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Build your ideal model boat and improve your skills with Model Boats magazine – the ultimate guide for all boat modelling enthusiasts! Model Boats magazine focuses on radio-controlled warships as well as state galleons, yachts, lifeboats, petrol-powered, cruise ships and more, offering you an extensive range of new project challenges every month.


Inspire your next great design and boat modelling project with regular features on in-depth building plans, painting tips and tricks, new kit releases, the latest news from the model boat community and so much more.  


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Model Boats  |  February 2022  


In the February 2022 issue of Model Boats magazine, don’t miss:

* Your chance to win a superb ARTR (Almost Ready to Run) Joysway DragonForce 65 yacht, which retails at £179.99, courtesy of the kind folks at CML Distribution

* From Russia with love: super cool Tupolev A-3 Aerosledges built by Ashley Needham and his fellow Bush Parky model boaters

*Merlin made magical again: prepare to be spellbound by a battered old 1960’s Sutcliffe tin toy that’s been transformed into a truly charming little R/C model with a bit of modern wizardry

*Is scratch-building dead? A thought-provoking feature that reflects on traditional model boat building methods and considers how recent (in relative terms) innovations have changed the direction of our hobby’s future

* Scope for smoke: a step-by-step guide to converting a nebuliser into a nifty smoke-effect device specifically designed for smaller boats

* Aptitude: modelling and electronic skills put to the test in the construction of a semi-scratch tug featuring working lamps and LEDs compliant with the 1:1 scale latest towing light regulations

* Keeping square: Glynn Guest goes back to basics as he steers us towards achieving better rudder control

* All about the base: check out an inspirational diorama built to serve as home to an equally realistic working cargo vessel when she’s not out on the water

* A Tale of Two Tugs: A friend in need is a friend indeed, and fortunately, unlike the Dickens novel, this story has a happy ending!

* Wavemaster: how a plan based on a classic Veron kit was turned into a gorgeous work of art by the late Tim Ridge

* Paper chase: why tracking down old model boat-related printed matter can prove such a richly rewarding pursuit

* Boiler Room: some sage advice on shaft-couplings

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A round up of the latest hobby-related news
Your Letters: views aired and info shared
Your Models: splendid work showcased

Model Boats is the world’s leading title for radio-controlled model boats and scale modelling enthusiasts. Each issue is packed with a variety of projects, helpful and practical tips and tricks, kit reviews, new releases and everything you need to know about building a model boat from scratch. 


Whether you’re new to the hobby or an experienced modeller, Model Boats caters to all boat modelling enthusiasts who are passionate about broadening their skill sets and perfecting their craft. Get inspired for your next project by a wide variety of radio-controlled boats in every issue such as model and full-size warships, yachts, cruise ships, petrol-powered, wind-powered, state galleons, lifeboats and more.


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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 February 17, 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 February 9, 2021
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Excellent magazine Reviewed October 27, 2020
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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 March 30, 2020
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Model Boats

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

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