Random Thoughts 38/4
BY: IPMS Canada
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken - IPMS Canada #5729

I am one of those who always looks forward to the latest edition of R/T. I like it because it is nicely formatted, has lots of images and provides interesting articles. Guess that is pretty much what one wants in such a publication.

This edition provides three very nice articles. The first is on the Hobbycraft 1/72 CF-100 Mk IV by Yves Fournier. It is a nicely done article and highlights what one can do with this somewhat basic kit with a bit of aftermarket and some building skills. It makes for a great primer or properly building this kit.

Next is titled 'Armor Modelling for the Beginner' by Michael Campbell. It provides a plethora of techniques, most of which this beginner thinks are more of an intermediate type of procedure, though I guess if one has advanced skills, these might seem pretty basic. In all, it is well worth reading as it does provide a lot of neat hints and tips, taking up a lion's share of the pages.

I have been following Jim Bates' excellent RCAF Hurricane series with much interest and have learned a great deal. This third installment is no exception. It is titled 'Oddballs and Stragglers....', a well thought title. There are those aircraft involved in testing Rocket Projectiles, those involved in anti-submarine work, those used to chase balloons, ski equipped planes and those involved in photo surveying. Lots of nice detail photos and probably the most interesting to me were the planes that were without the usual carb intake scoop.

In all, a nice read and an issue that is quite informative in many ways.  There is also an indication of a coming decal sheet so if you are interested, you have to be a member.

How do you get these great editions? Simply join IPMS Canada and trade money for magazines. It is well worth it. As a bonus, you also get their e-mail editions of Beaver Tails, which is separate from the magazine.

January 2017

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