Maketar 1/32 Mosquito B.IV Series II Paint Mask Set First Look
|Date of Review||October 2015||Manufacturer||Maketar|
|Subject||Mosquito B.IV Series II Paint Mask Set||Scale||1/32|
|Kit Number||32077||Media||Die-Cut Vinyl or Kabuki Tape Masks|
|Pros||Excellent alternative to decals||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (GBP)||£6.99 (Vinyl)
Maketar produces a series of paint masks which provide a nice alternative to using decals, especially with this set. In this release, Maketar has engineered a nice set of markings for three subjects sized for the HK Models' 1/32 Mosquito B.IV Series II (glass nose) kit.
This set provides window and wheel masks as well as masks for national and distinctive airframe markings for three examples:
- Mosquito B.IV, DZ637, 627 Sqn, AZ-X, Woodhall, 1944
- Mosquito B.IV, DZ637, 692 Sqn, P3-C, Gravely, 1944
- Mosquito B.IV, DK296, Lend-Lease to Soviet Air Force
With the exception of the airframe stenciling, this set replaces the kit's decals with paint stencils for the same markings/subjects. This set includes masks for the four-color RAF roundels and two-color squadron codes as well as for the single-color Russian stars applied by Britain prior to delivery. Window and wheel masks are also included. These masks will render the major markings on the airframe in paint which makes the job of aging and weathering the markings as well as the airframe far easier/more consistent whithout the problem of washes flowing around the edges of your decal film. Give these a try!
My sincere thanks to Maketar for this review sample.