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


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Pre-Cut Canopy Masks for Various Kits & Scales

1:72 & 1:48 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 resealable clear foil bag with a card header behind and a sheet of instructions sandwiched between them.

 

 

F-84F Thunderstreak Canopy & Wheel Mask (M72049 for Special Hobby)

 

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A-20G/K Havoc/Boston Canopy & Wheel Mask (M72021 for Special Hobby)

 

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Super Mystère B2 Canopy & Wheel Mask (M48021 for Azur Frrom/Special Hobby)

 

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Seafire Mk.XV Canopy & Wheels Mask (M48019 for Special Hobby)

 

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T-2 Buckeye Inside/Outside Canopy & Wheel Mask (M48018 for Special Hobby)

 

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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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