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June 22, 2014

Magazine Review: RT Vol. 36 #1 (Spring 2014)

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 11:04 pm
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As you know by now, RT (Random Thoughts) is the magazine of IPMS/Canada.  I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating, this is without a doubt the best modeling magazine out there, either profit or non-profit.  It reminds me of the early FineScale modeler magazines.  Fellow modeler Jim Bates put it best when he said that the magazine has found the right balance of words and pictures.  It is the only magazine that I read all the articles, regardless of the subject being covered.
 

All the IPMS branches are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.  Our friends in the great white north are going all out.  This issue is jam packed with great articles, particularly for the 72nd scale modeler.  There is a very nice build of a 72nd scale medieval lifeboat and a build of a 72nd scale F-86H target tug in a bright read and silver scheme.
 

There are very good historical articles on the Beaufighter and RCAF Ventura.  In other scales there is a 35th scale Firefly tank and 48th scale CT-155 Hawk.
 

I know this sounds like a broken record, but if you aren’t a member of IPMS/Canada.  They’ve just gone thru a price increase due to a postage increase in Canada.  It now costs a person in the US $45 per year.  However, I still consider that a bargain.  I hope you’ll consider joining up.

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