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Ta-152C Maxi Mask
Designed for the Hobby Boss kit
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by: Tim Hatton [ LITESPEED ]


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This set is designed for the Hobby Boss kit [cat no 81702] and the masks replicate the Balkenkreuz, Hakenkreuz and unit markings featured in the kit..

Contents:

Contained in the zip sealed transparent bag is:
-1 x set of grey masks with national insignia, markings and canopy.
-1 x set of black masks for the canopy.
-1 x mask guide.

Before you start it's well worth going over to the Montex website to fully acquaint yourself on how to get the most from these masks. The tutorials are very helpful. There are no placement instructions just follow the placement guide in the instructions of the Hobby Boss kit. The grey coloured markings masks include:

Grey coloured masks include:
-7 x balkenkreuze, the crosses painted on the upper and lower wings and on the side of the fuselage.
-2 x hakenkreuze, swastikas for both sides of the fin.
-2 x code numbers “EY”
-2 x code numbers “VH”

The black coloured masks include:
-1 x set of masks for the inside of the windscreen and canopy.
-1x set of for the wheels, including the tail wheel.

The vinyl mask material have a completely different feel and look to masks made from Kabuki tape . Before you apply the masks get a feel for them first by using the masks for the title of the subject. The backing paper overlaps the masks themselves slightly. Use a sharp knife in the corner of the sheet to separate the two layers and carefully peel away the backing with your fingers. The cuts for the different parts of the masks are very cleanly cut, and separate very easily. It occurs to me it might be possible to use the positive and negative parts of the mask to double the number of markings you can use, if you are careful. Follow the on-line and kit instructions to help with placement and using multi part masks.

Conclusions:

Montex are expanding their range of masks to help you to create a more authentic finish to your model. Although they will take a little more work and time compared to applying decals, I am sure they will be well worth it. The painted marking will look very effective with some heavy weathering as seen on many well used machines.
Take a look at the finished models on the Montex website. Very nicely done Montex.
SUMMARY
Highs: A great way of producing sympathetic markings with the rest of the finished scheme. Very good value for money.
Lows: Nothing so far.
Verdict: Highly recommended.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:48
  Mfg. ID: MM48342
  Suggested Retail: £4
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  PUBLISHED: Apr 21, 2012
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 90.86%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 91.33%

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About Tim Hatton (litespeed)
FROM: ENGLAND - NORTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

Aircraft are my primary interest from WWll to present day.

Copyright ©2019 text by Tim Hatton [ LITESPEED ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Model Shipwrights. All rights reserved.



   

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