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Pre-Cut Canopy Masks for Various Kits & Scales 1:72 1:48 1:32


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Pre-Cut Canopy Masks for Various Kits & Scales

1:72, 1:48 & 1:32 Special Mask by Special Hobby

 

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Some modellers are a little bit phobic about masking the canopies of our models to keep them crystal clear during the building and painting process, as they can be tricky if you’re inexperienced or a bit ham fisted.  Special Hobby have created their own Special Mask line to help with that, and we’ve got a bundle of them in the review queue in various scales.  Supplied on a sheet of yellow kabuki tape, these pre-cut masks give you a full set of masks for the canopy, with compound curved handled by using frame hugging masks, while the highly curved gaps are in-filled with either liquid mask or offcuts from the background tape.  In addition, you usually get a set of hub/tyre masks for the wheels, allowing you to cut the demarcation perfectly with little effort.  They each arrive in a flat polythene packet with a card header behind and a sheet of instructions sandwiched between them, all held together by a single staple.

 

 

1:72 CH-37 Mojave Canopy & Wheel Masks (M72046 for Special Hobby)

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Kit review here

 

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1:72 Spitfire Mk.22/24 & Seafire Mk.46/47 Canopy & Wheel Masks (M72048 for Special Hobby)

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Kit review here

 

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1:48 AF-2 Guardian Canopy & Wheel Masks (M48014 for Special Hobby)

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Kit review here

 

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1:48 AH-1Q/S Cobra Inside/Outside Canopy Masks (M48016 for Special Hobby)

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Kit review coming soon

 

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1:48 Grunau Baby IIb Canopy & Fabric/Flying Control Surfaces (M48017 for Special Hobby)

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Kit review coming soon

 

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1:32 T-2 Buckeye Canopy & Wheel Masks (M32008 for Special Hobby)

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Kit review coming soon

 

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Conclusion

Pre-cut mask sets save a lot of precious modelling time and don’t cost a ton of money, so they’re always worth picking up, even if you’re not averse to masking.  Add in the new Inside/Outside masks to the mix, and they’re a great boost to realism in my estimation.

 

Highly recommended.

 

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