Random Thoughts 40/4
BY: IPMS Canada
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken - IPMS Canada #5729

The latest edition of IPMS Canada's Random Thoughts arrived in the mails the other day. This edition is another that features one of IPMS Canada's neat decal sheets. These sheets are ones that feature Canadian subjects and offer some very cool modeling possibilities, regardless of what it is you like to build in the way of military-themed subjects. The sheet is also the basis for most of the articles in this edition. To get this decal sheet, you must be a member in good standing with IPMS Canada as they do not print excess for later sale.

Seven articles are in this edition, starting with a nice Dakota from the Central Experiment & Proving Establishment. This article provides a history of the aircraft as well as a plethora of photos to help you build the 1/72 version. Lots of useful kits out there for this, all of which will need some minor mods.

Also with the CEPE is a T-34A Mentor. This aircraft was tried by the RCAF, but did not meet their requirements as they were too easy to fly and prone to structural weaknesses. Markings provided for the 1/48 Minicraft kit.

In 1/l35 is an article for the decals of an M4A2(76) with HVSS suspension. Some kit bashing will be needed for this one.

The T-33 with pink tanks is the next one that allows you to reproduce a plane that was seriously zapped.  In 1/72 and 1/48.

The final decal subject are badges for Canada's Mobile Command. These were applied to vehicles and some aircraft so the badges are reproduced in various sizes for 1/35 and 1/48 scale.

Finally, we have to build articles by Yves Fournier. One is a CF-5A from AETE and the other is an aggressor CF-5D with 419 squadron. Lots of great photos and tips in these and well worth reading.

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?

January 2019

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