Random Thoughts 39/1
BY: IPMS Canada
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken - IPMS Canada #5729

Just in time for Spring, the latest edition of R/T arrived in the mails. This is one of the best club magazines produced and I always look forward to each new edition.

This one has four main articles. Each of them are, as they say, profusely illustrated, which is what one wants from articles. As is often the case with club pubs, the internet has not impacted them in a positive manner, however, they do have a dedicated cadre of builders who managed to keep the magazine interesting.

THis particular edition starts out with a superb build of the NNT Models 1/700 HMAS Sydney, by Gary Barling. A considerable amount of work has gone into this one and thanks to all the great photos and info, there are some techniques that I think modelers will find useful.

Next is the build of a 1/48 CT-114 Tutor that graces the cover. Once again, Frank Cuden  put a great deal of effort into building this one and chose the very nice Centennaires scheme.

What seems like a mainstay of Canadian modeling magazines is the CF-105 Arrow and so we have the first installment of Richard Clairoux' 1/48 build. Though starting with the Hobbycraft kit, a considerable amount of additional bits and pieces are going into this one.

Finally, Barry Maddin presents a very neat WWI trench diorama using Master Box figures as the main part. It goes to show what a well thought out diorama should look like and is highly recommended reading for fans of the genre.

In all, a nice read and an issue that is quite informative in many ways.  T

How do you get these great editions? Simply join IPMS Canada and trade uncolorful money for full color 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.

March 2017

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