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Build Features

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

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Gordon Longworth’s Realistic Radio Controlled Swan

General

Flotsam & Jetsam - 55: Air, Rubber and Clockwork

Flotsam & Jetsam - 55: Air, Rubber and Clockwork

John Parker delves into the archives

Range Finder

Range Finder

Dave Wooley with his Worldwide Review of Warships and Warship Modelling

1:700 SCALE NAVAL DIORAMAS Part 7 - A Harbour Scenario

1:700 SCALE NAVAL DIORAMAS Part 7 - A Harbour Scenario

Chris Drage explains how to build these miniatures

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

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.

Model Boats October 2017

Model Boats October 2017

A look at the Cover and Contents of the October 2017 issue of Model Boats on sale 1st September.

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

Winter Special - Preview of content

On sale 27th October 2017

Flotsam & Jetsam - 55: Air, Rubber and Clockwork

John Parker delves into the archives

Range Finder

Dave Wooley with his Worldwide Review of Warships and Warship Modelling

Alvaston Pirates Model

Phil Button reports from their Fourth Annual Regatta

Boiler Room – Affordable Steam

Richard Simpson’s series on model steam plants


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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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