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Model Boats Magazine

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  |  December 2015  

This issue includes a Full-Size Complimentary Free Plan worth £12.50 for a World War Two 61.5 foot Admiralty Motor Fishing Vessel, drawn by James Pottinger. In addition, we have an in-depth report with some super photographs from the 2015 Model Boat Convention and Ron Rees returns to these pages with an article about batteries and their applications in our model boats. You may remember the superb article on the steam driven QE2 model by Tim Henderson from September this year and he has now upgraded the steam plant to produce a true scale speed, all described with the technical calculations in a very neat piece of genre.
In Range Finder, Dave Wooley is continuing his Master Class for the Deans Marine HMS Skirmisher model, which incidentally attracted much interest and admiration at the 2015 Model Boat Convention, even in its uncompleted state. In Flotsam and Jetsam, John Parker is looking at model steam turbines and Readers' Models has a range of craft including Shrek, S. S. Gunnel and Monach, a paddle steamer based on a photo feature by Anthony Addams previously published in this magazine.
So, plenty of variety for this last issue for the 2015 year, and my designer Steve Stoner, Colin Bishop who looks after our website, and myself, all thank you for your support over the last twelve months and wish all readers the very best for Christmas 2015 and 2016.
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 giovedì 13 febbraio 2020 SUBSCRIBER
What can I say? By far the best modelling magazine ever. I started with Model Maker April 1956!
   Model Boats Reviewed martedì 11 febbraio 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 giovedì 4 ottobre 2018
Great Mag for Model Warship or Boat Builders
   Great product Reviewed sabato 11 gennaio 2014
This is the perfect companion for any model boat builder

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