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Spitfire PrXIX Mini Mask
Designed for the Airfix kit
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by: Tim Hatton [ LITESPEED ]


Originally published on:
AeroScale

Contents:

Contained in the small zip sealed transparent bag is:
-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. The black coloured vinyl masks include:

-1 x set of masks for the outside of the windscreen and canopy.
-1x set of masks for the wheels, including the tail wheel.

Although it's not difficult producing your own canopy masks for subjects like this Spitfire, it is difficult producing ones for the wheels. The masks for the wheels alone are well worth the money. 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 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 done, and separate very easily.

Conclusions:

Montex are expanding their range of masks to help you to create a more authentic finish to your model. If you are not convinced take a look at the finished models on the Montex website. Very nicely done Montex.
SUMMARY
Highs: Very useful set of masks, particularly for the wheels. Very good value for money.
Lows: Nothing so far.
Verdict: Highly recommended.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:72
  Mfg. ID: SM72180
  Suggested Retail: 1.50
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  PUBLISHED: Apr 25, 2012
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
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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