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13 issues per year Write Review From €3.31 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  |  May 2017  


This issue includes a number of model construction articles including a Plastic Magic r/c conversion of two Tamiya 1:350 scale kits for the battleships HMS King George V and HMS Prince of Wales. As usual, Tony Dalton explains the entire process very well, building a superb radio controlled pair of these famous World War Two battleships. On the same theme, but somewhat larger, is a fantastic 1:80 scale USS Missouri battleship built from plans by Australian reader Bob Gilbert. This model, which weighs a staggering 80kg, is truly remarkable with numerous working features and a dedicated launching and transport method, all revealed in his article.
We welcome back Andy Cope with a new Fire Boat feature article for his r/c model, speedily built and entirely created from photographs. Dr. Marcus Rooks has Part Four of his HMS Dreadnought project and in this he is continuing with the detail work, although the steam turbine plant has been temporarily removed pending modifications and replaced by electric motors for the initial on the water trials.
Phil’ Scales has another model gallery, this time for his Scale Supporter, a much modified Model Slipway Aziz kit. As with the other models in his fleet, Phil demonstrates how easy and practical it is to turn an already excellent kit into something quite different with a little thought and some research.
On the technical side of our hobby, Francis Macnaughton discusses a combined micro speed controller and power unit for small plastic models.
We also have all the usual regular columns, including Range Finder, Flotsam & Jetsam and Boiler Room, as well as Part Two of Chris Drage’s new mini-series on 1:700 waterline models, so I hope there is something here for all our readers.
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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   Model Boats Reviewed Thursday, February 13, 2020 SUBSCRIBER
What can I say? By far the best modelling magazine ever. I started with Model Maker April 1956!
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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 Thursday, October 4, 2018
Great Mag for Model Warship or Boat Builders
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This is the perfect companion for any model boat builder

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