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HMS Vindictive

HMS Vindictive

DIRK BONNE'S 1:72 scale model

Gaff Rigged Cutter

Gaff Rigged Cutter

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

Peter Charlton's models

Peter Charlton's models

Two of his recently completed craft

Plastic Magic - Mayflower...

Plastic Magic - Mayflower...

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

Rhino Barge...

Rhino Barge...

...an Australian Readers Model, from Greg Turek

General

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

Ark Royal the final chapter

Ark Royal the final chapter

Colin Bishop describes the Ark’s departure from Portsmouth to a Turkish scrapyard

The Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

The Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

DAVE WOOLEY visits the reserve ship model collection

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 January 2015

Model Boats January 2015

A look at the Cover and Contents of the January 2015 issue of Model Boats on sale 24th December.

Model Boats December 2014

Model Boats December 2014

A look at the Cover and Contents of the December 2014 issue of Model Boats on sale 5th December.

Model Boats 2014 Winter Special

Model Boats 2014 Winter Special

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

Model Boats November 2014

Model Boats November 2014

A look at the Cover and Contents of the November 2014 issue of Model Boats on sale 10th October.

Model Boats October 2014

Model Boats October 2014

A look at the Cover and Contents of the October 2014 issue of Model Boats on sale 12th September.

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

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

Fred's Big Toephy!

Fred's Big Toephy!

...the Guildford MYC event from February 2014

Brighton Modelworld 2014...

Brighton Modelworld 2014...

...a report on the show from Colin Bishop

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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!

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