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Nixie

Nixie

Fancy building a sub' without the expense and commitment? Glynn Guest shows the way – FREE PLAN!

Boiler Room – Affordable Steam

Boiler Room – Affordable Steam

Richard Simpson’s series on model steam plants

Halvorsen Seaplane Tender

Halvorsen Seaplane Tender

Bill Burtwell’s latest model

General

Skylight - FREE PLAN!

Skylight - FREE PLAN!

James Pottinger presents his plan for a traditional Clyde Puffer

Hong Kong Police Launch No.2

Hong Kong Police Launch No.2

Phil Scales converts Mountfleet's Empire Ivy hull

Flotsam & Jetsam - 55: Air, Rubber and Clockwork

Flotsam & Jetsam - 55: Air, Rubber and Clockwork

John Parker delves into the archives

Hints, Tips & Technical

1:700 scale naval dioramas – White Horses?

1:700 scale naval dioramas – White Horses?

Chris Drage explains how to build these miniatures

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.

Kit & Product Reviews

Test Bench – September 2017

Test Bench – September 2017

New Sparmax airbrushes and Lifecolor paints

Procket 1:48 scale r/c Fairey Huntsman

Procket 1:48 scale r/c Fairey Huntsman

Anthony Addams reviews the mini-kit from David Pledge

Wild Duck

Wild Duck

Ray Wood presents a new plan for a radio controlled single chine sloop model

Magazine Covers and Contents

December Issue - Preview of content

December Issue - Preview of content

On sale 24th November 2017

Winter Special - Preview of content

Winter Special - Preview of content

On sale 27th October 2017

Model Boats November 2017

Model Boats November 2017

A look at the Cover and Contents of the November 2017 issue of Model Boats on sale 6th October.

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

Alvaston Pirates Model

Alvaston Pirates Model

Phil Button reports from their Fourth Annual Regatta

Mersey River Festival & Armed Forces Day

Mersey River Festival & Armed Forces Day

Dave Wooley reports from Liverpool

Spring Model Boat Show

Spring Model Boat Show

Dave Wooley from the National Waterways Museum, March 2017

Latest Features

Skylight - FREE PLAN!

James Pottinger presents his plan for a traditional Clyde Puffer

December Issue - Preview of content

On sale 24th November 2017

Nixie

Fancy building a sub' without the expense and commitment? Glynn Guest shows the way – FREE PLAN!

Hong Kong Police Launch No.2

Phil Scales converts Mountfleet's Empire Ivy hull

Winter Special - Preview of content

On sale 27th October 2017


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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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