As you read those lines, the 201st issue of the IPMS Belgium magazine is about to be released. Its 56 pages are bringing yet again a very broad range of feature articles ranging from a rather sexy race car to braille scale armour, from autogiro to larger scale armour, from flight simulator to observation plane and of course to the midget sub that made the cover! Judge by yourself:
The ‘full build’ articles on the La Cierva C.30A Autogiro (MiniArt 1/35), Renard R.31 (Azur/Frrom 1/72) and Alpha Jet Flight Sim (scratchbuilt 1/72) in Belgian service, the Ukrainian T-72 MBT (Modellcollect 1/72) and US M4A2 Sherman (Zvezda 1/35), 1999 Le Mans Toyota GT-One (Tamiya 1/24), and the Kaiten Type 1 (Fine Molds 1/72) make up the largest part of the magazine.
A smaller number of ‘First Looks’ and ‘First Builds’ articles detail recent releases such as Zvezda’s 1/72 C-130H, and Eduard’s 1/48 SUU-20 bomb dispensers and Spitfire Mk.II .
The editorial, the Agenda and the IPMS News complete the magazine with info that is generally more aimed at the members of the association. Although not solely devoted to ‘Belgian’ subjects, KIT is highly regarded worldwide as a very good source of info for anything relating, in particular, to the Belgian army, air force and airlines. Back copies of most of the 200 earlier issues can be obtained from the association. The magazine is bilingual French/Dutch, and is comprehensively illustrated.
KIT is published quarterly and is sent free of charge to any IPMS Belgium member, whether they live in Belgium or not. Obviously, being member of the association requires a yearly but very reasonable membership fee. Details can be found on the IPMS Belgium website: www.ipms.be
Snippet by Domi Jadoul; pictures by IPMS Belgium.