Since its launch in 1972, this quarterly journal has been regarded as the world's leading ship modelling publication. The mixture of articles, reviews, news and comment from modelmakers worldwide provides the best and most detailed information available anywhere, and is enhanced with authentic plans, clear diagrams and many photographs. Articles explain how individual models were researched, and constructed, problems addressed and solved along the way. The whole range of maritime vessels is covered, from regional craft to sailing warships to merchantmen and modern liners and battleships, and comprehensive ship histories are often provided. Contributors construct a range of dioramas, waterline and working models. Among the articles in this issue, Rodney Jurd describes his construction of the Discovery, one of the three ships which carried the colonists to to America in 1607 who set up the Jamestown settlement; Mark Slota explains the building of his model of the Soviet sail-training ship Tovarisch, and Tom Gorman the mechanics of his working model of Mv Shanklin.