A look at the Cover and Contents of the April 2019 issue of Model Boats on sale 15th March
From the Editor
It is every editor’s dream to keep all of his/her readership happy, but funnily enough, this is a near impossible task. However, I shall never be accused of not trying and so far, I have spoken either in person or e-mailed at least one, if not many more, to write articles on every specific subject within the world of model boating. Now I know that is a big ask, but I do know that there are a lot of you out there and a number of you are not seeing what ‘floats your boat’!
This month we have three part works, the popular Whaleback, Barry’s Warrior and Dave Wooley’s amazing Soobrazitelnyy build. Also, the 100th instalment of Richard Simpson’s Boiler Room, another new contributor (I have space for many more!) and the usual array of show and event reports; hopefully a little something for the majority of you. Last month I was lucky enough to escape the office again to meet Barry Lalonde in St Neots, where the weather was kind and after a few attempts the cover shot was bagged. All being well, as we all come out of hibernation, I will be cropping up at a lot more events than I did last year, maybe even with a boat of my own – take cover!
All the best
News from the model boating world
All British Whaleback
Nick Brown continues his Type 2 HSL build – Part 3
Barry Lalonde scratches a Golden Hind-type ‘Pirate Ship’ (Part 2 of 2)
Richard Simpson celebrates his 100th instalment by adding a whistle!
Spares by David J. Wiggins
‘Big Lizzie’ is back in town!
HMS Queen Elizabeth returns to Portsmouth by Colin Bishop
James P Woods
A typical US harbour-type tug by Dermot Curnyn (Part 2 of 5)
SS Christiaan Brunings
Deans Marine icebreaker built by Allan Miller
Kroker-power for a Chris Craft Runabout by Russell Tate
Soobrazitelnyy – Russian Corvette
Building the RFS Soobrazitelnyy by Dave Wooley
The London Model Engineering Exhibition
A report from the Ally Pally by the editor
HMS Edinburgh, Type 42 Destroyer by Dave Wooley (Part 1 of 2)
Your feedback and comments
A round-up of all the latest kits, books and accessories
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Preview of articles to come
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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!
I look forward to receiving your suggestions.
Colin Bishop - Website Editor