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Model Boats Magazine

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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  |  May 2014  


This issue has 100 pages, sixteen more than the usual 84. It is also the first of these enlarged Bumper Issues for 2014, a year which sees the 100th Anniversary of the commencement of World War One in 1914 and also the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy D-Day Landings in 1944. To commemorate and remember these momentous events of the first half of the last century, Dave Wooley has supplied three special articles about the warships of the late-Victorian period and into the Great War. In the first, published here, he is examining the warships of the Royal Navy from 1895 to 1905, many of which then served in World War One, even though the pace of naval technology development meant that many were obsolete within a few years, but still giving valuable wartime service.

We also have a number of major and exciting Feature Articles. These include Part One of Dermot Curnyn’s unique laser-cut PT18; a highly unusual model of Ecranoplan KM by Ashley Needham, who must be one of our most innovative and creative model makers; a full kit review by John Elliott of Bob About, an easy to build Footy yacht and Bill Langton is a welcome newcomer to these pages describing his fantastic nine foot long steam launch Falcon. In addition, Peter Whitehead returns with an article about clockwork model boats and Anthony Addams visits the National Museum of the Marine in Paris.

There are also all the regular features, plus a few more, so something for everyone with an interest in model boats as a hobby. Like the famous paint, the title on the cover is what we do, and hopefully rather well!

Paul Freshney - Editor

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.


Ready to start building your ideal model boat? Enjoy step-by-step guides, detailed illustrations and practical advice to help you build your best boat model yet. Subscribe to Model Boats today and get every monthly issue delivered directly to your device.

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  • Improve your skills with practical and useful tips and tricks
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  • Exclusive features on the boats that are sailing our seas
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Model Boats

Very good interesting read every month. Covers most aspects of model boats. plenty of information on all things R/C boats. Reviewed 17 February 2021
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Model Boats

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 09 February 2021
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Model Boats

Excellent magazine Reviewed 27 October 2020
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Model Boats

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 30 March 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 13 February 2020

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