Montex | Masks and Mini Masks News
Reviewed by Matt Gannon
Back in November Montex updated their product inventory with the addition of some fine new products. At the time our forums and members were pretty quick to pick up on these new releases so this update might be old news to some...but maybe you might want to read on ;-). Overall I think its pretty easy to be impressed by Montex's latest releases. They continue to offer new mask sets with colourful and interesting schemes to the modeller who would prefer to spray paint markings on their aircraft. In addition, they have diversified their product line to bring a very welcome resin modification and the combination of mask sets with brass barrels to the large scale plane builder should they wish to go further than simply a set of markings. These are the latest products although new products are already in the wings.
The mini-masks are for painting the canopies both inside and out. There are no national insignias but should make the process of getting perfectly painted canopies less tedious and eye-straining than Tamiya tape application. They are listed as:
MINI MASK 1/32
- SM32100 – Ki-44 SHOKI (HASEGAWA)
- SM32101 – P-40N (HASEGAWA)
- SM32102 – HAWKER HURRICANE (REVELL)
- SM32103 – P-40M (HASEGAWA)
- SM32104 – F-86 SABRE (KINETIC/ITALERI)
The Super Mask sets include masks for all glass canopy surfaces and the main markings for two different aircraft. For those modelers who desire an alternative to the OOB scheme the new super-Masks offer a reliable solution and welcome alternative. I thought I'd also include a few pictures of a local Mustang with similar paint scheme to the K32160 Super Mask set.