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Build Features

Readers' models – Dreamcatcher

Readers' models – Dreamcatcher

Barry Lalonde’s Beam Trawler

SS Java Sea

SS Java Sea

Eris Kennedy converts the Trumpeter S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien 1:350 scale kit to radio control

Reader’s Models - Jim Inglis's Models

Reader’s Models - Jim Inglis's Models

Two models from one of our Australian readers

General

Tony Green Steam Models

Tony Green Steam Models

Richard Simpson profiles this well-known model steam manufacturer and trader

Range Finder

Range Finder

Dave Wooley with his Worldwide Review of Warships and Warship Modelling

Flotsam & Jetsam – Control by Radio

Flotsam & Jetsam – Control by Radio

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

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

Sea Rover

Sea Rover

Andy Cope’s model from a Vintage Model Boat Company ki

Magazine Covers and Contents

Free Plan – Varmint

Free Plan – Varmint

John Goodyear presents a competitive new RG65 design

Model Boats September 2017

Model Boats September 2017

A look at the Cover and Contents of the September 2017 issue of Model Boats on sale 4th August.

FREE PLAN - Lonabrak

FREE PLAN - Lonabrak

James Pottinger presents a new Free Plan for a Catamaran Workboat

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

Spring Model Boat Show

Spring Model Boat Show

Dave Wooley from the National Waterways Museum, March 2017

Model Engineer Exhibition 2016

Model Engineer Exhibition 2016

Colin Bishop Reports

Task Force 72 Scale Model Ship Association

Task Force 72 Scale Model Ship Association

Scott Rice reports from their 20th Anniversary Regatta

Latest Features

Tony Green Steam Models

Richard Simpson profiles this well-known model steam manufacturer and trader

Range Finder

Dave Wooley with his Worldwide Review of Warships and Warship Modelling

Free Plan – Varmint

John Goodyear presents a competitive new RG65 design

Flotsam & Jetsam – Control by Radio

John Parker delves into the archives

1:700 scale naval dioramas – White Horses?

Chris Drage explains how to build these miniatures


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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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