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Model Boats Winter Special 2018

MAGAZINE COVERS AND CONTENTS: Model Boats Winter Special 2018

A look at the Cover and Contents of the 2018 Winter Special issue of Model Boats on sale 26th Octobe...

Raised from the Deep

GENERAL: Raised from the Deep

The Swedish Warship Vasa

Model Boats November 2018


A look at the Cover and Contents of the November 2018 issue of Model Boats on sale 5th October

Supermarket Sweep

HINTS, TIPS & TECHNICAL: Supermarket Sweep

Always on the lookout for everyday items that have a modelling use, Glynn Guest reveals some 'finds'...

Sioux (T-ATF-171) – Part 1

BUILD FEATURES: Sioux (T-ATF-171) – Part 1

Extraordinary in so many ways, Alan Owens' scratch-built US Navy tug is nothing short of a 1:48-scal...

HMS Clyde


David Reith describes his outstanding, and imposing, 1:48 scale model of the River Class Offshore Pa...

The Steve Martin Collection

GENERAL: The Steve Martin Collection

A selection of beautifully crafted scale models from reader Steve Martin, with photography by John C...

SS Master


Having moved from model aeroplane to model boat building, Bryon Calverley's fleet of outstanding wor...

Lesro Sportsman

GENERAL: Lesro Sportsman

From an historical point of view, John Long's version of the classic cruiser is more than a little s...

The Veron Story

GENERAL: The Veron Story

Phil Smith’s crucial part in the Veron model boat range

Skylight - FREE PLAN!


James Pottinger presents his plan for a traditional Clyde Puffer

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Past and Present Boat Models by Tony Hadley


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Model Boats Winter Special 2018 Issue

On Sale 26th October

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Historical Ships

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Service Launches More Images

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