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Maketar B-25J Mitchell Paint Mask Set

Maketar 1/32 B-25J Mitchell Paint Mask Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2015 Manufacturer Maketar
Subject B-25J Mitchell Paint Mask Set Scale 1/32
Kit Number 32048 Media Die-Cut Vinyl or Kabuki Tape Masks
Pros Excellent alternative to decals Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (GBP) £9.99 (Vinyl)
£11.99 (Kabuki)

First Look

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 two subjects sized for the HK Models' 1/32 B-25J Mitchell glass nose kit.

Maketar B-25J Mitchell Paint Mask Set

This set provides window and wheel masks as well as masks for national and distinctive airframe markings for two subjects:

  • B-25J-15-NA, 44-29090, 486 BS/340 BG, 6E, as flown by 1Lt Billy McVee
  • B-25J-20-NA, 43-28080, 486 BS/340 BG, 6E, 'Who Cares'

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.