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Procket 1:48 scale r/c Fairey Huntsman

KIT & PRODUCT REVIEWS: Procket 1:48 scale r/c Fairey Huntsman

Anthony Addams reviews the mini-kit from David Pledge

FREE PLAN - Lonabrak

MAGAZINE COVERS AND CONTENTS: FREE PLAN - Lonabrak

James Pottinger presents a new Free Plan for a Catamaran Workboat

SS Java Sea

BUILD FEATURES: SS Java Sea

Eris Kennedy converts the Trumpeter S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien 1:350 scale kit to radio control

Reader’s Models - Jim Inglis's Models

BUILD FEATURES: Reader’s Models - Jim Inglis's Models

Two models from one of our Australian readers

Leisure Boat Hulls

GENERAL: Leisure Boat Hulls

Anthony Addams inspects a French boatyard

HMCS Snowberry

BUILD FEATURES: HMCS Snowberry

Francis Macnaughton converts the Revell 1:144 scale Flower Class corvette to radio control

Model Boats August 2017

MAGAZINE COVERS AND CONTENTS: Model Boats August 2017

A look at the Cover and Contents of the August 2017 issue of Model Boats on sale 7th July.

Waterline Models

GENERAL: Waterline Models

1:700 SCALE NAVAL DIORAMAS

Range Finder

GENERAL: Range Finder

Dave Wooley with his Worldwide Review of Warships and Warship Modelling

Model Boats Gallery

BUILD FEATURES: Model Boats Gallery

Hong Kong Police Launch No. 2 : Phil Scales converts the Empire Ivy hull from Mountfleet Models

Flotsam & Jetsam:The Mighty Midget

GENERAL: Flotsam & Jetsam:The Mighty Midget

John Parker delves into the archives 52: The Mighty Midget

Wild Duck

KIT & PRODUCT REVIEWS: Wild Duck

Ray Wood presents a new plan for a radio controlled single chine sloop model

A Racing Yacht Rebuilt

BUILD FEATURES: A Racing Yacht Rebuilt

Phil Button’s new project

Bella

BUILD FEATURES: Bella

Andy Cope builds the aeronaut kit

Model Boats July 2017

MAGAZINE COVERS AND CONTENTS: Model Boats July 2017

A look at the Cover and Contents of the July 2017 issue of Model Boats on sale 9th June.

FREE PLAN – Nomad

BUILD FEATURES: FREE PLAN – Nomad

Glynn Guest presents a new semi-scale model based on a small tramp steamer

Reader’s Models - Mercury Outboard Motor

BUILD FEATURES: Reader’s Models - Mercury Outboard Motor

Leonard Treppa builds something a bit different

Boiler Room – Affordable Steam

BUILD FEATURES: Boiler Room – Affordable Steam

Richard Simpson’s series on model steam plants

Flotsam & Jetsam - Berkeley Models

MAGAZINE COVERS AND CONTENTS: Flotsam & Jetsam - Berkeley Models

John Parker delves into the archives to look at Berkeley Models

Range Finder - HMS Bronington

MAGAZINE COVERS AND CONTENTS: Range Finder - HMS Bronington

Dave Wooley's regular sortie into the world of fighting ships

Around The Clubs - Model Yachting Association News

GENERAL: Around The Clubs - Model Yachting Association News

Roger Stollery updates Model Boats readers

Spring Model Boat Show

SHOW & REGATTA REPORTS: Spring Model Boat Show

Dave Wooley from the National Waterways Museum, March 2017

Model Boats June 2017

MAGAZINE COVERS AND CONTENTS: Model Boats June 2017

A look at the Cover and Contents of the June 2017 issue of Model Boats on sale 12th May.

Jennifer

BUILD FEATURES: Jennifer

Jerry Clement's steam launch

HMS Poppy K213

BUILD FEATURES: HMS Poppy K213

Chris Drage's diorama depicts this WW2 Corvette rescuing the crew from the stricken S.S. Wanstead in...

Fantail Launch

BUILD FEATURES: Fantail Launch

Kenneth Ruxton's scratch built launch

Sea Rover

KIT & PRODUCT REVIEWS: Sea Rover

Andy Cope’s model from a Vintage Model Boat Company ki

61.5 foot Admiralty Motor Fishing Vessel

BUILD FEATURES: 61.5 foot Admiralty Motor Fishing Vessel

Leonard Treppa's latest model in his own words

Andy goes Aeronaut!

KIT & PRODUCT REVIEWS: Andy goes Aeronaut!

Andrew Cope builds four Aeronaut power boat kits

Back to the Kitchen Table

BUILD FEATURES: Back to the Kitchen Table

Douglas McGhee describes his models

Modelling Mathematics

HINTS, TIPS & TECHNICAL: Modelling Mathematics

GLYNN GUEST discusses a more analytical approach to your next model

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