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Model Boats Gallery

Hong Kong Police Launch No. 2 : Phil Scales converts the Empire Ivy hull from Mountfleet Models

1:700 Scale Naval Dioramas Part 3 - Learning To Include Landscapes -

1:700 Scale Naval Dioramas Part 3 - Learning To Include Landscapes -

Chris Drage explains how to build these miniatures

A Racing Yacht Rebuilt

A Racing Yacht Rebuilt

Phil Button’s new project

General

Waterline Models

Waterline Models

1:700 SCALE NAVAL DIORAMAS

Range Finder

Range Finder

Dave Wooley with his Worldwide Review of Warships and Warship Modelling

Flotsam & Jetsam:The Mighty Midget

Flotsam & Jetsam:The Mighty Midget

John Parker delves into the archives 52: The Mighty Midget

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.

Kit & Product Reviews

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

Andy goes Aeronaut!

Andy goes Aeronaut!

Andrew Cope builds four Aeronaut power boat kits

Magazine Covers and Contents

Model Boats August 2017

Model Boats August 2017

A look at the Cover and Contents of the August 2017 issue of Model Boats on sale 7th July.

Model Boats July 2017

Model Boats July 2017

A look at the Cover and Contents of the July 2017 issue of Model Boats on sale 9th June.

Flotsam & Jetsam - Berkeley Models

Flotsam & Jetsam - Berkeley Models

John Parker delves into the archives to look at Berkeley Models

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

Model Boats August 2017

A look at the Cover and Contents of the August 2017 issue of Model Boats on sale 7th July.

Waterline Models

1:700 SCALE NAVAL DIORAMAS

Range Finder

Dave Wooley with his Worldwide Review of Warships and Warship Modelling

Model Boats Gallery

Hong Kong Police Launch No. 2 : Phil Scales converts the Empire Ivy hull from Mountfleet Models

Flotsam & Jetsam:The Mighty Midget

John Parker delves into the archives 52: The Mighty Midget


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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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