Journal of IPMS Canada
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published by IPMS Canada 6 times a year; available to members of
IPMS Canada by filling out the application
form on their website
Decal sheet available only for members of
IPMS Canada, including members who join before the issue of the
next Random Thoughts.
cover; 24 pages; centre-staple bound; letter size; portrait
format; black-and-white commercially printed
Decals: 2 full 20cm x 13.5cm decal sheets
in both 1/72 and 1/48 scale. 8 pages of photocopied instructions.
membership of IPMS Canada. Membership costs CAN$24.00 per annum in
Canada; CAN$26.00 per annum for international members
eclectic subject matter reflects members' expertise; good
Decals: Lots of subjects, plenty of
variety; both major scales in the one set; perfect registration;
very thin; minimal carrier film.
Photo reproduction quality limited by the printing process
Decals: Very limited timeframe for
by Brett Green
One of the real challenges for a club magazine is addressing the needs of
its members with expertly researched and uniquely relevant material. IPMS
Canada has a head-start in this area due to its experienced Editorial team,
including Sid Arnold, Jamie Leggo and Randy Lutz.
IPMS Canada's magazine was originally called Random Thoughts, but in
these modern times now goes under the moniker of "RT". The
magazine is only available to IPMS Canada members, but this organisation
happily offers membership to Canadians (at CAN$24 per annum) and foreigners
(at CAN$26 per annum) alike.
"RT" is published 6 times a year, and is produced on 24 black
and white pages. The printing is quite clean and sharp, but reproduction of
details in photos suffers slightly from the dot point format.
The issue under review is Volume 27, Number 2, and contains a great mix
of reference articles for aircraft and armour modellers. In summary, the
Variations on the Curtiss Hawk (everything
you always wanted to know about variants of the P-36 from the 1/48 scale
Hobbycraft kit) by Randy Lutz
2KI Wireless Body on CMP 4x4-101 Chassis by
W.P. Warren and Don Dingwall (19 drawings plus supporting text)
Pumas of the Royal Hungarian Air Force Part
2 by Stephen Bathy (a text and picture profile of a Hungarian pilot and
his Bf 109, "Red 7")
IPMS Canada NorEast Con coverage
M3 Medium Lee in Canadian Service by Sid
Arnold (5 photos, text and14 drawings)
Props and Chocks - opinion by Randy Lutz
Decals - Canadian Aces of WWII
In addition to RT Magazine, IPMS Canada produce occasional exclusive
decals and merchandising for members. This issue of RT includes an excellent
decal sheet of Canadian aces of WWII.
The decals comprise two full-size sheets (each 20cm x 13.5cm) with eleven
subjects in both 1/72 and 1/48 scale. The decals are printed
beautifully, with perfect registration and minimal carrier film. They look
extremely thin so take care when applying them to your models.
Subjects covered include seven Spitfires, two Hurricanes, a Gladiator and
a Kittyhawk Mk. I. These represent the mounts of the six top scoring
Canadian aces of WWII. There is a good variety of markings and colour
schemes from Europe and the Middle East.
Instructions are supplied on four double-sided letter-sized photocopied
sheets. Text and profiles are provided.