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Requesting feedback for future MSW Group Projects

Quick little Poll about future MSW projects - multiple choice, you can select more than one per question  

100 members have voted

  1. 1. Would you prefer that

    • All of the group builds be scratch projects only with a plan download....
      29
    • Or would you prefer that some were semi scratch where a starter package was offered or other elements for folks who dont have the tools yet.
      73
    • Or would you like to see an NRG sanctioned complete kit for a group build
      37
  2. 2. Would you prefer

    • That all of the projects were plank on frame
      49
    • That we also create some entry level/intermediate level plank on bulkhead only projects
      65
    • Possibly solid hull or made from lifts
      7
  3. 3. Would you like to see group projects developed for

    • Smaller complete vessels and boats only like a schooner or long boat or cutter
      60
    • cross sections
      39
    • bow sections
      17
    • stern sections
      27
    • certain fittings for very small projects like doing a double capstan or making a brodie stove
      26
    • Half model
      16
    • I like larger frigates and liners and have no interest in smaller subjects
      27
  4. 4. Do you mind paying

    • A small fee similar to the Triton project for a plan download only
      31
    • I would pay for starter package in the $25 - $50 range
      25
    • I would pay for a starter package in the $50 - $100 range
      47
    • I would pay for a starter package in the $100 - $150 range
      48
    • I would pay for a printed set of plans only for a scratch project in the $40-$75 price range
      30
    • I would NOT pay to join a group project but if they were free I would join up
      3
  5. 5. Would you commit to joining a group build and start a build log for one of the projects listed below that are available right now or within a few months. Six commitments needed to start a group build.

    • Group project specifically designed to teach planking techniques
      6
    • Entirely scratch POB project for the Schooner sultana 1/4" scale with only plans made available.
      0
    • Semi scratch POB project for an American Gunboat 1812 with a Bulkhead starter kit only. Scratch everything else.
      2
    • Larger frigate like the HMS Winchelsea with starter package and mini-kits available.
      4
    • None of the above...
      4
    • A new POF cross section or Expanded Triton Cross section with laser cut parts for folks without tools
      6


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1 hour ago, Chuck said:

Its not a physical group....to clarify....if you dont join this online group (similar to TRiton Group)  then you must wait to buy them.  But if you join the online group....LIke TRiton, which is just a group of build logs of the longboat all in the same area.  The group we are referring to is just the online group put together here on MSW.  Not a physical group in your geographical location.

 

 

roger, understood

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It is indeed.   We are setting these groups up here specifically for just that reason....because many of you dont live close to a physical group of people in order to have one locally.

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Eric; very nice model especially since little info is available. It certainly reminds me of the wonderful book "Undaunted Courage " and the pain that group encountered with the boats...Moab/Allan

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Since we have plans in the works for some potential new group projects I am giving this topic a bump.  Note the newer choices added to the poll on the last question.   If none suit your fancy...please list once again your subject matter of choice and how you would like to see the project presented.

 

For example....

 

"I would like to see a group for a small skipjack with plans made available.   I would like to have a starter package available for the main skeletal parts like the bulkheads and keel but beyond that I would prefer to scratch everything else with help from participants and a group leader or mentor."

 

 

This type of request helps us find someone and put together such a project because there are more details than simply stating a subject type.

 

Chuck

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wat i realy want to learn later is build a POF model ,i do have te Triton plan but i think its to big for me now,

but someting not that big for a start,  and how to read the plans correkt!

 

svein erik

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What about the cross-section?  It's small even at 1:48 and you will learn a lot of the basics for scratch building POF.  Many of us have used that as a stepping stone.

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I'm definitely interested in a POF cross section. As Mark said above, I think it would be a great stepping stone to scratch building POF models and allows for a lot of custom details and a wide range of useful skills.

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Chuck, I really like the idea of the section hull that you were working on. It is the perfect stater type project for a bad

model builder like my self. It is not such a large task that one feels buried by the project.

Please consider working on this!

Tim

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Its on the list!!!  But arent you guys had enough of the cross sections?  I mean its been done to death.  There are some forums that have these groups already with more than one Cross section.  It gets a little old ....

 

But if there is sufficient interest.  I think I can create one that is better than any of those and maybe a little different.  But its going to be quite a while.

 

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i havent build a cross section... LOL...

but i wil be interested if it yust more then that ,as i told erlier maby the stern gallery with  the cabin etc 

then you can have all the stern ornements with it , then i wil go for it (something new and spesial)

 

svein erik

53 minutes ago, Chuck said:

Its on the list!!!  But arent you guys had enough of the cross sections?  I mean its been done to death.  There are some forums that have these groups already with more than one Cross section.  It gets a little old ....

 

But if there is sufficient interest.  I think I can create one that is better than any of those and maybe a little different.  But its going to be quite a while.

 

cedarship.jpg

 

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Posted (edited)
57 minutes ago, Tigersteve said:

I like the idea of a stern section. 

Steve

I do as well.  All we ever see is the midship section and an occasional Victory bow kit.  How about we go all out and do a half longitudinal section.  I have never seen a kit like that before and only rarely see an example of a contemporary half.  

 

I think it was Druxey who told me about a longitudinal half hull model somewhere in a museum where when you walk up to it you can see little scale hologram figures walking around the decks.

Edited by MEDDO

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I'd love to see a longitudinal section that shows all the decks, cabins, holds, etc. of a vessel. Much of the joy of modelling, for me, is learning how things work (or worked) and closed models leave out so much of the good stuff. And it'd be very different from all the standard cross-sections.  Lots more visual interest for viewers, too.

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i do have the Triton plans ,maby i can do a stern section based on this , hummm 😊 

and do som wall paper inside😜 also😊 am going to think about that and maby make a plan for something like that!

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