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Sioux (T-ATF-171) – Part 1

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...

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

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Paul Freshney 1952 - 2020

Paul Freshney 1952 - 2020

In Memoriam of former Editor Paul Freshney

Hints, Tips & Technical

Ardunio Sketch by Roy Cheers

Ardunio Sketch by Roy Cheers

An Introduction to Arduino sketch from MB70-835.

Drivelines

Drivelines

Glynn Guest provides a definitive guide to installing motors and running gear

1:700 scale naval dioramas – White Horses?

1:700 scale naval dioramas – White Horses?

Chris Drage explains how to build these miniatures

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

Model Boats September 2022

Model Boats September 2022

A look at the Cover and Contents of the September 2022 issue of Model Boats on sale August 19th.

Model Boats August 2022

Model Boats August 2022

A look at the Cover and Contents of the August 2022 issue of Model Boats on sale July 22nd.

Model Boats July 2022

Model Boats July 2022

A look at the Cover and Contents of the July 2022 issue of Model Boats on sale June 17th.

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

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Model Boats September 2022

A look at the Cover and Contents of the September 2022 issue of Model Boats on sale August 19th.

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Model Boats July 2022

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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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