Maketar 1/32 Mosquito FB.VI Paint Mask Set First Look
By Michael Benolkin
|Date of Review||October 2015||Manufacturer||Maketar|
|Subject||Mosquito FB.VI Paint Mask Set||Scale||1/32|
|Kit Number||32078||Media||Die-Cut Vinyl or Kabuki Tape Masks|
|Pros||Excellent alternative to decals||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (GBP)||£7.99 (Vinyl)
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 three subjects sized for the Tamiya's 1/32 Mosquito FB.VI (gun nose) kit.
This set provides window and wheel masks as well as masks for national and distinctive airframe markings for three examples:
- Mosquito FB.VI, HX922, 487 Sqn, EG-F, Hunsdon, 1944
- Mosquito FB.VI, LR303, 305 (Polish) Sqn, SM-A, Lasham, 1944
- Mosquito FB.VI, A52-518, 1 Sqn, NA-Y, RAAF, Borneo, 1945
With the exception of the airframe stenciling, this set replaces the kit's decals with paint stencils for the same markings/subjects. This set includes masks for the four-color RAF roundels and two-color RAAF roundels as well as the major stencils and squadron codes. Window and wheel masks are also included. 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.