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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...

Nixie

Nixie

Fancy building a sub' without the expense and commitment? Glynn Guest shows the way – FREE PLAN!

Boiler Room – Affordable Steam

Boiler Room – Affordable Steam

Richard Simpson’s series on model steam plants

General

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...

SS Master

SS Master

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

Hints, Tips & Technical

Supermarket Sweep

Supermarket Sweep

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

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

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 July 2018

Model Boats July 2018

A look at the Cover and Contents of the July issue of Model Boats on sale 8th June.

June Issue - Preview of content

June Issue - Preview of content

On sale 11th May 2018

May Issue - Preview of content

May Issue - Preview of content

On sale 13th April 2018

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 July 2018

A look at the Cover and Contents of the July issue of Model Boats on sale 8th June.

June Issue - Preview of content

On sale 11th May 2018

May Issue - Preview of content

On sale 13th April 2018

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

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


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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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