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  1. They tell me It will take the best part of a year to heal my burned hands! Oh well....nobody said tying tiny knots would ever be easy. 😠
  2. A good first build kit is "Swift Virginia Pilot Boat 1805". You can buy this kit on E-Bay fairly inexpensive.
  3. Ed, I make a jig out of a paperclip the exact size I want the deadeye. This way they are all the same size.
  4. I'm half way through rigging the futtock shrouds. Tricky with my bandaged hands
  5. I still can't figure out how I got dismasted. Ghosts I guess. Now I'm busy trying to figure a fix. I hate taking steps back and re-doing finished sections. Oh well? Any ideas?
  6. I came down to my shipyard to work when I found my ship had de-masted itself over night? I must have ghosts in my shipyard. Now I have to fix both. I'll have to pin both masts but there is precious little wood to insert pins. Oh well...ship building is always a challenge.

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If you enjoy building ship models that are historically accurate as well as beautiful, then The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) is just right for you.

The Guild is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to “Advance Ship Modeling Through Research”. We provide support to our members in their efforts to raise the quality of their model ships.

The Nautical Research Guild has published our world-renowned quarterly magazine, The Nautical Research Journal, since 1955. The pages of the Journal are full of articles by accomplished ship modelers who show you how they create those exquisite details on their models, and by maritime historians who show you the correct details to build. The Journal is available in both print and digital editions. Go to the NRG web site (www.thenrg.org) to download a complimentary digital copy of the Journal. The NRG also publishes plan sets, books and compilations of back issues of the Journal and the former Ships in Scale and Model Ship Builder magazines.

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