|REVIEWER:||Scott Van Aken - IPMS Canada #5729|
Random Thoughts is starting its 44th year of publication, which is a super milestone. It is interesting to see how far it has come since its earlier years. While the magazine has changed, the quality of the builds within has not. This edition is no exception with five very nice articles.
First up is Frank Cuden's Sword TBM-3W using the Canadian markings. Frank did gussy up the kit a bit and fixed a few of the kit's glitches (like a too splayed out main gear). He also discovered that the insignia provided in the kit are incorrect for the time period of the kit so something of which to be aware.
Next up is Barry Maddin's very nice Soviet Dugout diorama. Barry has done his research and there is a lot of scratch-building that went into this offering based on the MiniArt 1/35 kit.
The third offering is a very nicely done car kit. Ken Nesbitt builds an AMT 1966 Lincoln Continental and adds some additional touches to it. Nice to see a car in these pages.
Ken Woodruff is up next with a well done conversion of the Hasegawa 1/72 P2V-7 to make an OP-2E as operated over the HoChiMinh Trail during the Vietnam War. Lots of additional work in this one as well.
Finally, the main cover aircraft, the Airfix 1/24 F6F Hellcat, built by John Lumley. I've seen this kit built several times and it never fails to impress.
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? (BTW, Canadians don't really say 'eh' at the end of sentences. Blame a pair of comedians for that).
But wait, there is more. If you join, you also get the electronic Beaver Tales delivered straight to your computer, and you can get the periodic decal sheets that are only provided to members.
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