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Black Magic Masks

Cutting Edge

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Numbers, Scale and Price: See table below for details
Contents and Media: Each set contains one adhesive-backed black vinyl die-cut sheet and instructions
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Time saving; admirable range to cover original kits and after-market accessories; will deliver crisp results.
Disadvantages: Will require some practice to master technique.
Recommendation: Recommended to moderately experienced modellers as a way to avoid a fiddly and widely disliked task.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor Productions

 

FirstLook


Cutting Edge add to their already large range of Black Magic Masks.

Their latest releases include:

CEBM32052

MiG-17 Canopy Masks for Trumpeter/Frog

US$5.99

CEBM32054

F-117A Canopy and Wheel Hub Masks

US$5.99

CEBM48395

B6N2 Jill Canopy and Wheel Hub Masks

US$4.99

CEBM48396

F3F-1 Canopy and Wheel Hub Masks

US$4.99

CEBM48397

P-47D Canopy and Wheel Hub Masks

US$4.99

CEBM48415

AH-1T/Z Canopy and Wheel Hub Masks

US$4.99

CEBM48458

F-117A Canopy and Wheel Hub Masks

US$5.99

CEBM72101

B-10 Canopy and Wheel Hub Masks

US$6.99

CEBM72109

Typhoon Canopy and Wheel Hub Masks

US$4.99

CEBM72111

Bf 109G Canopy and Wheel Hub Masks

US$4.99

 

According to Cutting Edge's instructions these sets are designed for "experts" . In reality, these sets will be appropriate for any moderately experienced modeller who already dabbles with cutting their own masks from tape. A little practice may be required to correctly position the masks, and to avoid stretching the vinyl during application. Try practicing with scrap material before committing the first mask to your model!

The wheel hub masks may seem to be a bit of a luxury, but they are inexpensive and certainly easier than measuring and cutting your own circles.

With careful handling, the wheel masks should be re-usable. Due to the high risk of paint bleeding, it will be safest to assume that the canopy masks can only be used once.

These sets will be a handy accessory for the large number of modellers who hate masking!

Recommended.

Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review sample


Cutting Edge Modelworks Resin Conversion Kits are available at Meteor Productions Website


Review and Image Copyright 2000 by Brett Green
Page Created 14 June, 2000
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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