Montex | Mask Sets Update for February 2008
Reviewed by Matt Gannon
Montex contacted us in Feburary and are offering an amazing array of mask and resin products for the latest Trumpeter, PCM, Special Hobby and even some older Revell kits. You might notice the odd image missing. Any missing images will be added to this update when they become available but so far no luck. In the interests of completeness I’ve also added some additional images of mask products that LSP didn’t get in the initial product update.
First off are the Mini-Masks which are for painting the canopies both inside and out. There are no national insignias but they 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:
- SM32076 P-47D Bubbletop – Trumpeter
- SM32077 Me 262B-1 - Trumpeter
- SM32078 P-51B Mustang – Trumpeter
- SM32079 P-51B (Malcolm Hood) – Trumpeter
- SM32080 Bristol Beaufighter MkI - Revell
- SM32081 Macchi MC-202/205 – Pacific Coast Models.
Secondly are the Maxi Masks. These contain masks for painting both inside and outside of the canopies, stencils for distinctive paintings, national emblems,tactical and functional symbols (bows, crosses, stars, letters, numbers, chevrons etc.) The list of kits suitable is impressive and as follows:
- M32072 P-39F Aircobra -Special Hobby
- MM32073 F6F-5N Hellcat - Trumpeter
- MM32075 Spitfire Mk22/24 - Revell
- MM32076 P-47D Bubbletop – Trumpeter
- MM32077 Me 262B-1 - Trumpeter
- MM32078 P-51B Mustang - Trumpeter
- MM32080 Bristol Beaufighter MkI - Revell
- MM32081 Macchi MC-202 – PCM
- MM32082 Macchi Mc-205 – PCM
- MM32083 P-39F Aircobra (RAF & RAAF) – Special Hobby
Third in our update are the awesome Super Mask sets. Each Super Mask set includes 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.
In many reviews the decals of many Trumpeter kits come in for some critcism. One excellent method of overcoming that shortcoming and speeding the completion of your model would be to use the Super Mask sets. The mask sets are listed as:
The first Super Mask set, K32122 MiG-3 (early) is a Special Edition for the Trumpeter MiG-3 kit. It includes 30 resin components to modify the Trumpeter kit to an earlier version of the MiG-3. As the MiG-3 is one of Trumpeters lower cost kits, the option of three different paint schemes and a resin conversion might prove to be a real inspiration for a modeler intent on trying a conversion in 1/32 scale. These are images kindly supplied Montex for you to peruse.
The additional Super Mask sets offer a range of attractive and interesting schemes. What I particularly like about masks is the flexibility of painting colours to your taste. With decals you are constrained to the colours that have been produced for application. However, with masks you have the flexibility of changing or tweaking things to suit your own personal taste and the latest research.
- K32123 F6F-5 Hellcat -Trumpeter
- K32124 F6F-5N Hellcat -Trumpeter
- K32125 F4U-1D Corsair –Trumpeter
- K32126 TBF-1C Avenger -Trumpeter
- K32127 P-51D Mustang –Dragon
- K32128 P-51D Mustang – Dragon
- K32129 P-51B Mustang –Trumpeter
- K32130 P-51B Mustang –Trumpeter
- K32131 P-51B Mustang –Trumpeter
- K24045 P-51D Mustang –Trumpeter
- K24046 P-51D Mustang -Trumpeter
In addition to a burgeoning array of masks from Montex the 1/32 scale resin kit of the Hawker Fury was undergoing a few delays in its initial release but is now available from Cammetts in the UK . Here are some detailed preview images supplied by Montex but we hope to have a review on this kit up in the next few months. I’m sure we have another potential multimedia Kit of the Year in the making and its great to see a company of fellow modellers making some esoteric subjects their choice for resin kits.
If you’re after some brief information on the Fury here is some information from Wikepedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker_Fury.
© Matt Gannon
This review was published on Saturday, July 02 2011; Last modified on Wednesday, May 18 2016