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  1. Hi crew, Today, MSW hit 31,000 members! Bearing in mind that MSW 1.0 crashed and burned in February of 2013, we have collectively built this site not just back up to the membership it had at the time (around 12,000 members), but are on the way to TRIPLING that figure. Thank you to each and every one of you for sharing your in-progress work here, as well as your finished builds and knowledge/experience. This is what makes for a friendly and inclusive community, and one that we can rightly be proud of. Our traffic here continues to rise and our wealth of Build Logs grows. Member participation is also higher than average for a forum, and a sample of no-posters also showed that many still continue to come here and be a silent part of our community. Onwards to 40,000 members! Stand easy
  2. I cant say enough about these two guys. Greg Herbert and David Antscherl have been inspiring model builders for years. Their contribution to the hobby and to Model Ship World will have a lasting impact on our members. Admiralty Models has just donated one of their Echo Class Cross Section kits to MSW and Greg is personally moderating a group build here on our site. Click here to see the many build logs by our members building the kit. We will be offering this cross section kit to the first person who sends me a PM about it. The kit retails for $195 and we will be letting it go for $130. You will also be responsible for paying the shipping costs as its a large and heavy package. Click here to read more about the kit on their website!!! Please join me in thanking Greg and David for their continuous support of our site. Be sure to visit their website to see all they have to offer us ship model builders!!! Thank You Admiralty Models
  3. Please join me in thanking the NRG for continuing to sponsor ModelShipWorld. I am sure most of you are familiar with the Nautical Research Guild. They have been helping advance the art of ship modeling for over 60 years. The NRG has made a very generous monetary donation to support MSW in 2012. With a years membership in the NRG you will also receive a full year's subscription to the NAUTICAL RESEARCH JOURNAL. In addition to that membership will also allow you to: - browse and upload Project Photos on the NRG site - Research Assistance from our Members - attend the many model conferences and seminars throughout the year - participate in the Photographic Ship Model Competition - and much more, there are several new initiatives being developed and the Journal now has more pages in every issue. Join me in thanking them again as a supporter of our site. In return, I hope you will join them and help advance the hobby for future generations. Visit their website to find out more about the NRG Chuck
  4. A very special thank you to a special sponsor. SeaWatch Books has been enriching ship modelers lives for years now. I am sure all of our members are familiar with the many book titles they publish. Many are written by prominent members of Model Ship World. Bob Friedman of SeaWatch Books sent me several of his books as a donation to help support us through 2013. Please join me in thanking him for his years of support of MSW. Bob has sent me........ The Frigates of the Royal Navy HMS EURYALUS (36) 1803 A Plank on Frame Model, Volume II by Allan Yedlinsky and Wayne Kempson We will make this book available to our members for a $55 donation plus shipping. Please send me a PM if you would like to own this wonderful book. Many members are building this model right here on MSW. Check out the fine work based on Allan's and Wayne's authorship. and The Great Ordnance Survey of 1698 A Facsimile by Richard Endsor and Frank Fox This is a wonderful opportunity to own this limited edition. You will have one of only 199 copies published and sequentially numbered. If you would like to donate $70 plus shipping it could be yours. Send me a PM for details. There is also a wonderful review of this book written by Paul Fontenoy posted below. At first glance, this volume seems so esoteric as to appeal to a tiny minority of the maritime community. Closer examination, however, quickly dispels that notion; this facsimile potentially appeals to a very wide audience and, given that it is limited to 199 copies, potential readers probably should not postpone a decision to purchase for too long. What, then, makes a facsimile of an inventory so interesting and useful? First, there is the very useful and concise introduction, which explains the background to the survey, its scope and limitations, and the most effective manner in which researchers can exploit it. Although not explained elsewhere, this is where one finds the index, an essential tool for making good use of the survey itself. The survey itself is valuable on multiple fronts. Researchers may use it to validate the armament tables for Royal Navy ships of the period. Archaeologists will find it very useful in identifying specific tubes uncovered on underwater or terrestrial sites, and in determining a part of the history of such identified weapons. They also may find it useful to know such inventory numbers exists at all—more than one researcher has spent years puzzling over numbers engraved into gun barrels that do not seem to correlate to the usual meanings (either casting dates or indications of weight). Modelers, too, will find this facsimile very useful when constructing projects of the era. The establishment for the galley frigate Charles Galley, for example, indicates its armament as eight 12-pounders, twenty-two 6-pounders, and six 4-pounders. The survey tells us that, in 1698, it actually carried twenty-six 6-pounders and six 3-pounders. Furthermore, the survey also lists the lengths, diameters at the trunnions, and diameters of the trunnions for each gun, opening up the possibility of making very accurate models of each weapon (some of the ship’s 6-pounders were nine feet long, some eight, and some only six and a half!). All in all, this is a fascinating document. Any researcher, archaeologist, or modeler dealing with late seventeenth- or early eighteenth-century English ships will find it a valuable resource. PAUL FONTENOY - Editor of the Nautical Research Journal. Thank You SeaWatch Books

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