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Model Boats 2014 Winter Special

MAGAZINE COVERS AND CONTENTS: Model Boats 2014 Winter Special

A look at the Cover and Contents of the Model Boats 2014 Winter Special on sale 7th November.

Tugs - 25 years on!

GENERAL: Tugs - 25 years on!

ROBIN BUCKLAND visits a new display

HMS Vindictive


DIRK BONNE'S 1:72 scale model

Gaff Rigged Cutter

BUILD FEATURES: Gaff Rigged Cutter

The quick-plank version! ANDREW COPE describes his model, built in a week!

Peter Charlton's models

BUILD FEATURES: Peter Charlton's models

Two of his recently completed craft

But I don't understand Electronics!

HINTS, TIPS & TECHNICAL: But I don't understand Electronics!

DAVE MILBOURN explains it all with a useful electric motor application table as well.

BMPRS News August 2014


Craig Dickson reports from the second race of 2014 at Nottingham

Finishing and sealing of wooden hulls

HINTS, TIPS & TECHNICAL: Finishing and sealing of wooden hulls

Dave Milbourn's advice using his Fairey Swordsman as an example.

A surviving LCP(L)...

GENERAL: A surviving LCP(L)... Normandy in 2010

Fred's Big Toephy!

SHOW & REGATTA REPORTS: Fred's Big Toephy!

...the Guildford MYC event from February 2014

Brighton Modelworld 2014...

SHOW & REGATTA REPORTS: Brighton Modelworld 2014...

...a report on the show from Colin Bishop

Plastic Magic - Mayflower...

BUILD FEATURES: Plastic Magic - Mayflower...

...converting the 1:150 scale Heller kit to radio control

Rhino Barge...

BUILD FEATURES: Rhino Barge... Australian Readers Model, from Greg Turek

Miniature Sailing Models

BUILD FEATURES: Miniature Sailing Models


Scale ModelWorld 2013

SHOW & REGATTA REPORTS: Scale ModelWorld 2013

DAVE WOOLEY visits this premier International Plastic Modellers Society (UK) event

Shemarah's Trolley

HINTS, TIPS & TECHNICAL: Shemarah's Trolley

GARETH JONES overcomes the problem of moving a very heavy model

Benchijigua Express

BUILD FEATURES: Benchijigua Express

DAVID HEAPS describes his model of this very high speed trimaran ferry

A lifetime's passion

GENERAL: A lifetime's passion

A lifetime's passion

The 2013 Model Boat Convention

SHOW & REGATTA REPORTS: The 2013 Model Boat Convention

DAVE WOOLEY reports from Haydock Park

Homemade Hot Wire Foam Cutters

HINTS, TIPS & TECHNICAL: Homemade Hot Wire Foam Cutters

A sample article from the 2013 Winter Special issue.

Plastic Magic! Vosper MTB 77

KIT & PRODUCT REVIEWS: Plastic Magic! Vosper MTB 77

DAVE ABBOTT converts the 1:35 scale Italeri kit to radio control

2013 Model Boat Fair

SHOW & REGATTA REPORTS: 2013 Model Boat Fair

DAVE WOOLEY reports from the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port



ROGER SUITTER'S unique submarine

Carry, Launch and Retrieve!

HINTS, TIPS & TECHNICAL: Carry, Launch and Retrieve!

PHILIP BELLAMY with a few thoughts

Plastic magic! KM Bismarck

KIT & PRODUCT REVIEWS: Plastic magic! KM Bismarck

TONY DALTON converts the Dragon 1:700 scale kit to r/c

S. S. Norrskär


PER JONSSON-GILLE describes his model



TONY DALTON’S Police Launch from a MyHobbyStore plan

Scale Model World 2012

SHOW & REGATTA REPORTS: Scale Model World 2012

DAVE WOOLEY reports from Telford, 10/11 November

More latest articles


View some of the latest gallery images


Manchester Ship Canal by Tony Hadley




Eilean Mòr by Banjoman


On my walks by David Wooley

View all latest photos

Model Boats Warships Special 2014

On sale from 23rd May or pre order.

Normandy Landings Bookazine

The World of Model Boats

Lifeboats More Images

Warships More Images


Tugs More Images

Historical Ships

Sail More Images

Paddle Steamers More Images

Service Launches More Images

And something out of the ordinary.....! More Images

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