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Maketar Mosquito FB.VI Paint Mask Set

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)
£8.99 (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 three subjects sized for the Tamiya's 1/32 Mosquito FB.VI (gun nose) kit.

Maketar Mosquito FB.VI Paint Mask Set

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.