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A-3 Skywarrior mask set

Furball Aero-Design 1/48 A-3 Skywarrior Mask Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2014 Manufacturer Furball Aero-Design
Subject A-3 Skywarrior Mask Set Scale 1/48
Kit Number FMS005 Media Vinyl
Pros Provides sharp edges Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $6.99

First Look

Furball Aero-Design produces a nice variety of aftermarket decal sets, and now they've addressed another useful area - paint masks. Here is one of their first releases, a mask set for the Trumpeter 1/48 A-3 (A3D) Skywarrior series. This set provides paint masks that are die-cut from black vinyl to tackle the complex cockpit enclosure on any of the Trumpeter Skywarror releases as well as a set of wheel hub masks.

I've been wanting to tackle the A-3 kit but one of the daunting tasks for me is the pain of masking up that clear enclosure. This set will definitely speed up that process and we'll be giving these a try soon. They've released a number of masks in this first increment so stop by their website (link below) and see what projects they can help you with.

My sincere thanks to Furball Aero-Design for this review sample!