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Model Boats  |  December 2013  

This issue includes a major Feature Article for USS Monterey, an outstanding steam powered model of the American monitor which has been totally scratch built by John Hollis. In addition, we welcome back Brian Roberts who has built the classic Amati Riva Aquarama kit, but with some 21st Century improvements!

Something a bit different, that readers may not be aware of, is the bi-annual USA-UK Yachting Challenge, that began early in the 21st Century and in 2013 had races at Gosport and Llandudno, with Gareth Jones doing the reporting for us.

One of the major annual model boating events is the Model Boat Convention, held at Haydock Park Racecourse in late-August each year and Dave Wooley has a comprehensive Photo Gallery on the centre pages of this magazine for the 24th event held in 2013. This is a show run by modellers, for modellers, and this year it had nearly 800 model boats on display with 67 entered in the various competition classes. This was also the year that the Russians came for the first time (after a five day journey by van across Europe!) with their outstanding static models which scooped a number of the top awards, and deservedly so. There were over 30 clubs and more than 20 traders on site over the two days, so a great advertisement for the hobby in the North West of the UK.
We also have all our usual regular articles, including club reports from a fast electric race meeting in Essex and the Barry Maritime Festival in Ireland that is supported by our Irish readers.
I hope there is something for everyone in this issue who has a passion for model boating and please don’t forget to visit our website and its Model Boats forum at In addition, Model Boats is now on Twitter and Facebook for those readers who use this social media.

This is not quite the last issue before Christmas 2013, the January issue being on sale in the shops on the 17th December, but anyway for now, on behalf of myself, the magazine designer Richard Dyer and Coli
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Very good interesting read every month. Covers most aspects of model boats. plenty of information on all things R/C boats. Reviewed Wednesday, 17 February 2021

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I live in the USA and we have no tradition of model boating here. It is always a pleasure to receive your new issues, they give me many ideas, projects and great joy. Thanks Reviewed Tuesday, 9 February 2021

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I started reading Model Boats in 1963, the whole scene has changed dramatically in those intervening years and sadly it seems that it is mostly older people who read the mag and keep the hobby alive, I have returned to the hobby after nearly 30 years away, the guidance offered in the magazine is most helpful Reviewed Monday, 30 March 2020

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What can I say? By far the best modelling magazine ever. I started with Model Maker April 1956! Reviewed Thursday, 13 February 2020

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