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P-61B Black Widow

Montex 1/32 P-61B Black Widow Mini Mask Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2013 Manufacturer Montex
Subject P-61B Black Widow Mini Mask Scale 1/32
Kit Number SM32143 Media Vinyl
Pros An essential tool for your 1/32 Hobby Boss kit Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $7.95

First Look

P-61B Black Widow Mini

Montex is a very prolific hobby company from Poland that produces some magnificent resin kits, but is probably best known for their paint masks. Unlike other paint mask products, Montex was one of the first to offer window masks for the inside AND outside of each window/canopy so you can paint both sides of the part, just like the full-scale examples. In addition, Montex offers several series of masks ranging from simple window and wheel masks to complete paint schemes.

In this Mini-Mask release, we have inside and outside masks for all of the transparencies on the P-61B Black Widow sized for the 1/32 Hobby Boss kit. There are a significant number of windows/transparencies on the P-61B and this will certainly be a time-saver. These masks alone will make the project far more enjoyable and get through the job faster.

There have been a few US companies that have attempted to carry the Montex line in the past, it is nice to see Victory Models pick up this line so you can have access to more options that are still in production than some of the previous importers.

My sincere thanks to Victory Models for this review sample!