hopes that a good many folks become interested in this program and join in.

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Chuck   

Thanks for saying..The plans were developed by Paul Fontenoy at 1:56.  We wanted to get as much detail in there as possible.  Its a real nice sized model.

 

Chuck

 

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dvm27   

Effective January 1, 2014, the Nautical Research Guild launched it's Mentoring Program. We have plenty of builders willing to work with ship modelers on an individual basis to help improve their skills. The only requirement is that you be a member of the NRG. If interested in this program please visit our website

http://www.thenrg.org/. Plenty of exciting things happening at the NRG so check it out!

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Chuck   

If you are thinking about signing up as a mentor  or if you are looking to be paired with a mentor,  please contact Mike Lonnecker 

 

The NRG is proud of how well this program has been working and we have brought some people together that now have grown into lasting friendships.  Plus the exchange of valuable experiences make it a valuable ship modeling resource.

 

In 2015...if you are a full member of the NRG and wish to participate,  let Mike know.

 

Click on this link for details

 

http://www.thenrg.org/nrg-mentoring-program-program.php

 

Chuck

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