While searching through our archives, staff at Hobbies HQ in Norfolk found a stash of old instructional plans that were once part of the Hobbies annual, dating back to the 1950s. The plans were originally sold to hobbyists who wanted to make wooden models from scratch, and some were quite ambitious indeed. To help keep the lost art of wooden model-building alive, Hobbies have decided to release these plans for free to allow a new generation of hobbyists and modellers to try their hands at 1950s construction techniques.
Included are the plans for a pleasure boat, complete with space for a working motor, a rather splendid 'Nuclear Submarine 'Dreadnought'' design, as well as plans for a model lightship and a WWII-era Armstrong Whitworth Whitley bomber. Also included are links to the supplies you might find useful. The plans were originally produced in A3, but can be printed in A4 with appropriate adjustments to scaling.
Whether you're interested in modelling history or just looking for a project to while away long winter evenings, dust off your tools and take a look at these classic wooden model plans from Hobbies!
These plans are a chance to build a bit of modelmaking history, and furthermore we're also offering a £50 Hobbies Gift Voucher as a prize for the best video/photographs of a finished build. Send your entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please note that we may use the entry pictures as promotional material).
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