Anarchy Models Digi Camo No.2 Masks First Look
|Date of Review||September 2015||Manufacturer||Anarchy Models|
|Subject||Digi Camo No.2 Masks||Scale||N/A|
|Kit Number||HD-05||Media||Adhesive vinyl|
|Pros||High-definition pattern masks||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (BP)||£8.99|
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 HD masks, they will lay down on a surface but not adhere to it so you won't get as sharp paint definition whereas the HS masks are as sharp as you can burnish the mask to the painted surface.
In this set, we have the HD masks for digital camouflage. While the title says set number two, the Anarchy catalog doesn't yet show a set number one so I expect we'll see these digital patterns in different sizes at some point. The smallest width in these patterns is 2mm. To apply, paint your model the base color, apply a number of these shapes in various places on the model, paint the second color, apply more shapes building back the puzzle pattern you see above until you have the number of colors you'd like to portray in your camouflage. With more military aircraft receiving digital camouflage, you can have some fun with a subject of your choice.
These paint masks/templates provide for some interesting possibilities for futuristic camouflage and will be seeing use on a future project.
My sincere thanks to Anarchy Models for this review sample!