Eduard 1/32 OV-10D Mask Set First Look
|Date of Review||April 2015||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||OV-10D Mask Set||Scale||1/32|
|Kit Number||JX177||Media||Yellow Tape|
|Pros||Easy canopy masking for the Kitty Hawk kit||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$20.00|
As you know, Eduard produces a wide range of aftermarket detail sets for aircraft, armor, and ship kits. When a new and noteworthy kit is released, Eduard will usually follow within a few months with one or more detail sets to enhance that kit. When Kitty Hawk released its 1/32 OV-10D Bronco kit, Eduard soon followed with four nice enhancement sets. These are:
- 32368 OV-10D Exterior Detail Set
- 32830 OV-10D Interior Detail Set
- 32831 OV-10D Seatbelts Set
- JX177 OV-10D Mask Set
In addition to the nice photo-etch and resin detail sets produced by Eduard, we also have these masks made from die-cut Kabuki yellow tape material which provide canopy outline masks and wheel hub masks. The surround masks address the edges of the canopy segments and the remaining open areas must be filled in with liquid mask. While this sounds like a hassle, it is even more difficult to create masks that will conform to different contours without even more hassles. This approach is quick and painless.
This is another nice enhancement that will make painting the Kitty Hawk kit quick and easy. Using this set with the other releases from Eduard will raise the level of detail in this kit to a higher level. I've been waiting tackle the Kitty Hawk kit but I didn't want to start without these sets!
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!