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Sapphire Steam Yacht

Sapphire Steam Yacht

Peter Charlton's latest model

Spurn LV14

Spurn LV14

Stephen Bowles' model

Nessie – A Monster Model!

Nessie – A Monster Model!

GARETH JONES builds something a bit different

Pusher Tug

Pusher Tug

Andrew Cope's scratch built Springer model

HMS Vindictive

HMS Vindictive

DIRK BONNE'S 1:72 scale model

General

Trinity House Vessel Vigia

Trinity House Vessel Vigia

Graham Buckton describes his model

Steve Martin's Models

Steve Martin's Models

Canadian Warship models photographed by JOHN CALLIN

Tugs - 25 years on!

Tugs - 25 years on!

ROBIN BUCKLAND visits a new display

A surviving LCP(L)...

A surviving LCP(L)...

...in Normandy in 2010

A lifetime's passion

A lifetime's passion

A lifetime's passion

Hints, Tips & Technical

But I don't understand Electronics!

But I don't understand Electronics!

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

Finishing and sealing of wooden hulls

Finishing and sealing of wooden hulls

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

Boiler Room - RICHARD SIMPSON's series on model steam plants

Boiler Room - RICHARD SIMPSON's series on model steam plants

Part Thirty Seven: The Green Book, Part One

Shemarah's Trolley

Shemarah's Trolley

GARETH JONES overcomes the problem of moving a very heavy model

Scale Sail Part 5 - Rigging

Scale Sail Part 5 - Rigging

DAVE PETTS' Mini-Series

Kit & Product Reviews

Plastic Magic! Vosper MTB 77

Plastic Magic! Vosper MTB 77

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

Plastic magic! KM Bismarck

Plastic magic! KM Bismarck

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

Fast Patrol Launch

Fast Patrol Launch

JOHN ELLIOTT reviews the Vintage Model Boat Company kit Subscribers Only

Avenger

Avenger

TERRY SMALL reviews the Metcalf Mouldings Tug Kit Subscribers Only

Watercat M12 - U619

Watercat M12 - U619

DAVE ABBOTT reviews the Nautical Marine Models kit Subscribers Only

Magazine Covers and Contents

Model Boats October 2015

Model Boats October 2015

A look at the Cover and Contents of the October 2015 issue of Model Boats on sale 4th September.

Model Boats Special Issue 2015

Model Boats Special Issue 2015

Celebrating 65 years of Model Boating

Model Boats September 2015

Model Boats September 2015

A look at the Cover and Contents of the September 2015 issue of Model Boats on sale 7th August.

Model Boats August 2015

Model Boats August 2015

A look at the Cover and Contents of the August 2015 issue of Model Boats on sale 3rd July.

Model Boats July 2015

Model Boats July 2015

A look at the Cover and Contents of the July 2015 issue of Model Boats on sale 15th June.

Member Contributions

Vic Smeed's Model Boat Designs

Vic Smeed's Model Boat Designs

Tony Hadley provides a comprehensive list of Vic Smeed's classic boat model making plans.

Painting and Varnishing

Painting and Varnishing

Some practical advice from The Fat Controller

Show & Regatta Reports

National Model Boat Show 2015

National Model Boat Show 2015

Anthony Addams reports from Coalville, Leicestershire

Model Engineer Exhibition 2014

Model Engineer Exhibition 2014

Colin Bishop reports

The National Model Boat Show - April 2014.

The National Model Boat Show - April 2014.

ANTHONY ADDAMS reports from Coalville

BMPRS News August 2014

BMPRS News August 2014

Craig Dickson reports from the second race of 2014 at Nottingham

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