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61.5 foot Admiralty Motor Fishing Vessel

61.5 foot Admiralty Motor Fishing Vessel

Leonard Treppa's latest model in his own words

Back to the Kitchen Table

Back to the Kitchen Table

Douglas McGhee describes his models

Taming a Pirana

Taming a Pirana

Stephen Day's model and its lengthy gestation

Shrek on Skis!

Shrek on Skis!

Andy Cope's unusual water skier

Sapphire Steam Yacht

Sapphire Steam Yacht

Peter Charlton's latest model

General

Making Models More Interesting

Making Models More Interesting

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

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

Hints, Tips & Technical

Modelling Mathematics

Modelling Mathematics

GLYNN GUEST discusses a more analytical approach to your next model

Finishing and sealing of wooden hulls

Finishing and sealing of wooden hulls

Dave Milbourn's advice using three of his models as examples.

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.

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

Kit & Product Reviews

Andy goes Aeronaut!

Andy goes Aeronaut!

Andrew Cope builds four Aeronaut power boat kits

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

Avenger

Avenger

TERRY SMALL reviews the Metcalf Mouldings Tug Kit

Magazine Covers and Contents

Model Boats August 2016

Model Boats August 2016

A look at the Cover and Contents of the August 2016 issue of Model Boats on sale 15th July.

Model Boats July 2016

Model Boats July 2016

A look at the Cover and Contents of the June 2016 issue of Model Boats on sale 10th June.

Model Boats June 2016

Model Boats June 2016

A look at the Cover and Contents of the June 2016 issue of Model Boats on sale 13th May.

Model Boats May 2016

Model Boats May 2016

A look at the Cover and Contents of the May 2016 issue of Model Boats on sale 15th April.

Model Boats April 2016

Model Boats April 2016

A look at the Cover and Contents of the April 2016 issue of Model Boats on sale 11th March.

Member Contributions

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Boathouse No 4

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Boathouse No 4

Colin Bishop visits the latest attraction and facility at Portsmouth Dockyard

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

Task Force 72 Scale Model Ship Association

Task Force 72 Scale Model Ship Association

Scott Rice reports from their 20th Anniversary Regatta

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

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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.

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