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Ki-44 Mini Mask
Designed for the Sword kit
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by: Tim Hatton [ LITESPEED ]


Originally published on:
AeroScale

Montex has released a Mini Mask set for the fine looking Sword 1/72 Ki-44 Tojo. These will certainly help you produce some crisp lines around the canopy and main wheels.

Contents:

Contained in the zip sealed transparent bag is a number of vinyl masks on one sheet:
-1 x sets of black coloured mask for the windscreen and canopy.
-1x set of for the main wheels.
-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.

The windscreen has three masks, while the canopy has four masks. Also there is masks for the tyres and the hubs of the main wheels. A pity there is no masks for the kits one piece tail wheel, but then again the kits tail wheel does look a little nondescript.
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 clean cuts for the different parts of the masks means they separate very easily. Follow the on-line and kit instructions to help with placement and using multi part masks.

Conclusions:

These mask are well worth considering particularly if you value your precious modeling time. This set will ease your workload somewhat. Well worth acquiring if you have the Sword kit. Very nicely done Montex.
SUMMARY
Highs: Makes the job of masking wheels and canopies much easier. Very good value for money.
Lows: Nothing so far.
Verdict: Highly recommended.
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:72
  Mfg. ID: SM72184
  Suggested Retail: 1.50 from A2ZeeModels
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  PUBLISHED: May 21, 2012
  NATIONALITY: Japan / 日本
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 ]. All rights reserved.



   

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