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Black Magic 
Wheel Hub and Canopy 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


Black Magic Masks continue to expand their already large range.

Their latest releases include:

Scale Item No. Description Price
32 CEBM32055 X-1 Canopy & Wheel Hub Masks for Revell $5.99
32 CEBM32056 Ki-84 Hayate/Frank Canopy & Wheel Hub $5.99
32 CEBM32057 N 1 K2-J Shidenkai/George Canopy & $5.99
48 CEBM48377 F4U-1 "Bird Cage" Canopy & Wheel Hub $5.99
48 CEBM48392 OH-1 3 Canopy Masks for Italeri $5.99
48 CEBM48406 F-22 Canopy & Wheel Hub Masks for Italeri $5.99
48 CEBM48408 F4U-1 D Canopy & Wheel Hub Masks for Tamiya $5.99
48 CEBM48411 AD-5/A-1E Canopy and Wheel Masks for Tamiya $6.99
48 CEBM48416 U-2C Canopy & Wheel Hub Masks for Testors $4.99
48 CEBM48417 OH-58 Canopy & Wheel Hub Masks for $5.99
48 CEBM48418 AH-1 S Canopy Masks for Fujimi $5.99
48 CEBM48419 MD-500 Canopy Masks for Fujimi $5.99
48 CEBM48420 Harrier GR.1 Canopy & Wheel Hub Masks $5.99
48 CEBM48423 Alouette Ill Canopy Masks for Fujimi $5.99
48 CEBM48425 Rafale A Canopy & Wheel Hub Masks for Revell $5.99
48 CEBM48426 Hurricane Canopy & Wheel Hub Masks for Hasegawa $5.99
48 CEBM48430 Me 263A Canopy & Wheel Hub-Masks-for Special Hobby $5.99
48 CEBM48431 P-47D Bubbletop Canopy & Wheel Hub for Hasegawa $5.99
48 CEBM48433 MD-500 Canopy Masks- for Hasegawa $5.99
48 CEBM48435 Hawk T.1 Canopy & Wheel Hub Masks for Preniere $6.99
48 CEBM48436 Spitfire Mk.11 Canopy & Wheel Hub Masks for Revell $4.99
48 CEBM48437 Mirage IV Canopy & Wheel Hub Masks for $5.99
48 CEBM48438 Su-25 Canopy & Wheel Hub Masks for $4.99
48 CEBM48443 Spitfire MK.VB Canopy & Wheel Hub $4.99
48 CEBM48444 Mirage F.1 Canopy & Wheel Hub Masks for Revell $5.99
48 CEBM48445 Harrier GR.3 Canopy & Wheel Hub Masks $5.99
48 CEBM48462 F-7E/MG Canopy & Wheel Hub Masks for $4.99

As discussed in earlier reviews of Black Magic masks, 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 Copyright 2000 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 27 September, 2000
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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