1950 - 1954         Issues 1 to 49
1955 - 1958         Issues 50 to 97
1959 - 1962         Issues 98 to 144
1963 - 1966          Issues 145 to 192
1967- 1970           Issues 193 to 240
1971 - 1974          Issues 241 to 287
1975 - 1978         Issues 288 to 334
1979 - 1982         Issues 335 to 382
1983 - 1986       Issues 383 to 430
1987 - 1990        Issues 431 to 478
1991 - 1994       Issues 479 to 526
1995 - 1998            Issues 527 to 576
1999 - 2002              Issues 577  to 625
2003 - 2006               Issues 626  to 673
2007 - 2010              Issues 674  to 721
2011 - 2014              Issues 722  to 769
2015 - 2018              Issues 770  to 817
                          FRONT COVER SCANS
                                1950 to Current
Welcome to a bit of Nostalga, over the past year I have managed to Scan every front cover of the Monthly Model Boats magazine this also includes the magazine back to the very first issue in 1950 when it was then called " Model Maker ", a copy of which can be seen below.
The scans do not cover the contents of the magazine , for this I would recommend a site called  " magazineexchange.co.uk " where a search facility is available and on a majority of the magazines a complete index is shown .
Magazine
The Scans do not currently include any Specials or winter issue's , however I hope to include these shortly

Below I have included some bits of info about the mags.

Model Maker & Model Boats
Useless Info..
(Please note that although the information detailed below although believed to be correct, may contain errors)


The first issue of Model Maker was printed in December 1950

December 1950 to issue 23 October 1952
Known as…..”Model Maker Incorporating The Model Mechanic & Model Cars”

November 1952 issue 24 to January 1961 issue 121
Known as…..  “ Model Maker “

February 1961 Issue 122 to March 1964 Issue 159
Known as “ Model Maker & Model Cars ”

April 1964 issue 160 to June 1964 issue 162
Again just “ Model Maker ”

July 1964 Issue 163 to August 1965 issue 176
Known as …Model Maker & Model Boats .. at this stage Model Maker was the more prominent
name.

September 1965 issue 177 to March 1966 issue 183
Model maker & Model Boats.. For this period the Model Maker name became heavily reduced with
“ Model Boats” now becoming the more prominent displayed name.

April 1966 issue 184 to present day
The magazine name changes to just “ Model Boats ”

June 1994  It is noted that on the front Cover there are More Pages - More Colour and that it was now
incorporating the Best of " Radio Control Boat Modeller ".

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Over the years there have been a couple of non prints, oddities and errors.

The July 1959 issue…. was Not printed due to a printers strike
The February & March  1974 issues  were combined due to the 3 day week.( I think)

The February 1977 magazine is printed as issue 313, as is the March 1977, April is showing the
expected correct issue number of 315. This also happened again in 1994 where July was numbered
520 as was June but was back to normal in August.

For a few years in the 1997 rather than a specific month the magazines were issued with dates
E.g. 15th July to 10 August !! which resulted in 14 issues being printed that year

For the December 2013 issue , Unfortunately due to the printers there was a  printing error the 2
page free plan only had Side one printed,  a correct copy was made available but only to those who
requested it at the time.

In 2020 due to Covid 19, the June & July issue of Model Boats were not published. Publishing re-
started for the August issue 838 , although as June & July were not printed this should really have
been issue 836. Also August saw a new Editor " Lindsey Amrani " who took over from Martyn Chorlton.
This year there was no winter 13th Issue produced, also the December 2020 & January 2021 issues
were combined.


 
Magazine Exchange below which has issues going back to the 60's
As of 2016 Back issues are no longer available direct from My Hobby Store, but are available from Mags UK
                     Back Issues - Where can you get them ?.

Naturally I would always recommend that you always try to get a back issue from the Magazine Publishers, however in this case Model Boats Magazine (MyHobbyStore) no longer supply back issues, this has been taken up My Mags and a link can be found at the bottom of this page. If you are not able to obtain one from them, I would suggest you try the Magazine Exchange who sell them, and also have 3rd party sellers, selling through them, failing that then there is always the various internet auction sites, E.g Ebay.