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Model Boats Magazine

13 issues per year Write Review From $4.15 per issue Model Boats is the world's leading monthly model boats magazine. From radio control warships to stately galleons, this is a must read!

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Model Boats  |  Winter Special  

This Special Edition of Model Boats includes a comprehensive Plan Feature for the Australian Steam Tug Wattle, which has been supplied by John Parker, plus an in depth kit review for Ranzow by Terry Small.

This 100 page issue has as its second thread, the theme of ‘Improving your Modelling Skills’ and for this there are articles on the use of Cardboard in our models by Glynn Guest; Electronics by Dave Milbourn, a well known master of the subject; Resin Casting by Dave Wooley; Metals and their uses by Richard Simpson and finally a really nice piece by Ron Rees on how to make simple homemade Hot Wire Cutters. Regular readers of Model Boats will have seen his fantastic small scale r/c models built on foam hulls, so this article makes it even easier for the model boat hobbyist to use and cut this lightweight material, something that has been common in aeromodelling for some years now.

I hope in this Special 100 Page Special issue that there is something for everyone who has a passion for radio control scale model boating and please don’t forget to visit our website ( and participate in our active forum managed by Colin Bishop. In addition, Model Boats is now also on Twitter and Facebook for those readers who like to use social media.

Paul Freshney - Editor
Model Boats is the world's leading monthly model boats magazine. From radio control warships to stately galleons, this is a must read!
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4 Customer Reviews
   Model Boats Reviewed February 13, 2020 SUBSCRIBER
What can I say? By far the best modelling magazine ever. I started with Model Maker April 1956!
   Model Boats Reviewed February 11, 2020 SUBSCRIBER
Always enjoy reading the magazine which contains a wealth of information from many people that contribute articles and including suppliers adverts
   Great Mag for Model Warship or Boat Builders Reviewed October 4, 2018
Great Mag for Model Warship or Boat Builders
   Great product Reviewed January 11, 2014
This is the perfect companion for any model boat builder

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