Eduard 1/32 Mosquito B.IV Mask Set First Look
|Date of Review||July 2015||Manufacturer||Eduard|
|Subject||Mosquito B.IV Mask Set||Scale||1/32|
|Pros||Makes painting the cockpit transparency easy||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$13.00|
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 HK Models released its 1/32 beautiful Mosquito B.IV kit, Eduard had several detail sets released at the same time. These include crew restraint sets, interior detail set, and paint masks. These are:
- 32839 - Mosquito B.IV Seatbelts Fabric
- 32840 - Mosquito B.IV Interior Detail Set
- 32841 - Mosquito B.IV Seatbelts Color Photo-Etch
- JX182 - Mosquito B.IV Masks
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 cockpit transparency masks and wheel hub masks. The surround masks address the edges of the cockpit transparency 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 HK Models 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 HK Models kit but I didn't want to start without these sets!
My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!