Barge “Jan Willem”

Portuguese fishing boat “Danubio”

Tug boat “Titan”

Waterbug” by Vic Smeed

Speedboat “Zaphron”

With water always nearby, who can resist building model boats? As a small boy I found them more gratifying than (non-flying) model airplanes… and I still like them today.

If you also like small model boats then do not buy plastic but rather a booklet on the subject of building your own from wood and / or paper – in the UK many were published during the last century. Once you get the taste of creating models from scratch using ordinary materials you will be off the streets forever.