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:

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:

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.

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

© Matt Gannon

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