Anarchy Models HS Tank Turret Numbers Masks First Look
|Date of Review||September 2015||Manufacturer||Anarchy Models|
|Subject||HS Tank Turret Numbers Masks||Scale||N/A|
|Kit Number||HS-14||Media||Flexible vinyl|
|Pros||Reusable masks/templates||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (BP)||£14.99|
Anarchy Models produces an interesting range of paint masks which have a nice range of possibilities for the scale modeler. Their HS (high speed) line are cut from sheet vinyl and are really templates that are flexible and resuable. Their HD (high detail) line are also cut from vinyl, but these are adhesive masks which have limited reusability, just like similar paint masks from other companies. With the HS masks, they will lay down on a surface but not adhere to it so you won't get as sharp paint definition whereas the HD masks are as sharp as you can burnish the mask to the painted surface.
In this set, we have the HS masks for typical tank turret numbers in 1/35 scale. The set provides two different sized numbers which use an interesting cone mask to deflect overspray. Simply tape the cone up, tape over the number you don't want to use, press the mask template to the locations where you want that number, and spray.
These paint masks/templates provide for some nice alternative numbering for German and Russian armor turret markings which also look more realistic since the full-scale numbers were usually applied with paint templates as well. Give these a try as this set is reusable!
My sincere thanks to Anarchy Models for this review sample!