|REVIEWER:||Scott Van Aken - IPMS Canada #5729|
The latest edition of IPMS Canada's Random Thoughts arrived in the mails the other day. As usual, there are some excellent articles within, including some that are a bit eclectic.
As those of us in publishing know, articles can wax and wane in quantity. Such is the case in this edition with four feature articles. However, this also means greater coverage of each subject so it is a good trade-off.
The first is a nice on an an F4H-1 using the 1/72 Fujimi kit as a basis. Frank Cudden uses the Falcon set as a basis for this, but eventually uses only the canopy making all the other modifications to the nose section using other materials.
Next up is a neat article by Gary Barling that makes a US M1917 tank. He uses the Meng 1/35 FT17 and adds the different bits that were typical of the US production version. A fairly straight-forward conversion that should be within the means of most modelers.
The third article is Barry Maddin's neat Hasegawa 1/35 Rescue Excavator. This isn't the type of kit on everyone's radar, but the end result is quite pleasing.
Finally, the cover article, which is the Tamiya 1/32 Mosquito FB.VI built as a Canadian plane with 418 Squadron. Trish McNorgan's work shows well in this one and the article is well illustrated.
Another fine edition and one I look forward to every quarter. So, you are wondering, just how do I get this great club magazine. Well, it is simple. Just trade uncolorful money for full color magazines. IPMS Canada is a great group of people so you will be in very good company. Can't get much better than that, eh?
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