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Merlin
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 07:33 AM UTC
Montex have released a nice set of masks offering alternative schemes for Zvezda's excellent Yak-3 kit.

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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 07:51 PM UTC
Its nice to see some good instructions with Montex Masks but they would have you use positive masking I.E. Painting the colour first then applying a mask to shield it for the next colour. To do this you have to paint the markings before the camo. Many may prefer this method but markings were painted over the camo and if you do it that way you can recreate any weathering of the markings accurately too. That should be one of the advantages of using painted on markings over decals. The greatest disadvantage of this method though is that you will have to mask off the complete marking, very accurately, before painting the camo; any misalignment will see a part of the marking over painted or an area of the model without camo.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 08:52 PM UTC
Hi Mal

There are pros and cons to either method and, of course, you could always use Montex's masks in a different order - this is just their suggested method. Anyway, keep your fingers crossed it turns out well, because I'll be using this set soon for a little How-To feature on masking.

All the best

Rowan