Montex | K 32036: Bf 109 F-2, F-4 Masks
Reviewed by Mark Proulx
Montex is a new company supplying masks for the 1/32nd scale modeler. At the time of this review, there is no 1/32nd scale Bf 109F available from Hasegawa as indicated by the instructions. However, Aires does offer a 1/32nd scale resin conversion set for the Bf 109G that can be used.
Two aircraft are included with this set. They are:
- Bf 109F-4, “White 5” of 7./JG 54 flown by Uffz. Gerhard Raimann
- Bf 109F-2, “White 6” of 7./JG 54 flown by Oblt. Werner Pichon-Kalau vom Holfe
The small color instructions provide complete painting details for both aircraft. This includes complete four views. RLM color chips are featured. Unfortunately, the instructions make no mention of the references used to create these masks.
The masks provide complete markings for each aircraft. Some masks for the national insignia will have to be used twice. Canopy masks are also included to the extent of supplying masks for the inside of the canopy. As the small crests for “White 6” are very complex, small decals are provided to complete the scheme. The decals are in perfect register.
Montex masks are not for the feint of heart. One slip up and a paint job could be ruined. However, for those modelers that prefer to paint on their own markings these new masks are a welcome addition. Nothing compares to painted markings as this gives the modeler the flexibility to apply faded and weathered markings to suit their needs. At the time of this review, I had not had an opportunity to try these masks. JG 54 had some very colorful schemes applied to their aircraft and I am sure your Bf 109 F will look great when finished.
For a detailed review of Montex masks and how they are used, please refer to Chris Sherland’s excellent review.
Review sample compliments of Design Marketing Intl.
© Mark Proulx 2005
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This review was published on Saturday, July 02 2011; Last modified on Wednesday, May 18 2016