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Model Boats March 2016


A look at the Cover and Contents of the March 2016 issue of Model Boats on sale 12th February.

Taming a Pirana

BUILD FEATURES: Taming a Pirana

Stephen Day's model and its lengthy gestation

Making Models More Interesting

GENERAL: Making Models More Interesting

Anthony Addams shows some examples of how to enhance our enjoyment of the hobby

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Boathouse No 4

MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Boathouse No 4

Colin Bishop visits the latest attraction and facility at Portsmouth Dockyard

Shrek on Skis!

BUILD FEATURES: Shrek on Skis!

Andy Cope's unusual water skier

Sapphire Steam Yacht

BUILD FEATURES: Sapphire Steam Yacht

Peter Charlton's latest model

National Model Boat Show 2015

SHOW & REGATTA REPORTS: National Model Boat Show 2015

Anthony Addams reports from Coalville, Leicestershire

Spurn LV14


Stephen Bowles' model

Trinity House Vessel Vigia

GENERAL: Trinity House Vessel Vigia

Graham Buckton describes his model

Nessie – A Monster Model!

BUILD FEATURES: Nessie – A Monster Model!

GARETH JONES builds something a bit different

Pusher Tug


Andrew Cope's scratch built Springer model

Steve Martin's Models

GENERAL: Steve Martin's Models

Canadian Warship models photographed by JOHN CALLIN

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

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Unknown Model Boat by Gavin Redshaw


Louis Heloise MAR 2431 by Brian Muir


Hull penetrations by Richard Dunn 3


Yachts by Tony Hadley

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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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We welcome well written contributions from Website members on almost any aspect of Model Boating with a particular emphasis on practical hints, tips, experience and builds.

In order to maintain a consistent standard and format, all suggestions should first be sent to me by Personal Message for approval in principle. Only a very limited amount of time is available for editing contributions into a suitable format for placing on the website so it is important that the material is well presented, lucid and free from obvious spelling errors. I think it goes without saying that contributions should be illustrated by appropriate photos. I shall be happy to give advice on this.

The Member Contribution area offers space for short informative mini articles which would not normally find a place in Model Boats magazine. It is an opportunity for Website Members to freely share their  expertise and experience but I am afraid that virtue is its own reward as there is no budget to offer more material recompense!

I look forward to receiving your suggestions.

Colin Bishop - Website Editor