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Build Features

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

General

Raised from the Deep

Raised from the Deep

The Swedish Warship Vasa

HMS Clyde

HMS Clyde

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

The Steve Martin Collection

The Steve Martin Collection

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

Hints, Tips & Technical

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

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

Model Boats April 2020

Model Boats April 2020

A preview of the Cover and Contents of Model Boats Magazine, April 2020 on sale 13 March.

Model Boats March 2020

Model Boats March 2020

A preview of the Cover and Contents of Model Boats Magazine, March 2020 on sale 14 February.

Model Boats February 2020

Model Boats February 2020

A preview of the Cover and Contents of Model Boats Magazine, February 2020 on sale 17 January.

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

Model Boats April 2020

A preview of the Cover and Contents of Model Boats Magazine, April 2020 on sale 13 March.

Model Boats March 2020

A preview of the Cover and Contents of Model Boats Magazine, March 2020 on sale 14 February.

Model Boats February 2020

A preview of the Cover and Contents of Model Boats Magazine, February 2020 on sale 17 January.

Model Boats January 2020

A preview of the Cover and Contents of Model Boats Magazine, January 2020 on sale 20 December.

Model Boats December 2019

A look at the Cover and Contents of Model Boats Magazine, December 2019 on sale 22 November.


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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!

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