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Model Boats Magazine October November 1986 by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Thanks Doug, I have a print subscription, so may not be able to access, will try though. If that fails, if anyone has the ability to download and print those 2 articles I would be most greatful

Model Boats Magazine October November 1986 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hallo Sy, without a subscription number I'm afraid you won't get access 🤔 "The online archive of Model Boats magazine is available exclusively to Print + Digital and Digital subscribers and lets you: Turn the pages of your favourite magazine online Access back issues Search for favourite articles Access the latest issue as soon as it is published" Cheers Doug 😎

Model Boats Magazine October November 1986 by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Many thanks mark, will give it a try! Kind regards Sy

Model Boats Magazine October November 1986 by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Skydiver, go on the model boat magazine website, they have the archive to call on. Mark

Model Boats Magazine October November 1986 by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Does anyone have a copy of the October and November 1986 Model Boats Magazine that contained the build article on the Tyne Class lifeboat. I have purchased the plans and Hull from Sarik and have found a wonderful build article on this model. Thinking that this will test my scratch building skills, I would love to add this class Lifeboat to go along side my Solent. Photocopies of the build articles would be perfect, happy to meet all costs if reasonable. Thank you in advance.

tug build by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
theres a build log in model boats magazine if you search Ayton cross model boats magazine the article comes up a.Cheers Marky

Bob the Duck by EricMB Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Built after a challenge from the late Bob Hutton, and featured in this Nov 2017's Model Boats magazine... 'from an idea to the water' See the videos on YouTube, just search Bob the Duck

TAMIYA. King George V. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Colin, what scale is it? If you Google 'Plastic Magic' you should get lots of example of this from 350 / 400 scale carriers and battleships down to 72 scale Vosper MTB, KM S100 / E-Boat etc. There are also several Plastic magic articles in Model Boats magazine. The general principles are always the same: lightweight miniaturised electronics incl. servos! Do a max payload test on the bare hull as the very first thing. Weigh the major superstructure assemblies and decks and subtract from max payload: that's what's left for electronics and battery! The kit props are generally useless, no pitch, so make your own out of tinplate or 0.5mm brass. can be a little oversize, no one will know😉 Prop shafts and tubes: 2mm OD / 1mm ID brass tube with 1mm silver steel or piano wire shafts. Couplings from shrink sleeve. will dig out some motor types and sources tomorrow, there are also some given in the Model Boats mag articles. That's where I found the Micron Radio tip😊 Can heartily recommend Micron radio for the smallest combination RX and ESC on one tiny board that I've ever seen! Talk to Andy Rutter, he offers excellent advice and will fit tiny connectors and pre-program the RX board to match what you want to do. He also has very very tiny servos which are ideal.👍 http://www.micronradiocontrol.co.uk/ Look under RC components - 'Deltang Ultra micro'. you ain't gonna get no teeny weenier! I went weak today 😲 and ordered a 350 scale Prince of Wales, to match my 350 scale Bismarck, Hood and Ark Royal. Battle of Denmark Straight here we come! Cost a tad more than 25 pence though 🤔 Good luck Doug 😎

huntsman plan by Black Dog Jack Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
Model Boats magazine January 2016 ncluded a free plan of a Huntsman 31 complete with photos and a step by step build guide. Unfortunately the model is 24". I also wanted a bigger model so I redrew the plan double size. It wasn't too difficult and only took a couple of evenings with a some lining paper from B&Q and a calculator and voila! At the moment I am planking the roof of the cabins and trying to decide between a brushless motor and an old Weston rare earth brushed motor I used to use for fast electrics. The article in MB also ran into February 2016 where all the fiddly finishing bits were described, also with many photos. I expect one can obtain back issues from their web site. Anyone interested in Huntsmen should get these two issues for the detail alone.

"Vanity" leaves the building board by Westquay Captain   Posted: 7 months ago
Ah, my replacement copies of Plank-on-Frame Models have arrived. Indistinguishable from the copies I lent and never got back. I simply cannot be without these books. I've had them since I was wee loddy in Devon, when my love of quality model boats began. I was a member of the Thames Ship Lovers and Ship Model Society and got my first ever proper commission through them. Where are they now? They were one of the main London based clubs at one point, meeting in a Pub in the West End on a Tuesday night. I believe the magazine Model Shipwright came about through those meetings. Now, even that magnificent organ has gone. What is it about model boaters? No TSLSMS, no Scale Sail, no Model Shipwright. And no doubt Maritime Models has gone in Greenwich and Model Shipwrights in Putney. For a maritime nation all this is a disgrace. Martin

Got it so here goes... by manyboats Lieutenant   Posted: 12 months ago
I built the Fairey Huntsman by Precedent back in the ‘70s. It must have been a very different kit to the one being sold now. I had few resources back then but somehow managed a half decent job of it with a glow plug engine for power. Never could start it, and eventually sold it to someone prepared to persevere with it. It must have had a few fittings, and plans, unlike the current one, which is really poor quality. After some consideration and a timely article in Model Boats magazine, I ordered the plans from Myhobbystore.com. I still wanted to make it the size of the kit so had to get them enlarged to 11th scale.; not a problem. So this build blog is to encourage anyone wanting to build this delightful classic boat not to get a kit but to scratch build it. Better and much more satisfying. You’ll probably have to scratch build all the fittings and detailing anyway. I didn't manage to take detailed photos all the time but hopefully there will be enough to be useful. I got lucky with supplies of appropriate ply at my local Menshed, and got on with cutting out the frames on their scroll saw. I had plenty of materials accumulated over years and lots of cedar from venetian blinds, which is really good for planking etc. The plans are more accurate than the kit and have much nicer hull lines. Fitting the frames was straight forward, and double cedar chine strips were epoxied in.

Scallywag by jimrust Seaman   Posted: 1 year ago
[Score: 8/10] 28"/7500g Scallywag Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 20mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 40mm) Direct Drive to a 545 (3 Blade) Powered by NiCad (7.2v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Mtroniks (20Amps) ESC - Comments: Scallywag is my second model, I came across an old Model boats magazine from 1988 that had a copy of the original plan designed by David Metcalfe and surprisingly managed to get and ABS hull. Very pleased with the results. The wheelhouse has a hinged door and seat locker and even a working compass! In addition I have fitted a sounder unit (can't remember the manufacturer)

Is westbournemodel@ co serious? by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
As a single time Westbourne customer, complained to both the Police and Trading Standards, but never heard any more. Also brought the situation to the attention of the Model Boats Magazine. Like many others my credit card company reimbursed me. In fairness to the industry, have NEVER had this experience with any other supplier, have always experienced integrity and helpfulness. Now, before using a company for the first time, always seek web reviews or recommendations. Caveat Emptor I suppose!

model shows by jtdavid Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
This press release has just been sent to Model Boats magazine to include in their next digital edition (the next hard-copy edition isn't in the shops until after the show): "COALVILLE MODEL BOAT SHOW 2016 After some last-minute organisational changes this years 2016 show is now quite definitely ON again! Dates are Saturday & Sunday April 9/10;2016 10.00am 4.00pm at the Hermitage Leisure Centre, Silver Street, Whitwick, Coalville LE67 5EU. The show historically attracts many traders and clubs from all over the UK , so there should be plenty of models and goodies to interest everyone! There is ample FREE parking on site and everything is easily accessed on ground floor level. The Centre has a good cafeteria, serving hot and cold food. Admission to the show will be £4.50/person/day (Under 16 are Free of charge). Further details will be posted on the website www.coalvilleshow.co.uk as they become known". contact there web site for all latest information www.coalvilleshow.co.uk taken of modelboatmayhem

Westbourne Model Centre by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
As mentioned earlier, had a similar experience. Whilst the reason Alex was given could be accurate, must admit that the kids "dropping the ball" has never compromised their ability to debit credit cards! Also got reimbursed by the card company, but that just drives all our costs up. Likewise was in touch with the Editor of Model Boats as consider a magazine should be concerned with the integrity of its advertisers. Would be disappointing to hear that a newcomer to our hobby, frustrated in dealings with a supplier, could give it up. It would be valuable if this website could offer a forum where enthusiasts could comment on their dealings with suppliers so could compare notes. From my experience with this company, now always check on the Internet for reviews, fortunately most suppliers have good ones.